PTA Announcements

MNS/PS290 Annual Appeal Phone-A-Thon Coming Soon!

Please check your child's backpack/folder which contains a flyer detailing the upcoming 214-2015 MNS Annual Appeal Phone-A-Thon.  For your convenience here is a digital copy of the flyer sent home today along with a fillable donation form.

The flyer highlights just a few of the many expenditures funded by the Annual Appeal.  Early in November (Nov 3, 5, 6) also expect a call from a fellow MNS parent to discuss the Annual Appeal and answer your questions about the many school activities the PTA Fund supports.  Please ask us about your employer's matching gift and volunteer programs.  We are striving for 100% participation from the PS 290 community this year, and every contribution is greatly appreciated and tax-deductible.

Many thanks
-Victoria Comerchero, Gayle Glickman and Ginny Katz, the Annual Appeal Committee

We would like to present the official PS 290 2015 “Dreams” Auction LOGO!

We had a fabulous array of entries to choose from and they will all be part of a “Dreams” memory book which will be sold at the Gala Event on March 28th. Stay tuned for upcoming events such as the “Dream Class Baskets” to be raffled off on November 24th.
If you would like to get more involved please contact: auction@ps290.org

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School Announcements

2014-2015 NYC DOE School Calendar is now 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.  After October 1, 2014 you may call Sally Mason, our Parent Coordinator , at 212-734-7127, ext. 5 to make a reservation (50 people maximum per tour). 



(Please ignore incorrect dates on application and instructions below. Because of summer vacations, the technical support needed to update these linked documents is currently unavailable. The information re: proper proofs of address is nonetheless current and correct.  Thank you for your understanding.)

Children born in 2009 are eligible for Kindergarten in September 2014.  Any new zoned K-5 applicants for the 2014-2015 school year should download the K application and instructions below, editing the application for the proper school year (2014-2015), grade and birth year for your child. Please check to be sure you are currently 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 fill out the 2014-2015 application form and follow all of the  instructions regarding what documentation is required and when you can drop off your application. Please also bring your child when you come in to apply 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.  


Saturday, November 1
Fall Community Service Day
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
John Jay Park
Tuesday, November 4
School Closed
Election Day
Monday, November 10
"Change for MNS" Collection

Tuesday, November 11
School Closed
Veterans' Day
Wednesday, November 12
SLT Meeting
7:30 AM

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