2015 PTA 5K Run/Walk @Prospect Park – May 9th, 2015

Dear Friends,
We have yet another opportunity to come together as a team and help raise money to support enrichment activities for the May 9th, 2015, families from all over Brooklyn will meet in Prospect Park to raise money for public schools.  You can help in a number of ways…

  • Run, walk or stroll the 5K track and enjoy the beauty of Prospect Park.  Every registered person gets a free PS32 T-shirt!  Sign up here but register at https://nycruns.com/races/?race=brooklyn-pta-5k  and look for our team captain, Dawn Reed, who will give you some pointers on stretching before the run.
  • Be a supporter.  Can’t make it to the park that day?  Sponsor a runner by donating $5 or more.  How?  Go to ps32.org/square
  • Be a “cheerleader”.  Come to the park, bring your smile and cheer for our team.
  • Volunteer to help with registration and general activities.  Each volunteer counts as 4 runners!

Your perfect Mother’s Day Weekend can start with a lovely day in the park with your family.  Hope you can attend!  Click here to view the event flyer.

Camille Casaretti
PTA of PS32 Vice President 2013-2015

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The Spring Box Tops for Education contest is underway!

2015APR27_BTMONARCHThe four teams, Monarchs, Hummingbirds, Tulips, and Cherry Blossoms, are all putting forth a great effort so far.  You can follow their progress on the chart in the main hallway2015APR27_BTHUM.
Box Tops can be submitted by sending them in your child’s folder, or placed in the purple folder on the wall next to the chart.  Submission forms can be found in the hallway by the chart, or a regular piece of paper will do.  Just make sure to write your team name or your child’s class number.
The contest runs from now until May 14.
2015APR27_BTCHERRYIt’s a fun and easy way to raise money for our school! Good luck!
Click on the links below to download your team’s Box Tops form:2015APR27_BTTULIP
Monarchs:  K-1, K-2, 1-1, 1-5, 3-2, 5-2, 5-3
Hummingbirds:  1-2, 1-4, 2-1, 2-2, 4-3, 5-1
Tulips:  K-3, K-4, 1-3, 2-4, 3-1, 4-1
Cherry Blossoms: Pre-K1, Pre-K2, 2-3, 2-5, 3-3, 4-2
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First Grade Author Visit Thursday, May 7th

Dear First Graders and Parents,

We arAdobe Photoshop PDFe excited to bring acclaimed author-illustrator Abby Hanlon to our library on  to speak to our first grade classes. In her talk, Abby will share Dory Fantasmagory and talk to students about how she created the story and illustrations with a lot of help from her first grade twins.

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 Abby’s books before the visit.

Before the visit
We have purchased some copies of  Ralph Tells a Story  and Dory Fantasmagory for the first grade classrooms so students can become familiar with Abby’s work before the visit. There are also additional copies in the library that students may check out.

To make the most out of Abby’s visit:
• Consider checking out Abby’s books from the school or public library.
• Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more  2015APR24_AbbyHanlon_2
excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.

For more information, visit Abby’s website at abbyhanlon.com, and check out teachingbooks.net. If you have any questions or suggestions for this author visit, please contact our school Librarian, Mr Marcus, at adam.marcus@ps32.org

We’re looking forward to a great visit!

About the author

Abby Hanlon has a master’s degree in childhood education from the City College of New York and a bachelor’s from Barnard College. Abby has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system.
Inspired by her students’ storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children. Determined to illustrate her stories, Abby taught herself to draw after not having drawn since childhood.
Dory Fantasmagory, an early chapter book, was recognized as an ALA/ALSC/YALSA 2015 Notable Children’s Book, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014, and a Kirkus Best Book of 2014.

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School Safety Meeting – Monday April 27th 9AM

Very Important School Safety Meeting – Please find time to attend

schoolsafetyOn Monday April 27th, 2015 at 9:00 AM, the P.S.32 and MS442 Building Safety Committee will hold its Annual Open Safety Committee Meeting. This is an opportunity to discuss initiatives in place and our coordinated efforts to maintain a safe school environment. Participants will include the Borough Safety Director, School Safety Director Supervisor, 76 Precinct Community Affairs Detectives, School Principals, Building Response Team Leader, Parent Coordinators and PTA Presidents. At a Safety Committee meeting questions/concerns are welcome.

Questions may be submitted to Safety Committee Representatives for presentation during the meeting.  Send your questions to  Ms. Straker  at astrake@schools.nyc.gov regarding P.S.32   Questions will only be answered from those submitted.

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Free Breast Cancer Screenings – Tuesday May 26, 2015

Our annual Free Breast Cancer Screening will be on Tuesday May 26, 2015

A Mobile15APR24_MobileCareClinic Care Clinic is coming to PS 32 on May 26th to provide no cost Digital Mammograms & Clinical Breast Exams from 9am – 4:30 pm.  For additional information contact Angela Bowie, Parent Coordinator at Abowie@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-222-6400 ext. 6371.  We need at least 25 participants by May 5, 2015.

Click here for more details –  English/Spanish Flyer

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New P.S. 32 School Tour Dates Announced


More Prekindergarten and Gifted & Talented tour dates have been added for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Pre-K tour –  April 17th, 2015 9:00AM
G&T tour – April 20th, 2015 9:00AM

Click here to RSVP

If your child was born in 2011, he or she is eligible to attend pre-K in September 2015. The pre-Kindergarten application period will be from March 16-April 24.   Visit the NYC DOE pre-Kindergarten website for more details.

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Get ready for Summer Camp at P.S. 32!

2015APR02_GSS_SUMMERPick up your 2015 Summer Camp applications at the Good Shepherd Services office at P.S. 32.

Summer camp applications are available for currently enrolled students: 
April 7th 4pm-6pm.

Summer camp applications for new families or non-enrolled students:
April 8th, 10am-4pm.

Should you have any questions regarding Good Shepherd Services after school and summer programs, please do not hesitate to reach out and speak with us. Our number is (718) 625-5876. We look forward to having your child join us!

Karl Apelgren
Elementary Program Director
Good Shepherd Services, Director

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Our School Garden needs your help!

APRIL 18, 10am – 2pm 
Build a sensory bed, connect rainwater harvest barrels, but up sunshade, sift and turn compost and more!  Join the Garden Committee for another fun day in the garden.
Spring is an exciting time of year in the PS32 garden, but we need parents to do general tasks to make sure our students and teachers can maximize their use of the area.  Bring your family & some food and come work & interact with others in the P.S. 32 Community.   Contact garden.committee.chair@ps32.org if you have any questions.

Want to keep up to date with our garden “classroom”? Click here to sign up to the monthly Garden Committee e-newsletter for garden news and photos, gardening links, and if we get fancy, maybe a recipe or two!

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