Open Houses

PS 8 will offer three open houses this year. We ask that you attend just one of these open houses. We expect only families of students who are turning 5 in 2019 or planning to enroll in grades 1 to 5 attend.

Please sign up for one open house:

Wednesday, December 13 at 9:00 AM

Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 AM

Enter at the main doors at 37 Hicks Street on the day of the open house.


School Leadership Team (SLT)

Meeting Dates 2023-2024

9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11

Meetings are at 5:00 PM

2023-2024 Agenda and Meeting Notes:


NYC Public Schools Accounts You and Your Child Use

There are several similarly named. Thus, it is a little confusing. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brandie Hayes at

1. DOE Student Account– Every New York City public school student has a DOE account. It is created automatically when your child enrolls in school. This account stays the same the entire time a child is in school. With it, all DOE technology platforms can be assessed. The DOE creates the email address ( and username. Make sure that you are signed out of any browser or tab yourself. You will not be able to access DOE programs for your child if you have other open tabs.

2. NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)– This is a parent-facing account where you see and download report cards, attendance, transportation, find student email addresses, reset your student’s NYC Student password, etc. You need a letter with an account creation code along with your child’s 9-digit ID (found in Operoo) to get started, but then everything else is in your control. We will send letters home to anyone without an account in the next few weeks. Please note that all parents/guardians should have an account.  Reach out to Eileen with any questions.

Where do I find my child’s email address? Look in your parent-facing NYCSA.

How to reset student passwords:

Parents can set or reset a student’s password using their parent-facing New York City Schools Accounts (NYCSA). We’ve asked families with children in grades 2-5 to locate their child’s username and reset their child’s password, if necessary. At this point, if you were not successful in resetting your child’s password, it will be reset by Ms. Hayes. A sheet with your child’s login information will be sent home by your child’s classroom teacher within the upcoming week.  In the future, if you ever need to reset your child’s password, know that you can visit the NYC School Accounts Parent Portal section titled Resetting Student Passwords ( for guidance. You can increase the likelihood of your child remembering their password by making it as short as allowed and including familiar things that your child will easily recall such as:

  • names- their nickname, family names, pet names
  • familiar numbers- favorite numbers, birthdays, house numbers
  • passwords they already know

If you ever reset your child’s password in the future, please complete this FORM to share your child’s username and new password with school administration. 3. MySchools– the parent-facing account used to apply to public schools from 3K to high school. Fifth grade families, for example, will receive a letter at their home address with an account creation code in the Fall when it is time to apply to middle school.

New Students News


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

If you applying for Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, please visit the New York City Public Schools’ Kindergarten enrollment page

Kindergarten (and Kindergarten Gifted & Talented) Admissions

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023: Kindergarten Application Opens 
  • Friday, January 19, 2024: Kindergarten Application Closes 
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024: Kindergarten Offer Release

PS 8 will offer three open houses this year. We ask that you attend just one of these open houses. We expect only families of students who are turning 5 in 2019 or planning to enroll in grades 1 to 5 attend.

Please sign up for one open house:

Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 13 at 9:00 AM

Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 AM

We begin pre-registration for grades 1 to 5 for the 2024-2025 school year in late May, 2024.


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D 13 CEC Meeting Dates

District 13 Community Education Council Meeting Dates

Community Education Council 13 (CEC13) is made up of nine elected parents of current pre-K–grade eight students, two members appointed by the Borough President, and one non-voting high school student. At least one must be the parent of a student classified as an English Language Learner and at least one must be the parent of a student with an IEP. They meet at 7:00 PM. Meeting Dates: 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16, 2/20, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20

District 13 Legislative Mixer – October 18, 2023

Come connect with the community in an open dialogue space. This is a phenomenal opportunity for elected officials, principals, school leaders, parent leaders, and community organizations to connect, build, and discuss pressing issues. RSVP at

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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


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.


Fall Family/Administration Meetings

Fall Family-Administration Meetings

Please join Trish and Caren for Fall Grade-wide Family-Administration Meetings. These meetings are a chance to discuss grade-wide curriculum and school issues.  As a reminder, this is not a forum to discuss concerns about individual children. We look forward to seeing you all!

All meetings will begin at 8:30 AM in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Kindergarten 11/1 First Grade 11/2Second Grade 11/3
Third Grade 11/8Fourth Grade 11/9Fifth Grade 11/10


Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


AM meetings are in person at school. PM meetings are held on Zoom. Links for evening Zoom meetings are sent via the PTA list.

9/22 8:30 AM

10/19 7:00 PM

11/17 8:30 AM

12/14 7:00 PM

1/19 8:30 AM

2/15 7:00 PM

3/22 8:30 AM

4/18 7:00 PM

5/17 8:30 AM

6/13 7:00 PM