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

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216 sends home frequent robo calls throughout the school year, if you do not receive them, your phone number may be outdated or incorrect.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.



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


Willy Wonka Tickets

 Willy Wonka Tickets go on sale soon!

Willy Wonka Playbill Design

Tickets will be sold first during our community day and then open up to the public on that Monday. Please check school calendar for dates! 


For the Willy Wonka Shirt Form (Cast and Crew Only) , please click here.   Willy Wonka Shirts 2020

Free School Lunch For Everyone!


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

Lunch 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.

 Income Form

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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*




  • Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

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  • No Saturday Academy

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  • Lunchroom

    English Class for Parents

    Attend our English classes for P.S. 216 parents/guardians & Family. 

    Every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 

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  • Chit Chat with the Parent Coordinator

    Do you have a topic of interest or just want to stop in and chat

    Open to any school related topics in a group setting.

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  • P.T.A Meeting

    P.S. 216 will be having our monthly P.T.A meeting, followed by our awards ceremony. 

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  • Lunchroom

    English Class for Parents

    Attend our English classes for P.S. 216 parents/guardians & Family. 

    Every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 

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  • Flu and Germ Prevention

    In this workshop, we will learn simple techniques on how to prevent getting sick.

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  • Saturday Academy

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Shape Up NYC

 Shape up NYC, free dance fitness Mondays 10:15 a.m. Starts 10/28/2019 at the library on ave X, 11223  



Low Cost Internet!

 Low Cost Internet 

Free High School Equivalency Classes

 (Click the Picture for Link)earn your high school diploma for more information please visit 

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