Students in kindergarten and first grade classes completed their vision screening. Any student that needed glasses had the opportunity to meet with a doctor to get a new prescription and pick out new frames. Families will be notified when the glasses arrive.
The first cycle of enrichment after-school has ended with the exception of a few clubs making up any missed sessions. Contact the main office (718-965-4200) if you have a specific question about your child’s club.
Our After-School academic intervention program began this week for select students. We hope to be opening our Saturday School Program soon. I will keep you updated about the starting and ending dates for the program.
On Wednesday evening, students participated in an enrichment showcase to celebrate all they have learned. It was great to see their creativity and excitement. Thanks to all the parents that came out to celebrate with their child and with all the enrichment students at PS 172.
This week, students in kindergarten, third, fourth and fifth grades participated in a safety city workshop. The instructors pushed into individual classrooms and focused on how to safely cross streets, how to use our senses to check for potential hazards and how to interpret street signs. Students that participated in the workshops were given a “goody bag”. Be sure to check the bags for a flyer that describes how to get your free bicycle helmets!
The Kindergarten Application will be closing next Tuesday, January 21. If your child was born in 2015, you should be applying now. Sign up for Kindergarten admission emails and for the latest updates, including application deadlines and event information.
School will be closed on Monday January 20thfor Martin Luther King Jr. day. On this day of service, we encourage families to spend time together by participating in some wonderful community projects. Look for my letter in your child’s book bag detailing different community events you may be interested in attending.
Last week’s Dance-A-Thon was a big success. Thanks to the PTA for hosting and thanks to all the parents and families that raised money for the event.
This week, PS 172 hosted another legal clinic for families dealing with issues or questions about immigration. I will let you know about any future clinics. Stay tuned for more information.
REMINDER: For the health and welfare or all of our students, it is important to stay up to date on your child’s immunizations. The school will contact the parent of any child who is missing one or more vaccinations. Please schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. Any student not up to date on immunizations runs the risk of being excluded from attending school.
For your calendar:
January 20th– No School – Martin Luther King Jr. day (Day of service)
January 31st– Parents as Learning Partners Day followed by a 9:30 am PTA Meeting