ARRIVALS/DISMISSAL – September, 2016 – June, 2017

Kindergarten - Kindergarten students report directly to their portable classrooms at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of school and get dismissed at 11:00 a.m. September 9th is their first full day of school from 8:05 a.m. until 2:25 p.m. Kindergarten “Meet the Teacher” is on September 8th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (Adults only). It is suggested that you bring supplies to the meeting instead of the school session.

ALL STUDENTS in K-8 report to their entrance door directly. The starting time of our school day is 8:05 a.m.

Grades 4 - 8 EVERYDAY   Main Schoolyard Entrance on 84th Street to

                                                Classrooms at 8:05 a.m. sharp.

Grades 3                                Green Doors next to main entrance on 83rd Street

Grades 1 and 2                      Green Doors in the kiddie playground, entrance on 83rd Street

Kindergarten                         Directly to classrooms in portables


DISMISSAL                           The dismissal time of our school day is 2:25 p.m.

Kindergarten                         2:20 p.m. Direct Parent Pick-Up from classrooms.

Grade 1                                  2:25 p.m. Direct parent Pick-up inside new playground

Grade 2                                  2:25 p.m. Direct parent Pick-up from West facing doors next to

                                                New playground on 83rd Street

Grade 3                                  2:25 p.m. from Green Doors next to main entrance

4th, 5th, and 6th graders      2:25 p.m. directly into schoolyard on 84th Street

7th and 8th graders               2:25 p.m. directly onto 84th Street in back of

                                                Portable classrooms

School Lunch - Our lunch menus reflect the DOE's commitment to the highest standards of nutrition while offering fresh, appetizing, and delicious foods. Our hot and cold lunches are carefully planned to include a variety of selections such as assorted fruits, whole grains, breads, vegetables, and fresh salads which students are sure to enjoy each school day. Lunch meals are available at a low-cost or free of charge to all students.

  • PARENTS must complete the School Meals Application online to allow the NYCDOE the time needed to process applications more quickly; this will also allow eligible students to receive meal services as soon as possible.
  • Families of students who are new to NYCDOE schools and who do not complete the application before school opens on September 8 will need to pay full price for meals until they complete an application to establish their eligibility for free meals.
  • Families of students who are not new to the NYCDOE should complete the School Meals application as soon as possible; prior year eligibility will expire on October 21, after which these students will be required to pay $1.75 for lunch. 
  • Completed applications should be submitted to NYCDOE SchoolFood by September 30.

    All Supply Lists are listed here on this website. Have a wonderful summer! Make sure you do your summer reading!

    Have a great summer! First day of school is Thursday, September 8, 2016!

    THANK YOU PARENTS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT! SO FAR, 86% OF OUR PARENT COMMUNITY COMPLETED THEIR SURVEYS. They were distributed to every family in our school. Last year, we collected over 80% of our parent surveys, and this year we hoped to receive the same overwhelming response as we did last year! Ms. DiBenedetto raffled off three very large gift baskets of books and three very lucky students in our school won them. In addition to the raffle, a pizza party will be given to every class in our school that had 100% participation! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MAKING THIS YEAR'S PARENT SURVEY SUBMISSION A HUGE SUCCESS!


    You have been awarded as a "RESPECT FOR ALL" school! The NYC DOE is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizen-ship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.

    We are honored to be chosen as one of the top 10 schools in NYC to receive this award. Our guidance department will be honored on April 21, 2016 at The James Baldwin School!

    Congratulations to all staff and students!

    FREE MICROSOFT SOFTWARD DOWNLOAD - I am pleased to announce that  parents and guardians will be able to download Microsoft software from, at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices. Much of this software has education-specific content that supports our students’ academic improvement. In addition, familiarity with these tools will help students be prepared for college and careers.
    This opportunity is made possible through the NYC Department of Education’s partnership with NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Microsoft. The free Microsoft products and features that will be available include:

    Office 365 ProPlus on Windows: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business, Access, InfoPath and Publisher installed on Windows Office for Mac Professional 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote Office for iPad, iPhone, Android: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote Cloud service , and Office Online
    Families will be able to claim a download by going to and entering either of the following:
    1. Student’s date of birth AND a parent phone number, or
    2. Parent email
    Please note, the information that families enter to claim the download must match the information on their Blue Card on file with the school.

    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 are able to register online for a NYC Schools account  by visiting on any computer or internet-connected device and following the instructions listed in the letter that was sent home yesterday, October 8th, 2015. 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 availableMonday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.



    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.

    Monday, September 5
    Labor Day
    Thursday, September 8
    First Day of School

    Kindergarten 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Kindergarten Meet the Teacher @ 1pm

    Grades 1-8, 8:05 - 2:25 p.m.

    Monday, September 12
    School Closed
    Eid al Adha begins
    Thursday, September 15
    Meet the Teacher Night

    three sessions
    4:30 - 5:30 pm
    5:30 - 6:30 pm
    6:30 - 7:30 pm

    PTA Meeting
    7:30 p.m. in school cafeteria