Principal’s Newsletter – January 2016

January 2016


Dear Families,

I want to take this opportunity to wish all our Abigail Adams families a happy and healthy new year. I hope your holiday was relaxing and filled with memories to cherish with family and friends. Our students have transitioned back into their academic routines.  As always, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher should you have any questions about their progress. Tuesday afternoons between 2:20pm and 3:00pm teachers are available for meetings, phone conferences and email communication.

Additionally, it’s important for students to arrive to school on time. The homeroom period provides students with a smooth transition to a day of learning. At this time, the students recite the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the school song, review the day’s schedule in the classroom, listen to school announcements, and distribute notes and materials from home to their teachers. To provide your children with a positive start to the day, please plan your morning so your child arrives in school no later than 8:00am.

Parents are asked to listen carefully to the news on the television or radio for the latest information regarding school closings or delays. The NYC Department of Education lets you sign up for emails that will notify you of important school news, including snow closures. You can also follow the DOE on Facebook and Twitter, and visit the DOE website ( for the latest weather-related scheduling changes. Another option is to sign up for school alerts at Notify NYC or call 311.

One last piece of information is a shout out to the families of P.S. 131! On November 25th we had our first annual Turkey Trot which raised money to benefit St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, feeding, clothing and counseling over 10,000 families in the New York area serving over 1.5 million meals a year. Students and teachers walked or jogged 1 mile around the school and raised over $600 for this great cause. Thank you for all you do for your children and this community.


Warmest Regards,


Veronica DePaolo

Principal, IA

Please review the upcoming calendar of events scheduled for the month of January.







All students return to school


Monday, January 4, 2016  
 Picture Retake Day Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Monday, January 18, 2016 SCHOOL CLOSED



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