Special School Events
DOE School Year Calendar 2022-2023
September 2022 Arrival and Dismissal Parent Letter
September 2022-Positive COVID notifications
Chancellor Banks Announces Expansion of School Based Mental Health Support
New York State Association for Bilingual Education- Reclaiming Social Justice in Bilingual Education
School Spirit September- October
September 23- Favorite Character Shirt
September Fun Run School Spirit
Wednesday 9/28- “We’re Outta This World “ Dress theme – space, aliens, astronauts, Star Wars, Star Trek Shirts
Thursday 9/29- ”When I grow up I want to be “- Dress for your future career
Friday 9/30- “Futuristic Day”- Crazy hair, crazy socks, backwards clothes, mismatched clothes day
Monday 10/3- “Back to the Future” Dress theme- Throwback Monday, wear clothes from any past decade
Tuesday 10/4- “Take me back to Tie Dye”- Dress theme – wear tie dye clothes
Thursday 10/6- “Hats Off to our future”- Dress theme – wear a crazy hat to school
Friday 10/7-“My future is so bright I have to wear Shades”-Dress theme – neon colors, sunglasses
Friday October 14th- wear your favorite PS 32 shirt
Friday October 21st- Wear Orange and black to school
Friday October 28th- Wear your favorite Halloween shirt
Friday November 4th- wear your favorite PS32 shirt
March of Dimes Information- Our Mini Walk is scheduled on October 28, 2022
Here’s how you can support Ps 32 The Gifford School:
1. Register on mybooster.com tonight. It’s so easy!
- 2. Share about our fundraiser with your family and friends using the SHARE BUTTON on mybooster.com.
Schoolwide Awareness Events
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
DOE Emergency Readiness Initiatives
Exterior modification project
To request a replacement EBT card
Please join us for our monthly Crafting with Ms. Spataro workshops. Not only will we create fun art projects, but you will also have the opportunity to socialize with other members of our school community.
We will meet once a month on Fridays at 9:15 am in the school Library.
Please let me know if you would prefer to participate virtually.
Please see the tentative meeting dates below:
October 21 February 10
November 9 March 24
December 9 April 28
January 20 May 12
Please reach out to me if you have any questions at [email protected]
Michele MancusoParent Coordinator
Parent support Group
Please join our monthly Virtual Parent Support Group sessions on Wednesdays at 9:30 am.
The meetings will be presented by our school Psychologist, Dr. Tracy Poon, and Parent Coordinator Michele Mancuso. We will be joined by Ms. Spataro, and occasional guest speakers.
Please see the tentative meeting Dates below:
October 12 February 15
November 16 March 15
December 14 April 19
January 11 May 17
Reminders will be sent out prior to the scheduled meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact reach out to
me at [email protected]
Lets Learn NYC
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Reduced cost Internet Service for Eligible Families
NYPD Car Seat Safety Check
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Continuing Education Information Sessions for ELL Students and Parents of all Ages