Category Archives: News and Announcements

A Letter from Principal Watson-Adin

Dear Incoming & Returning P.S. 32 Families,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2019/2020 school year! We hope that the upcoming school year will be an exceptional experience in your child’s life. We cannot emphasize enough how honored we are to serve as your school leaders. Our staff is some of the best that you will ever find in the teaching profession. We are excited about the new staff members joining our team and know that you will also be impressed with their talents and professional attributes.

Your participation within our community is critical to our success. Please make every effort to volunteer however you can. Get involved with the PTA, assist and facilitate with our community day events, come read in our amazing library, or join a committee. We value your hard work and dedication and realize that we cannot do the important job of educating your child without your support. With funding significantly reduced, we also need you to pitch in with fundraising efforts. This is truly a team effort!

I am asking everyone to think about how they can be involved in strengthening our school community. As you interact with staff, students and parents ask yourself if you are living up to these words:

YOU are welcomed
You BELONG here
PS 32 is for EVERYONE!

Thank you for entrusting your child to us….it is our promise that we will do everything we can to make this year a fantastic experience for all!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you on September 5, 2019 at 8:20AM.

Ms. Watson-Adin
P.S. 32 Samuel Mills Sprole School

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Community Meeting: Rezoning and School Planning in Red Hook

Save the Date for the next Rezoning and School Planning Community Meeting in Red Hook. August 27th, 6-8pm. Location TBD. Visit for further meeting details in the coming days. Childcare available!

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Announcing 2019-2020 PreK & K under 5yrs After School Care

On-site Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten under the age of 5 After-School Care is coming this fall!
We’re happy to announce on-site after school care for Pre-Kindergartners and Kindergartners under the age of 5 at the start of the 2019-2020 school year!
The Kids Orbit After School Program at PS32 will include enrichment activities ranging from yoga and sports to art, music and drama.

  • Excellent student/staff ratio creating a family-like environment and plenty of individual attention. 
  • Staffed by warm, caring, experienced individuals who create a positive, safe environment. 

Registration is open!  Please visit the Kids Orbit online at 

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A Message from Assistant Principal, Ms. Carbone

Ms Carbone, our Assistant Principal, on CRAZY Hat day

Dear PS 32 families,

I am writing to announce my retirement from the Department of Education. After an almost twenty year career, I have decided that it is time for me to focus on my health and my family.

I enjoyed my time as Assistant Principal of PS 32. The children helped me to smile each and every day. I have truly appreciated your partnership and thank you for your support over these past five years.

I wish you all the best!


Melanie Carbone

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PS32 Summer Online Book Club is now in session!

Picture of our 2019 Summer Reading Book, “Dragons in a Bag” by Zetta Elliott

Back in June, we kicked off our Annual Summer Reading Marathon with our selected book, Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot. We hope you’re enjoying your family copy of Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott.  PS32 students can participate in our online VoiceThread Book Club with the author,  Zetta Elliott.  Your child’s specific login information has been sent home with instructions on how to use VoiceThread and more.

**For each post during the summer, your child will be entered into a raffle to win a “Dragons in a Bag” walking tour for them and some friends or Dragons donated by the Author!**

If you have any questions about using our online VoiceThread Book Club, email our School Librarian, Mr Marcus at Click here for more information about logging into our PS32 VoiceThread Online Book Club.
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PS32 2019-2020 School Supply Lists

PS32 2019-2020 School Supply Lists are available for PDF download here:

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Ms Ava’s Art Class

If you shop on , don’t forget to use our PS32 Amazon affiliate link,   You’ll raise funds for our PTA of PS32 while shopping at no extra cost to you!

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2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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.
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P.S. 32 Construction News

Picture of a bulldozer.

Please contact Principal Ms. Watson-Adin if you have any questions or concerns regarding the construction.
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Advice from Roz “The Lice Lady”

Hear what Roz “The Lice Lady”  has to say! Since lice goes around schools,  we all need to work at checking and keeping our kids clear of lice otherwise it just circulates.  It just takes one undetected louse or nit to start the cycle again.  There is no shame in lice so we should all try to educate ourselves and our children.  It is like getting a cold or the flu.  We can pass it to each other.  We need to stay home until we are well and  we need to treat it.   Click here to visit our new PS32 Lice Treatment & Prevention page.

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FAKS: Families of Allergic Kids in School

foodallergyFAKS is an offshoot of the Wellness Committee and brings more allergy awareness to our school community.

FAKS was created by a mom who has a child at P.S. 32 with life threatening food allergies.  The group strives to make positive changes with the support of the P.S 32 administration to keep allergic kids safe at school.

FAKS is seeking members. Those of you interested in joining the cause please email Kristen Williams at

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