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 would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your children everyday.  As November comes to an end, I would like to inform you of some of our wonderful events happening before Thanksgiving break. 


Monday 11/20 – Staten Island Zoo is coming to do a presentation with some of the animals from the Zoo. 

Tuesday 11/21- Our Compass Spelling Bee!

Wednesday 11/22- Our Compass Friendsgiving (Students will be cooking traditional Thanksgiving foods. They are also welcome to bring in snacks if they choose. *Preferred if your child has allergies.)


As always, please email me if you have any questions or concerns! 

 November Parent Newsletter 2017 UAU.docx 

 october news letter.docx 


This Wednesday, 9/20/17 our students will be using magazines to create logos about teamwork, friendship and positive acts of kindness. In order to accomplish this goal, we will need our students to bring in a magazine from home by 9/20/17.  This would be greatly appreciated!! We will store the magazines here for future uses.

Just a friendly reminder:

we will have programming on 9/21 and 9/22/17 from 8am-6pm



Timely School News, Events and Notices

Up Stander of the week for 10/23-10/27                                                                           Winner of the Jets Tickets is Ava Colon



 Up stander of the week 10/16-10/20                                                                           Winner of the Jet Tickets is Gabriella Akiva




Up Stander of the week for 10/9-10/13                                    Winner of the Jets Tickets is Justin Nichilo




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