News and Updates
School will be CLOSED: September 21 & 22 for Rosh Hashanah
September 19, 2017: Dad's Take Your Child to School Day! Event at PS 34, 8:30 am, Eckford Street School Yard/Cafeteria. (Dads Take Your Child to School Day Flyer.pdf )
September 19, 2017 : PTA Meeting and Secretary Election @ 6:15 pm
First Day of School is September 7, 2017
View BackToSchoolNYC guide to help you and your family get ready for the exciting year ahead: schools.nyc.gov/backtoschool
NYS English and Math exams results are in! Sign into your #NYCSchoolsAccount to track your child’s progress: www.mystudent.ny (Contact your parent coordinator for assistance signing up for NYCSchoolsAccount)
Up coming Community Events
September 23, 2017: 2ND ANNUAL KINGSLAND WILDFLOWERS FESTIVAL @ 520 Kingsland Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222. (RSVP on their facebook event).
September 9, 2017 Greencycle "Back to School" Swap from 12-3 pm @ Leonard Library 81 Devoe Street (near Leonard St corner), Brooklyn
September 14, 2017 (9-2017 flyer.doc ) CEC (Community Education Council) District 14: 6 PM @ IS 71, 215 Heyward Street (Room 238), (Always on the 2nd Thursday of month.Check www.cecdistrict14.com for more details.)
Save the date: The 80th annual Pulaski Day Parade will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 on Fifth Ave. in New York City. Families are invited to March with PS 34 on Parade Day! (More information to follow)
On July 1, 2017 Greenpoint Library closed for rebuild. The new Greenpoint Library & Environmental Education Center is expected to open at the end of 2018. 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.
Home of the First Polish Dual Language Program
Go Green Brooklyn-Green STEM Education at PS 34: http://gogreenbk.org/2016/11/green-stem-education-ps34/
For the 2015-2016 school year, PS 34 successfully achieved goals in the 5 Pathways to Sustainability mandated by the Greenpoint Eco-Schools program. Congratulations to all the staff, students and families that were involved and contributed in embracing
- Reduce school waste by 25%
- Reduce school building energy use by 10%
- Reduce school-wide water use by 5%
- Reduce the use of harmful chemicals and improve air quality
- Increase student and staff involvement in sustainability activities
- Increase student and staff connection to the Greenpoint community
In the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, the goal is to achieve the Green Flag! For more information, visit National Wildlife Federation, Eco-Schools website.
PS 34 2017-2018 STL Meeting Dates
All School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings are scheduled for 2:45 pm in the Principal’s Office.
Meetings are opened to general public and school community.
September 28, 2017
October 26, 2017
November 30, 2017
December 21, 2017
January 25, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 29, 2018
April 26, 2018
May 31, 2018
7 Habits of Happy Kids
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Being proactive says "I'm in charge of my own life and whether I am happy or sad. I can choose how I react to other people or situations."
Parent tips: You can guide your children to think about choices and how different choices have different results before they decide what to do. Discussions can focus on taking care of themselves, taking care of their things, reacting or not reacting to others' behavior, planning ahead and thinking about what the right thing to do is. Think of ways to Be Proactive at home.
Role play Activity: Part of being proactive is to stop and think before you act. Your goal is to encourage your child to stop and think before reacting. (In this role play, you should play the part of your child and your child should play the part of you.) Tell your child that you are "sooooooo bored" and there is nothing fun to do. Complain that no one wants to play and that he or she (as the parent) needs to amuse you.
School Tour Dates
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, December 13 & 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 24 & 31, 2018
Wednesday, February 14 & 28, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
NYC DOE School Calendar 2017-2018
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Dads Take Your Child to School Day at PS 34!
September 19, 2017
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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.