Here is some important back-to-school information:
PS 8/MS 8 Info-to-Go
Review our lower school and middle school drop-off/pick up times, procedures and important contact info HERE (two-page document, including both lower and middle school info). Please note that middle school now starts at 8:20am and ends at 2:40pm. The lower school still starts at 8:20am.
First Day of School
The first day of school is on Thursday, September 7th.
This is a full day for 1st-8th grades, and a half day for Kindergarten. Half day includes lunch so please remember to send a packed lunch if your child does not purchase school lunch. Early dismissal is at 11:30am.
Mark your calendars! PTA meeting days are announced for the new school year. The first meeting of the year is on Thursday, September 28th at 6pm in the auditorium. For more dates, see our online calendar.
If you purchased school supplies through the PTA:
Lower school students’ orders will be delivered to their classrooms before the first day of school. Most supplies will be stored in the classroom as they are shared and used as needed. Middle school students’ supply kits will be distributed during the second week of school.
If you did not purchase school supplies through the PTA:
Students should bring their supplies during the first week of school. Click to view the lower school supply lists and middle school supply lists.
And don’t forget: Our school receives 4-8% of every purchase you make at Amazon when you use this link: http://ps8.me/amazon (bookmark it to use every time!), or just click on the Amazon button on the righthand column of this webpage.
Events for New Lower and Middle School Families
- Visit our Website
The PS 8 website contains information about our school, our staff, the PTA, the curriculum, and our schedule, among other things. This is the primary place where we share information about upcoming events and news.
- Bookmark the School Calendar
All dates and times for upcoming lower and middle school events are on our online calendar. Bookmark and check often!
- Follow us on Facebook
You will find news, photographs, videos and more on PS 8 PTA’s Facebook page!
- Check for Backpack Notices
Notices from the principal, teachers and the PTA come home occasionally in student backpacks. Be sure to ask your child!
We have lots of exciting things planned this year, but we can’t do them without YOU! Please fill out the online Particip8 Form and tell us how you’d like to help out. Feel free to contact our PTA Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Rendeiro at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
We’re excited to see everyone back at school on Thursday — remember the school day at both the lower and middle schools begins at 8:20am!