A Message from the Principal

Remember the echoes of laughter bouncing off the brick walls as our Halloween parade took over the Lower East Side? Or the triumphant splash of our 2nd graders conquering the pool after mastering their swimming skills? And our 4th graders composing and reading original poems in our first annual poetry slam? As the first half of this school year draws to a close, it's been a whirlwind of vibrant costumes, singing, dancing, cosmic adventures at the Space Center, and the kind of quiet magic that happens when a child discovers the joy of reading alongside a bagel-munching parent or an Early Bird volunteer.  

But PS 64 isn't just about performances  (though, who can forget the enchanted world of Ballet Tales, courtesy of our partnership with the NYC Ballet?). It's about everyday learning and growth. It's about the crunch of leaves underfoot as we embark on a nature walk to Tompkins Square Park, collecting leaves and tree rubbing. It’s the importance of sharing a meal together during our Family Feast. It's the infectious rhythm of jump ropes skipping on the blacktop, the shouts of friendly competition echoing during a game of four square,  and the satisfying thud of a perfectly kicked soccer ball.

As a former math teacher, I know the importance of building a strong foundation. That's why our classrooms are buzzing with numeracy, where problem-solving becomes a game and early number sense lays the groundwork for future algebraic conquests. And let's not forget the power of a good book! Our students are devouring stories, their imaginations taking flight with every page turn. They are building deep knowledge by using content-rich, authentic texts on real-world topics in social studies, STEM, and literature with our EL Curriculum.

So, as we head into the second half of the year, let's keep that spirit alive. Let's keep filling our classrooms and homes with the magic of learning, the thrill of discovery, and the unwavering belief that every child at PS 64 has the potential to reach for the stars.

I can't wait to see what 2024 holds for us! Remember, you're not just a part of PS 64, you are the heart and soul of this school. Keep that heart beating strong, keep those voices singing loudly, and let's make the rest of this year a celebration of our children's incredible potential.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season.





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