Upcoming Events


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 shanacorey.com.  If you have any questions or suggestions for this author visit, please contact our school Librarian, Mr Marcus, at adam.marcus@ps32.org

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.

Learning Leaders Volunteer Training Fridays, Sept 30 & Oct 21 9:15am – 12:15pm

P.S. 32 is now a partner with Learning Leaders and we are looking for volunteers to help during lunch and recess, and in the classroom. If you can assist at school for 2 hours a week on a regular basis please come to our Friday training sessions on September 30th and October 21st from 9:15am to 12:15pm. You must come to both sessions to qualify.

Here are some of the ways you can volunteer to help our school:

  • Academic support: tutoring students with reading, writing, ESL and math; serving as mentors and coaches; helping students develop study and organizational skills.
  • Translation for other parents who do not speak English.
  • Supplement school staff at recess and lunch, as well as in school libraries.

Contact 3rd grade mom, Camille Casaretti, to volunteer pta@ps32.org

Learning Leaders is New York City’s largest and most experienced organization dedicated to engaging families and communities to support student success. Serving NYC public schools since 1956, their programs are proven to enhance student achievement by providing individualized tutoring and assistance to schools and increasing parents’ ability to foster their children’s education.

This service is made possible through PTA funding. Thank you for your support!