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December 14, 2022


Dear families,


We are excited to announce that our students will be participating in the following assemblies in January and February of 2023!


Corey the Dribbler

Corey’s assembly will focus on motivating and inspiring students to reach for their dreams while showcasing his ball handling tricks. 

 Date: January 20th 

Time: Grades PK-2 at 8:15 - 9:00

Time: Grades 3-5 at 9:15 - 10:00

Location: Gymnasium


The Wacky Science Show

During this show, students will view and/or participate in hands-on activities while wondering how simple everyday items are transformed into science.


Date: February 10th 

Time: Grades PK-2 at 8:15 - 9:00

Time: Grades 3-5 at 9:15 – 10:00

Location: Auditorium


All the best,

Ms. Spataro

All NYC families with children born in 2018. 2019 & 2020 are invited to attend a virtual information session covering 3-K, Pre-K and Kindergarten addmissions.


During each online event, we will discuss:  

  • How to learn about schools and programs.  
  • How to navigate, the online school directory and application system. 
  • How to get ready now to apply later. 

The content of each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided for different events, as follows: 

  • December 8, 2022, 2pm to 3pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Urdu
  • December 13, 2022, 2pm to 3pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish
  • January 12, 2023, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, Haitian Creole, Russian 
  • January 26, 2023, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Urdu 
  • February 1, 2023, 2pm to 3pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, Haitian Creole, Russian 
  • February 15, 2023, 6pm to 7pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish

How to join: 

·  Each event will be hosted live online. Join us on Zoom at the event’s start time here: 

·  IMPORTANT NOTE: Check your email or visit the day before the first event to find the password and any other information you’ll need to join, as well as how to receive interpretation.  

Thank you,

                                                                 Pre-K Registration


Pre-K registration is now open. The quickest and easiest way to register is through your my schools account.

You can also call 718-935-2009 or go through the Family Welcome center located at 715 Ocean Terrrace. The deadline to register is March 17, 2023.

Click here for information about New York's 529 College Savings Program

                                                           School Spirit January- March 2023


Friday 1-13- Wear School Spirit Wear

Friday January 20th – favorite Disney character shirt

Monday January 23rd- Gung Hay fat Choy –Year of the Rabbit Happy Chinese New Year- wear something red to school

Friday 1/27 – Western day- favorite western clothes

Friday 2/3- Favorite cartoon character shirt

Friday 2/10- Favorite football team jersey or shirt

Tuesday 2/14- dress your best in red/pink/purple for Valentine’s Day or dress for the 100th Day of School – dress like what you would look like as a 100 year old person

Friday 2/17- School Spirit wear

March 3rd – School spirit wear

Dear Families,

P.S. 32 will be participating in the following school wide events this year.

Please note the dates below:
September- Alopecia Awareness - Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Please dress your child in blue. The children’s story, Where’s Your Hair, Hannah?, a story about Alopecia will be read to your child’s class and each child will be given a blue bracelet to raise their awareness.

October - “Linking together against bullying” - Thursday, October 20, 2022.
Please dress your child in orange. Each student will write their name on a piece of orange paper and we will link them together to create a paper chain which will symbolize our school linking together against bullying.

February - “A Healthy Heart” - Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
Please dress your child in red. With your permission, students will receive a temporary heart tattoo on their hand or arm. They will also participate in a related exercise/learning activity.

April - Autism Awareness - Monday April 3, 2023.
Please dress your child in blue. Each class will be putting blue handprint on a banner to help “light up our school blue for Autism Awareness.”

May- Memorial Day Event - Friday May 26, 2023.
Please dress your child in red, white, and blue. We will be tying a ribbon to our school yard fence in honor of Memorial Day.

We appreciate everyone’s participation in these unifying school events.

The OT Department and Awareness Coordinators
Tatiana Aliparo
Tracy Katz
Leonarda Wallace

Please complete this School Lunch form to help support school funding.Family Income Inquiry 
Student Self-Service Password Reset Tool is Now Available

The DOE Student Account self-service password reset tool, which was down for maintenance, is now available. The tool includes new security features, such as an optional PIN and security questions that students can use, once they set them up. Refer students and families to the DOE student accounts page on the DOE website for instructions on how to use the tool, including how to set up a PIN and security questions. 


