Danielle Nola


   Stacy Battista     Keefe Vallaro     Diana Messano     Carol Ferrantino, IA

Assistant Principals 

PS 200

The Benson School

PS 200 Updates

Virtual Parent Workshop

 Join us for a K-5 virtual parent workshop! Learn about our enVision Mathematics curriculum and resources.

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 3 pm. https://meet.google.com/dxv-qnrb-rsr

There is no school on the following dates:

The New York State ELA Paper/Pencil -State Test Grades: 3 & 4 will be administered on April 11 & 12, 2024.

The ELA Computer Based Testing for Grade 5 will be the week of April 15, 2024. 

All PS 200 families & friends are invited to join us as we visit Maimo Park to see a Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Game!

Our band will play on the field for the spirit parade and everyone is invited to march with us!

Order your tickets online at https://fevo-enterprise.com/Ps200

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who attended our parent workshops presented by Sharon O’Neill, Edwards Orton-Gilligham Consultant.  You can see the slide decks of the presentations here:

Workshop 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mozxV0hQ73YGdfpYT7WltoL8Sp583EyL/view?usp=sharing

Workshop 2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QFDYFBFF_QiaritFlqXTi3QrE6hkpWP0/view?usp=sharing

Resource pages: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17_Z5DWLuIgUYieLXuSvTCna2XfKKpZrU/view?usp=sharing

You can learn more about our auditory drill by watching this Fundations warmup: https://youtu.be/KwcWjH9cumc?si=KjobRdWPiSYUV79b


Click here to see our sound walls you can print at home. 

Kindergarten: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jVq4cGt9I4ukZhjVhqnGx0EIVmtKbQcm/view?usp=sharing

1st Grade https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ino1tjv5bCeYpSFuHJNmjChGBlrQPEba/view?usp=sharing

2nd Grade https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K_UQzZjHGJdPv69Ctw57_14n-qvLXr3Q/view?usp=sharing

Learn how to use your iPad to read text out loud. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IpimkQf-MFAXe7RHMS1rY61IK37y959blFke4WSZda4/edit?usp=sharing

 Calendar: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2023-2024-school-year-calendar

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DOE Updates

Here is a one page version of the NYC Public school calendar.

There is no school on April 10th and April 22nd - 30th. 

The New York State ELA Paper/Pencil -State Test Grades: 3 & 4 is on April 11th & 12th.

The ELA Computer Based Testing for Grade 5 will be the week of April 15th.

New Utrecht HS is having an event on Saturday April 13 Noon till 3 PM for 10-14 year old students. There will be activities (ex. touch football) and a nutritional clinic. Water, lunch and jerseys will all be provided. The flier is attached.

REMINDER: Tues., March 19, 2024 at 7 pm – The 62nd Precinct Community Council meets at St. Finbars, 138 Bay 20th St., Brooklyn. Join us to speak with police about issues or concerns you have. Discussions about ways to raise awareness of social media & cyberbullying for both parents & children. 

NEW DATE: Wed. March 27 at 11 amLet's honor our Police “Show them the Love” & celebrate their dedication to community. We had to cancel Feb 14 Valentines' Day event due to ice and snow. Please join us outside 62nd Precinct, 1925 Bath Ave., Bay 22nd St., Brooklyn.

Take the NYC School Survey by April 5!

From now until April 5, New York City Public Schools is asking New York City public school families, teachers, students, and select staff members to access and complete the 2024 NYC School Survey, and let us know what you think about your school.

This year, the deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 5. Families can access the survey by logging into their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) or by going to www.NYCSchoolSurvey.org.

Welcome wolfpack to the 2023-2024 School year!

We are excited to welcome your children back to school on Thursday, September 7th and would like to share some information with you. 

Our school hours are 8:00 AM – 2:20 PM.  Doors will open at 7:58 AM for grades 1- 5. Kindergarten doors will open at 7:50 am. For those who would like breakfast, the doors will open at 7:40 AM.

Please note Kindergarten students will meet in the playground for arrival on Thursday and Friday, September 7th & 8th. 

Arrival Procedures 

Pre - K  (8:00 AM) -  Will enter through exit 10 on Bay 23rd street, near the dumpsters.

Kindergarten - Kindergarten will line up in the playground adjacent to the school. Teachers will meet the students in the playground and escort them into the building. Beginning on Monday, September 11th they will enter through the courtyard entrance.

Grades 1 & 2 - Will enter through the door on Benson Ave. closest to Bay 23rd Street. The 1st grade line will start at the door and form a line  towards Bay 22nd Street.  The 2nd grade line will start at the door and form a line towards Bay 23rd street. As they enter the building they will make a right into the playroom and use the 2nd door from the left (Staircase B). 

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


Dismissal Procedures

Pre-K  (2:10 PM) - Students will be dismissed at the main entrance. Please follow the directions for Thursday and Friday that you received in your email.

Kindergarten (2:10 PM) - Students will be dismissed in the playground. 

Grade 1- Students will be dismissed in the playground.  

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

Grade 3 - Students will be dismissed on Bay 23rd street.

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

Grade 5 - Students will be dismissed through the Bay 22nd Street exit (main auditorium door) and will proceed to line up towards the courtyard. Classes 5-419 and 5-417 will dismiss on Benson Avenue from the Main Doors.


Breakfast - Hot breakfast will be available at 7:40 AM in the cafeteria. Students may enter through the entrance off Bay 23rd facing the courtyard.  

Lunch will be periods 4, 5 & 6. Hot lunch will be available. You can see the menu on the DOE's website.  Students can bring their own lunch if they would like. Kindergarten students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack for the afternoon. 

You can review the PS 200 Cell Phone Policy and the DOE Disciplinary Code


We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Thursday!!!



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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!  


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