Announcements

  • MoMA November 2023 Family Events

    Please read below to learn about the opportunities the MoMA has to offer this month for families, as shared by our art teacher, Ms. Gomez:

     

    Join Heyman Family Programs at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for free onsite programs/activities. Check out free resources for families onsite, including audio guides for kids, kids labels in English and Spanish, an activity guide for the collection, and the programs below.

     

    Arte en Familia/Art among Family *Monthly Bilingual English/Spanish program*Sat, Nov 4, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Mire, escuche y comparta ideas mientras explora el arte moderno y contemporáneo en un programa bilingüe para familias que hablan español. Este mes el thema es ¿Cuál es la historia? Para familias con niños de 7-10 años. Se proporcionan tarjetas de metro y refrigerios. Registrese aqui.

     

    Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art in a bilingual program for Spanish-speaking families. This month's theme is What’s the Story? For families with kids ages 7-10.  Metrocards and snacks provided. Register here.
    Sat, Nov 18, 10:00  a.m. & 11:45 a.m.Sun, Nov 19, 10:00  a.m. & 11:45 a.m.Discover art together through engaging discussions and activities. This month the theme is What’s the Story? Online registration opens Monday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required; space is limited.
     
    Sat, Nov 18, 11:45 a.m.Sun, Nov 19, 11:45 a.m.This month explore Words and Narrative in Art through conversation and activities in the galleries. Online registration opens Monday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required; space is limited.
    Family Art Talk and Workshop with Nico WilliamsSun. November 19, 11 a.m.—1 p.m. & 2 p.m.—4 p.m. Find out how artist Nico Williams got into beading and hear about his stunning beaded sculptures. Then learn introduction techniques to peyote beading by following a simple bullseye pattern to make a sparkling beaded triangle.  This program is organized in collaboration with the American Indian Community House. For kids ages 8+ and their adult companions. Online registration opens Monday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m
    Nico Williams has a multidisciplinary, often collaborative practice that is centered around sculptural beadwork. His sculptures are sometimes highly patterned abstract geometric forms, sometimes sparkling representations of familiar objects, and always hand-woven from hundreds of glass beads. Williams is a member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation (Anishinaabe) and lives and works in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, Canada.
    The Heyman Family Art Lab  Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.In this drop-in space, kids and adults can play with line and light, draw to music, create a shape design, and more. All ages are welcome. Free with museum admission.
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  • Kindergarten Tour Dates

    Come and tour our school! Tours are on Thursdays from 9:15 - 10:00 am.

    🎃 October 26th

    🦃 November 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th

    🎁 December 7th, 14th, 21st

    ❄️ January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

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  • October Family Bulletin

    As we settle into the new school year, please see our October newsletter to catch up on all of the news and refresh on school policies.

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  • Welcome Back to School!

     Dear Families,

    We hope everyone is having a safe and healthy summer. It is my pleasure to welcome back new and returning families to a great year at PS 178! I am excited that you are part of our amazing learning community, where we all work together to support all students.

    We have been working hard throughout the summer. Our teachers are planning and preparing for our students. Our custodians have spent the entire summer cleaning the building, and our parent coordinator has been registering new families.

    We are looking forward to welcoming the children for the start of the 2023 – 2024 school year. Below, you will find important information regarding the beginning of the school year.

    • Your child’s class information will be sent to you via email by Thursday, August 31, 2023
    • The first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2023. (8:15 am – 2:30 pm)
    • Kindergarten students – The first two days only - arrival is at 8:45 am and  dismissal at 2:00 pm

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES & UNIFORM

    Your child’s classroom teacher will provide a short school supplies list. The school will provide most of the materials needed. If you would like to donate class materials, tissues, paper towels, and wipes, are always welcome.

    PS 178 is a uniform school, as voted for by the PA. The school uniform consists of:

    • Navy bottom
    • Pastel-colored polos (blue, yellow, pink, etc.)

    FIRST TWO DAYS -  MORNING ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

      Kindergarten students will arrive at 8:45 am and gather in the cafeteria with parents

    Arrival  8:15 am

    Grade

    Lineup

     1 and  2

    Cafeteria

     3

    Outside Ellwood Street  

     4

    Outside Bogardus PL (North side)

     5

    Outside Bogadus PL ( South side)

     

    Breakfast is optional at 7:45 am and will take place in the cafeteria.

