Our second cycle of academic after school sessions will begin during the week of January 13th. Students will be invited to the program by their teacher based on their specific academic needs. If your child is selected, they will bring home a permission slip for you to sign next week.
Our first enrichment after school cycle is coming to an end. The final date for Monday clubs is January 6th, Tuesday clubs will end January 7th, Wednesday clubs will end on January 15th, Thursday ends January 9thand Friday clubs will hold their final session on January 10th. There are a few exceptions to these end dates. Your child will receive a notice with specific information. Club end dates will also be posted on our school calendar. Go to www.ps172.org for additional information.
The PTA’s Dance-A-Thon will be held on January 10, 2020 from 7pm – 9pm. The PTA will use the proceeds from this event to support our school’s next cycle of enrichment after-school programs. I urge you all to show your support, put your dancing shoes on and join us for a great time! Check class dojo for additional details or contact the school at 718-965-4200.
Another reminder: Kindergarten registration began on December 11th. The deadline to submit an application is January 21, 2020. Parents and/or guardians will be able to submit applications online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. Parents are invited to check out the NYC DOE kindergarten page for more information. Go to https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/kindergarten****Please note, students currently enrolled in a PS 172 Pre-k program must submit a kindergarten application. Pre-K students are not automatically registered for kindergarten.
The construction of our new gymnasium is progressing rapidly. The foundation has already been dug out and the footprint of the new building has been established. Thankfully, the building has been constructed to maximize the remaining space in the school yard, ensuring that our students will still have access to both indoor and outdoor play.
In other construction news, K-201 has a brand new floor and the nurse’s office will have a new floor installed this weekend. PS 172 student bathrooms are due for a complete overhaul and work is expected to begin and end in this school year. I will keep you posted on any potential start dates.
The new games that were purchased for “indoor recess” have arrived and students have already had an opportunity to play. Two giant sized connect 4 games, 3 table hockey games, 5 “Simon” games, several sets of extra large dominos and 8 packs of super sized playing cards are available. Additional copies of checkers, tic tac toe, Uno cards and Perfection board games are still on order and will be made available to students in the cafeteria as soon as they arrive.
January calendar dates:
January 10th– Dance-A-Thon
January 15th– School Leadership Team meeting at 4pm
January 20th– No School – Martin Luther King Jr. day (Day of service)