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2023-2024 School Year
2022-2023 School Year
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.
Meeting ID: 991 1238 2962
+1 646 518 9805 US (New York)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
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
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 Speaker: Stefan 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.
Flyer in Spanish
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.
Meeting dates will be posted soon!
PTA General Membership – Meetings were held via Zoom at 7:00 PM
|September 21||January 20||April 14|
|October 21||February 17||May 19|
|December 2||March 17||June 16|
PTA Executive Board – Meetings were held via Zoom at 6:30 PM
|September 21||January 11||April 12|
|October 12||February 8||May 10|
|November 9||March 8||June 14|
School Leadership Team – Meetings were held via Zoom at 5:00 PM
Meeting ID: 857 5195 7466 Passcode: 968260
|September 21||December 14||March 8|
|October 12||January 11||April 12|
|November 9||February 8||May 10|
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.
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.