School Dress Code
P.S. 178 has an official dress code:
Top: solid color pastel shirt - polo or t-shirt.
Bottom: navy or khaki.
Dress: navy or khaki.
Please reach out to Millie, our parent coordinator for help with meeting the dress code.
Attendance is critical to academic success. Please have your child in school every day, on time (8:30 am).
All children who are absent are required to bring a signed absence note to school upon their return to explain the reason for absence.
Should you anticipate your child being out for 3 or more consecutive days please contact the school and let us know so that we can inform the classroom teacher of your child's absence (212) 569-0327.
The "blue book" that is provided to you at the beginning of each school year is the NYC DOE Code of Conduct and discipline measures. This is the book that we refer to should an infraction to school rules be made. This book outlines the progressive measures of consequences for us as a staff to adhere to. We ask that you review the citywide school rules along with the appropriate consequences with your child(ren) so that you can encourage the proper school behavior and we can continue to provide a safe place for learning!
(add a pic or link to the blue book and the citywide school rules)
We ask that all families wishing to celebrate their child's birthday at school, please contact their child's teacher. They will help you set up a date and time that works within the class schedule.
Parents who wish to have the party at school, must bring in ALL necessary supplies with them (ie. plates, napkins, cups, utensils, candle, etc.).
P.S. 178 does not allow outside entertainers (such as clowns), candies in goody bags, and would also prefer to not have balloons or anything that will overly distract other students within the school.
Also as a reminder, we try to be as healthy as possible at P.S. 178, so healthy alternatives are ALWAYS welcome!
Homework has always been recognized by the school community as an important medium to foster the academic achievement of students and to extend school activities into the home and community. Homework assignments contribute significantly to the improvement of the achievement level and interest in the learning of all students.
According to Chancellor's Regulations B-601, homework assignments should be given on a daily basis in accordance with minimum time allotments. Students at P.S. 178 generally receive reading, writing, and math homework each night at the teachers’ discretion.
Homework folders should be sent to school with your child each morning. Many important fliers go home with your child in their homework folders on a weekly basis, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you read these and respond to them as needed.
Parents are always encouraged to be involved in their child's education at P.S. 178. Teachers provide numerous opportunities throughout the year for parents to come in and join the class. Here are some of the ways to be engaged:
Sign up for the parent mailing list at the bottom of this page or contact PS 178 directly to ensure your contact information is up to date.
Join the Parent Association meetings
Ask your teacher what kind of helpful jobs you can do either at school or from home (ie. cut things out, rip pages out of books, staple pages together, etc.)
All families will be notified in advance of any field trip their child's class will be going on. On most trips, students leave the building at 9:30am and return no later than 1:30pm and usually need to have a bagged lunch with them to eat during the trip.
For most field trips, payment by the school has to be made far in advance of the actual date of the trip. If your child's field trip costs money, please send it in as soon as possible in order to allow teachers to pay in advance.
Please be sure to write your child's name and class number on the top of the permission form and include an emergency contact name/number and SIGN the bottom of the permission form.
Teachers love to have parent volunteers join them on trips, but it is important to let your child's teacher know if you are available to come in advance. Teachers take parent volunteers on trips as "extra hands and eyes" in order to help watch the students. If you are asked to join your child's class on the trip, you are responsible for being a good role model to the students and for helping the classroom teacher with the entire class and not just your child.