Announcements

  • 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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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

Monday, October 17th, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, November 14th, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, January 23rd, 9:00 a.m.

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

Monday, March 27, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, May 8th, 9:00 a.m.

Friday, June 2nd - 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.