“TOGETHER we will continue to go far and
TOGETHER is truly a wonderful place to be!”
Dearest P.S. 56 School Family,
Another month of wonder-filled learning begins and it continues to be a tremendous honor to be your children’s academic home away from home! In every moment of our school day, your children bring immeasurable joy to our entire school community as they continue to grow as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, musicians, critical thinkers, artists, good citizens and good friends. Our children’s parents and guardians have so much to be proud of as their children’s first and forever teachers. We are ever so grateful for your ongoing support!
February is a special month at P.S. 56 as we celebrate Black History Month, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, and our annual Respect For All and Hearts & Flowers Week as a school family. Our theme this year is “Inside Out: Kindness and Empathy for All”, which we are connecting with our core values of service, persistence, achievement, responsibility, love of learning and empathy for all. The week of February 12th includes daily activities that strengthen every child’s self-esteem, along with an appreciation of the talents and abilities that make each of us unique and lovable. A highlight of our week are our closing assemblies for students in grades 3, 4 & 5. Each class shares the core value presentation board they have designed & created together. Yes, we truly have so much to celebrate here at 56!
We are at the midpoint of our school year – this is our academic half time and an invaluable opportunity to revisit our learning goals with all our children so every child achieves, succeeds & wins our academic Super Bowl 2024! Here at P.S. 56 we believe that what we pay attention to grows. All student data is invaluable and supports every child’s progress and achievement. Teachers and administrators are available every week during Parent Engagement Time to discuss your child’s progress and to share resources to support your child’s academic growth. Our positive home-school connection is an important ingredient to the success of every child. We want to do all we can to support all our families and to help all our students reach their learning goals. Teamwork will continue to make this dream work.
So welcome February – a short, but super busy month! We will all be ready to thoroughly enJOY our mid-winter recess vacation! Wishing everyone a month overflowing with beautiful moments with your beautiful families, and, of course, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Tip of the Month: Old-fashioned board games are always in fashion when it comes to family fun and family togetherness. Board games also strengthen our children’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills, along with their ability to win and lose gracefully. Most importantly, games such as Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Hedbanz, The Game of Life, Clue, Pictionary, Connect Four, Uno, as well as the classic deck of cards, can provide hours of entertainment and create memories that last a lifetime! I was introduced to Bop It here at P.S. 56 and it continues to be a favorite with my grandchildren (and me 😊)!