PS 200

The Benson School

Javier Muñiz


Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana Messano

Assistant Principals

Parent Teacher Conferences March 3rd & 4th!

Please complete your health screening on your in-person days!



Feb. 26, 2021

Wednesday, March 3rd & Thursday, March 4th, have been designated as Parent/Teacher Conference times for all Elementary Schools.

Evening conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd and afternoon conferences will be held on Thursday, March 4th. Teachers will reach out to you to make an appointment.

March 4th will be a half day for in-person students. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. We thank you in advance for being mindful of the 11 a.m. dismissal time to pick up your child as parent/teacher conferences will begin promptly.

The basic purpose of this conference is to reinforce the joint efforts of parents and teachers in

the task of educating our children. Our objectives therefore are:

  • To strengthen the bond of mutual understanding and concern for all children.

  • To discuss mutual problems and seek cooperation in resolving them.

  • To enrich and revitalize accomplishments in the remaining months ahead of the year by stimulating the children to greater effort.

Breakfast and lunch will be distributed to all children.

Feb. 11, 2021

PS 200 celebrates our cultures with respect and kindness! Check out our Respect for All Week Virtual Festival so see student's artistic expressions of respect, kindness, and culture!

Feb. 1, 2021

January Art Showcases are up! Check out these wonderful slideshows highlighting PS 200 artists!

Jan. 15, 2021

Model 1 is beginning on Jan. 19!

Check your student's emails to see if their class is switching to Model 1, Groups F and G on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Then click add your child's new group calendar to your calendar by clicking the calendar button under "Quick Links" and subscribing to that calendar by clicking the plus sign in the lower right hand corner of the calendar!

Respect for All Week

We will be celebrating Respect for All on Feb. 11 with a virtual assembly. Click the button below to learn how to participate. We can't wait to see your photos and videos expressing kindness, respect, and culture!

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 2021 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:

November 30, 2020

All students must submit the consent form for mandatory in-school COVID-19 testing.

All In-person Learners should bring with them a face mask and device. If they don't bring a face mask, one will be given to them.

Students, and all visitors to the building, must complete the NYC DOE Health Screening. More information about these daily health screenings, including how-to videos in multiple languages, are available as part of our Reopening Plan.

Finally, please review our Arrival and Dismissal Procedures to learn which door your child must use and what time your child's class will be exiting the building at dismissal so that we may implement safe practices.

Switch to Remote Learning.

If you'd like to switch your child from Hybrid (in-person) to Remote Learning, please fill out the DOE Learning Preference Survey.

October 30, 2020

Are you a graduate of P.S. 200? Please complete the alumni form here or visit our new alumni page!

Blue Group C button.

Chancellor's Letter to Families regarding stepping down:

Please read the Chancellor's letter. Translations are posted at

Mandatory In-School COVID-19 Testing:

In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing. Mandatory in-school testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in all reopened school buildings.

If you have already submitted consent, we encourage you to do so again to ensure your student has the latest form on file:

  1. Online: Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Go to

  2. Paper Form: Fill out and return the paper form to school. A printable PDF file is available in ten languages at on the DOE website.

For more information about testing, visit the DOE Reopening Plan website.

Learning Preference Survey:

Families may choose 100% remote learning at any point during the school year by completing the Learning Preference Survey form. This means they would learn 100% remotely (all online, from home).

Grading Policy:

The DOE has announced the GRADING POLICY for the 2020-2021 school year. You can learn more about it on the DOE website.


Respect for all virtual assembly

Stay safe in school with Wolfie

School is going to be a little different this year... and that's ok!

Learn what you can and can't touch when you return to school!

Wolfie, Jumah, & Stacy teach good safety habits for when we return!

PS 200 Calendar