Shopping Rewards for MNS


PTA Announcements


Remember your school over summer break by soliciting for the Auction and remember to check the website for the 2016-17 calendar. We wish you all a wonderful summer!!!!


School Supply Lists are up on Amazon!

Amazon Supply Lists for the upcoming school year can be found on this page:

Teacher Wish Lists for 2016-17 School Year

Please purchase from the lists no later than Friday, July 31st.  We need these school supplies delivered to our building by the beginning of August so that our custodial staff will have time to deliver the boxes to the proper classrooms before school starts.  Please purchase the items marked high priority first because these are the items every student must have to start the year.  

Clicking on the links from this page will allow a portion of each purchase to be donated to the MNS PTA Amazon Rewards Program. 

Fall 2016 After School Registration is Open

Online registration for the After School program has begun and will continue throughout the summer. All classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Class descriptions, schedules and policies are up on the
After School Home Page.  

Please be aware that a minimum deposit of 25% of your tuition MUST be paid to ensure your spot in the program

School Announcements



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 these 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. 


2016 - 2017 Kindergarten Registration Instructions

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 check the zoning map to determine if your residence is in the PS 290 school zone, noting that only the interior of the periphery of our zone is zoned for PS 290.  

Pre-registration starts mid-March 2016 - If you applied for a seat at PS 290 during the early application period (Dec. 7 to Jan. 15), please come to school any weekday (except Fri. 3/25 when we are closed for Good Friday) anytime from 8:45 – 11:00 (bring a picture ID) with your child, your DOE offer letter, and the other documents required in that letter. No appointment is necessary. Please bring originals of these documents, plus a copy of every single document you are presenting, for us to keep. We will review the original documents and then keep copies of them all for your child's file.  

After you have presented your child and proven your address, you will receive a packet of further registration documents which must be filled out and returned to PS 290 no later than Friday, April 8, 2016.

Please also bring us one 4” x 9” envelope addressed to your child with one forever stamp on it so we can send you an invitation to our Kindergarten Ice Cream Social tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 9th at 1 pm and one  6" by 9" envelope addressed to your child with two forever stamps on it so that we can send you your class placement packet at the end of the summer. 

Any questions? Please call Parent Coordinator Sally Mason at 212-734-7127, ext. 5.  

If you did not participate in the Early Application Period, but are zoned for PS 290 and seeking a seat for your age-appropriate child in kindergarten this fall, please call Parent Coordinator Sally Mason as soon as possible and she will tell you how to apply to register.

2016 - 2017 1st - 5th Grade Admissions

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


Greetings 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Families!

Please look at my "Testing Tips" link on my webpage which you can access from the ps290.org homepage by clicking on Parent Resources/Valerie's Guidance/Middle School Page for tips on test-taking and relaxation strategies.


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.

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.

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