February Newsletter February 2015.pdf

February Calendar of Events events.pdf


All K-5 students are required to complete a homework packet for Literacy and Math during the Mid-Winter Recess.  These are due, when we return, on Monday, February 23, 2015.  They will be scored and figured into 2nd marking period grades.  The packets were distributed to students on Friday, February 13, 2015.  However, they are also available for download on this website.  Click the Students section and the Literacy and Math packets are listed there.  Enjoy your vacation.  Read a good book!!!

Beginning Monday, February 23, 2015, we will be discontinuing the posting of the PK-2 Word of the Week and Gr. 3-5 Word of the Week.  However, we will be incorporating these words into our exciting new vocabulary program, RAVE, which takes place in the classrooms.  There are several websites listed below that post daily a Word of the Day. 

Word Central Daily Buzz Word
New York Times Learning Network Word of the Day Word of the Day

Goal setting is annual ritual at PS 72.  Goal setting is a multi-tiered effort beginning with students setting academic goals, and continues in classes and on grades.  Each year we must set school-wide goals that are a part of our School-wide Comprehensive Educational Plan, or SCEP.  The students, staff and School Leadership Team all contributed in drafting these goals.  These goals are available for download below.  They are organized by each goal as it stated on the SCEP, in more friendly terms, intended outcomes and action plan.  We encourage you to discuss these goals with your children and staff members.  Thank you for your continued support.

SCEP Goals 1415.pdf

How are we preparing our students for college and careers?
How are we integrating the content areas with Literacy and Mathematics?
What programs are available for my child before and after school?

You can find the answers to these questions and much more in the new PS 72 school brochure.  The brochure contains information about our academics, extra-curricular activities, youth development, college and career readiness.  Please, click the link below to download the brochure.  Thank you for your continued support!!!

PS 72 Brochure 1415.pdf
On Sunday, October 19, 2014, PS 72's No Place for Hate Committee partnered with volunteers from the Anti-Defamation League to celebrate a "Day of Difference".  Volunteers, students and family members discussed techniques to confront bullying and worked together to paint panels within the theme, which will be assembled in a display at PS 72.  Look for an announcement when the installation is ready for viewing!!!  Bronx 12 reported on this special event, and a news clip can be viewed on their website:   .   A big thank you goes to Ms. Brugman, Parent Coordinator, and Melissa Beatty, Guidance Counselor, coordinators of the NPFH committee, the student committee members and their families in attendance.  You can download an article of the event below.
Arrival and Dismissal Announcement for the P.S. 72 Community

In an effort to ensure the safety of our staff, students, and parents/guardians, we are asking that all parents/guardians who drop off or pick up students adhere to all traffic regulations.  We must make sure that everyone has a safe passage at all crosswalks and we must be mindful of our community.  Please be aware that the NYPD will be ticketing vehicles.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Thursday, February 26
Parent/Child Book Club
Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style
Parent Informational Meeting
Lunch will be provided.

Today, 2/26/2015
High: 26 Low: 20
24% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/27/2015
High: 26 Low: 17
13% chance of precipitation.