News and Updates

 Friday, December 16 - PS 34 Family Night - Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer at The Theater at Madison Square Gardens 7:00pm - 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 dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov.  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, ndelrio@schoolsettment.org 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   

Summer Assignments and  School Supply lists 2016-2017

NYS English and Math exams results are in! Sign into your‪#‎NYCSchoolsAccount‬ to track your child’s progress: www.mystudent.ny

Up coming Community Events

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

Saturday, October 15 . 11am-3pm -OPEN HOUSE GCEF , Celebrate Fall in Greenpoint at the First Annual Open House GCEF! (www.GCEFUND.org)

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.

 

 

Home of the First Polish Dual Language, ELL Program.

Eco-Schools Update

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.

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PS 34 Family Night - November 11, 2016

A family night of magic and song at the Barclay Center of Disney On Ice

 

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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.