Daily Announcements

Time Change
District 31 Community Education Council
Presents
A TOWN HALL EVENT with CHANCELLOR CARMEN FARINA
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Michael Petrides School
Building "C" Conference Center
Staten Island, NY 10301

**Please note that speaker sign-up will be held before the meeting beginning at 5:45pm**
All District 31 Parents are urged to attend!
Issues and Concerns for District 31 will be addressed.
Don't miss this excellent ipportunity!
**Interpretation services will be available**



PRE-K APPLICATIONS ARE NOW EXTENDED
TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

PLEASE VISIT
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/PreK/default.htm 
FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON NEW FULL DAY PRE-K PROGRAMS and to UPDATE YOUR APPLICATION
 

The deadline to submit your public school pre-k application is Wednesday, April 23. If you already submitted an application and want to apply for one of these new programs, you can update your program choices through your online application account or by submitting a new paper application at an Enrollment Office.

Other Helpful Websiteshttp://www.nyc.gov/schools/PreK 
http://www.nyc.gov/schools/subscribe or call the Office of Student Enrollment at 718-935-2009

 


TIME FOR
SUMMER FUN CAMP
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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.

STOP, DROP GO

If you drive your child/children to school in the morning,

I encourage you to use our “Stop, Drop and Go” procedure.

If you choose to use “Stop Drop and Go”,

it is imperative that you follow the

following SAFETY procedures listed below:

 


No Parking on Genesee Avenue in front of the school.

Augusta Avenue is CLOSED between
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to ALL traffic for School Buses


Pull up to Staff and Parent Volunteers and they

will let the children out of the car.

PLEASE stay in your car.

Please do not cut in the drop-off line.

 

Please Do NOT double park to let your child out of the car.

This is a major safety hazard for your child.

Once your child has exited the car, please drive off.

 

Our school safety agents are posted at the entrances of our main and annex buildings watching children entering school.

If you would like to watch your child enter the school building,

please find a safe parking spot and walk them to the door.

 

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

EngageNY is a helpful link to a better understand of Common Core and State Tests.
The link below will assist you in understanding the state test scores for 4th and 5th grade.


http://www.engageny.org/resource/parent-resources-grades-3-8-ela-mathematics-tests

Parents & Visitors:
Please remember to always
present ID when visiting PS42 
It's for the safety of your children

Upcoming Events

Wed, Apr 23 - Fri, Apr 25
NYSESLAT
Speaking
Wednesday, April 23
School Open
Thursday, April 24
CEC Meeting
Guest:Chancellor Carmine Farina
6:30-7:30pm
Petrides Complex Building C
715 Ocean Terrace
Mon, Apr 28 - Fri, May 2
NYSESLAT
Speaking
Monday, April 28
Safetly Meeting
2:45pm

Weather

Today, 4/23/2014
High: 60 Low: 38
Breezy
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 62 Low: 43
Sunny
0% chance of precipitation.