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 4-2021- ELA Grades 3-5 General Testing Schedule If you would like your child to participate in this year’s NY State exams, please notify us by completing the Operoo form that has been emailed to you or contacting Ms. Kowalski at and Mr. Beugoms at

 4-6-2021 SPANISH Letter for families Participation in 2021 NYS Exams, English  & Polish.**Please note that this year you must let us know if would like your child to take the State Exams.***


-In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID19 testing by the first day your child returns to their school building. Testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in your child’s school. You can download and print the form here.   Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form - Polish.pdf  Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form - English.pdf   Covid-consent-form-101320-spanish.pdf Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) at


Every day should be earth day!

This month we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. 

In recognition of earth day in the month of April here are some simple actions and tips that you can do to make a difference every day of the year. 

  1. Practice sustainable fashion! Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out. When you need something, consider buying used items. Used does not always mean unfashionable! 

  2. Always read labels! Use environmentally friendly, non-toxic cleaning products to avoid washing toxic chemicals down the drain! 

  3. Integrate a simple act of green into your daily routine. Take a shorter shower and use a water-saving shower head. 

  4. Save electricity and turn off lights when you leave the room. 

  5. Buy local food to reduce the distance from farm to fork. Buy straight from the farm, frequent your local farmers’ market, or join a local food co-op. 

  6. Buy organic food to keep your body and the environment free of toxic pesticides. Support farmers and companies who use organic ingredients

  7. Bring your own reusable shopping and produce bags to markets and avoid using single-use plastic bags.

  8. Like sipping through straws? Get a durable stainless steel, glass, or bamboo one to use instead of wasteful plastic ones.

  9. Instead of buying water in plastic bottles, invest in a water filter and trusty water bottle(s). Bonus: it’s cheaper in the long run.

  10. Make your own reusable cloth bags from old t-shirts, using basic sewing skills (or no sewing at all) with parent supervision. (Find simple instructions online).


Student Leaders: PSA and Brain Breaks

 portrait of the little girl 

Here is a wonderful PSA about an inspiring girl done by another inspiring girl; Phaedra from 3rd Grade.

 A small wooden guitar on a girls lap 

Need a Brain Break? Enjoy the musical stylings of Fabulous Phaedra!



 Boy sitting with a laptop and a globe holding a pen 

Breaking News: Will the Book Guy's Top Ten Book List

Climate Change Poster Challenges!

Congratulations to our Climate Change Poster Challenge Winners!

 Boy with eath poster and ways to safe the earth  Girl holding poster with a drawing of the earth melting saying is Climate Change is real  Girl Holding a poster with a faucet, water coming out with a message bout making a better place.  Painting of a brown tree with pink flower that says plant more trees. 

1st Ramona  2nd grade
nd Grade. More trees, less pollution.

2nd Place-Pola 2nd grade
nd Grade. Help! Climate Change is Real!

3rd Place - Sophie 2nd grade
 Make it a Better Place.

3rd Place- Alexander  Kindergarten. I Can Help the Earth.
Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted such wonderful work.


Updates from NYC DOE Chancellor

April 9, 2021: Update for Families from Chancellor Porter and Health Commissioner Chokshi

Various languages can be found on the Department of Education Website.  


PS 34 in The News and Videos

Spotlight on Schools: District 14 schools spotlighted   

Green STEM Education at PS34 - Go, Green Brooklyn,

Our Green STEM Afterschool students had the chance to meet with the architects and builders from Marble Fairbanks, who are planning and building the new LEED-certified library.  They checked out the “golden shovel” with the President of Brooklyn Public Library, Linda Johnson. Our press team, Madison & Ixchel were busy interviewing attendees. Lana even got some advice from Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, Diana Reyna, on selecting middle schools. Take a look at Greenpoint Starbklyner and greenpointers

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