It is hard to believe this is the last calendar letter for the 2018-2019 school year. It has been a wonderful year in so many ways. I would like to thank our students, parents and staff for making it so successful, thus far.
On Monday, June 3, 2019 our 4th grade students will be taking the written portion of the New York State Science Exam.
The students do not have school on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 for Eid al-Fitr, Thursday, June 6, 2019 for Anniversary Day, and Tuesday, June 11, 2019 for a Clerical Day. Please remember to make arrangements for your child on these days, if needed.
Our 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students had a blast at Field Day. K & 1 will be having Field Day in our schoolyard on Monday, June 10, 2019.
This month, we will be hosting a Relay for Life Dance-a-thon for the American Cancer Society. On Tuesday, June 18th we will be in our school yard to dance in order to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
We are excited that we will once again be having a carnival for the students in the schoolyard on Thursday, June 13th. We have games and prizes planned and it will be a nice opportunity to celebrate the hard work of our students throughout the year. I would like to thank our Parent Association for helping to pay for some of the games we have planned, and for volunteering to manage some of our stations.
The 5th grade Prom will take place at Buckleys on Friday, June 7th during school hours. The children will be taking buses to and from the school. All students will be in school for a regular school day (8:10am- 2:30pm)
Our Stepping Up ceremonies will be as follows: 5th Grade Final Assembly on Thursday, June 20th at 8:45am and Kindergarten on Friday, June 21st at 8:45 am.
We will once again be offering school supplies to be purchased through School Kidz. The school is passing all discounts along to our families. If you are interested in ordering school supplies and having them delivered to the school, please visit the website http://www.shopttkits.com . The schools account number is 76119. The last day to place an order is June 21, 2019.
Please make sure you do not plan vacations during the month of June. Attendance is extremely important and absences could affect your child’s performance in school.
The last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 26th and Report Cards will be distributed then. Dismissal is at 11:30 am. Please make sure you are prompt picking up your child.
In thinking ahead for next year, one of our goals for the 2019-2020 school year will be to improve our overall attendance as a school. With that in mind, I ask that you refrain from taking vacations- trips, or planning days off for the next school year. We will not be able to achieve this goal without your support.
I hope you will continue to visit our school’s website (www.ps255.org) for information about our school.
I would also like to take a moment to thank all of the teachers, paraprofessionals and staff members that work extremely hard on a daily basis to make P.S. 255 such an incredible school. I also want to acknowledge the countless hours the teachers put in to planning and providing a more challenging curriculum for our students in all subject areas. We saw the difference in the classrooms and we hope you were able to see the difference as well.
On behalf of the entire P.S. 255 family we hope you have a wonderful summer. We will see you on Thursday, September 5, 2019 for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.