News and Updates
April 13: Grades 3,4 &5 please note: ELA/MATH SUPER SATURDAY CANCELLED 4-13-2019 Our last Super Saturday Academy session this Saturday, April 13 will be CANCELLED due to construction work being done in the building this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.
April 19-26: School Closed for Spring Recess. Students return to school on April 29.
April 18: 5th Grade Final Senior Dues Payment Due.
April 11: PS 34 PTA Art Party! For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ps34pta/243867
April 4: Talent Show Applications are Due Today. talent show application 2019.pdf
April 1 & 2 : ELA NYS Assessments for grades 3-5.
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.
Home of the First Polish Dual Language Program
NYC 2019 School Surveys are here!
2019 NYC Parent Learning Environment Surveys Are Here!
Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!
YOUR FEEDBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.
Each year, all parents take the NYC School Survey. Parent NYSchools Surveys will be distributed at our PS 34 Parent TeacherConference Day on March 14.
The survey is designed to collect important information about each school's ability to support student success. School leaders use feedback from the survey to reflect and make improvements to schools and programs. These surveys are an important part of making our school the best it can be for our kids
- Surveys will be distributed by your child’s Teacher during Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 14, 2019.
- Laptop Computers will be available in the STEM Lab to submit surveys. Families are welcome to visit our new STEM Lab!
- Families who complete and return their survey on Thursday will receive a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win Amazing Prizes!
- Don’t forget to write your child’s name and class on the back of the raffle ticket.
Help our school get a 100% participation rate!
For information or questions contact Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at 718-389-5842, Dkowalski@school.nyc.gov
Start With Hello Week at PS 34
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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
PS 34 PTA Art Party! Benefit Auction
The event will be at held at Dobbin St (located at 64 Dobbin Street) in Greenpoint. There will be an online and live auction. The art auction will be facilitated by Paddle8. Last year’s event was a huge success and we expect a packed house this year. This fundraiser will help support and expand the Arts and enrichment programs in our small neighborhood public school.
Location: Dobbin St, 64 Dobbin Street, 11222
Summer in the City offers a variety of free and exciting opportunities through the Summer Academy and Summer School Programs. Students spend the summer participating in engaging lessons and hands-on STEM activities, along with taking field trips to museums, parks, and other cultural sites.
Summer in the City provides transportation and all students will receive a free, healthy breakfast and lunch.
Applications for the Summer Academy enrichment programs are open March 18 to April 26. Learn more about the Summer Academy programs, including student eligibility and how to apply:
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.