PS 200

The Benson School

Javier Muñiz


Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana Messano

Assistant Principals

Harvest &


Celebrating Family, Community

& Our School

Join us:

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 9am-11am

in the PS 200 Courtyard

There will be:

Games - Food - Music

Dancing - Face Painting

Fundraising - Arts - Crafts

Fun, Friendship, School Spirit, & Community!

Please bring a canned or non-perishable food for our Fall Food Drive.

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.

Arrival Procedures

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.

Dismissal Procedures

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).

  • 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.

PS 200 Updates

September 13, 2022

Please read this letter regarding attendance.

September 8, 2022

Welcome back! Please review the PS 200 Cell Phone Policy and the DOE Disciplinary Code.

August 30, 2022

We are excited to begin a new school year! We will post updates here as they are ready to be shared. For now, click on the "Welcome, Wolfpack to the 2022-2023 School Year" drop-down box above for first day of school information.

Supply Lists are available!

Check back for more information soon!

DOE Updates

August 30, 2021

We are sharing the DOE Homecoming Health and Safety Guide for families, which includes the latest health and safety precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students.

Translations will also be available at in the coming days.

We will continue to update that family-facing website throughout the school year with information about health and safety protocols in our schools, important changes to academic policy, supports and services for students and families, and more.

Our guidance counselors will be hosting weekly Parent Workshops on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 929-266-2006 PIN: ‪610 980 199#

More phone numbers:



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 this pandemic, 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:

New Student Registration

Parents of new students, please fill in this Google Form to begin the registration process.

6/27/22 UPDATE: This form will be closed for the summer and will reopen in September 2022.


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

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