• You're Invited: Multicultural Potluck on 11/17!

    The Fifth Grade Council is thrilled to invite you and your family to our multicultural potluck. Join us in recognizing and celebrating the many cultures represented at P.S.172. Interested in bringing a dish from your culture? Email! There is a suggested donation of $5/family, but no one will be turned away at the door. All are welcome!

    P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence
  • Enrichment Clubs Have Started!

    Don't forget to bring your pass when picking up your student.

    Basketball with Asphalt Green and Gymnastics with GymStars pick up in the gym.

    Can't remember if your student's club is on this week? Find a list of all club meeting dates here.

    P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence
  • D15 Virtual Middle School Fair

    5th Grade families, 

    Join District 15 on October 26, 2023 for a virtual Middle School Information Fair. Come to learn about what D15 Middle School have to offer your children. Learn about D15 middle school programs, enrichment opportunities and more! See flyer for details. 

    P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence
  • Enrichment Clubs Have Been CONFIRMED!

    Students received a letter confirming if they were accepted to the club on Oct 3rd.

    Payments are due Oct 11th, and can be completed by cash, check or online.

    **Scholarships are available! Please call Mrs Hendrickson in the main office by Oct 9th***


    P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence
  • Our New Family Communication System is Up!

    We are happy to share that our new family communication system, Talking Points, is up and running! We will no longer be using ClassDojo.

    Guardians received a text message to connect to Talking Points. You can choose to use Talking Points by downloading the mobile app, or you can opt to receive text messages.

    Once connected, you will receive messages and important updates from your child's teacher and from the school administration. Being connected ensures you receive timely information about school events and announcements.

    If you have not received messages and need help connecting to Talking Points, or if you'd like to add another guardian using your existing Talking Points account, please look for the form sent home in your student's backpack the week of Oct 2nd. If you did not receive the form, please email

    Thank you!

    P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence
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November News

  • DOE School Closures - Nov 23-24 (Thanksgiving)
  • School IS in session on Nov 10th
  • Our new family communications system, Talking Points, has launched! Please see announcements for more information. Having issues with the new system? Email