Save the Date!
Here are a few February reminders:
Friday, February 2- wear a Football shirt or jersey
February 8-February 14- Valentine's Day sale
Wednesday, February 14- wear Red or Pink for Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 15- 100th Day of School
Friday, February 16- Friday, February 23- Mid-Winter Break
Monday, February 26- Pajama Day
Expectations are relevant when thinking about our school and are very important here at P.S. 269.
Parents have expectations that their children will be safe, and that we will do everything we can to ensure that safety of our children is our #1 priority. Throughout the year we practice safety procedures by engaging in multiple fire drills, soft/hard lock down drills, and shelter-In drills.
Please take some time to review the General Response Protocol summary:
In addition, we also have expectations of our parents, that they will support their children’s learning and be a partner in our work. When teacher, parent or student perceive that the other is not meeting those expectations, feelings of frustration can grow. Communication is the only way to address this, and a face-to-face discussion is the best method.
Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns. Schedule a meeting and share your thoughts, and be a good listener too. There are many points-of-view to consider.
As a reminder, you can meet with your child's teacher during parent time that takes place on Tuesdays 2:40pm - 3:30pm.
We all want the same thing for our students, and working together is the best way to achieve it.
Thank you again for your help in achieving these goals.
January classes with highest attendance are:
3rd Grade – 304
4th Grade – 403
5th Grade – 501 & 503
Remember, every day of school matters!
Every day your child is learning or doing something new!
Please be advised that every Tuesday from 2:40pm-3:15pm is Parent Engagement time.
If possible, please make an appointment with your child’s teacher via email, written notice, or by phone. However, walk-ins are always welcomed.
Volunteer programs such as “parents bring in your favorite book and read to the kid’s day” Family Friday
Our school now has an Instagram page please follow us: @PS269 “The Nostrand School” for daily updates.
P.S. 269 big on healthy eating and fitness! Help us come up with a P.S. 269 smoothie! What are you favorite fruits and veggies? Drop it in the suggestion box out front!
Lost & Found
Our students often leave coats and other items on the playground. While we try to pair belongings to their owner, sometimes items go unclaimed. All coats and other things found on the playground and around our school end up in the Lost & Found located in the cafeteria. We will look for items with names on it occasionally and ask kids and parents to look through it as well. Items left for a long period will be donated to a local charity organization.
P.S. 269 will donate left over items around January, and again in May.
Check Lost & Found before it is gone!
We are amazed at how our Lost & Found rack grows each day, and over a few months. Please be sure to check the rack for lost items. We do encourage our students to look periodically by bringing the rack into the lunchroom, so it is visible as they are lining up following lunch. Because we are out of room and its only mid-year, we will collect, bag up, and donate all left-over items as we return from break. This will occur at the end of the day on Friday, January 12.
Now that fall has officially arrived and the unpredictability of NYC weather is also here, I am asking for your help in making sure that warm clothing is sent to school with your child. It is not a bad idea to make sure that warm jackets, stocking hats, gloves/mittens are being sent with your child to school and these clothing items are labeled. Once the snow begins to fly, also make sure that boots and snow pants are making the trip with your child, labeled as well. .
Remember that our temperature cutoff ranges between 8-15 degrees, which signals that it is too cold for students to be outside in the morning, or during afternoon recesses. Please have your child dressed for the weather.
ATTENDANCE, ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL POLICIES
Students that arrive to school on time and have regular attendance have the best opportunity to learn.
Absences - Please call the main office (718) 941-2800 to report an absence. If the school has not been informed of the absence(s), parents will receive a call from the school to verify the whereabouts of a student if they are absent for more than 2 days.
P.S. 269 has an attendance policy and closely monitors student lateness and absences from school. Students who are late or whose absences are viewed as frequent will be contacted by school staff to communicate the concern. A conference may be necessary to ensure that the concern is addressed. Other actions may be required if no improvement is noted.
Arrivals: Breakfast is served to each child for free at (7:50 am in the main cafeteria). Children will wait with their classmates in the cafeteria or auditorium until the start time when they go to their classrooms at 8:20 am sharp. School begins at 8:20 AM sharp. All students should be inside and beginning the day with their classmates.
Late: Any student arriving late should check in at the office before joining their class.
Dismissals: 3rd grade students dismiss at 2:35 PM, while 4th and 5th grade students are dismissed from school at 2:40 PM.
At dismissal, every student will exit the building with his or her class at the designated exit. It is the responsibility for the parents to make sure their children are picked up on time. Our staff members are not available to watch your child after dismissal. If you will have trouble picking up your child on time, there is an afterschool program available. Please contact the Beacon/Camba after school program for information at (718) 941-2800 ext 1491.
