NEW PS32 Pre-K and Kindergarten After School Program

2016_APlayDateEveryDayA Playdate Everyday is an after school program designed specifically for pre-k and kindergarten children. The focus of our program is fostering friendships and developing social skills.  A Playdate Everyday is in its fifth year, and provides a unique, safe, highly supervised and caring experience for these very young children.

The program will be on-site at PS 32, Monday through Friday, from the end of the school day until 6pm. The first day of after school will be on September 13th, and will follow  the DOE calendar.

Registration is open at www.aplaydateeveryday.com.  We will be available for registration and to answer questions at the meet and greet on August 31st at PS 32.

For more information about our program and pricing, you can visit our website, email us at info@aplaydateeveryday.com, or call 347-884-5394.

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P.S. 32 student wins 2016 Wellness Poster Contest…again!

2016JUL13_WellnessCommitteePosterEach Spring, the Office of School Wellness Programs holds a poster contest that’s open to all NYC public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The award winners have showcased their creativity, originality and artistic talent as they promote the importance of healthy eating, daily physical activity and sufficient sleep. One winner and three runners up are selected from each grade level.
The winning designs will be displayed on posters in schools citywide, on the Department of Education’s website and in a colorful calendar.
CONGRATULATIONS to our very own 4th grader, Matteo Feola, who won this award for PS32 two years ago. Great job, Matteo!

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Good Shepherd Services 2016-2017 Applications

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Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve over 26,000 children, youth and families each year. Our after school program at PS32 is an integral part of the local community with a long, proud history. We offer programming Monday – Friday from 2:40pm – 5:40pm and during select vacation days, our program is open from 9am – 5pm. We are also open on select half days when P.S. 32 is not in session.

  • Applications for GSS After School 2016-2017 will be available beginning Wednesday August 3rd at 9am
  • GSS Office in the basement of P.S. 32/M.S. 442 is open to receive applications during the summer from Wednesday August 3rd – Thursday August 18th from 9am – 5pm. We will reopen when school resumes on Thursday September 8th 10am – 6pm and continue accepting applications until we are completely full.
  • Acceptance notifications and mandatory parent orientation invitations will be released once completed applications are processed. We are unable to process incomplete applications.
  • The 1st day of GSS After School Programming for 2016-2017 will be Tuesday, September 13th, 2016.

Please visit our office in the basement of P.S. 32/M.S. 442 in order to receive your application for the 2016-2017 school year. Should you have any questions about the application process or about our program, visit our page for more details or feel free to contact us.  Our office number is 718-625-5876. We look forward to having your child join us!

Sincerely,
Karl Apelgren
Elementary School Program Director

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2016 Summer School Busing Survey

schoolBusMessage from the CEC-Citywide Council:
As has been done done for the past two years, The Office of the Public Advocate is continuing to collect information regarding the environment for student with special needs on schools buses. As many of you recall, it was reported last summer that students were being transported on non air conditioned buses – even though air conditioning was medically advised on their IEP. Collecting information is a vital part of the advocacy work done by the Office of the Public Advocate. They would appreciate your help in documenting conditions for students riding school buses this summer as well.

Email gethelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov 
Please answer the following questions:

Is your child on a bus to school this year? Yes or No
Is the bus air-conditioned? Yes, No or Sometimes
List the top three main concerns you wish to share with the Office of the Public Advocate.

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A letter from Mr Dave, our art teacher

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Dear families and friends of PS 32,

After eleven wonderful years as the visual art instructor at PS 32, I have decided to accept a position at another school.  I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to be a part of the P.S. 32 community, and to be given the honor and privilege of teaching your children.

In September of 2005, I made it my goal to transform the art program at P.S. 32 into something that would be felt and experienced on a physical, intellectual and spiritual level.  I wanted the hallways to dance and sing with large-scale student driven work, for all of my colleagues to witness and truly value how indispensable the creative process is when developing a young mind, and most especially, for each and every student to believe in themselves as both an artist and a person of importance.

Eleven years later I feel very positive about where P.S. 32 is today.  While I know many of you will be disappointed with my departure, the art program will continue to flourish and will only grow stronger because of you.   The P.S. 32 community is filled to the brim with interesting, smart, talented, and caring adults that will see to it that our children have every opportunity to observe, explore, experiment, and grow.

Please tell your children that a big part of being an artist is about taking risks, exploring the unknown, and trying new things.    While it may be scary at first, it is also what makes this world so grand.    My leaving P.S. 32 is an opportunity for them to learn from a new artist, and for me to experience and learn from a new community.    And of course, let them know that I plan to visit from time to time to see how my friends at P.S. 32 are doing!

Thanks to each and every one of you for your generosity and support throughout the years.

With appreciation,

Mr. Dave

Download Mr Dave’s Letter To Families

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Thanks for an Amazing Year!

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Last Day of School! Thanks for a great 2015-2016 school year!

A million thank yous to our new Principal, Ms. Denise Watson-Adin, who came in as a stranger to most of us and created a year full of happy memories for our children. We are so happy to have you and your vision for our school. Wishing everyone a wonderful summer!  –Camille Casaretti, PTA President 2015-2016

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PTA After School September Smash Registration is here!

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Congratulations and Welcome Back to our new Chair of After School, 3rd grade mom, Imma Giocoli, one of the original founders of the PTA After School Classes!

The After School Committee is happy to announce our new program for the month of September called “September Smash 2016″. This great new program will allow us to offer after school care beginning on September 13th and running through September 30th. The program will be a choice time program running until 5:15pm. Late pick up until 6pm is available for an additional fee.  Registration will begin on Thursday June 23rd at 9am. Space is very limited so if you need aftercare right away please register as soon as possible. Email afterschool@ps32.com for any questions.

Click here to visit our online PTA After School registration website.

PTA After School Classes will begin Oct 3rd 2016. Schedule and registration information will be coming soon in Sept 2016. 

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Let the Summer Reading Begin!

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We hope that your summer is filled with fun, sun, and lots of reading! We also hope you and your children enjoy our summer reading book, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Please participate in our online summer reading VoiceThread book club at http://ps32.ed.voicethread.com/. Email LMCHelp@ps32.org if you need any help participating in the Social Readia™.

If you read something, say something!

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