Announcements

  • Instructions for take home testing

    Dear families, 

    Thanks to the wonderful staff in our District, instructional videos for COVID-19 Take Home testing kits is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese to help families with testing at home. The videos can be found attached here


    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Monster Mash/Harvest Festival!

    “Our Halloween Monster Mash Festival was a huge success thanks to the coordinated efforts of our PS 10 / K280 PTAs and 75 hardworking parent and staff volunteers. The weather cooperated as fun was had by all who attended. There were carnival games, bouncy house slides, mini golf, magic shows, music, dancing, arts and crafts, fantastic food and even an ice cream truck. It was a fabulous, well attended event! " - Laura 

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • PS10 Book Fair

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    Dear PS 10:

     

    The library is hosting a Scholastic book fair! We can’t wait to bring the joy of reading to PS 10 with the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from November 1st-November 14th, 2021!

     

    You’ll get to enjoy the magic of a Book Fair from the comfort of your home with our Virtual Fair experience. Kids can shop thousands of books online to discover new favorites, and stock their shelves with this season’s most popular reads!

     

    Plus, check out these special virtual shopping perks:

    • Access to over 5,000 products

    • Direct shipping to your home

    • eWallet digital payment system that friends and family can contribute to

    • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

    • 25% in rewards earned for our school with all purchases!

     

    Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:

     

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ps10

     

    Thank you for helping us build lifelong readers in our school community!

     

    Happy reading,

     

    Gracen Cloud

    PS 10 Librarian

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Message from Superintendent Skop

    Dear District 15 Community:

    It is with great pleasure that I proudly inform you that Nicole Lanzillotto has been appointed Deputy Superintendent of District 15 effective October 25, 2021.

    Nicole Lanzillotto has been a part of the District 15 Community as a special education teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal of the Boerum Hill School for International Studies for the past 16 years. Nicole was born in the Bronx and educated in the NYC public school system.  She attended LaGuardia Community College in Queens before graduating from Smith College where she majored in Racial Politics.  A committed leader of the citywide focus on equity, Nicole has worked on the District Equity Team and at the school level for the past four years to support extensive work on disproportionality with Dr. Eddie Fergus, and with the District Equity Congress under the auspices of The Minor Collective before transitioning to her new role.  Further she has served as a mentor principal supporting new school leaders, districtwide and has served for five years as the principal at the Boerum Hill School for International Studies.

    Please join me in congratulating Nicole and in welcoming her as the newly appointed Deputy Superintendent of District 15.

    Warmest Regards,

    Anita Skop

    Community Superintendent

    District 15

    Attached are versions of this letter in Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Letter from the Chancellor

    Please find an important message from Chancellor Meisha Porter attached.  

    For a translated version, please visit this link: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/messages-for-families

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Immunization Requirements

    Good afternoon families,

    Please view the very important document and link attached regarding immunization requirements per NYC Department of Education.

    Immunization Requirements 

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Important Announcement

    October 6, 2021

    My Dear PS 10 and K280 School Communities,

    After taking a closer look, with consideration of the unique challenges that operating a school amidst a pandemic brings, the New York City Department of Education has come to realize that there are many more obstacles with separating PS 10 and K280 then originally anticipated. While trying to implement a separation between these two schools, they came to realize that at this time PS 10 and K280 are stronger together.  Decision making during a pandemic adds many challenges, and the timing of this transition was not conducive to the kind of creative thinking and planning needed for such a huge endeavor.  In lieu of this, the DOE has asked me to continue as principal of both PS 10 and K280.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Robert Quinlan for his willingness to step in and assume the role of principal of PS 10 on such short notice.  I know that any school he chooses to lead in the future, will be a fortunate one.

    Please know that I am excited to continue working with my magnificent staff, students and parent community.  We will no doubt make this another successful school year despite the new difficulties we face.  I value all of your continued support in making this a memorable year for the students and families in our two amazing schools. 

    With much love and gratitude,

    Laura

     

    Laura Scott

    Principal

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • SLT Meeting

    Good morning Families,

    Please feel free to join us for our upcoming SLT meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 29th at 7:30 AM. The meeting will be held via Zoom and the same link will be used for all upcoming SLT meetings.

    Join SLT Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85909509338?pwd=UXd5cndueUx5ZFNZOU1NZ2pqRDBFUT09

    Meeting ID: 859 0950 9338 Passcode: 123456

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Updated Quarantine Policy

    Good afternoon families,

    In an effort to keep you in the know regarding the latest guidance from the DOE. We have recently received updated guidance on the quarantine policy for elementary students below:

    Increased Testing in All Schools 

    Beginning immediately, surveillance testing will be increased in all schools from biweekly to weekly. Testing will continue to take place for 10% of unvaccinated students in grades 1 through 12. 

