Monthly Message From Our Principal, Mrs. McCann
Monthly Message From Our Principal,
Our 2016-2017 school year is off to a wonderful start, thanks to all of our students, staff, and parents working together as a family, like we always do. I want to publicly thank the members of our Parent Association, for helping us at arrival and dismissal time, ensuring that all of our students are at their destinations safely in the morning, and are dismissed in an orderly fashion in the afternoon.
School will be closed on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th for Rosh Hashanah. School will also be closed on Monday, October 10th, for Columbus Day and Wednesday, October 12th, for Yom Kippur.
On Wednesday, October 19th at 8:30 am, we are having a PA Meeting followed by an ESL parent workshop entitled, “School Survival Skills.”
Our Parent Association works tirelessly on behalf of all of our students. If you have not done so yet, please return the Parent Association dues membership envelope. Throughout the year, the Parent Association sponsors several fund raisers.
On Friday, October 21st, we are having our first Assembly Performance of the year, being given by class 3-306. Parents are welcome to attend all performances, too. Check the monthly calendar, so that you know in advance when you’re “going to the theater.” Our children, under the guidance of their teachers, put on spectacular performances. It’s a treat to be there!
On Wednesday, October 26th we are having Picture Day. If you are interested in having your child’s picture taken, please be sure to return the picture envelope to your child’s teacher on picture day.
Become a Learning Leader! Learning Leaders is a program in which you will be trained to help and volunteer at P.S. 255. There are two mandatory training sessions, the first training session will be held on: Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, in the library and the second session will be held on Thursday, November 10th. You must attend both sessions. Please contact Mrs. Beth Rocco, Parent Coordinator for more information.
On Monday, October 31st at 1:15 pm, we will be having our Annual Halloween Parade. Please send your child to school on October 31st with the costume of his/her choice, but remember not to send any props or masks. Also, make sure that the costume is age and grade appropriate for an elementary school child. All parents are welcome to either march with their child’s class or wave to all of us along the parade route, which will be in the schoolyard and in front of the building. Looking forward to seeing all of you there to enjoy a fun filled time with your child, as well as with all of our children.
I must remind you that you must always bring photo I.D. with you when entering our school building. Even if you have been called by the school to pick up a sick child, for example, you must always bring proper photo I.D. This is for the protection of all of us at P.S. 255. We’d much rather be safe than sorry.
Mrs. Beth Rocco, our Parent Coordinator, will be creating our Parent Calendar again each month. If there is anything that you would like to see included, please contact her. Monthly menus, from the cafeteria, as well as any important information are posted by Mrs. Rocco on our website, www.ps255.org.
Please keep in mind our arrival procedures for our students. Students in grades 4 and 5 enter the building through exit 7, which is the front door closest to Moore Place. Any student that would like breakfast will go to the cafeteria immediately upon entering the building. Our 4th and 5th grade students wait in the gymnasium for their teachers. Kindergarten through 3rd grade enter the building through the main entrance and go to the cafeteria if they are having breakfast. Our 1st graders lineup in the cafeteria, our 2nd and 3rd graders wait for their teachers in the auditorium while kindergarten students are supervised in the hallway until the teachers pick them up at 8:10 am.
School begins at exactly 8:10 am. Any child who enters the building after 8:10 am will be detained in the front lobby, until all of our students have gone up with their teachers. Any child that arrives late for school MUST be signed in at the door by his/her parent before proceeding up to his/her class. Please make sure to bring your child on time! When children are late, it upsets them for the rest of the day and they can’t absorb as much as they should during their class time. All latenesses will be reflected on report cards and permanent record cards. Children who are consistently late will not be able to: attend Awards Assemblies, be selected as Student of the Month, attend Special Assemblies, etc. Lateness is something that can be avoided. Please let’s eradicate this problem.
At dismissal, please be sure to meet your child at his/her exit no later than 2:25 pm. If children are not picked up on time, they will not be eligible to attend afterschool programs in the school. When picking up your child, please do not crowd the exit doors. We must insure the safety of our students and would greatly appreciate your assistance.
Looking forward to seeing you at the various parent meetings and functions we are holding this month. Thanks for all of your support and cooperation. My door is always open, if you want to discuss anything with me.
Very truly yours,
Back to School Basics
Back to School Basics
For New York City students and their families, this page is a one-stop, back-to-school shop with important information to get ready for the first day of school and a fantastic school year. You can also download a copy of the Achieve NYC Back to School Basics PDF to read and share.
Read the Achieve NYC Guide to learn more about City public schools and the NYC Department of Education’s efforts to ensure Equity and Excellence for All.
Lea Nueva York Aprende, la guía de las escuelas públicas de la Ciudad Nueva York, para aprender más sobre las escuelas y del esfuerzo que realiza el Departamento de Educación para asegurar Equidad y Excelencia para Todos.
