Danielle NolaPrincipal, I.A.
Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana MessanoAssistant Principals
The Benson School
PS 200 Updates
There is no school for students on June 8th and June 9th.
PTA Meeting on June 15th at 6:30pm to elect next year’s PTA board.
Google Meet joining info: https://meet.google.com/mxz-vgrm-vru
Or dial: (US) +1 401-592-7126 PIN: 688 068 746#
The Kindergarten Stepping-Up Ceremonies will be on Thursday, June 15th.
The 5th Grade Transfer Exercises will be on Friday, June 16th.
June 19 Juneteenth, schools are closed
Tuesday, June 20th is our Brooklyn Cyclones Outing! All family and friends are invited to attend a game with the Wolfpack! Tickets are $12 each and everyone receives a free hat! Order your tickets here: https://fevo.me/bensonschool200.
June 27, Last day of school for students
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
Schools Chancellor David C. Banks Releases Annual Arts-in-Schools Report
New York City Public Schools increases arts offerings across grades and doubles-down on commitment to prioritizing arts instruction. Nearly 100 percent of schools are offering at least one arts discipline.
Pre-K results are now available!
Families with children born in 2019 who applied by the March 13 deadline can view their child’s Pre-K offer letter now in MySchools or by: Calling us at (718) 935-2009, Contacting a Family Welcome Center, Emailing us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov
The offer letter will include where your child received an offer for the 2023-2024 school year. It may also include information about waitlists, if applicable. A child is automatically on the waitlist for any program(s) listed higher on their application than where they received an offer.
To learn more how to view and accept offers (if applicable), watch this video.
The deadline to accept Pre-K offers and register is June 27. Doing so will not affect your chances of getting a waitlist offer to another program later. Families are also encouraged to contact schools directly to learn more about registration and next steps for the fall. Questions about Pre-K admissions or need support? Learn more on our website, call us at 718-935-2009, or visit a Family Welcome Center.
Welcome, wolfpack to the 2022-2023 School year!
Please review the PS 200 Cell Phone Policy and the DOE Disciplinary Code.
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.
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.
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:
Breakfast - Hot breakfast will be available at 7:30 in the cafeteria. Students may enter through the entrance off Bay 23rd facing the courtyard (see image above).
Lunch Periods 5, 6 & 7 - Hot lunch will be available. See the menu on the DOE's website. 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.
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.
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CALLING ALL PS 200 ALUMNI!
Are you a graduate of P.S. 200? Please complete the alumni form here or visit our new alumni page!