“We must learn about other cultures in order to understand, in order to love,
and in order to preserve our common world heritage.” – Yo-Yo Ma
Dearest P.S. 56 School Family,
How is it possible that we are already saying “Hello May”! Our school year together continues to fly as our students continue to SPARKLE & Shine and joyfully grow in leaps and bounds! As a parent and grandmother, I have always appreciated the expression what a difference a year can make. And what an extraordinary year this has been for all our children. Our strong home-school connection has made this a year of joyful learning for all our children. With everyone’s loving support, our children are truly without limits as they grow as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, artists, musicians, dancers and critical thinkers. With everyone’s loving support, our children are able to navigate the challenges we all face as learners. With everyone’s loving support, our children understand that we are all in the process of becoming and that every new moment is a new opportunity to be better than our last best. My advice to us all is “don’t blink”, because we don’t want to miss a minute of their amazing journey!
It continues to be a tremendous blessing and honor for us to be your awesome children’s second teachers! We are immeasurably grateful that you have chosen P.S. 56 to be your children’s academic home. We have successfully worked together to ensure our children feel safe, feel known and loved, and reach their full potential as lifelong learners. They are so proud of their accomplishments, as well they should be! With the biggest smiles and great excitement, they share their new learning, their projects and their completed activities with me. Most importantly, they appreciate and applaud each other. Our children have cultivated true and lasting friendships and taught us all about the power of resilience, empathy, sticking together, and always seeing the best in ourselves and each other. There is always so much to celebrate here at P.S. 56 – most especially the children we serve!
May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Throughout the month we are seizing every opportunity to celebrate the lives, contributions and heritage of our Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. We are so blessed to be part of such a beautiful and diverse school family! #BestSchoolFamilyEver!
A beautiful new month begins and our wonder-filled journey together continues. Bring it on - we are so ready to SPARKLE and shine!
Main Office 718-920-1100
Parent Coordinator 718-552-0429
School Nurse 718-920-1100 x1011
School Based Support Team 718-920-1100 x5104
Guidance Office 718-920-1100 x5022
DOE Help Desk 718-935-5100
Parent Association 2020-2021:
Parent Coordinator: Carmen Garcia
Parent Association Executive Board:
President : Cynthia Reyes
Secretary: Cristina Iglesias
Treasurer: Yessica Ramales
Parent Association School Leadership Team (SLT):
Elisabeth Von Uhl
Parent Flyers & Updates
“Our mission is to educate the whole child, develop his/her self-esteem, social responsibility; sense of community; values, mental and physical health, citizenship, and instill a life-long love of reading and learning. We will accomplish our mission through cooperative planning, both short and long-term, parent and community involvement, and respect for all members of the PS 56 community. It is our goal to make our school an exciting place to learn and work.”
P.S. 56 Highlights
Hearts & Flowers Week Assembly 2022:
Free Rice Vocabulary Contest Award Ceremony: