Daily Announcements

HELP!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS YEAR'S BASKET AUCTION. THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD ON MAY 1, 2015. THIS YEAR'S BASKET AUCTION WILL HAVE A HOLLYWOOD THEME. COME JOIN  US FOR
 "A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS"
PLEASE COME TO THE BASKET AUCTION COMMITTEE MEETING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, AT 8:15 AM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS MATTER PLEASE CONTACT THE PTA AT 718-979-4517 OR AT PTA@PS52.ORG . YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE SCHOOL AND SPEAK WITH MS. GALYAS, PARENT COORDINATOR


IMPORTANT DATES IN MARCH
March 3, 2015: GoMath Workshop for 5th Grade Parents
March 10th: GoMath Workshop for 3rd and 4th Grade Parents
March 16th: Pre-K Registration opens
March 19th: Parent Teacher Conferences-
Afternoon Session- 12:20 to 2:20 PM
Evening Session- 4:30 to 7:30 PM
All Students will be dismissed at 11:30 AM
March 24th: Pennies For Patients Ends
March 24th: All Learning Environment Surveys should be completed,  signed, and returned 


PRE-KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION WILL START ON MARCH 16, 2015 AND CLOSE ON APRIL 24TH.
 
PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/kindergarten.html





SPRING BREAK OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO YOUR CHILDREN DURING THE WEEK OF
APRIL 6, 2015
http://schools.nyc.gov/Students/default.htm


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015- 5th Grade Picture Day (Boys-White button down shirt with a tie, Girls- White shirt without a collar) All children should wear their khaki pants or skirts.

January 30, 2015- Baby Photo for Yearbook, Student Information Sheet for Yearbook, Any school group photos from this year or previous school years.

February 23, 2015- Student Dues must be in

February 13, 2015- Final Date to submit Yearbook booster page 


IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR MARCH!

MARCH
MARCH 16, 2015: PRE-K REGISTRATION STARTS ON LINE ONLY OR AT THE PETRIDES COMPLEX 715 OCEAN TERRACE STATEN ISLAND

MARCH 19, 2015: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 
TIMES: AFTERNOON SESSION 1 TO 3 P.M.  
EVENING SESSION: 6 TO 8:30 P.M.


Please Click below for March Breakfast Menu.
March Breakfast Menu.pdf
Please Click Below For March Lunch Menu.
March Lunch Menu.pdf
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please click on the link below for important information regarding the Common Core Standards and College Career Readiness programs provided at our school.
http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/09765C51-AE6F-4B44-8E55-DA40DD04E62D/0/StateTestFAQforFamilies8213FINAL.PDF

Click Here For Common Core Resourses:http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/default.htm

PTA Meeting Schedule 2014/15

Next Meeting Date:

MARCH 10, 2015
APRIL 14, 2015
MAY 12, 2015
JUNE 9, 2015

PTA OFFICERS

Co-President: Ms. Maureen McTarsney
Co-President Ms. Fran Fortunato
Treasurer: Ms. Jenny Figueroa
Recording Secretary: Ms. Amy Alio

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION AND UPCOMING
SCHOOL EVENTS!

 


GRADING POLICY
Dear parents and guardians please click on attachment to view our schools grading policy.


Grading Policy.docx

School Safety Meeting Schedule 2014/15
Next Meeting:

March 12, 2015
April 16, 2015
May 14, 2015
June 11, 2015
These meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm in room 112. 
                                                       


 School Leadership Meeting Schedule 2014/15
Next Meeting:

March 9, 2015
April 13, 2015
May 11, 2015
June 8, 2015
 Meetings are generally held
 in room 107 at 3:45 p.m.
If you would like to attend any of these meetings or would like information regarding the Leadership Team, feel free to contact,
 Ms. Dolores Galyas, Parent Coordinator.

From the Principal

I’d like to wish all of our P.S.52 families much happiness and good health as we start 2015! It’s wonderful to see our children each morning, well rested and eager to do well in school. I need to thank our parents for supporting our children as they complete their daily assignments and Vacation Learning Packets. These tools help students as they reinforce the skills that we are working so hard to teach. I also want to again thank all of our parents for the successful implementation of our School Uniform Policy this year. Our children look terrific and there has been a noticeable shift in the building culture.

The school year is passing quickly. Of course we are all working hard to prepare our children to meet the criteria of the Common Core Learning Standards and do well on the upcoming standardized tests. We’re fortunate to be able to offer many of our Grade 3-5 students the opportunity to attend our After-school Academic Program. Our intention is to provide intensive instruction and test preparation to our children so that their performance on the upcoming NYS ELA and Math Tests will show increased student achievement.

The entire staff at P.S. 52 continues to work towards college and career readiness for our students. Our entire school community is working to address our Instructional Focus, “All staff and students at P.S.52 will engage in a whole school initiative to raise student achievement by maximizing student engagement. We will work to ensure that all students are intellectually engaged in challenging content through well designed learning tasks and activities that require complex thinking by students”

This year, we've been very successful in seeing more of our parents as well. We continue our weekly, grade appropriate Common Core parent meetings. At these meetings we offer resources and support to parents as they’re familiarized with the instructional practices implemented in our curriculum. We've begun to hold Adult English as a Second Language classes as well.

It is wonderful to be part of a school community that works so well together and I look forward to continuing our work in 2015!

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 9
LEADERSHIP MEETING
3:45 PM
Tuesday, March 10
PTA MEETING
7:00 PM
Thursday, March 12
SAFETY MEETING
1:30 PM
Thursday, March 19
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
1/2 DAY OF SCHOOL
Friday, April 3
SPRING BREAK BEGINS
SCHOOLS CLOSED

Weather

Today, 3/6/2015
High: 24 Low: 16
Mostly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/7/2015
High: 33 Low: 28
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.