Halloween is always an exciting time here at P.S. 232, and we have a variety of festivities coming up for all ages. Our Parent Halloween Committee has organized another wonderful
October 30th Halloween carnival and parade for our kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and fifth grade students. The PTA is still looking for parent volunteers! Parents of these grades may drop off their bags of candy in the school lobby starting next week. A drop-off box will be located next to the security desk. We are excited to see our younger students dressed in costumes that are age-appropriate and fun! Students are not allowed to wear masks that cover their face or to use make-up that will affect their eyes. Students are not allowed to have props that may poke someone in the eye. Only students in grades K-5 may wear costumes to school on Friday, October 30th. The schoolyard parade, weather permitting, will begin at 8:45 a.m. sharp. Remember…we would like everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween!

JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS! The week of October 11 will begin our week of “Just Say No to Drugs!” festivities. During RED RIBBON WEEK the students will learn what to do and what not to do if ever in a situation where drugs are offered to our youngsters. Our P.T.A. has purchased “red bracelets” for all of the students in our school who will be expected to wear their bracelet throughout the week. The red ribbons and bracelets will symbolize our commitment to staying “drug-free for an eternity”! Our students in grades 3-8 will also be a part of classroom workshops sponsored by both Ms. Falcone and Ms. Black, our school guidance counselors.

Our sixth, seventh and eighth graders will enjoy a costume party on Thursday, October 29th, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  The students will enjoy an evening of dancing and desserts. The costume party is for PS 232 students only and they should dress in age-appropriate costumes that will not restrict them from having a good time. Costumes that depict violence will not be allowed. Costumes that show skin in inappropriate places will not be allowed! No one is allowed to wear a mask or use make-up that will affect their eyes. Parents must check their child’s costume before he or she attends. A letter of invitation will soon be distributed to students. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders come to school on October 29th and 30th for days of learning.  If a student is absent from school that day, they may not attend the party! Students in grades 6-8 are not to wear their costume to school on this day!

New Online Registration Process for NYC Schools Account for Parents

Parent accounts
 are now available and offer a new way for parents and guardians to access key information about their children. In response to feedback from schools and parents, parents will be able to register online for a NYC Schools account starting June 24 by visiting
http://schools.nyc.gov/myaccount on any computer or internet-connected device and following the instructions listed in the letter that will be sent home in your child's report card envelope on Friday, June 26th. This letter will include their Account Creation Code as well as their child’s 9-digit student ID number.

We are very excited that now you have an alternative to coming up to school. During the summer months, it will now be easier for you to register for your new parent account. If you are having difficulties with the process, please do not hesitate to call Mrs. DiBenedetto. She is available during the summer on Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

While you and your child are enjoying the summer, please make reading a part of your summer fun! Not only will your child be entertained by books, but summer reading will maintain and reinforce important reading skills taught over the course of the year. We are strongly recommending that your child join the summer reading program at your local public library. During our next summer reading assembly in September, 2015, students who participate will win goody bags with new books.


Each student in grades K-7 is to follow these summer reading guidelines:
Grade K, 1, 2 – read 6 books accompanied by 6 book reports
Grade 3, 4 – read 5 books accompanied by 5 book reports
Grade 5 – read 4 books accompanied by 4 book reports
Grade 6 and 7 – read 3 accompanied by 3 book reports


All book reports must be handed in to your new teacher between Sept. 9th and Sept. 11th, the first three days of school. The book reports will not be accepted after Sept. 11th .  Thank you and see you on September 9th !



Khaki beige or blue pants or shorts (in warmer weather)
Navy blue or light blue polo (golf) shirt (short or long-sleeved)
Comfortable shoes or sneakers (not carried by Flynn & O’Hara)


Khaki beige or blue pants, skirts, skorts, capris, shorts (in warmer weather)
Navy blue or light blue polo (golf) shirt (short or long-sleeved)
Comfortable shoes or sneakers (no flip flops)

CELL PHONE POLICY - As you may or may not be aware, the Mayor and Chancellor have changed the official policy on cell phones in schools.  As part of this new policy, the DOE has directed schools to set forth their own policy as to when and where cell phones and other personal electronic devices may or may not be used during the school day. After consultation with the School Leadership Team, the School Safety Team and the Administrative Cabinet, we have agreed upon the policy as outlined below. 

 In Effect as of Monday March 2, 2015:

 Phones should not be seen or heard in school.  This includes timers, alarms and any other electronic noise.

Field trip use of electronic devices will be based on chaperone/administration discretion.

PS 232 and the DOE are not responsible for lost or damaged phones or other electronic devices. They are brought to school at the risk of the owner.

Students will not be permitted to use phones or other electronic devices during lunch, recess or when using the restrooms.

Electronic devices can be used during the school day or during after-school activities only when directly supervised by a school staff member.

 Confiscation and return of electronic devices

Students using a cell phone or other electronic device in violation of the above stipulations are subject to:

First Offense:  Confiscation of item and return at end of school day.

Second Offense:  Confiscation of item and return following parent/guardian conference to be scheduled no earlier than one week from the date of confiscation and to be held on school days between 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Third Offense:  Revocation of privilege to bring any electronic device to school for the remainder of the school year.

Friday, October 9
Graduation Photos
Graduation Photo Day Today
8:30 a.m.
PTA Candy Sale
PTA Candy Sale Ends Today
Monday, October 12
School Closed
School Closed
Thursday, October 15
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Bagel Breakfast for Students
Grades 6-8

Monday, October 19
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week - "Just Say No to Drugs and Alcohol!"
Student Lessons Begin

Today, 10/9/2015
High: 76 Low: 56
Rain showers
88% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/10/2015
High: 64 Low: 50
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.