Daily Announcements

Dear Parents & Staff,

It is truly hard to believe we are here at the end of another incredibly busy school year.  I am so proud to be able to serve the wonderful students here and the entire PS 396 community.  I want to thank the teachers, staff and parents for all they have done this year to make PS 396 the nurturing, caring, and academically challenging school that it is. The students have worked extremely hard and I couldn’t be more proud!

The end of the school year always seems to arrive so quickly. The thoughts of summer parties, travel, and outside activities sometimes can distract us from what is most important. Please continue to encourage your children to read throughout the summer to keep their mental muscles strong, twenty – thirty minutes every day will give them a chance to get out of the sun for a bit.

I want to say a special thank you to all our parents on our School Leadership Team and those that attend our Parent Association Meetings. Thank you for your support!  You have helped make a difference in the lives of our students!

I would also like to extend a special thank you to our Teachers for organizing some excellent afterschool enrichment programs, great community activities and providing those special events that we love so much!  They have done an amazing job!

And so the 2015-2016 academic year comes to an end as ever, it is the nature of city schools that we will be saying goodbye to a number of staff and students, and this is always a very sad moment for us. We would like to take this opportunity to wish those students and families leaving us this year all the best in their new schools and homes.  We know you will continue to be successful.  Many of the teachers who are leaving have made a profound contribution to the school and we will really miss them; thank you for the energy and effort you have given our children, and how you have each individually been a part of the PS 396 story. I will write again at the end of summer vacation and introduce you to all the new teachers who are joining us – I am delighted to say that we have recruited a truly excellent group of experienced colleagues who I believe will play an equally crucial part as we move on to our next school year.

I extend my grateful thanks to the entire PS 396 community for the way you continue to support us, our teachers and our students. I also wish you all an excellent summer, wherever you may be, and I look forward to many more years ahead.

With very best wishes,

 Nicole A. Tiné


This summer many of our students are participating in our Summer Enrichment Program located at PS/MS 15, 2195 Andrews Ave North which runs Monday-thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm, beginning Monday, July 11th and ending Thursday, August 4th

Please note that PS 396 is offically closed for the summer, however, we will return on August 29th for student registration.

Best Wishes,

Nicole A. Tiné, Principal, Rebecca Odessey & Theresa Costello, Assistant Principals


PS 396 Video "Service Theme Reflection"

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Service Theme Reflection.mp4
PS 396 Music Video "Whole Body - Listening"

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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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