Welcome to P.S. 172

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

News: P.S. 172 Celebrates 100 Years of Academic Excellence!

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Welcome to our web site! You'll find information about our school and community.  Please share your feedback with us on what else you'd like to find here by contacting our site administrator.  

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

No School on Monday, January 19

posted Jan 13, 2015, 8:34 PM by PS 172

School will be closed on Monday, January 19th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

For a full list of upcoming days off, check the complete 2014-2015 School Year Calendar.

Movie Night This Friday -- Rio 2!

posted Jan 13, 2015, 7:51 PM by PS 172

Come by the auditorium this Friday, January 16th from 6:00-8:30 pm for another fun movie night! We'll be watching Rio 2 with glow bracelets! Admission is $3. Hot dogs, drinks, and pizza will be sold separately. 

Kids Go Green Free Event! Saturday, January 10

posted Jan 7, 2015, 10:46 AM by PS 172

paper lantern : yellow and green Chinese lantern on the abstract background Illustration

Kids Go Green is back with the first event in the New Year! 

Come on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm to learn about the Lunar Calendar. Students will making paper lanterns to warm up these dark winter nights. Stay for a story and snacks!


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