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

Welcome Back!

 First Day of School is September 7, 2017  

View BackToSchoolNYC guide to help you and your family get ready for the exciting year ahead: 

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 (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 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)

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 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.



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.





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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.