January 2015 Box Tops Collecting Class is 1-301


Congratulation Class 1-301January 1-301

We are happy to report that we collected 2,256 Box Tops. Congratulation to classes 1-301, 2-313 and K-211 for handing in the most Box Tops in January.

We can do it – we’re almost half way there!! We have 4 more months to achieve our goal! Don’t forget, you can find Box Tops on thousands of items so always be on the lookout!

Click here to download February Box Tops collection form

Update from NYC Public School

All public schools will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28.
Regents exams will be given as scheduled, and all after-school programs will resume as normal. All field trips are canceled.
Due to the difficult weather conditions, school bus delays may be possible on Wednesday, January 28. Families can call the Office of Pupil Transportation hotline at (718) 392-8855 with any questions or concerns.


Weather Advisory for Jan 26-27, 2015

After-school programs are cancelled on Monday, January 26:

Due to inclement weather conditions B.C.A. and Kings Bay Y after school programs have been cancelled. Please note that we will NOT release any student to any after school program that uses a car or van to pick them up. Please contact your individual After school programs to find out what arrangements the program has made to pick up your child. If they will not be walking they will NOT be allowed to pick up children and you will need to make arrangements to pick up your child.

All students will be dismissed promptly at 2:30 PM.

Please listen to the News carefully for further school closings or late openings.

Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 27:
New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow, January 27, 2015. All after-school activities and PSAL events will also be cancelled. Given the snow day, Regents exams will be rescheduled to Thursday. The subjects impacted are:
  • Global History and Geography
  • Integrated Algebra
  • Comprehensive Testing in Writing (special education)
  • Comprehensive in Mathematics (special education)

School Survey, Spring Parent Workshops & CEC

School Survey:

The 2014-2015 version of the NYC School Survey has been revamped to align with the DOE’s Capacity Framework. This year, the survey will collect vital information about a school’s capacity to incorporate the six transformative elements to improve student achievement— rigorous instruction, supportive environment, collaborative teachers, effective school leadership, strong family and community ties, and trust—that drive school improvement and help develop students to compete in the 21st century. The revamped survey will be one of multiple measures used to help the DOE assess the six elements of the Capacity Framework.

The survey will be open for students and families from March 3, 2015 to April 2, 2015 and for teachers from January 6, 2015 to February 13, 2015.

You can contact Linda Edouard with the Office of School Performance with questions, at LEdouard@schools.nyc.gov

Spring Parent Workshops:

The Chancellor is interested in continuing workshops in the Spring that will focus on reducing stress, curriculum, and transitions.

CEC Press Release January 2015:

Click on link for detail information on Chancellor Announces the 2015 Community and  Citywide Education Council Elections: CEC_PRJan2015

ARIS Update

On December 31, 2014, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) ended its contract with Amplify, the provider of the ARIS and ARIS Parent Link systems. As of January 1, 2015, ARIS and ARIS Parent Link is no longer available. The DOE is creating a new system to replace ARIS Parent Link that will give families access to online student information starting in the 2015-16 school year. Until this is available, families and students can work with their teachers and school administrators to stay up-to-date on attendance, test results, and other important information.‎

You can contact Michelle Costa with the Office of Policy and Evaluation with questions, at MCosta3@schools.nyc.gov.

December’s Box Tops Numbers are In!


Happy New Year! Did you know we collected 1,366 Box Tops in December? What a great way to end a year and start off 2015. We would like to congratulate classes K-201, 5-411 and K-213 for handing in the most Box Tops in December.

December K-201

This year, our goal is to raise $3,000 for the Teacher Wishlist. So far, we’ve raised $1,216.60. We can do it –we’re almost half way there!! We have 5 more months to achieve our goal! Don’t forget, you can find Box Tops on thousands of items so always be on the lookout!

Click here to download the January 2015 Box Tops collection form

Box Tops 2014 Running


We are off to good start in this school year 2014-2015 Box Tops for Education fundraiser. So far we have raised 10,643 ($1, 064.30) but we still have ways to go for our goal of reaching 30,000 ($3000, 10 Box Tops = $1.00 for our school).

Each month the class that collected the most Box Tops receives the Box Top Trophy. This moving trophy which stays with the class until next month’s class is announced. Individually, each student receives a Fruit by the Foot treat and their class picture displayed in the main lobby. As an extra incentive, the class that collects the most Box Tops throughout the school year will be given a special party at the end of the year.

Remember this race is not over yet. The next collection for Box Tops for Education labels will be collected on Monday, January 6th 2015. So keep collecting those Box Tops!

Below are our past monthly top Box Tops collectors so far:

November’s Top Collecting Class is K-211
with a total of 254 Box Tops collected

October’s Top Collecting Class was 4-402

with a total of 745 Box Tops collected

September’s Top Collecting Class was 5-411
with a total of 343 Box Tops collected


“Box Tops for Education” labels can be found on a variety of items, including paper products such as Kleenex and Scotties, food storage products like Ziploc, many Betty Crocker and Pillsbury products, Yoplait yogurt, Juicy Juice and many more products. (For a full list of participating products, please click on the link: http://www.boxtops4education.com/products/participating-products

Dismissal During Inclement Weather


Important Update: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Due to the inclement weather, an alternate dismissal procedure will be in place for today only. Please carefully note that some of the time is earlier than normal dismissal. If you are unable to pick up your child at the earlier time they will be held in the main lobby.

  • Kindergarten students will be dismiss at 2:15 pm from the main entrance
  • Grade 1 students will be dismiss at 2:20 pm from East 23rd Street
  • Grade 2 students will be dismiss at 2:25 pm from East 22nd Street
  • Grade 3 students will be dismiss at 2:25 pm from East 23rd Street
  • Grade 4 & 5 students will be dismiss at 2:30 pm from Main Entrance
  • Grade 6-8 will be dismiss normally at 2:30 pm from East 22nd Street

Please meet classes at designated spot. Do not pull children off the line. Do not crowd the exit.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Holiday Scholastic Book Fair Winter 2014


Once again PS/IS 206 is partnering with Scholastic to bring literacy back to our school community. In the first week of December (12/1-5, 2014), Scholastic will make books available for purchase at PS/IS 206. Over the years, Scholastic has provided students a bookstore experience that is customized to their reading levels and interests, and all at affordable prices. Not only will you support students love of reading, but you will also help fundraise and earn bonus rewards for our school.

Scholastic Book Fairs provide four key factors to inspire more students to read.

  • Access: Book Fairs provide kids access to a large selection of books for a wide range of interests and reading levels.
  • Choice: Kids will read more when they have a choice in what they read. Choice leads to motivation, which leads to increased voluntary reading.
  • Involvement: Families that demonstrate interest in books and reading help students form lifelong reading habits.
  • Reading Practice: When kids are enthusiastic about what they read, they get more practice and become better readers and learners. 

As with any acquired skill, when kids practice reading, they become better readers. And the better they get, the more fun they’ll have doing it! So support our students for the love of knowledge by purchasing books and/or volunteering for the events. To volunteer, please contact Parent Association (PA) at ps206brooklyn@gmail.com or call (718) 743-5598 prompt #9. 

Fun Facts from Scholastic Book Fairs Spring
Total number of books acquired through our Fair 2,670
Average number of books purchased per student 1.89
Average minutes of voluntary reading per student 340
Total minutes of voluntary reading by your school 480,600