General Info




Visiting Our School

When visiting our school you must have picture identification and sign in at the security desk. The security agent will give you a visiting sticker that must be worn throughout the building and returned when you exit the building. If you would like to visit your child’s teacher, please schedule an appointment with the teacher. The prep and lunch schedule are as follows:

Lunch Schedule

Pre-Kindergarten will have lunch in their classroom
Kindergarten & Four      11:10-12:00
Grades One & Three      12:00-12:50
Grades Two & Five         12:50-1:40

Class Parent Days

Class Parent Days are school days in which you, the parents/guardians, are invited to visit your child’s classroom and assist the class and teacher. Please be prepared to fully engage yourself in the class learning experience and assist your child in their academic success. If you need to have a conference with the teacher about your child, please schedule the meeting for a different time.


Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher regarding any concerns you may have or even to share important information about your child. You can write a letter and send it to school with your child, call the school at (718) 526-1904 and leave a message for your child’s teacher, meet with the teacher during their prep, or email the teacher.  To speak with administration you may contact the main office. All matters can also be directed to Ms. Sanders, Parent Coordinator. Ms. Sanders can be reached at 718 526-1904 / (646) 530-1021. Your child will also be given a monthly calendar that includes the events of the month as well as Curriculum units of study. Please be sure to check your child’s schoolbag daily.

Library Books

We need your participation in keeping our library up to date with current books.
We allow our students to take books home, but they must return them. If your child does not return a book you will be held responsible to pay for the book. We prefer that the books as returned in a timely manner; if not, you should send in a money order made out to P.S. 40Q or cash in a sealed envelope addressed to the Librarian or Parent Coordinator with your child’s name and class. Make sure you receive a receipt and keep it until the end of the year or call and have the Librarian check that the money was received. Trip money will not be accepted for students who have not paid for lost books.

LES (Learning Environment Survey)

This survey is a bright green envelope that is usually given out in March at Parent Teacher Conference. The survey is a tool for you to inform the DOE (Department of Education) on your thoughts about your child’s school. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Please make every effort to complete this survey this year.
Ms. Sanders will give incentives to all students that have a completed survey.

Health Services

The Nurse’s office is located on the Second Floor Room 200. If your child is not feeling well they may visit the nurse. Should your child need to go home, it is important that we have functional phone numbers on the emergency card.

Bathroom Policy

Students will need to be engaged in silent reading while waiting to use the facilities.  This policy will ensure that our students remain safe and are supervised at all times.  Students needing to use the restroom frequently must supply a medical note from their physician.  

Respect for Property

All property of the school building, indoors and out, should command the full respect of the student body. This applies especially to desks, walls, lockers, library books, textbooks, manipulative, and equipment. Vandalism of any sort will not be tolerated.


P.B.I.S. is a new Behavioral Modification System implemented at P.S. 40 this year. Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports is an approach used to assist school personnel with the adaptation and organization of behavioral interventions by promoting positive academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.  


If your child receives an in-school suspension, they will be sent to the SAVE room in lieu of their regular class assignment. You will be notified in writing and via telephone call.

Hallway Behavior

Students are to conduct themselves in an orderly manner in the halls, lunchroom, classrooms, and stairwells. Running, shouting, whistling, fighting and any other form of disturbance is disruptive and will not be permitted.    


PS 40 Students are exposed to a wide range of assembly programs, including cultural performances, musicals, Career Day, fire safety, internet safety, health awareness, recycling, and school goals to name a few. It is important that all students give their full attention to the performers/presenters and demonstrate self control at all times.

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Weather Emergency

In case of inclement weather, please listen to the news to hear the Chancellors’ decision regarding the school day. You may call 311, Watch NY1, Fox 5 News, or listen to 1010 AM Radio.

 Photo Release Forms

Your child will receive a photo-release form to be filled out. Throughout the year we take pictures and videos of different school events, class projects, field trips, etc. Please complete the form and return it to your child’s teacher by the end of the first week of school.


At PS 40 we have a wealth of technology. We have a computer lab, laptop carts for Grades 3-5, and desktop computers in Grades Pre-K – Grade 2. All students will be able to use the computers to conduct research. Inappropriate use of computer or the internet is prohibited. A new computer will be open to parents and supervised children after-school.

Blue Emergency Sheet

Parents/Guardians please complete the emergency blue sheet and send it to school immediately. This must be done every year and updated as often as necessary. We must have current information at all times: phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc. If your information needs to be updated, please call or send it in by your child.



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