Welcome to P.S. 172

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

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Mother Son Dance photos

posted Jun 1, 2015, 1:28 PM by PS 172

A selection of photos from the Mother Son event on May 1st are now up on the Events page. Check it out! Thanks to everyone who came out for a great night!

May Announcements!

posted May 5, 2015, 8:32 AM by PS 172

The warm weather seems to be here to stay! Here are upcoming events and activities in May. Mark your calendars!

  • Soccer Tournaments:  Saturdays:  May 9th and 16th, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8th
  • PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park!:  Sat, May 9th,10 am, Meet at Bartel Prichard Square 
  • Zumba for Parents: Saturdays, May 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 10 am
  • Kids Go Green:  Saturday, May 9th, 11:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
  • Culture Fair: May 13th
  • SLT Meeting:  Tuesday, May 26th, 4:40-6:30 p.m
  • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, May 26th, 6:30-8 p.m.  
  • Silly Friday, Friday, May 29th, PTA Election at Cafecito! Box Tops Contest Ends.  Parents as Learning Partners 7:45 am - 10 am

  • Torneos soccor, los sabados el 9 y 16 de mayo a las 10 -11:30 am
  •  Semana del aprecio del profesor el 4 de mayo – 8 de mayo
  • PTA divirtido correr para recaudar fondos en Prospect Park el sabado, 9 de mayo, 10 am.  Reunirá en Bartel Prichard Square
  • Gratis * Zumba para los Padres: cada sábado: 2, 16, 23, y 30 de mayo a las 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  •  Kids Go Green : Sábado, 9 de mayo de 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • cultura espectáculo:  el 13 de mayo
  • 29 de mayo a las 8 de la manana: Elecciones de la Junta Ejecutiva de la PTA para 2015-2016 en cafecito, padres como compañeros de lectura, viernes entretenido! Box Tops concurso ha terminado.  

April Announcements

posted Apr 15, 2015, 8:25 AM by PS 172   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 8:26 AM ]

Here are some upcoming items to take note of for April.

Yearbook pages for 5th Graders due end of April! Please email Feryal for more information: feryal75@yahoo.com

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Read A Thon starts: March 30th and runs through May 4th

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*Free* Zumba for Parents: Saturdays, April 18th and 25th at 10 am

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*Free* Kids Go Green: Creating Cherry Blossom Flowers with Recycled Egg Cartons.  
Please bring paper egg carton. Saturday, April 18th, 11:30 am - 12:30 p.m.

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Silly Friday, Friday, May 1st, Cafecito and Parents
as Learning Partners 7:45 am - 10 am 

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PTA Executive Board Elections for 2015-2016 Coming Up - please contact 
Naila Rosario and Joy Leonard for more info: joyleonardnyc@gmail.com

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SLT (Student Leadership Team) Elections for 2015-2016 Coming Up – please contact 
Joanna Marks for more info: joannamayfield@gmail.com

Mother/Son Event Coming Up on May 1

posted Apr 15, 2015, 8:19 AM by PS 172

Get your tickets now for the Mother/Son Red Carpet Event on May 1st from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. There will be activity stations, dancing, dinner, photo ops, and a raffle! 

Tickets are $15. No tickets will be sold at the door.

If you're interested in helping, contact Yeidy Angelucci at ps172parents@gmail.com

P.S. 172 Is In the News Again!

posted Apr 7, 2015, 4:00 PM by PS 172   [ updated Apr 7, 2015, 4:05 PM ]

Check out our "In the News" page (left hand column) for a recent New York Daily News story that featured P.S. 172 and third grade teacher Mrs. Tricomi!

Spring Break Starts Soon

posted Apr 1, 2015, 10:59 AM by PS 172

P.S. 172 will be closed for Spring Break between April 3rd and April 10th. School resumes on Monday, April 13th.

On Thursday, April 2nd, all latchkey and after school programs are cancelled. Students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.

Enjoy your time off!

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" 

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