Welcome to P.S. 172

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

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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!


Silly Friday on December 19th!

posted Dec 17, 2014, 1:15 PM by PS 172

This Silly Friday is all about the holidays! Have your child wear their favorite holiday jammies and bring in a favorite holiday book or stuffed animal. Please bring $1 donation to support the PTA's ongoing activities. 

For parents there is a Cafecito at 8:00 am in the auditorium and at 8:40 am join your child in class for Parents as Learning Partners. 

New! Monthly Parent Workshops

posted Dec 11, 2014, 10:41 AM by PS 172

Mr. Spatola and Ms. Gundersen, P.S. 172's Principal and Assistant Principal, recently announced the new monthly Parent Workshops designed to educate parents about curriculum and how to support your child's learning at home. Each workshop will be led by a teacher. 

The letter (in Spanish and English) from Mr. Spatola and Ms. Gundersen contains all the relevant information and is included here for your reference.

Checkout the December schedule and keep your eye out for future schedules. 

These morning workshops are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what your child is learning in the classroom.

 Grade Level    Date/Time    Workshop Focus
 Pre-Kindergarten Wednesday December 10, 2014
The importance of developing fine motor skills and simple, fun ways you can do this at home.
 Kindergarten Wednesday December 10, 2014
Supporting emergent and early leveled reading at home 
First Grade  Thursday December 11, 2014
Supporting your child’s leveled reading work at home 
 Second GradeThursday December 11, 2014
 Engage NY – Exploring strategies to add and subtract
 Third GradeFriday December 12, 2014
8:00-8:40 am 
A parents guide to “New Math”: exploring multiplication strategies 
Fourth GradeTuesday December 9, 2014
8:00-8:40 am 
Engage NY – Exploring multiplication and division strategies 
 Fifth GradeTuesday December 9, 2014
8:00-8:40 am  
Engage NY - Exploring strategies to add and subtract fractions 

parent workshop letter.doc

P.S. 172's Holiday Extravaganza is Almost Here!

posted Dec 5, 2014, 7:45 AM by PS 172

By now you've probably all seen the flyers floating around for P.S. 172's Holiday Extravaganza! On Saturday, December 13th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, P.S. 172 will host a day of family fun!

Bring your family for food, games, art & crafts, pictures with Santa, a silent auction, and the grand raffle! Local vendors will be also be there selling their wares. 

Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Don't miss a very fun day for kids and adults alike! 

TOMORROW! Make Snowflakes with Kids Go Green!

posted Dec 5, 2014, 7:33 AM by PS 172

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 6th, stop by the 29th Street Auditorium for a fun winter activity with Kids Go Green! We'll be making beautiful snowflakes from recycled materials. These make wonderful, festive decorations for any room!

The workshop runs from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. See you there!

The monthly garden committee meeting will be held from 11:00 am - 11:30 am in the same location. For more information, please contact ps172parents@gmail.com

Don't Forget Those Raffle Tickets

posted Nov 26, 2014, 2:14 PM by PS 172

Thanksgiving is a great time to sell raffle tickets. Return stubs in an envelope with your child's name, class, and dollar amount before December 6, 2014. The drawing will be on December 13th.

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