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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

News and Announcements

School Calendar - March 2015

PS 24 Cell Phone Policy - School Year 2014-2015
School policy for use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems.

2014-2015 School Year
First Day of School:
September 4th 2014
New School Hours:

The first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year is Thursday, September 4th. Classes will begin promptly at 8:10am. Our regular school hours will be from 8:10am to 2:30pm daily for all students.

School Supply Lists 2014-2015
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
All Grades

Did the Right Kids Go to Summer School? One NYC School Says Yes. 
August 06, 2014 - By Beth Fertig

Teacher Mercedes Valentin at P.S. 24 (Beth Fertig/WNYC)
The halls at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, were especially quiet this summer. Just two small classes of third and fourth graders went to school — and they were padded with more than a dozen students who were not even required to be there. read more>>


Social-Emotional Programs Target Students' Long-Term Behavior

October 14, 2013  by Liana Heitin
Teachers using social-emotional learning to manage student behavior say they are encouraging more than just compliance—they're working to build more responsible and empathetic people
>>read more
  First graders react to the question, "What face do you make when your mother compliments you?" with smiles of laughter and joy during a class session called "Feeling Faces" at Public School 24 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The school is one of a growing number using social-emotional learning curricula to help students recognize and regulate their emotions, understand others’ perspectives, and resolve conflicts.
—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week 

Curriculum Statements
This year we have developed Curriculum Statements that explain what students will learn during the school year.  Curriculum Statements are sent home every 2-3 months for all grades to inform families of the content and skills that will be taught during each new unit and to provide them with helpful suggestions for how to support their children at home. more>>  

Dental Services for Students at PS 24
Lutheran School-Based Health Center is currently providing dental services at PS 24. The School-Based Dental Clinic (SBDC) provides preventive and restorative services including; dental exams, dental hygiene treatments, fluoride treatments, sealants, and fillings. See letter for more information>>

PBS  Highlights PS 24’s Social Emotional Learning  (SEL)

On July 21, 2009 the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer aired a segment on the remarkable success of PS 24’s Social Emotional Learning Program in partnership with Morningside Center. The segment highlights Morningside’s classroom-based 4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution), an innovative, research-based approach for fostering students' social and emotional learning. more>>

See PBS video about PS 24!


Edutopia, the website of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, features a program where 4-5 students in every K-2nd grade classrooms are selected to be trained by older students to take leadership in their classrooms to help manage conflicts and support children when they are upset. 
See the Edutopia video about PS 24!     

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