A Message from the Principal



Principal's Weekly Message

September 16, 2022

Dear PS 64 Families,

It’s been a week of assessing our students so that we may place them in the appropriate SFA group.  We hope to have this completed and to begin SFA by next week.  During yesterday evening’s Back to School Night, you were provided with the benchmarks for reading levels, along with the math skills for each grade.  Please be sure to have an active NYC Schools Account so that you may have instant access to your child’s biographical information, academic and attendance data.  Feel free to contact the parent coordinator at MBosque@schools.nyc.gov if you require support with this. 

The PTA will hold its first monthly general membership meeting on Wednesday, September 28, at 9:00 a.m.  You will receive a meeting notice from the PTA with agenda items.  

Good attendance is critical to raising student achievement.  This includes arriving to school on time every day.  The instructional day begins at 8:30 a.m., and the expectation is for students to begin transitioning to their SFA groups at that time after the schoolwide Pledge of Allegiance. Any student arriving after 8:35 a.m. will be marked late.

We’re happy to report that Ms. Pinto has been assigned to class 4-257 to work alongside Ms. K. Smith.  We remain in search of a PE teacher and will keep you posted on our progress.  It’s a key position, especially as it involves the health and safety of our children while engaged in physical activity.  We will only hire the most qualified and best person for the job, as our children deserve nothing less.  Some have asked about Ms. Leone and Mrs. Rocklin.  I failed to mention in last week’s message that they each, like Mr. I, made the painful decision over the summer to leave PS 64 to work in a school closer to their respective homes and families.  We wish Ms. Leone, Mrs. Rocklin, and Mr. I nothing but best wishes and love during this period of transition. 

We had two effective fire drills this week.  Additionally, all students received instruction on General Response Protocols (evacuation, shelter-in, and lockdown) in the event of an emergency and are well-prepared.

As we work on creating a brand-new and beautiful Parent Handbook, we remind you that the classroom teacher is the first point of contact regarding your child if there is an issue or concern.  If the matter is not resolved then you may seek resolution, in writing, from the principal or assistant principal. You will receive a response within 48-hours. 

Our after-school program through Educational Alliance begins on Monday, September 19.  Please contact Program Director Johnale Emery at JEmery@edalliance.org if you have any questions or require registration information. 

It’s an exciting time in our school year—a new beginning with so much hope, promise and possibilities.  

Let us seize the opportunity to make all things new again. 

Have a great weekend.  I remain,

Yours in service,

Marlon L. Hosang, Principal



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