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Summer Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians of P.S. 39 Students:

Thank you for a wonderful school year.  Your children are leaving for the summer with many new skills and strategies that we hope they will utilize and enhance throughout the summer.  Attached you will find homework assignments from your child’s new teacher. Please provide your child with the time and tools they will need to complete these assignments as they are due to their teacher on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.  Doors will open at 7:35 a.m. for breakfast.

Homework assignments and supply lists for grades K-5 are also available online at . In addition to completing these assignments, we encourage you to visit the public library and have your child carry a book with them to read throughout the summer, even on car and plane trips.  Engage your child in math problem solving discussion, i.e. if ice cream cost $2 each how much will we spend for our family of 5 to have an ice cream? Expose your children to the rich history of our borough and city by visiting places like the Staten Island Ferry and discussing all that you see.  Investigate the science around us, i.e. compare the evaporation of water in sun vs the shade.  Summer vacation is the perfect opportunity for children to learn from and with their first teachers, you.

The Summer Big Apple Games Program is back! The Recreational Program, designed as an extension of the PSAL, accommodates children in grades 4 and 5 including students with special needs. This summer’s Program will operate from Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 to Thursday, August 6th, 2015. The program offers a variety of recreational opportunities for our children.  Registration is free for students and the program will operate from 9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

As you are aware we are a uniform school.  Uniforms can be purchased at or the school has limited sizes available for purchase.  Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Rosemarie DeFilippi at 718-447-4543 extension 2534. We will also have a Uniform Day/Night with Cookies Kids in July, please stay tuned for further information!

We are still waiting for scores for the New York State ELA and Math exams.  We will notify 3rd-5th grade parents when they are available.

On September 2nd & 3rd students entering grades K and 1st will be invited to meet their teacher through a reading baseline assessment. We will mail home specific information regarding times.

As always please refer to the school website for the latest information and up to date news at

Please sign up for the "notify me" feature on the home page of our website.  This feature allows us to send you short reminders regarding meetings, events, school closings or emergencies via email or text message to your cell phone.  At PS 39 we believe the home-school connection is a high priority for making your child's school career a success. 

As always, if you need any help or have any questions; we are here to help you and your family!  We wish everyone a safe, enjoyable and fun-filled summer vacation.




Tracey A. Wright