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Principal’s Message   

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

   As we welcome June and the last month of our 2023-2024 School Year, I must begin with a huge thank you!  My gratitude and appreciation for our entire school family are immeasurable.  Always.  This year we successfully worked together to ensure our children felt safe, felt known and loved, and continued to reach their full potential as lifelong learners. Our children are all super star students.  We learn so much from them in every moment of every day.  Their resilience, their persistence, their love of learning and their wide smiles are constant reminders that joy is unbreakable and perfectly safe in the hands of a child.          

     The best part of my day are always the opportunities to  visit classrooms across the grades.  Our students continue to be incredible learners.  They SPARKLE and Shine as readers, writers, mathematicians, geographers, historians, scientists, musicians, dancers, artists and friends.  They are deep critical thinkers and they expertly apply their prior knowledge and new learning in their lives. Their communication skills are outstanding.  Their conversations are rich with content-related vocabulary, compassion, understanding and empathy. They appreciate their own individual identities and stories, as well as those of their classmates.  They love to celebrate each other’s successes and achievements.  They are joyful learners!  We could not be prouder of the sensational students of P.S. 56, and more grateful to all of you for our ever-strong home-school relationship!

     This is always an emotional and exciting time of the year as we celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of all our students as they end one chapter of learning and prepare to begin the next.    From kindergarten through grade 5, our students - your beautiful children - have left their handprints on all our hearts.  On behalf of the entire P.S. 56 school staff, thank you, dearest parents, for the honor of being your children’s second teachers and for your tremendous support and understanding throughout this year.  #BestSchoolFamilyEver!

     So bring on June!  It will be overflowing with exciting and memorable end-of-year activities and events!  Let’s all make a pinky promise not to blink this month so we don’t miss a single wonder-filled moment with our children as we end this school year and get ready to welcome summer vacation!  You are all loved and appreciated more than words can ever say.  Buen Camino!  

Fondly,

Maureen O’Neill

Principal 

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