Attendance Awards

Attendance Awards

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!

Parent Place

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.

Weather Changes

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.




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!

 Wellness Corner

Valentine’s Day Smoothie <3

Have you ever noticed that a strawberry is heart-shaped? 
Try it! When you slice one vertically, you can see the heart even more clearly. How perfect for Valentine's Day!



  • 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


I-Ready is being used in the classroom and can be utilized at home.

Username: first name Last name

Password: Student ID #


Mathletics is being used in the classroom and can be used at home as well to enhance Math skills.

Username: first name Last name

Password: Student ID #



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:

Guidance Counselors

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


Breakfast and Lunch menus


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