Category Archives: News and Announcements

The NEW Garden Committee e-Newsletter

P.S. 32 GardenersThe Garden Committee has started an e-newsletter with news about the exciting things happening in the garden at P.S. 32.  The monthly e-newsletter will feature garden photos, gardening links, and if we get fancy, maybe a recipe or two! We hope that you’ll enjoy seeing what’s going on in the Garden, how you can get involved, gardening tips, and lots of fun facts. The first one went out last week and we’ll send out about once a month going forward.

You can view the first e-newsletter here:  http://bit.ly/1A8qDnl

Click here to sign up to the monthly Garden Committee e-newsletter.

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Register for P.S. 32 After School Classes – now online!

PTA of PS32 After School Schedule of Classes Winter 2014/2015 Session

Registration opens this Thursday, Nov 20th at 8AM at ps32.org/afterschool

Register on your computer, tablet or phone – it’s easy! The PTA will be providing devices, if needed, to enable registration at the P.S. 32 main lobby beginning Nov 20th and 21st   (Thursday and Friday) at 8AM.

Classes run from December 1st 2014 – March 13th 2015
There are NO Enrichment Classes on half-days or on No-School days.

Scholarships for 30 children are available! If you have any questions or would like to assist in a class to receive a free class for your child please contact Camille Casaretti at afterschool@ps32.org

Click here to view the Winter 2014/2015 After School Schedule of Classes

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Kindergarten Admissions for the 2015–16 School Year

Families with children who will enter kindergarten during the 2015–16 school year can apply to kindergarten online, over the phone, or in person at any enrollment office beginning in January 2015.

This year’s application period will begin on January 7 and end on February 13.

Kindergarten directories are posted on the NYC DOE Elementary School Resources page.

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School Garden Winter Prep, Saturday Nov 8th

HELP SUPPORT OUR GARDEN!

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Our native plant garden beds in full bloom.

The Garden Committee is looking for *volunteers* to come out on Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to help prepare the garden for winter.
We will be clearing out beds, shredding leaves, doing repairs to the greenhouse and more. The Garden Committee is also looking for leaves for our compost program.
Please contact garden.pta@ps32.org to volunteer on Saturday or for more information on dropping off leaves.

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October 28th is Picture Day!

Say Cheese! This year we are using the photography company, Irvin Simon. You can see what they have to offer at irvinsimon.com. Last week, all students received a Picture Day order envelope to take home.

Please return that envelope along with payment by Tuesday, October 28th.

Remember to:

  1. Choose a picture package & background
  2. Include payment in the order envelope. You have three options for payment:
    • cash – please send exact payment
    • checks – write out to Irvin Simon Photographers
    • credit card – visit PictureDayPay.com, write confirmation number on order envelope.
      If you would like to be considered for a scholarship speak to Ms. Cuomo, P.S. 32’s Business Manager.
  3. Complete the student’s information portion of the envelope.

If you have not received a Picture Day order envelope or have any questions, please contact the PTA at: PTA@ps32.org

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Night at P.S. 32

P.S. 32’s Hispanic Heritage Night was a great success!  Families came out to celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic Americans to our culture.

Mini salsa dance lesson

Let’s dance!

The evening started out with a little history lesson on the origins of salsa dancing and a demonstration by guest artists, Mr. Daniel Diaz and Ms. Jasmine Jennings, representing Nieves Latin Dance Studio.  Next, Mr. Diaz and Ms. Jennings got everybody off their feet with a mini dance lesson in the Bachata and Salsa styles.

 

 Palmier pastries (Orejas de Elefante)

Palmier pastries (Orejas de Elefante)

After working on our moves, it was community potluck time! Empandas, beans & rice, arroz con pollo, fried plantains, slow roasted pork, dulce de leche and palmier pastries (orejas de elefante) were some of the dishes served up.  If you have a recipe that you would like to submit for an upcoming P.S. 32 Family Cookbook, please email it to pta@ps32.org

A big thank you to Ms. Angela Bowie, our Parent Coordinator,​​ for organizing a great evening for the P.S. 32 community. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

If you missed out on our Hispanic Heritage Night celebration, check out our picture gallery.

