Class Assignment Postcards Being Mailed

We hope everyone is enjoying their vacations.  Postcards with your child's class assignments are being mailed out soon.  Keep an eye out.  They should be arriving by September 1st.  As a reminder, All Kindergarten students have a half-day on the first day of school.  Also Kindergarten students should all be walkers that first day.  We will also mail out letters to the parents of our new Pre-Kindergarten students.  Pre-K students have staggered start times on the first day of school, which will be explained in your child's letter.  These letters will be arriving by Friday September 4th.

Enjoy the remaining vacation and we are all looking forward to a great school year!

NYC Schools Account

NYC Schools Account has replaced ARIS.

Use this link https://mystudent.nyc/saa/signup to create an account for your child.

Hot Lunch Calendar now on eChalk

 Make sure you use this link to complete the school lunch form even if you don't plan on having your child eat school lunch.  Our school may be eligible for additional funding based on the lunch application process.  Thank you.




Good Attendance

Build the habit of Good Attendance Early!
Help Your Child Succeed in School
School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!
When Do Absences Become a Problem?
What you can do...
Did you know???


Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters! 

Missing a day of school here and there or arriving 10 minutes late may seem inconsequential and at times even insignificant, but consider this: a student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss over 30 hours of instruction during the year — a week of school. A student who is absent just twice a month will miss 20 school days — 4 weeks of school! Each lateness or absence means a student has lost an opportunity to learn. Just as we can never regain a moment of time wasted, missing a day of school means missing a day of education that cannot be retrieved. Students may be able to make up an assignment, but they can never recover what is most important — the discussion, the questions, the explanations by the teacher and the thinking that makes learning come alive.

P.S. 56 Student Handbook 2014 - 2015

Attached is the P.S. 56 Student Handbook 2014 - 2015. 
Please review this handbook with your child and return the Sign-Off page to your child's teachers by September 16th, 2014.


2014-15 Student Handbook (1).pdf


PS56 is now a POS lunch system school. 
Please visit www.myLunchMoney.com and click on "Enroll Now" or call Customer Service at (800) 479-3531.


Dear Parents,

 If your child eats hot lunch, you are responsible for payment. You can send the money to the school which will then be credited to your child/children's account, or you can go online to www.myLunchMoney.com and click: "Enroll Now"  to set up an account. Balances that are outstanding in June will be carried over to the coming year in September. Therefore you will be starting off the new school year with a negative balance.

                                                                                                          Thank You,
                                                                                                           Dean Scali


U-Turns Prohibited in NYS School Zones

NYS Vehicles & Traffic Law 1161B.
b.No motor vehicle shall make a U turn within a school zone.  For the purposes of this subdivision, the term "school zone" shall mean the distance along a highway passing a school building, entrance or exit of a school abutting on the highway for which a school sign (S1-1) has been posted pursuant to this chapter and in compliance with the manual on uniform traffic control devices maintained pursuant to section sixteen hundred eighty of this chapter.



We need your help!
Please refrain from driving down Kramer Avenue during arrival and dismissal.
Kramer Avenue is a closed street from 8:00AM - 4:00PM.  Our school busses can not get down Kramer Avenue if you are parked in front of the school.Thank you for your cooperation.



Free help with homework!
Reading - Math - Writing - Science
Call on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
4:00 - 7:00 pm
A teacher will answer, ready to help.
United Federation of Teachers and Department of Education of the city of New York

Managing Test Anxiety

The Department of Education has given some suggestions
to help students overcome test anxiety.  
Please see attachment for ideas.


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