From the Principal

Greetings from the Stanley Eugene Clark Public School 399, I am eager to be able to welcome you to PS 399's school website. Read more...

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Daily Announcements

2014-2015 NYC Department of Education School Year Calendar!
Click here to access the Fall school year calendar for advanced planning purposes.

School Lunch Forms. Food For Thought!
The first and most important step you can take to ensure your child receives free or reduced price breakfast and lunch is to submit your application for school meal benefits online. Don't wait act now! Go to www.applyforlunch.com. to complete your form for the 2014-2015 school year!

NYC Summer Reading Booklist

The NYC Summer Reading booklists are made by Librarians from the three public library systems (Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library) and the Department of Education's School Library Services office. Click Here to access instructional materials by resource type for all of the books and authors on this booklist.

2014 Summer Meals Program
JUNE 27 – AUGUST 29, 2014
Available to all children 18 years old and under every weekday.
Breakfast 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Lunch 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Click here to find a school, park, library, or pool near you serving meals.

Dates To Remember
September 2nd 2014 Staff Report
September 3rd 2014 Chancellors Conference Day For Staff Development
September 4th 2014 First Day of School for all students

School Birthday Party Policy
All Birthday Parties Must Be Requested Five Days In Advance!

Request Forms Must Be Completed By The Parent, Signed By The Teacher,
and Approved By The Assistant Principal.
Birthday Party Request Forms Are Available In The Main Office.

New York City Department of Education
School Food
Click Here to see Today's Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Alternate Phone Numbers

Over the past several weeks our phones have been out of service. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Until this problem has been rectified please use the following temporary phone numbers to reach us at the school.

Language Translation Comes To P.S. 399!
The P.S. 399 community consists of a racially and culturally diverse student population.
To better serve the needs of our school community we have added the
Google Language Translation feature to our website. Click "Select Language" in the top right hand corner to convert the text from English to over 64 languages!


Click the link below to access assignments:

The Espresso Book Machine Young Authors Program
in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library

"Here Is Brooklyn"
A Creative Writing Program For Brooklyn School Children
that allows students to publish
a hard bound copy of their work.

A Collection of Poetry Written By the Students of Class 3-1 with the support of
our School Librarian Ms. Mark and Classroom Teacher Ms. Sealey.
"Here Is Brooklyn" has been printed and bound, and is available for purchase through the
Brooklyn Public Library and on the Espresso Book Machine Network for $9.00.

Meet The Author
Students in second, fourth, and fifth grades are scheduled to attend
"Meet The Author/Illustrator " sessions at
the Central Library Grand Army Plaza
Click the title of each book below to access the authors website.

Ellen Bari Jumping Jenny
Rhode Montijo The Halloween Kid
Jason Chin Coral Reefs
Paul Hoppe "The Woods"
Alexander London We Are Not Eaten By Yaks
Charles Tang "The Boxcar Children"
Maurice Ashley Most Valuable Skills In Chess
Isabell Hill Building Stories

School Alerts!
Notify NYC is the City of New York's official source for information. Sign up to receive notification regarding school closings due to inclimate weather or other unexpected events. You can receive an update in real time via email, SMS, (text message), or phone. Registration is free and simple. To sign up for the free service click here.

               Our Morning Assembly             
Click the Picture Below
To View Our Morning Exercises

Education Nation Summit
P.S. 399 was invited to attend the Education Nation Summit at
NBC News Studios located at  Rockefeller Plaza in NYC.
The summit involved parents, teachers, and students coming together
with leaders in politics, business, and technology to discuss the challenges and
opportunities in education today. Click here to see what our Principal, school leaders, and students had to say.

Parents and Students in our 5th Grade please visit the Guidance Department link to view and print important Middle school Information.


Recently, The NYS Board of Regents adopted the New K-12 Common Core Standards which will replace the current Standards being used by NY State Public Schools.  These Common Core Standards are a part of a national initiative to standardize teaching and learning throughout the country. 
The standards are designed to increase rigor in the classroom and will require more inquiry, explanation and analysis from students.  Students will begin to present and defend arguments, provide evidence and persuasion in their writing and classroom discussions.  The ELA curriculum will have to contain more informational text in K-12. Social Studies and Science content must be included the new curriculums in order to comply with the new Common Core Standards. Early childhood youngsters will have to experience more informational text, in addition to the literature that is traditionally taught. 
The Common Core Standards is NOT a curriculum.  It is meant to clearly prescribe what children MUST know and learn at the conclusion of every grade.  Selected curriculum resources MUST reflect the requirements of the Common Core Standards.
The new K-12 standards are set to be implemented over the next three years and students are expected to perform at a higher level. The NYS K-12 assessments will begin to reflect the rigor of the new  standards. 
Here at PS 399, will we begin an intense study of the New Common Core Standards and as a result, classroom instruction will begin to reflect their use.  
For those who are interested in reviewing the Common Core Standards, please click on to the following link:


Directions: Open the attached Article, scroll down to the picture of the Chancellor.  In the area underneath the Chancellor's picture, type in the name of the school.
Individual Student Results can be accessed in ARIS.
Parents:  Use student's DOE ID number
Teachers:  Classes are organized by current class.

