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Is your child being picked up by an afterschool program outside of PS34?

For your child’s safety, it is important that the school is notified of people and programs that can pick up your children at the end of the day.

Parents/guardians who are having their children picked up after school by outside programs will need to notify the school by printing and completing the attached release form. Please return the form to your child’s teacher, to the main office or Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator. 

 After School Release form 2022.pdf 

For questions contact Ms. Deise Kowalski at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov.


PTA Meeting

General PTA meetings are held virtually each Month.  Zoom links will be posted the week before the meeting. 

Meeting ID: 996 0433 5487
Passcode: 615581
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PTA Meeting Dates:

*Changed due to Election Day


PS 34 PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023

President: Julia Kotowski

Co-Recording Secretaries: Molly Gilotti & Lilith Dollard

Co-Treasurers: Brian Binsack & Jolie Ruhe

Email PTA at 14k034pa@schools.nyc.gov


SLT Representative: Michael Gleson


Title I Chair:  Kasia Kaim-Goncalves


Title I Co-Chair: Mary Patterson-Baim

PS 34 PTA Bylaws

 Bylaws are designed to help a PTA group function in an orderly manner.  The PS 34 PTA Bylaws are available to PS 34 Parents in the link below. 

PTA Bylaws.pdf 

SLT Meetings for School Year 2022-2023

PS 34 School Leadership Team (SLT) Monthly Meetings 
Please note that only the SLT elected representatives and SLT invited guest speakers can actively participate.
The community is invited to observe and listen only.
All virtual meetings are scheduled for 3:00-4:00 pm.

Register in advance for the zoom meetings:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

SLT Meeting Dates
First Meeting-Wednesday, September  21, 2022 @ 3pm
 Thursday, October 6, 2022

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

 SLT Agenda 11-2-2022

 SLT  minutes 11 02 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

 12-7-2023  Agenda

 12-7-2022 Minutes

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

 1-4-2023 Agenda

 1-4-2023  Minutes

Wednesday, February 1, 2023-CANCELLED.  (Meeting has been rescheduled for February 6 at 3pm.)

 2-6-2023 Agenda SLT

  2-6-2023 Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

 3-01-2023 SLT Meeting Agenda

 3-01-2023 SLT Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

 SLT Meeting April 5 2023 Agenda

SLT Meeting April 5 2023 minutes

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (In-person)  STEM LAB room 102.

 5-17-2023 SLT Meeting Agenda

5-17-2023 SLT Minutes



PS 34 Grading Policy

Grading policy at PS 34 Oliver H. Perry Elementary School.   PS 34 Grading Policy.pdf 

We believe that a fair and transparent grading system is crucial in promoting academic excellence and providing students  and families with valuable feedback on their progress. Our grading policy is designed to assess students' knowledge, skills, and overall performance in a comprehensive manner.

Our grading policy aims to foster a positive learning environment where students are motivated to excel academically. It provides a comprehensive assessment of their progress and offers valuable feedback for continuous improvement. We believe that this policy encourages a growth mindset, supports student success, and prepares them for future academic endeavors.


 Middle School Information for 5th Grade 

Middle School Application & Information

In New York City, most students apply to middle school during their fifth-grade year.

For Students Entering Middle School in Fall 2024 (Check back in October-November for more information)

  • Start exploring program options in the (Middle School Directory. It will be posted when available for the new school year)
  • Sign up for the middle school admissions email list. You will receive more information on how and when to apply as soon as it's available, as well as key date reminders and admissions event invitations.

-Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/Middle
 MySchools tutorial videos—part of our Middle School Admissions Video Series—will walk you through how to set up your account.

Question? Contact:
-Ms. Deise Kowalski at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov
-Mrs. Alyssa Jacobs,  ajacobs16@schools.nyc.gov
-Ms. Michelle Garavaglia at mgaravaglia7@schools.nyc.gov

Remote Learning & Electronic Communications

NYC Schools Account

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a web-based application that lets you see your child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet.

 NYSCA - ENG 1,  Polish, Spanish.

The application is translated into nine languages other than English. In the account, you can see a child’s:

  • Attendance • Grades (SCHOOL REPORT CARD) • Assessments (test scores) • Health information (Fitness-gram) • Schedule • Guardians • Enrollment history • Promotion Tracker • Graduation Tracker • Reading Level • Transportation

How to Create an Account:

You can create your NYC Schools Account online at mystudent.nyc . You will need the Account Creation Code that was sent home with your child in a letter with your report card during Parent-Teacher conferences. In addition to this code, you will need the child’s 9-digit student ID number (found on your child’s report card) to create an NYC Schools Account or to add additional children to an existing account.

Parent NYCSA Sign-Up Guide - The guide provides a visual step-by-step on setting up your account. Also, take a look at the video for the setup process https://vimeo.com/497731682 

You can request your child’s account creation code and student ID by contacting me, Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at DKowalski@schools. nyc. gov

Emergency Alerts

If you are a parent who lives with your child, or a custodial or non-custodial guardian, you can update your own cell phone number and email address in your NYC Schools Account, using the Emergency Contact page found under My Account. The cell phone number you provide will be used by the DOE to contact you directly in the event of an emergency. We recommend reaching out to your child’s school to confirm that their records reflect your updated contact information and preferences.

You can now invite other adults who are associated with your child's school record to have their own account.

You can invite relatives, the babysitter, a neighbor, or tutor, or a parent who lives in a different place, or anyone
else who you feel is important to share your child’s information with. However, as some of this information is
kept private by schools, we ask you to consider carefully whom you will invite. You control how much or how
little information you want to share with them. For more information: NYCSAParentFlyer_2017.pdf 


Connect with NYC DOE

Connect with the New York City Department of Education and get up to the minute announcements on social media.

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Updates for Parents and Families

Pre-Kindergarten Admission

Kindergarten Admissions

Gifted and Talented Admissions

Middle School Admissions

High School Admissions

Specialized High Schools Admissions

Summer in the City

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Learning & Activities

Health & Wellness

Adult Education

The District 79 Adult Education program is open for online FALL enrollment! Any adult 21 and older is welcome to enroll in our free program.
Classes will begin September 10th
After the form is submitted, someone from our School staff will contact you with more information on the next steps:
We will be using the Google classroom platform for our free HSE and ESL classes. 
Any questions or concerns you or your parents have you can contact me via email at OACES7@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV or cell at 917-612-7831
Other Adult education and certification programs: 

Parents' Bill of Rights

Each child's maximum potential can best be achieved through a partnership between parents and the education community.  To foster active engagement between parents and schools, parents have certain rights and responsibilities: 

Parent's Bill of Rights is available in  Polish  English  Spanish 

Notify NYC is the City's emergency alert system. Get notified about school closings and other emergency-related items in several different categories.