Important School Updates

  • Registration date - July 12

    We are looking forward to meeting our new 3K families to our community as well as our Pre-K and Kindergarten!

     

    If you have not stopped in to register, please stop in tomorrow from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm.  All families that have accepted their seat are encouraged to come in.  

     

    Please keep your calendars open for the FTA Welcome back event on August 24!

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  • 3K at PS 295

     
     
    PS 295 will be offering 3K seats for the 2024-2025 school year!   Families interested in enrolling their children in 3K can do so by adding them to the myschool’s waitlist withing the myschool’s portal.  Waitlist seat offers will begin as of Monday, July 8th!
    “Beginning on Monday, July 8 you will be able to make waitlist offers for PS 295 3K seats!”
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  • In House Afterschool 2024-25 - K - 5

    Can you believe we are at the last few days of the year.  Well, this is a great time to think about next year's in-house after-school program.  NIA just provided their flyer with a two payment options.  
     
    Please note that we now offer two payment options.
    • Option 1: Full Payment of $3,200 due at registration ($100 Discount if paid upfront).
    • Option 2: Pay 5 Equal Payments of $660 (totaling $3,300) once upon enrollment, and in November, January, March, and May. You will be sent an invoice after the form submission.
     
    Please note that they need a minimum of 30 children in the program in order to run it.  Children from Kindergarten to 5th grade have a variety of different activities to do from cooking class, author visits, dance class and much more.  After school hours are from 2:40 pm until 5:45.
     
    Registration link: 
     
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  • Travel Safety Tips

    Dear PS 295 Families,

    As we start to end the school year and begin our travel plans the Department of Health would like to remind you of a few things to keep you safe and healthy.  

    Please take a moment to review the letter using this link: Health Forms and Notices (nyced.org)

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  • Free Summer meals

     
    Starting June 27 and through August 30, free summer meals will be available to all children and teens ages 18 years and younger at locations throughout New York City from 8:00– 9:15 a.m. for breakfast and 11:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. for lunch (times are subject to change).
     
    No registration, documentation, or ID is required.  Please note there is no service on Independence Day, July 4.  
      
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  • NYC Schools Account upgrade starting June 24!

    Dear PS 295 Community,
     
    The following enhancements will be available in NYC Schools Accounts (NYCSAs) and Student Profile starting June 24. 
     
    • Individualized Education Program (IEP) Services During Summer Months: Parents of students with an IEP who have Extended School Year (ESY) (12-month) program(s) and/or service(s) recommended on their IEPs can view this information for the entire year, including the summer months, in the IEP tile in NYCSA
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    • Grade 7 Students Who Have Taken Grade 8 Science State Assessment: The Assessment tile in NYCSA will display scores for grade 7 students who took the grade 8 science state assessment. For additional information on assessments, please refer to NYCSA Assessments wiki
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    • Parent/Guardian Email Display: In Student Profile, if the parent/guardian does not have a NYCSA account, their email will display, based on availability, in the following order and be noted as “Unverified:”  
      • Email address from Emergency Contact page in Student Profile; and 
      • Email address from ATS.  
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    • NYC School Bus App (Via) Survey: A NYC School Bus App (Via) Survey will be available in the NYCSA Forms module to gather information about families' experiences using the NYC School Bus App (Via). The survey is available only for families of grades K–12 students who receive yellow bus transportation. Please encourage families whose students receive yellow bus service to complete the survey. 
     
    This is another reason for you to create your NYSCA!

    Please let me know if you need my help at EMarrero11@schools.nyc.gov
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  • DOE Devices

    Dear Families,
     
     As we approach the end of the academic year, students must return any NYCPS issued educational technology devices (iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, etc.) to PS 295 The Studio School of Arts and Culture (15K295).  
    We will collect devices and all supporting accessories including keyboards, cases, power cords, etc. that were distributed when you received the device at the beginning of this school year.
     
     Collecting these devices will allow us to assess device condition, address any necessary repairs and maintenance, update device software and operating systems, and prepare for distribution at the start of the new school year.
     It is important to note that as per NYCPS policy, when a student transfers schools, including transferring from elementary to middle/intermediate school, transferring from middle/intermediate to high school, or if a student is discharged from the New York City Public Schools at any grade level, the device must be returned to the school the student is currently attending.
     
