P.S. 232 May/June Writing Contest

Grade levels in each category:

K-2, 3-5, and 6-8

Submit published pieces to Mrs. D’Andrea’s mailbox no later than Wednesday June 15th to be entered. Winners will be announced on Friday June 17th 2016!!!  This is the last contest for the school year.

This month’s theme will be:

“Creative Compliments”


In honor of the end of the year, we will write an essay, letter or story to someone in our class that you would like to give a compliment to.  When you are giving a compliment be truthful, and make sure you say what you mean. Be as specific as possible and think about what you like or admire about the person you are writing in honor of.  Consider the person’s strengths and talents. Try to add as many character trait compliments that you can to support your classmates.  You can even make the person an envelope to deliver it in, but don’t seal it, or I won’t be able to read your entry.

Be creative, Be Bold!

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

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 https://studentoffice.net/, 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 https://studentoffice.net/ 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
http://schools.nyc.gov/myaccount 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.

Today, 7/29/2016
High: 82 Low: 76
Rain showers
99% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/30/2016
High: 83 Low: 71
Mostly cloudy
13% chance of precipitation.