For those families that will observe the holidays of Easter or Passover during the coming spring break, we wish you a happy celebration! We hope families use the coming spring break to relax, rejuvenate and spend time with family and friends. This year’s spring break will begin tomorrow, April 19th and end on Friday April 26th. School will resume on Monday April 29th and all after school programs will be in session on that day.
Great news for PS 172! This year, PS 172 has been included in the first round of funding to support the construction of a brand new gymnasium! The funding for this program is part of the Mayor’s initiative. The building will be constructed in our school yard. The school’s playground will not be affected and the building will be constructed so as to retain as much as the current play space as possible. The gymnasium will feature a full sized basketball court, its own bathrooms and water fountains and will be heated and air conditioned. Construction is tentatively set to begin sometime in the fall. I will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Enrichment clubs are coming to an end for the 2018-2019 school year. Most clubs will end in early May. Please look for additional information when we return to school from spring recess.
Middle School results are in! Parents can log on to https://www.myschools.nyc/en/to check on their child’s middle school acceptance. If you have not been able to access the information through the website, please call our guidance counselor, Mrs. Garcia for more information. If for some reason, you are unhappy with the middle school your child was placed in, families have the option of submitting an appeals round application online in MySchools or in-person at their elementary school.
Last week a notice went home to families that celebrate Ramadan. Please read the letter, respond to the questions, and return your responses to school. Parent feedback will help us make plans to support our students appropriately. If you did not receive the notice, kindly contact the main office at (718)965-4200. We will be happy to send you an additional copy.
NYS Math testing will begin in the first week of May, following our Spring Break. A notice containing specific information about the test as well as tips for testing was sent home this week. If you did not receive this letter and would like a copy sent home, kindly contact the school at 718-965-4200.
Our school is hosting a 2 day “math camp” for specifically selected students in grades 3-5. If your child was selected for the program, please make sure they are here on time. The program will run on Tuesday and Wednesday- April 23rd and 24thfrom 9:00am – 12:00 pm. Breakfast will be available for students on those days beginning at 8:30am. All students will be dismissed from the program through the main 4thavenue exit.
For your calendar:
April 19th– 26th– school closed for spring recess
April 30th– 5 pm leadership team meeting and 6:30pm PTA meeting