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Get ready for Character Day, Oct 31st!

We love to read at P.S. 32.! Students are encouraged to dress up on Oct 31st as their favorite story book characters.

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P.S. 32’s First Roald Dahl-O-Ween 2014

Costumes

Ms Florio as the P.S. 32 Golden Ticket

A Jumpsquiffling Gloriumptious Time was had by ALL at P.S. 32’s magical Roald Dahl-O-Ween event last Saturday in the schoolyard. Students, parents, friends, teachers and staff came dressed as Maltildas, James’, the Fantastic Foxes, Oompa- Loompas and all the golden ticket winners including a blown up Violet Beauregarde, just before she pops.

Children ran around collecting signatures from P.S. 32 teachers disguised as their favorite characters. Art and reading activities for all ages centered around every Dahl story imaginable. Children who crafted their own Wonkalicious Candy Catching Hats were rewarded when they least expected it by sweet morsals dropping from the sky. And the Revolting Recipes were not revolting enough to keep folks away! Crispy wasp stings on a piece of buttered toast, eatable marshmallow pillows, lickable wallpaper and Stink Bug’s Eggs were gobbled up in seconds and thirds.

Fantastic costumes!

Fantastic costumes!

This tribute to the magic of reading and the wonders of imagination could not have happened without the vision of Adam Marcus, over 70 Dahlunteers and all of the community donors. Can’t wait to do it again next year! Enjoy these photos and if you have more of your own please send them to adam.marcus@ps32.org.

The word is out that P.S. 32 is pretty magical! Check out this blog post about the event. 

And if you were the lucky winner of the Matilda prize , please let us know, we’re looking for you!

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Get your Farmers’ Market produce at P.S.32

PS 32 has partnered with online farmers’ market Farmigo.com to have farm-fresh, local, organic groceries delivered to you at PS 32 for pickup every Wednesday, 3-5 pm. First delivery is Sept. 10.

Farmigo is not a CSA. You get to choose exactly what you want online and that’s all you pay for. There’s no order minimum, no weekly commitment, and no fee to join.

PLUS:

  • If we as a group order $500 or more, 10% of every order is paid back to the PTA of PS32
  • You get 10% off your first order if you use the coupon code “10off20”

Download our Farmigo flyer for more details.   For extra help or questions, email Liz Wallace at farmigo@ps32.org

Join our community at farmigo.com/ptaofps32 today!

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School Food & Student Wellness

P.S. Lunchroom

School Meals
On school days, all NYC public school students are able to enjoy FREE breakfast and affordable lunch meals. Click here to see the Monthly School Menus.

Click here to apply online for a free or reduced-price meal for your student. Regardless of participation in the reduced-price meal program,  completing the application helps secure State funding for P.S. 32.

Bringing Lunch From Home
Students may choose to bring a breakfast or lunch to school.  Please make sure all food and beverage containers are not made of glass.

P.S. 32 PTA Wellness Committee
g2c_1Over the past two years, the Wellness Committee has successfully put into place significant improvements in providing greater access to nutritious foods in the school cafeteria and classrooms, including a fresh water cooler and a new salad bar in the cafeteria, with fresh fruit and vegetables available at every lunch for all students, and water coolers with purified water installed in all of the portable classrooms. Classroom teachers are periodically provided with suggestions and guidelines for serving healthy snacks to their students during snacktime. The Committee also initiated an annual professional development for staff on nutrition through the organization, Food Fight.

The Wellness Committee encourages parents to join the committee, or volunteer to participate in any of the Wellness Initiatives. Be sure to attend the next PTA Meeting to get involved!

Are you the parent of a child with a food allergy? 

foodallergyFAKS is an offshoot of the Wellness Committee and hopes to bring 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 kristen.williams@ps32.org

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