Daily Announcements

"Making Math Meaningful" Parent Workshop
Grades K-2
November 18, 2015,
January 20 and February  24, 2016

Grades 3-5
December 9, 2015
January 27 and March 16, 2016

Sponsored by the UFT
4456 Amboy Ave.

Please RSVP online http://goo.gl/forms/bnKaUiv45D
or call 718.605.1400

"Reading for Meaning" Parent Workshop
Kindergarten - Grade 5
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Understanding the demands of various reading levels
Learn strategies to support your child at home

Register online at http://goo.gl/forms/p4yhRmwrOu
Hosted by UFT  Liaison
Joan McKeever-Thomas
4456 Amboy Road

Kindergarten - Directories are now available on line and in our main office.
Online applications will be available from December 7- January 15

Kindergarten Information Sessions

Join us to learn more about Kindergarten admissions for the 2016-2017 school year at one of the following information sessions. Please note the same information will be shared at all five sessions.6:00-730pm

Micheal J. Petrides Complex
715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301


School Hours - 8:15 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Breakfast served - 7:55 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Children not having breakfast can enter the building at 7:55 a.m.
Late pass issued at 8:20am

NYC Schools Account Starting June 8, you will have a new way to access key information about your child's progress in school. With a NYC Schools Account, you will be able to view your child's attendance, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.  


 You can now register for a NYC Schools account in two ways:

  • Use the NYC Schools Account Creation Code provided in the letter from school (in your child's report card)
  • Visit school in person to receive a temporary password.

If you already have an account, log in HERE



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

I encourage you to use our “Stop, Drop and Goprocedure.

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.

No Parking on Augusta Avenue between
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. along side the perimeter of the school for  ALL   School Bus traffic.


Pull up to Staff and Parent Volunteers and they
will assist children exiting the vehicle.

PLEASE stay in your car at all times.

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 all 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.

Volunteers are welcomed and appreciated


Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Morning Care - Early drop off begins at 6:25am til 7:55am and includes breakfast. The cost is $100 monthly. S.T.A.R. - Our after care program is from dismissal to 6:00pm. The cost is $150 monthly.Children participate in games, arts and crafts, technology and the use of our gym. Both of these programs are open to all students and applications are available in the main office.

MyLunchMoney Is Now MySchoolBucks!

The NYCDOE has upgraded to MySchoolBucks. If you were a MyLunchMoney user, all of your account information including students, account balances, meal histories, SmartPay payments, and profile details are available at MySchoolBucks. Access your upgraded account today at www.myschoolbucks.com and login using your existing MyLunchMoney email address and password. If you're new to MyLunchMoney, please create a FREE account at www.myschoolbucks.com.

PS 55 The Henry M. Boehm School's photo.

It takes 24 hours to find out if your eligible for Free Lunch. 

Find your child's bus information


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

Upcoming Events

Thu, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 27
Happy Thanksgiving
Monday, November 30
Parents Payment due for Matilda trip
Wednesday, December 2
Holiday Fair set up

Holiday Toy Drive
Thu, Dec 3 - Fri, Dec 4
Holiday Fair

Thursday, December 3
Pre-K Non-Attendance Day