A Message from the Principal

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The 2017-2018 Parent Surveys have been delivered to P.S. 216.  The results of this survey will be reported and counted in your school’s Progress Report next fall.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY.  It will take about five minutes to fill out.

P.S. 216 collected responses from over 88% of our parents last year.  Our goal is to collect over 90% this year!  We really appreciate your help in accomplishing this.  In addition, we aim to have a larger percentage of our parents taking the survey online.

Classroom teachers will be distributing the surveys at the Parent Teacher Conferences on March 15, 2018 with your child’s report card. There will be stations on every floor to help fill out the surveys (surveys are available in other languages if preferred by parents). The stations can be identified by green balloons. There will be a drop off box in cafeteria where you can also retrieve your raffle ticket.

If you would like to fill out the survey online, computers will be available for use in the main lobby as well.  If you prefer to access the online survey at home, you should print a receipt as proof of completion. Please have the student bring it into school the very next day.

We have created some special incentives to help us achieve this goal.

  • As a special thank you, all parents who participate in completing the survey will receive a special gift that night for their children (while supplies last).
  • The first three classes with 100% returned surveys will receive a pizza party.
  • In addition, every family that completes a survey will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win several prizes donated by the P.T.A. (one per family)

All raffle prizes can be found on our school website under the P.T.A page.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.  We look forward to your feedback!  If there are any questions about the Parent Survey, please contact Ms. Figueroa, Parent Coordinator at (718) 645-2862.

Yours truly,

Donna Neglia, Principal

Scholastic Book Fair May 2018


 (Calling all parents/guardians, we need help!!! Click the button below to volunteer)

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Free School Lunch For Everyone!

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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

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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*


  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Children will have the opportunity to purchase books during their lunch period. This year Scholastic introduced e-wallet. You can go online and pre-set a limit to which you want your kids to spend and send them in with the paper. The e-wallet card will have the amount you purchased and your child's name. This can be used and scanned to purchase books. 

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  • Memorial Day (schools closed)

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  • P.T.A General Meeting

    Election Meeting, please make sure you attend this meeting as we will elect our PTA board for the next school year. 

    Bring your ID with you. 

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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 Art Club

    The children who were accepted into the after school program will be working on props and set design for the Lion King production. 

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  • Lion King Tech Rehearsal

    Lion King Saturday Rehearsal 9-12

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  • Memorial Day (schools closed)

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  • School Spirit Day!

    Please wear your school spirit wear! School spirit wear can be purchased through the P.T.A. The order form can be found in the P.T.A page under P.T.A notices. 

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