Word of the Day
Monday March 25th - Wednesday April 2nd
All NYC Public Schools Are Closed!
Classes Will Resume Wednesday April 3rd
P.S. 399 Phone System
Over the past several weeks our phones have been out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Until this problem has been rectified, please use the following cell phone numbers to reach us at P.S. 399.
(718) 282- 3619
Please be advised that the bus strike is over!
P.S. 399's Learn to Swim Program will resume on:
Monday February 25th 2013 for Class 2R and 2P.
Tuesday February 26, 2013 for Class 2H.
Please make sure your child comes to school with all of the items needed
to attend the swim class. You may also pack a lunch for your child on swim days.
After School/Saturday School
Our After-School Program has been modified to service only students who are designated as English Language Learners, Special Education, and seriously At-Risk according to their performance on our school wide assessments. No Saturday Program is being offered at this time.
March Basketball Schedule:
Will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Come out and show your support for our team and their coaches!
Special congratulations to the P.S. 399 Robotics Team for earning the
First Place Champions Award and the First Place Robot Award at the Brooklyn Borough wide Qualifier on Saturday January 12th 2013.The Gearhawks will compete at the city wide regionals on Saturday March 9th 2013 at Jacob Javits Center for an opportunity to attend the World Championship in St. Louis Missouri April 26 - 28 2013.
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!
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.
School Leadership Team Survey
Thank you for participating in the School Leadership Team Survey
Your Responses Will Provide Vital Information
To The District Leadership Team
as the team evaluates effective school level shared decision making.
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Our Morning Assembly
Click the Picture Below
To View Our Morning Exercises
Education Nation SummitP.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.
News From The NYS Ed
NYS COMMON CORE STANDARDS
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:
NYS 2010 3-8 MATH AND ELA RESULTS
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.
Congratulations Jamiah Walcott!
Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition
P.S. 399 2012 School Wide Winner!
Seeing Red J-A-D-E-N
Written and Illustrated by Jamiah Walcott
seeing red jaden-1.pdf
to read Jamiah's book.
The P.S. 399 Community would like to thank all staff members and advisers who spent countless hours working with students on completing books. Special thanks to Ms. Mark our school librarian for enriching our students lives with this special initiative.
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!
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 upgrade of our school's technology lab!
We look forward to working with Councilman Eugene on future endeavors.
P.S. 399 is partnering with
Ecole Centre De Formation Educative De Bois - Tombe, Fond Verrette HaitiThey need our support!
pencils, notebooks erasers, markers, crayons,drawing paperfood:
canned sardines, dry beans, rice, pastateacher supplies:
pens markers, crayons, chalk, staples, staplertoiletries:
deodorant, soap, toothpasteclothing items:
socks, lightly worn shoes, rubber flip flops, rubber, rain boots
Please bring all donations to the school.
Thank you for your support!
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.
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.
KINDERGARTEN AND GRADE 1 BROCHURES
Parents of Kindergarten and Grade One students may access the NYC DOE Brochures for Kindergarten and Grade One Parents in our School Resources section
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