PS35Q Respects for All!

  

In all NYC public schools, we always have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs and curriculum-based instruction. Schools also have the opportunity to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and engage students in meaningful lessons and/or other activities that focus on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation and/or bullying.

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Box-Out Bullying Assembly!

An intelligent and engaging assembly program that perfectly complements the concepts and strategies taught every day in school.

Box Out Bullying uses interactive live theater, audience participation, and proven effective anti-bullying techniques to capture the attention of all students. Your students are learning by seeing, listening, AND doing, which produces better results in message retention than using a video, a book, or lecturer. Students will laugh, cheer, and think! They will walk away with important tools and insight to be stand-up citizens and key players in ending bullying. Box Out Bullying is a comprehensive program which includes: a dynamic live theater performance, research-based curricula, and follow-up resource materials. This all combines to offer students, educators, and parents the tools they need to make their school safe and free from bullying.

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Mr. Rohan Murphy Visits PS35Q!

  

 

Mr. Murphy visited PS35Q and delivered a wonderful motivational speech to our community. That is right! NO EXCUSE!

"Rohan Murphy is a nationally recognized youth speaker that has spoken in over 40 states. Rohan, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Rohan Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA."

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Let's Celebrate Our Award-Winning Artists!

Upcoming Events

  • MPR

    Grade 1&2, After-School Homework Help, 2:20-4pm.

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  • Dancing Classrooms, Session #5.

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  • P.S. 38

    D-29 Principals Conference

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  • Consultation Meeting, 2:25-3:10pm

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  • Science Lab

    Wave of Action Club Meeting, 2:20-4pm.

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  • MPR

    Grade 1&2 After-School Homework Help, 2:20-4pm.

    PS35Q Nathaniel Woodhull School
  • Dancing Classrooms, Session #6.

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Principal's Message

  

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for visiting our school website. 

 As we have turned the corner on the halfway point in the school year, we look forward this week's Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please take time to visit with your child's teachers (both their classroom and their cluster teachers) this Thursday either during the afternoon session (12:30-2:30pm) or the evening session (4:30-7:30pm).  Please let your child speak to where s/he is flourishing and where s/he needs more support.  Ask lots of questions and learn strategies that you can implement at home to reinforce the learning taking place in the school.
 
Our 2nd to 5th Grade Saturday Academy under the leadership of Assistant Principal Andrea A. Belcher continues to flourish. As many as 108 students, our highest number yet, participated this past Saturday. They are picking up critical skills and strategies leading up to the April NYS ELA Exam and the May NYS Math Exam.
 
We are delighted to announce that we are launching our 4th Grade Ballroom Dancing Program this week.  Please mark on your calendar the Ballroom Dancing Culminating Event on Friday, June 7th at 9am.  You will be simply amazed, even tearful, to see what you child will have learned not only in terms of dance movements but more importantly, how to respectfully interact with the other gender and work as a team.
  
Our After School Spring Clubs Program launches on April 10th for our K-2 students.  Please make sure to submit your child's preference so that we can organize ourselves accordingly. The Clubs Culminating Events will take place immediately after school on Friday, May 3rd
 
Have your children been talking to you about our Positive Behavior program?  It is truly catching the hearts and minds of our staff and students. Every day we celebrate the three Bs:  Be reponsible! Be respectful! Be safe! Additionally, we are addressing and discouraging any bullying incidents this school year through counseling, consequences and consciousness-raising.  Moreover, we are encouraging all of our students to use, if anyone is bothering them, their W.I.T.s, i.e., to Walk away, to Ignore the other child and/or Tell an adult (teacher, assistant teacher, school assistant, safety agent, administrator, guidance counselor, any adult). Our goal for every child at P.S. 35 is to assure that s/he is able to first feel safe, then feel happy in order to be able to fully engage in the learning process.
 
It truly does "take a ‎village to raise a child" and in that spirit, administrators, teachers, parents and students alike have been asked to sign joint "contracts" committing each to the success of the child's learning and supporting their mastery of 21st Century Skills:  collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.
 
We always have a pressing need for parent volunteers not only to serve as field trip chaperones but to assist at arrival, breakfast, lunch recess, and dismissal. Please check with Parent Coordinator Linda Banks if you can volunteer your time during days off or if you're not working.

We are filled with optimism at the challenging work our teachers and students are embracing together each day.  As we pass the halfway mark on our school calendar, we are confident at the successful results our children are achieving.  

We give thanks for all of the incredible people in our school community who support our students' learning. Together, we are determined to create and maintain a safe and joyful learning environment allowing your child to excel each day in reading, writing, math, listening, speaking and working as part of a team.  Learning requires a safe and joyful environment! Learning is social!

We continue to celebrate, honor and encourage our students in various ways, particularly through certificates and celebrations for our Writers-of-the-Month, Students-of-the-Month, those with Perfect Attendance, Positive Calls home, our Golden Shoe Award (for teamwork), our Golden Clock Award (for good attendance), our Golden Broom Award (for classroom orderliness), our Positive Behavior Intervention  and Support framework, our monthly in-school Student Assemblies, even through monthly Birthday-with-the-Principal events.

Assistant Principals Andrea A. Belcher and Ryoji Mizutani, Parent Coordinator Linda Banks, teachers, staff, and I welcome your concerns and ideas on how to improve our school. This is your school. This is our school.  It takes a village!   Every person matters!

Again, thank you for your ongoing support and for choosing P.S. 35. 

Gratefully,

Mark Dempsey, Principal