News and Updates
June 14, 2018 69th Annual Flag Day Celebration! Come join us for this special tradition. 9:00 AM. Event takes place on Norman Ave Street in front of the School Building.
5-23-2018 -No Settlement after school program today. - Habit 8: Find Your Voice Talent Showcase at 4:30 pm in the cafeteria. - Curriculum Night begins at 6:30 pm.
4-19-2018 Dear Parents, Please see the attached letter for important information from Principal Asselta regarding this morning. 4-19-18 Letter from the Principal English.pdf
Important Dates :NYS ELA Exam for participating students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 on Wednesday, and Thursday—April 11 & 12, 2018.-NYS Math Exam for participating students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 on Tuesday, Wednesday,—May 1 & 2, 2018 -Please have ALL children arrive to school by 8:15 AM so we can begin promptly. Thank you for your cooperation.
School will be closed from Friday March 30, 2018 through April 6, 2018 for Spring Recess. School will re-open on April 9, 2018. Enjoy your Break!
March 15, 2018 -Parent Teacher Conferences- Half Day of School for all students. Dismissal 11:35 am . Conferences will be held: 12:35 – 2:35 PM and 4:30 – 7:30 PM. No School Settlement or after-school programs held at PS 34. Book Fair will be open for families during the conferences (Major Credit Cards Accepted). It will be closed between 2:30-4:30 pm
February 26 - Return to School
February 12 to the 15 . Respect for all Week! School Spirit Week Flyer English 2018.pdf
Newly added School Tour Day: January 10, 9AM
January 5, 2018- All NYC public schools will be open today.
January 4, 2018- School Closed - Snow Day.
January 1, 2018 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 25-January 1 School Closed for Winter Recess. Back to School January 2, 2018.
December 20, 2017 : Santa takes time from his busy schedule to visit PS 34 students during the day.
December 20, 2017: Edible Crafts & Holiday Chorus Night 6:30-8:30pm in the Cafeteria. Entrance on Eckford Street.
December 12, 2017 - Family Award Assembly 3pm in the School Cafeteria.
November 30, 2017: PS 34 150th Anniversary Celebration in the School Cafeteria from 5-7pm. Come and enjoy music and projects by our students.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 -Half Day of School: Dismissal 11:35 AM for Parent Teacher Conferences Afternoon 12:35-2:35 pm and Evening 4:30-7:30 pm. Book Fair will be opened for everyone during Parent Teacher Conferences time.
---Please note that NYC Public Schools are in session on November 10. It is a regular Day of School---
September 9, 2017: Election Day -No School For Students
PTA Fall Auction: We are looking for items for our first Fall Auction, running at 501auctions.com/PS34 from Friday, November 17th through Monday, December 4th, 2017.
Forms: FallAuctionParentLetter Polish.pdf FallAuctionParentLetter English.pdf
Wednesday: October 25 & November 1, 2017 Time 2:45 PM Place: Art Room 202 Calling all Parent Artists! Bring Your Talent or Learn to Paint and Create Art Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of PS 34! Its not to late to contribute to this Historical Event. Parent Art Workshop With Artist, Ana Soto 150th Celebration Art Flyer Spanish.pdf 150th Celebration Art Flyer Polish.pdf 150th Celebration Art Flyer English .pdf
Gifted and Talented Test Handbook for children born in 2010-2013 are now available. If you are interested in having your child take the test please visit https://prod.semsnycdoe.com/parentsite/ to submit your request for testing for your child by November 13, 2017.
October 17, 25 & November 1, 2017 @ 2:45 in the Art Room: Parents/Guardians are invited to participate in a project to create a poster and art celebrating the 150th Anniversary of PS 34. 150th Celebration art flyer.pdf , 150th Celebration Art project flyer Polish.pdf
Sunday, October 1, 2017 :The 80th Annual Pulaski Day Parade will be held on Fifth Ave. in New York City. PS 34 Families are invited to march with our school on Parade Day! See flyer for more information (Pulaski Day Parade Flyer English, Polish Parada Polish. ) Optional shirts for the event are available from the PTA, Click her for information Polish Parade shirt sale.
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
First Day of School is September 7, 2017
View BackToSchoolNYC guide to help you and your family get ready for the exciting year ahead: schools.nyc.gov/backtoschool
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
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.
Home of the First Polish Dual Language Program
PS34 is starting to plan for their 2nd annual Eco-Fashion Show. Students from PreK-5th grade may sign up now to be a part of the runway show on Friday, April 27. For more information about this project, go to: https://sites.google.com/view/ps34ecofashion2018
Go Green Brooklyn-Green STEM Education at PS 34: http://gogreenbk.org/2016/11/green-stem-education-ps34/
For the 2015-2016 school year, PS 34 successfully achieved goals in the 5 Pathways to Sustainability mandated by the Greenpoint Eco-Schools program. Congratulations to all the staff, students and families that were involved and contributed in embracing
- Reduce school waste by 25%
- Reduce school building energy use by 10%
- Reduce school-wide water use by 5%
- Reduce the use of harmful chemicals and improve air quality
- Increase student and staff involvement in sustainability activities
- Increase student and staff connection to the Greenpoint community
In the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, the goal is to achieve the Green Flag! For more information, visit National Wildlife Federation, Eco-Schools website.
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.
Flag Day Celebration June 14, 2018
7 Habits of Happy Kids
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand , Then to be understood.
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PS 34 Eco Family Trip to Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility on January 15, 2018.
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PS 34 in The News
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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
NYC DOE School Calendar 2018-2019
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.