PTA Announcements


Mayor De Blasio 

has just announced 

that there will be 


Tuesday, January 27th.

Please be safe everyone!

Inclement Weather Procedure

In the event of inclement weather, please go to https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc to find out if school has a delayed opening or closure. 

Also, if you want to receive "breaking news" from the DOE, including snow day information, go to http://schools.nyc.gov/Subscribe/default.htm to subscribe. 

Keep the Donations Coming!

The deadline for submitting auction solicitations is Feb. 28th, so the heat is on!!!  Going on a trip?  Ask the hotel to donate a package.  Eating out?  Tell the restaurant about 290!  Have tickets you aren't going to use?  Donate them to the auction!  Spa treatments, gym memberships, weekend houses, rounds of golf, concert tickets…  We can use them all!  Find the donation form across from the security desk inside the school, on the MNS Auction Home Page or at http://ps290.ejoinme.org/home

Registration has begun for the Spring Semester of ASAP! 

Please go to the MNS After School Home Page for class descriptions and access to online registration.

School Announcements

Large and Small Helping Hands at MNS

On Saturday, November 22nd, over 100 MNS parents and children participated in our Helping Hands Committee’s first event – a fall community service day at John Jay Park.  Working together, families planted bulbs, collected litter, raked leaves, made signs about park rules and enjoyed delicious hot chocolate compliments of the PTA.  Thank you very much to Rachel Justus, Becky Kipnis, Amit Pasman and Faith Silberstein, the founding co-chairs of this new PTA committee, and to all of the MNS families who generously donated their time and effort to help enhance this neighborhood playground.  Everyone who attended shared in a sunny Saturday afternoon of warm community building outdoors.

On Thursday, December 11th members of our school community are organizing a board game event with the Stanley Isaacs Afterschool Center located at 93rd Street and 1st Avenue.  MNS parents and children will be invited to play board games with the children attending this neighborhood afterschool program and all of the brand-new board games used that afternoon will be donated to the center.  Watch for details in the Newsflash and get ready for fun together at this next community-building event.  We hope that as many MNS families as possible will be able to participate in this fantastic opportunity to give back to our larger community during the holidays. 

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

                    THE MANHATTAN NEW SCHOOL:
2014-2015 NYC DOE School Calendar is available at www.schools.nyc.gov:




Monthly school tours are available one Monday morning per month from 9-10:30 am beginning in October.  School tour dates for the 2014 - 2015 school year are as follows: Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 16 and May 11.  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 anyone planning on accompanying you on the tour, to make a reservation (50 people maximum per tour). 



Children born in 2009 are eligible for Kindergarten beginning in September 2014.  Any new zoned K-5 students for the current 2014-2015 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  you have any questions, please contact Sally Mason, our Parent Coordinator, at 212-734-7127, ext 5 or smason@ps290.org.  -


(NOTE: for PS 290 zone map please click at place indicated in paragraph regarding Current Admissions for 2014-2015 School Year above)

Welcome to the Kindergarten Admissions process for the 2015-2016 school year! If you live in New York City and your child is turning five years old in 2015, your child is eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015. To help you get started, below are important dates and resources meant to guide you through the application period. If you have questions at any time, please reach out to us at 718-935-2009 or ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov
Key Dates
January 7, 2015: Start of application period 
February 13, 2015: Deadline to submit application
Early April, 2015: Placement offers distributed to families
Late April, 2015: Pre-registration at schools
Application Process 
You must submit an application in order for your child to receive a kindergarten offer in April. You may list up to 12 schools on your application, in order of your preference. You can apply online at our website, over the phone by calling 718-935-2400, or by visiting a Family Welcome Center. The online application is available in nine languages, and interpretation is available in more than 200 languages for the over-the-phone and in-person options. For more information, visit theKindergarten Admissions Website
Kindergarten Directories
The 2015-2016 Kindergarten Directories are available on the Elementary School Publications website. Translated versions are also available online in nine languages. You can also pick up a copy of the Directory from your local elementary school or Family Welcome Center
Each borough's Directory contains information about the kindergarten admissions process, schools located in that borough, district maps, and local charter schools. Use the Directories as a resource to help you decide which schools you'd like to list on your kindergarten application. (Please note that you cannot apply to charter schools through this application process. Contact charter schools directly to find out how to apply.)
Districts 1, 7, and 23 are Choice Districts
There are no zoned schools in District 1 (Lower East Side), District 7 (South Bronx), and District 23 (Brownsville). You can apply to schools in these districts online, by phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. For more information about these districts, visit the Kindergarten Admissions Website
Information Sessions
Don't forget to join us at an information session this month in your borough! 
Borough Location  Date Event Time

Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
500 East Fordham Road

1/8/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Staten Island

The Michael J. Petrides School, Building C
715 Ocean Terrace

1/8/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The High School of Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street

1/12/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Prospect Heights Educational Campus
883 Classon Avenue

1/13/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Forest Hills High School
67-01 110th Street

1/13/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Information sessions are a great resource to learn more about Kindergarten Admissions directly from the team that runs the process at the Department of Education.
For more information, visit the Kindergarten Admissions website. If you have any questions or concerns as you begin to prepare your application, contact ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2009. 
We're excited to welcome your child to New York City public schools, and we look forward to helping you along the way. 
Elementary School Admissions Team 
Tuesday, January 27
3rd Grade Coffee with Doreen
8:45 am
Wednesday, January 28
2nd Grade Coffee with Doreen
8:45 am
PTA Exec. Board Meeting
6:00 PM

General PTA Meeting
7:15 PM

Thursday, January 29
1st Grade Coffee with Doreen
8:45 am

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