Principal’s Newsletter – May & June 2018

May/June 2018

Dear Families,

We could not have asked for a better way to end the month of April!  New York City’s new Chancellor, Richard Carranza, visited our very own P.S. 131 on April 30th to get to know our school community.  Reflecting on the past school year makes us realize how fortunate we are at P.S. 131.  Our school has been successful due to the wonderful collaborative partnership between students, staff members, and parents.  We must recognize our students for their perseverance, hard work, and effort displayed throughout the school year.

On May 23, 2018, P.S.131 will hold the last conference of the year for parents.  Staff members from each grade and content area will provide three different information sessions.  The different sessions will allow you to attend presentations for different grades.  During these conferences the teachers of your child’s future grade will present expectations for the 2018-2019 school year. These meetings will provide you with information about different routines, procedures, and curriculums for the upcoming school year.  The presentations will also include helpful tips and suggestions for summer activities that will promote student learning.  This evening will also allow you the opportunity to visit your child’s classroom to view all of the science fair projects.  A schedule for this evening will follow.

During the next two months, staff and students are busy with teaching and learning, assessments, and exciting events.  Students in grades 3-5 will take the NYS Common Core Mathematics Exam May 1st and May 2nd.  Students in grade 4 will take the NYS Science Performance Test between May 23rd and June 1st.  The grade 4 NYS Science Written Test will be June 4th.  The 5th grade graduation will be held at Thomas A. Edison High School on Friday, June 22nd at 9:00am.  The Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony will be held at P.S. 131 on Monday, June 25th at 9:00am.  Tuesday, June 26th is the last day of school for students, which is an early dismissal day.  Dismissal is at 11:20 am for students in grades 1-5 and 11:40 am for kindergarten students.

Please enjoy the change of pace that the summer brings.  Have a happy, relaxing, and safe summer with your children.  We look forward to seeing everyone upon our return for the 2018-2019 school year.  The first day of school is Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Lastly, it remains an honor and a privilege to serve as the principal of the Abigail Adams School for the third year now. If the staff or I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to assist you and your child.


Warmest regards,

Mrs. Veronica DePaolo



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