    Consent for Testing 

    Please continue to submit consent for testing through the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA), or by submitting a signed paper consent form as soon as possible. The surveillance program helps us keep our students, staff, and families safe and our schools open, and we need everyone to be part of it!

    Updated Quarantine Policy for Elementary School Students 

    We have reviewed our quarantine data from the first week of school carefully with the City’s lead doctors, and have determined together that we can update our policy to align with CDC guidelines to ensure that students are learning in-person as much as possible - while keeping our school communities safe.

    Starting Monday, September 27, entire classrooms will no longer be closed when there is one positive case in a classroom. We will now follow the CDC guidance which recommends that unvaccinated students who are masked and at least three feet distanced from peers will not have to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • SLT Meeting

    Please join us for the SLT meeting @7:30 am via zoom

     

    Jean Herubin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: SLT Meeting September 15, 2021
    Time: Sep 15, 2021 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom SLT Meeting on September 15th at 7:30 AM:
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  • Letter from Chancellor

    Good evening families, 

     

    As we get closer to the first day of school, please find the attached letter below from the Chancellor as well as a letter on preparing for your child's first day. 

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • FAQ

    Good Afternoon families,

    We are very excited to welcome students back to school on Monday, Sept. 13. Many families may have some questions on how the school year will be handled. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found in our Parent FAQ attached below.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • Class Assignments

    Good afternoon families,

    Class assignments have been sent out to families via student emails. Please check your child's email ending in @nycstudents.net for information on which class they are assigned to.

    If you are having trouble accessing your child's email, please visit DOE Student Accounts help page. Information on resetting the password can be found under "Manage your Account and Password"

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • Town Hall meeting

    Good Afternoon Families, 

     

    Below is the zoom link for tomorrow's 11:00 am Town hall Meeting. This meeting will be recorded and shared for families who are unable to attend. 

     

    Best,

    PS 10 Administration

     

    PS10 PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: PS10 PTA's Personal Meeting Room

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8911334750?pwd=WTUwVTlwNlh0S0JDSG5tR1UyZHordz09

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    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • Town Hall meeting for upcoming school year

    Good Morning Families,

     

    I hope you have all had a great summer. The team here at PS10 is excited as we transition into the 2021-22 school year! Ms. Scott and the PS10 admin team will be hosting a Town hall meeting this Thursday, September 2, at 11 am, to discuss plans for the upcoming school year. Please be on the lookout for the Zoom link, which will be forthcoming.

     

    Best,

    PS10 Administration

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: 3K For All @ K280

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: K280 ONLY - Positive Exposure Notice

    Good evening families of K280,

    Please view the attached document from the DOE Situation Room regarding a positive case in our school community.

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • Calling All Volunteers!!

    Good Morning Families, 

     

    As a school, our administration has always been grateful to our parents for their assistance over the years, supporting us in all of our initiatives. We ask our parents to help us with a few things that will make the school day run smoothly.

     

    Arrivals

     

    For our younger students, we ask parents to make sure they say their goodbyes before reaching the opening in the school gates. Please make sure your children also have their book bags and lunchboxes before you say your final goodbyes for the day. 

     

    Volunteers

     

    If parents would like to assist in setting up common areas, like the cafeteria, to ensure physical distancing, please reach out to me and let me know your availability during the week. (rgrant@ps10.org) Your assistance would be needed between 9:30 am, and 10:00 am Monday-Friday. 

     

    Dogs at Arrival and Dismissal

     

    Due to a recent event, we again ask that you not bring your dogs to arrival and dismissal unless you have a service dog and corresponding documentation.  This situation has become dangerous, especially in light of the crowding, honking horns, and sirens that can make even the calmest of pets upset.  

     

    Parent Workshop on Assessment

     

    There will be a parent workshop on assessments, Tuesday October 19th, 2021 at 9:00 am and again at 7:00pm. The workshops will be conducted by our Literacy Coach David Simmons, and teachers from our school. Please try to join up.

     

    Best, 

    PS 10 Administration

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • Information on Covid Surveillance Testing

    Hello PS10 Families, 

     

    Please find below information regarding covid surveillance testing available in and outside of our school communities. Our PTA was instrumental in providing information regarding covid testing services available to families. Some of this information is specifically for students at PS10. There is, however, information for our K-280 families as well. Please note that there will be no onsite surveillance testing for Pre-K or Kindergarten students. 

     

    HOW TO OPT IN TO COVID TESTING 

     

    This school year, families must OPT IN to have their children at PS10 safely COVID tested periodically. This free service uses the “short swab” and is easy, quick and safe. The more people who consent to testing, the better our chances of detecting any cases early and keeping the whole community safe.

