News and Updates
March 14, 2017- Schools are opened Today!
March 10, 2017- School Settlement After-School program will be closed. For information please contact the Program Director, Sandra Serva at 347-668-7980.
March 9, 2017 Half Day of School Dismissal at 11:35 am for Parent Teacher Conferences. No after-school programs. School Settlement closed.
March 9, 2017 Parent Teacher Conference Day. Letters have gone home for parents to choose an afternoon or evening conference time. Please return it to your teacher promptly. Teachers will send home a note with an appointed meeting time based on your preference next week.
February 13-17, 2017: Leader in Me School Spirit Week! Click Here for English flyer .jpg ; Click Here for Polish flyer .jpg
February 10, 2017 :NOTICE: Tonight's Valentine's Day Dance has been Postponed.
February 10 ,2017 SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION TODAY.
February 9, 2017 :School Closed due to severe weather. You can also sign up with notify NYC, NYC emergency notification system, to receive updates on weather and school closings at www.nyc.gov/notifynyc.
January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day-School Closed
January 3, Back to School.
December 21, 2016, Wednesday - Holiday Chorus Performance and PTA Edible Crafts, at 6:15 pm in the school cafeteria.
Friday, December 16 - PS 34 Family Night - Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer at The Theater at Madison Square Gardens 7:00 pm - Limited Tickets Available : Download order form. 11-2016 Rudolph Family Night English.pdf : 11-2016 Rudolph Family Night Polish.pdf : 11-2016 Rudolph Family Night Spanish.pdf
School will be closed November 24, 2016 through November 25, 2016, for Thanksgiving Break. School will re-open on November 28, 2016.
November 30 - January 13 Kindergarten Registration Begins. Our current Pre-k Parents please note : You will need to complete an application for your child for next year. For more information on the Kindergarten process and to view a copy of the Kindergarten Directory Please clik here: http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/kindergarten.html. Hard copies of the directories are also available at PS34. Please see the Parent Coordinator Ms. Deise Kowalski for infomation.
November 11, 2016, Friday- Veteran's Day- School Closed
November 8, 2016, Tuesday - Election Day- School Closed
November 3, 2016- Half Day of School 11:35am. Parent Teacher Conference Day 12:35-2:35 & 4:30-7:30. Dont forget to stop by and support our Book Fair and PTA Bake Sale!
October 28, 2016- PTA Movie Night, Ponyo 6:00PM- Cafeteria
October 28, 2016 - Title I Parent Meeting 5:30pm- School Cafeteria
October 19, 2016 - @ 6:15 pm , School Cafeteria : PS 34 Middle School Fair for 4th and 5th grade parents. Don't miss the opportunity to speak with representatives from IS 318, MS 126, MS 577 & IS 582.
October 11, 2016 - Portrait Picture Day - Each student must bring in their own envelope with cash payment or money order only on this day if they wish to be photographed and purchase a photo package.
October 13, 2016 - Group Class Photo Day - Wear your school colors or school shirts for your class pictures. (NO individual photos taken on this day)
School will be CLOSED : October 10 for Columbus Day & October 12 for Yom Kippur
Please Note -School will be CLOSED- October 3 & 4 for Rosh Hashanah
2016 English Language Learner Parent Academy -Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00am-2:00pm @ New York University; Please print application to register and submit to Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator- 2016_parents_academy_PS 34 flyer English.pdf
9-9-16 **Notice** Our phones are intermittently working at this time. If you have an emergency please call Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator @ 347-453-3461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for any inconvenience.
St. Nicks Alliance After School Program @PS 34 - Application Distribution on Friday, September 9th from 2:30-5pm , Cafeteria for more information please contact Nancy Del Rio, email@example.com or Hannah Omolade, Omolade@schoolsettlement.org 347-668-7980
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! First Day of School Thursday, September 8, 2016
New PS 34 Families are invited to join us for a special welcome breakfast on September 7 at 10 am.-September 7 -New Family Welcome Breakfast.pdf
Up coming Community Events
Saturday, April 22, 2016, 12-3 PM Greencycle "Spring Cleaning" Swap Greenpoint Public Library 107 Norman Avenue (corner of Leonard Street), Brooklyn Bring some! Take some! Let's reuse, recycle & renew! A TOWN SQUARE PROGRAM, http://www.townsquareinc.com/greencycle-swaps
Saturday, April 15, 2017 12-2 PM McGolrick Egg Hunt s at McGolrick Park, Brooklyn A Town Square Program. http://www.townsquareinc.com/egg-hunt
Wednesday, March 29@ 7-9 pm -Organics Briefing for Brooklyn Community Board 1- Location: El Puente, 211 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 -The NYC Department of Sanitation is expanding curbside organics collection service in our area. To learn more about this program, DSNY will be holding a community briefing to inform neighborhood groups, associations, and any other interested residents about what they can expect in the upcoming months.