    FIRST TWO DAYS - DISMISSAL  PROCEDURES

    Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 2:00 pm from the cafeteria

    Dismissal 2:30 pm

    Grade

    Lineup

    Grade 1

    Cafeteria

    Grade 2

    Hallway

    Grade 3

    Outside Ellwood Street

    Grade 4

    Outside Bogardus Place (North Side)

    Grade 5

     Outside Bogardus Place (South Side)

     

    ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL BEGINNING WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11

    ARRIVAL

    • Arrival for all students is at 8:15 am. The doors open at 7:45 am for breakfast (optional)
    • Students should be dropped off at the main entrance
    • All students will line up inside the school

    LATE ARRIVAL – Students arriving at and after 8:25 are marked late. The parent/guardian dropping them off must sign the Late Arrival sheet at the security desk.

    DISMISSAL

    Grade

    Time

    Lineup

    Kindergarten

    2:20

    Cafeteria

     1

    2:30

    Cafeteria

     2

    2:30

    Hallway

     3

    2:30

    Outside Ellwood Street

    4

    2:30

    Outside Bogardus Place (North Side)

     5

    2:30

     Outside Bogardus Place (South Side)

     

    For Students Who Ride the Bus

    Please contact the Office of Pupil Transportation to verify your child’s bus stop and pickup time. Also, be sure to make arrangements to pick up your child at their designated bus stop. Bussing information is available in the NYC School Account.

     

    LUNCH AND SNACK

    Lunch - takes place in the cafeteria. The school provides hot and cold meal options along with a salad bar. Please use the School Food Feed Your Mind app to access daily menus. PS 178 is not a peanut-free school. If your child has any food allergies, please ensure to see the nurse as soon as possible.

    Snack – all students have snacks during the day. Please send your child a small and healthy snack (fresh fruit, granola bars, pretzels, plain graham crackers, trail mix, rice crackers, fresh vegetables, applesauce, dried fruit, cheese, water, 100% fruit juice). The DOE prohibits the following items (Chips – Cheese doodles, Takis, potato chips, cakes, chewing gum, Gatorade, Prime, soda, and Energy drinks). Due to safety, glass bottles are also prohibited.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • If your child is ill, do not send your child to school. Instead, please notify the school that your child will not be in attendance (212)-567-0327.
    • Parents/Guardians, if you are not picking up your child and are sending a relative or other adults, they must have identification and be listed on the blue emergency card. It is imperative that these emergency cards are thoroughly filled out and that there are active/working phone numbers of emergency contacts in the event that your child needs to be picked up by someone other than yourself. If they are not on the card, the parent/guardian must notify the office in writing, indicating who is picking up the student. Once again, we need your full support and cooperation during this procedure for the safety and well-being of your child.
    • If your child needs to be picked up before the assigned dismissal time, you must notify the school in writing or via phone call (212-569-0327) to the main office before 12:00 pm.
    • If your child usually takes the bus and will not be taking the bus on a specific day – you must notify the school in writing or via phone call to the main office before 12:00 pm. Otherwise, the child will be placed on the bus.
    • During the first days of school, students will be given the following forms:

    Blue Emergency Card, Lunch forms. Walking Trip permission, Media forms.

    Please complete all forms, sign and return all forms to your child’s teacher the next day.

    We look forward to working with you to ensure a safe and productive 2023-2024 school year. We can’t wait to see you all very soon!

    Best,

    Patricia Sanchez,

    Principal   

      

    Contacts

    School Website

    Patricia Sanchez, Principal     Psanche@schools.nyc.gov

    Maryosie Mota, Assistant Principal     MMota3@schools.nyc.gov                                                            

    Millie Santos, Parent Coordinator      MSantosRod@schools.nyc.gov

    Ada Caraballo, Social Worker       ACaraballo11@schools.nyc.gov

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  • Chat With Pat

    Join us for a chat about our school community

    You can email your questions to our PC MSantosRod@schools.nyc.gov

    Visit our our Chat With Pat page for notes from the meeting

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