News and Updates


On Thursday, November 14, 2019 Early Dismissal:

Grade Pre-K to 5 will be dismissed at 11:35 am


 PS 34 Photo Days! 

January 13, 2019: 5th-grade cap and gown portraits and re-take day for absent students.




Up coming Events

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 : Parent-Teacher Conferences 12:35 – 2:35 PM and 4:30 – 7:30 PM.  Please complete the appointment forms you have received from your teacher and return it to your child’s teacher by Monday, November 4, 2019.

  • Please use the Eckford Street entrance
  • The ENL, Art, Green STEM, and Gym Teachers will also be available to meet with you
  • The Parent Coordinator will also be available to meet with you

November 12, 2019 : Polish National Independence Day Celebration Narodowy Dzień Niepodległości Polski.  The Dual language Classes will be presenting,  beginning on McGuiness Blvd. Schoolyard weather permitting at Time: 9:00 am. PS 34 Parents/guardians are invited. Following the presentation in the McGuiness Blvd. Schoolyard, there will be craft activities in the Cafeteria with each dual language class and families.  



Save the date: December 10, 2019: Holidays Around the world.  We need your help to make our celebration a success!  We are currently planning our Holidays Around the World Celebration and in order to make this night a success, we need you to partner with us.    If you are interested in helping us prepare and/or making any contribution to our spectacular event with any of the items below please complete the pdf form and return it to your child's teacher by November 15.  The PS 34 Cultural Committee will contact you.  Thank you!   

  • We will be asking families for contributions of ethnic dishes that represent your culture and other items.  
  • We are looking for families who would like to contribute a cultural performance, cultural instrumental performance and/or song.
  • We also welcome families who would like to introduce and work on a cultural craft at the event.   

 Holidays Around the World Contribution Form.pdf     For information contact Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at   


November 1, 2019, Dia De Los Muertos Movie Night.  Bring your blankets and snacks to our movie night Celebration Featuring COCO @ 6pm.  Before the movie, there will be a brief presentation about Dia de Los Muertos and a coloring activity

October 16, 2019, New Courtyard/Zen Garden Ribbon Cutting Event at 9 am in the Kindergarten Cafeteria.

Tuesday Morning September 17, 2019, @ 8:45-9:45 AM- PS 34 Welcomes All Fathers, Grandfathers, and Male Caregivers To Take Their Children to School!   

             - Grades Pre-k, Kindergarten and 1st, Students come into the basement at regular drop off time 8:15 am. Dad's will be escorted to their child’s class at 8:45 through                                 McGuiness Blvd cafeteria entrance ramp.

             -Grades 2-5 please wait with your child in the Eckford Street Schoolyard until 8:45 am if you are participating. An Activity will take place in the School Cafeteria.  

             -(Please Note: If you are participating with multiple children please have the children with you on the Eckford Street School Yard  at 8:45 am to be escorted together to the cafeteria)

RSVP Form to be submitted to your child's teacher:   Dads Take Your Child to School Flyer polish.pdf    9-17-2019 DTYCTS_Dads Take Your Child to School  Flyer_English.pdf    


September 12, 2019:  PS 34 OPEN HOUSE  FOR PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 5 CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING 2 SESSIONS: 4:45 to 6:00 PM or 6:15 to 7:30 PM (Please use Eckford Street entrance) Come and Meet Your Child’s Teacher,  Visit your Child’s Classroom & Learn More About Our Curriculum and Programs.

September 4th, 9 am - 10 am Welcome New Family Back to School Breakfast. Where: Eckford Street Playground
Come enjoy breakfast with the PTA Board. Meet the administration, parent coordinator, ask any last-minute questions, and stock up on all your PS 34 gear!  PS34_Back2School_Breakfast_2019.pdf 

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting: 7 PM  1st Wednesday excluding July, August & December. St. John's Lutheran Church, 155 Milton Street, Greenpoint 




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      New  Courtyard/Zen Garden  Ribbon Cutting Event at PS 34 !
October 16, 2019
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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.