সিটি পাবলিক স্কুলসমূহ এবং সমতা ও সকলের জন্য উৎকর্ষ নিশ্চিত করার উদ্দেশ্যে এনওয়াসি ডিপার্টমেন্ট অভ এডুকেশনের প্রচেষ্টা সম্পর্কে আরও জানতে নিউ ইয়র্ক সিটির পাবলিক স্কুলসমূহের অ্যাচিভ এনওয়াইসি গাইড পড়ুন
إقرؤوا دليل الإنجاز للمدارس العامة بمدينة نيويورك للتعرف على المزيد عن المدارس العامة بالمدينة وجهود إدارة التعليم لمدينة نيويورك لضمان المساواة والتفوق للجميع.
Ознакомьтесь с путеводителем «К вершинам знаний, Нью-Йорк!» и вы узнаете о работе Департамента образования г. Нью-Йорка по обеспечению равных возможностей и отличного образования во всех муниципальных школах.
شہر کے پبلک اسکولوں اور سب کے لیے مساوات اور عمدگی کے لیے نیو یارک شہر محکمئہ تعلیم کی جدوجہد کے بارے مزید جاننے کے لیے نیو یارک شہر پبلک اسکولوں کی اچیو این وائی رہنمائی کو پڑھیں۔
Tanpri li Gid Siksè Vil Nouyòk yo pou jwenn plis enfòmasyon sou lekòl leta vil la ak sou efò Depatman edikasyon Vil Nouyòk ap fè pou garanti egalite ak ekselans pou tout timoun.
NYC : Pépinière de la réussite. Un guide complet des établissements scolaires publics de la Ville de New YorkLisez le guide NYC: Pépinière de la réussite, pour en savoir plus sur le système scolaire public de la ville et les dispositifs mis en place par le Département de l’éducation de NYC pour assurer excellence et équité pour tous.
뉴욕시 공립학교 및 공평과 모든 학생의 우수성을 보장하기 위한 뉴욕시 교육청의 노력에 관해 더 알아보시려면 뉴
Special Education Post-Review Announcement
The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education completed a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review P.S. 255 during the 2015-2016 school year. This review examined the district's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.
The review was conducted by the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office. The review process involved a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations, interviews of parents and staff surveys. Meetings of the committee on special education were also observed.
A copy of the report may be reviewed from the Superintendent's office, located at 5619 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234.
College Awareness Day!
Our 5th graders won the Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Holocaust Memorial Contest!
Colorful Cory...our school mascot!
Pre-K Education in DancePS 255 The Barbara Reing School
Picture Day!PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
Student Council MeetingPS 255 The Barbara Reing School
Learning Leaders Parent Training - Session IParent training for volunteering in our classrooms! Session II will be on Thursday, November 10th. You must complete both training sessions. See Beth Rocco, Parent Coordinator for more details.PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
Assembly Performance - Class: 5-301 & 5-303All Parents and Guardians Welcome!PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION ABOUT CONSENT TO RELEASE INFORMATION FOR MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Our schools can receive additional funding for some of the services that are provided to students, like your child, who have individualized education plans (IEPs). In order for our schools to receive this funding, you previously signed a consent to (1) access and provide to the state and federal Medicaid programs personally identifiable information from your child’s special education records about the special education evaluations, programs and services that are provided to your child and (2) access your child’s Medicaid benefits to pay for these services. This letter of annual notification is to remind you that by previously signing this consent, you understood and agreed that the New York City Department of Education may access your child’s public benefits or insurance to pay for special education services provided to or on behalf of your child. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that our schools receive as much funding as possible for the critical supports that are provided to our students. Sincerely, Carmen Fariña Chancellor ---
What information about my child will be provided to state and federal Medicaid programs? The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) will provide information about the special education evaluations and services provided to your child. This information may include the IEP, progress notes, attendance records, evaluations and other records and information about evaluations and services provided to your child. Is there any cost to me or to my family? There is no cost to you or your family. You will not be required to incur any expenses, premiums, costs or copayments for the provision of these services. The services that are provided to your child in and outside of school will not be affected in any way. If your family receives Medicaid benefits, your coverage will not be canceled, the lifetime coverage in place will not decrease and services that your family receives will not be affected in any way by the accessing of Medicaid benefits. You will not be required to sign up for or enroll in Medicaid for your child to receive the services on his/her IEP. You will not risk the loss of eligibility for home and community based waivers, if any, that are based on your total health-related expenditures. Can I change my mind about allowing the NYC DOE to access my child’s information and submit claims to the Medicaid program and revoke my consent? Yes - you may change your mind about this consent at any time. To change your decision, contact your child’s school and request to complete a new Medicaid consent form. The NYC DOE must still provide special education and services to your child at no cost to you even if you withdraw your consent at a later date.
We set a record for the most kids doing the "cha cha slide" at once!
Check out our amazing "stop-motion animation" with Puppetry in Practice!
Rezoning of District 22
Community District Education Council-22 would like to share the attached updated rezoning presentation with the Community. The Office of District Planning has also made it available on their website.