In December, visitors from the Astra Center for Innovative Education visited PS 172 in an attempt to learn more about the work we are doing here at the school. They have recently published a blog post describing their experience. The visitors were very impressed with our "commitment to continuous improvement and genuine care for the well being of students and adults alike.” If you are interested in reading the post go to https://www.astra.education/single-post/2020/01/22/A-Beacon-of-Excellence-–-and-Agency-1
The flu season is in full swing! If you are lucky enough not to have gotten sick and would like to stay that way you might want to consider getting a flu shot. The flu vaccine is available at PS 172 free of charge. A letter from the medical center was sent home with your child today with more details.
This spring break, STEM is taking over the city! Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting enrichment and experiential learning programs with STEM Matters NYC. A wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics. The program will be offered at sites all across the 5 boroughs including The New York Aquarium, the New York Botanical Garden and the Prospect Park Zoo. If interested, please apply using the “apply now” link provided in this newsletter.
Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President has sent home a letter to all Brooklyn families reaffirming his commitment to meatless Mondays and requesting feedback from families. Please check your child’s book bag for the letter.
The PTA is sponsoring another FREE movie night. This week students voted on the movie they wanted to see and Aladdin was the winner. So join us tonight at 7pm and watch a movie with friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be sold but admission to the movie is free!
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.