PS 34 Student Art Show and Chorus Performance

Thursday, June 15th 6-8pm   (Chorus Performance at 7pm)

At Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint 


News and Updates

See school calendar for other upcoming event and activities in June 2017.

June 16, 2017 -PS 34 Student Art Parade, 9:00 AM, Eckford Street Schoolyard. 

June 15, 2017 - PS 34 Student Art Show and Chorus Performance. 6-8 pm (7 pm Chorus Performance) at the Brooklyn Expo Center.

June 14, 2017 - Flag Day Celebration 9:15am-12pm  , In Front of the school building.  

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION** May 31, 2017  Our school phones are working intermittently today. If you need to contact the school you can reach the parent coordinator at 347-453-3461. We are in the process of repairing this issue and apologize for any inconvenience. 

May 17, 2017 - Curriculum Night & Leadership Show case.  

May 15, 2017 - Eco School Green Flag Awards Celebration @ PS 110 beginning at 10am. 

May 10, 2017- PTA Elections and Meeting @ 6:15pm. In the PS 34 school cafeteria. Entrance on Eckford Street.

March 14, 2017- Schools are opened Today!  

March 10, 2017- School Settlement After-School program will be closed.  For information please contact the Program Director, Sandra Serva at 347-668-7980.

March 9, 2017 Half Day of School Dismissal at 11:35 am for Parent Teacher Conferences.  No after-school programs.   School Settlement closed. 

March 9, 2017 Parent Teacher Conference Day.  Letters have gone home for parents to choose an afternoon or evening conference time. Please return it to your teacher promptly.  Teachers will send home a note with an appointed meeting time based on your preference next week. 

February 13-17, 2017: Leader in Me School Spirit Week!  Click Here for English flyer .jpg   ; Click Here for Polish flyer .jpg 

February 10, 2017 :NOTICE: Tonight's Valentine's Day Dance has been Postponed. 


February 9, 2017 :School Closed due to severe weather.  You can also sign up with notify NYC, NYC emergency notification system,  to receive updates on weather and school closings at 

January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day-School Closed 

January 3, Back to School.  

December 21, 2016, Wednesday - Holiday Chorus Performance and PTA Edible Crafts, at 6:15 pm in the school cafeteria.

 Friday, December 16 - PS 34 Family Night - Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer at The Theater at Madison Square Gardens 7:00 pm - Limited Tickets Available : Download order form. 11-2016 Rudolph Family Night English.pdf : 11-2016 Rudolph Family Night Polish.pdf : 11-2016 Rudolph Family Night Spanish.pdf 

School will be closed November 24, 2016 through November 25, 2016, for Thanksgiving Break. School will re-open on November 28, 2016.

November 30 - January 13 Kindergarten Registration Begins. Our current Pre-k Parents please note :  You  will need to complete an application for your child for next year.  For more information on the Kindergarten process and to view  a copy of the Kindergarten Directory Please clik here: Hard copies of the directories are also available at PS34. Please see  the Parent Coordinator Ms. Deise Kowalski for infomation.

November 11, 2016, Friday- Veteran's Day- School Closed 

November 8, 2016, Tuesday - Election Day- School Closed

November 3, 2016- Half Day of School 11:35am.   Parent Teacher Conference Day 12:35-2:35  & 4:30-7:30.  Dont forget to stop by and support our Book Fair and PTA Bake Sale!

October 28, 2016- PTA Movie Night, Ponyo 6:00PM- Cafeteria

October 28, 2016 - Title I Parent Meeting  5:30pm- School Cafeteria

October 19, 2016 - @ 6:15 pm , School Cafeteria : PS 34 Middle School Fair for 4th and 5th grade parents.  Don't miss the opportunity to speak with representatives from IS 318, MS 126, MS 577 & IS 582.

October 11, 2016 - Portrait Picture Day - Each student must bring in their own envelope with cash payment or money order only on this day if they wish to be photographed and purchase a photo package.  

October 13, 2016 - Group Class Photo Day - Wear your school colors or school shirts for your class pictures. (NO individual photos taken on this day)

School will be CLOSED : October 10 for Columbus Day  & October 12 for Yom Kippur

Please Note -School will be CLOSED- October 3 & 4 for Rosh Hashanah

2016 English Language Learner Parent Academy -Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00am-2:00pm @ New York University;  Please print application to register and submit to Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator- 2016_parents_academy_PS 34 flyer English.pdf 

9-9-16 **Notice** Our phones are intermittently working at this time.  If you have an emergency please call Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator @ 347-453-3461 or email  We apologize for any inconvenience.