Grades 4 and 5: All students are dismissed at the end of the school day from the designated Exits.
**Please send the attached note in immediately to your child’s teacher if you DO NOT wish to have them released on their own.
Grade 3: - 3rd grade students will not be allowed to walk home and must have someone pick them up at dismissal. Student will be released to parent/guardian or adult designated on the blue card on time every day.
**If a parent wishes to allow their child to walk home, please send in written permission to your child’s teacher immediately.
It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure all adults picking up their children know the dismissal time and are on time every day.
Get to know the new P.S. 269 Parents Association
· P.A. President – Chendra Green
· P.A. Vice President – Tony Christie
· P.A. Secretary – Oniella Burke
· P.A. Treasurer – Shawn Hoyt
Thank you to all that came out to the Parents Association elections and voted!
- 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup chopped banana
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 fresh strawberries
Put everything into the blender and puree until smooth. Core the fresh strawberries, slice them vertically, and fan them out on top of each smoothie.A serving of fruit, dairy, Omega-3 fatty acids, and of course, a little love!The perfect drink for a busy morning, post workout, or whenever you feel like your complexion could use a little extra love.
(Nutrition Facts: 235 calories, 9g fat, 38g carbs, 4g fiber, 22g sugar, 3g protein per 12-ounce serving)
ClassDojo is a new Teacher-Parent tool that will be used to help build your student’s classroom engagement. ClassDojo allows us to track students’ behavior and learning skills throughout the day. One of ClassDojo’s great features is that it allows us to send you a “behavior and skills report” every Friday by email. This program will help bring us together to help you better understand the progress of your child on a week to week basis. You can get the free ClassDojo app on your mobile device.
Please send a note to your child’s teacher requesting your “Parent Code” For access to class Dojo
2017 - 2018 NEWSLETTERS
- March Newsletter 2018.pdf
- November Newsletter 2017.pdf
- November Newsletter 2017 Spanish.pdf
- November Newsletter 2017 Haitian Creole.pdf
- November Newsletter 2017 Arabic.pdf
- September Newsletter 2017.pdf
2016 - 2017 NEWSLETTERS
If you have questions or concerns, it is important that you first speak with your child’s teacher. After speaking to the teacher, the following staff members are always available to assist you:
Sophia Triant – Guidance Counselor ext. 2502
Sonia Christie – Guidance Counselor ext. 2491
School Base Support Team
Mr. Lazare – School psychologist ext. 1414
Mr. Dormeus – School Social Worker ext. 1412
Ms. Pacheco – Family Worker ext. 1413
Maria Fasulo – School Nurse ext. 1161
Jazmine Santiago – Principal
Christine Kenny – Assistant principal
P.S. 269 Administration
Jazmine Santiago, principal
Christine Kenny, assistant principal
P.S. 269 Faculty and Staff
Avin, Sara - teacher
Blum, Steven - teacher
Charles, Vernie - teacher
Dini, Karen - teacher
Ebert, Nancy - teacher
Estevez, Christina - art teacher
Fico, Margaret - teacher
Fowlkes Gaffney, Meegan - teacher
George, Stephanie - teacher
Griffith, Alex - teacher
Grillo, Jennifer - science teacher
Herod, Marcia - teacher
Lawson, Rasheeda - teacher
Lopez, Merlene - teacher
Mulzac, Faye - teacher
Murnieks, Kathleen S - teacher
Oberer, Joseph - physical education teacher
Razza, Michael - teacher
Sancho, Deborah - teacher
Shapiro, Davida - teacher
Trimboli, David - teacher
Wright, Eulalee - teacher
Alexander, Michelle - paraprofessional
Bercy, Emmanuel - paraprofessional
Blake, Feranda - paraprofessional
Cookhorn, Melissa - paraprofessional
Federico, Susan - paraprofessional
James, Griffin Laura - paraprofessional
Jean-Baptiste, Sarah - paraprofessional
Joanaime Leger, Danilov - paraprofessional
Laurenceau, Ruth - paraprofessional
Legagneur, Willy - paraprofessional
Nelson, Marie - paraprofessional
Pineda, Elizabeth - paraprofessional
Ramkalup, Vesla - paraprofessional
Rosario, Dora - paraprofessional
Ulysse, Yolette - paraprofessional
Alter, Elaine - school aide
Fowler, Zykeem - school aide
Lockett, Roger - school aide
Roman, Carmen - school aide
Walker, Dwaina - school aide
Christie, Sonia - guidance counselor
Triant, Sophia - guidance counselor
Lazare, Fequiere- psychologist
Dormeus, Roldophe - social worker
Pacheco, Marilyn - family worker
Young, George - computer tech
Fasulo, Maria - nurse