Danielle Nola


   Stacy Battista     Keefe Vallaro     Diana Messano     Carol Ferrantino

Assistant Principals 

PS 200

The Benson School

PS 200 Updates

Thursday, September 5, 2024 is the first day of school for the 2024-2025 school year.

Check out our Summer Resource! 

School Supply lists can be found here!

Calendar: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/calendar/2024-2025-school-year-calendar

You may be eligible for free or lost cost internet service

DOE Updates

Calendar: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/calendar/2024-2025-school-year-calendar

Elementary Admissions Virtual Information Sessions: All NYC families with children born in 2019, 2020, and 2021 are invited to join a virtual information session covering 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten (including Gifted & Talented) admissions. The session will cover how offers were made and how waitlists work. Please see the schedule below:

Visit the elementary events webpage for more information on how to join.

NYC PS summer meals service begins on June 27 and continues through August 30. Breakfast is offered from 8:00-9:15, and lunch runs from 11:00-1:15. Meals are served Mondays through Fridays, with the exception of July 4-5.

Summer meals are available at approximately 500 locations citywide, including select schools, parks, libraries, and community pools (which provide meal service on weekends as well). To find the location nearest you, call 311, visit our summer meals webpage, or, starting June 27, text “NYCFOOD” or “NYCCOMIDA” to 304-304.

In addition to the standard summer meals program, NYCPS also offers lunch seven days a week via food trucks in Brooklyn (Prospect Park), Manhattan (Sara D. Roosevelt Park), and the Bronx (Ferry Point Park). Interested families can learn more on our website.

Finally, please note that students in grades K-8 participating in Summer Rising will also receive free breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack at their Summer Rising site.

Help with homework: Dial-A-Teacher

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!!!



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!  


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