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.”
Home of the First Polish Dual Language Program
PS 34 Poster & Poetry Contest Celebrating Black History Month
PS 34 Welcomes our dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins and all male caregivers to our annual Dad's Take Your Child to School Day Event!
September 18, 2018
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A very special guest visits PS 34 from Poland
Agata Kornhauser-Duda, wife of the President of the Republic of Poland Visits PS 34
On Thursday, May 17, the PS 34 hosted a very special guest Agata Kornhauser-Duda, wife of the President of the Republic of Poland. During an almost two-hour visit to PS 34 , she met with the administration, teachers and parents of children attending bilingual Polish-English classes. She also took part in the classes conducted as part of the Polish Dual Language Program. She visited the children learning in the Dual Language kindergarten and first grade classes.
The first lady, who herself is a teacher with several years of experience, not only talked to children, but also read to them from a book by Janina Papuzinska entitled "My Mother a Sorceress." During the visit, Agata Kornhauser-Duda had the opportunity to learn about the curriculum and the dual languange education program at PS 34.
The first lady was very impressed with the dual language program and the knowledge of students participating in this program as well as the commitment of the parents and teachers to bilingual education. She expressed this in an entry in school’s special guests sign in book, which is almost 70 years old.
"With heartfelt thanks to the Directorate, Teachers and Parents for their involvement in the introduction of the Polish bilingual program at PS 34 and good luck in its implementation" - wrote Agata Kornhauser-Duda, who is the most important person representing the Polish government who has visited our school.
PS 34 in The News and Videos
Spot Light on Schools: Click on the following link to see our D14 schools spotlighted
Our Green STEM Afterschool students got to “network” with the architects and builders from Marble Fairbanks, who are planning and building the new LEED certified library; checked out the “golden shovel” with the President of Brooklyn Public Library, Linda Johnson; our Press Team, Madison & Ixchel were busy interviewing attendees; and Lana even got some advice from Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, Diana Reyna, on middle school selection. Take a look at: Greenpoint Star, bklyner, greenpointers
Run for a New York City Education Council!
What are the Community and Citywide Education Councils?
By serving on an Education Council, parents have a powerfulvoice in shaping the policies and priorities for New York Cityschools. From advising the Chancellor to working directly with thedistrict superintendent and reviewing district educationalprograms and needs, the 32 Community Education Councils and 4Citywide Education Councils play a major role in education policyand help make our public schools the best they can be.
For more information visit: schools.nyc.gov/run2019
Education Council Elections
Elections for Education Councils are held every two yearsaccording to rules specified by
New York State law. The application period opens on February 14,2019. See next page for candidate qualifications and campaignschedule.
Who Can Serve on a Community Education Council?
If you are a parent of a student who currently attends a PreK-8thgrade public (non-charter) school… Then you can run for the CECin that district.
When Is Eligibility Determined?
Eligibility is determined as of the date that you submit yourapplication to run for a position on an Education Council.
Dates to Remember for the 2019 Elections
February 14- March 6: Apply to a Council
March 19: Candidate Conference
March 25 - May 1: Attend a Candidate Forum
May 2 - May 14: Online voting by PA/PTA officers
May 21: Election Results Announced
Get Text Information from PS 34!
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NYC DOE School Calendar 2018-2019
7 Habits of Happy Kids
2018-2019 School Tour Dates :
Join us for a Special Kindergarten Polish Dual Language Program Information & Tour!
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 9:00 am
(For information or to RSVP Contact Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at 718-389-5842 or Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov)
2019- January 16 & 30, February 27, March 27, April 17, May 29.
School Tours are scheduled from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
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.