Fri Oct 28th – Education Policy Committee Meeting

epolicyEducation Policy Committee Meeting 
Friday, October 28th
In the Cafeteria at 8:30am

Come and join the Education Policy Committee as we gather to discuss current policy as well as any proposed policy changes related to education. Our goal is to educate ourselves and each other about current laws as well as any proposed changes that may affect our children and our school.

Agenda Items for this meeting will be based on the results of the EPC survey.

You can find it here:
All are welcome to attend!

With questions, or to rsvp, email

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Third Grade Author-Illustrator Visit, Oct 21st

Dear Third Graders and Parents,

We are excited to bring acclaimed author-illustrator Jason Chin to our library on  Friday, October 21th to speak to our third grade classes. Jason will give students an inside look at how he makes his books. He will talk about the science behind his books, his research process, and how he writes and illustrates.

Please note, this talk is during school hours and is for the students only but we want to let parents know so they can help their kids get familiar with Jason’s books before the visit. Continue reading

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2016 Fall Box Tops Contest Begins!

leftA new school year has begun, which means it’s time for the Fall Box Tops Contest. Last year we earned more than $1,000 for our school – that’s 10,000 Box Tops! Let’s try to collect 12,000 this time! Our Fall Box Tops Contest runs from October 19-November 18.
BoxTopPumpkinWe are grouping the classes together to form four teams. Each team has a fall mascot: Squirrel, Apple, Owl, or Pumpkin.

There will be a poster in the main hallway showing the progress of each team over the next few months. Each class within the team that collects the most Box Tops will win their choice of one of three prizes:BoxTopOwl

  • crazy sock day
  • costume day
  • a play-doh sculpting party, and more!

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MS 442 Relocation News!

Dear MS 442 families:

It is with great pleasure to announce that after many months of negotiation, we have received word from the DOE’s Office of Space Planning that MS 442 will be relocated to the Bishop Ford building for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

Bishop Ford is located at 500 19th Street and houses BUGS Charter Middle School as well as the PS 10 PreK program known as K280.

From the initial information received, we are being offered space that is equitable to what we currently have – similar amount of classrooms, use of the gym, cafeteria and auditorium – all in a safe environment.

While the relocation may present logistical challenges for some of our families, MS 442 is going to work together with those families to make sure all of our students are able to get to the new location next year.

Next Steps:

The SLT will meet with the Office of Space Planning (hopefully) next week to have formal presentation of the relocation plan. The SLT will then walk the space being offered at Bishop Ford. The DOE will post the proposed re-location plan for public review sometime this fall and then the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this at their December meeting. Once the vote passes (which all DOE officials have told us they anticipate will be an easy yes) the relocation will be official.

At this point, this is all the information we have. We will update you after the SLT Meeting with Space Planning to let you know more details.

We are looking at this as good news for the MS 442 community!

Thanks for your support through this process.

Noreen Mills, Principal

Jody Drezner Alperin & Megan Nyhan
Parent Action Committee

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We’re looking for our next PTA After School Program Director!

ptaofps32The PTA of P.S.32 is proud to broadcast a job posting for an

After – School Program Director

All applicants must complete an application, and submit along with their resume to  A background check is required for non D.O.E.  Available immediately.  Staff a fee of $37.50 applies

announcementHours: 2:00-600p – MUST be on Site from 3-6pm

Days: Monday-Friday
Pay: $27.50 per hour
Download PTA After School Program Director application

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Middle School Information

Hey 5th grade Parents! Are you ready to take on the Middle School application process?

On Tues, Sept 20th CEC 15 will have a Middle School Meeting 6:30pm @ The School for International Studies 284 Baltic Street. Find out what’s going on in District 15 Middle Schools.   Click on the link below for more NYC DOE Middle School resources:

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A farewell from Ms Leman

 mslemanDear PS 32 families,

With a heavy heart, I am writing to let you know I will not be
returning to PS 32 for the 2016-2017 school year.

This summer has brought many new exciting changes for me. I was recently married and my husband received an amazing job offer in California. We are making the move to the Bay Area just before the school year begins.

I have loved my eleven years at PS 32. I have learned so much from my colleagues and especially my students. I will miss them terribly. I am saddened to leave, but excited for the new opportunities for my new family in California.

Please let your kids know I will try to visit PS 32 at least once or twice this school year, as I plan to return to the NYC area to visit my family.  I would love to hear from my old students!

"Rita the Waitress" from "Flora & Ulysses"

“Rita the Waitress” from “Flora & Ulysses”

Thank you all so much for your support and generosity throughout the years. You are an amazing group of families!

Wishing you and your children all the best for the future school year and beyond!


Melissa Leman

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Hey, old Halloween costume, we want you! 👻🎃

costume2SEEKING COSTUME DONATIONS FOR UPCOMING PS32 GARDEN PARTY! It’s that time of year again! We are seeking used (or new!) costumes & dress up accessories for our upcoming SWAP & SHOP at the PS32 Garden Party this October.    So clean out those closets!

We are seeking gently used:

  • Costumes (all sizes – even baby for siblings)
  • Funny hats
  • Costume jewelry
  • Small sized dress up shoescostume3

…AND any other FUN accessories!

The SWAP & SHOP allows ALL kids to come & swap out an old costume for a new one OR just have fun and shop for FREE!


Contact Kristen Williams at and she will arrange for pick up of costumes at school drop off or pick up.

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