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Second Grade Author-Illustrator Visit, May 25th

Dear Second grade students and Parents,

2016_ShanaCoreyVisit_corey-secret-subwayWe are excited to bring award-winning author, Shana Corey, to our library to speak to our second grade classes on Thursday May 25th, 2017.

Please note, this talk is during school hours and is for the students only but we want to let parents know so they can help their kids get familiar with Shana’s books before the visit.

Before the visit

W e have purchased copies of Shana’s books for each 2nd grade classroom and there are additional copies in the school library.

To make the most out of Shana’s visit2016_ShanaCoreyVisit_players-in-pigtails
• 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.

For more information about the author, visit her website  If you have any questions or suggestions for this author visit, please contact our school Librarian, Mr Marcus, at

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

2016_ShanaCoreyVisit_bioAbout the Author

Shana is the author of several picture books, “most of them true stories about brave women and girls in history, women like Amelia Bloomer and Juliette Gordon Low,… who had the courage to take a stand for the things they believed in, even when the rest of the world told them they were wrong.” She is known for finding the story in history and making it accessible to kids.

Her latest, critically-acclaimed book, The Secret Subway, tells the true story of New York City’s first subway. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

1st Grade Author-Illustrator visit with Calef Brown

Flamingos on the Roof: Poems and Paintings by Calef Brown

First Grade Author Visit

Calef Brown
Friday, May 19th, 2017 in the P.S. 32 library

Dear First Graders & Parents,
We are excited to bring award-winning author-illustrator, Calef Brown, to our library to speak to our first grade classes. (more…)

5th Grade Author-Illustrator Virtual Visit – May 17th

Author, Chris Sickels,  holding one of his creature creations.

Fifth Grade Author-Illustrator Virtual Visit

Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 in the P.S. 32 library (more…)

And the 2017 March Poetry Madness Tournament winner is…

“Lazyhead” by Calef Brown

It was a tough battle to the end but P.S. 32 has spoken!  The winner of the 2017 5th Annual March Poetry Madness Tournament is Calef Brown’s poem, “Lazyhead”!

Thanks to all in the P.S. 32 Community and the PS32 Poetry Club for participating in our 5th Annual March Madness Poetry Tournament.  How did your favorite poem do?  Check out the final tournament bracket results!

We hope you enjoyed the 5th Annual March Madness Poetry Tournament. Let’s keep up with the poetry momentum –  next month,  April is National Poetry Month!  Mr Marcus would like everybody to keep a poem in their pocket on April 27th for Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Everyone can carry original poems and favorites by published poets to share throughout the day. It would be fun to trade poems and give them away as well. – Mr Marcus

PS 32 ❤️️s Poetry!

P.S. 32 Parent Workshop – Online Safety & Digital Citizenship

P.S. 32 Caregivers,

I will give a parent workshop on online safety and digital citizenship. We will also look at using VoiceThread, an interactive social media site our PS32 students use in the library and at home.   (more…)