NYC Council Participatory Budgeting 2017 March 25 through April 2 voting period. March 10 deadline for a paper ballot Come and vote to spend MM of NYC capital funding. It's democracy at work! http://council.nyc.gov/pb/
February 9, 2017 - DEP Meeting on the Long-Term Care Plan for Newtown Creek 6:30-8:30PM. Newtown Creek Treatment Plant Visitor Center 329 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn NY 11222.
February 7, 2017 EDUCATION COUNCIL ELECTIONS INFORMATION SESSION 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 https://vimeo.com/198701786
January 8, 2017 Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade, Meeker Avenue and Graham Avenue Kick off at 3:00 pm Come march with PS 34 and participate in this fun-filled, annual community celebration.
- Families are welcome to meet at PS 34 for hot chocolate between 1:15-2:00 pm before the parade.
- We will be lining up for the parade on Meeker Ave and Graham Ave at 2:30 pm.
- Pizza and Refreshments will be available to all marchers at PS 257, 60 Cook Street at the end of the parade. For more information contact Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at 718-389-5842 or Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov
Attention Parents: Tuesday, December 6 6:30-7:30 pm, A Town Hall Event -Parents are encouraged to attend! at IS 71 Juan Morel Campos 215 Heyward Street, Brooklyn NY 11206 (D14 Town Hall - 12-6-16 English 1.pdf )
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 6:00PM @ Materials for the Arts ,33-00 Northern Blvd, Long Island City: "Found and Funky" by Michael Kelly Williams-Free Admission Event, In Found and Funky, Williams transforms items once deemed unworthy of use to a newly transcendent title of artwork. RSVP: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/FriendsofMaterialsfortheArts/default/category.php?ref=5584.0.1008697
November 29- Brooklyn North Family Night "The Power of Language Learning" 4:30-7:30pm @ Public School 24, 427 38th Street, Brooklyn 11232. Register here: https://www.brooklynnorthfamilynight.eventbrite.com For More information: Zoe Lence Calix: Zlencecalix@schools.nyc.gov
Tuesday November 22, 3:30 pm Greenpoint Library Branch - Author Alona Frankel "Once Upon A Potty "-Meets with Children
CEC (Community Education Council) District 14: Thursday, November 10.@ 6 PM IS 71, 215 Heyward Street, (Always on the 2nd Thursday of month.Check www.cecdistrict14.com for more details.)
94th Precinct Community Council Meeting : 7 PM 1st Wednesday excluding July, August & December . St. John's Lutheran Church, 155 Milton Street, Greenpoint
TOWN SQUARE Pumpkin Day Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT) Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn Visit http://www.townsquareinc.com/ for more information.
3rd Greenpoint Arts Block Festival: Saturday, September 17 from 11 AM-5PM. Leonard Street, between Nassau Ave and Meserole Ave – by the main entrance to the Greenpoint Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Let Your Voice be Heard!
2017 NYC Parent Learning Environment Surveys
Please continue to return your Parent School Surve's this week. The deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.
Your Completed survey is extremely important in rating our school’s effectiveness as a whole. As you know, parent participation and cooperation is vital to the success of all our students and to our community.
-Each class with 100% return will have an ice-cream party in June!!
Last year we had 94% Return , Lets make it 100% participation this year!!!!
For more information or question please contact Ms Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at 718-389-5842
Testing Week Reminders:
The State ELA (English Language Arts) Assessments for grades 3, 4 & 5 will take place this week.
Tuesday, March 28 Wednesday, March 29th Thursday, March 30th
- It is very important that all students in all grades including kindergarten be in school by 8:15 am so that we can ensure that testing begins promptly.
- The tests are not timed.
- Third grade will have their lunch at 11:55 am 2nd grade will eat earlier at 11:00 am.
The children are well prepared and ready. Please give your child positive reinforcement so that he/she will approach the exam with confidence.
PS 34 2016-2017 STL Meeting Dates
December 22, 2016
January 26, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 30, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 22, 2017
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.
Home of the First Polish Dual Language, ELL Program.
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.
School Breaks- No School 2016-2017
- First day of school: September 8, 2016
- Thanksgiving Recess begins: November 24, 2016
- Winter Recess: December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017
- Mid-winter Recess: February 20 - February 24, 2017
- Spring Recess: April 10 - April 18, 2017
- Last day of school: June 28, 2017. Early Dismissal
School Tour Dates
October 26, 2016 November 30, 2016
NEWLY ADDED - December 14, 2016
December 21, 2016 January 11& 25, 2017
February 15, 2017 March 1, 2017
April 19, 2017 May 31, 2017
NOTICE: 12-2-2016 Parents/Guardians please note that due to construction equipment fenced in at the McGuinness Blv. there will be changes in the dismissal. Please see the attached to see if these changes affect the dismissal location for your child. We apologize for any inconvenience. 2016-2017 New Dismissal.pdf
12-7-2016: Principal Bulletin.pdf
7 Habits of Happy Kids
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
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PS 34 Family Night- March 3, 2017- Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus: Out of This World
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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.