Important News

  • 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,

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 3rd  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!

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

Job Opportunity


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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Pennies for Patients Goal


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*


  • S.L.T Meeting

    Our monthly SLT meeting will be held today in room 111.

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  • Lunchroom

    English Language Classes for Parents

    Parents will learn how to speak English

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  • P.T.A. Meeting

    The P.T.A. will hold their monthly general meeting. We will also have our leader of the month presentation. 

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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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  • P.T.A Sundae Sale

    For the first time, the P.T.A. will be holding an ice cream Sundae sale!!! During the children's lunch period, the children will have the opportunity to purchase a scoop of ice cream and choose their toppings. The scoops will cost 2 dollars. 

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  • Winter Break

    The children will be on winter break. The children return on the 2nd of January. 

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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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  • English Language Classes for Parents

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

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