The Benson School
Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana MessanoAssistant Principals
TODAY at 12:00 noon
Join us for our annual Relay for Life Music Festival, the Music Cafe!
Saturday, May 21 at 12:00 noon, outside in the PS 200 courtyard. A $5 donation per family is suggested but not required. Donations will go to Relay for Life.
We welcome all students, families, alumni, friends, and community members! Sign up now to sing, play, recite poetry, spoken word, comedy, dance, magic tricks, or perform a martial arts demonstration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Or just come and listen! There will be games, food, activities and the chance to mingle and be with friends.
Join us in celebrating our community and supporting those whose lives have been affected by cancer. We can't wait to make music with you!
School resumes Monday, Sept. 13. School hours are 8:00-2:20.
Please see the image below to find which entrance your student will use for arrivals and dismissal.
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.
Grade 1 - Will enter through the side door on Bay 23rd Street. The line will start at the door and form towards Benson Ave. As you enter the building you will make a right turn and walk up the staircase opposite room 118 (Staircase A).
Grade 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).
Grade 3 - Use the playground to enter the inner courtyard. As you walk into the inner courtyard you will use the walkway and stairs on the left. As you enter the building you will walk into the playroom and make a left turn. You will proceed to the staircase closest to the main office (Staircase D).
Grades 4 & 5 - Line up on Bay 22nd street using the side door. The line will start at the door and form towards Bath Ave. You will enter the auditorium and use the stairs behind the auditorium (Staircase E).
Pre-K (2:10 PM) - Will dismiss using the door on Benson Ave closest to Bay 22nd Street (main entrance).
Kindergarten - Using Staircase F, you will exit from Bay 23rd/Park door and walk towards schoolyard. Classes, K-128, K-125B, K-229 & K-129 will exit first.
Grade 1 - Using Staircase A you will exit from Bay 23rd Street door, closest to Benson Ave. Classes 1-211, 1-205, 1-207, 1-217 will exit first and line up towards Benson Ave. The rest of the grade will dismiss to the right towards Bath Ave.
Grade 2 - Using Staircase B you will exit using the door on Benson Ave, closest to Bay 23rd Street. Classes 2-319, 2-317, 2-325, 2-309 will exit first and line up towards Bay 22nd Street.
Grade 3 - Using Staircase D you will exit through the inner courtyard. Classes 3-302, 3-326, 3-301,3-313 will exit first.
Grade 4 - Using Staircase C you will exit through Bay 22nd Street exit (auditorium door). Classes 4-401, 4-415, 4-413, 4-407 will exit first and proceed to the right all the way down to the end of the fence.
Grade 5 - Using Staircase E walk through the auditorium and exit using the side door on Bay 22nd Street. Classes 5-425, 5-430, 5-428 & 5-427 will exit first and proceed to the left towards Bath Ave.
Breakfast & Lunch Procedures:
Breakfast (7:55 AM) - Grab & Go breakfast will be taken up to classroom.
Lunch Periods 4, 5, 6 & 7 - Grab & Go lunch will be eaten in either auditorium, hot lunchroom or cold lunchroom. Students can bring their own lunch if they would like.
For certain activities, including lunch, additional safety measures will be used. When eating, students must maintain three feet of physical distance and should be seated in such a way that they are facing away from one another. For example, students may sit on a single side of a cafeteria bench, three feet apart. Schools may utilize other spaces, including but not limited to classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, and outdoor spaces for cafeteria use.
Covid Testing for Students:
Every school will randomly test biweekly unvaccinated students, who have submitted consent for testing, at a threshold of ten percent of unvaccinated students per school population (Pre-K and Kindergarten are excluded). Please note that students must submit a new COVID-19 testing consent form for the 2021-2022 school year to participate in the testing program. If your child is tested, we will let you know they were tested and when and how you will receive the results, which will typically be provided within 48-72 hours.
Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. Please note: if you already submitted consent during the last school year or summer, you will need to do so again for the 2021-2022 school year. There are two easy ways to submit:
Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)
Print and fill out the form.
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.
PS 200 Updates
February 17, 2021
Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place virtually as follows:
Evening Conferences: Wednesday, March 2 from 5 PM to 8 PM
Afternoon Conferences: Thursday, March 3 from 12:20 PM to 2:20 PM
Please note the following items in regards to your child’s half-day on Thursday, March 3:
Student dismissal is at 11:10 AM on March 3. We thank you in advance for being mindful of the dismissal time to pick up your child as parent/teacher conferences will begin promptly.
All children who are scheduled for bus transportation will depart for home by school bus at 11:15 AM on March 3.
Breakfast and lunch will be distributed to all children.
Your child's teacher will contact you to schedule your virtual appointment time and will send you the link to join the meeting. Parent-teacher conferences provide us with the opportunity to strengthen our working alliance for student success.
Report cards will be available in your child's NYC schools account on March 2.
November 9, 2021
September 27, 2021
Learn English Online! All parents and guardians are invited to attend Tuesdays and Wednesdays ONLINE!
Contact Ms. Lucy at LLaMothe@ps200.com or check your child's email for more details!
September 26, 2021
September 17, 2021
Please read the updated attendance letter here.
September 9, 2021
Please join the PS 200 Wolfpack for an informational town hall meeting tonight, Thursday, September 9th at 6pm.
September 3, 2021
Please read this important letter about school attendance for the 2021-2022 school year.
September 2, 2021
The Y After-School Program at PS 200 is offered at no cost to parents, thanks to the generous support from the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development.
The program is offered to children in kindergarten to 5th grade attending school at PS 200 & neighboring schools.
More Information on how to register for the
August 30, 2021
We are sharing the DOE Homecoming Health and Safety Guide for families, which includes the latest health and safety precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students.
Translations will also be available at schools.nyc.gov/homecoming in the coming days.
We will continue to update that family-facing website throughout the school year with information about health and safety protocols in our schools, important changes to academic policy, supports and services for students and families, and more.
STAY IN TOUCH
Email Distribution List
Attention Parents & Guardians,
Due to the current, ever-changing situation, we want to ensure we keep you informed and up to date. With the uncertainty we face in this pandemic, we want to make sure you always have the most up-to-date information!
If you have not already signed up, please fill out this form to join the P.S. 200 parent/guardian email distribution list! If you received the email about the snow closure to your personal email address, you are already on the list! If not, please complete the form here: