School Calendar

Friday, March 6
Girls JV Basketball playoff
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Home Game
Saturday, March 7
Manhattan Youth Dance Performance
7:00 PM
A middle school cumulative dance performance in the auditorium
Monday, March 9
Students vs. Staff Basketball Game
6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 11
Talks with Terri: Standardized Testing
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
NYS testing dates are in April for grades 3-8. 
Please complete this form so that I know your questions in advance. 
SLT Meeting
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Parent Room #105

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A Letter from Principal Terri

Reading Passions
(posted on 1/2/15)


General Information

TALKS WITH TERRI ON TUESDAYS! - March 11, 8-8:30 in the auditorium.

She will discuss the topic of state testing. If you have any questions you would like addressed please submit here.

ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL MATH-A-THON   Permission slips due Monday, March 9!
Kindergarten through 8th grade students will be participating in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-a-Thon from March 9th to March 20th.   These students will be helping to raise money for kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.  Please look for the information envelope in your student's backpack, or go to
For Math-A-Thon dates:

SCHOOL SURVEY TIME!! Homework for Parents!

The school distributed the NYC DOE school survey forms at P/T conferences last Thursday. We encourage you to fill out your school survey asap either with the form or online here.  Thank you to those who have filled them out already. It takes about 6-7 minutes to complete.


*Signing your child out before dismissal must be before 2pm! No exceptions!  Read more...

STEM camps for students!

Spring Break Camps: Wildlife Detective Camp at the Bronx Zoo - Open to students in Grades 1 & 2.  Program meets during Spring Break, April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015.  Click to apply by March 13th deadline

Zoo Explorers Camp at the Bronx Zoo - 
Open to students in Grades 3, 4, & 5. Program meets during Spring Break, April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015.  Click to apply by March 13th deadline

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS for GIRLS!  Click below for more info.


   March & April 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.  

The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) is thrilled to announce that 2015 Festival Tickets are now on sale. For every ticket purchased, NYICFF donates $3 back to our PTA!


Department of Environmental Protection Launches 29th Annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest


Cyberbullying seminar with John Halligan - March 5th 6-7:30pm


Young Writers Awards - Students in grades 3-8 can submit work to be considered for this 13th annual writing competition.  Since we donate books to Project Cicero, we automatically become members of the New York Library Society. Deadline is March 30.  For more info, click here.   

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

  Yearbook Order Deadline:  March 31st!


Manhattan Youth:
Check out middle school game schedule here

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

Starting Nov. 7th, 25 MPH speed limit is in effect.

As always drive extra carefully by the school and do not block the cross walks. Read more...

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


The 6th Annual PS/IS 276 Spring Auction is on 
Thursday, March 26th from 6-10pm at Battery Gardens Restaurant!  

Get your tickets here


 276 Cares

Next Clothing Drive: Monday, April 13, 8-9am. Click here for more info.

PROJECT CICERO BOOK DRIVE - Ongoing until Thurs., March 4 at 9:00AM.  We are collecting new and gently used hardcover/softcover books for children and young adults in under-resourced schools in NYC.  

We accept: 
picture, early reader, reference, math/science, test prep, fiction/nonfiction and biographies.
We DO NOT accepttextbooks, adult books, library discards, bent/colored-on/water damaged books, or out of date non-fiction/ reference books.

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