PS 34 Parent Coordinator
Deise Kowalski - PS 34 Parent Coordinator
PS 34 is the little school with a big heart. It is Brooklyn’s oldest elementary school and has been a family community school where parents and guardians have the opportunity to be a major part of their child’s learning and education for many years.
As an active parent and past PS 34 PTA President, I have come to understand that parent involvement is key in constructing the foundation for our children to succeed. My mission is to continue to empower parents to be actively involved in their child’s education by providing them with important information through multiple media and offering various opportunities for parent participation. At PS 34 parents are able to be involved throughout the year by volunteering their talents and abilities, participating in school activities, events, workshops, PTA and SLT (School Leader Ship Team) and much more!
Parents are the most important people in their child’s life. Assisting parents with their needs I believe will also help their children. I’m here to assure parents that their issues can be heard and addressed effectively. I kindly welcome and encourage parents to communicate any creative ideas or concerns. My door is always opened.
I value parents and guardians as partners and together we can support our children’s needs with the education they deserve.
Pennies for Patients
Thank you to all who donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser in November. PS 34 raised $1,322. Mrs. Rzerzicha’s class 5-211 was the top fundraising class raising $170. They will receive a pizza party from Domino’s Pizza as the top fundraising class from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Program.
Thank you again for your participation and generosity.
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
-iPhone/iPad or Android
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!
Feed Our Kids Food Drive
PS 34 Parents, join us in supporting the Feed Our Kids Food Drive at PS 34 from June 1st to June 16, 2017
(City Harvest's annual drive to fight child hunger)
You can donate to the food drive by bringing the following items to PS 34 main office:
- canned fruit
- canned vegetables
- canned protein (i.e.tuna or beans)
- peanut butter (plastic jars)
- macaroni and cheese (packaged)
- hot and cold cereal (packaged, family sized)
- juice packs
(note: We cannot accept unlabeled or dented cans, any opened packaging, products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.)
City Harvest’s annual Feed Our Kids, which runs from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, asks New Yorkers to donate kid-friendly, non-perishable items to help provide much-needed food for our city’s children over the summer when access to school meals may become limited. Schools, organizations and companies came together to collect food donations for City Harvest to pick-up and distribute to our network of 500 , , and other that serve hungry children and their families across the five boroughs.
Last year, we collected nearly 300,000 pounds, enough to feed over 14,000 hungry New Yorkers for the entire summer.
For information contact Ms. Kowalski @ Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov or 718-389-5842
Keep your kids safe this summer!
Parent Coordinator Newsletter
Home and School Connection
The NYC Department of Education is proud to announce that parents, students, and educators now have a new way to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest news from City public schools. Introducing the DOE’s new official blog, The Morning Bell.
Featuring news, tips, and programs at work in City schools, The Morning Bell keeps readers up-to-date about the exciting things happening inside our classrooms every day. Bookmark The Morning Bell today on your computer and mobile browser, and subscribe to receive email updates with each new post.https://morningbellnyc.com/
Middle School Information
How to apply to middle school. 5th Grade Families can prepare by taking these next steps:
Read the 2017 NYC Middle School Directory: Research middle school programs, see the admissions timeline, and use the activities to learn about the admissions process.
Attend a Middle School District Fair: Get to know the middle schools in your district, meet middle school staff, and ask questions about specific programs.
Printed directories for families are now being distributed to public middle schools and Family Welcome Centers; English and translated versions will be available at all of these locations by early October.
Visit Middle School Admissions, contact your school , or call 718-935-2398 with questions.
Community Education Council for District 14
Business & Calendar Meeting
When: Thursday,March 2, 2017 ; 6-8PM
Where: IS 71 -215 Heyward Street Room 238 ,Brooklyn, New York 11206
Come out and join the CEC D14!
For more information, please fall CEC14 Office at (718) 302-7624 or
E-Mail us at email@example.com
CEC MONTHLY CALENDAR FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR (CLICK HERE)
2017 EDUCATION COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Become a Council Member - Citywide and Community Education Councils - New York City Department of Education
2017 EDUCATION COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The New York City Borough Presidents and New York City Department of Education encourage you to learn more about the 2017 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections at a local information session:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free Tutoring at the Greenpoint Library
NYC Parks Help Make Fitness an Affordable for Parents and Students
A NYC Parks Recreation Center membership gives you access to New York City’s most affordable and extensive network of recreational facilities across the five boroughs. Anyone can be a member – there are no residency requirements and kids under 18 can get a free membership.
Come to any of the Recreation Center locations with one form of photo identification.
Include NYC provides one-to-one help, information resources, and workshops on topics that are important to parents with youngsters with disability at no cost.
Contact the Free Resource Line : Call 212-677-4660 Text 646-693-3175
Access free resources online. Visit INCLUDENYC.ORG
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.
Free Admission and Discounted Admission at New York City Museums
These NYC Museums Are Always Free
Who doesn't love to do something free? Check out these New York City museums and cultural institutions that offer free access every day that they are open -- confirm hours/days that they're open to avoid disappointment.