News & Announcements

  • Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween from Team Incredible!

     

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  • More from Character Day!

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  • Character Day!

    We had a wonderful Character Day at PS139! 

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  • Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022

    Kindergarten Registration is underway for the 2021-2022 school year!

    This year everything with go through a new system called Operoo.

    The school will needs a valid email address or cell phone number in order to use the Operoo system.

    You don’t need to do anything else until you receive an email invitation from P.S. 139 asking you to sign up for your Operoo account. After that, you’ll receive notifications whenever there is an electronic form to complete or a backpack letter to view for P.S. 139.

    For more info, view the Letter that was sent to incoming Kindergarten families HERE.

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  • Announcing the PS 139 College Scholarship!

    The Parent Association of PS 139 is starting an annual $1,000 college scholarship! All college-bound High School Seniors or current college students who are former students of PS 139 are eligible to apply. View/Download the application below. Deadline is May 7. Spread the word to any great candidates you may know!

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  • PS 139 Virtual School Tours!

    Interested in applying to PS 139 for the 2021-2022 School Year?

    Join us for a Tuesday Tour of the Early Childhood Program at PS 139. Meet our leadership team. See our faculty in action. Hear from students. Learn about our curriculum, school culture & values. Hosted by Principal Mary McDonald and AP Maggie Moon via ZOOM.

    Tuesdays: January 12, 19 & 26 at 5:00pm

    Interpretation available by request!  Questions? Email Parent Coordinator Megan Demarkis at mdemarkis@ps139.org.

    https://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/81541048587

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  • Composting in the School Garden Is Back!

    The Garden Committee is excited to announce the restart of compost collection! You can drop your green scraps for composting in our garden’s 3 bin composter on Saturdays between 10 am – 2pm.  The drop-off bins are located in the area near the Garden Shed by Door ‘C’ on Rugby Road.
     
    What Can I Compost?
    –All uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps
    –Eggshells
    –Coffee and Tea filters & grinds
    –NO Bags please!
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  • 2020 PB RESULTS – HERE ARE THE WINNING PROJECTS

    Thank you to the 502 parents, students, teachers, and staff who voted in participatory budgeting (PB) this year! Everything is a bit harder during COVID, so we appreciate you showing up to make your voice heard.

    The PA is committing now to include the top four projects in its budget for next year:

    • Free Food Pantry
    • Race & Equity Library
    • Lego Building Club
    • Student Green Team

    We will reassess with the school administration later in the summer to determine if we can fund additional projects, once we know more about the school budget and the school reopening plans. If you’re able to, please donate to the Parent Association, to help us fund school and family needs during these uncertain times. 

    The full vote results are below, and you can read more about all of the projects here.

    Special thank you to Megan Jonynas, Megan Demarkis, Irene Varon, and Principal McDonald for supporting PB and embracing democracy at PS 139! And thank you to the team of parent volunteers who helped develop the projects and engage families – Josh Lerner, Itzy Garay, Haymme Marin, Maria Duran, and the amazing school language liaisons!

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  • Participatory Budgeting 2020- VOTE NOW

    Dear PS 139 families,

    We hope you are safe and healthy. It’s a difficult time to be a parent, during the dual pandemics of coronavirus and police violence. Black lives matter and black students matter. We stand with black families, and the Parent Association is still here to support all of you. 

    We want the city budget to address the greatest community needs, and we want the same for our school budget. So we’re asking all PS 139 families to help decide how we spend our money. The Parent Association and Principal McDonald are committing $15,000 to projects that support PS 139 kids and families, and we want you to decide what we fund, through participatory budgeting. 

    Students, parents, staff, and teachers developed 12 amazing proposals for the PS 139 community – to provide food, language support, clubs, and activities for kids and families. You decide which ones to fund! 

    PLEASE VOTE HERE by June 19. The Parent Association will fund the projects with the most votes, at least $15,000. Each student, staff member, and teacher can vote once, and each family gets one vote per child at the school. Choose your top 4 projects.

    If you’re able to, you can also donate to the Parent Association, to help fund these projects. We know many families are not able to donate. If you can donate, the funds will support PS 139 families.

    **Also, save the date for a virtual PA general meeting June 17th at 8pm to learn more about school plans and share your ideas. More details to come soon. 

    Thank You!

    The PS 139 Parent Association

    Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Parent Association of PS 139 is a tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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  • Remote Learning – Resources for PS 139 Families

    2020-2021 School Year Updates from the DOE website

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020

    Helpful Remote Learning Links from the DOE:
    In-Person Tech Help for iPADs

    Monday-Friday, 12:00-1:30pm
    PS 139’s Technology Coordinator, Frank Sinagra, is now available to help with iPAD issues in person during his daily office hours for families. Email Megan Demarkis at mdemarkis@ps139.org to make an appointment during this time.  Walk-in help can also be provided if time and space allow, but appointments are preferred.  Families who need more advanced DOE tech support can call 718-935-5100 or complete a Tech Support Ticket for Families. Staff can also complete a ticket for a family. DOE iPAD settings and updates can be found here: Setting up your iPAD

    Volunteer Parent Tech Help TEXT Line

    Send a text to 718-673-2430 a member of the multi-lingual volunteer tech team will contact you.

    Grab and Go Meals

    The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children. Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children
    Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city including PS 139.
    Use the site lookup tool to find all locations:
    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals

    District 22 Resources Page

    District 22 has an ongoing list of resources & links that they are updating daily for assistance in student log on, remote learning portal, free wifi, google classroom, mental health/social health services & more. Click HERE.

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Arrival & Dismissal Locations

Early Arrivals:  7:30am-7:50am  (Cafeteria)

Morning Line-up: 7:50am-8:10am

  • Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the Argyle Yard  

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1 in the Cafeteria  (enter through Exit C)

  • Pre-K in classrooms (Rm 113 and Rm 115) (enter through Exit D)

Dismissal: Dismissal begins 2:25PM FOR:  1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th and 5th Grade (Argyle Road-School yard)

  • Kindergarten ( Exit D-near Cortelyou Playground) at  2:25pm

  • Pre-K in classrooms (Rm 113 and Rm 115) near Rugby Rd. at 2;20pm

  • Grade 1 (Exit C) inclement weather ONLY

  • Grades 2 & 3 (Exit B) inclement weather ONLY

  • Grades 4  & 5 (Exit A) inclement weather ONLY