Danielle Nola


   Stacy Battista     Keefe Vallaro     Diana Messano

Assistant Principals 

PS 200

The Benson School

PS 200 Updates

The music department concerts will be next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Parents are invited to the Thursday, December 14th performance at 9 am. The live stream link will be shared on Thursday morning. 

Will your child be in Kindergarten next year?  Join us for a Kindergarten Open house on Friday, December 15th to learn more about our K program! See flier for more information.  Register here: https://forms.gle/Mvct7MQ4aTX48m887

School will be closed for Winter Recess from December 25 through January 1. 

Learn About our new HMH program!

The DOE has provided a digital tour of the ED Portal for families. Students log into Teach Hub with NYC credentials and access Into Reading. Once a student is on the ED dashboard, the portal is on the student site and can toggle between English and Spanish. 

HMH Portal : Family & Caregiver Tour

Learn about the new HMH Into Reading program!  Click on your grade to read the family letter for Module 1. 

Kindergarten Grade 3

Grade 1 Grade 4

Grade 2 Grade 5

Click here for translations. 


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.

As in prior years, the DOE recognizes and celebrates teacher excellence through the Big Apple Awards (BAA). The BAA nomination process for the upcoming cohort of fellows for the 2024–25 school year is now open through January 19. You are invited to nominate a teacher for the Big Apple Award by completing this nomination form by January 19. There is more information in the flier. For questions, email bigappleteachers@schools.nyc.gov

The Community Education Council for District 20 Welcomes You to Join them for the December 2023 Calendar and Business Meetings.

Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 

Time: 6:00 PM Calendar Meeting. Business Meeting to follow

In-person: P.S. 176 The Ovington Bay Ridge Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219

Register for the virtual meeting by using this link:


Topics: Public speaking session, Report from District Superintendent, Council President announcements, and Approval of Minutes (Additional topics may be announced)

Interpretation will be available: 

Arabic - +1 347-966-4114,,803538528#

Mandarin - +1 347-966-4114,,523132655#

Spanish - +1 347-966-4114,,332999898#

For more information, including meeting documents, click here!

Please read this important letter from Deputy Chancellor, Kenita Lloyd.  Please click on the language below for translations. 

Chinese Haitian Creole    Korean

Russian Spanish French

Urdu Arabic Bangla

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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