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2014-2015 School Year


You are cordially invited to attend
the P.S. 169
orientation for new students
on Friday, August 29, 2014
at 9:00AM
P.S. 169 auditorium.

You and your child will be given 
a tour of the school.

Join us and meet 
The Administration,
Parent Coordinator and
other school personnel.

You will be able to drop off your child's supplies at this time!

 

First day of school for students is Thursday, September 4, 2014

All students and families will meet in the schoolyard to line up
 with their new classmates and enter the building together.

 

Attached you will find important information about the first days of school.
You will also find all the forms that you need to complete and send back on the first day of school.

September Information - Letter to Families 2014.pdf
Student Dismissal Information - Form for Families.docx

Early Supplies Drop-Off


Would you like to be able to drop-off
your child's school supplies
 before the first day of school?

This September you will be able to. During the mornings of
Tuesday Sept 2nd and Wednesday Sept 3rd from 8 am- 10 am
you will be able to drop off your child's school supplies
 in our school cafeteria.
Tables will be marked  by grade  with your child's class numbers on it,
 and parents will be there to help.
Please remember to label all supplies and the outside of your bags
with your child's name and their class.

PS169's Mission Statement

PS 169 is dedicated to creating a nurturing and intellectually
 enriched  environment that develops each child's unique
 capabilities in  a home-school environment.
It is our goal for all children to foster a love of learning,
to stimulate critical thinking, to encourage a caring and compassionate
school community, and to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
We do this by embracing cultural diversity, building understanding and
tolerance of differences, fostering creativity, developing self esteem,
 employing multiple teaching strategies, integrating the arts,
 exhibiting an elevated degree of professionalism, maintaining high
expectations and applying consistent standards for all children,
 encouraging active parent guardian participation, and involving
the entire school and community in a commitment to excellence
 in all  we do for children.
At PS 169, we cultivate children to coexist in the garden of life
 while displaying their singular characteristics. 

Apply for School Meals Online!


Apply for School Meals Online!

Visit https://www.applyforlunch.com/Home/PickDistrict 
to apply for School Meals online. Families only need to submit one application online for all their children, even if their children attend different types of schools (public, private, or charter).

Complete the application online in any of the seven languages on ACCESS NYC - English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, or Arabic.

The paper application is still available and families who prefer that method, or would like to apply in a language not available on ACCESS NYC (for example Bengali, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Hindi, Polish, or Urdu) can obtain the application from their child's school.

If you have any questions about the application, they can send an email to
foodcompliance@schools.nyc.gov or call the Office of SchoolFood Help Desk at (718) 707-4400 or toll free at (877) 363-6325.


     

School Lunch 

Lunch payments can be made by sending a check or cash to the office. Payments can be made weekly, monthly, or yearly. You can also prepay for lunch by using myLunchMoney.com,  a service to prepay for your child’s school lunch using your debit or credit card. Enrolling and funding is simple and completed online. Once your account is established you can check balances, view purchases, and fund the account from your computer.
Your personal and payment card information is protected by the most advanced internet security. 
Go to www.myLunchMoney.com and click ENROLL NOW or call 800-479-3531 for support.


School Lunch Menu
http://www.opt-osfns.org/osfns/


       Common Core Standards

New York State recently adopted a new set of learning standards known as Common Core Standards. These standards will phase in gradually through 2015. The common core standards clearly lay out what students should know and be able to do at every grade to ensure they are college and career ready.

This year all New York City schools will  incorporate Common Core Standards into classroom assignments. For more information please click here 

   
    ARIS Parent Link
The New York City Department of Education's Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS) provides parents important information about your child's academic progress. State wide test results will be reported in ARIS over the summer. If you need your child’s log in information, please email Orit Foresta at oforesta@schools.nyc.gov
http://arisparentlink.org/parentlink


 
Acuity-New York City Department of Education
              Periodic Assessment Program

Parents can use the Acuity website to track their child's progress on the English Language Arts and Math predictive and Instructionally Targeted Assessments (ITAs) assessments.
The user ID is usually your child's first and last name (typed altogether).
The password is your child's student ID number. If you do not have your child's student ID number, you may call the school to obtain it. If you need any assistance logging to the acuity web site please contact the school.
http://nyc-acuity.mcgraw-hill.com/index.jsp

 

 

 

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Friday, August 29
Orientation for New Families
9:00 AM
Tue, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 3
Early School Supplies Drop-Off
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, September 3
D25 CEC Meeting
7:00 PM
All parents are invited
Thursday, September 4
First Day of School
Half day for PreK and K students
dismissal 11:30
Samuel Field Y - OST Lotterty
7:00 PM

Today, 8/21/2014
High: 80 Low: 67
Chance rain showers
35% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 76 Low: 67
Chance rain showers
36% chance of precipitation.