     We want to assure you that if a student lacks a personal device at home and needs a school-issued device to complete their schoolwork, one will be assigned from the new school they attend.
     
     If your child needs a device for Summer Rising, a device may be requested by emailing, Interim Acting Principal, Jean Marie McInerney (JMcinereny@schools.nyc.gov )
     
    If you have any questions, please contact the parent coordinator or Interim Acting Principal McInerney.
     
     For more information on devices, click here:  NYCPS Loaned Devices
     
     Respectfully,
    Jean Marie McInerney
    Interim Acting Principal 
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  • Family Summer Reading Guides

     
    NYC Literacy Collaborative has published Family Summer Reading Guides in multiple languages.

    It provides resources to support children in building literacy skills, tips for families to support reading at home, and resources for finding books and texts to support literacy development.

    https://nycdoe.sharepoint.com/sites/DeptofLiteracyPDAttachments/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?csf=1&web=1&e=Cpid3r&CT=1718906322646&OR=OWA%2DNT%2DMail&CID=0d495665%2D2fb7%2D03c3%2Db7a6%2D39902a9efdc0&FolderCTID=0x0120006D02F450DD49CC4EA1DA49C9F70E25F0&id=%2Fsites%2FDeptofLiteracyPDAttachments%2FShared%20Documents%2FLiteracy%20Resources%2FSummer%20Reading%20Guide%202024
     
     
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  • Interim Acting Principal - Jean Marie McInerney

    June 12, 2024

     

    Dear PS 295 Community,

    I am writing to you today, with great enthusiasm, to introduce myself as the new Interim Acting Principal of PS 295 The Studio School of Arts and Culture. I am honored to join a community whose mission is to: “nurture proactive, joyful, and courageous learners, who regard mistakes as learning opportunities while pursuing their talents, solving problems, and developing self-control”. I look forward to meeting you all tomorrow, Thursday, June 13.

    District 15 has been my home for seven years. With over sixteen years of experience in education, and passion for creating inclusive learning environments that foster learning, I am dedicated to supporting the mission and vision of the PS 295 community. I am excited to contribute my skills and knowledge to enhancing the student and parent educational experiences. My focus will be on creating an inclusive environment that is relevant and responsive to all cultures and continuing the high academic expectations of PS 295.

    I believe in open communication and collaboration between educators, students, and parents. As a working parent of two young girls, with diverse needs, I know the importance of the home school connection and the struggles many parents are facing. I look forward to working as a community to ensure students are growing academically, socially, and emotionally; and that community members feel supported.

    In my role, I will be working closely with the district, staff, parents, and students to ensure the diverse needs of our community are met. I believe that together we can create an environment where our students are thriving academically and socially. My door is open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to reach out to me at, JMcinerney@schools.nyc.gov, with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have.

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to meeting you all tomorrow with an open mind and open heart. 

     

    Respectfully,

    Jean Marie McInerney

    Interim Acting Principal

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  • Virtual Town Hall Meeting - June 12 @ 6 pm

    Virtual Town Hall Meeting

     

     When: June 12, 2024 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

     What:  Town Hall Meeting with Superintendent Alvarez and Deputy Superintendent Lanzillotto and representatives from the Office of District Planning.

    Why: To answer questions and discuss the future of P.S. 295 and the possibilities for the school community including possible school merger.

    How to submit a question: You may submit a question via this anonymous Google Formhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesU7ZmjZllH-Q3EdEvd66DyCou6f3fl_F5njyL-4bLry9ClQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Note: This is anonymous and your email address will not be collected. You may also reach out to a member of the SLT or to a PTA representative and submit a question to one of them. Questions will be reviewed and repeated questions combined.

     

    Zoom Link:

    https://zoom.us/j/96719865874?pwd=dGxoXd1V3aBlW10WRG2HaERWnBUMYb.1

    Meeting ID: 967 1986 5874

    Passcode: 441345

     

    For more information reach out the parent coordinator Ms. Marrero at Emarrero11@schools.nyc.gov

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Upcoming Events

  • Last day of summer rising

    Elementary School Students (K-5)

    • July 2 to August 16
    • Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM

    Middle School Students (6-8)

    • July 2 to August 8
    • Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM
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  • First Day of School

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  • UFT - Mindfulness Workshop for Families

    More details to follow...

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