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.

Looking Back... Look at what we did in our enrichment classes !!



Fun things to do











July 17, 2015 | 12-4PM | South Meadow | FREE
Rain Date: July 24, 2015 | 12-4PM
Check out the Facebook Event!

Join us for a day of fun! We’ll have the sprinklers on, snacks, activities, music, entertainment and more!

This kid-friendly community event is a great way to pass a summer’s day!


NYPD Rock Climbing Wall

Ambassador Animals from the Staten Island Zoo

Music/DJ by Everything Entertainment

Veggies & Herbs for sale @ Snug Harbor Heritage Farm

Sprout-to-Mouth Exhibit

Demos from the NYC Compost Project

Custom-built Classic Board Games by CJ’s Boardwalk

Face Painting by Tina’s Costumes

Noble Maritime Collection

Staten Island Museum

Girl Scouts

Red Cross

Camp Good Grief

Italian Ice by Uncle Louie’s

Harbor Eats, our outdoor café, will be selling hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken, popcorn and cotton candy

Sprinklerfest is funded in part by a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation.



What Every Parent Should Know about APPS and Children Safety

School Supplies   


SLT Minutes

School Leadership Team Meetings are scheduled as follows:

The SLT will regularly meet at least once per month on the first Wednesday of each month. 

Dates of remaining scheduled meetings are as follows:  12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7. 

The meetings are held in the principal conference room starting at 3:00pm.


You can click on the links below to access our PS 56 SLT minutes.

 Agenda Minutes DRAFT 6-7-17.pdf 

 Agenda Minutes FINAL 5-3-17.pdf  

 Agenda Minutes FINAL 4-5-17.pdf   

Agenda Minutes FINAL 3-1-17.pdf  

Agenda Minutes FINAL 2-1-17.pdf 

Agenda Minutes FINAL 1-4-17.pdf 

Agenda Minutes FINAL 12-7-16.pdf 

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 .  If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Marisa Franco to request assistance.