News and Updates
March 4, 2019, All NYC Public Schools Closed today due to inclement weather.
February 18-22 for Midwinter Recess. Return to school on February 25th.
📚February 1st through February 8th-The annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser begins next week Information will be sent home soon in folders by the end of this week. It's an amazing way to get your kids reading more and raise money for school enrichments. There will be some pretty awesome prizes including a Kindle Fire, gift certificates to Greenpoint Toy Store, and the student who logs the most reading minutes will get to be Principal For A Day!
February 11-15 Respect for All week. More information will be going home soon!
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
Thursday, February 7, 2019 From 7-8:30 pm, Dupont Senior Housing at 80 Dupont Street. District 14 School Siting Discussion. Come learn about the update on the siting of the new school in Greenpoint with Council Member Levin and District 14 representatives. Sponsored by Council Member Stephen Levin.
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 in 2019. 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.
Home of the First Polish Dual Language Program
NYC 2019 School Surveys are here!
2019 NYC Parent Learning Environment Surveys Are Here!
Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!
YOUR FEEDBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.
Each year, all parents take the NYC School Survey. Parent NYSchools Surveys will be distributed at our PS 34 Parent TeacherConference Day on March 14.
The survey is designed to collect important information about each school's ability to support student success. School leaders use feedback from the survey to reflect and make improvements to schools and programs. These surveys are an important part of making our school the best it can be for our kids
- Surveys will be distributed by your child’s Teacher during Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 14, 2019.
- Laptop Computers will be available in the STEM Lab to submit surveys. Families are welcome to visit our new STEM Lab!
- Families who complete and return their survey on Thursday will receive a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win Amazing Prizes!
- Don’t forget to write your child’s name and class on the back of the raffle ticket.
Help our school get a 100% participation rate!
For information or questions contact Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at 718-389-5842, Dkowalski@school.nyc.gov
PS 34 Welcomes our dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins and all male caregivers to our annual Dad's Take Your Child to School Day Event!
September 18, 2018
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A very special guest visits PS 34 from Poland
Agata Kornhauser-Duda, wife of the President of the Republic of Poland Visits PS 34
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.
PS 34 in The News and Videos
Spot Light on Schools: Click on the following link to see our D14 schools spotlighted
Our Green STEM Afterschool students got to “network” with the architects and builders from Marble Fairbanks, who are planning and building the new LEED certified library; checked out the “golden shovel” with the President of Brooklyn Public Library, Linda Johnson; our Press Team, Madison & Ixchel were busy interviewing attendees; and Lana even got some advice from Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, Diana Reyna, on middle school selection. Take a look at: Greenpoint Star, bklyner, greenpointers
Run for a New York City Education Council!
What are the Community and Citywide Education Councils?
By serving on an Education Council, parents have a powerfulvoice in shaping the policies and priorities for New York Cityschools. From advising the Chancellor to working directly with thedistrict superintendent and reviewing district educationalprograms and needs, the 32 Community Education Councils and 4Citywide Education Councils play a major role in education policyand help make our public schools the best they can be.
For more information visit: schools.nyc.gov/run2019
Education Council Elections
Elections for Education Councils are held every two yearsaccording to rules specified by
New York State law. The application period opens on February 14,2019. See next page for candidate qualifications and campaignschedule.
Who Can Serve on a Community Education Council?
If you are a parent of a student who currently attends a PreK-8thgrade public (non-charter) school… Then you can run for the CECin that district.
When Is Eligibility Determined?
Eligibility is determined as of the date that you submit yourapplication to run for a position on an Education Council.
Dates to Remember for the 2019 Elections
February 14- March 6: Apply to a Council
March 19: Candidate Conference
March 25 - May 1: Attend a Candidate Forum
May 2 - May 14: Online voting by PA/PTA officers
May 21: Election Results Announced
Join our Volunteer Survey Team!
Summer in the City offers a variety of free and exciting opportunities through the Summer Academy and Summer School Programs. Students spend the summer participating in engaging lessons and hands-on STEM activities, along with taking field trips to museums, parks, and other cultural sites.
Summer in the City provides transportation and all students will receive a free, healthy breakfast and lunch.
Applications for the Summer Academy enrichment programs are open March 18 to April 26. Learn more about the Summer Academy programs, including student eligibility and how to apply:
NYC DOE School Calendar 2018-2019
7 Habits of Happy Kids
2018-2019 School Tour Dates :
Join us for a Special Kindergarten Polish Dual Language Program Information & Tour!
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 9:00 am
(For information or to RSVP Contact Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at 718-389-5842 or Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov)
2019- January 16 & 30, February 27, March 27, April 17, May 29.
School Tours are scheduled from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
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.