News and Updates

   February 18-22 for Midwinter Recess. Return to school on February 25th.

   📚February 1st through February 8th-The annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser begins next week Information will be sent home soon in folders by the end of this week. It's an amazing way to get your kids reading more and raise money for school enrichments. There will be some pretty awesome prizes including a Kindle Fire, gift certificates to Greenpoint Toy Store, and the student who logs the most reading minutes will get to be Principal For A Day! 

 February 11-15 Respect for All week.  More information will be going home soon!

 Sign into your ‪‎NYCSchoolsAccount‬ to track your child’s NYS English and Math exams results and progress: www.mystudent.ny (Contact your parent coordinator for assistance signing up for NYCSchoolsAccount)

Up coming Community Events


Thursday, February 7, 2019 From 7-8:30 pm, Dupont Senior Housing at  80 Dupont Street. District 14 School Siting Discussion.    Come learn about the update on the siting of the new school in Greenpoint with Council Member Levin and District 14 representatives. Sponsored by Council Member Stephen Levin.

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting :    7 PM  1st Wednesday excluding July, August & December . St. John's Lutheran Church, 155 Milton Street, Greenpoint

 On July 1, 2017 Greenpoint Library closed for rebuild. The new Greenpoint Library & Environmental Education Center is expected to open in  2019.   All Greenpoint Library holds will be available for pickup at Leonard Library starting July 3, 2017. Bookmobile service will be provided near Greenpoint Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm.




Be a Leader - Be the Change

PS 34 Respect for All Week


With Our Habits in Mind!


February 11-15, 2019  

During the week of February 11-15, 2018 public schools across the city participate in Respect for All Week.  Respect for all week is the DOE’s annual week-long call to action to city schools to build, promote, and maintain safe and inclusionary environments on behalf of all of their students, staff, and community members.

This Week PS 34 will celebrate by using the Leader in Me 7 Habits, being proactive with our actions and attitudes to respect one another and the environment, with activities and our clothing.

See below to see what you should wear or what actions you should take to celebrate each day.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Respecting the Environment! Bring it NYC

The BRING IT movement encourages students to reduce plastic waste by taking one action every day:  using a reusable water bottle. This week bring a reusable bottle instead of a disposable plastic bottle or container.

  • By bringing a reusable bottle, one person can keep up to 167 plastic bottles out of our trash each year.
  •  PTA will be selling PS 34 reusable bottles on Eckford Street on Friday, February 8 at dismissal  and Monday February 11, in the morning during arrival time.
  • Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. “I do things that have meaning and make a difference”

Tuesday, February 12, 2018 

Unity Day -(PS 34 Unites Against All Bullying)

  • Attire: Wear our school color blue or PS 34 school shirt to show “Unity”. Together we can stand up to bullying.
  • Parents are invited to attend an information workshop on keeping our children safe on the Internet at 2:45 pm in the STEM Lab.
  • Habit 6: Synergize: “Together is better”

 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 

Hat Day…   Together we can put a “lid” on bullying

  • Attire: Wear your baseball caps,  snow cap or create your own silly, crazy hat and attach a word                that is positive and empowering to you.
  •  Remember to speak up, be proactive and help others who are being bullied.
  •  Students will make and wear anti-bullying bracelets.
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win. “I don’t have to put others down to get what I want.”

 Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Friendship & Acts of Kindness Day  (PS 34  Celebrates the importance of Kindness & Friendship ) 
  • Attire: Wear pink or red in honor of friendship and caring for one another.
  • We challenge you to perform as many kind deeds as you can today. A kindness challenge check list will be handed out to students today. Return the check list to your teacher to receive a special pencil prize.
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win. “I want everyone to succeed. I believe we can all win.”

 Friday, February 15, 2019

Celebrating Cultural Awareness Day   (PS 34 Respects and Appreciates Diversity)

  •  Attire: Wear something that symbolizes or represents your culture or family.
  •  Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood.  “I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints.”       

PS 34 Mission Statement

At PS 34 we are committed to the academic success of every child. The school’s mission is to teach a rigorous academic curriculum, complimented by a wide range of enrichment opportunities, inclusive of the arts, in a supportive and safe environment.  Our students are challenged to become lifelong learners who are well prepared for the demands of the 21st century.  We believe the high expectations of today will nurture successful and productive citizens of tomorrow.  As a community of professional learners we empower our students to grow academically by teaching them critical and analytical thinking skills in full alignment with state and national standards. Supported by and in collaboration with families and community members, we expect students to aim high by addressing the individual needs of diverse learners and by strengthening the development of a well-rounded child who is fully prepared for their educational complexities beyond elementary school.