News and Updates
-Thursday, September 5th First Day of School for All Students :
- Kindergarten: First Day of School: Thursday, September 5, 2019, will be a half day for all Kindergarten students- 8:45 am to 11:30 am. On Friday, September 6th, 2019 the Kindergarten schedule will be held from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm. The following week Kindergarten will follow a regular day schedule from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm.
Pre-Kindergarten: First Day of School: Thursday, September 5th: WELCOME TO PRE-KINDERGARTEN DAY! PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE INVITED TO STAY: 8:45a.m.-11: 00 a.m. Friday, September 6th: FULL DAY BEGINS FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN 8:15 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Up coming Community Events
94th Precinct Community Council Meeting : 7 PM 1st Wednesday excluding July, August & December. St. John's Lutheran Church, 155 Milton Street, Greenpoint
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
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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
NYC DOE School Calendar 2018-2019
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.