Shopping Rewards for MNS


PTA Announcements

This Week at MNS:

- Tues 2/9: Spring Lunch Club begins!

- Weds 2/10: Afterschool Community Service at the Issac's Center 4:30-5:30PM
Work with elementary students to create Valentine's Day Cards for the homebound elderly clients who receive Meals on Wheels Service. Pizza and veggie's will be served. Address: 1792 First Ave - Hope to see you there!

- Thurs 2/11: Ashoken Parents Meeting 6-7PM in the Auditorium

- Fri 2/12 8:15AM: Special Vote to amend the bylaws to provide the option of having General PTA meetings on the Friday following Executive Board meetings at 7:45 AM. This was an overwhelming request from both parents and teachers to boost participation in meetings. Please help make this request a reality by coming out to vote!

- Fri 2/12: Valentine Bake Sale! Please consider baking home cooked nut-free items!

- Fri 2/12: International Cookbook submission deadline! Don't miss this chance to contribute your family recipe and contribute to the spirit of the International MNS Community!


The solicitation contest starts on Monday and continues through February 12th . The class with the most items received for the auction will receive 5 raffle tickets per child (not including big chance).

Wish list - tickets! (For all games after April 3rd )
•  Mets
•  Yankees
•  Rangers
•  Islanders
•  Knicks
•  Nets
•  Broadway/philharmonic/symphony
•  Minor league teams
•  Jets
•  Giants
•  Hamilton
•  Unique experiences (behind the scenes tours)
•  92nd St. Y events
•  New Victory Theater

Donations can be made online, via email or good old-fashioned paper in an envelope labeled "auction" sent via your child's folder back to school.  We kindly request a donation of $20 per family to pay for the items for the raffle baskets, which debut in March.

Auction items can be shipped to:

311 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028

or donate online: https://ps290.ejoinme.org/donate

School Announcements


We are delighted to announce that the University of the State of NY Education Department has recognized PS 290 Manhattan New School for educational excellence because it has one of the highest achievement levels in the state, coupled with no significant gaps in student achievement.

Thank you to our wonderful administration, teachers and families who together have worked tirelessly to ensure that every child at MNS receives an excellent education.  Your dedication and support has inspired our students to do their best to become avid and accomplished lifelong readers, writers, mathematicians and researchers. We are committed to striving to make MNS a school where every child thrives by learning to be a positive, contributing member of the local, national and global community.  

Congratulations, most of all, to our students, whose consistently high overall academic progress has merited this special recognition for MNS, where joyful learning is celebrated as its own reward.



Monthly school tours are available one Monday morning per month from 9-10:30 am beginning in October.  School tour dates for the 2015 - 2016 school year are as follows: Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 9, March 14 and May 16.  Beginning October 1st, please contact Sally Mason, our Parent Coordinator , at 212-734-7127, ext. 5 or smason@ps290.org, detailing your name (and how it is spelled), your address, your phone number and that of any other person accompanying you on the tour, to make a reservation (50 people maximum per tour). 



Children born in 2010 are eligible for Kindergarten beginning in September 2015.  Any new zoned K-5 students for the current 2015-2016 school year should come in to register as soon as you are living in our zone. Please check to be sure your residence is zoned for PS 290 by reviewing the current PS 290 school zone shown on this zoning map, noting that only the interior of the periphery of our zone is zoned for PS 290. Please follow all of the instructions regarding required documentation  and bring your child when you come in to register so that you can receive and complete the further documentation needed for registration. Applicants will be offered seats per DOE guidelines based on their zone, district and sibling status. 


If your child was born in 2011 and you live in NYC, it's time to start thinking about kindergarten for next year. All students born in 2011 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2016.  Please click on at the zoning map link above to determine if your residence is in the PS 290 school zone.  

This year the kindergarten application period is from December 7 to January 15.

Starting December 7, you will be able to apply on our website, over the phone by calling 718-935-2400, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. Kindergarten directories will be posted on the Elementary School Resources page in the coming weeks.

We will hold information sessions across the city in December about the kindergarten admissions process. Choice District Fairs will be held in District 1 (Lower East Side - Manhattan), District 7 (South Bronx), and District 23 (Brownsville - Brooklyn). Check out the Kindergarten Admissions Events page for information.
We encourage families to attend school tours and open houses. As schools schedule open houses, we will post them on the Events page. You can also call the schools you're interested in to ask about dates and times for open houses and tours.

For additional information, visit the Kindergarten Admissions website. If you have any questions or concerns please contact ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov. or the PS 290 Parent Coordinator, Sally Mason (smason@ps290.org or 212-734-7127 ext. 5).

Thank you!

Elementary Schools Admissions Team

Families of 1st - 5th grade students intending to enroll in PS 290 for the 2016-2017 year should contact the Parent Coordinator, Sally Mason, beginning in Dec. 7, 2015 (smason@ps290.org or 212-734-7127, ext. 5).

Click below to review NYC DOE School Quality Snapshot - PS 290 

                    THE MANHATTAN NEW SCHOOL:

Thursday, February 11
Ashokan Parent Meeting 6pm Auditorium
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come to the 4th Grade Ashokan Meeting. A slideshow presentation will be given by Steven Jaffe and Allison Bekerman with a short Q&A to follow.
Friday, February 12
Bake Sale

Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
School Closed
Mid-Winter Break
Monday, February 22
Lice Check

Wednesday, February 24
PTA Executive Board Meeting
6:00 PM

General PTA Meeting
7:15 PM

Click here to view this month's lunch menu...

Regardless of whether your child eats lunch at school, each family must complete the annual DOE required lunch forms.

Stay up-to-date on MNS Events with a click of a button!

Did you know that you can subscribe to the MNS School Calendar? Just click on the school calendar tab on the left. You will notice a download folder icon (next to the print icon above Saturday). Click on it and follow the easy step by step directions. You may export all events into Outlook or Subscribe to all future events using iCal. No more going to the MNS site for school events, they will be sent to your phone automatically when you subscribe.