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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2016-2017 Parent Handbook & more

Welcome returning and incoming families! First day of school is Thursday,  Sept 8th 8:20AM!   Click here to download our 2016-2017 PS32 Handbook for school policies, procedures and resources.

Some important info & dates:

See you soon!

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Fall PTA Afterschool Registration is now open!

ptaofps32Happy end of Summer!

With the new school year upon us, we are excited to announce another fun-filled session of PTA of PS32 After-School Program.

The Fall session will run from October 5th – December 23rd. To view upcoming sessions click here.

Registration will begin this (is now open) Wednesday, August 31st at 8pm, so please log into your account at promptly as spaces get filled quickly. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Please email for more information.

If you are in need of after-school coverage prior to October 5th, we are offering our September Smash from September 13th – September 30th. The program will be a choice time program running until 5:15 pm. Late pick up until 6pm is available for an additional fee. For more information or to register for September Smash click here.

Looking forward to another great year,
Your P.S. 32 PTA After-School Team

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Learning Leaders Volunteer Training Fridays, Sept 30 & Oct 21 9:15am – 12:15pm

P.S. 32 is now a partner with Learning Leaders and we are looking for volunteers to help during lunch and recess, and in the classroom. If you can assist at school for 2 hours a week on a regular basis please come to our Friday training sessions on September 30th and October 21st from 9:15am to 12:15pm. You must come to both sessions to qualify.

Here are some of the ways you can volunteer to help our school:

  • Academic support: tutoring students with reading, writing, ESL and math; serving as mentors and coaches; helping students develop study and organizational skills.
  • Translation for other parents who do not speak English.
  • Supplement school staff at recess and lunch, as well as in school libraries.

Contact 3rd grade mom, Camille Casaretti, to volunteer

Learning Leaders is New York City’s largest and most experienced organization dedicated to engaging families and communities to support student success. Serving NYC public schools since 1956, their programs are proven to enhance student achievement by providing individualized tutoring and assistance to schools and increasing parents’ ability to foster their children’s education.

This service is made possible through PTA funding. Thank you for your support!

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