• Curriculum Night at P.S. 232Q

    Curriculum Night will take place at P.S. 232 on Thursday evening, May 18th,  during three different sessions. All parents and grandparents are invited!

    Session I - 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Session II - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Session III 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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  • Carnival is Coming!

    P.S. 232 School Carnival is on Friday, May 19, 2017!

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  • Middle School Sportswear Fundraiser Ends May 10th

    All middle school students, including our fifth graders who will be sixth graders in September, are to order during our FANCLOTH fundraising event before May 10th. All sportswear purchased is to be worn as an addition to our already established uniform. The sportswear can also be worn on gym days, during afterschool, or during the school day.

    There will not be another opportunity to order until November, 2017.

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  • Eighth Grade Concert on Friday , May 12th at 8:45 a.m.

    Our eighth grade graduating class will perform at the annual Eighth Grade Concert this Friday, May 12, 2017. The performance will begin at 8:45 a.m. and all parents and grandparents are invited. The concert will also feature a performance by our school cheerleading squad and our Midori Chorus.

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  • Spring Concert for Third Grade

    Al parents and grandparents of our third graders are invited to this Friday's Spring Concert at 8:45 a.m. in the school auditorium. Students will be singing and playing what they learned in Mr. McLaughlin's music class!

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  • PTA Paint Night for 4th & 5th Graders and their Parents

    We still have a few seats left for Tuesday night's Paint Night! Send a letter of interest and $25 in an envelope to Ms. DiBenedetto. Have fun!

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  • OPEX Sixth Grade Camping Trip

    All sixth graders who are attending the camping trip must be in front of the school at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017. Buses will leave at 7:00 a.m. promptly. Thank you to Mrs. O'Sullivan and all of the parent volunteers who are going on this adventure. Without you, our students would not have this life-changing experience! We can't wait to post the photos!

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  • Drum Cafe Afterschool Concert on Tuesday, April 25th

    Midori & Friends will be sponsoring an afterschool concert for all kindergarten, first and second grade students and their parents or grandparensts at 2:45 p.m. in our school auditorium. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Pick up your child from dismissal and then come to the front door entrance of the school. Doors will open at 2:45 p.m.

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  • Middle School Cancer Walk on Friday, April 21st

    All students in grades 5 through 8 will be walking in our annual walk-a-thon that raises money for the American Cancer Society. Our school walks every year in memory of Sebastian Oseff, one of our own students at P.S. 232 who passed away five years ago, and for Mr. Berndt, one of our own teachers who also died from cancer last year. We also walk in memory of all loved ones who have fought the battle of cancer. All students received their donation sheet and letter to parents last week. Please help sponsor our students who will raise one dollar for every block they walk. Our school goal is that every student walks around the school block 10 times, so that $10 or more can be raised per student. Thank you for your support!

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  • Photo Retake Day on Wednesday, April 5th

    If you'd like to take your photos over again, you must return the originals that you received. Send them in with your child on April 5th.

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Attendance, Lateness, and Illegal Absence

ATTENDANCE MATTERS  at P.S. 232Q! As part of this school initiative, we are asking parents to help us deliver the message to our students that attendance matters for success in school and in life, and that absences can easily add up to academic trouble. Punctuality is just as important! Each school day begins at 8:05 a.m. and all students should be there when the teacher begins to teach!

Did you know that missing just 10% of the school year can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school? Or that by 6th grade, missing that much school is strongly linked to course failure and even eventually dropping out of high school?  That’s just 18 days — or two to three days per month. Every school day counts. I am looking forward to a very successful academic year with your child. It's difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent.

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If Your Child Is Sick.....

If your child is sick, by all means, make sure that he or she is attended to. When not sick, all students should be in school. Medical and dental appointments should be made after school hours and on weekends, unless there is an emergency. All absences are considered "excused absences" when a note from a doctor is sent to your child's teacher. An "unexcused absence" is recorded when a note is not sent in. A student must maintain 90% attendance to be considered for academic honor roll in grades 4 and 5 and Middle School Honor Society. Attendance is a factor when determining promotional decisions in June.