Welcome to P.S./I.S. 104
Suzanne Gordon, Principal
Suzanne Gatto, Assistant Principal
Luci Hartmann , Assistant Principal
Annex located at 415 89th Street
Our school motto is P.S. 104, "The Mark of Excellence".
To this end, we strive to provide a clean , safe, and secure environment for
all students in our charge. Firmly believing that all children are capable
of learning, all members of the staff are committed to
offering experiences that along with the support of the home,
will allow children to learn and progress in all areas of social, personal,
and academic development. In order to strive for excellence in
academic achievement, the school plans to emphasize and thereby
improve learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts.
We emphasize participation in a variety of altruistic endeavors such as: Thanksgiving Basket Drive, Toy Drive, Coat Drive, American Heart Association, Relay for Life, St. Jude Children's Hospital. We offer many opportunities aligned with skills and talents that lead to college and career readiness including: College visits, AAA Safety Patrol, Urban Advantage Program, Junior Achievement Program, Business Finance Park Program, Participation in a musical theater residency with Inside Broadway, C.H.A.M.P.S., Annual Science Expo, National History Day Fair, STEM based curriculum and field experiences, Participation in essay and art contests, Respect For All activities including Buddy Days, Mouse Squad to assist in maintaining technology in the school, Musicale Performance, Art Exhibits, Brotherhood Tea, and CASA program sponsored through a grant from Councilmember Brannan providing ARTS enrichment. We have maintained a level of commitment toward school-wide technology to continue to prepare our students for college and career readiness. Available technology includes: Smart Boards in all classrooms, Elmos/Smart Document Cameras, Desktops in classrooms, Portable Laptop Carts, Computer Lab, iPads, and Digital Cameras, 3D printers.
Student Responsibilities (revise as appropriate to grade level)
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and
achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
o Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to.
o Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
o Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and
information received by me from my school every day.
o Work to achieve my Individual Goals
o Arrive to school on time and prepared to work everyday
o Support the service programs at my school
o Respect the differences of others
o Accept the consequences for negative behavior
o Be aware and follow the regulations of the school
o Be respectful of all members of the school community
P.S. / I.S. 104 School Rules
1. Students will follow directions and be respectful of all adults
on our school.
2. Our school maintains a zero tolerance policy towards fighting, verbal abuse, and bullying.
3. Use of foul language will not be permitted.
4. Students will be held responsible for damaging school property.
5. Students should dress neatly and appropriately. Refer to our dress code.
6. The possession of weapons, laser pointer, headphones/walk-man devices, ipods, cell
phones or beepers and permanent markers are prohibited on school grounds.
7. Students will respect one another.
8. Candy or gum chewing is not permitted.
Clothing/items not permitted
1. Clothing or jewelry with markings of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or weapons.
2. Clothing or jewelry that conveys messages of nudity, profanity, bias, violence, and/or
poses a physical danger.
3. Footwear should not interfere with student's ability to walk safely. (flip flops, high
4. Shorts and skirts must be worn to the knee.
5. Torn, transparent (see-through), and fishnet clothing. Clothing that exposes
undergarments, skin, bare midriffs, or low cut blouses/tops.
6. Gang related clothing or accessories, including but not limited to wearing rosary beads or
colored beads, bandanas and doo rags.
P.S./I.S. 104 POLICY REGARDING THE USE OF CELL PHONES, COMPUTING
DEVICES AND PORTABLE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS ON
Students may bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and
entertainment systems to school, but they may not be turned on or used at
Cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems
may not be turned on or used during fire drills or other emergency preparedness
Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any
school quiz, test or examination, except as authorized by the school, or pursuant
to an Individualized Education Plan or a Section 504 accommodation plan.
All cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment
systems brought to school must be turned off before entering school. They are
not to be turned on until students have left school property.
Students who use cell phones, computing devices or portable music and
entertainment systems in violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s
policy, Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’S Internet Acceptable Use
and Safety Policy will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance
interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.
Students who choose to bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music
and entertainment systems to school are fully responsible for that device/system
by keeping that item on their person or storing the item. P.S./I.S. 104 is not liable
for lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones, computing devices and portable music
and entertainment systems.
If a school confiscates a cell phone, computing device, portable music or
entertainment system for violation of the DOE’S Discipline Code, the school’s
policy, this regulation, and/or the Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, the
principal/designee must contact the student’s parent. The first time a school
confiscates a cell phone, computing device, or portable music or entertainment
system, the student’s parent will be contacted and it will be returned to the
student at the end of the day. The second time a school confiscates a cell phone,
computing device, or portable music or entertainment system, the student’s
parent will be contacted and required to come to school so that it can be
returned to the parent.
Respect for All Liaisons: Vanessa Morrison, (718) 836-4630 Select "4" for the Guidance Counselor
For the Parent Coordinator
please call 836-4630 ext 1525