The P.S. 399 community
 would like to extend special recognition and thanks to:

"Councilman Mathieu Eugene"
   community leader, educator, and health care advocate
for the City Council Grant supporting our after school art program provided by the Brooklyn Arts Council,
and the Reso A Technology Grant for the laptop carts ordered for our classrooms.
We look forward to working with Councilman Eugene on future endeavors.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
.Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store.
Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading! Click here for more details.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program
  1. Read 10 books this summer.
  2. Print out the Summer Reading Form
  3. Write down the names of the books you've read
  4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank
  5. Receive $10 in a new or existing Young Saver account

      Click here to find a TD Bank near you.

Read For My Summer
Fight summer brain drain with books. Read for My Summer is We Give Books’ free online summer reading program! Register for a free account and receive an email with a special book for you and your child to read online, along with fun activities and reading tips to make them come to life, including custom activities from ReadWriteThink.org. Click here to create your free account. All books are online.

Tenmarks Math
Tenmarks, an Amazon company, is on a mission to
reverse summer learning loss in math. Tenmarks is a personalized online math program for students in grades 1-10.
students work through math concepts, they can use embedded hints and video lessons to refresh what they know while learning new concepts.
Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/04/16/aasa-combats-summer-slide.aspx#YIrJw6E6Bp7twOLj.99
The program will available for free to students across the country this summer thanks to
the School Superintendents Association and Tenmarks.The program starts each student with a diagnostic
assessment, which results in the creation of an individualized program that adapts to his or her specific needs. Each student’s summer curriculum is designed
to review concepts from the past year, and get introduced to concepts for the year ahead. It's easy for families to benefit from the program.
Register online at http://summer.tenmarks.com
P.S. 399 Summer Access Code: 193483
students work through math concepts, they can use embedded hints and video lessons to refresh what they know while learning new concepts.
Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/04/16/aasa-combats-summer-slide.aspx#YIrJw6E6Bp7twOLj.99

Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a Web-based solution that provides adaptive math instruction for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1.
Click Here To Watch this brief video to learn how Think Through Math provides 1:1 differentiation including access to bilingual, certified, math teachers.
Your child has access to Think Through Math remotely, after school and on weekends.
Log on today at www.thinkthroughmath.com.


RAZ-Kids is an online interactive reading tool for our students to practice reading fluency and comprehension.  The students log in and listen to a story or read it out loud, and then take a comprehension quiz.
Parents can log in to view a detailed report on students reading and comprehension progress. Have your student log into Raz-Kids and select the "Parents" link in the top right corner or contact your student's teacher to register.
 Click Raz Kids

When you come to the school to register a child, please bring the child with you.  You must also bring the following:
  •  Your child's birth certificate or passport
  •  Your child's immunization records
  •  Two documents to verify proof of residence (see below)
  • Your child must receive a physical examination before the registration process is complete.  (Registration forms are available in the Main Office)   
 Proof of residence will be verified by any two of the following:
  • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident's name issued by National Grid, Con Edison, or Long Island Power Authority; must be dated within the past 60 days.
  • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children's Service (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor indicating the resident's name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days.
  • An original lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A current property tax bill for the residence.
  • A water bill for the residence; must be dated within the past 60 days.
  • Official payroll documentation from an employer such as a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt; a letter on the employer's letterhead will not be accepted; must be dated within the past 60 days.

P.S. 399 In The News!
Self - Serv At The Library

A new instant made to order printing press was unveiled during a visit by:
P.S. 399's third grade class to
the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza on Wednesday March 7th 2012.
The Espresso Book Machine enables a writer to show up with a new book
in a digital file and within a four to five minute time period print a paperback version.
A P.S. 399 student was quoted in a Thursday March 8th Daily News article as follows:
Rojay Laboisslene, 8, a 3rd grader at P.S. 399 in Flatbush visiting the library on Wednesday to check out the new contraption, was already dreaming up book ideas, like one about a mischievous hawk. “This machine is amazing,” he said. “I think I would become a book maker.”
We are very proud of our budding authors!
Special thanks to Ms. Mark for her commitment to enhancing the lives of our students
through her Library Initiatives!

Sargeant Adam Eccleston presents gifts and letters from PS 399 students to US Army Troops who were very excited to have received them. PS 399 Supports and Loves the Troops.


Parents of Kindergarten and Grade One students may access the NYC DOE Brochures for Kindergarten and Grade One Parents in our School Resources section
Today, 8/21/2014
High: 80 Low: 67
Slight chance thunderstorms
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 78 Low: 64
Slight chance rain showers
24% chance of precipitation.