Dear Families,

Welcome back to school!  It is important that we nurture not only the academic needs of our children, but we must also develop their social emotional skills to ensure that they are college and career ready citizens.  To that end, each month on Fridays, every class will participate in theme based activities and readings to build confidence, self-esteem, and overall community.  Please help us in supporting our children by reinforcing the monthly themes at home.  
Character Education Theme:
Promoting a Bully-free zone & Respect for All
Young Person of the month:
Umar Brimah
Book of the month:
Better Than You
Community Service Project for the month:
School Community Beautification Project
Grade 5 will be going on Middle School tours during September 2016 on Fridays, to support their transition to Middle School in 2017-2018.

School Vision & Mission Statement

PS 40 is dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing learning environment. It is our goal to provide high quality teaching and differentiated learning to stimulate critical thinking to prepare successful college-bound and career ready leaders of tomorrow.

Where Everyone Strives for Excellence

What’s New at PS 40?

New York State ELA Test Scores Soar

Grades 3 – 5 scholars took the NYS ELA Common Core exam and applied all of the strategies they learned while testing. Their resilience during testing was displayed in our 3% increase in ELA, taking us from 14% in 2015 to 17% in 2016. In math we moved from 20% in 2015 to 23% in 2016. Be sure to thank all teachers for working their hardest in reading.

Welcome Our New Staff

Please give a warm welcome to our new staff member.

Ms. Fisher – ENL Teacher  
Ms. Cosmos – Gr. 3
Ms. Garden – Gr. 4
Ms. Rodriguez – Gr. 5

Grade 1, Ms. Taylor & Mrs. Morales Cookshop Classrooms 2016-2017

Ms. Taylor, Mrs. Morales and The Grade 1  staff is excited about introducing our learners about healthy eating, using healthy recipes from the Food Bank of NYC.  They will have a series of lessons and try new healthy foods.  My Plate food guide will be introduced and has replaced the food pyramid.  Chopped Jr., here we come!

Alison Branker

school hours

b The school day starts at 8:10am. All students are dismissed at 2:30PM daily, September 2016 – June 2017 unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
meet the teacher
Class Dojo

b We are a uniform school. Wear your uniform daily.

b Lunch money must be paid before paying for field trips!

b Be sure to have your child read or read to your young child for 60 minutes each night, 30 minutes of fiction, 30 minutes of non-fiction. Your child must record their reading in their reading log daily.

b Cell phones must be out of sight during school hours from 8:10 – 2:30. PS 40 is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.

Bully Free


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