Notes From The Elementary School

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Important Upcoming Dates & Reminders

  • Thurs. Dec. 24 | Winter Recess Begins | NO SCHOOL
  • Mon. Jan. 04 | Classes Resume
  • Thur. Jan. 07 | 1A Field Trip to NYSCI
  • Fri. Jan. 08 | Trips to Park Slope Armory Begin
  • Tue. Jan. 12 | 1B Field Trip to NYSCI
  • Mon. Jan. 18 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day | NO SCHOOL
  • Tues. Jan. 26 | PTSO Meeting

HALf-Day Today!

We will have a half-day today, Wednesday, December 23. Please note that ALL students will be dismissed at 01:30 PM from the gymnasium. There will be no after school this afternoon, so please make arrangements for your student(s) dismissal.

There will also be half day bus service today. Please see approximate bus arrival times below.

Remember to communicate all changes in dismissal by 12:00 PM. Please include the following information in your email's subject line: Student's Name (Class) - Change in Dismissal (Date).

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Bus Behavior Expectations

Please take a moment to review.

Bedford Ave. & Madison St. Bus Stop

The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) has added the Madison Street & Bedford Avenue bus stop to the routes listed below:

  • K1704 | 7:48 AM | Bus Driver: Richard
  • K9813 | 4:39 PM | Bus Driver: Antoine (Yellow Tags)

Please reach out to Ms. Marchena at if you would like to assign your child to the new stop.

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Friday Park Slope Armory Visits

As the weather gets colder, we will begin to miss some of our trips to Fort Greene Park. In an effort to provide our students with ample playtime, we have made arrangements to bus our students over to the Park Slope Armory.

Kindergarten, First and Second grade will visit the armory on a rotating schedule until the end of March. Want to join us? Sign up below!

First Grade at The New York Hall of Science

Observing, Predicting, Investigating and Tool Making! Our first graders will engage in science process skills (conducting experiments, comparing, classifying and sharing findings) by exploring the properties of bubbles. This includes making their own bubble blowing tools at the NYSCI's Bubble Brainstorm Workshop. This field trip will help kick start our IB unit on the Properties of Matter.

Kindergarten Transit Museum Field Trip

During our Transportation Unit, our students have been inquiring about the different ways that we travel around Brooklyn, the country, and the world. As part of our study, we will be visiting the New York Transit Museum. Yes! We are going on our first field trip!!!!!!

We would like two parents to accompany each class to the museum. Please see the slots below to sign-up, thank you.