P.S. 172 has been recognized as a “Respect For All - Winning School” for 2019. In 2 weeks, our school will receive our “Respect for All” banner and will be presented with an award at a ceremony on May 7, 2019.
Congratulations to PS 172 first grader, Joandy Camacho-Duran who has been selected from over 1,200 entries to be included in the P.S. Art 2019 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joandy’s drawing of a “Winter Owl” will be on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from June to October, and then will move on to the Tweed Courthouse where it will be on display during the fall semester.
Next week, our school will be visited by the Deputy Chancellor of Instruction for the NYCDOE. The Deputy Chancellor is interested in looking at our work in advanced literacy practices. The visit will last a few hours and will not impact our student’s normal instructional day.
Grade 3-5 students completed their NYS English Language Arts testing this week. The children worked hard and we are proud of their determination! NYS Math testing will begin in the first week of May, following our Spring Break. More information will be sent home about that specific test next week.
Reminder: because of spring recess and the administration of the NYS exams, the school will not host a Parents as Learning Partners event during the month of April. I will forward the date for our next event in a future edition of the weekly notes.
The final day for Saturday school is April 13, 2019. All academic after school programs in grade 1-5 will end (or will have already ended) by the week of April 15th. Please adjust your schedule.
THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK TO COMPLETE PARENT SURVEYS! The deadline for administering and returning completed NYC School Surveys has been extended to Thursday, April 11. All paper surveys must be postmarked by this date. Don’t forget, when you send in your survey, if you bring the sealed envelope to school or bring in confirmation of online submittal your child will be entered into a raffle to win a new iPod touch. ***Mrs. Hendrickson will be contacting you if you have not yet submitted a survey to offer her assistance.
For your calendar:
April 9th – Picture re-takes
Friday April 12th– school spirit “Baseball Day”
Saturday April 13th– PTA’s “Go Green” event 10am-12:00pm & final day of Saturday program
April 18th– all after school programs are cancelled **Please note date correction from last week’s Principal’s notes
April 19th– 26th– school closed for spring recess
April 30th– 5pm leadership team meeting and 6:30pm PTA meeting