Announcements

  • Scholastic Book Fair will take place on Wed., Thurs., and Friday of this week. Send money in an envelope with your child's name on it!

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  • Report Cards distributed on Wed., Nov. 29th. Parent Teacher Conferences on Thurs., Nov. 30th, Tues., Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th. By appt. only

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    School is closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Wednesday, November 22nd is a Dress Down Day!

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  • Halloween Parade and Carnival - October 31, 2017

    Only students in grades K-5 may wear costumes to school on Tuesday, October 31st. The schoolyard parade, weather permitting, will begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Remember...we would like everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween! Carnival begins at 9:00 a.m.

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  • Costume Party for Middle School - Monday, Oct. 30th, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    The entry fee for the party will be one or two canned goods that can be donated to our November Food Drive. The students will enjoy an evening of desserts and dancing. All students should be dressed in age-appropriate costumes that will not restrict them from having a good time. A letter of invitation/permission slip was distributed and must be returned with a parent signature by Monday, October 30th. Students must come to school on October 30th in order to come to the party.

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  • Assemblywoman Pheffer-Amato will celebrate summer readers at PS 232 on Tuesday, October 24th

    Assemblywoman Pheffer-Amato will visit our school and award all students who submitted their summer reading to her office over the summer vacation.

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  • Graduation Photos and Ring Day on Friday, October 20th

    This year's eighth grade graduates will take their graduation photos and will be measured for their graduation rings.

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  • PTA Meeting, Thursday, October 19th

    Join our PTA cabinet on Thursday, October 19th, at 8:30 a.m. for their monthly meeting. Two important items on the agenda are  Halloween Festivities at P.S. 232 and Mr. Collins, our asst. principal, will discuss safety protocols and drills that take place throughout the school year!

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  • Principal's Breakfast on Monday, October 16th - "Self-Help for Parents and Their Children - Meditation and Stress Reduction"

    Join us this Monday for our first Principal's Breakfast of the school year! Alectra Dandridge, a DOE mental health expert, will join us and share with parents activities of stress reduction and meditation at home. Breakfast will also be served, sponsored by Ms. Josephson, the principal, and Ms. DiBenedetto, our parent coordinator.

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  • Red Ribbon Week at PS 232Q

    Next week is Red Ribbon Week at PS 232Q. We would like to thank our PTA for providing red bracelets to all of our students as a reminder to never "do drugs and alcohol"!

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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.

Click here  http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/

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.