Daily Announcements

Beginning on Tuesday, April 14th and continuing until Thursday, April 16th, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking the New York State English Language Arts exam.  Math exams will follow for students in grade 3, 4 and 5 beginning on Wednesday, April 22nd and continuing until Friday, April 24th.

This testing is critical to your child’s promotion! Please assist us in taking the following steps: 

  1. Make sure your child gets at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
  2. Make sure your child is at school on time no later than 8:00 am each day.  Once the exams begin students that are late will NOT be allowed to take the exam and must wait in lower grade classrooms until testing is completed. 
  3. Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast each morning.  We encourage you to send your child to school at 8:00 am so that they can take advantage of our breakfast in the classroom program. 
  4. Discuss with your child the importance of the tests and try to boost their confidence letting them know that they can and will do a great job! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at: 718-294-1134.

As always I thank you for your ongoing support and assistance!  


Nicole A. Tiné


Recently, the New York City Schools Chancellor granted each school the authority to craft their own school-wide policy in regards to cell phones in school.  Our school leadership team has agreed that in order to maintain our students’ focus and limit distractions here at PS 396, we will continue to discourage students from brining cell phones to school.  If, however, you decide that you would like your child to bring a cell phone then the phone must remain in the child’s book bag until the end of the day at dismissal.  If a child is found using a cell phone during the school day, it will be confiscated and you will be notified.  The phone will only be returned to a parent or legal guardian directly. 

Additionally, please discuss with your child that expensive toys such as iPods, PSPs, Nintendo DSs, Gameboys and other hand-held electronic devices are inappropriate for school and should not be brought to school for any reason.  If such devices are being taken out during the school day, they can be confiscated and returned to the parent or legal guardian.  Finally, if your child brings any of these devices or a cell phone, the school is not liable for lost, broken or missing equipment. 

Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (718) 294-1134.

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! 
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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

Thursday, April 23
Prek non-attendance Day
PreK teachers will be at professional development so there will be no school for students in PreKindergarten. 

School will be in regular session for all other students grades K-5 with dismissal at 2:20pm. 
Friday, April 24
School Spirit Day
Rock Star Day!
Wednesday, May 13
End of Year Trip 5th Grade
Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
Memorial Day is observed.
School is closed.
Wednesday, May 27
MTC Performance: Willy Wonka

9 a.m. Auditorium


Today, 4/18/2015
High: 73 Low: 49
Mostly cloudy
17% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/19/2015
High: 62 Low: 46
Partly sunny
25% chance of precipitation.