Angst: Raising Awareness Around AnxietyDiscounted Pre-Sale tickets for PS/IS 276 Families on Sale Now. (Sale to public begins 11/16)Angst is a 1-hour documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety with an emphasis on youth and family. It takes a look at the causes and effects of anxiety, how to identify and understand its symptoms, and offers tools and resources that provide hope. The film features interviews with real kids, teens, parents and experts.Screening starts at 6:30PM followed by a special Q&A with our expert panel, including:
More about Angst and the Movie TrailerProducer's Statement: "Why We Made This Movie"PS-IS276 02M276 - Battery Park City School
- Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, of the Columbia University Clinic For Anxiety;
- Jerry Bubrick, PhD, of the Child-Mind Institute and one of the experts featured in the film;
- Michele Zaccario, PhD, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist and PS/IS 276 Parent
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- Please complete the PTA Survey. It will be open until Nov. 22nd.
- "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" Screening. - 11/29, 6:30pm
- Per DOE guidelines, each family MUST complete a Lunch Form as it affects school funding. Forms were provided in the Back to School folders, or you can fill it out online: https://www.myschoolapps.com/.
- Lunch Menu - November 2017
Communications - In case of Emergency
This morning children came into school in a variety of moods. Some were excited to share their Halloween candy with our troops overseas (two children donated 100% of their trick or treat candy!) and to talk about their costumes. Others were more preoccupied with the incident on West Street and Chambers. Whether they talked about the event or not, all students knew something had happened. We know it is important to directly address concerns and news like this with students. We want them to know that we work diligently to keep them safe.
This morning all students had an opportunity to participate in community circles where questions and concerns were answered and safety protocols were reviewed again. Our staff was proud of our students for their thoughtful comments, concern, and empathy. Students were encouraged to speak to a school counselor or teacher if needed. While the staff was impressed with the students, they also expressed that many of the students were struck by the closeness of the event. We are watching the kids closely today and urge you to check in with your children as well.
Here are some resources to guide you in navigating these conversations with your children.
National Child Traumatic Stress Center
How to Talk to Kids About Violence: A Response from Parenting Press
Child Mind Institute trauma resources
Due to recent events you may be feeling overwhelmed with concerns, worry and questions. I would like to take this opportunity to re-visit our school emergency protocol, how to connect with school after hours, and resources available including tips for supporting your child.
I also want to review safety and emergency protocols with you.
As Susan shared in an earlier email and we have 3 main safety protocols that we practice. The familiar fire drill (now called an evacuation drill), lock down drills (the scariest of the 3; we hide in classrooms with doors locked), and shelter in place (where the danger is outside the school building, we lock the doors, and keep things as normal as possible for the children.) Yesterday, we used the shelter in place protocol. Whenever we are instructed to use a safety protocol by the FDNY or NYPD, we are not allowed to lift it until we are given the go ahead. While this can be frustrating, it is done with the intention of keeping our community safe.
Communication from School to Home
If events happen during the school day, we will send out blasts through twitter (@terriruyter), a blog post, email blasts (we had some technical issues yesterday and not all emails arrived at the destination) and through MailChimp. I am also working on finding an easy to use emergency group text service.
Communication from Home to School
If you have concerns, you can also call the school (remember that many parents might be calling and the phones may be busy) or Manhattan Youth if it is during after school hours.
School office: 212-266-5800
Brad Lewis – K through 5th 646-592-1233
Cynthia DeLeon – 6th through 8th 917-565-7249
Thank you for your support and courage during this time. Our community is a very strong and resilient one. One I am very proud of.
The PTA is conducting a parent survey of our programs, events and funding priorities to better serve our families. The survey will be open until Wednesday Nov 22nd and takes just ~5 minutes to complete -
Share your thoughts so we can build a better school - together! Questions or feedback on school policies like grading, testing or school safety, please contact the school's parent coordinator Susan Townes.
Angst - Special Screening
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30-8:00PM, in the PS/IS 276 Auditorium
Angst is a 1-hour documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety with an emphasis on youth and family. It takes a look at the causes and effects of anxiety, how to identify and understand its symptoms, and offers tools and resources that provide hope. The film features interviews with real kids, teens, parents and experts.
Screening starts at 6:30PM followed by a special Q&A with our expert panel, including:
Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, of the Columbia University Clinic For Anxiety;
Jerry Bubrick, PhD, of the Child-Mind Institute and one of the experts featured in the film;
Michele Zaccario, PhD, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist and PS/IS 276 Parent
"I.S.276 students will view the film during school on 11/30."
Recommend Age: 10+.
School Supplies 2017-2018
Each year, our 276 office staff and parent volunteers work throughout the summer to source and purchase, in bulk, the materials needed for the upcoming school year. This practice allows us to:
• Take advantage of lower prices
• Eliminate the need for individual purchases of shared supplies and the need to transport supplies to school
• Ensure that our teachers and our children will have all supplies needed on the first day of school
We are offering this convenient alternative to traditional back-to-school shopping and are asking every family to contribute to this effort.
We are also requesting contributions toward the head lice examinations that will occur several times throughout the year, as regular monitoring helps us to identify and remedy any head lice outbreaks.
We hope that you enjoy the convenience of this program and we thank you for your support!
School Tours - Admissions
Kindergarten and Lower Grades Admissions -
We are offering 2 tours -- Tuesday, November 28, and Wednesday, December 13. The info sessions run from 6:00 to 7:00pm Please register here
Middle School Admissions - (Fifth Graders not currently attending PS 276)
We are offering 2 tours -- Tuesday, October 24, 2017 and Monday, November 13. The info sessions run from 6:00 to 7:30pm
Please limit attendance to parents and the fifth grader ONLY. Please register here
Register PTA Membership Tool!
You can provide and update your contact information, view the online school directory, see upcoming calendar events, pay for school supplies, sign up to volunteer, make a contribution to the Invest In Your Child Campaign, and much, much more!
Free Lunch for all Students!
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families.
For more information, please read at the DOE communication - FreeLunchEnglish.pdf