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 ONLY for grades 1-5, Kindergarten enrollment will be done at a later date.
Starting tomorrow, July 19, 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.
COMPASS @ P.S. 56
Staying in Touch
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Regarding Events, important information, School closings, safety alerts and so much more
Just text "Y" or "YES" to 67587
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:
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 2017-2018 school year:
You can click on the links below to access our PS 56 SLT minutes 2016-2017 school year:
School Supplies for 2018-2019 school Year
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
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.
Available ESL Classes
Applying for Kindergarten:
Please use the quick link above or go to schools.nyc.gov/Kindergarten
Resources for parents of older children:
- All new students - entering child care through grade 12 in NYC for the first time - must receive and show proof of certain vaccines and a medical evaluation. Download a Physical Examination Form (CH-205) to bring to your child’s pediatrician, and learn more about required vaccinations online or by calling 311.
- Back to School Forms: Make sure your child is able to receive their daily medication at school. Have their pediatrician fill out a Medical Administration Form and return it to your child’s school nurse. Fill out a special form if your child has asthma or diabetes.
- Growing Up NYC: Check out Growing Up NYC, the official program and event resource for NYC-area children of all ages.
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
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