Updates and Reminders for the Summer!

Important Information

Please review the attached summer calendar. The Summer Calendar has important information on 1st day of school. I have also attached the 2019-2020 NYCDOE calendar.

Important Information

Supply lists went home with Report cards. Please be advised the supply lists are now by grade. They are no longer separated. If you have any questions, please let me know.

  1. The first day of school for all students Thursday, September 5th. It is a full day for Kindergarten 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Pre-K children have a different schedule that will be sent out in August.
  2. On Thursday, September 12th we will have a “Meet the Teacher” night! The event will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be no after school programs in the building on that day. Please make sure you made arrangements to have your child picked up at the end of the school day.
  3. NYC Schools Account – Letters went home to all families. Families can now view the NYC Fitness Gram as well as attendance, lateness and academic records. Some families received two letters. This is so each parent or guardian can have an account. If you already created an account and you don’t want to create a separate account for each parent or guardian, you don’t have too. I do ask that you please hold onto the letters. Last year we had a few families who had created accounts and were unable to access them for some reason. With these letters you should be able to recreate the account. Please follow the instructions on the letter to create the account. 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Families only, you will need this account to view the ELA and Math State Test scores when they are released in late August. 4th Grade Families only, this is not the letter you will need to apply for middle school. That letter will be emailed in the fall.

Periodically during the summer, I will send out information on great happenings in and around our community as well as fun stuff to do in the city.

I am on vacation the next two weeks and will be back here in the main building from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer. If you have any questions, please email me or drop by. But call first in case I have been asked to go to another location for the day. During my vacation I will be monitoring my emails.

To all my graduating families, this is always the hardest email for me to write. It has been a wonderful journey and I thank you for letting me share this journey with you. Every ending has a new and exciting beginning. As you and your child take the next step in this amazing and yes sometimes crazy journey, remember you will always have a home here at P.S. 188. When your children graduate to high school and beyond, let us know. We want to celebrate with you. Sending you lots of best wishes and hugs. Know you and your children will be very much missed.

To all my families, wishing you a safe, wonderful, restful summer!! See you in September!!