Danielle NolaPrincipal, I.A.
Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana MessanoAssistant Principals
PS 200 Updates
Please read this letter regarding attendance.
Click on the "Welcome, Wolfpack to the 2022-2023 School Year" drop-down box above for first day of school information.
The Benson School
Our guidance counselors will be hosting weekly Parent Workshops on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Learn more about NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/nyc-schools-account
Take the qualifying test this month and protect New Yorkers. More info: http://nyc.gov/parks/lifeguards
Welcome, wolfpack to the 2022-2023 School year!
School resumes Thursday, Sept. 8. 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.