November's school-wide theme is:  COOPERATIO
Greetings PS 8 Families,
As the principal of P.S. 8 - The Isaac Varian School, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to a new, exciting year of school. At P.S. 8, we strive for excellence and have high expectations for our students. We are focused on creating a learning environment that is safe, respectful, and engaging and our goal is to develop responsible and dedicated students that are prepared for the demands necessary to be successful in the 21st century.  We welcome your feedback, and I hope you visit our site often for the latest news and school events.
Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija

*Illustration courtesy of Mrs. Jen

  • November 8, 2017 - Big Apple Teachers
    NYC thanks our teachers

    Dear Families and Community Members,

    Celebrate an outstanding teacher in your community by nominating them for the sixth annual Big Apple Awards, which recognize teachers across the City who inspire students, model great instruction, and enrich their school communities.

    NOMINATE by November 27

     All nominated teachers will be notified that a member of their community took the time to honor them for making an impact on New York City’s youth.

    Everyone can submit a Big Apple Awards nomination—parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members, and any full-time district, charter, or early childhood education center teacher may be nominated. This year’s Big Apple Awards represent another exciting opportunity to celebrate our diverse teachers who are setting the foundation for New York City’s next generation, and engage in a citywide dialogue about excellent teaching.

    Big Apple Awards nomination is a great way to show your appreciation to a teacher for all they do.

    Big Apple Award recipients will be recognized by the NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, the NYC Department of Education community, and will have the opportunity to represent all teachers citywide during the 2018-19 school year as a member of the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Group.

    Thank you for recognizing New York City’s outstanding educators! 


    The Big Apple Awards Team
    Follow the Conversation: #ThankATeachNYC

    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 9:14 AM by Justin Russello
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  • It's All About Me Tee - Ms. Griffin's Third Grade Class

    Hey, nice shirt!

    When Ms. Griffin's third grade class kicked the year off, their excitement spilled out onto their shirts. The students used these tee shirt graphic organizers to introduce interesting facts about themselves to their classmates. The boxes on these shirts are filled with humor, excitement, and hope. This wonderful (but not quite wearable) display can be found outside room 204.
    Posted Oct 17, 2017, 11:55 AM by Justin Russello
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