PS 69 at a Glance...

WELCOME to Public School 69, Bronx, NY


Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope you are enjoying your summer and sharing special times with your children. We are excited and already planning the opening of the 2014/2015 school year.

There are be many new changes this year and I would like to take this opportunity to share important information. Please read this letter carefully as it contains information about our mandatory school uniform, daytime schedules and other general information. 
IMPORTANT UNIFORM INFORMATION: Many parents begin shopping for school supplies and uniforms. As you know, PS69, Journey Prep is a uniform school and all students, Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade must wear their uniforms every day. Our uniform is the same for both boys and girls

PANTS, SHORTS, SKIRTS, JUMPERS  KHAKI UNIFORM QUALITY ONLY SHIRTS, LONG OR SHORT SLEEVE  ONLY FOREST GREEN WITH SCHOOL EMBLEM For your convenience, all shirts can be purchased in the main office at the same store price of;   $12.00 short sleeve, $14.00 long sleeve. Please call Ms. Diana at 718-378-4736 x 251 for information

Please make sure your child has an adequate amount of uniforms for a full week of school as they will need to wear one every day.  If you child comes to school and is not in uniform, you will be called to bring in proper uniform clothing.

As you know, PS69, Journey prep is a three building campus. This year pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will be in our mini-building. First grade and two second grade classes will be in our Annex Building and the main building will hold two second grade classes and all our third, fourth and fifth grade classes.

Our first day of school is Thursday, September 4th. School hours will be the same as last year, 7:30am for breakfast and 8:10am – 2:30pm everyday class schedule for kindergarten through fifth grade   Please make sure your child arrives on time and is picked up on time. Please be outside at least 5 minutes before dismissal especially on days with inclement weather. Parents of Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students will receive a letter with a special part-time schedule for the first few days of school.

All students, kindergarten through fifth grade were given a Summer Homework Packet. This packet must be returned on the first day of school as the completed packet counts as 10% of your child’s grade on their first report card.

School supply lists vary with each grade and will be given to your child on the first day of school. However, some basic supplies can be purchased in advance during summer sales. Ex. pencils (#2), marble notebooks, tissues, disinfectant wipes, crayons, washable markers, paper towels and hand sanitizer.

The main office will be opened during the month of July (Mondays–Thursdays) and closed in August until the 25th. If you have any questions please call the main office during that time.

I look forward to September and another exciting school year with you as my partner in Educating the Minds and Hearts” of our children.

Educationally yours,
Sheila Durant,
Principal





Monday, December 22
School Trip

Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess
School Closed
Thursday, December 25
Christmas

Thursday, January 1
New Year

Monday, January 5
School Resumes


Today, 12/20/2014
High: 41 Low: 33
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 43 Low: 34
Mostly cloudy
20% chance of precipitation.