Danielle Nola


   Stacy Battista     Keefe Vallaro     Diana Messano

Assistant Principals 

PS 200

The Benson School

PS 200 Updates

Dismissal on Thursday, March 7th will be at 11:10 am. due to Parent teacher conferences.  **Please note - there is NO YMCA on Thursday, March 7th.


Parent-teacher conferences provide us with the opportunity to strengthen our working alliance for student success.  Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place virtually as follows:

·       Thursday, March 7, 2024- Afternoon Conference 12:20 - 2:20 PM

·       Thursday, March 7, 2024- Evening Conference  5:00 - 8:00 PM


Your child’s classroom teacher will contact you to schedule an appointment time to meet with him or her.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with an out of classroom teacher, or service provider, please complete the Google form.   This form must be completed by Monday, March 4th at noon.  Please be sure to include your contact information so the appropriate teacher can schedule an appointment with you. 

Please complete the form here: https://forms.gle/4Z4gK7BjoZMnE3HK9


We look forward to seeing you at Parent -Teacher Conferences!


Next week is Read Across America Week. This is a great time to celebrate some of our favorite BOOKS. Please see the calendar emailed in the Benson Weekly for daily school spirit events.

 Calendar: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2023-2024-school-year-calendar

You may be eligible for free or lost cost internet service

DOE Updates

Here is a one page version of the NYC Public school calendar.

Summer Rising 2024:

The DOE has released Summer Rising 2024 information.  Please read below or visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer/grades-k-8 for more information. Please be aware that the Summer Rising application for NYC K-8 students will launch in early March in MySchools.

There will be over 5 info sessions for parents. The info sessions will cover key dates, changes, resources, and MySchools information.

The goal is to support families in applying in MySchools for Summer Rising placement.

Learn more and enroll in a session Family webinars. Learn more about Summer Rising here https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer/grades-k-8

Be sure to join our Parent Webinar Training on Summer Rising:

February 27, 2024 at 6:30 PM

February 29, 2024 at 6:30 PM

March 7, 2024 at 6:30 PM

March 12, 2024 at 6:30 PM 

March 14, 2024 at 6:30 PM 

Program Overview

New Middle School Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm July 2-August 8

Summer Rising 2024 is a partnership between New York City Public Schools and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Summer Rising is free and available to all NYC students in grades K-8, pending seat availability.

Students in Summer Rising will have access to both academic and enrichment programming over the course of the day, including field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation. Programs will planned and operated collaboratively by school principals and community-based organizations (CBOs). The environment will be safe and supportive with staff prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs. Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be served. 

A typical day for students in grades K–8 will include a mix of academic support, social emotional learning, and enrichment activities. Academics will be provided by licensed teachers in the morning. Enrichment activities (such as art, sports, and play) will be led by CBO staff in the afternoons and on Fridays. CBOs will also facilitate enrichment in the morning, alongside academics, for K-5 programs. Students with disabilities who may require additional supports to participate in programming, such as a paraprofessional, will receive those supports as needed.

Multilingual learners/English language learners (MLs/ELLs) in grades K-8 participating in Summer Rising will engage in culturally responsive and student-centered academic opportunities in the morning and participate in afternoon enrichment sessions facilitated by trusted community-based organizations. Additionally, in the morning, MLs/ELLs will receive instruction targeting language and literacy development to support them with grade-level content. English as a New Language (ENL) teachers can provide MLs/ELLs with support through various instructional models, including small-group instruction or one-to-one support for MLs/ELLs

NYC Kids Rise is offering a number of parent workshops on activating the scholarship accounts during the month of March.

Activate and View Your Child’s NYC Scholarship Account

Is your family ready to take the first foundational step in the Save for College Program? At this workshop, parents and guardians will learn how to activate and view their child’s NYC Scholarship Account (Building Block 1). Families will also learn about the other foundational steps of the Program (Building Block 2 and 3).

Friday, March 1st  12PM in Spanish. 

Monday, March 4th  6PM in Spanish

Friday March 8th 10AM in English with Arabic and Mandarin interpretation

Monday, March 11th 6PM in English with Arabic and Mandarin interpretation

Friday, March 15th  12PM in Spanish

Events from April 8 – March 25 – NYC Kids RISE 

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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