Announcements

  • PTA Meeting

    Hello Parents, Happy New Year!
    Join us for our monthly Parent-Teacher Association meeting tomorrow Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.

    On the Agenda:
     Welcome & Light Breakfast
     Cool Culture
     Kindergarten Admissions
     5th Grade Graduation Pictures
     Attendance Breakfast
     Winter Dance
     College Awareness Day
     Parent-Teacher Conferences
     Q&A
     “ABA Therapy” Workshop presented by Simcha Bendet
    FREE RAFFLE – Amazon Gift Cards
    PTA meetings are a great opportunity to learn about important news and important events at school. Hope to see you there!
     
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  • Happy New Year 2020!

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  • Friendly Reminder!

    Good Morning parents,
    Just a few friendly reminders:
    *PreK and Kindergarten- Please pick up your Cool Culture Family Pass before Friday, December 20th. Museums all over the city will be having activities during the Winter Recess and you get FREE admission to this events. Don't miss out on the opportunity.
    *All grades- Please review the dates and times for the Holiday performances. Hope to see you there!
    *All grades and Staff members- PTA Holiday Sale will be on Tuesday, December 17 and Wednesday, December 18 during lunch periods. Please support the PTA.
    Thank you for your time.

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  • PTA Meeting

    Join us for our monthly Parent-Teacher Association meeting tomorrow Friday, December 6th at 8:45 a.m.

    On the Agenda:
     Welcome & Light Breakfast
     Kindergarten Tour
     Pajama Day
     PTA Holiday Sale
     Holiday Shows
     Winter Recess
     Mental Health workshop presented by Mixteca Organization
     Q&A
    FREE RAFFLE – Two $25.00 Gift Cards and Kensington Knight T-Shirts
    PTA meetings are a great opportunity to learn about important news and important events at school. Hope to see you there!

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  • Breakfast in the Classroom

    Dear Parents,

    Is the morning rush at your house a mad dash to get out the door with your children barely having time to grab their homework, much less eat a nutritious breakfast? If this sounds familiar, you will be relieved to know that getting that important morning start will no longer be a challenge.

     

    Beginning on December 9, 2019 your child can take part in an innovative program called “Breakfast in the Classroom.” Just as the name implies, a nutritious breakfast will be served to each student, right in the classroom, every school day. Students will have an opportunity during the first 10 minutes of class to eat breakfast with their classmates and get the fuel they need to be ready to learn. Breakfast is still FREE.

     

    The direct impact of breakfast on academic performance has been well documented and we are happy to be working with the Office of Food and Nutrition Services to bring you this proven approach to creating classroom environments that promote maximum learning.

     

    How does Breakfast in the Classroom work?

    Each day, breakfasts are packaged in unitized meals by OFNS staff.  Once in the classroom, students eat at his or her desk while the teacher takes morning attendance, does review work and reads announcements. Breakfast normally takes about ten minutes. Trash is put into a trash bag provided by OFNS. The bags are then collected and returned to the kitchen, no food is left inside the classroom.

     

    What foods are served in Breakfast in the Classroom?

    Milk is offered daily, as is fruit or juice. Entrees are nutritious and easy to eat quickly. Meals often include popular breakfast items such as cold cereal, bagels and string cheese. The nutritional value of the Breakfast in the Classroom meal is studied specifically to be the same as the traditional breakfast that was served in the Cafeteria.

     

    What are the advantages of Breakfast in the Classroom?

    Traditional breakfast in the cafeteria does not meet the needs of many students. Only one quarter of the students who eat lunch at school eat breakfast at school. Research shows that students who do not eat a nourishing breakfast are not able to concentrate well, become irritable more quickly and show hunger-related symptoms such as headaches and stomachaches. When breakfast is moved into the classroom and served to everyone, every student is able to start the school day ready to learn without hunger-related disruptions.

     

    Share this exciting news with your child and be ready on December 9, 2019 for the start of this new program! As this program rolls out, we would like to hear your feedback on how it’s going and areas for improvement. Please email, the District Supervisor, Ender Gozler (EGozler@schools.nyc.gov) with any questions, comments or suggestions.

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  • PTA Meeting

    Join us for our monthly Parent-Teacher Association meeting TOMORROW Friday, November 1st at 8:45 a.m.

    On the Agenda:
     PTA Snack Sale
     Title 1 Election
     Meadow Farm Fundraising
     Winter/Christmas Holiday Family Pictures
     2019 NYC Gifted & Talented Admissions
     Book Fair
     Parent-Teacher Conferences
     Thanksgiving Recess
     Q&A
     Vision Zero Workshop
    FREE Raffle - Two $25.00 Foodtown Gift Cards
    PTA meetings are a great opportunity to learn about important news and important events at school. Hope to see you there!

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  • Pumpkin Patch

    Thank you to all the P.S. 179 community for making this year's Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser a success! A special congrats to our lovely winners of "Guess how many pumpkins?" game during recess. Thank you Ms. Susan, school aide for organizing this fun game for our students.🎃
     
     
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  • Meadow Farms Fundraising

    Meadow Farms Fundraising. Help raise money for Ipads and Kindles for our classrooms! Sale starts: 10/30/2019 Sale Ends: 11/18/2019. Parents please take a few minutes to review the sale catalog that was distributed to your child today. You can also shop online and have items ship directly to your home. Your school store’s link is: https://shop.meadowfarms.com/index.asp?PID=8005408
    Please share the link with all your family and friends. Thank you!

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  • Save the Date!!!

    SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, November 9th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The PTA will be hosting "Family Winter/Christmas Holiday Picture Day! Super Saver Package (16 pictures) for only $25.00!!! Order forms and more information, to be distributed next Monday.

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  • 2020 NYC GIFTED & TALENTED ADMISSIONS GUIDE

    The guides were distributed today to the PreK, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. Sign up for G&T testing. If you want to have your child tested for admission to Gifted & Talented programs, you will need to submit a G&T Request for Testing (RFT) form by November 12, 2019. Testing takes place in January and February. Students entering grades k to 3 in September 2020 are eligible to take the G&T test. Please review the guide. If you have additional questions, please see me in room 206. Have a thoughtful Thursday!
     
     
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