Save the Date!
Welcome to November!
First I would like to thank the friends, families, performers, staff and students that attended and contributed to our Hurricane Victim benefit show.
It was a SUCCESS!
I would also like to thank the Dialed Action Sports Team for their wonderful BMX performance and for implementing the importance of Bicycle Safety and Anti-Bullying to our students.
Thanksgiving will soon be here, and we truly have much to be thankful for. We appreciate the support you give us each day, and the different ways in which you help our students and school. We are thankful for the staff and their work with our students, and appreciate the time and energy they give.
Most importantly, we are thankful for our students. We are glad they are here and are part of our school. P.S. 269 is a wonderful place to be.
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
Dear P.S. 269 Families,
November is National Career Month. This month we will be familiarizing students with a multitude of careers to prepare them for their futures and increase college and career readiness. Our aim is to personalize this experience and consequently make it meaningful for each student. Students have completed interest surveys that group them into 4 career categories based on their personality. The four categories are the creative path, the justice path, the helping path, and the scientific path. Students will meet with their group and research a career that fits into their group. On November 30th we will have a Career Day where a guest speaker from the career the students’ researched will come in to talk to our students and answer their questions. We hope that you support us by speaking to your child about your career or the careers visible in our community.
We are pleased to announce that our Student Council was elected following our October 17th assembly. The Student Council has already met with our kitchen staff to rate our school food menu and items they like and dislike. We are looking forward to organizing a trip to The School Food Headquarters to learn more about how school food is made and test new foods to be added to the school menu.
Peer mediation will officially begin in November. Ms. Christie is working on training new peer mediators for our 3rd grade. Peer mediators will be available to all students during their lunch period. They will be wearing a blue vest during lunch and recess so they can be easily spotted during lunch periods.
P.S. 269 will be starting our first Green Team! The Green Team will be focusing on sustainability efforts and reducing our school’s footprint. Students who are interested are welcomed to join the Green Team for the 2017-2018 school year! More information on our school’s Green Team to come…
Remember, every day of school matters!
Every day your child is learning or doing something new!
Be on the look-out for upcoming events
- 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
- School Joggers and T-Shirts, which are pertinent for school spirit Fridays are on sale now!!! All sizes are available.
- 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!
- Please be advised that Picture Day is Tuesday, November 14th.
- Sasha Arnesen will be hosting a self-awareness workshop on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at our “Muffins with Mom” event.
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.
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. We will continue to go out for recess during cold weather, so please help in making sure that proper clothing is sent with your child.
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!
Cinnamon Apple Carrot Cake
- 5 oz carrots - chopped
- 1 banana - peeled
- 1 container cinnamon applesauce - (1/2 cup)
- 3 tbsp walnuts
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
~ Glow, Energy, Immune Boosting ~
In addition to being high in fiber and antioxidants, carrots are full of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are both incredibly helpful for skin. Walnuts are also great for a dewy complexion, thanks to their high vitamin E content (not to mention their healthy fats). A banana, full of magnesium and potassium, rounds out this naturally sweet apple pie / carrot cake smoothie combination, making it 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
- 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