Big Apple Winner at PS 232Q - Mr. Kwarta, 5-504
We are very excited to announce that Gregg Kwarta, teacher of class 5-504, is one of NYC's Big Apple Teacher Winners! Congratulations, Mr. Kwarta!
Homework has always been recognized by the school community as an important medium to foster the academic achievement of students and to extend school activities into the home and community. The homework should be reasonable, appropriate and checked daily. Homework must be assigned according to these minimum daily outlines Monday through Thursday:
Ongoing independent reading and reading responses (K-8) and content-area research (in grades 6-8) will take place over the weekends and vacations.
Click here for parents link to article about helping your child with their homework. https://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/homework/index.html
Flynn & O’Hara School Uniforms is the official store/website located in the Atlas Mall that we use to purchase school uniforms. If you’d like a preview, please go to www.flynnohara.com. They will be the only distributor of polo shirts and t-shirts and sweats for gym with the P.S. 232Q logo. If the logo does not matter to you, you can still purchase the same color uniform items at any local K-Mart, Target, Walmart, Cookies, etc. This will always remain another purchasing option for those who want to save money.
Middle School - a variety of sweats and sweatshirts from FANCLOTH have been added to our uniform. These items are for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders only. The FANCLOTH sale will begin on September 11th and end on October 13th.
All Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students - The following criteria will be used to calculate students’ grades each semester. This grading policy will be used by ALL subject teachers in the middle school grades:
60% tests/quizzes: Tests will evaluate major bodies of work (ex. novels, plays, literary items, units, chapters, etc.). Quizzes assess knowledge of a small body of work (ex. reading assignments, vocabulary, listening, etc.)
20% homework assignments which are an essential part of every class. When a student is absent from class, he or she is responsible for completing the homework assignment and handing it to the subject teacher.
20% class work: The class work grade will consist of written work done in class, class participation and in class projects.
Make-up Policy: It is the students’ responsibility to arrange to make up work missed because of absence from class. All reading and written assignments are due regardless of absences. Exceptions may be made in certain unusual circumstances. If a parent calls by 10:00 a.m. when a student is absent, homework can be picked up in the main office at 2:00 p.m.
Honor Society Induction in grades 6, 7, and 8 is determined by the following criteria:
Gold Honors – 95 average or greater with no grade less than 90
Silver Honors – 90 average or greater with no grade less than 85
Bronze Honors – 85 average or greater with no grade less than 80 in any subject
In addition, students must have 90% attendance and/or lateness.
Performance Levels - All work is rubric based...
Make-up Policy: It is the students’ responsibility to arrange to make up work missed because of absence from class. All reading and written assignments are due regardless of absences. Exceptions may be made in certain unusual circumstances. In any grade, if a parent calls by 10:00 a.m. when a student is absent, homework can be picked up in the main office at 2:00 p.m.
Principal’s Honor Roll is distributed in grades 4 and 5 after the 2nd report card to those students who meet the following criteria:
Principal’s Circle of Effort Awards are distributed in grades 4 and 5 after the 2nd report card to those students who meet the following criteria:
Due to the many peanut allergies of students in our school building, peanut butter sandwiches are not served at lunchtime. For those that bring lunch to school, we ask that parents consider the allergies of others and not send peanut butter products. Thank you!