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Cornell Cooperative Ext.
Free Nutrition Series
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 8:30am

Free CPR Training
hosted by FDNY
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 9am

Institute of Community Living
Stress Management Parent Presentation
Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 8:30am

Dates to remember:

New York State English Language Arts Assessment

April 5-7, 2016 (grades 3-5)

New York State Math Assessment

April 13-15, 2016 (grades 3-5)

Field Day (Pre-K - 2) May 25, 2016

Field Day (3 - 5) May, 26, 2016

Carnival May 27, 2016

Multicultural Day Celebration June 02, 2016

Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony June 23, 2016

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony June 22, 2016

5th Grade Graduation Ceremony June 20, 2016



Cell Phone Policy

Dear Parents/Families,

As you may or may not be aware, the Mayor and Chancellor have changed the official policy on cell phones in schools.  As part of this new policy, the DOE has directed schools to set forth their own policy as to when and where cell phones and other personal electronic devices may or may not be used during the school day.

In Effect as of Monday, March 16, 2015:

Cell phones are for emergency use only.  An emergency constitutes the need for medical. Police or fire department intervention.

Phones should not be seen or heard in school.  This includes timers, alarms and any other electronic noise.

Field trip use of electronic devices will be based on teacher/administration discretion.

PS 279 and the DOE are not responsible for lost or damaged phones or other electronic devices.  They are brought to school at the risk of the owner.

Students will not be permitted to use phones or other electronic devices during lunch, recess or when using the restrooms.

Electronic devices can be used during the school day or during after-school activities only when directly supervised by a school staff member.

Confiscation and return of electronic devices

Students using a cell phone or other electronic devices in violation of the above stipulations are subject to:

First Offense:                        Confiscation of item and return at the end of school day.

Second Offense:                  Confiscation of item and return following parent / guardian conference to be scheduled no earlier than one week from the date of confiscation.

Third Offense:                      Revocation of privilege to bring any electronic device to school for the reminder of the school year.

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School Events

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P.S. 279 is collecting BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 4
Trip Kraft with 4-207 & 4-218
Brooklyn Golf Center
Thursday, May 5
Trip Kraft with A224 & 4-216
Brooklyn Golf Center
Trip Rawleigh with Swim Program Participants
Brownsville Recreation Center
Friday, May 6
Trip Barnett with 105B and individual students
I S 14
Trip Kalb with 2-A227
Brooklyn Golf Center
Trip Kogan with 2-A219 & 2-A225
Brooklyn Golf Center
Trip Kogan with 4th Grade & A224
Multiplex Cinemas
Trip Kraft with 5th Grade
Strike 10 Lanes


Today, 5/4/2016
High: 57 Low: 49
Chance rain
38% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/5/2016
High: 59 Low: 51
Chance rain showers
35% chance of precipitation.