Principal's Corner

Principal’s Message   

Dearest P.S. 56 School Family,"I'll be there for you"

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1… Happy New School Year 2022-2023!

Every new school year is an awesome and invaluable opportunity for each of us to be better than our last best, and we are truly so excited to welcome everyone home sweet home to our 2022-2023 School Year!  This is always such a special time of the year here at P.S. 56.  There is excitement and wonder-filled anticipation abounding for this new chapter of learning to begin.  Our planning and preparations are keeping us extra-busy and extra-excited as we ensure that we are extra-ready!  All our children are without limits as learners, and every day is filled with endless possibilities for them to discover their individual passions, creativity, and strengths, while they grow increasingly self-confident and independent.  We are so honored to be on this learning journey with them.  Steadfast in our dedication to the education of the whole child, we have planned and prepared a school-wide curriculum that supports every child’s physical, social, emotional and academic growth and success.  We are unwavering in our commitment to provide a nurturing and loving academic environment that meets the strengths and needs of every child.  We all agree that “joy is unbreakable and perfectly safe in the hands of every child”, and joyful learning is embedded in every moment of every school day!  Providing a welcoming environment is paramount to building community and to ensuring every student’s academic growth and achievement.  Here at P.S. 56 we strive to be Cheers – the place where everybody knows your name and you’re always glad you came.  Our entire staff is dedicated to this goal, and we all have our part to play in achieving this. 

Heartfelt appreciation always for your constant support.  I know how immeasurably blessed I am to call P.S. 56 my home away from home. TOGETHER we will continue to be the light of joy, the light of support, and the light of love for the children we love and serve. Together we will welcome our new school year with joy and excitement!  Together we will ensure our children feel safe, feel loved and reach their full potential as learners.  Together we will go far and… TOGETHER IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE!  So Cheers and bring on the 2022-2023 school year.  Our best is yet to be!  #BestSchoolFamilyEver! 


Maureen O’Neill






Parent Flyers & Updates

P.S. 56 Kindness Video 2022

P.S. 56 Highlights

Hearts & Flowers Week Assembly 2022: 

 "He or she is the greatest whose strength carries up most hearts."  "Being kind is a great thing to do, kindness is in everyone, even you!"  "Blooming with kindness."  "Kindness show it beautifies whatever it touches."  "One step at a time."  "We're all wonders."  "Why try to fit in, when you were born to stand out?"  "Count on us. We're all wonders."  Kindness poster by class 4-5.  Students watching a Hearts and Flowers class presentation.  3rd grade students on stage.  Principal, Maureen O'Neill playing the guitar.  Hearts and flowers assembly.  "It's better to build everyone up."  A fifth grade class presents on stage.  A fifth grade class presenting on stage.  "The seeds we sow, make kindness grow."  Class 4-4 presents on stage.  Kindness poster by class 3-2.  "Count on me."  "Count on me, 1, 2, 3." 

Free Rice Vocabulary Contest Award Ceremony: 

  3rd grade vocabulary champions.4th grade vocabulary champions.5th grade vocabulary champions.




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