Reminders for the new school year! (Things to keep in mind)

Back to School Reminders


  • Breakfast starts promptly at 7:40 a.m., the side doors on East 1st street will not open before the time posted. Additionally, the side door closes at 8 a.m. sharp.


  • When dropping your child off for breakfast by car, please pull to the curb. Do not double park or stop in the middle of the street.


  • If you are dropping off an item to your child please make sure your child’s name and class are written on the items. If your child needs to receive the item right away, please inform security.


  • P.S. 216 sends home frequent robo calls throughout the school year, if you do not receive them, your phone number may be outdated or incorrect. Please visit Ms. Diane in the Main Office to update your phone number in ATS. Updating your number on the blue card will not update in our system.


  • When visiting our school please make sure you have a valid I.D to enter our building, no exceptions will be made. Examples of a valid I.D.: Drivers/Non Driver’s License, Passport, NYC ID Card.


  • If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday in their classroom, please schedule a time with the teacher.


  • When filling out the blue cards, please consider all adults (18 and over) that can possibly pick up your child in an emergency or if the child is sick. We will not release any child to an adult if they are not on the blue card.


  • If you plan on picking up your child early, please contact the teacher with a note/verbally, or call the main office to inform us in advanced, so your child can be ready. When picking your child up during their lunch period or if they are in a different class, it takes longer for them to get their belongings to leave if the staff is unware. Please plan accordingly.


  • Please do not drop off your child in the main lobby prior to the East 1 St. doors opening, children will not be allowed in the main lobby prior to 7:40 a.m. Children can ONLY enter through the main lobby after the side doors close at 8 a.m.


Free School Lunch For Everyone!


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

Please Fill Out Lunch Forms Here.

  • Families no longer need to fill out applications to qualify for free meal benefits.

  • You may be asked to complete a family income inquiry form to help schools receive funding.


Click the picture to visit the website.

Supply Lists

Pre-Kindergarten- Supply List 2019  

Kindergarten-  Supply List 2019

1st Grade-  Supply List 2019

2nd Grade-  Supply List 2019 

3rd Grade-  Supply List 2019

4th Grade-  Supply List 2019

5th Grade-   Supply List 2019 


Summer Homework

Pre-k going into Kindergarten- No Summer Homework

Kindergarten going in 1st  Click Here

1st going into 2nd  Click Click Here

2nd going into 3rd  Click Here

3rd going into 4th  Click Here

4th going into 5th  Click Here      

5th going into 6th- Please contact your middle school


School Notices



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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*




  • First Day of School

    (Partial school day for pre-kindergarten public school students)

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  • Wear Red, White & Blue

    Please join us in showing our school pride by wearing red, white and blue! 


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  • Back to School Family Night

    Please join us in a curriculum conference event. Meet  your child's teacher and the administration. 

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  • Dad's Take Your Child To School Day

    Please see flyer for more information

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  • School Spirit Day

    Please join us in showing our school pride by wearing school spirit wear! 

    Items can be purchased through the PTA. 

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  • Room 111

    Ready, Get Set & GO!

    Let's get ready for the new school year parent workshop in room 111.

    Learn how to tackle the busy school year,  stay organized, create personal emails, set up your child's My Student Account, explore the school website, join our remind and more! 

    Free giveaways, while supplies last.

    Please send back the tear off if you are planning to attend.

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  • Rosh Hashanah (Schools closed)

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  • School Spirit Day

    Please join us in showing our school pride by wearing school spirit wear! 

    Items can be purchased through the PTA. 

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P.T.A Questions?

If you have any questions/concerns for the following topics please contact the P.T.A


Picture Day


Pumpkin Patch

End of the year gifts



Uniforms/red ties


Statement on Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Ms. Figueroa to request assistance.

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