Daily Announcements

Gifted & Talented Handbooks are now available online and in our main office.
Children born 2008-2011 are eligible to apply for Gifted & Talented testing.


STATEN ISLAND Information Session
Thursday, October 22, 2015
P.S. 069 Daniel D. Tompkins (R069) [map]
144 Keating Place
Staten Island, NY 10314 

KINDERGARTEN 2016-2017 online applications will be available from
       December 7- January 15

Information session is
December 3, 2015


The Michael J. Petrides School
715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

To all Parents/Guardians: There are new immunization requirements for the 2015-2016 school. Please visit the following link for updated information.

Kindergarten Parents: please submit your child's medical forms as soon as possible

Save the Date
8th Annual Children's Parade
Date:    Saturday, October 17, 2015

Location:   Henry Kaufman Campgrounds – Manor Road

Featuring Performances by many of our Talented Students!

Face Painting – Free Giveaways – DJ – Dancing and much more

additional details to follow

Grade 5 Parents:
Check out Grade 5 News for the latest info you and your child will need for this year.
Already posted Middle School Directory
UPDATE: Marsh Ave. Expeditionary Learning School New Open House Flyer
    October 19th is the Open House date for PS 42 students and families 

UPDATE: If you are interested in applying to Mark Twain Intermediate School in Brooklyn, please contact Mrs. Sarno for a request form. The deadline to apply is Oct. 13, 2015

If you have not received an email pertaining to Grade 5 News, please email our parent coordinator, Mrs. Sarno.

You are invited to attend the Fall Parent Conferences. These free, grade-specific, and informative events were created to support parents and to help them have an impact on their child's education, both in school and at home. 
There will be free breakfast, free childcare (for kids 4 and older), and plenty of giveaways.

Elementary Parents – Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Register Now!

Confirmed Presentations:
  • Building Partnerships with Families: How to help my child against harassment and bullying.
  • STEM: Parent Connection
  • Making the Most of Student-Led Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Working with the NYC Schools Account
Flyers for the 2015 Parent Conferences



September is National Preparedness Month

Ready.gov for Kids has been redesigned for the occasion. The site offers a new look and great disaster preparedness games for kids. There is a parent section with guidance on how to help your children cope during and after a disaster. There are also emergency checklists for kids and parents that make preparedness easier. When disaster strikes help your kids be ready!


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.

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.

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.

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


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

Monday, October 12
Columbus Day
Thursday, October 15
Special Education Workshop
Petrides Complex - Auditorium
715 Ocean Terrace
RSVP atsispecialedwksp@strongschools.nyc
Saturday, October 17
Fall Festival
Details:12 noon-5:00pm
Monday, October 19
Grade 5 Candy begins

Tuesday, October 20
PTA Meeting
Board Mtg.: 9:00am
General Mtg.: 9:30am


Today, 10/10/2015
High: 64 Low: 49
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/11/2015
High: 69 Low: 51
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.