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Welcome Back to School!

posted Sep 5, 2017, 11:37 AM by Justin Russello

Hello parents and students! Welcome back to another fantastic year at P.S. 8!
We have a few very important messages for you, so please read this entire message.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B09os6cy3TA5aUJqaTUtQkhERW8/view?usp=sharing
Please download and read the Parent Handbook and Academic Policy documents. These, and other important parent documents, will be available on the P.S. 8 website.

 School starts for students on Thursday, September 7th.  Please see the top of the main page (www.ps8lions.com) for the special arrival procedures for September 7th and 8th, as well as the normal routines that start September 11th.

Breakfast is available free for students everyday starting at 7:30AM. Please enter the cafeteria through the ramp at Exit #8 on Bainbridge Ave.

Your child will be receiving many forms and documents in the first few weeks. Please check daily and return any forms as soon as possible.

We have many new and exciting things coming your way this year, so come back often for notices and information!

April 20, 2017 - Box Tops for Education Contest

posted Apr 20, 2017, 8:58 AM by Justin Russello

Hey kids, do you want to be the 
?

The Box Tops Committee is pleased to announce our first contest. For the month of April, we will be collecting Box Tops from individual students rather than classes. The student who collects the most Box Tops by April 28th will become Principal for the Day! This lucky winner will get to spend the whole day with Mrs. Tahiraj and help her run the school. The winner will be announced on May 1st. Check all your boxes and ask those family members for help!

REMEMBER: ALL BOX TOPS MYST BE IN SCHOOL BY APRIL 28TH.
Fine Print: Box Yops cannot be expired and must be neatly cut. Please place your Box Tops in an envelope with your name and class number. Box Tops will be collected on April 28th or may be turned in at any time to Ms. Sabia in room 318.

March 28, 2017

posted Mar 28, 2017, 12:26 PM by Justin Russello   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 12:27 PM ]

The State ELA test is in full swing! Remember to have a healthy breakfast to energize that brain! The school has breakfast available every day at 7:30 AM. Also, be sure to get plenty of sleep! These tests give your brain quite a workout, so please take care of yourselves. Even the teachers are looking forward to their naps!

March 13, 2017

posted Mar 13, 2017, 8:52 AM by Justin Russello   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 8:52 AM ]

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The DOE is closely monitoring the weather and we will let you know if the school is open as soon as we know. Look on the top of the main page (www.ps8lions.com) for an update by tomorrow morning the latest. As always, you can register for our emergency notification systemhttps://www.remind.com/join/ps8i


Accessibility Announcement

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Mr. Russello to request assistance.
As always, you can give feedback or suggestions about the website by using our Feedback Form.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf03O7lV1j9M0YUzt35cYsvUheHSCM6wFnrmw2HNI010MFupQ/viewform

March 1, 2017

posted Mar 1, 2017, 9:36 AM by Justin Russello

Image result for parent-teacher conferencesPARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES will be held on March 9th.
    • Afternoon Session: 12:20pm - 2:20pm
    • Evening Session: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
La CONFERENCIA DE PADRES Y MAESTROS será el 9 de marzo.
    • Sesión de la tarde: 12:20pm - 2:20pm
    • Sesión de la noche: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Accessibility Announcement

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Mr. Russello to request assistance.
As always, you can give feedback or suggestions about the website by using our Feedback Form.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf03O7lV1j9M0YUzt35cYsvUheHSCM6wFnrmw2HNI010MFupQ/viewform

February 5, 2017

posted Feb 5, 2017, 1:10 PM by Justin Russello

We would like to welcome back Ms. Kaye! She is returning to revitalize the music program and bring this important artistic medium to the students.

We have the following announcement from the Parent Association:
Good Morning Parents!

Its that time again! We have a P.A. meeting coming up this week on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria! :) Please refer to the flier for the details on what we will be discussing that morning. Thank you so much for your time!

Best Regards,
Parents Association 

Buenos Dias Padres!

Es ese tiempo otra vez de venir a nuestra Junta de padres la semana que viene en el 7 de febrero de el 2017.l Sera a las 8:30 en la cafetea.. Por favor mire nuestra invitacion para ver de que se vva a tratar la junta :)Muchas gracias por su tiempo!

Attentamente,
La Associacion de Padres 

January 18, 2017

posted Jan 18, 2017, 9:36 AM by Justin Russello   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 9:40 AM ]

We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and took some time to reflect on why we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many classes took the time to discuss the historical importance and how we can continue to learn from his teachings.



We are hosting parent introductions to i-Ready in the next few weeks with Mr. Russello. All parents of students K-5 are encouraged to attend and learn about the program and how it can be used for free at home to support your child's learning. Please come! There are a few dates to choose from, so you can pick which time is best for you:
  • Monday, January 23rd at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 24th at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 25th at 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 31st at 2:30 p.m.

January 10, 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:15 AM by Justin Russello   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 9:37 AM ]

Welcome back!

As we move into 2017, we are focusing on providing you parents with the best resources. On our site, we have added access to the Student Portal, which your children can use to access many of the programs we use in school. We will also be starting our messaging system (see below in red).

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: [Additionally, Tuesday, January 17th, we will host a parent introduction to i-Ready with Mr. Russello at 2:30pm in the Computer Lab. All parents of students K-5 are invited to learn how this program can be used for free at home to support your child's learning. Please come!]

You can now share our website with your friends easily using the social media buttons on the main page or clicking here: 
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email

To keep up-to-date with school events, website updates, and emergency alerts, please sign up for our free messaging system by clicking here or texting "@ps8i" to 81010.

December 22, 2016

posted Dec 22, 2016, 9:24 AM by Justin Russello   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 9:37 AM ]

The Winter Door Decorating Contest is here! Please use the slideshow to view all of our wonderful doors this year. You can use the controls to view full-screen () and move through the images ().

Winter Door Decorating Contest 2016

 
We want to thank all of the families that joined us for movie night and December Family Night. They were such fun evenings!

To keep up-to-date with school events, website updates, and emergency alerts, please sign up for our free messaging system by clicking here or texting "@ps8i" to 81010.

> > > WINTER RECESS IS FROM DECEMBER 26TH TO JANUARY 2ND. School will resume Tuesday, January 3rd. < < <

December 15, 2016

posted Dec 15, 2016, 6:07 AM by Justin Russello   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 9:38 AM ]

There are many wonderful things happening at P.S. 8, and several new additions to the school website.

To keep up-to-date with school events, website updates, and emergency alerts, please sign up for our free messaging system by clicking here or texting "@ps8i" to 81010.

The Penguin Patch Holiday Shop is open and in full swing. Each teacher signed up for a specific shopping time, to be sure to ask your child when it is. There are also some school spirit t-shirts still available. You can click here to access the order form or see below.

Please come and join the Parent Association for movie night on December 16th at 5 p.m. They are really looking forward to an exciting evening!

On the website, we now have links to she school library website presented by Ms. Gocksch. There is also a link to the student portal page, where students can easily reach some of the websites and programs we use in school, such as i-Ready, MyON, and Typing.com.

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