Principal’s Newsletter – October 2016

Dear Families,

It was great to see everyone at our Meet the Teacher Night.  Our first weeks together have gone by so quickly.  The children have made new friends and have become comfortable with our daily routines.  Please feel free to contact myself, Mrs. Quiles or Mrs. Cintron if you ever have any questions or concerns.  Remember, communication is very important to ensure a successful school year.

It is important to make sure all of your emergency contact information is current and up to date.  Another essential element is your ability to access your child’s NYC Schools Account (  You will be able to access key information about your child’s progress in school, including attendance, report card grades, general school information and test scores, in one of ten languages.  If you need to sign up for your account please contact Mrs. Pauline Isaacs.  Another great resource is our school website.  This website can be accessed directly through the website or visiting

Please note, the main entrance cannot be used to enter the building between 7:50 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. During warm weather days, the students line up in the school yard (K-2 entrance on 83rd Ave. and 3-5 entrance on 84th Ave) and on cold/inclement weather days, the auditorium door on 172nd Street will open for all students. If you choose to drop your child off at school in the morning, note that students should arrive no earlier than 7:20 a.m. for the breakfast program, as there is no supervision provided before that time.

Another important safety procedure is during arrival and dismissal.  Please do not double park your cars during these very busy times.  Double parking is causing traffic congestion and endangering students who are crossing the street.

We are very excited that our school library will re-open for families on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Please come and borrow books to read at home!


Warmest Regards,


Veronica DePaolo,




Please review the upcoming calendar of events we have scheduled so far the month of October.


            EVENT               DATE            Location
Rosh Hashanah October 3-4, 2016 School Closed
Columbus Day October 10, 2016 School Closed
Library opens for families to borrow books October 11, 2016

2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Library (Mrs. Isaacs)
Yom Kippur October 12, 2016 School Closed
SLT Meeting October 17, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. Library
PTA Meeting October 17, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. Auditorium
Student of the Month October 17, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. Auditorium
Kindergarten Open House – Families registering for the 2017-2018 school year October 28, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.





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