     

    You can learn more about COVID testing in schools here.

     

    You can consent to covid testing by filling out an online form through your New York City Schools Account (NYSCA). Just log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears, click “Consent Forms.” Or you can fill out the attached PDF form below (in English and Spanish - other languages available at the link above) and put the signed form in your child’s yellow folder.

     

    If you’d like to get your child tested outside of school hours, there are many free testing sites in Brooklyn that you can find here. There are also services that will come to your home and test you for free. If you’re willing to pay for convenience, you can buy home test kits at CVS. So many options to stay safe!

     

    Thank you for all you are doing to protect our students, staff, and faculty - and to keep our schools open. We’re all in this together! 




    CÓMO OPTAR A LAS PRUEBAS COVIDAS 

     

    Este año escolar, las familias deben OPTAR PARA que sus hijos se sometan a pruebas COVID de forma segura periódicamente. Este servicio gratuito utiliza el "hisopo corto" y es fácil, rápido y seguro. Cuantas más personas consientan en las pruebas, mayores serán nuestras posibilidades de detectar cualquier caso temprano y mantener a toda la comunidad a salvo.

     

    Puede obtener más información sobre las pruebas COVID en las escuelas aquí.

     

    Puede dar su consentimiento para la prueba completando un formulario en línea a través de su cuenta de las escuelas de la ciudad de Nueva York (NYSCA). Simplemente inicie sesión, haga clic en el nombre de su estudiante, haga clic en "Administrar cuenta" y luego, cuando aparezca un menú desplegable, haga clic en "Formularios de consentimiento". O puede completar el formulario PDF adjunto (en inglés y español; otros idiomas disponibles en el enlace de arriba) y poner el formulario firmado en la carpeta amarilla de su hijo.

     

    Si desea que su hijo sea examinado fuera del horario escolar, hay muchos sitios de exámenes gratuitos en Brooklyn que puede encontrar aquí. También hay servicios que llegarán a tu casa y te pondrán a prueba gratis. Si está dispuesto a pagar por conveniencia, puede comprar kits de prueba caseros en CVS. ¡Tantas opciones para mantenerse a salvo!

     

    Gracias por todo lo que está haciendo para proteger a nuestros estudiantes, personal y profesores, y para mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas. ¡Estamos todos juntos en esto!

     

     

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to grade level supervisors, parent coordinators, members of the PTA, and or Ms. Scott. Information can also be obtained by contacting the PS10 main office at (718) 965-1190 ext - 0. 

     

    Best, 

    PS10 Administration

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • PS 10 Ventilation

    The PS 10 School Building was designed with systems in place to create airflow. Our building has an exhaust system that moves outside air into the building and pulls existing air out. Fresh air is pulled in through windows, and existing air exits through vents in classrooms and many other areas of the building. These vents are located in the cafeteria and auditorium as well. The DOE recommends that windows be opened at least 3” in each classroom to help facilitate airflow. With windows open and the school building ventilation system working together, teachers can safely close classroom doors if necessary. 

     

    Anemometers are used by custodial staff to assess the airflow in each room, to make sure air is drawn adequately out of each room. Classroom vents are clear of items that may obstruct the airflow. A few classrooms that do not have these vents have had special fans installed in the windows to create continuous airflow that is pulled into the exhaust system through myriad other vents

     

    We are incredibly fortunate to have a system like this in our building. It was put in after flu and tuberculosis epidemics swept through Brooklyn for the express purpose of mitigating viral epidemics and is still one of the most effective ways to keep viruses from spreading. Every classroom now has two air purifiers, one provided by the PTA  (Thank you again, PTA!!!) and the other by the DOE for both K-280 and PS10. Having the exhaust system coupled with air filtration systems is a very powerful combination and one that few other schools have. 

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Letter from Superintendent Skop

    Good evening families,

    Please view the attached letters from Superintendent Skop's letter supporting our Asian communities.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • ELA and Math Exams

    Dear families of students in grades 3, 4 & 5,
     
    In a typical year, New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams and the Grades 4  Science exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. 
     

    Assessments will be administered in-person ONLY to students who would like to participate. If you would like your student to participate in this year’s State exam, you MUST REACH OUT DIRECTLY TO gnusser@ps10.org in order to opt-in to take the ELA and Math exams.  The deadline to opt-in for the ELA is Thursday, April 15th, 2021 in order to ensure that the school can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all our students.  (You can also indicate if your child will be taking the NYS Math and 4th Grade Science exams at this time.)

