Announcements

  • 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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  • Summer Reading Assemblies Next Week

    Friday, October 6th at 8:45 for students in K-2 - Parents are invited!

    Friday, October 6th at 10:00 for students in 3-5 - Parents are invited!

    There will be a Bagel Breakfast for students in grades 6-8 on Friday, October 13th.

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  • High School Night at PS 232Q!

    All 7th and 8th grade parents and their children are invited to High School Night at PS 232Q on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

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  • Have a Wonderful Summer! Don't forget to read on the beach!

    The first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 8:05 a.m. until 2:25 p.m. Kindergarteners come to school on September 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  

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  • Dress Down Days Next Week

    Our students will have two dress down days next week, both on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27th and 28th. Wednesday is the last day of school, and dismissal is at 11:45 a.m. If your child does not come to school on the last day of school, report cards can be picked up on Thursday and Friday, June 29th and 30th. Ms. DiBenedetto, our parent coordinator, will be in the office from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

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  • Kindergarten Celebration - Friday, June 23, 2017

    Our kindergarten celebration is on Friday, June 23rd at 8:45 a.m. Please join us as we celebrate the past year!

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AT PS 232Q

As a means of developing positive characteristics in our student body, we highlight students who demonstrate a particular virtue.  The virtues that have monthly concentration are those from “The Virtues of Core Knowledge”. We are a Core Knowledge School. Our teachers select individual students who display certain positive traits, and they are recognized at the end of each month with a “Student of the Month” Certificate, a “Student of the Month” pin, and public acknowledgement from our administrators, staff, parents, and peers, and a free ice cream coupon. They also get their photograph taken and it is hung in our school lobby on our “Student of the Month” bulletin board. The monthly winners are also the subject of our “Good News” announcements on Friday afternoons. As a way of connecting academics with social issues, each year the literacy coaches and the principal select new literature, that concentrate on virtues, such as honesty, respect, citizenship, tolerance, and responsibility.   The literature chosen by the literacy coaches and principal also focuses on principles and life lessons which includes; bullying, ethnic and cultural diversity, care of the elderly, diverse families, recognition of veterans, acceptance of others, positive self-concept, self-respect, and self-worth.  After each lesson, students respond to the literature by connecting their experiences using varied media, i.e. poster campaign, written response, writing contest, and video diary.  Often our coaches will enter exceptional writing samples in citywide competitions.

Our Guidance Counselors

 We have two guidance counselors - Ms. Falcone in grades K - 4 and Ms. Black in grades 5 - 8. Our guidance counselors engage students in classroom lessons that allow students to role-play, problem solve, and provide positive feedback to one another.  Discussions are facilitated as a means to guide students to solutions that are realistic and useful.  Some of the workshops that are conducted in the classrooms are anti-bullying, HIV/AIDS, diversity, and what it means to be a friend.

Our guidance counselors also serve as mentors for peer mediation. When an argument between two students takes place, our guidance counselors are able to meet with students and mediate solutions.

Click here for student support -  http://schools.nyc.gov/StudentSupport/GuidanceandCounseling/default.htm

Cultural Arts and Influence

Thanks to a grant from Councilman Eric Ulrich, our  students are also exposed to different cultures when the Midori & Friends organization sends professional musicians from around the world to perform for our students.  Midori centers on art, customs, music, dances, and traditional dress of many nations.  This exposure allows students to appreciate the differences of others. There are class workshops, concerts, and afterschool programs that teach music appreciation of cultures, instrumental, dancing, and creative self-expression. We also have two art programs that take place for a 14 week residency in both first and fifth grades. The residencies are sponsored by "Studio in a School", an organization that sends two professional artists to work with our students on content-area supported projects that both the teachers and artists plan together.

Click here for Midori & Friends, Inc. http://www.midoriandfriends.org/

Click here for Studio in a School http://www.studioinaschool.org/

Principal's Monthly Breakfasts

Ms Josephson, our school principal,  in conjunction with the parent coordinator and guidance counselors, host “Breakfast with the Principal”.  At these monthly meetings, topics relative to our students, parents, and community are discussed in a relaxed open forum.  This is an opportunity for information to be dispersed to parents as well as gathered from the community in order to create a better learning environment. One topic from last year's discussion was “What Parents Can Do to Help Their Child Deal with a Bully!"

Calendar of All Principal's Breakfasts 2017/2018

Monday, October 16th, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, January 22rd, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, February 5th, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, April 16,  9:00 a.m.

Friday, June 1st - Principal's Appreciation Breakfast/PTA

Sports Program

P.S. 232Q prides itself on the inclusion of all students regardless of  athletic and academic abilities.  Our school clubs such as Volleyball, Flag Rugby, Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Debate Team, and Runners Club, encourage participation in extra- curricular activities. In addition to our middle school clubs, we are fortunate to have as a partner CHAMPS. They support us with programs in flag football, flag rugby, girls volleyball, developmental basketball, and a BOKS 5th grade fitness program. Click here for CHAMPS http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/FitnessandHealth/CHAMPS/default.htm

GOOD NEWS FRIDAYS

Good News Fridays highlights random acts of kindness and continues to be a significant part of our school culture.  These acts include returning money, property, and displaying good deeds towards one another.  Each Friday these accomplishments are broadcasted throughout the school building.  This allows children to be recognized for their good deeds and celebrate the actions of others.