Daily Announcements


 
We are pleased to announce the start of our afterschool sports and arts enrichment program that will allow our students to take part in various activities throughout the year.  It is our goal that students in our afterschool program will discover the lifelong enjoyment and wonder inherent in arts, physical activity, and other creative expression.  Clubs will meet either on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays OR Thursdays and Fridays only, from 2:30pm-3:30pm.  Parents will receive a notice regarding which club their child will participate in based on the permission slips that were returned last week.   
 Clubs begin on Wed., Oct. 8 OR on Thurs., Oct. 9; and end on May 8, 2015. Clubs are open to all students in grades 2-5. Please note that students will have the opportunity to switch clubs in December and again in February (with the exception of Musical Theater, which will remain together to prepare for performances, and which will continue meeting through May 22, 2015).
Here is a list of the clubs for our first cycle which will continue from October 8th or 9th – November 21st.  If you have any questions please contact Assistant Principal Rebecca Odessey, 718-294-1134. 
CLUB
DESCRIPTION
Culture Club
Children will "travel" around the world via technology and multimedia sources, as well as cook and prepare food from various cultures (Ms. Bianchimano & Ms. Gill)
Gr. 2-5; Thursday and Friday
Garden Gang
The set-up, care, and maintenance of our school community garden and greenhouse. (Ms. Barraclough, Ms. Bliffeld)
Gr. 2-5;
Thursday and Friday
Girls Sports Club
Girls will practice team sports and learn the value of working together. (Ms. McCarl)
Gr. 2-5; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Boys Sports Club
Boys will practice team sports and learn the value of working together.  (Mr. Larkin, Mr. Uzzo, Mr. Crawford) 
Gr. 2-5; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Leadership Club
The club goal is to develop leaders who always do their best and help those around them. Club members will learn how to help others develop solutions to problems, and work in teams to decorate the school with the 3Rs! (Ms. Rodriguez)
Gr. 3-5; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Music Club
We will be singing, playing instruments, playing musical games, and doing movement activities. (Ms. Beaumont & Ms. Purjes)
Gr. 2-3;
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Musical Theater
Students will learn about the art of acting and musical interpretation leading to a culminating performance on stage. (Dr. Camacho & Mr. Pellerin)
Gr. 2-5;
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Running Club
Students will learn about running and healthy lifestyles, and train to compete in a 5K race! (Ms. Griffiths & Ms. O’Sullivan)
 Gr. 4-5; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Technology
Students will learn to use different instructional apps to enhance learning and support instructional goals in the classroom. (Mr. Dallas)
Gr. 2-5; Thursday and Friday
Visual Arts Club
Printmaking: Social-'Awareness' T-shirts; Video: Collage animation; Murals (Ms. Kourkoulis & Ms. Turner)
Gr. 3-5; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
 
 
 
Nicole A. Tiné
Principal
PS 396
718-294-1134
718-294-2013 (fx)

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 31
Halloween
Happy Halloween!
It is our school spirit day!
This month we are going to
wear orange and black.
Tuesday, November 4
Chancellor's Professional Development Day
School Closed for Students

Professional Development Day for teachers
Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day
School is closed
Thursday, November 13
Parent Teacher Conferences
1:00pm - 3:00pm 

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 20
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. 

Weather

Today, 10/22/2014
High: 61 Low: 54
Rain showers
71% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/23/2014
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Rain
86% chance of precipitation.