     

    Please note that this information is updated from what was relayed during our testing information meeting.  Previously, only remote families were to reach out to opt-in; now ANY STUDENT who will be taking the exams must contact the school.  You do not need to contact us if your child WILL NOT be testing.  If a school does not receive the request to test, your child will not participate in the exams.  

     

    Students will not be penalized for not taking a State exam.

     

    If you are a remote family who already filled out the Google form that was shared previously, we already have recorded your response and you need not reach out again.

     

    The linked 2021 Student Participation Guide includes helpful information to help answer questions about this spring’s tests in Grades 3-8. 

     

    The NYS ELA and Mathematics exams are normally administered in two separate sessions over a two-day period. This year, all schools will administer only Session 1. This session includes only the multiple-choice items and will be administered on any day(s) within the following testing windows:

    • ELA: April 19–29, 2021
    • Mathematics: May 3–14, 2021

    For 4th grade students, only the one-day, written portion of the Science exams will be administered within the following window:

    • Science: June 7–11, 2021

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Zoom Protocols and Expectations

    Good afternoon families,

    Please read the information attached below regarding Zoom protocol and expectations.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child's teacher and/or grade supervisor.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Message to Families on 5-Day Scheduling

    Good Evening P.S. 10 families,

    As you are well aware, this has indeed been a year like no other.  We would first like to thank our staff for their tireless dedication in bringing some sense of normality to our students’ lives despite ever-changing protocols and guidelines.  We also understand that for our families, each of you is dealing with these constantly changing expectations that are unique to your situations, and we thank you for your flexibility and understanding.  

    With that in mind, we wanted to share with you where we currently are in terms of moving to a 5-day schedule by adopting the CDC recommendation of 3-feet social distancing.  In partnership with teachers, PS 10 administrators have been working on contingency plans for opening up additional classrooms to 5-day programs.  We were able to do so with our kindergarten classes. When we got the news that the city would be opening up an additional remote to blended learning window, we paused our plan for first grade. 

    While current guidelines recommend 3-feet between students, please note that between students to adults, adults to adults, and students with masks down for eating, the 6-feet guidelines will apply. To adhere to safety measures that include protocols for teachers and students eating lunch, we need to create a strategic plan that incorporates safe protocols for lunch.  We also need to rethink our cluster and related service schedules since these classes are mainly offered to children on their at-home remote days.

    Please be aware that initiatives may look different depending on the classroom makeup, the number of students in cohorts, the physical classroom space available and the number of students returning from remote learning platforms on specific grade levels. 

    Any transitions that we make are part of a process based on each class’s situation and are ultimately determined with our students’ and staff’s safety in mind. We are  in the process of creating an updated room occupancy plan for every class on all grades. We will be  adjusting our numbers to include students who requested to return from remote to blended learning. We are also waiting for additional guidance from the DOE and our Building Response Team on occupancy based on the 3 feet social distancing recommendation.  We are hoping to begin implementing the 5 day initiative for all grades soon (possibly beginning the week of April 26.) We will keep you updated. 

    We thank you for your patience and again for your support as we ensure that our students are getting the optimal learning experience for the remaining months of this challenging school year.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please reach out to an administrator.

    Sincerely,

    The PS 10 Administrative Team




    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: PS 10 Transition to a 5 Day Schedule

    Good afternoon PS 10 Families,

    We are excited to announce that we are nearing the completion of a plan for five days of instruction. This means that we will be able to invite all of our hybrid students grades 1-5 into the school building for five days of in-person instruction. This plan will include our incoming remote students who recently requested to move from fully remote to hybrid cohorts. 

    To do this, we need students who were scheduled to attend in person on Monday, April 26th (B cohort) to engage in remote asynchronous instruction. Our staff will use this day to prepare classrooms, organize additional furniture, and review safety protocols for in-class and outdoor activities, including lunch. The administration will share more information at the next PTA meeting, scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm. We anticipate that we will be able to begin the five-day schedule beginning Friday, April 30th. We appreciate your support with this transition.

    PS 10 Administration

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Five Day Transition Town Hall Presentation

    Good evening families,

    Please see our Five Day Transition Presentation that was shared at our Town Hall from Wednesday evening here.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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What is Family Giving?

   

PS10 Family Giving is a pledge drive of the PTA to help supplement the school’s budget.

By making a donation of any size you will help ensure that PS 10 continues to provide a well-rounded education for our children.

The PTA spends $300 per child. Whether you give $10 or $5,000, every dollar goes a long way. Please consider making a recurring monthly donation. 

WE LOVE OUR DIVERSE PS 10 COMMUNITY AND APPRECIATE A DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT!

  

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You can reach out to the office staff of P.S.10 at (718) 965-1190
  
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To reach Pre-K 280, please call
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