There are a number of ways that PS8/MS8 families stay up-to-date on the goings on at our busy school.
Our website serves as an information hub for our school community. Please check the website regularly for updates and answers to frequently asked questions.
MailChimp is the system that the PTA uses to send emails (including our monthly e-newsletter) to the school community. Our principal and parent coordinator also use MailChimp to send emails to the school community or to specific classes and grades. Teachers may occasionally use MailChimp to send emails to classes or grades as well.
As a parent or guardian of a child at PS8/MS8, you are automatically a member of the PTA. Attending monthly meetings is the best way to stay informed about school news. Principal Peterson provides updates about the school and invites questions at every meeting.
Class Parents (Lower School) and Grade Parents (Middle School)
Class and Grade parents create an internal class directory to facilitate communications between families, teachers, and the PTA. Class and Grade parents frequently send emails with classroom-specific information and reminders as well as school-wide updates. Class and Grade parents also help coordinate volunteers for class and school events.
Facebook and Instagram
NYC Department of Education
The Department of Education website offers comprehensive information about school leadership, accountability, initiatives, opportunities, calendars, and more.
Sign up for newsletters, latest news, and updates directly from the DOE, including announcements of dates for Pre-K and Kindergarten application periods.