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 Lion Mascot 

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Upcoming Events

  • Chancellor's Conference Day and Emergency Readiness Simulation

    Thursday, June 6 is a non-attendance for students. 

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  • Clerical Day

    Friday, June 7 is a non-attendance for students. 

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  • School Carnival

    Friday, June 14

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  • Eid-al-Adha

    School Closed Monday, June 17

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  • Junteenth

    School Closed Wednesday, June 19

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  • 5th Grade Promotional Ceremony

    Thursday, June 20

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  • Kindergarten Stepping-Up Ceremony

    Friday, June 21

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  • Last Day of School

    Wednesday, June 26

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NYC DOE 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

Family Welcome Letter 2023

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer filled with lots of laughs and many great memories. We are thrilled to welcome you back to a new year of learning and growing. I hope that we will work as a team to provide your child with the best, well-rounded education possible. Personally, I am grateful that your child is a student in our school. One of the things I look forward to each day is seeing the smiling faces of our students as I walk the halls of our school. I look forward to another year of building strong relationships with you, your children, and your families.

The first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2023. The school day hours are 8:10am- 2:30pm. On the first day of school all students in grade 1-5 will lineup in the school yard. Please look for your child’s class which will be posted around the school yard. This is the same location where students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed each day.

All Kindergarten students will enter through the main entrance at 8:30am and proceed to the auditorium. Parents are required to stay with their child for a orientation. This will give parents the opportunity to see their child’s classroom and meet the teacher.

All students will be dismissed by his/her classroom teacher beginning at 2:20pm. If you have multiple children, please pick up your Kindergarten student first, then get your older children. To ensure your child’s safety, we will only release the students to the individuals listed on your child’s blue card. Please see to it that no cars enter the gates on East 17th Street. Cars entering the gates pose a danger to our students, families, and staff.

This year we will be providing all school supplies for our students. We ask that each child comes to school on the first day with a backpack, folder, notebook, and a pencil. Please be sure all your child’s belongings are labeled with his/her first name, last name, and class.

As a reminder, our school day begins promptly at 8:10am. Beginning Friday, September 8, 2023, our doors will open at 7:40am for any children who would like breakfast. Any student arriving to school after 8:10am will be required to get a late pass. We take attendance and punctuality very seriously and hope you will help get your child to school on time each day.

I would like to provide you with some important dates for the upcoming school year:

  • September 14, 2023- Virtual Back-To-School Night
  • November 2, 2023- Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30pm-2:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm)
  • March 7, 2024- Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30pm-2:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm)
  • May 9, 2024- Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:30pm-7:30pm)

Please continue to check your email as information becomes available.

Lastly, I hope everyone has a wonderful 2023-2024 school year. We look forward to partnering with you to help your child reach his/her fullest potential this year.



Kelly McCann


Family Handbook


The goal of our P.S.255 Family Handbook is to ensure our families are informed of the policies and expectations of our

 Click here to access P.S. 255's Family Handbook 


We hope you find the handbook helpful and we encourage you to provide feed back on how we can improve
in the future.


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Phone: 718-376-8494

Postal Mail: 1866 East 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229