Daily Announcements

December 17, 2014

Dear parent or guardian:

The safety and well-being of every child at our school remains our highest priority.  To this end, we are sending you this notice pertaining to the safety of our students.

Today, there was a fire on West Burnside and University Avenues that engulfed a strip of stores.  Due to the strong smell of smoke in the area it was deemed best to re-locate our students to another school.  The students of PS 396 were walked over to PS 226; MS 390 and PS 10 students were walked to PS/MS 15.  All students were accommodated at the re-location sites with lunch.

Students who are normally bussed to and from school were picked up at their re-location sites at dismissal.  Students who walk to school were walked back to school to meet parents.

We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at: (718) 294-1134.


Nicole A. Tiné


17 de diciembre del 2014

Estimados padres/tutores:

Nuestra prioridad primera es la seguridad de cada niño en la escuela. Así que se los envío esta noticia que trata de la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes.

Había un fuego hoy adentro de unas tiendas en Burnside Av y University Av. Debido al olor fuerte de humo, las autoridades nos dijeron a trasladar nuestros estudiantes a otra escuela. Los estudiantes de 396 caminaron at PS 226; los estudiantes de MS  390 y PS 10 caminaron a PS/MS 15. Todos los estudiantes almorzaron en su sitio donde trasladaron.

Los estudiantes que toman el autobús recibieron transporte por autobús en el sitio donde trasladaron. Los estudiantes que caminaron a la escuela regresaron a PS 396 en el tarde para la salida.

Se los aseguro que tomamos y tomaremos cada precaución para asegurar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal. Si tiene alguna pregunta favor de comunicarse al: 718-294-1134.


Nicole A. Tiné


relocation letter.pdf

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the year draws to a close let me take a moment to wish you all a joyous Holiday Season and a most prosperous and healthy New Year.  Whether you are busy putting the star on your Christmas tree, lighting your Kwanzaa Kinara, or sharing some Hanukkah gelt the holiday season is truly a special time of year.  It is a time to enjoy and celebrate with our loved ones.  It is a time for giving and receiving gifts and hugs from family and friends.  And for many of us, the holidays are a time for renewing long kept traditions- traditions that endure year after year. 

This holiday season I have the pleasure of participating in some wonderful traditions here with the PS 396 family including our 4th Annual Family Holiday Movie Night that was a Frozen success on Thursday, December 11th and our wonderful Winter Holiday Concert series and Art Exhibition that took place on Tuesday, December 16th featuring performances from students grades 4-5 and our Musical Theater Club and Friday, December 19th featuring performances from students grades preK-3.  The students have been preparing for weeks so I hope you were able to join us!

Please note that there are afterschool clubs this week however, ALL students in grades preK – 5 will be dismissed promptly at 2:20pm both Monday and Tuesday of next week.   School will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 through Friday, January 2nd, 2015 for Winter Recess.  School will re-open on Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. sharp.  Each teacher has prepared a homework packet that your child will be responsible for completing along with 20-30 minutes of independent reading each day.


Ms. Nicole A. Tiné

Winter Concert Series and Art Exhibition-

December 16th 9am in the Auditorium Concert #1

(Grades 4,5, and MTC perform)

December 19th 9am in the Auditorium Concert #2

(Grades Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd perform)

Don't forget to RSVP to our FROZEN movie night this Thursday beginning at 4:30pm in our auditorium! 


Join us for a very special night!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Doors open at 4:30 pm in the Auditorium for a screening of Disney’s "FROZEN," followed by dinner.  Santa will make a special appearance with lots of surprises for students and parents alike.  The first 200 families will receive a free copy of the book “Frozen” to take home!

As our past events have been so well attended we must limit each family to two family members in addition to PS 396 students. We appreciate your understanding and are looking forward to seeing you. 


Nicole A. Tiné


Family holiday movie night 2014.pdf
P.S. 396 was awarded and recognized as a
2014 Respect For All School!

Check out our PS 396 Student of the Month "Flash Mob" Video! 
flash mob for web(1).m4v
Congratulations to our ASD Nest program!

Students and staff from our school are featured in videos on the NYU website, in celebration of their exemplary work. You can find the videos on the right-hand side of the following webpage: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/asdnest/

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Upcoming Events

Friday, December 19
School Spirit Day
It's Crazy Hat Day!
Winter Concert #2

Winter Concert Series
and Art Exhibition-

December 19th 9am
in the Auditorium Concert #2

rades Pre-k, K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd perform)

Wednesday, December 24
Winter Recess
Happy Holidays!

Students will return to school on Monday January 5, 2015.
Thu, Dec 25 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess
School Closed
Monday, January 5
Winter Recess Ends
Students Return to School


Today, 12/19/2014
High: 40 Low: 29
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/20/2014
High: 40 Low: 33
Partly sunny
14% chance of precipitation.