Welcome to P.S. 172

Mr. G Jack Spatola, Principal  *  Ms. E. Gunderson, Assistant Principal

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Help Earn Money for P.S. 172 on October 28 at 6:00 pm

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How would you spend $25,000 at P.S. 172?

What is it like to live and raise a family in Brooklyn?

How can companies engage with families in a meaningful way?

Help answer these questions and more during a special meeting with the PTA. On Tuesday, October 28th, Red Thread, a small business that specializes in market research through relationship building, is hosting a meeting for P.S. 172 parents. The school will receive $25,000 of goods and services, but we need parents to come and offer suggestions on how we can use the money!

For each parent that participates, the PTA will receive $5 (up to $5,000) to be used for enrichment. We need to have 100 parents participate, so please come out!

From 6:00 - 6:30 pm there will be food, drinks, and socializing. From 6:30 - 8:30 pm there will be discussion and idea sharing. This meeting will be held in the auditorium.

Light snacks, refreshments, and limited childcare will be available. Translation will also be provided.

**Please note, this meeting replaces the regularly scheduled PTA meeting. The next PTA meeting is on November 18 at 6:30 pm.

Enrichment Choices due tomorrow, 10/16

posted Oct 15, 2014, 11:07 AM by PS 172

Don't miss out on the opportunity for your child to attend an enrichment activity after school! Send in your top three choices on the form that was recently sent home by tomorrow, Thursday, October 16th!

We Need Boxtops!

posted Oct 9, 2014, 9:37 AM by PS 172

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. P.S. 172 is running 3 Box Tops contests!

The first contest runs all year long and is for individual students. At the end of the school year, the three students with the most Box Tops will win 1st prize, an iPod Shuffle; 2nd Prize, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card; or 3rd Prize, Scholastic Books. 

The second contest is the class contest. This contest begins now and runs until January 9th, with the class that collects the most Box Tops winning a pizza party! 

The third contest will be for the teachers. The class bringing in the most Box Tops will win their teacher a Staples gift card.

The individual Box Tops will count for all three contests. You can find a collection sheet here or print from the Box Tops website.

As a school, our goal is to raise $2,000, so please ask your family, friends, and co-workers (where appropriate) to help you collect!

Thank you for helping to support our school and good luck!

Box Tops Halloween Collection Sheet


Box Tops Announcement, In Spanish


Green Apple Day of Service, Tomorrow! Rain or Shine!

posted Oct 3, 2014, 12:58 PM by PS 172

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for the Green Apple Day of Service. Parents and students will be cleaning up the school's green spaces, including our rooftop garden, in preparation for winter. 

The Green Apple Day of Service gives communities the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through local service projects and events.

For more information, contact ps172parents@gmail.com This event will take place rain or shine! See you there!

PTA Agenda from September 30 Meeting

posted Oct 3, 2014, 12:53 PM by PS 172

Thanks to everyone who came out for P.S. 172's first PTA meeting for the 2014/2015 school year! We hope to increase parent involvement this year, so please plan to join us at the end of October for the next meeting. More details to come!

The agenda from the 9/30 meeting is here in case you weren't able to make it to the meeting. There are lots of ways to be involved, from becoming a PTA officer to joining the School Leadership Team. The PTA has lots of fun activities planned for this year. Keeps checking this site to get all the details. 

The PTA Executive Board members and their contact information is also included. Please contact Joanna Marks if you're interested in filling one of the open positions.

Thanks for getting involved to help our school!

September 2014 Agenda


Executive Board Contact Info - 2014-2015



Middle School Fair tomorrow, October 2

posted Oct 1, 2014, 10:58 AM by PS 172

4th and 5th grade parents are invited to the Middle School Fair happening tomorrow, October 2nd from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the auditorium. Come and learn more about District 15 middle schools.

P.S. 172's Math and Science Curriculum Praised by Inside Schools

posted Sep 30, 2014, 11:12 AM by PS 172

Inside Schools included P.S. 172 on their list of 15 favorite elementary schools for math and scienceInside Schools praised, among other things, the chemistry lesson where students make their own toothpaste and the way teachers adapt math problems for learners at different levels.

Congratulations to our dedicated science teacher Ms. Powierski and all the excellent math teachers!

First PTA Meeting Tonight! 6:30 pm

posted Sep 30, 2014, 6:29 AM by PS 172   [ updated Sep 30, 2014, 11:03 AM ]

Parents, please join us tonight for the first PTA meeting of the year. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and is held in the auditorium. There is childcare for your children in the gym.

PTA meetings are a great way to connect with other parents, learn about upcoming programs, and get involved with the school.

We hope to see you there!

Teacher's Breakfast, A Chance to Say Thanks

posted Sep 22, 2014, 7:41 PM by PS 172

With school in full swing, we know just how hard our teachers work for our children. The PTA would like to give a hearty thank you to our teachers for all the time, effort, talent, and countless hours they give to our kids. We would also like to mention the kind and generous community support in making this year's teacher's breakfast possible from local vendors, including:
  • Express Coffee Shop on 5th Ave
  • Tasty Deli and Restaurant on 4th Ave
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • C-Town
Here's to another great year at P.S. 172!



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Get Ready for Box Tops for Education!

posted Sep 22, 2014, 6:44 PM by PS 172

P.S. 172 will once again be participating in the Box Tops for Education program to help raise money for our school. The process is simple: Look for Box Tops on hundreds of products, clip them, and send them in on the sheets that will be sent home with your child. Some of the products where you'll find Box Tops are Cheerios, Cascadian Farms cereal, Kleenex, Ziploc products, Yoplait, Hefty, and many more! For a complete list, check here

Students who bring in the most Box Tops can also earn prizes. We've had great participation in past years and we thank you in advance for helping us to raise even more funds for P.S. 172. Stay tuned for more information about sending in your Box Tops. Until then, start clipping!

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