Principal’s Newsletter – October 2017

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, Mrs. Cintron or Mrs. Guttell 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, at P.S. 131’s main building, the main entrance cannot be used to enter the building between 7:50 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. All students may enter through exit 8.  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.

I am excited to announce another opportunity to visit your child’s classroom will take place during Open School Week which is November 13, 2017 – November 17, 2017.  The marking periods have been updated this year to provide your children more time to acclimate to school.  Updated marking period dates are as follows:

  • Progress Report distributed to parents and PTC: Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • 1st marking period ends: Friday, December 22, 2017
  • 2nd marking period end date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Warmest Regards,

Veronica DePaolo



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