P.S. 32′s First Roald Dahl-O-Ween 2014

Costumes

Ms Florio as the P.S. 32 Golden Ticket

A Jumpsquiffling Gloriumptious Time was had by ALL at P.S. 32’s magical Roald Dahl-O-Ween event last Saturday in the schoolyard. Students, parents, friends, teachers and staff came dressed as Maltildas, James’, the Fantastic Foxes, Oompa- Loompas and all the golden ticket winners including a blown up Violet Beauregarde, just before she pops.

Children ran around collecting signatures from P.S. 32 teachers disguised as their favorite characters. Art and reading activities for all ages centered around every Dahl story imaginable. Children who crafted their own Wonkalicious Candy Catching Hats were rewarded when they least expected it by sweet morsals dropping from the sky. And the Revolting Recipes were not revolting enough to keep folks away! Crispy wasp stings on a piece of buttered toast, eatable marshmallow pillows, lickable wallpaper and Stink Bug’s Eggs were gobbled up in seconds and thirds.

Fantastic costumes!

Fantastic costumes!

This tribute to the magic of reading and the wonders of imagination could not have happened without the vision of Adam Marcus, over 70 Dahlunteers and all of the community donors. Can’t wait to do it again next year! Enjoy these photos and if you have more of your own please send them to adam.marcus@ps32.org.

The word is out that P.S. 32 is pretty magical! Check out this blog post about the event. 

And if you were the lucky winner of the Matilda prize , please let us know, we’re looking for you!

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Don’t miss P.S. 32′s first ever Dahl-O-Ween Party!

Come celebrate the world of Roald Dahl! Join us for terrific fun, delicious food, and goofy games all inspired by the wonderful and curious world of Roald Dahl!

Come dressed as one of the many characters from Roald Dahl’s great books and participate in lots of fun activities.

Select one of  Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes that you can make and bring to share. Please make your scrumdiddlyumptious recipes without nuts.
We hope to see you there!
Roald Dahl-O-Ween @ P.S. 32
Saturday, September 13
11am-1pm
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Get your Farmers’ Market produce at P.S.32

PS 32 has partnered with online farmers’ market Farmigo.com to have farm-fresh, local, organic groceries delivered to you at PS 32 for pickup every Wednesday, 3-5 pm. First delivery is Sept. 10.

Farmigo is not a CSA. You get to choose exactly what you want online and that’s all you pay for. There’s no order minimum, no weekly commitment, and no fee to join.

PLUS:

  • If we as a group order $500 or more, 10% of every order is paid back to the PTA of PS32
  • You get 10% off your first order if you use the coupon code “10off20”

Download our Farmigo flyer for more details.   For extra help or questions, email Liz Wallace at farmigo@ps32.org

Join our community at farmigo.com/ptaofps32 today!

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School Food & Student Wellness

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School Meals
On school days, all NYC public school students are able to enjoy FREE breakfast and affordable lunch meals. Click here to see the Monthly School Menus.

Click here to apply online for a free or reduced-price meal for your student. Regardless of participation in the reduced-price meal program,  completing the application helps secure State funding for P.S. 32.

Bringing Lunch From Home
Students may choose to bring a breakfast or lunch to school.  Please make sure all food and beverage containers are not made of glass.  

P.S. 32 PTA Wellness Committee
Over the past two years, the Wellness Committee has successfully put into place significant improvements in providing greater access to nutritious foods in the school cafeteria and classrooms, including a fresh water cooler and a new salad bar in the cafeteria, with fresh fruit and vegetables available at every lunch for all students, and water coolers with purified water installed in all of the portable classrooms. Classroom teachers are periodically provided with suggestions and guidelines for serving healthy snacks to their students during snacktime. The Committee also initiated an annual professional development for staff on nutrition through the organization, Food Fight.

The Wellness Committee encourages parents to join the committee, or volunteer to participate in any of the Wellness Initiatives. Be sure to attend the next PTA Meeting to get involved!

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P.S. 32 2014-2015 Parent Handbook is ready!

The Parent Handbook details the policies and procedures for all students, parents and guardians at P.S. 32. Should you have any questions, please contact the main office, the Parent Coordinator or come to a PTA meeting.

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Download the new 2014-2015 Parent Handbook here.

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New school hours for P.S. 32 starting Fall 2014

In accordance with the new UFT contract the P.S. 32 school hours has changed for students for the 2014-2015 school year.

School begins promptly for students preK-grade 5 at 8:40 AM and ends at 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Parents and guardians of students in Pre K must escort their children directly to their portable classrooms no earlier than 8:40AM.

Students in grades K-5 who arrive for breakfast may arrive no earlier than 8:10AM and enter through the cafeteria door. Breakfast is free for all students.

First day of school is Thursday, September 4, 2014.

Sept 4-5th,  Early dismissal day for Kindergarten students only. Partial school day for Pre K students.

See you in September!

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Congratulations to PS 32 on our Golden Apple Award Wins!

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The Department of Sanitation’s 2014 Golden Apple Awards recognize NYC schools for completing educational projects on recycling, waste prevention, composting, and neighborhood beautification. PS 32 earned Citywide and Brooklyn Borough Winner, Elementary Division in TrashMasters! Team Up to Clean Up and also won Brooklyn Borough Runner-Up in TrashMasters! Super Recyclers, for turning an empty concrete lot into a raised bed garden that is used for learning, and for their exemplary recycling program. As a result of our exceptional environmental efforts, PS 32 was awarded $12,500 in cash grants from the Department of Sanitation. Many thanks to all the students who participated and the parents and teachers who worked hard to help us win these great awards.

For more information about all of this year’s Golden Apple Award winners, click here.

View photos of our award winning teams and watch a video about the Golden Apple Awards after the jump.

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Congratulations to our Citywide Music Memory Champs!

2014 PS 32 Music Memory Team
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The 15th Annual Music Memory Citywide Finals were held on Thursday, May 22 at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. This event is the culmination of a curriculum that challenges our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to “understand” 16 musical selections.

Every PS 32 student in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade receives study materials and is guided through the curriculum from January through April. We then select two teams (one 3rd/4th grade, one 5th grade) of six members to represent our school at the competition. The following students were team members for this year’s event:

3rd/4th Grade Team
Ross Davis
Ander Garrido
Ravi Greene
Georgia Hauser
Mekhi Vazquez
Tahleek Walters, Captain

5th Grade Team
Jacob Aznavoorian
William Mellquist
Aurel Nahas, Captain
Elijah Santos
Trayquan Suglam
Jazzlyn White

Our 5th grade team received a score of 90%. Our 3rd/4th grade team was awarded First Place with a score of 100%. As of this date, PS 32 has received 5 first place awards (all at 100%) and 2 second place awards (95%). Way to go 32!

Mr. Noel
PS 32 Music Teacher

Watch a short video about the Music Memory competition after the jump.

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