News and Updates

9-18-2018:  Tomorrow is Dad's Take Your Child to School Day! Due to foreseen inclement weather if you are participating, we are asking you to please arrive and wait with your child in the Eckford Street Schoolyard at 8:30 am. Your child will not be marked late. If you are not participating in this event please have your child arrive promptly at 8:15 am for school. 

Monday, September 17: Open House Night. Parents/ Guardians of Pre-k to 5th-grade students Come and Meet Your Child’s Teacher and Visit your Child’s Classroom.  4:45 to 6:00 PM or 6:15 to 7:30 PM (Please use Eckford Street entrance). 

Notice: Please note that the school will be closed on Monday, September 10 & Tuesday, September 11 for Rosh Hashanah next week.

Please note:  Kindergarten class letters should be arriving to families during the last week of August.  To download the supply list click: Kindergarten Supply List 2018-2019.pdf 

Welcome Back!  First Day of School is September 5th, 2018!   


Grades 1-5:   September 5: Regular full day of school - 8:15am to 2:35pm



 September 5:  School will begin at 8:45am, dismissal 11:30 am

September 6: Special school hours are 8:45-2:35

September 7: Begin regular school day hours 8:15-2:35



September 5: Half Day -8:45 am to 11 am.

September 6: Half Day-8:45 am to 11:15 am

September 7: Full Day Begins-8:15 am – 2:25 pm


 Sign into your ‪‎NYCSchoolsAccount‬ to track your child’s NYS English and Math exams results and progress: www.mystudent.ny (Contact your parent coordinator for assistance signing up for NYCSchoolsAccount)

Up coming Community Events

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3rd Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival- Time 12:00 PM  4:00 PM. Kingsland Wildflowers 520 Kingsland Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11222.


September 29, 2018 Greencycle "Back to School" Swap from 12-3 pm @ Leonard Library 81 Devoe  Street (near Leonard St corner), Brooklyn.

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.



A very special guest visits PS 34 from Poland

 Agata Kornhauser-Duda, wife of the President of the Republic of Poland Visits PS 34 


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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.





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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.