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You are invited to

A Taste of Lunch Clubs

Who: MNS students and their families or other responsible adult.

What: A fundraising event for the lunch club program including a sampling of lunch club activities, snacks and craft sale.

Where: MNS Café. There will be a number of stations set-up around the café for students and their families or other responsible adult to sample lunch club activities including Art at the Met, Chess, Italian, Jewelry, Sewing and Zumba.

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 from 6:00-7:30pm.


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School Announcements

PS 290-MNS NAMED "REWARD SCHOOL"

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.







K - 5 REGISTRATION & SCHOOL TOURS 


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 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). 

 

ADMISSIONS FOR THE CURRENT 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR:

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. 

ADMISSIONS FOR THE UPCOMING 2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR:

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for fall 2015 -
 
Children born in 2010 are eligible for Kindergarten beginning in September 2015.

If you have received a letter from the Office of Enrollment offering your child a seat in our kindergarten, please bring your child and the original letter you received, as well as the following documentation to our main office – Room 204 – anytime between 8:45 am and 10:45 am, beginning Friday, April 17th through to Tuesday, May 5th.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

Two (2) of the following ORIGINAL documents and A COPY OF EACH (both current within 60 days), one from each category below, are required to prove that your primary residence is in the P.S. 290 school zone:


1. ONE (1) ORIGINAL, and ONE (1) COPY FOR OUR RECORDS, of one of the following:

o Current original documentation or letter on official letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency verifying your residence

o Current original official payroll documentation from an employer, such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes (W-2)

o Original Payroll receipt (a letter on an employer's letterhead is not acceptable)

o Current original rent, property tax, or maintenance bill


2. ONE (1) ORIGINAL, and ONE (1) COPY FOR OUR RECORDS, of one of the following:

o Current original Con Edison bill for the residence

o (a) Current original deed, or (b) mortgage statement or (c) lease agreement, together with

a letter on the Landlord’s original letterhead stating that your family is living at the leased premises with the signature of the person signing the letter NOTARIZED. NOTE: We only need copies of 1st page and signature page of original lease.


In addition to two (2) acceptable proofs of address, please bring

1. YOUR CHILD

2. The ORIGINAL AND A COPY of your child’s birth certificate or passport;

3. A COPY for our records of your child’s immunization history;

4. If applicable, A COPY for our records of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan.

5. Two (2) self-addressed (TO YOUR CHILD’S NAME, NOT YOUR NAME) 4” by 9 1/2” envelopes – both stamped with 98 cents worth of stamps.

If  you have any questions, please contact Sally Mason, our Parent Coordinator, at 212-734-7127, ext 5 or smason@ps290.org.  -

IF YOU ARE ZONED FOR PS 290 - 
PLEASE ALSO CALL SALLY DIRECTLY TO INQUIRE ABOUT ADMISSIONS TO GRADES 1-5 FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016 and/or about admission to kindergarten if you did not apply for kindergarten during the early application period, and therefore did not receive a letter regarding kindergarten placement from the Office of Enrollment.

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





  Attention 3 - 5 Grade Parents!
Test-taking Tips from our Guidance Counselor

3rd, 4th and 5th  grade parents may go to my webpage "Valerie's Guidance Middle School Page" and click on the folder marked "Testing Tips" which talks about strategies for actually taking the test and also about strategies for relaxing and balancing study with life.

~Valerie Radetzky

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

                    THE MANHATTAN NEW SCHOOL:
School_Quality_Snapshot_2014_EMS_M290.pdf
Friday, April 24
New York State Mathematics

Monday, April 27
Taste of Lunch Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 29
PTA Exec. Board Meeting
6:00 PM

General PTA Meeting
7:15 PM

Tuesday, May 12
Spring Concert (4th Grade)

SLT Meeting
7:30 AM


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