Welcome Families!

As part of P.S. 34's paperless initiative, you can find the week's schoolwide flyers here. Click the filenames to download the flyers.

The Class Dojo app is also a great way to keep up to date, so be sure to sign up for it through your teacher if you haven't already.

Weeks of September 5-13, 2019

September Calendar

September Parent Letter




Working Together for School Success CONNECTION ®
September 2019

Be considerate TES
Family meals offer plenty of chances for your youngster to practice being considerate. As you serve yourselves food, you might say, “Make sure to leave enough so every-one gets some.” Or if there’s one piece of chicken left, encourage your child to ask if anyone wants to split it instead of taking the whole thing for himself.

Tired after school?
As your youngster gets used to the routine of a new school year, she may be more tired than usual. Be sure she’s getting 9–11 hours of sleep each night. Also, try to keep evenings low-key by not planning too many activities.

Cardboard box “origami”
Before tossing boxes in the recycling bin, use them to build your child’s spa-tial sense and math skills. Have him pull each box apart at the seams and lay it flat. Can he tape it back together? Idea: Challenge him to make a mini pizza or cereal box using construction paper and tape.

Worth quoting
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Fred Rogers

Q: How many eggs did the farmer collect from his biggest rooster? A: Zero. Roosters don’t lay eggs!
© 2019 Resources for Educators, a division of CCH Incorporated

The ABCs of school success
School success begins at home! While your child is learning her ABCs, 123s, and much more, she can get the year off to a great start with these other ABCs.
■ A ttend every day
More time in class = more learning. Help your youngster attend school regularly by scheduling doctor appointments and family vacations outside of school hours. Also, she can cut down on sick days by eating her fruits and vegetables, washing her hands often, and getting plenty of physical activity.
■ B e organized
Forgotten homework? A backpack that doubles as a black hole? Good organizational skills prevent those problems.
Together, brainstorm ways for your child to get—and stay—organized. For instance, she could choose a special folder for bringing home and returning homework and use a zipper bag to store pencils and other supplies.
■ C heck in daily
Designate a time each day to sit down with your youngster, talk about what she did in school, and review papers she brought home. You might read a story she wrote or look over her math test, for example. This simple routine shows her that you care about what she’s learning. Plus, you’ll notice where she’s doing well or if she’s struggling with anything so you can follow up with her teacher.♥

Back to school…for parents
School rules keep students safe and let teachers do their job. Show your youngster that parents can help by following rules—just like he does. Here are a few examples:
●Check in at the office as soon as you enter the school building, and be prepared to show identification.
●If you drive your child to school, be familiar with drop-off and pickup procedures. For instance, stay in your car, obey staff and patrol officers, and help your youngster exit the car quickly and safely.
●Follow rules for sending food to school. Is there a no-peanut policy? Are birth-day treats allowed?
●Contact the teacher to arrange visits ahead of time rather than dropping in.♥

PS 34 Oliver H. Perry Elementary
Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator
Home & SchoolCONNECTION® September 2019
© 2019 Resources for Educators, a division of CCH Incorporated

9/12 Open House & Workshop


 Open House 9-12-2019 English.pdf  

 Comms 9-12-2019 Workshop Paperless Flyer.jpg 


SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

4:45 to 6:00PM or 6:15 to 7:30PM
(Please use Eckford street entrance)

Come and Meet Your Child’s Teacher and Visit your Child’s Classroom
Learn More about Our Curriculum and Programs


We understand that communication is key and that being well informed is important. Therefore we will be hosting a Communications Workshop so that you can learn about the various ways we'll be keeping in touch with families throughout the school year. Hope to see you there!

Choose from 2 time slots: Thursday September 12, 2019 at 8:45-9:30am or 5:30-6:15pm in the Kindergarten Cafeteria - Entrance on Eckford Street) Topics covered: Class Dojo Training, Do's and Don'ts, Website, Class Parents, Main Office, Monthly Newsletters and Calendar, Q&A

For questions, contact your Parent Coordinator, Ms. Kowalski at dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov, 718-389-5842