Parents- Please come Join Us!
Brienza's Academic Advantage Parent Workshops
Wednesday, May 11th - Selecting Appropriate Reading Material and Strategies for Reading with Your Child.
Parents - Hope to see you there!
Mother's Day Plant Sale
Friday, May 6th.
Relay For Life
The following fundraisers are presently taking place for the
Relay For Life on June 18th, 2016.
Chocolate Kisses – students can guess how many kisses are in the bowl during their lunch time. Each guess is $1.00 . Winner receives the bowl of kisses.
Luminarias – Each luminaria is $5.00. Each Luminaria bag will be included in the evenings ceremony. Forms are available in the Main Office.
Spirit Week – May 31 -June 3rd - Bracelets and shirts will be for sale.
Cupcake for a Cure – Cupcake Friday on June 17th.
The P.S. 127 team has raised $624!
Please help support our P.S. 127 Team!
All proceeds go towards Cancer Research.
Relay for Life: Guess the Chocolate Kisses in the Jar!
During the Students' Lunch Periods starting April 18th, students can guess how many Chocolate Kisses are in the Jar.
Each guess is $1.00.
The Winner will receive the Jar of Kisses as a prize!
All proceeds will go to Relay for Life!
Saturday Academy for English Language Learners (ELL) continues
Saturday dates are as follows:
Relay for Life: SAVE THE DATE
Saturday June 18th, 2016
Please join us on June 18th to raise money for Cancer Research.
If you would like to be apart of our school's Relay for Life team, you can sign up in the Main Office.
April is National Autism Awareness Month
As a fundraiser we will be selling puzzle piece cookies made by Mother Mouse bakery on Wednesdays throughout the month of April for $2.00 during all the lunch periods.
All proceeds will go directly to the "Autism Speaks" foundation.
On November 2, Chancellor Fariña announced NYC Reads 365, which is a new citywide literacy initiative to promote reading for students in grades pre-K through 12
There is a wealth of research supporting daily reading. The more we read, the more knowledge we have, the more words we gain exposure to, the more our brain exercises, and the more we experience the joy of getting lost in a story. Reading purely for oneself, to encounter new worlds, to learn new information, to be inspired -- this is the path to success in school as in life.
Reading is an essential life skill. It is an everyday, anywhere activity. Without the ability to read well, children are limited in what they can accomplish. A person who reads well has the ability to own his or her learning process.
Most importantly, reading is essential because words build our foundation for ideas, expression, creativity, opinions, and beliefs.
There’s a reading genre for everyone and for every age, whether you are four or ninety-four. Whether you prefer classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, self-help books, science fiction, or romance novels, there’s a book somewhere for you.
The old saying “practice makes perfect” is absolutely true for reading. We know that children who have repeatedly been exposed to books from birth develop strong reading skills and a love of reading.
NYC Reads 365 challenges New Yorkers to read every single day. Read for pleasure, read to find out, read to argue, read to persuade, read to laugh, read to cry, read to understand, read to forget. Help us create a new generation of readers. For more information, visit NYC Reads 365 at http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/NYCReads365
Read every day New York City – 365!
Chancellor’s Regulation A-413 - Student Cell Phone Policy
As part of this new regulation, schools have been directed to establish a school-based policy regarding the use of such items on school property. After consultation with the School Staff, School Safety Team, School Leadership Team, and the PTA Executive Board, we have agreed to institute the following procedures:
· Cell phones and other electronic devices may not be turned on or used while on school property. Students must have them turned off in their backpacks during school hours.
· If a parent needs to contact their child during the school day, they should call the Main Office.
· If a student needs to contact their parent or guardian during the school day, they will be sent to the Main Office to make that phone call.
· If a student uses an electronic device in violation of the school policy, it will be confiscated by a staff member and stored in a secure location. The student’s parent/guardian will be contacted and the device will be returned to the proper owner. After being confiscated once, any future confiscation of a cell phone or electronic device will require a parent conference for retrieval.
· Students will assume all responsibility for their cell phones and other electronic devices if they bring them to school. The school is not responsible for stolen, damaged or lost devices.
· Students should travel to and from school using safe, familiar routes with good lighting and not display their electronic devices or carry them in a manner that attracts attention while traveling.
We appreciate your support in working together to ensure the safety of our students. Please take the time to review and discuss these guidelines with your child.
~A message from the School Nurse, Mary Montalbano~
Some helpful reminders to start off the school year right!
- Get the flu vaccine for this year.
- Wash your hands! The number one way to NOT get sick is hand washing.
-Catch your cough in your elbow
-Get 10 hours of sleep at night!
School Spirit Day
Every Friday is School Spirit Day.
School shirts are available for purchase in the Main Office
According to the new UFT Contract, there will be no Extended day program afterschool on Mondays and Tuesdays. The official school day will begin at 8:20 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.
On Mondays, teachers and staff will remain in school until 4 p.m. for professional development. On Tuesdays, teachers and staff will remain in school until 3:55 p.m. to engage with parents/guardians and professional work.