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.
Compass program for 2017-2018 school year
What's up with Compass?
I hope this letter finds you well! As COMPASS enters into December I would like to first note some general reminders. Please remember we have a minimum attendance of 4 days a week, with earliest pick up time being 5 PM. If there is a special activity your child leaves early for please supply us with a note with their name, the day they will be leaving, the time they will be leaving, for what activity they are leaving, and your signature. If you have a special circumstance please do not hesitate to contact me.
I would also like to take some time to explain why we are so specific with pick-up times. COMPASS is a city funded program and requires our program include certain things. We are happy to supply Homework Help but we also integrate lesson plans each day. This month we will learn about famous artists from New York City! Our students will create their own forms of art using canvases, magazines, and pictures! Additionally, our students will be creating their own holiday story books to send over to our troops! As always, our Literacy lessons will coordinate with our Art and STEM Lessons.
List of important dates:
12/8/2017 – COMPASS Twin Day (Students will choose a friend in COMPASS to be their twin!)
12/14/2017 – COMPASS sing-along and dance-along to holiday music
12/22/2017- Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
12/22/2017 – 01/02/2018 – Holiday Break
01/02/2018 – Students will return to COMPASS
As the year continues to chug along I would like to thank all of you for welcoming me into the P.S. 56 community. I look forward to continuing to work with each of you to provide your children with the best afterschool experience. I want to wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season!
UAU Program Director
COMPASS P.S. 56
Timely School News, Events and Notices
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
Book FairPS056 (31R056) - The Louis DeSario School
Sports team Jersey DayPS056 (31R056) - The Louis DeSario School
PTA Meeting 7:15pmPS056 (31R056) - The Louis DeSario School
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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:
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.
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