Dear P.S. 32 Students & Parents,

We are excited to bring these author/illustrators to speak to our Students this week and next. These visits takes place during school in the library and is for students only.

4th and 5th Grade Author Visit
Zetta Elliott
Wednesday December 5, 2018  in the P.S. 32 auditorium
About the author

Zetta Elliott is a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. She was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in the US for 20 years. BIRD, Zetta’s picture book for older readers about a family coping with addiction, won the Honor Award in Lee & Low Books’ New Voices Contest and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers. SHIP OF SOULS was named a Booklist Top Ten Sci-fi/Fantasy Title for Youth and was a finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Book Award. Zetta is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing, and has self-published several illustrated books for younger readers under her own imprint, Rosetta Press.

5th Grade Author-Illustrator Visit
Victoria Jamieson
Friday December 7, 2018 in the P.S. 32 library
About the Author-Illustrator

Victoria has written and illustrated seven picture books and graphic novels for kids. Her graphic novel, ROLLER GIRL, won the Newbery Honor in 2016 and became a New York Times bestseller. Many of her books are based on her real-life experiences. ROLLER GIRL is based on her time playing roller derby with the Rose City Rollers in Portland, Oregon. She also worked at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Florida when she was in high school, which inspired her to write ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL. Victoria lives in Pennsylvania with her family and “a very grumpy cat named Sharon.”

Kindergarten Author-Illustrator Visit
Ruth Chan
Wednesday December 12, 2018 in the P.S. 32 library
About the Author-Illustrator

Before Ruth began illustrating full-time, she spent much of her Canadian childhood tobogganing, another chunk of time studying art and education at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a decade working with kids in schools, after school and summer programs in underserved communities in Boston, DC, and NYC.

She has since become a full-time illustrator, spending her time creating children’s picture books, freelance illustrating, and doodling on the train. Her books, WHERE’S THE PARTY? and GEORGIE’S BEST BAD DAY, are about the imaginary adventures of her dog, Feta, and her cat, Georgie. She lives in Brooklyn.


  • Consider checking out their books from the school or public library.
  • Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.

If you have any questions or suggestions for these author-illustrator visits, please contact Adam at adam.marcus@ps32.org

Thank you for your participation—we’re looking forward to a great visit!


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Dec 2018 Middle School Enrollment Deadline Extended!

The Middle School Enrollment Office has extended the deadline for families to complete Middle School Applications to December 14, 2018.


All families should have access to their Middle School myschools.nyc account information. Please contact Ms. Straker, Guidance Counselor if you have not accessed your child’s myschools account. 718-222-6400 ext.1331 or at astrake@schools.nyc.gov

Ms. Straker will be meeting with parents/guardians to assist in completing and submitting applications (call to set-up an appointment or email with Middle School Application as the Subject).

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Middle School Admissions Important Information

  • For important information focused on the Middle School Admissions Process from the Department of Education Office of Enrollment click here. This was shared at the October 9th calendar meeting. Click here to see minutes from this meeting.Should you have any questions/concerns please call the Office of Student Enrollment at 718-935-2009 or email MSEnrollment@schools.nyc.govLearn move about the D15 Diversity plan here.

    2019 NYC Middle School Directory – schools.nyc.gov/Middle
    Middle school admissions email list – schools.nyc.gov/Connect
    Your zoned school – schools.nyc.gov/Find-a-School
    D15 Working Group’s recommendations – d15diversityplan.com

    How Students Get Offers to New York City Public Schools? Click here.

    If you are a 5th grade parent you should have received your child’s personal application code in the mail.
    To get help with your application:

    • Contact your child’s school counselor
    • Visit a Family Welcome Center – schools.nyc.gov/WelcomeCenters
    • Contact the Office of Enrollment – 718-935-2009

Applications are due on December 3, 2018.

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School Tour 12/13

Click here for information for the upcoming school tour scheduled for 12/13.  Don’t forget to RSVP! 

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Below listed are the eleven District 15 Middle Schools and websites (not including 5 -five Charter Schools which, are a separate application and process). Visit the websites and explore the information currently available concerning the Middle School- Open Houses/Tours which the Middle Schools are offering. This is a an opportunity to explore the school community and culture, first hand with your child.  At the upcoming Middle School Fair all the Middle Schools via 1-2 representatives in the District will be available.

Please email Ms. Straker astrake@schools.nyc.gov with any questions.
Adrian L.P. Straker M.S.Ed / BRT Leader Guidance Counselor,
P. S. 32 (718) 222- 6400 ext 1331

Click here for the District 15 Middle School Directory.

Click here for the District 15 Admission Frequently Asked Questions.

K051 William Alexander Middle School (M.S. 51)

K448 / Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (M.S.448)

K088 The Park Slope Educational Complex (M.S. 88)

K464 Park Slope Collegiate (M.S. 464)

K136 Charles O. Dewey Middle School (I.S. 136)

K497 Boerum Hill School for International Studies (M.S. 497)
www.k497.org https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdkbVq1-AVnxsy7Dm…/viewform

K442 School for Innovation (M.S.442)

K443 New Voices School of Academic & Creative Arts (M.S.443)

K839 / MS 839
www.ms839.org https://www.signupgenius.com/…/70a0f4ca5a62ca3fc1-ms839tours

K447 Math & Science Exploratory School (M.S. 447) www.ms447.org http://ms447.org/about-us/admissions/

K821 Sunset Park Preparatory

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We are a Prose School! What does this mean?

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Letter From the Principal

Dear PS 32 community,

At PS 32, our mission is to provide engaging, enriching learning experiences for each of our students.  As we strive to offer all our children this type of education, we also maintain our collective focus on equity and opportunity, especially for those who need our support most. At the last PTA meeting , the PS 32 PTA took a big step to support this vision by voting to merge our Good Shepherd after school program with the PTA-facilitated after school enrichment program.  The PTA’s leadership in this area ensures that all PS 32 children will receive a safe, enriching, and meaningful afterschool experience each and every day.

The unification of our Good Shepherd and PTA-facilitated programs presents a new opportunity for PS 32 staff members to facilitate and lead enrichment programming for our students.  We anticipate that next school year, our after school program will be offered Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00.  Hours will have some flexibility; please stay tuned for additional information as the plan for the program is concretized. 

Thank you for your support and contributions as we work to bring this vision of equity and enrichment to life for each of our students.  We couldn’t do the good work that we do at PS 32 without you!


Denise Watson-Adin 

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Spring Auction SAVE THE DATE! 3/29/19

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