• Open Door

    Parents/Guardians are invited to visit their child’s class for a lesson/activity the last week of September.

    Time: 8:45-9:30 AM





    Where: Your Child's Classroom. Enter through the Eckford Street Schoolyard.


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  • Back to School Checklist

    Get ready for the first day of school, Thursday, September 7!

    Back to School Checklist English

    Back to School Checklist in various languages

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  • August 28, 2023: Update for Families on Yellow Bus Service

    August 28, 2023: Update for Families on Yellow Bus Service

    Dear Families:

    We are writing to inform you of a possible disruption in yellow bus service this fall. This may impact your child’s transportation to school if your child uses yellow bus service to get to school. In the event of a strike, our top priority remains ensuring that every student, especially our most vulnerable, can continue attending their schools without interruption.

    This possible strike is due to a labor dispute between bus companies that provide yellow bus service to our schools and a union that represents bus drivers and attendants, and could impact as many as half of our bus routes. NYC Public Schools and the Mayor's Office are monitoring the situation closely and working with our partners across the city to support a resolution, with the goal of avoiding the substantial impact a strike would have on our students and families. However, since such a strike is a possibility, we want you to be aware and informed. Please review the information below and continue to visit our website — — to ensure that you are aware of the latest developments and resources available.

    • NYC Public Schools Online Resources: Bus service interruption resources for families will be available on our website at Here you will find information on emergency MetroCards, transportation alternatives for students and families, attendance procedures for your child, and other assistance available until yellow bus service fully resumes. Please visit this page frequently as we will be updating it with the latest information.
    • Updates on Social Media: We will also be sharing updates through our social media accounts (@NYCSchools on Facebook,(Open external link) Twitter,(Open external link) and Instagram(Open external link)).
    • Additional information: You can also call our transportation call center at 718-392-8855, email us at, or call 311 at any time for information and the latest updates on yellow bus service.
    • Notifications in the Event of a Strike: If a strike does occur and your child will be impacted, you will receive an automated call, email, and text message from us, as well as a second set of notifications on the first morning of interrupted bus service. Notifications will go to the contact information provided to us by your school, so it is important to ensure your contact information is up-to-date with your school and on your NYC Schools Account (learn more at Once bus service resumes, you will receive automated notifications again to inform you of this update.
    • Alternative Transportation in the Event of a Strike: NYC Public Schools is actively working to arrange alternative transportation for impacted families. All families impacted by the strike will have the option of an emergency MetroCard for both the student and a caregiver. In addition, NYC Public Schools will provide pre-paid rideshare and offer reimbursement to Students with Disabilities who have transportation recommended on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan (504); Students in Temporary Housing or Foster Care who receive yellow bus service; and Students with an approved transportation exception, as defined on our as defined on our exceptions to transportation eligibility web page(Open external link). We will provide additional information in the coming days. In the event of a strike, your school’s transportation coordinator will work with you to evaluate the needs of your child so that your family can make the best possible arrangements for transportation to and from school during this service interruption.

    We know how many of our students and families depend on yellow bus service and that even the possibility of an interruption in service will create concern and worry, which is why we wish to be as transparent as possible with our families. We will continue to provide you as much notice and information as possible. All parties are working diligently towards a resolution, and it is our hope that these plans will not be necessary.

    We are committed to supporting you and all of our families in all ways possible.

    Emma Vadehra
    Chief Operating Officer

    NYC Public Schools


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  • Annual Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notification for School Year 2023-24

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents and students age 18 and older rights over student education records. The Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security(Open external link) provides you with additional rights, and Chancellor’s Regulation A-820(Open external link) provides additional information.


    You can read these notices in various languages. 

    Annual FERPA Notification (School Year 2023-24)

     Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security  


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  • Afterschool Programs

    Local Afterschool Programs

    The PTA has compiled a list of local afterschool programs
    This collection offers a variety of options for families. Check back often for updates.
    Is your child being picked up by an afterschool program? Let us know.
    For your child’s safety, it is important that the school is notified of people and programs that can pick up your children at the end of the day.
    Parents/guardians who are having their children picked up after school by outside programs will need to notify the school by printing and completing the release form Here.
    Please return the form to your child’s teacher or email to Ms. Kowalski, or before the start of the program.
    School Settlement Association Grades k-5
    School Settlement Association at PS34 is a school-based program that only enrolls PS34 participants in grades k-5. Families can now begin to sign up online for the 2023-2024 school year. The program runs from the end of the school day to 5:45 pm beginning on September 18, 2023.
    How to Apply:
    Step 1 - Visit DYCD Discover : Create an account
    Step 2 – Search for the program school (PS34)
    Step 3 - Complete the application and submit.
    Please note that application submission does NOT mean your child/ren are enrolled in the program. You will receive an acceptance letter via email from the Assistant Director Jose Flores to confirm that you have been accepted into the program.
    For questions you can contact Mr. Jose or Flora Hernandez
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  • NYC Kids Rise Save for College program for Kindergarten & First grade

    This school year, @nycschools kindergarteners AND first graders can participate in the #SaveForCollege Program & get free NYC Scholarship Accounts with an initial $100 for college + career!

    Participating Kindergarten and newly enrolled 1st grade Families will receive a Welcome Kit in Mid-January and will be able to activate their accounts. When you activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, NYC Kids Rise will put $25 reward towards your child’s account.

    First grade families who were at PS 34 last year can activate their accounts now.  

    Do you have questions about the Program? Call the NYC Kids RISE Hotline at 833-543-7473 or email the DOE at  or Contact Ms. Kowalski at

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  • Activate your NYC Schools Account

    Get your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) 

    With a NYC Schools Account current Department of Education families can see their children’s academic information, such as grades and attendance, and confirm your address and information. We can help you create your account once enrolled.

    Contact  your Parent Coordinator Ms. Deise Kowalski ( for your personal account creation code and get started today!

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  • Looking for Afterschool Options?

    Afterschool Options - 2022-2023

    The PTA has compiled a list of afterschool programs that parents may find useful.

    This list will be updated as programs provide more information or new programs are added.


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Reminder: September 25 Monday, Yom Kippur, schools closed

 2023-2024 Dismissal Schoolyard

 NYC DOE Calendar for 2023-2024 School Year is now available. 




Mr. Alain Beugoms, PS 34 Principal

PS 34 Virtual Parent Information Forum with Principal Beugoms & Parent Coordinator Ms. Kowalski.

Principal Beugoms, will be holding monthly information sessions for families over Zoom. 

August 30,2023 Principal Forum Notes:  Principals Forum 08 30 23.pdf  Updates for Parents from PC September 2023.pdf 


Next PS 34 Virtual Parent Information Forum with Principal Beugoms

Next virtual meeting date coming soon @ 5:45 pm

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