Message from the Principal

Dear Students, Parents and Families,

We hope you enjoyed the February break, or at least the extra time with your children.  Parent-Teacher Conferences for the 2nd marking period will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018.  Students will have a half-day and be dismissed at 11:30 am.  We will then hold two sessions to meet with families:  12:20-2:20 pm and 4:30-7:30 pm.  We encourage you all to meet with your child's teachers.  Families will also be receiving their 2018 NYC School Survey.  Please, complete these surveys whether by post or online.  Your feedback is very important to us and helps inform school-wide planning and decision-making.  If you have any questions or are in need of support, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Veronica Brugman, at 718-822-5312, ext. 1081.  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.