PTA Newsletter - April 2017
PTA Newsletter - April 2017
On behalf of the P.S. 124 staff, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. We hope you had a restful summer vacation and are ready for an exciting school year. The first day of school will be Thursday, September 8, 2016. Classes begin at 8:10 AM and end at 2:30 PM.
Below are the supply lists for each grade. Please take advantage of summer sales. Please send in notebooks, pencils and pocket folders on the first day of school.
All other supplies can be gradually brought in during the week of September 12th. We appreciate your cooperation.
Yung Wing Elementary School P.S. 124
40 Division Street
New York, New York 10002
Tel. 212-966-7237 Fax 212-219-3069
Alice Hom, Principal
Melissa Helman, Assistant Principal Yi Law Chan, Assistant Principal
Dear Parents and Students,
Before you go off for your summer vacation, we want to prepare you for the start of the new school year. The first day of school will be Thursday, September 8th. Classes begin at 8:10 AM and end at 2:30 PM. Late passes will be given out beginning at 8:11 AM. Please bring your children to school on time. Teachers will meet their students at 8:10 AM in the following areas:
Kindergarten Students – Classroom (doors open at 8:00 AM) 1st Grade Students – Auditorium
2nd Grade Students – Auditorium/cafeteria
3rd /4th Grade Students – Gymnasium
5th Grade Students – Lunchroom
During the first two days of school (Sept. 8 & 9), kindergarten students will go to the cafeteria and parents may accompany them there. As of Tuesday, 9/13, parents will be asked to drop off their children by the main doors and school staff and 5th grade student monitors will meet and escort them to the cafeteria.
Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 AM daily (**New start time**). School aides & paraprofessionals will supervise students and assist them in morning line up. At P.S. 124 we are especially concerned about student safety and attendance. To ensure their safety, please remind your child about walking to the lunchroom and not wandering around the school. Entry for all students, staff and parents for school business is on Division Street
Lunch Periods are as follows: Grades PK, Kgn. and 1 10:25 - 11:15 AM
Grades 2 and 3 11:15 - 12:05 PM
Grades 4 and 5 12:05 - 12:55 PM
Kindergarten students will be dismissed by the ramp wall at 11:30AM. on the first day of school (September 8). They will stay for a full day beginning September 9th. During the remainder of the year, they will be dismissed along the ramp at 2:25 PM. Caretakers should wait on the sidewalk. First grade students will be dismissed at 2:30 PM to Division Street (Exit 2) and parents should wait at the foot of the front steps. 2nd grade students will be dismissed at 2:30 PM to Division Street (Exit 1) by the side gate. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be dismissed at 2:30 PM to the backyard (Exit 6) and exit the gates to Bowery Street. Parents should arrange to meet their children in designated areas close to the dismissal sites. If your child will be going to an after-school program, please inform his/her teacher with a note on the first day of school. Those students will be dropped off at designated waiting areas along the first floor by their classroom teachers. Children who attend an after-school program in the school may not leave the building to buy snacks from local stores. They should already have their snack and meet the after- school teachers at specified areas.
Students who use school buses will be instructed to meet at a designated area at 2:20 PM. A school aide will pick up children in Grades K & 1 who go home by bus. The Bowery Street gate will only be opened at 2:20 PM for dismissal of grade 3-5 students. If you have children in the upper grades as well as the lower grades, you may request, in writing, for your older to be dismissed to the same dismissal site as younger child. Please be aware that when parents and other relatives as well as visitors enter the school building, a form of identification must be shown at the front Security Desk and the person(s) must sign in. Bathroom facilities in our school building are for staff use only and we ask that you support us in keeping our school safe and clean.
Students in grades 2-5 will be receiving a school planner during the first days of school that has important information about Rules and Regulations, this year’s School Calendar and Phone Numbers that you may need. PLEASE READ THESE ITEMS OVER WITH YOUR CHILDREN CAREFULLY. Check our website at www.ps124.org for updates. In addition, please refer to the student handbook pages for important information.
You are invited to join the teaching and learning community of P.S. 124 in a partnership that will work towards providing your children with an education that actively engages their minds and talents. We look forward to having a productive as well as a challenging year ahead filled with wonderful learning experiences for both you and your child(ren). See you bright and early on Thursday, Sept. 8th!
Alice Hom Melissa Helman Yi Law Chan