March 14: Snow Day

The Mayor’s office has made the announcement that due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Stay safe, stay warm everyone!


Brooklyn Art Spring Event – PS 295 Fundraiser


From 6-10pm on April 1st, over 100 artists - from acclaimed MOMA and Guggenheim artists to rising stars – will be exhibiting their work in a silent art auction covering an entire factory floor at Industry City, a new innovation and manufacturing hub in Brooklyn. Come see art installations, buy amazing artwork at great prices, eat, drink and dance the night away! The music is a live collaboration between Enrique Iglesias drummer Gilmar Gomes and DJ Nyce. More details at . All net proceeds go to PS 295 educational programs.

Tickets sold at the school on Tuesday 3/14, Wednesday 3/15 and Thursday 3/16.

Buy tickets and help spread the word!!

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Brooklyn Boogie Brunch Photos

Days like yesterday are what PS 295 is all about! We raised a bunch of money for the school & enjoyed a completely sold-out show – we even had to turn folks away at the door (Sorry!!)

So many highlights: the music was rockin’, the food was delish, the drinks were flowing and the kids had a blast making custom shirts, getting faces painted & dancing their hearts out all day!

Thanks to everyone on both sides of the stage who came to play, boogie, eat, drink, and support our music and art programs. It was truly PS 295 at its best!

Click here to view the photos. 

CBE Spring Registration Available

Online registration is now up for the Congregation Beth Elohim PS 295 Afterschool program! Classes fill up fast so be sure to sign up early to get your first choice. The Spring trimester runs from Monday March 20th to Friday June 16th. Visit the afterschool page on our site for information, links to the brochure of course offerings, and the online registration page.

Brooklyn Boogie Brunch– Sunday March 5, 12-4PM @ Littlefield

16387402_1401219296589100_3691045049747878956_nThe fourth annual Brooklyn Boogie Brunch will have performances by Capt’n Kirk Douglas of The Roots, singer/songwriter Adrien Reju, Latin percussionist Gilmar Gomes, Superette and kids rock band Rock Rage. Stay tuned for added performances! It will be another amazing afternoon with a silent auction, cash bar and delicious brunch from local favorites.

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Tickets are $18.35 adult, $9 kids, $50 family of four (inclusive of fees). Buy in advance and save (door $20/$10, no family pack). A limited number of discounted tickets will also be available for 295 families on first-come, first-served basis the week of the show. Kids under 2 years are free.

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Cupcake Friday: February 17th!

Picture it: a sunny winter Friday, right before a week of vacation. It would seem our kids’ smiles could not be broader as they line up for dismissal.  But then, what’s this? They turn and see….the Cupcake Friday tables in the courtyard! Laden with treats and confections of every (easily portioned-out) variety, from the simple to the besprinkled to the all-out Valentines-theme-tastic, there are treats for every palate and more than enough for every kid to have at least one. And they only cost a dollar each?? NOW the Friday joy is complete!

Every Cupcake Friday this happy vignette is brought to life when you, our amazing parents, pitch in to bake your delicious treats and bring them to the main office in the morning or to the cupcake tables in the courtyard at dismissal. Don’t forget to send your kids with money to buy cupcakes! And if you can help sell, please email Thank you!CupcakeFridayFeb17-01 CupcakeFridayFeb17-02

Touch-a-Truck Tickets Available Online!

Planning is underway for our biggest fundraising event! Touch-a-Truck returns on Saturday, May 13, Noon-5pm, rain or shine. Help us spread the word and let friends and family know they can purchase their tickets now at Information about how to sponsor and/or bring a truck is also available on our new website. For our PS 295 community, discounted wristbands will be sold in the courtyard the week of the event.

  • Single ticket: $8 per person in advance ($10 at the door). No charge for infants worn or carried by their parent.

  • Four Pack: $30 in advance ($35 at the door)

  • Unlimited Bouncy House pass: $15 available online and at the door. Regular bounce rate is $3/bounce (available onsite only).

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February 9th: Snow Day!

Mayor Bill DeBlasio has announced that due to significant expected snowfalls, all NYC schools will be closed Thursday February 9th. For families who planned to attend the open house scheduled for 9AM tomorrow, please note it has been cancelled. Stay safe and enjoy, everyone! snow-day

Photos of the Winter 2017 School Play

Click here to enjoy some photos of our January 2017 production of “Little Red Robin Hood!”  (photography by parent Matthew Kells.)

Our 4th and 5th graders have wowed us and made us all proud with their incredible production of “Little Red Robin Hood.” They brought this zany fractured fairy tale to life and delighted our community with a theatrical experience full of laughs. 
Students audition to be in our stellar productions– 5th graders comprise the cast and crew and 4th graders are in the dance club. Students study drama at PS 295 starting in pre-k, and build upon what they learn each year in drama in order to be able to perform with such expertise and professionalism for young people.
It takes lot of dedicated students, staff, and parent volunteers to put a production of this caliber together! Huge congratulations to this hardworking team, lead by drama teacher Ms. Cat as the director and Ms. Ellrodt as the technical director and sound & stage crew director.