Message From Our Principal

 Dear P.S. 100 Community,


 Welcome Back!


I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new
school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your
positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your
children.


All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already
planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering
needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the
entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. Our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families,
provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and
caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level
learning.


Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome
Kathryn Venturini, Sara Alston, Josepina Buoncore and Gina Brown to our P.S. 100 Family. We anticipate the
arrival of our STEM/Engineering Lab and Laptop carts as we move forward preparing our students for college
and careers. This was made possible by our Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. We are also excited to
introduce Cookshop to our 1st and 2nd grade students/families. We will continue our partnership with Dancing
Classrooms for our 4th grade to experience Ballroom dancing as well as our traditional Grade 5 Senior Play.
Our school community will continue its partnership with JASA, where our students work with the seniors of
their community, learning from one another. We welcome our new PTA Board members: Co-Presidents Irene
Tsepelman and Melanie Quiros; Recording Secretary Charese Ferrer Murray; Treasurer Rich Zeltz; Presidents
Council Representative Karen Wilson. I look forward to our continued collaboration and partnership. Our P.S.
100 students deserve the best!!


A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2018-2019
school year.


Careful consideration was given based on input from staff as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have
been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each
grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.
Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to
place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive
experience for ALL students. P.S. 100 is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for
understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.
Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that P.S. 100
remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and
families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello.
Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
Your Partner in Education,


Ms. Chiara Spagnolo
Principal 

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!

REMINDERS::::

  • School begins at 8 am. Students must be in the building with their class by the 8 am bell or they are considered late.
  • School dismisses at 2:20 pm.  Student not picked up at their designated dismissal areas will be picked up in the late area by the school lobby.  Please be sure to make arrangements in the event of running late.  Students who are consistently picked up late will require a meeting with administration.
  • 2 pm is the cut off for students being signed out of school.  Unusual circumstances such as sickness and emergencies are exceptions.  The weather does not constitute as an emergency.
  • Parents should not just show up for a child's birthday party.  The expectation is to communicate on a time and date with the teacher. Please refer to our previous newsletter regarding Birthday Policies.
  • According to Chancellor's Regulation A210-Students who absent 10% of the school year are considered chronically absent.  Missing instruction can effect student learning and promotion.  Excused absences (Doctor's Notes) are explained absences.  The child was not present in the building and it is still considered an absence.

Whats coming up?

  • GRANDPARENTS' DAY!

    8:15 AM OUTER CAFETERIA 

    LIGHT REFRESHMENT

    PS 100 The Coney Island School
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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION SCHOOL !

PS 100 is now a Box Tops for Education school. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents so please clip them and send them in to school. For more information including a list of participating products, visit www.btfe.com 

Our first submission is at the end of October and the second submission is in March.  However, you can send in your Box Tops anytime.  Please make sure they have an expiration date; do not send in expired Box Tops.  They will not be accepted.  

 

Science Information

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/science/index_nyc.html

For the online textbook, go to eproducts (lower right hand corner). Clicking on this link will bring you to a page where you can type in the following user name and password for the online textbook for the grade you wish to see.

Grade 1: User name-nyork11, password-science;

Grade 2: User name-nyork21, password-science;

Grade 3: User name-nyork3, password-science;

Grade 4: User name-nyork4, password-science;

Grade 5: User name-nyork51, password-science;

Library Link

Here is the link for our PS 100 Library Catalog.  This link provides resources for both students and parents.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Sheikh, our school librarian.

 

https://library.nycenet.edu/common/welcome.jsp?site=12528

Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Susan Mazzeo, the Assistant Principal, to request assistance.

FREE ADULT ESL CLASSES AT PS 100 !!!

If you are interested in registering for ESL classes, please contact Ms. Lucy Malave, Parent Coordinator at 718-382-2760 ext 1031 or 347-633-4464.  Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-11:30. Spaces are limited.

DIAL A TEACHER !!!

Free help with homework !!!!

Parents can get help with their child/children with Reading, Math, Writing, and Science.

Dial A Teacher speaks Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog.

CALL 212-777-3380 from Monday-Thursday between 4-7pm.

REMIND.COM

PS 100 is now on REMIND.COM !!!

To join our reminders

enter the number 81010

Text the message @school100

 

The text message you will receive will be general school information such upcoming events, holidays, school closure.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Lucy Malave, Parent Coordinator, 718-382-2760 ext 1031 or 347-633-4464.

New York Statewide Updates!

Expect delays: New York will release statewide test scores later this year

PHOTO: Ann Schimke

Are more students across New York state able to read and do math on grade level? This year, it will take a little longer to find out.

The state doesn’t expect to release scores for this year’s reading and math tests until mid-September, officials announced Tuesday. That’s at least a month later than usual: In recent years, the scores have come out between late July and mid-August.

The delay is caused by the state’s switch from three-day tests to ones that take just two days. The move requires officials to take extra time to figure out how many questions students must answer correctly in order to earn a passing score — a process that must happen every time tests are retooled.

But teachers and schools will not have test data any later than normal, officials said. The raw data — which lets teachers know how their students did  — will still be released in June, and schools will receive information about how many students passed the test in August.

The lag time between when schools receive information and the public release allows state officials to double check the data and make sure it is correct, officials said.

“The only thing that you have to think about the shift is when we can report out statewide,” said Angélica Infante-Green, a deputy commissioner who oversees instruction (and who has made the news this week because she’s up for the top education job in Massachusetts). “That is the only thing that is different.”

MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR!

Chancellor Richard A. Carranza..........All student scores from State Assessments are under embargo by the NYSED which has statutory authority for their release. @NYCSCHOOLS does not have the authority to release the scores until the embargo is lifted.  Thank you for your understanding.