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?

 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

Our Jets Up Standers of the week for 9/25-9/29




Our Winner of the Jets Tickets is  ... George Bulzomi





Our Jets Up Standers of the week for 9/11-9/15                                                                                                                                                                                                



Our Winner of the Jets Tickets is  ... Kevin Quintero                                                            


Parent Resources


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.



What Every Parent Should Know about APPS and Children Safety

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.