St. Nicks Alliance After School Program @PS 34 - Application Distribution on Friday, September 9th from 2:30-5pm , Cafeteria for more information please contact Nancy Del Rio, or Hannah Omolade, 347-668-7980

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!   First Day of School Thursday, September 8, 2016

 New PS 34 Families are invited to join us for a special welcome breakfast on September 7 at 10 am.-September 7 -New Family Welcome Breakfast.pdf   

Summer Assignments and  School Supply lists 2016-2017

NYS English and Math exams results are in! Sign into your‪#‎NYCSchoolsAccount‬ to track your child’s progress: www.mystudent.ny

Up coming Community Events

 Saturday, April 22, 2016, 12-3 PM  Greencycle "Spring Cleaning" Swap   Greenpoint Public Library 107 Norman Avenue (corner of Leonard Street), Brooklyn Bring some! Take some! Let's reuse, recycle & renew! A TOWN SQUARE PROGRAM,

 Saturday, April 15, 2017 12-2 PM   McGolrick Egg Hunt s at  McGolrick Park, Brooklyn A Town Square Program.

Wednesday, March 29@ 7-9 pm -Organics Briefing for Brooklyn Community Board 1- Location: El Puente, 211 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 -The NYC Department of Sanitation is expanding curbside organics collection service in our area. To learn more about this program, DSNY will be holding a community briefing to inform neighborhood groups, associations, and any other interested residents about what they can expect in the upcoming months.

NYC Council Participatory Budgeting 2017        March 25 through April 2 voting period.   March 10 deadline for a paper ballot    Come and vote to spend MM of NYC capital funding. It's democracy at work!

February 9, 2017 - DEP Meeting on the Long-Term Care Plan for Newtown Creek 6:30-8:30PM. Newtown Creek Treatment Plant Visitor Center 329 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn NY 11222. 

February 7, 2017 EDUCATION COUNCIL ELECTIONS INFORMATION SESSION 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

January 8, 2017  Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade, Meeker Avenue and Graham Avenue Kick off at 3:00 pm Come march with PS 34 and participate in this fun-filled, annual community celebration.

  • Families are welcome to meet at PS 34 for hot chocolate between 1:15-2:00 pm before the parade.
  • We will be lining up for the parade on Meeker Ave and Graham Ave at 2:30 pm.
  • Pizza and Refreshments will be available to all marchers at PS 257, 60 Cook Street at the end of the parade.  For more information contact Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at 718-389-5842 or

Attention Parents: Tuesday, December 6 6:30-7:30 pm, A Town Hall Event -Parents are encouraged to attend! at IS 71 Juan Morel Campos 215 Heyward Street, Brooklyn NY 11206  (D14 Town Hall - 12-6-16 English 1.pdf )

Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 6:00PM @ Materials for the Arts ,33-00 Northern Blvd, Long Island City:  "Found and Funky" by Michael Kelly Williams-Free Admission Event, In Found and Funky, Williams transforms items once deemed unworthy of use to a newly transcendent title of artwork. RSVP:

November 29- Brooklyn North Family Night "The Power of Language Learning" 4:30-7:30pm @ Public School 24, 427 38th Street, Brooklyn 11232.   Register  here: For More information: Zoe Lence Calix:

Tuesday November  22, 3:30 pm Greenpoint Library Branch - Author Alona Frankel "Once Upon A Potty "-Meets with Children

Saturday, October 15 . 11am-3pm -OPEN HOUSE GCEF , Celebrate Fall in Greenpoint at the First Annual Open House GCEF! (

CEC (Community Education Council) District 14: Thursday, November 10.@ 6 PM IS 71, 215 Heyward Street, (Always on the 2nd Thursday of month.Check for more details.)

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

TOWN SQUARE Pumpkin Day Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT) Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn Visit for more information.

3rd Greenpoint Arts Block Festival:  Saturday, September 17 from 11 AM-5PM. Leonard Street, between Nassau Ave and Meserole Ave – by the main entrance to the Greenpoint Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.



School Breaks- No School 2016-2017

  • First day of school: September 8, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Recess begins: November 24, 2016
  • Winter Recess: December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017
  • Mid-winter Recess: February 20 - February 24, 2017
  • Spring Recess: April 10 - April 18, 2017
  • Last day of school: June 28, 2017. Early Dismissal

Click here for full DOE School Calendar 

School Tour Dates

For more information or questions  please contact  Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator, at  or  718 389-5842.  Tours Begin at 9:00 Tour Dates:

October 26, 2016    November 30, 2016

NEWLY ADDED - December 14, 2016 

December 21, 2016  January 11& 25, 2017

February  15, 2017  March 1, 2017

April 19, 2017   May 31, 2017 





NOTICE: 12-2-2016     Parents/Guardians please note that due to construction equipment fenced in at the McGuinness Blv. there will be changes in the dismissal.  Please see the attached to see if these changes affect the dismissal location for your child. We apologize for any inconvenience.  2016-2017 New Dismissal.pdf 


Principal's Bulletins

 Welcome Back.pdf 

12-7-2016: Principal Bulletin.pdf 


7 Habits of Happy Kids

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.


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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.