Message from the Principal

Dear Students, Parents and Families,

We are having an exciting Fall despite the crazy weather!!!!   I would like to remind you of two important dates.  On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 7:00 pm, we will host the District 8 CEC meeting.  This is an extremely important meeting since we will be discussing the rezoning of District 8.  The purpose of rezoning is to alleviate the overcrowding at PS/MS 71, which will affect PS 14, PS 304 and PS 72.  I encourage all staff and families to attend this important meeting.  On Thursday, November 16, 2017, we will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences for the first marking period.  Please, check the website calendar for times.  We look forward to seeing you all at both of these important events.  Thank you for your continued support.

Educationally yours,

Ms. Margarita Colón



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Vision Statement

P.S. 72 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families, and staff. As we foster the social and emotional development of our diverse learners, we ensure that through a rigorous CCLS aligned curriculum our children’s higher order thinking is stimulated and deep understanding is built through engaging, inquiry based learning experiences that will prepare them for college and careers. Dialogue between families and school will be grounded in shared data around students' learning and success that reflects school wide goals.

Mission Statement

P.S. 72 staff will ensure that all students receive engaging, rigorous, and differentiated instruction. We will set high expectations for success and prompt students to think deeply through questioning, inquiry, and application of knowledge. We will ensure student’s learning is monitored through on-going assessment and self-reflection.

Instructional Focus

Writers will develop a working understanding of how, why, and what they learn impacts their writing.