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PTA Announcements

SPRING IS HERE AND SO IS THE NEW MNS SPIRIT WEAR!  

What's more fun than showing your school pride through cool spirit wear?  Don't be left out in the cold.  Make sure to order because we don't keep stock on items.  This season, we are offering some new items including our much requested rain poncho! Show your support!  Show your spirit!  Show your MNS style!

Please fill out the order form by April 25th and send it in to your child's teacher along with your payment.

Any questions please email schoolstore@ps290.org

THANK YOU!!!

****PLEASE NOTE: SMALLS RUN SMALL, WHEN IN DOUBT, ORDER UP A SIZE

FEST WITH ZEST IS  HERE -- SATURDAY, MAY 17TH !!!

Bring family and friends to our annual Spring Carnival.
Rides, Games, Food, Vendors, Pie Eating Contests, Hoops Contests, and so much more !!

If you would like to participate as a Vendor (or know someone who would like to be a Vendor) please contact Bonnie Hirsch at bhirsch@hairny.com OR download the Vendor Agreement.  


Looking forward to seeing you on May 17th !


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School Announcements

TEST-TAKING TIPS FROM VALERIE

To help alleviate stress surrounding test prep, please go to our Guidance Counselor, Valerie Radetzky's, website where there are useful test-taking tips for our students. Just read down the list on the left hand side of this homepage and click on Valerie's Guidance/Middle School Pages. 


Climbing Yard Murals

Our climbing yard, flanked on two sides by this breathtakingly beautiful mural, now reverberates with a new vibrancy that is only exceeded when combined with the sounds of children at play.  
 

How wonderful it is to be encircled by the billowy clouds on the northern wall and the birds perched in their treetop homes on the western wall.  The new mural painted by Kelly Kruemenacker, mother of Kiera and Ronan Choong, has enhanced our yard, giving it a whimsical look and feel that suits our school community.  The climbing yard, with its new equipment, is now an even more enticing space for our children at play.  

Sharon Hill
Principal








SCHOOL TOURS & REGISTRATION



SCHOOL TOURS:
Monthly school tours are available one Monday morning per month from 9-10:30 am beginning in October.  School tour dates for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 3, March 10 and May 19.  After October 1, 2013 you may call Sally Mason, our Parent Coordinator , at 212-734-7127, ext. 5 to make a reservation (50 people maximum per tour). 

KINDERGARTEN ADMISSION FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR:

Beginning in January families of children born in 2009 can apply to kindergarten online at http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/kindergarten, over the phone by calling 718-935-2400, or in person at an Enrollment Office (Serving Districts 1, 2, 4: 333 Seventh Ave., 12th Floor, NY, NY 10001 718-935-2383).

Families will no longer submit applications directly to schools and school staff will no longer perform data entry for applicants, but schools will still verify siblings in SEMS.

Below are some key dates for the Kindergarten Admissions Process:

Application period begins on January 13, 2014
Application deadline is February 14, 2014

Placement offers distributed in early April 2014
Pre-registration starts in late April 2014

UPPER GRADE (1st - 5th) FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Zoned families planning to enroll their children in 1st through 5th grades should bring in the documents listed in the instructions for current school year enrollment below.   We will add your name to a list of new students for the coming school year in a first-come first-serve manner.  



KINDERGARTEN (and upper grade) ADMISSIONS FOR THE CURRENT 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR:

Children born in 2008 are eligible for Kindergarten in September, 2013.  Any new zoned K-5 applicants for the 2013-2014 school year should download the K application and instructions below, editing the application for the proper grade and birth year for your child if applying for an upper grade. Please check to be sure you are currently zoned for PS 290 by reviewing the FALL 2013 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 2013-2014 application form and follow all of the 2013-2014 instructions regarding what documentation is required and when you can drop off your application.  Now that registration has opened citywide, 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.  



SHAPE UP NEW YORK!
Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba. No pre-registration is required, so just find the location in your neighborhood and start to Shape Up today! Click here or call 311 to find the fitness classes offered closest to your home.
 
 
 

YAI NETWORK - FREE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS

FREE Family Support Series for Caregivers of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

VISIT WWW.YAI.ORG for the upcoming schedule of presenters.

Register at YAI LINK: 212-273-6182 or call toll-free 1-866-YAILINK.

Location:

460 West 34th Street

11th Floor


Kindly note that childcare is not provided.




EAST HARLEM CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE
161-169 E. 110th Street, NYC, NY  10029
FREE ESL CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Beginners - every Tuesday and Thursday 4 - 5:45 pm
Intermediate -  every Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:45 am
FREE ASTHMA EDUCATION PROGRAMS, CARDIO-EXERCISE AND ZUMBA CLASSES -
CALL 212-247-8811 for days and times.

Thursday, April 17
School Closed
Spring Recess
Friday, April 18
School Closed
Spring Recess
Monday, April 21
School Closed
Spring Recess
Tuesday, April 22
School Closed
Spring Recess
Wed, Apr 23 - Mon, May 26
NYSESLAT Speaking

Wednesday, April 23
Lice Check
Executive Board PTA Meeting
6:00 PM
General PTA Meeting
7:15 PM

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