EBT Money for Food-For All NYC Public School Students


Member of the Armed Forces on Active Duty

Crafting With Ms. Spataro


You are invited to join Ms.Spataro, Principal, and Michele Mancuso, Parent Coordinator on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 9:15 am for a parent/guardian crafting workshop.


We will make Carnation Flowers using tissues.


2 options for joining:

In-person at 9:15 am in the PS32 School Library


Virtually at 9:15 am

Join us via “google meet” using your child’s user name.

Meeting code: ps32crafting


Students do not participate. This is a parent only workshop.

Per the DOE-All visitors must show proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter a DOE school building. Visitors do not include students attending school or school related activities in a DOE school building.

Please email me if you plan on attending this workshop.


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                                      2023 Big Apple Award Nominations Are Now Open!
Who: Students, families, administrators, and community members can all nominate any
public school DOE teacher for the Big Apple Award. You are encouraged to nominate a

What: The Big Apple Awards recognize and celebrate New York City teachers who make
positive differences for all the students they teach. Has a teacher changed your student's life for
the better?
We want to hear from you!

When: The nomination window is open until February 28, 2023. After nominations are in,
the selection process will begin!

Where/How: You can nominate a teacher by:
● Submit the teacher’s name and school to the DOE All Stars website:
○ Note: sign in as a Guest - you do not need a DOE login to nominate a teacher
through the portal
● Email [email protected] with the teacher’s name and school
● Tell your school office or your Family Engagement Coordinator at your
Superintendent’s o
Apply Now for Exciting STEM Spring Break Enrichment Programs!
Look what’s blooming this spring! K-8 students can apply now to attend enrichment programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city, including three on Staten Island!  
Programs are offered at three sites on Staten Island including Staten Island MakerSpace; Staten Island Museum; and Staten Island Zoo. Other programs are offered at the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens Museum; Queens Zoo; Rocking the Boat; Rubin Museum of Art; The Horticultural Society of NY; and UrbanGlass. 
Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences. 
Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, February 10. Participants are selected via lottery and preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyerlearn more, and apply now. Translated flyers, FAQs, and application guides are also available on our program page.
For questions, contact [email protected].
The NYC DOE Panel for Education Policy (PEP) currently has a vacancy for the Parent Representative from Staten Island


What is the PEP?

The Panel allows for parent involvement on a citywide level. Responsible for some of the most significant decisions affecting the education system, the panel votes on the Chancellor’s proposed education policies, including school co-locations and closings, DOE contracts over $1 million, Gifted and Talented programs, and the citywide school budget. The PEP also advises the Chancellor on general matters affecting the city’s school districts and its students.


If you are interested in serving on the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) as the Staten Island parent representative elected by the CEC31 President, please complete the application (see below) and send to [email protected](Open external link) by no later than January 31st, 2022. You must have at least one child currently attending a public, non-charter school in NYC and reside in the borough you seek to represent. If elected, your initial term for the Staten Island parent representative elected by the CEC president will be until June 30, 2023.
PEP Member Application Form available in multiple languages by clicking here:
The Panel for Educational Policy, or PEP, consists of 15 appointed members and the Chancellor. Learn about the PEP members and get meeting materials.


Please join us on 1/25/23 at 7:30 PM for an information session on CEC elections.
The Meeting is open to ALL parents and guardians.
All D31 Public school parents and guardians are eligible to run for a seat on the CEC.
Top 5 reasons you should consider running for one of Run these impactful volunteer positions
1 Learn about DOE initiatives, schools, and programs 
2 Advocate for what is important to you as a parent 
3 Vote on school rezoning, school closings, and co-locations
4 Build relationships with other parents 
5 Engage directly with local leadership, district leadership, and DOE leadership as collaborative partners shaping the future of your school communities  
Presidents' Council Meeting begins at 7pm. CEC election information session begins at 7:30. 
SI Presidents' Council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: January Presidents' Council Meeting
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Please see attached link for more information