News and Updates
May 1-2: NYS Math Assessment for grades 3-5. (Please note that electronic devices including cell phones are not prohibited during the exams)
April 19-26: School Closed for Spring Recess. Students return to school on April 29.
April 13: Grades 3,4 &5 please note: ELA/MATH SUPER SATURDAY CANCELLED 4-13-2019 Our last Super Saturday Academy session this Saturday, April 13 will be CANCELLED due to construction work being done in the building this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.
April 18: 5th Grade Final Senior Dues Payment Due.
April 11: PS 34 PTA Art Party! For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ps34pta/243867
April 4: Talent Show Applications are Due Today. talent show application 2019.pdf
April 1 & 2 : ELA NYS Assessments for grades 3-5.
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
Start With Hello Week at PS 34
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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
WE walk for water!
This Spring, schools across the country will come together for WE Walk for Water, a global fundraising event to walk and raise money to improve access to clean water for developing communities around the world. All donations go to sustainable water filtration installations.
Walk, and donate to improve access to clean water for all.
(You can also donate online https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/we-walk-for-water57)
On May 10 join PS 34 for WE Walk For Water.
Everyone can help by collecting pledges and joining our walk around the neighboorhood.
Walking Schedule: Grades k-2, 12 pm Grades 3-5, 1 pm
(Parents/guardians joining the walk can meet at the Eckford Street schoolyard)
Student Walk Permission form (required): student walking permission form.pdf
Donation Pledge Form: PS 34 We Walk for Water Pledge form.pdf (Please return pledge forms with all funds collected on May 10)
This project is being headed and sponsored by the hard work of our PS 34, 4th-grade Leadership Team.
Contact Ms. Kowalski at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov for information or 718 389-5842
NYC DOE School Calendar 2018-2019
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.