School Calendar

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day: No School
Tue, May 26 - Wed, Jun 3
Book Fair
Tue, May 26 - Fri, May 29
SCIENCE NY State Performance Test
Grade 8 only
Wednesday, May 27
The Mask You Live In Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, May 29
Second grade concert
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Manhattan Youth Improv Players
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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A Letter from Principal Terri

Principal Terri Talked to Parents about Social Media
-part of the Talks with Terri Series
(posted on 4/29/15)

Read the Presentation Here

General Information

Music K-3rd  Come join our lower grades music teacher, Elizabeth Weissman Day, from 8:30-9:10am in the auditorium on the dates below to see your child’s grade perform the music they have learned during the school year. 

Kindergarten: May 15th 8:30-9:15am in auditorium (Family Friday go directly to auditorium)

1st Grade: May 22nd 8:30-9:15am in auditorium

2nd Grade: May 29th 8:30-9:15am in auditorium

3rd Grade: June 5th  8:30-9:15am in auditorium

*SCIENCE STATE TEST for 4th & 8th grade

Grade 4 is taking the NY State Science performance lab assessment Wed-Fri May 20-22. Grade 8 is taking the assessment Wed - Fri May 27-29.  The performance assessment is hands-on in the lab and takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

The NY State Science written assessment is given to all 4th and 8th graders on Monday, June 1 – please make sure your child arrives by 8:30am. The test consists of multiple choice and a few extended response questions and should last just under 2 hours.

If your child is home sick on test days there will be make up days. Please contact Claudine at with any questions.

*SCIENCE FAIR K-8th grade - June 3rd, 6-8pm

Students are hard at work creating their exhibits for the School Science Fair!  

**School calendar change - June 15th one full day of no-school instead of 2 half days in June!!  (DOE calendar states 2 half days 9th and 15th which we voted not to follow- please advise Erica Weldon if you need child care)  

May 26 - June 3 

Get ready for Summer Reading and visit our Book Fair!
See all the latest, greatest and engaging books. There’s something for everyone. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Preview the New Books: Click Here

Help Support Reading in Our Classrooms
We will have teacher-created Wish Lists if you would like to purchase books for your child's class.
Our Book Fair Class Schedule: Click Here

Calling All Book Lovers! Volunteer for at least an hour or two.
Volunteer Schedule: 
Click Here

May 21 - June 10  
Can’t make it to our Book Fair?
You and your family members can still participate in our Online Book Fair.
Every book sold benefits our school. Online orders will arrive to PS/IS 276 on or before June 20 and will be sent home with your child. Click Here   

*Children born in 2011 – Public PREK Applications


*Free SUMMER programs from the DOE

It's never too early to start thinking about summer. The NYC DOE has a full slate of Summer activites for students. Visit the Summer Programs page on the DOE site for more information 

     May & June Lunch Menus

Please pay September '14 or prior balance via check. 
October'14 or later, you may make a payment

See the lunch schedule here

Help is needed - please see the job description.  

Parent Math Workshop Materials

Thank you to all the parent who attended the Parent Math Workshop on Computational Fluency on 1/15/15 

-Ariel Dlugasch and Dawn Schafer- PS/IS 276 Math Coaches.

You will find the materials for the presentation on the Math Workshops and Information page.

The DOE is thrilled to announce the official kick-off of the Community and citywide Education Council Elections.  We all know how essential parent engagement is to the success of our children's education.  Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know to be on the DOE CEC.  For more information about nominating and voting please click on link above.

8th grade graduation fundraising Basketball games are in full season and our graduation concession stand is in need of donated goodies! Baked, bagged or boxed goodies  Please bring your donations to the PTA room 105 marked "concession donations." Thank you for your donations! Please visit the school website for our MS home basketball games and come support our team and concessions!

 As of January 1, the NYCDOE will no longer use ARIS or ARIS Parent Link, and will create a new system to provide parents with online access to up-to-date student information (by September 2015). In the interim, the NYCDOE will provide parents with alternate ways of retrieving their students’ information. More information about the new system, and alternate methods to retrieve students’ information will be shared as soon as it's available.  

If your child is traveling or out of school for more than 3 days please advise William Wilson in the main office or email your child’s itinerary to and advise your child’s teacher. This will not “excuse” your child’s absence but it will be marked as an “explained” absence. Please bring in a note if your child has seen a doctor or dentist as well.

You must bring your PHOTO ID if you are entering the school building.  The security guards are there to protect your child(ren) and keep the school safe. If you do not have an ID then you will need to return home to get it. No one will be allowed to enter the building without proper ID(credit/debit cards are not accepted).

Younger siblings in the school building

Manhattan Youth:
Check out middle school game schedule here

Congratulations to our IS276 fall sports teams!! GO CHARGERS! Read more...

-If you must drop off and pick your child to and from school in a car please pull over on First Place instead of in front of the school building or cross walk.

-Please cross Battery Place at the corner, NOT IN BETWEEN THE CARS. Traffic police will begin issuing tickets to those who are jay walking. Please teach your child the safest way to cross the streets for practice when they are on their own.


Tips on how to get rid of Lice - information from Nurse Elissa and the Dept. of Health. 


LS & MS recess clubs are starting!

FREE MyLibraryNYC NYPL Library Cards


Application Workshop
for families of MS students interested in applying to arts-based High Schools. 

For more Info

DOE Medical Forms and Emergency Phone System


School Bus petition for students that live east of WEST ST. Please support these families by "liking" this youtube video.


PTA News

*PTA GENERAL MEETING - May 8th Friday at 8:30 in the auditorium.

Discussion about nominations for the PTA Executive board and SLT for the 2015-16 school year.  If you are interested in running please email


 Screening: The Mask You Live In
- Weds. May 27

A must see film for parents of boys. Screening and panel on May 27 at 7:30PM. Click here for tickets and more information.

Staten Island Yankees - June 21 at 4PM
Save the Date! Sunday, June 21st is PS/IS 276 day at the Staten Island Yankees ballpark! Join us to watch the SI Yankees take on the Brooklyn Cyclones. This annual event is fun for the whole family and is a great fundraiser for the school. Order forms will be sent home early next week.


 276 Cares

Next Clothing Drive: Monday, June 1, 8-9am. Click here for more info.

Lower Manhattan Build Schools Now Petition 

Please help by signing the Build Schools Now's petition

More than just clipping boxtops. Click here to Shop for 276!

Click on the Amazon logo. Every purchase made through this link supports our kids! Please share with friends & family!

Please take part in some simple actions to earn points and win cash for our school. Click here

To learn how you can get involved or if you have any questions, please email