Important News

  • Pre-Registration is open for PRE-K

    Pre-K Admissions Overview

    In free,  full-day, high-quality pre-K, children  are in a safe learning environment with opportunities to participate in engaging activities and interact with other children and teaching staff. Studies show that early childhood education improves performance throughout a child’s school experience. Learn more about how your child benefits from Pre-K for All.

    Who can apply to pre-K?

    • Families with children born in 2014
    • New York City residents
    • Students who move to NYC during the admissions process Get More Information >
    • Students with disabilities Get More Information >
    • Students whose home language is a language other than English. No program may deny admission, registration, or enrollment to a student based on the student’s fluency or perceived fluency in English.
    • Students in Temporary Housing can apply to pre-K even if their housing situation is uncertain. They do not need paperwork to apply to schools, accept an offer, or enroll in a school.

    Pre-K resources are available in ten languages:

    Español  |  中文  |  বাংলা  |  Русский  |  العربية  |  اردو  |  Kreyòl Ayisyen  |  한국어  |  Français


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  • 5th Grade Senior Dues

    Here you will find the packet that went home sent by the PTA about 5th senior dues. 

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  • School Remind

    We only have about 180 parents signed up for our school's remind app, which means there is about 500 parents who are still not signed up. Here you will receive important information on school events and other activities! Please see attached for steps on how to sign up. Remind can be a very useful tool.  

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  • New Morning Arrival location

    Hello Parents and Guardians,

    We wanted to inform you about the new location for the morning arrival. The old location was at the side door on West Street. The new location will be the side door on East 1st. This will enable parents who drive to have a drop and go, which will also ease traffic in the area.  

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  • Please Look Below to Fill Out the Lunch Form Before School!

    Filling out the lunch form online before school starts will make the lunch process easier. This way if possible, you can avoid bills in error or know if you need to pay. 

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P.S. 216

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Respect For All Week will take place during the week of February 12 - 15, 2018 with our early kick-off on Friday, February 9th.  Each day of the week starting on February 12th we encourage students to wear a designated color to school representing a positive characteristic that they can model that day.

Monday, 2/12/18 each staff/child will wear RAINBOW COLORS to represent DIVERSITYAt P.S. 216 our students come from all over the world representing over 15 different countries!

Tuesday, 2/13/18 each staff/child will wear GREEN to represent HONESTY.  One action to show honesty is to be trustworthy.  Great leaders do their best even when nobody is watching.

Wednesday, 2/14/17 each staff/child will wear RED or PINK to represent COMPASSIONLet’s make sure to show each other that we care.  Be considerate and thoughtful of others.  Take time to listen to one another.

Thursday, 2/15/17 PAJAMA DAY

We will be wearing pajamas to help us to remember to FOLLOW OUR DREAMS.  When we respect ourselves, we believe in ourselves and always reach for the stars!

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and for your help in this initiative.

Additional Respect For All Activities

On February 8th the book, “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud will be read to all students.  The purpose is to help children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation and respect.  The book explains to children that we all carry an invisible “bucket” in which we keep our feelings.  When our buckets are full, we are happy, when they are empty, we are sad.

P.S. 216 has designated February 9th as “No Child Eats Alone Day”.   Activities at lunch and recess will be centered on building inclusive relationships for all students. 

Please help us kick off Respect for All Week by wearing our school shirt and/or school colors on Friday, February 9th.
Please stress the importance of treating others kindly and respectfully in all that they do.  Together we can stop bullying from occurring by teaching children how hurtful words and actions can be.

Together we can guide our children towards making the world a better place to live!


Donna Neglia                                                                                     


Free Civics Class for Green Card Holders!

Free School Lunch For Everyone!

(Click picture for more information and to see the school food menu) 

Please Fill Out Lunch Forms Here.

Although school food is free for everyone, we still need you to fill out the lunch form!!!

It is an important portion of our school funding 


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P.S. 216's School Memories

School Highlights


If you are new to this school and would you like to register your child, please print and fill out these papers before your appointment.

 Registration forms (click here)

*You must call first for an appointment and this has to be your zoned school for admissions*


  • Winter Recess

    No School from February 16th through February 25th, children will return to school on the 26th. 

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  • Lunchroom

    English Language Classes for Parents

    Parents will learn how to speak English

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  • English Language Classes for Parents

    Parents will learn how to speak English with our weekly ESL classes.

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  • Lion King Rehearsals

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  • P.T.A Snack Sale

    The P.T.A will be having a snack sale during all lunch periods. All items will be sold for $1.00

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  • Lion King Rehearsals

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  • Silly Hat Day

    Children will have the opportunity to wear their silliest hat! Get creative and have fun! 

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  • Lunchroom

    English Language Classes for Parents

    Parents will learn how to speak English

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