Danielle Nola

Principal, I.A.

   Stacy Battista     Keefe Vallaro     Diana Messano

Assistant Principals 

PS 200

The Benson School

PS 200 Updates

March 2023

Silly Hat day is March 31st! Everyone is invited to wear a silly hat to school!

Parent Workshops

Our guidance counselors will be hosting weekly Parent Workshops on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/rtx-nruf-cty

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 929-266-2006 PIN: ‪610 980 199#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/rtx-nruf-cty?pin=3258829111655

Fall 2022

Please read this letter regarding attendance. 

Welcome back! Please review the PS 200 Cell Phone Policy and the DOE Disciplinary Code

Supply Lists are available!

DOE Updates

March 2023

Candidate Forums are the best opportunity for your community to meet the candidates running for a council seat. Forums are organized by the district and borough Presidents’ Councils, in collaboration with the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE). For the 2023 elections, all forums will be held on a virtual meeting platform and will begin at 6 PM. This forum is for candidates and for parents voting. Information on Candidate Forums can be found on the DOE website http://www.schools.nyc.gov/Candidate Forums Meet the candidates running for a seat here! Registration to attend forums is open now! See flyers attached. 

PS 200 Virtual Parent Workshops   All Parents Are Invited

Saying No To Children/Positive Discipline

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM

Learn about:

Ways You Teach Your Child to Be Responsible For Their Own Behavior

Helping Your Child Read

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM

Learn about:

Strategies You Can Use at Home that Are Similar to the Classroom and Support Reading Comprehension and Fluency

Summer Learning

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023  

Time 9:00 AM

Learn about:

Places to Visit Online and In Person to Keep Your Child Learning During the Summer

Please use the same zoom link for all meetings

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85776802208?pwd=alk0T0ErckhMYjByeE5scDh1TVltZz09

Meeting ID:  857 7680 2208  Passcode: 320369

For More Information Email Ms. Lucy LLamothe@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-236-5466

The 2023 NYC School Survey is open until March 31, 2023

Let us know what you think TODAY! View Chancellor Banks’ video  https://vimeo.com/676095683 

April 6-14 Passover, Good Friday and Spring Recess

School is closed. 

Students:Tell Us What You Want To Eat! 

We would like to provide you with the best food service program possible. Take a quick survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ofnsstudentsurvey to tell us what you think. Thank you in advance for wanting to make a difference.

Apply today to become a School Crossing Guard! https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/civilians/school-crossing-guard.page 

March 2023 Healthy Homes Education and Community Partnerships Unit and Poison Control Center Trainings and Workshops https://www.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/environmental/healthy-homes-trainings-workshops-2023.pdf 

Sunday, March 12 Daylight Saving Time begins

At 2:00 AM, we “spring forward”. Move your clocks ahead one hour. 

March 31 Deadline to Apply for The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) SYEP is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. The deadline to submit applications is 03/31/2023. https://www.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/jobs-internships/summer-youth-employment-program-syep.page 

Community Survey on Overnight Truck Parking

The focus of this survey is on the longstanding problem of Overnight Truck Parking. Your additional insights will support our work on resolving this challenge with a solution that is long-term and sustainable. This survey will take approximately three (3) minutes to complete and please share this with others in the community.


For the Spanish version click here


 It's not too late to download the 2023 ASP Calendar! Download a printable version or learn how you can import it into your Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook

NYC Schools Account Information

Don’t have a NYC Schools Account? Each parent can sign up for one now at https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc/ then contact Ms. Lucy for your personal code to add your students.

Learn more about NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/nyc-schools-account

Keep swimmers safe next summer by becoming a lifeguard!

Take the qualifying test this month and protect New Yorkers. More info: http://nyc.gov/parks/lifeguards

3-K Admissions and Pre-K Admissions are Now Open!

The 3-K and Pre-K applications are now available until March 10!

3-K: All NYC children born in 2020 can apply by the March 10, 2023 deadline. 3-K results will be available in May. Due to limited seats only some applicants who apply by the deadline will be made offers.

Pre-K: All NYC children born in 2019 can apply by the March 10, 2023 deadline. All families who apply by the deadline will receive an offer in May.

Families can apply three ways

Online at MySchools.nyc

Over the Phone by calling 718-935-2009

In Person by visiting a Family Welcome Center

3-K & Pre-K Admissions Team

Office of Student Enrollment

Learn more 3-K https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/3k

Learn more pre-K  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k 

Welcome, wolfpack to the 2022-2023 School year!

School resumes Thursday, Sept. 8. School hours are 8:00-2:20

Doors open at 7:30 for those would like hot breakfast.
Doors open at 7:55 for all others.

Please see the image below to find which entrance your student will use for arrivals and dismissal. 

Arrival Procedures 

Pre - K  (8:00 AM) -  Will enter through the main door at the security desk.

Kindergarten - Kindergarten will line up in the park adjacent to the school. Teachers will meet the students in the courtyard and escort them into the building.

Grades 1 & 2 - Will enter through the door on Benson Ave closest to Bay 23rd Street. The line will start at the door and form towards Bay 22nd Street.  As you enter the building you will make a right into the playroom. Then you will use the 2nd door from the left (Staircase B). For the first two weeks, first grade teachers will meet their students in the playroom.

Grades 3, 4 & 5 - Line up on Bay 22nd street using the side door. The line will start at the door and form towards Bath Ave. 

Dismissal Procedures

Pre-K  (2:10 PM) -  Will dismiss at the main entrance. 

Kindergarten - Students will dismiss through the schoolyard. 

Grade 1 - Students will dismiss through the Bay 23rd Street door, closest to Benson Ave. 

Grade 2 - Students will dismiss through the door on Benson Ave, closest to Bay 23rd Street.  

Grade 3 - Classes 3-302, 3-434, & 3-125A will dismiss in the inner courtyard next to the auditorium side door.  Classes 3-433, 3-305, 3-301, 3-313, 3-303 will dismiss in the handball courts.  

Grade 4 - Students will dismiss through the Bay 22nd Street exit (main auditorium door) and will proceed to line up towards Benson Ave. 

Grade 5 - Classes 5-427 and 5-419 will dismiss in the basketball courts. All other 5th-grade classes will dismiss through the  Bay 22nd Street exit (main auditorium door) and will proceed to line up towards the courtyard.

Breakfast & Lunch Procedures:

Supply lists are available on our website. Not all supplies are needed on the first day. It actually preferred if you child brings the supplies over the course of several days. 

For additional information regarding health and safety for the upcoming year, please visit the DOE Safe and Healthy Learning for All website



Email Distribution List

Parent communication is key to the success of our students.  The Wolfpack wants to ensure we keep you informed and up to date. 

If you have not already signed up, please fill out this form to join the P.S. 200 parent/guardian email distribution list!  


Are you a graduate of P.S. 200? Please complete the alumni form here or visit our new alumni page!

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