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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...

Word of the Day

fubsy: Dictionary.com Word of the Day - Read Full Article

fubsy: short and stout.

Daily Announcements

After School
For Grades 3, 4, and 5 continues through April 7th 2016
ELA Instruction: Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Math Instruction: Thursdays 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
All Students must be picked up on time!

Chinese New Year!
Monday February 8th 2016
All New York City Public Schools Are Closed!

Parent Test Prep Meeting
Grades 3, 4, and 5
Date: Thursday February 11th 2016
Place: School Auditorium
Time: 5:30 PM
All Parents of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students
Are Encouraged To Attend

Winter Break!
Monday February 15th 2016 - Friday February 19th 2016
All NYC Public Schools Are Closed!
School Will Resume On Monday February 22nd 2016

Sunday School Teacher Clip ArtPARENT MATH SUPPORT

We have some exciting news about math homework.  The developer of the school's math program is now able to provide parents with math homework support for each math lesson. 

Parents may click on the following link to access "Homework Help" for each EngageNY math lesson.   Click here:  http://greatminds.net/support/parents
Go to the relevent grade, then click on the module and lesson that is assigned for homework.


Jupiter Grades Comes To P.S. 399 !


Welcome to Jupiter Grades! P.S. 399 is launching Jupiter Grades, an online grade book and communication system to keep faculty, students, and parents connected. This system will provide you and your child with access to grades, class assignments, due dates, test scores, and more. Click Parent Resources to learn more. 

Physical Education Uniforms

Physical Education uniforms are now available to order.
Click the attachment to print your order form. 
Physical Ed Uniform305.pdf
Reminder!
School hours are 8:20 AM - 2:40 PM
All students must be picked up on time!



2015-2016 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 2015-2016 school year!

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


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!

NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
AT HOME ASSIGNMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE
TO ATTEND SCHOOL

Click the link below to access assignments:
http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/learnathome/default


               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.


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:
 
 
 
Thursday, February 11
Kindergarten Trip
Friday, February 12
Trip Class 2CT
Celebration of Chinese New Year
Sunday, February 14
Valentines Day

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.

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!




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