PS 32 Annual Talent Show 2019

Dear PS 32 Community,

It is with much excitement that we announce our fifth annual PS 32 Student and Staff Talent Show! We are looking for talented, dedicated, and creative people to audition and participate in what will surely be a fun experience for all!

We are calling on all interested staff and students grades 2 – 5 to come audition. Due to the popularity of the talent show, this year there will be a limited number of acts in the show. Therefore, solo opportunities will be available to 5th grade students ONLY. We are also encouraging students and staff to work collaboratively in groups in order to have as much participation as possible. Groups may be combined at the discretion of the Talent Show Committee due to the limited number of acts.

Students will be able to preform in one act. This does not include group acts organized by a staff member. All acts should be well-rehearsed and limited to no more than 2 minutes. Some ideas for acts might include playing an instrument, singing, dancing, magic tricks, reciting a poem, a short skit – you are only limited by your creativity!

If you are interested in participating, please complete this form by Friday, March 8th. Auditions will be held after school in the month of March. Further information regarding audition times and location will be sent home. Please come to your audition prepared!

There will be two performances for students during the day on May 28th, May 30th and an evening performance for families will also be May 30th at 5:30. Participants are expected to perform in all three shows.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the teachers below. We are looking forward to working with all the amazing talent here at PS 32!


The PS 32 Talent Show Committee

Tanisha Ellerbee –
Trisha O’Grady –
Alyson Ryan –
Andrea Schulman –

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February / March Author-Illustrator Visits

Dear P.S. 32 Students & Parents,

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

5th Grade Illustrator Virtual Visit
Red Nose Studio (Chris Sickles)
Wednesday February 13, 2019  in theP.S. 32 library
About the Author – Illustrator

Chris Sickles creates 3D illustration and stop-motion animation with what is at arms reach in his studio. He has authored and illustrated The Look Book, and illustrated the children’s books Here Comes The Garbage Barge, The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away From Home, and The Secret Subway, and the just-released Elvis Is King.

His illustrations and animations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, and HOW. The Society of Illustrators has awarded three golds and a silver medal for both illustrative and motion work. Chris’ stop-motion animated films have screened at various festivals including Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival. Red Nose Studio is based in Greenfield, Indiana.

Kindergarten Author-Illustrator Visit
Suzanne Kaufman
Monday, February 25,2019 in the P.S. 32 library
About the Author-Illustrator

Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator and lover of school potlucks. Over the years, Suzanne has done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to animating award-winning video games. She has lectured and taught illustration and animation around the world. When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you will find her teaching animation or working in her studio. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two creative daughters.

The New York Times bestseller, All Are Welcome, was inspired by Suzanne’s daughters’ diverse elementary school. The book “follows a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yamulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate.”

Suzanne will read aloud from All Are Welcome, and talk about the inspiration behind the book and the process of makinCategoriesg a picture book from start to finish.

3rd Grade Author Visit
Jacqueline Woodson
Monday, March 4, 2019 in the P.S. 32 auditorium
About the Author

Jacqueline Woodson is the author of over thirty books for children, young adults and adults. She is best known for Miracle’s Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001, and her National Book Award- and Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac & D Foster, and Feathers, as well as the picture books Each Kindness and Show Way.

For her lifetime contribution as a children’s writer, Jacqueline won the Margaret Edwards Award in 2005. In 2015, she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate. She lives in Brooklyn with her family, two dogs and a cat.

Jacqueline will talk about her body of work and her journey to becoming a writer.


  • 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

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


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2019 PS32 Science Fair, March 7th

Dear PS 32 Parents and Science Fair Participants,

I am pleased to announce PS 32’s 7th annual science fair!  Last year, was another great showing of students’ hard work and scientific skills. I am looking forward to seeing the amazing work of all of our young scientists this year!  This year’s science fair is once again mandatory for students in grades 3-5.  Mrs. O’Brien will be working on class projects with her 2nd grade scientists!  Participants should submit their science project ideas by February 1st.  Please email me directly ( or speak to me in person if you have any questions or issues.

The Science Fair will be held on March 7th for all 3rd-5th grade students.  Mrs. O’Brien’s 2nd grade class projects will be on display as well.  Classes will visit the fair during the day and families are welcome during open viewing times in the evening.

In this packet you will find information to help guide you along the way.  Please make sure you review all of the information carefully and refer to it as you progress.

See you at the Science Fair Scientists!!
— Ms. Ellerbee

Click here to download the 2018 Science Fair Packet

Important Science Fair Dates
• Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 1st
• Tri-board Due Date*:  Monday, March 4th
(Projects can be turned in starting Thursday, February 28th, but please not before then.)
• Science Fair: Thursday, March 7th
Open Viewing Times for Families: 5:30 – 7:30pm


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Bright Lights, Big City! Viva Las Vegas! 2019 P.S. 32 Spring Auction

The P.S. 32 Spring Auction is back and this year, we’re doing it Vegas style!

The Spring Auction is our biggest fundraiser. It brings in more than HALF the PTA’s annual budget! It pays for tons of the amazing enrichment programming for our kids, including the After School Program, the Garden Program, Metropolitan Opera, Visiting Authors, and so much more. The night features a silent and live auction. 

Save the Date for this fun and exciting night out!!
March 22nd 2019
BRIC House, Brooklyn

We need YOUR help to secure amazing experiences and items to make the event a success! Something you do! Something you have!  Something you love! Ask your favorite restaurants, wine stores, camps, classes, spas, gyms, and other businesses to donate!
More info can be found here. Contact Leah with questions or to donate.

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School Tour Announcement

Click here for information for the upcoming school tours scheduled for 3/13, 3/15 and 3/22.  Don’t forget to RSVP! 

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We are a Prose School! What does this mean?

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Presenting the 2018-2019 PTA Executive Board!

PS32 2018-19 PTA Executive Board
For more information, or if you would like to join one of the many committees, please email

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2018-2019 After School Program


E-mail or call Karl Apelgren, Program Director, with any questions.

Office  (718) 625-5876

Click here and here for more information.

Click here to download the 2018-2019 GSS Afterschool Application




  • Applications are distributed on site at P.S. 32 and available online 
  • Original documents are required.
  • Eligible children must be at least 5 years old in order to enroll in After School.
  • All applications must include a current and stamped physical examination form from, completed within the last 365 days.
  • Only complete applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. This also applies to sibling applications.
  • The After School Program is FREE. You must commit to a minimum of 2 days a week.

Fall 2018 Activity Descriptions

Fall 2018 Tentative Schedule

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