Back to School Tips for Parents

Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.

Talk about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.    

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Bedtime Math - Free App.

Bedtime Math Parent Engagement Program  

A Fun, free app for IPads, Iphones or Android devices.

Quick, wacky family math.
Dinnertime. Bathtime. Any time. 

A wacky new problem each day!

Three levels of math(ages 3-9)–Answers provided–No log-ins, no scores

1-Download app-Free
-iPhone/iPad or Android

2-Select language:

3-Select Community Edition 

4-Enter special code: NYC

5-Parents will select their District and School (District 14, PS 34 Oliver H. Perry)

6- You’re in!

NYC Farmers Market Season!

July-November 2017

Enjoy the delicious produce our region has to offer.

 Visit a farmers market near you to fuel up on fruits and vegetables, participate in a healthy cooking workshop or try a sample of an easy, seasonal recipe. 

Did you know that eating fruits and vegetables every day can lower your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and some cancers?1 Fruits and vegetables keep us healthy because they:

 Contain plenty of fiber

Are naturally low in sodium

Are important sources of many vitamins and minerals

NYC farmers markets are a fun outdoor venue for purchasing delicious, fresh, seasonal produce. 

Text “SoGood” to 877877 or use this map to find a farmers market near you.

Participate in the Health Department’s public cooking demonstrations from July through November. Attendees will receive a $2 Health Bucks coupon to spend on fruits and vegetables at the market! Look for the carrot icon on this map to find locations with cooking demonstrations.

Use the Health Department’s recipes to prepare an easy and inexpensive healthy dish.

Stay Hydrated! Water is healthy and has zero calories. Find pop-up water fountains in NYC by visiting or downloading the free NYC Water app, available here. NYC tap water tastes great and best of all, it is free!

Feed Our Kids Food Drive

Thank you to all who donated and helped support City Harvest's Feed Our Kids Food Drive at PS 34 from June 1st to June 16!

PS 34 collected 200 pounds of food  to help provide much-needed food for our city’s children over the summer when access to school meals may become limited.


For information contact Ms. Kowalski @ or 718-389-5842


NYC Schools Account

 NYC Schools Account 

You play an important role in your child's academic success. Our goal is to give you the information you need to be an informed and active partner in your child's education. We invite you to set up your NYC Schools Account, which provides a new way for you to view your child's attendance, grades and contact information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.

Parents and Legal Guardians are welcome to visit your parent coordinator at  the school to sign up or if  you have any questions regarding registering for NYC Schools Account. 

NYC Schools Account Registration (English)
NYC Schools Account Registration (Spanish)