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Principal's Corner

Welcome Back School Year 2017-18

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From the Desk of Principal Tracey A. Wright

School Year 2017-18

Dear P.S. 39 Families:

I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2017-2018 School Year! For those of you who are new to our school, I want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place. Our teachers and staff are passionate, caring, hardworking, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative and driven group of people who take learning seriously while also making personal connections that help kids succeed. Please read the article about our school at the "Latest News" section of this website.

We have been designated as a "Lighthouse School" by Franklin Covey.  This is a great achievement many years in the making by our entire community.  Each day our students recite the 7 Habits to create a unified environment. We embody leadership skills, respect and our Tiger’s win-win attitude. Our students learn the importance of getting along and resolving conflict peacefully using research-based tools to teach them to become civic-minded citizens.

For the past 7 years I have been the principal at P.S. 39, this school is where my heart lies, and I consider it the perfect opportunity and place to do the most important work in the world. There is no other place I would rather be!

I am thrilled at the opportunity to get to know all of you this year and engage in the educational process together. I am also looking forward to continuing building relationships with returning families. I am a big believer in communication and honesty. If we are honest with each other and communicate with each other then we will be successful. I also believe that building strong relationships between home and school is a key factor in increasing student achievement. As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. I strongly believe that parental involvement is an essential component of student success. A wise person said, “Be involved, your child’s future depends on it.” Research continues to show increased academic achievement and high school graduation rates for students whose parents are engaged in the educational process.

I am excited to announce you will have a chance to meet all of our teachers at our Family Night on Wednesday, September 13th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. You will also have an opportunity to sign up for Notify Me that will allow you to stay informed about what is going on at school.

School Hours:  8:00a.m.-2:20 p.m. Please be sure to have your child/children here on time. Students who are consistently late are at a clear disadvantage and usually arrive feeling frantic and unprepared. All students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. receive a late pass and are recorded as late.


Breakfast is served at 7:35 a.m. and is free for all children

School Supply List:

School supply lists for each grade level are posted on our school’s website at

Stop and Drop:

Mrs. DeFilippi will be in front of the school on Macfarland for stop and drop each morning. Staff is posted inside the school to supervise students and ensure safety at drop off.   


Each month we will send home a Tiger Pause newsletter telling you what’s happening at P.S. 39. Information will also be available on our school website at

As a reminder, the first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2017 for all students.

I look forward to working with you and your child. We can’t wait to meet you!

In partnership,

Tracey A. Wright

Principal, P.S. 39