District 31 Community Education Council
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**
SUMMER FUN CAMP
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
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”
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
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
please find a safe parking spot and walk them to the door.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Parents & Visitors:
Please remember to always
present ID when visiting PS42
It's for the safety of your children