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!
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
No School-ThanksgivingPS056 (31R056) - The Louis DeSario School
Middle school Parent Teacher Conf.PS056 (31R056) - The Louis DeSario School
Holiday Fair Set upPS056 (31R056) - The Louis DeSario School
Staying in Touch
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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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