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.  

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

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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

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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!

Thanks to all the Dads who braved the rain to drop off their kids!

posted Sep 16, 2014, 10:35 AM by PS 172

P.S. 172 dads celebrated the statewide Dads Take Your Child to School Day despite a very rainy drop off! Mr. Spatola, the Principal, addressed dads and students at an assembly where children were photographed with their fathers. Participating dads received a certificate of appreciation and a coupon to Modell's. 

Thanks to everyone who came out!

Dads Take Your Child To School: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:11 PM by PS 172   [ updated Sep 16, 2014, 10:22 AM ]

Calling all Dads! Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16, join the statewide Dads Take Your Child to School event. Dads, uncles, brothers, step-dads, and other male caregivers are encouraged to have their picture taken with their kids and join an assembly in the schoolyard. 

Dad Take Your Kids to School Flyer 2014.doc

School is Open but the Little Red Hen performance will be postponed

posted Feb 13, 2014, 4:34 AM by PS 172   [ updated Feb 26, 2014, 10:03 AM ]

School will be open today 2/13/14 but tonight's performance of the Little Red Hen will be postponed due to the weather.  Another date will be announced soon.  Thank you.

Join us for a Special Evening!

posted Jan 30, 2014, 8:24 AM by PS 172   [ updated Jan 30, 2014, 9:15 AM ]

P.S. 172 Celebrates its 100 years of Excellence!

posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:17 PM by PS 172   [ updated Feb 26, 2014, 10:06 AM ]

On February 12th at 9:00 am, P.S. 172 will celebrate our 100th year of educating Brooklyn's children. Our students and teachers have been hard at work studying what life was like in 1914. The auditorium will be transformed into a museum showcasing the projects completed by students at all grade levels. At the assembly, students will unveil a P.S. 172 time capsule, model fashions from the decades, and perform dances and music from 1914. 

Following, on February 13th at 6:00 pm our students will perform "The Little Red Hen" set on a farm in Brooklyn 100 years ago. 

We hope you can join us for the festivities to celebrate the ongoing achievements of P.S. 172 students!

Freaky Friday Movie Night / Harvest Festival

posted Oct 10, 2013, 8:46 AM by PS 172   [ updated Feb 26, 2014, 10:07 AM ]

Join us October 25th and 26th at P.S. 172 for two fun-filled family events!

Help support 5th Grade Graduation on Friday the 25th of October from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Join us in the P.S. 172 auditorium for Freaky Friday Movie Night. Admission is $3.00 per person in advance ($4.00 at the door). 

On Saturday the 26th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm bring the whole family to our second annual Harvest Festival located in the P.S. 172 Schoolyard.  This year's festival will feature pony rides, face painting, music, and games. A fun time for the whole family!

Visit us at our facebook page: www.facebook.com/PS172BROOKLYN 
for frequent updates and more information or drop by the PTA office anytime!

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