Daily Announcements

Parents: Please note that visitors must always present their ID when entering the building,
keep the sticker/visitors pass visible at all times and
return it to the security desk upon leaving.


To view resources from 2013- 2014 Parent Workshops,
please select the "Parent Workshops" tab in the left column.


Please visit our School's Online
Art Museum
http://www.artsonia.com/school/fort5


 SENATOR GOLDEN ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO READ THIS SUMMER

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is
announcing the kick off of the 2014 Summer Reading Program, organized by
his office, designed to encourage students to keep learning and reading
during the summer months.

Senator Golden’s summer reading program is a partnership between the
New York State Library and New York State Senate. Participating students
will use an online journal to keep track of their reading progress
throughout the summer. Children who submit a completed journal will receive
recognition from Senator Marty Golden in the form of a summer reading
certificate.

Parents interested in registering their children in the program can
visit Senator Golden’s website at 
www.golden.nysenate.gov and click the
Summer Reading Program button to register. The New York Read program also
is useful for parents interested in finding out the popular items being
read by students at their child’s grade level.

“I invite parents and teachers from throughout my district to take
advantage of this program and sign up to read. It is important that
students hold on to the knowledge they’ve made throughout the school year
and take steps to advance their education over the summer months. As a
parent, I know how important it is to encourage kids to expand their
intellectual capacity and to support positive learning habits,” said
Senator Marty Golden.

For additional information on the summer reading program, contact
Senator Golden’s district office at (718) 238-6044.



As part of our protocol for school safety, we will be conducting
 a variety of drills in the coming months including Shelter In,
Soft Lock Down, Hard Lock Down and Evacuation.




Stay Informed and Get Involved

Staying informed about your child's academic performance and behavior at school is key to making sure he/she is developing the skills he/she will need to be successful in college and careers.

The easiest way to stay updated about your child's education is to get involved at your child's school: check in regularly with your child's teacher(s), attend parent teacher conferences, volunteer at school events, and/or join the parent association.

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Check out the DOE's new page for Parents and Families : http://schools.nyc.gov/ParentsFamilies

Parents Can Sign up for School Alerts
Sign up for a free service by visiting schools.nyc.gov or call 311.  If school opens late or dismisses early, or other unexpected events occur, you can receive an update via phone, text message, or e-mail, through Notify NYC, NYC's public notification system.


Please email our Parent Coordinator, Cynthia McMahon,
with your questions and concerns.


Clear the Air
STOP IDLING  - your vehicle idles when the engine is on but it isn't moving.  Reducing idling makes the air cleaner for your kids and will help reduce asthma symptons. The law now limits vehicle idling to no more than ONE minute adjacent to a public or private school.  Fines of $300 or more may be issued. 

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 1
Labor Day
Thursday, September 4
First Day of School
Kindergarten 1st Day Schedule:

9:00 A.M. to 11:20 A.M.

Class 011 – Rm K203                
Class 015 – Rm K204   

9:30 A.M. to 11:20 A.M.

Class 014  - Rm K101
Class 012 -  Rm K105
Class 013 -  Rm K107               

Friday, September 5
Kindergarten 2nd Day Schedule:
8:00 A.M. to 11:20 A.M.:

All kindergarten students should arrive
at 8:00 am and will be dismissed at 11:20 am.
Thu, Sep 25 - Fri, Sep 26
School Closed

Weather

Today, 8/22/2014
High: 73 Low: 67
Rain showers
75% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/23/2014
High: 75 Low: 65
Slight chance thunderstorms
17% chance of precipitation.