School News

5th Grade Families:  please check the middle school page for updates

Tours for prospective new families will be on the following dates: Thursday, November 6th, Thursday, December 4th, and Thursday, January 8th.   If you are interested in visiting our school please sign up here.

Gifted and Talented Testing Applications

The handbooks and application forms for the NYC Gifted and Talented Programs are now available.  You may pick up a handbook in our office or download online.  Please note that we only have handbooks available for children born in 2007, 2007 and 2009.

Online: The online Request for Testing form takes only a few minutes to complete and is available at the Department of Education website.. If you apply online, you will receive e-mail notification after your RFT has been submitted. Please save or print the confirmation e-mail for your records.

In-Person: If you are unable to submit the RFT online, you should complete the Request for Testing Form  in your handbook and return it to Elizabeth Sweeney in our office.   Please ask for a receipt from your school after you submit the form. 

All paper and online applications are due November 7, 2014.

For more general information, please visit the Department of Educations website:  Gifted and Talented Programs  or call the G&T Admissions team at (718) 935-2009.

PTA News

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Department of Education News

Medical Accommodations

If your child is in need of any type of medical accommodation during the school day, we must have an Authorization Form on file. If your child is in need of any of the following services, please go here to download the appropriate form, complete it and file with our school nurse.   

There are four types of request and authorization forms:

  • Medication Administration Form (MAF) should be completed only for requests involving administration of medication for students. For cases of asthma, providers may attach an Asthma Action Plan with the MAF. Use of nebulizers on school trips can be cumbersome, please consider prescribing inhaler and spacer whenever possible.
  • Provision of Medically Prescribed Treatment Form (Non-Medication) should be completed when requesting special procedures such as bladder catheterization, postural drainage, tracheal suctioning, gastrostomy tube feeding, etc. This form may be used for all skilled nursing treatments.
  • Diabetes Medication Administration Form should be completed for students with Diabetes who require any of the following: glucose monitoring, insulin and/or glucagon administration.
  • Request for Section 504 Accommodation(s) Form should be used when requesting special services such as a barrier-free building, elevator use, testing modification, etc. This form should NOT be used for Related Services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, counseling, etc. which is properly addressed and provided by a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Thursday, October 30
Halloween Bake Sale
Tuesday, November 4
Election Day
Wednesday, November 5
PTA Executive Board Meeting
8:35 AM
PTA Exec. Board to meet in the Main Office Conference Room.
Friday, November 7
Kindergarten Parent Meeting with Dr. Bruce Arnold
8:35 AM

Monday, November 10
Fall Book Fair
Tuesday, November 11
Fall Book Fair
Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 12
Fall Book Fair
Evening Parent Teacher Conferences
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, November 13
Fall Book Fair

Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Friday, November 14
Fall Book Fair
5th Grade Parent Meeting with Dr. Bruce Arnold
8:35 AM

Monday, November 17
5th Grade Camping Trip
5th Graders at the Ashokan Center

Today, 10/30/2014
High: 59 Low: 47
Mostly clear
13% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/31/2014
High: 57 Low: 43
Partly cloudy
2% chance of precipitation.