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The Weekly Upd8 is sent to families at the beginning of each week via Operoo.

2023-2024 School Year

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Pre-Registration for 2023-2024

If you live in the PS 8 Zone and want to pre-register a child or the 2023-2024 school year, please email our Parent Coordinator, Eileen Carrier or call at (718) 834-6740 X 1061


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D 13 CEC Meeting

January 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Please join us for a special Fair Student Funding Presentation on the changes impacting public schools. . Superintendent Meghan Dunn will also provide updates on District 13. 

Zoom Link

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Passcode: 055557
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Emily Warren Roebling Celebration

Ribbon-cutting ceremony with many people gathered

PS 8 was able to celebrate our new school name on May 24th. Students, staff, many families and NYC Council member Lincoln Restler gathered for our ribbon-cutting ceremony. May 24th happened to be the 139th anniversary of the dedication of the Brooklyn Bridge. Students in grades 2-5 then walked to the first tower of the bridge to commemorate Emily Warren Roebling’s first crossing and just like Emily, the students in the front of the parade carried a rooster, a symbol of victory, though the students used a toy rooster. Our afterschool club Raise The Bar collaborated as a group, wrote and recorded this amazing tale about an extraordinary woman. “Once Upon A Bridge” is a Hip Hop style narrated story about the life of Emily

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District 13 CEC Anti-Racist Town Hall – Series

Next Meeting: 2/7

Meetings begin at 7:00 PM

Please join us at our next Anti-racist Town Hall on Tuesday, April 4th, at 7:00 PM. We will continue our collective learning of what it means to be an anti-racist, anti-oppressive school district.

Keynote SpeakerStefan Lallinger
Stefan is the executive director of Next100, a think tank that is redefining how policy development is done by putting those closest to and most impacted by the policy in the driver’s seat of change is here to talk to us about enrollment in schools.

 We will have quality time in breakout rooms to discuss what you hear and to continue on the path of our own community-led action research. 

Zoom Link

Flyer in Spanish


Book of The Month Read-Aloud

Our book of the month encourages conversations around the 5 stances (optimism, persistence, flexibility, resilience, empathy) and often connects with the monthly celebration.

Our September Book of the Month is Kick Push by Frank Morrison. Epic has tricks you won’t believe. He’s the kick flipping, big rail king. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he can’t wait to hit the street with his skateboard. But his old moves don’t feel fresh without a crew to see ’em. Epic thinks about giving up his board to fit in, but an encouraging word from his dad helps him see that the trick to making new friends is to always be yourself. Be you. . . be epic!. We have a list ready for the 2023-2024 school year if you would like to donate books to PS 8 classrooms.


Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting Dates


Meeting dates will be posted soon!


PTA General Membership – Meetings were held via Zoom at 7:00 PM

September 21January 20April 14
October 21February 17May 19
December 2March 17June 16

PTA Executive Board – Meetings were held via Zoom at 6:30 PM

September 21January 11April 12
October 12February 8May 10
November 9March 8June 14

School Leadership Team – Meetings were held via Zoom at 5:00 PM

Meeting ID: 857 5195 7466 Passcode: 968260

One Tap Mobile and Dial-In Instructions

September 21December 14March 8
October 12January 11April 12
November 9February 8May 10
June 14

School Leadership Team Bylaws


Mindset for Learning Read-a-Loud Books

Each month, our classes will all share the same book during read-a-loud. The books have been chosen because they complement work we are doing as a community around A Mindset for Learning.

Growth mindset illustration: optimism, persistence, flexibility, resilience, empathy
Mindsets for Learning

Each book that supports an aspect of this work – optimism, persistence, flexibility, resilience and empathy. Each month, we would love to have 26 books. If you are able to help, please check this Wishlist. The monthly books are near the end of the wishlist. The November book is Jabari Jumps and the December book is Big Red Lollipop. Many thanks to those of you who have purchased books for classes.