Principal's Update


Dear Parent/Guardian,


Fall weather and the beauty of autumn leaves are upon us, it is my hope that your children have settled into a new school year as September was a very busy month for us at P.S. 216!  The children have come so far in the last few weeks.  It is my pleasure to announce that every class has created a “mission statement”.  This mission statement establishes how class communities will learn together and seek excellence while supporting one another as they persevere through challenges.  As you may already know, we are entering our 4th year of being a “Leader In Me” school.  We are looking forward to deepening our work in inspiring greatness; one child at a time!


By now students have begun to get into routines at school and home.  Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for going the extra mile to make sure children brought in all supplies and tools to succeed. One important way to support children on the path to success is to help them to be organized and prepared for it.  Setting aside a specific time and place for homework, having tools handy, helping them to review work/notices in their folders and packing it all up at night are all ways to help them to be ready to learn!  It is also a great way to reinforce Habit #1: Be Proactive.


I would like to thank our wonderful families for their cooperation during morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal. Staff members and I have been directing a steady flow of traffic creating a quicker system to drop off arriving children on East 1st Street.  In order to make this process even smoother, I ask that if you would like to walk your child to the door that you safely park your car away from the entrance.  We have created an area to stop and drop quickly and safely at the curb in front of the door.  If you would like to “Stop, Drop and Go”, please have your child ready to exit the car once it has stopped.  We are happy to assist each child to arrive at school safely and on time.


Just a few reminders:

*We would like to remind you of our school uniform policy.  We have found that school uniforms help set a serious tone in our building.  Back by popular demand, Fridays have been designated as “Dress Down Fridays” and we will have additional “Theme” days as we did last year.

*Please do not address teachers with concerns at dismissal.  For the safety of all children, the teachers must be attentive to their classes.  Talking to parents will take the teacher’s focus away from the children.  Please send a note so that an appointment can be scheduled with your child’s teacher.  Your cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated.

                               Please check our website, often!


I look forward to seeing all of you at the many events that have been planned in the coming weeks!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Mallory Figueroa, if you have any questions.  I am confident that the school year is off to a great start because P.S. 216 is a great place to learn and grow!



Donna Neglia


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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Scholastic Book Fair

Calling All Volunteers!!!

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P.S. 216's School Memories

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School Highlights


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  • Lunchroom

    Cornell Nutrition Parent Workshops

    Come Join the Fun!
    There are 8-10 Workshops
    You will prepare nutritious and delicious recipes, and taste new foods.
    Those who come to at least 6-8 sessions will receive a certificate from Cornell University Cooperative Extension!

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  • Lobby

    Food Drive Collection

    Please see attached. 

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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    We will we holding a Scholastic book fair during this week. The children will have the opportunity to purchase books and novelties during their lunch period. Books start from 5.00 and up (PLUS TAX) and novelties start a 2.00 (PLUS TAX).  We need volunteers! Sign up to help on our website. 

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  • Cafeteria

    English Classes for Parents

    Classes will be held every Wednesday and Monday from 8:30-10:50. 

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  • Brooklyn Studio Open House 4th & 5th Grade Students

    Tour the school and see what they have to offer!

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  • Half Day

    Half Day today for all students

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  • Parent Teacher Conference

    Schedule will be updated soon. 

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  • Cafeteria

    English classes for parents

    Classes will be held every Wednesday and Monday from 8:30-10:50. 

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