Welcome to P.S. 172

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

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Upcoming April Events

posted Mar 23, 2015, 11:58 AM by PS 172

Don't miss these exciting events next month and beyond!

  • PTA Elections coming up!  Contact ps172parents@gmail.com for more info.
  • Spring Break: April 3rd - April 10th
  • Zumba FREE EVENT for Parents: Saturdays, April 18th and 25th at 10:00 am
  • Kids Go Green: Saturday, April 18th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, April 28th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Silly Friday: Friday, May 1st, 
  • Cafecito and Parents as Learning Partners, Friday, May 1st, 7:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Read-A-Thon continues: March 20th through May 4th!

Events Next Week

posted Mar 18, 2015, 12:55 PM by PS 172

Don't forget--next week is the March PTA meeting, Silly Friday, and Movie Night! See you there.
  • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30-8 p.m in the Auditorium
  • Silly Friday, Friday, March 27th, Cafecito and Parents as Learning Partners 7:45 am - 10 am
  • Movie Night, Friday, March 27th 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Showing: Hop

Time to Start Thinking About Summer Camp

posted Mar 18, 2015, 12:51 PM by PS 172

'Tis the season to start planning for summer camp! Below is a list of summer camps ideas to get you started. Many of the camps below offer financial assistance. 

If you're interested in applying for the Fresh Air Fund, please see our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Hendrickson, 

YMCA – Ages 4 & up- Ask about a financial scholarship if you need it. With sleep away camps and day camps located in all five boroughs, the Y provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. There are myriad opportunities to focus on sports from soccer to swimming to martial arts, crafts, science and more. Registration for all YMCA camps is currently underway, so get in touch with the outpost nearest you to see what's offered. PARK SLOPE ARMORY YMCAAddress: 361 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Phone: (212) 912-2580 http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/pages/day-camp-guides

The Boys Club of New York – Ages 6 & up- If you've got a son, listen up: This is a nonprofit that runs day camps from Monday, July 6-Friday, August 14 at its clubhouses in Harlem, Flushing and the East Village. Boys engage in a variety of activities, including sports, visual and performing arts, city outings and weekly trips to BCNY’s campus in Martinsville, NJ. The entire session costs $25 for the first kid, $35 for all siblings living in the same home, though there are nominal fees for certain enrichment classes and outings. For current members, registration takes place Monday, March 9 through Thursday, April 2. New members can vie for spots beginning on Monday, April 6. For more info, email info@bcny.org

Riverbank State Park – Ages 7-12- This stunning Harlem Park hosts a day camp that costs $550 for five weeks, Monday, July 6-Friday, August 7. Registration takes place at the park's office fromSaturday, April 18 through Saturday, June 27. Find more info on the green space's Facebook page. This stunning Harlem Park hosts a day camp that costs $550 for five weeks, Monday, July 6-Friday, August 7. Registration takes place at the park's office from Saturday, April 18 through Saturday, June 27. Find more info Office number (212) 694-3634 or https://www.facebook.com/RiverbankStatePark    

The Children's Aid Society – Ages 3-14-  Details on this summer are still being finalized, but the nonprofit usually runs camps at approximately 17 sites in the tri-state area, including country day camps in Westchester and Staten Island, and NYC day camps housed at centers in Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as local schools. Tuition varies by location. In the past, the East Harlem camp has been FREE, while others charged rates around $300 per week and also offered financial aid to those who qualified. Once info for 2015 becomes available, you'll find it on the website. However, if you are interested in a particular location, it's probably best to reach out to that center directly to find out when registration starts.  http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/camps

Oasis – Ages 3-11- Financial aid is also available, and Oasis runs a handful of free camps for students at specific public schools. Oasis runs several camps around the city, including programs near Central Park, in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, around the tri-state area. Participants go swimming, do sports, crafts and performing arts, and go on field trips. Best of all, the kids are outside almost all day, running around, getting dirty, having fun and getting tired. Families can also get discounts for paying early, referring friends and more, and kids can sign up for as little as two weeks.  http://www.oasischildren.com/our-camps/oasis-in-brooklyn-bridge-park/


Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program – Ages 7-12- Full and partial scholarships are available to those who qualify. BCAP is the only camp in the world whose campus includes a garden, a historic house, a nature center, a landmarked park, a library, a zoo and two museums! Campers enjoy a carefully crafted curriculum led by instructors at each site, often combined with behind-the-scenes access. The camp runs Monday, June 29-Friday, August 7.  Only a few spots are remaining in BCAP Summer Camp 2015. Please register ASAP, or sign up for one of our wait lists if your preferred session dates are full. http://www.bklynlibrary.org/bcap

Upcoming Events in March

posted Feb 21, 2015, 12:21 PM by PS 172

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in March:

  • Graduation Pictures, March 12th (Kindergarten and 5th grade cap and gown photos - also some staff photos and 4th Grade Arista)
  • Kids Go Green:  Saturday, March 14th, 11:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
  • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30-8 p.m.  
  • Silly Friday, Friday, March 27th, Cafecito and Parents as Learning Partners 7:45 am - 10 am
  • Read-a-Thon starts: March 30th and runs through May 4th 

  • Movie Night: March 27th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m, Movie: "Hop" 

Parents--Get Moving with Free Zumba at P.S. 172!

posted Feb 21, 2015, 12:17 PM by PS 172

There is a new fitness program going on at P.S. 172 that is just for parents-- FREE Zumba classes are now being offered on Saturdays at 10:00 am. This is a great opportunity to get out, get some exercise, and meet other parents in your school community.

P.S. 172 mom and certified Zumba instructor Ms. Olga Robinson is leading the classes. Come join the fun of moving your body to Latin rhythms!

The next classes will be held in the 29th Street Cafeteria on the following Saturdays:
February 28
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28

Childcare is not available at this time. As always, if you have questions, contact the PTA at ps172parents@gmail.com.

See you there! 

Box Tops Winners!

posted Feb 21, 2015, 12:08 PM by PS 172

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent Box Tops contest. The class that collected the most Box Tops was 2-203; they brought in a total of 1,995 Box Tops! They're the lucky winners of a pizza party. The runner-up was class K-103 with 1,386 Box Tops. 

There are still two contests running throughout the school year, so keep collecting those Box Tops for a chance at the prizes. Here are the details:

For the top selling students: 
  • Top Seller - iPod Shuffle
  • 1st Runner-Up - Barnes & Nobles Gift Card
  • 2nd Runner-Up - Scholastic Books 
For the top selling class:
  • Staples Gift Card awarded to your Teacher
Thanks for continuing to help raise money for P.S. 172!

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UPDATED--Afterschool Enrichment Programs

posted Feb 7, 2015, 11:51 AM by PS 172   [ updated Feb 21, 2015, 1:04 PM ]

**New Information**
Specific dates for each club are now listed on the grids. If you need to mark your calendar or confirm a date, just check the pages hyperlinked below.

Information about all of P.S. 172's current Afterschool Enrichment Programs are now available on a dedicate page found here, After School Enrichment Programs

There are sub pages listing the programs for each grade. Please check back often for reference and additional content about the programs.

As always, the PTA welcomes your feedback. Please feel free to email us with questions and suggestions at ps172parents@gmail.com

Silly Friday--Sports Day!

posted Jan 28, 2015, 7:05 PM by PS 172

This Friday, January 30th, students are encouraged to wear jerseys and shirts from their favorite sports team! Students can research about favorite teams or athletes and share the information with their class. 

Don't forget 7:45 am is Cafecito in the Auditorium and Parents as Learning Partners starts at 8:40 am. 

Cafecito and Parents as Learning Partners--Friday, January 30

posted Jan 22, 2015, 1:09 PM by PS 172

The next Cafecito and Parents as Learning Partners is happening on Friday, January 30. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with other PS 172 parents and teachers at 8:00 am. Afterward, please attend a guided lesson with your child in their classroom at 8:40 am.

Tickets for Father Daughter Valentine Dance On Sale Now!

posted Jan 22, 2015, 1:04 PM by PS 172

The P.S. 172 Father Daughter Valentine Dance is happening on Friday, February 6th, 2015 from 6:00-8:30 pm. This hugely popular event sells out fast, so buy your tickets now! The last day to buy tickets is Friday, January 30th. Admission is $20 per couple. 

All father figures are welcome at this dance--stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and cousins alike! There will be dinner, special dancing performances, door prizes, and more. 

For more information, contact the PTA at 718-965-4200 or ps172parents@gmail.com

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