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UAU Compass Program

Hello P.S. 56 parents!

Please read below carefully, as spots for COMPASS Afterschool School Year 2018/2019 are limited. This enrollment is Kindergarten enrollment.

Starting tomorrow, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM please email COMPASS56@YAHOO.COM with your child’s/children’s NAME & GRADE. Grade is whatever grade they will be beginning come September 2018. Enrollment begins at 6:00 P.M. Please be advised that any emails prior to 6:00 P.M will not be counted.

EVERYONE will receive an automated response. This does NOT mean your child has been selected for COMPASS Afterschool.

If your child IS selected, you will receive a second email with further details regarding orientation and enrollment in 1-2 weeks.

This email account will remain open and act as a waitlist for COMPASS. If your child is not selected within the first slots, they will automatically be on the waitlist if anyone withdraws from the program.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Best,

COMPASS @ P.S. 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal's Corner

Back to School Procedures

Starting Wednesday September 12, 2018 Stop and Drop will start on Woodrow Road for all students.

 

Pre-Kindergarten: Students enter through Woodrow road, school yard and proceed to entrance/exit “B” every day. They will be dismissed out of exit “A” located past the “Jungle Gym”.

Wednesday 9/5/18-Students are on a partial schedule and will come in base on the time indicated for their group. Groups were indicated on “Welcome” letter received over summer. Parents will be allowed to walk the children into class for a quick orientation then invited to the “First Day Jitters” workshop.

Group 1-9:30-10:30 am last name starting with letters A-L

Group 2-11:00-12:30 am last name starting with letters M-Z

Thursday 9/6/18-Students will have a 1/2 day of instruction gates open at 8:00am. The children must be in class no later than 8:20 am and be dismissed at 10:50am.

Friday 9/7/18-Students will have their first full day instruction and be dismissed at 2:30pm by exit “A”

  

Kindergarten: Students enter through Woodrow road, school yard and proceed to entrance/exit “B” every day. They will be dismissed out of exit “B” and proceed to their assigned bench.

Wednesday 9/5/18-Students will have a 1/2 day and be dismissed at 11:40am.

 Starting Thursday 9/6/18 students will start full day of instruction.

                                                                                                         

 

Staring Wednesday 9/5/18 grades 1-5 will have a full day of instruction. Students will enter through the school yard gates on Woodrow road. Gates will open at 8:00am for students who wish to have free breakfast then proceed to their designated area to wait for their teachers. Gates will close promptly at 8:15 to insure students are in class ready to work at 8:20am. Any student arriving after this time must come in through the main entrance on Kramer Avenue accompanied by an adult for a late pass. All students will be dismissed into their assigned area in the school yard at 2:40 unless otherwise specified.

 

Pre-Kindergarten congregates in front of their class

Kindergarten congregates in the Cafeteria

1st and 2nd grades congregate in the Auditorium

3rd, 4th and 5th grade congregate in the Gym

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 A look back at 2017-2018--- https://spark.adobe.com/video/Ob5jzukPdM1dO

 

A Letter from Principal Carollo

 

Dear Public School 56 Families:

 Welcome back to school. I hope you had an excellent summer and enjoyed time with loved ones. I would like to thank all the parents, grandparents, volunteers and staff for making my first year here at P.S.56 a memorable one. I am very excited for the new school year to begin. We have received over 200 ThinkPad student laptops and have renovated a Science Lab for our upper grade students. Our students will be engaged in new Science and Technology curriculums that will provide exciting learning opportunities as we try and better prepare them for college and career readiness. We also are receiving audio/visual upgrades in our Auditorium, Cafeteria and Gymnasiums. All the audio and visual equipment is being replaced with new technology. We hope the project to be complete by Thanksgiving.

 Many staff members have attended professional development over the summer and are eager to try new instructional strategies with our students. We will be participating in Algebra for All, Computer Science for All and exploring cutting edge technology, such as: 3D printing and Virtual Reality game design. I will continue to collaborate with Mr. Bonomi and Mrs. De Rose, our teachers, paraprofessionals, school leadership team and PTA to guarantee that all of our students are receiving rigorous instruction in a caring and supportive environment. Please get involved with the PTA and attend the many parent engagement opportunities that the school will be hosting. We will welcome ideas and volunteers both for the upcoming school year and beyond. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met. Your involvement and support is crucial to their success.

 In closing, I would like to invite you to follow the school on our social media pages. We will be posting current events, news, pictures and videos of our students and staff throughout the year. Our Facebook pages are PS56R The Louis DeSario School and Principal Carollo. Our Twitter page is PS56R and Instagram is P.S. 56 official page. Visit our school website www.ps56r.org for updates to our school calendar, policies, handbooks and other resources. I look forward to working with you in continuing to make P.S. 56 “A Good Place to Learn and Grow!”

 Respectfully,

Philip J Carollo, Principal

School Supplies for 2018-2019 school Year

School Supplies 

 

The PTA is running a supply sale if you would like to order a supply box for your child's grade use the "SCHOOL TOOL BOX" flyer for directions if not see the individual grade supply lists below

   

 Supply list 1st grade.doc  

Supply list 2nd grade.doc  

Supply list 3rd grade.doc  

Supply list 4th grade.doc  

Supply list 5th grade.doc  

Supply list kindergarten 2018-2019.doc  

Supply list Pre-K.doc 

 

 

 

 

 

PS 56 Focus

If we continue to develop success criteria, formative assessment, better lesson plans aligned to CCLS containing student activities focused on specific teaching points and appropriate student self-reflection strategies, then our students will have better opportunities to be independent, self-assessing learners who can lead meaningful conferences regarding where they are along the learning continuum, where they need to go and how they may get there.

 This year, as a means to this end, we are working collaboratively with each other and our District to unpack Common Core Learning Standards, tease out the important components to emphasize, identify specific learning intentions with specific success criteria and specific active student engagement activities to develop Self-assessing learners.

Girlscouts

 

 Meeting Dates for 2017-2018 school year

December 15, 2017

January 5, 2018

January 19, 2018

February 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

March 16, 2018

April 13, 2018

April 27, 2018

May 11, 2018

May 25, 2018

Respect For All

         P.S. 56 Respect For All liaison is Angela Bonadonna to reach Mrs. Bonadonna call (718)605-1189 ext 4246 or

email@ABonadonna @schools.nyc.gov

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