Summer time at P.S. 32


Photo credit: Sean Sime, Sean Sime Photography

Thanks to our parent volunteers, kale, sugar snap peas, sunflowers, green beans, strawberries and native plants are looking good in our PS 32 Garden Classroom. Our parent volunteers will keep our garden growing in preparation for the fall garden curriculum.

Right now, our ASD NEST Camp students are learning about, harvesting and enjoying our school garden.

Click here to see pictures of our summer garden.

Click here to read more about our PS 32 Garden Classroom

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Summer School Food

Summer Meals for NYC kids under 18!

Breakfast and lunch continues beyond the scheduled instructional school year from June 27th to September 4th. Our Summer Meals Program is available at hundreds of public schools, community pool centers, New York City Housing Authority complexes, Libraries, and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal to all children 18 years old and under.

July 2015 Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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Forgot to Make Your 2014-2015 Annual PTA Donation?


Donations to the 2014-15 Annual Fund are one of the biggest sources of revenue used to support the wide-ranging variety of items funded by the PTA budget.



Your funding supports an excellent PS 32 Arts Program.

Remember, donations go directly to improve the learning environment where your child spends 10 months out of the year! Our school, like many, has had its budget cut back significantly. The PTA is supported entirely by annual donations and fundraising events. 100% of money collected goes directly to our children’s education & enrichment!

Give what you can.

Donate online at

Based on our current PTA budget, a gift of $205 per student is needed to run the programs and events we have planned for this year

Cafe to Garden Day - students have an opportunity to sample healthy prepared foods from our garden.

Cafe to Garden Day – students have an opportunity to sample healthy prepared foods from our garden.

THE GOAL: 100% participation in the 2014-15 Annual Fund Donation Drive.  

We encourage families to give what they can so that we can continue these amazing programs and enrich our children’s education and experience at PS32. Remember not everyone can give $205, so please consider giving what you can.

We thank you for your fully TAX-DEDUCTIBLE Gift.

If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution can be generously increased.

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PS 32 2015 Silver Award for Excellence in School Wellness!  


PS 32 Parents (L to R) Edna Lugo, Pam Nocerino, Camille Casaretti receiving our Excellence in School Wellness award with DOE officials

This award recognizes schools that create a healthy school environment as a means to prevent childhood obesity and improve academic achievement among  students.  In order to receive an award, schools must meet certain criteria in physical education, physical activity, nutrition, and wellness.  Look for our award certificate on display in the Main Lobby.

The Excellence in School Wellness Award is a project of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its partners. Many thanks to the teachers, staff and parents for their time, effort and energy this year in keep our students happy and healthy.

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Order Your 2015-16 School Supplies Today!


PS 32 Samuel Mills Sprole School offers the EduKit program as an option for our busy families to order supplies for the upcoming school year. The program is a time saving, simple way for you to ensure that your student has exactly the correct supplies needed to start the year off right. Avoid the back-to-school rush and going from store to store to get all of the required items. EduKit will take care of that for you.

Pay by check or cash by June 24, 2015 using the EduKit order form. Give the payment to your child’s teacher no later than Friday, June 24th.

Order online by June 30, 2015 for the “Early Bird” discount and free shipping.

Your student’s kit will be in his/her classroom on the first day of school.

You can order online until August 14th. After that, kits may be purchased online through EduKit’s “Last Chance” program. Last Chance kits will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins. There is a $20 additional fee for Last Chance kits.

 We appreciate your continued support of the EduKit program at PS32 Samuel Mills Sprole School.

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Help our Garden Classroom Grow this Summer!

ps_32_garden-08Our kids have worked hard all Spring and have planted a lot of great things in the garden.   In order to make sure that there are still things for them to harvest when they return to school in September, we need many families to volunteer to help us water the garden over the summer.
Please look for the SignUpGenius link in our weekly PTA e-blast  and sign up for a week (or two!) of watering this summer.    We need two families per week to share the responsibilities so that each family should only have to come in 1-2 times (depending on the weather) each week they have signed up.   As a bonus, after ASD Nest Summer Camp has done their harvest each week of July, the remaining harvested produce is yours to take home!
What better way to spend a summer morning or evening watering the plants and watching your kids observe plants, pick produce or play in the big yard?   If you have never watered before, the Garden Committee will gladly train you before the end of school!   It is an easy job and important one for our school!
Email or for questions!
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FAKS: Families of Allergic Kids in School

foodallergyWe are excited to announce the start of FAKS: Families of Allergic Kids in School. FAKS is an offshoot of the Wellness Committee and hopes to bring more allergy awareness to our school community.

FAKS was created by a mom who has a child at P.S. 32 with life threatening food allergies.  The group strives to make positive changes with the support of the P.S 32 administration to keep allergic kids safe at school.

FAKS is seeking members. Those of you interested in joining the cause please email Kristen Williams at

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PS 32’s 3rd Annual Summer Reading Marathon Night

20150603_195854This year’s 2015 Summer Reading Marathon book selection is the 2014 Newbery Medal winning Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.

Our 3rd Annual Summer Reading Marathon Night started off with a live Skype call with the book’s author, Ms Kate DiCamillo.  Students had the opportunity to ask her questions about her writing, books, and comics!  Ms DiCamillo kicked off our marathon with the magic words, “Let the Reading Begin!”

Next, our PS 32 reader teams ran around the school to participate in fun literacy-based games and events – Poetics App Haiku, One Word per Team Member Poetry Creation, Kate DiCamillo Concentration, The Flora and Ulysses Obstacle Course, Team Recreation of Ulysses’ Epilogue Poem (from the book).

Ms DiCamillo taking questions from a PS 32 student. We have lots of questions!

Ms DiCamillo taking questions from a PS 32 student. We have lots of questions!

Each completed event ended with a reading by the team leader until it was time to move on to the next station.  We stopped mid-marathon to feast on Flora and Ulysses-themed snacks like pizza, cheesy poofs, and doughnuts (no sardine-peanut butter sandwiches, thanks).  At the end of the night, each student participant went home with a Ulysses 2000x vacuum bag filled with books!  Check out our 2015 Summer Reading Marathon Kick Off Night picture gallery

Before the end of the school-year,  each student at PS 32 will go home with a copy of Flora and Ulysses to read. This book is also our 4th Annual Summer Reading Book Club selection. Over the summer, our PS 32 community will be sharing thoughts, questions, and experiences with the book using our online VoiceThread Site.

Thank you to Mr Marcus (our school librarian), the school staff, The Good Shepherd Services volunteer staff, and the PTA volunteers for putting on a fun filled night for our PS 32 community!

Let the Reading Begin!

Funding for the event was provided by PTA of PS 32

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