Valerie Vanderpuije, Principal

Valerie Vanderpuije, Principal

Dear P.S. 295 Families,


     It is wonderful to be in a season with so much promise and so many wonderful events taking place. From Field Day to Touch-A-Truck to the PS295 Week of Arts Celebration.  It is a testament to all that our community can do when we come together.  So many staff members, family members, and community members came together to make these and other events happen.  


     Our next Bagel Bits is on May 24. For this Bagel Bits, students should be engaged in a DEI activity centering our current theme (see the Jewish American Heritage Room  or  2023 AAPI Heritage Room) .  The activity may also center around the current  community pillar (Global Mindset (Diversity/ Countering Bullying).  


      PS  295 has also partnered with CCRE to explore school culture with the lens of equity.  As part of this endeavor, a group of stakeholders consisting of families, staff, and administration, came together to engage in an exploration of our community. This group interviewed people, took surveys, and more to find out about the experiences of community members.  The result of this exciting work is an “equity snapshot” that tells the story of what they learned. This story will be shared during a PS 295 Town Hall on June 15 at 6:00 pm.   All are welcome to this event. 


     Finally, I would like to share a few end of the year reminders. The last day of school for students is June 27.  On this day, report cards will be sent home with students. Information regarding your child’s new grade will be indicated but not the specific classroom.  Information about your child’s classroom will be sent out to families in August. In order to ensure that you receive this information without disruption, please update any changes to your contact information with Ms. Marrero. If you are aware that you will not be returning to PS 295 in September, please let your child’s teacher know as soon as possible.  



Ms. Vanderpuije