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PTA Announcements

Please solicit items for the Auction!

We can only be as successful as you as our community allows us to be! Consider soliciting from camps, fitness centers, and restaurants to be used for the holiday auction over Thanksgiving break. Here is a link to the donation form.

Please direct any questions to: auction@ps290.org.

Seeking Lunch Club Leaders

Attention amazing MNS parents, grandparents, and friends!    We are seeking committed volunteers one day each week from 11am-1pm to supervise the Lunch Club process including managing student attendance and assisting instructors. Please email lunchclub@ps290.org for more information.

MNS After School Activities Program has begun!

ASAP has begun!  Please take a look at the Welcome Letter from our new director, Felicia Weisberg.

Click here to go to the registration site to pay balances on your account.   Please go to the ASAP Homepage for more detailed information on the program and class offerings.  Online registration for classes is now closed...to register for classes, please contact Felicia Weisberg at fweisberg@ps290.org.

School Announcements


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.



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. 8, 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 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. 


The NYC Dept. of Education will be providing information on Kindergarten enrollment applications beginning in January 2016. Families of 1st - 5th grade students intending to enroll in PS 290 for the 2016-2017 year should contact the Parent Coordinator, Sally Mason, beginning in January 2016.

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

                    THE MANHATTAN NEW SCHOOL:
Mon, Oct 5 - Fri, Oct 9
Annual Appeal week

Monday, October 5
5th Grade Coffee with Doreen
8:45 AM
2nd Floor Staff Lounge
Tuesday, October 6
Lab Inclusion Info Session

4th Grade Coffee with Doreen
8:45 AM
2nd Floor Staff Lounge
Wednesday, October 7
3rd Grade Coffee with Doreen
8:45 AM
2nd Floor Staff Lounge
Welcome Back Picnic
6:00 PM
Central Park @ E 97th Street

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.

Stay up-to-date on MNS Events with a click of a button!

Did you know that you can subscribe to the MNS School Calendar? Just click on the school calendar tab on the left. You will notice a download folder icon (next to the print icon above Saturday). Click on it and follow the easy step by step directions. You may export all events into Outlook or Subscribe to all future events using iCal. No more going to the MNS site for school events, they will be sent to your phone automatically when you subscribe.