• Terri's latest blog post (4/23): STEM at 276


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  • School Food Update:

    Due to a hold on chicken drumsticks, Monday's (4/24) menu will be tuna, turkey, cheese, and PBJ sandwiches.


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Upcoming Events

  • Last day to order Yearbook!

    Click HERE to purchase. 

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  • Math State Exam

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  • Auditorium

    Book Club with Terri

    It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd.(Full text at the link. It is a free download or you can buy at a bookseller). We will be discussing chapters 1 - 3.  

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-12

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  • 276 Cares: Clothing & Textile Drive

    Outside main lobby
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  • Parent Room

    Middle School social events planning

    First meeting. Email pta@bpcschool.org if you can't make it and want to join. 

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  • Teacher Appreciation Day

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  • SLT Meeting

  • Grade 5 to Clearpool

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  • Grade 5 to Clearpool

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New York State Exams

New York State (NYS) grades 3–8 Math exams will be administered on May 2–4
Science Written Exam on June 5
(for 4th and 8th grades ONLY)
*New York State (NYS) grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) has been COMPLETED

Here are some tips to help with test anxiety from our Guidance Counselors - Test Anxiety.pptx  


Attention: 8th GRADERS and PARENTS

On May 13 and 21, Kaplan is holding our annual 5 Borough 
5 Borough SHSAT Practice TestSat 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
131 West 56th Street New York, NY (Location in Manhattan)
Looking to apply to a Specialized High School? Take a new SHSAT practice test to see how you would do. Visit kaptest.com/shsat5 to sign up.
It’s free to attend, but space is limited.

Yearbooks are for sale!!
$55 - available until 4/30
Please remember 5th and 8th grade parents do not need to purchase unless they want an extra copy because their students automatically get 1 yearbook.  
Get your yearbook today! Click HERE to purchase. 


Thursday, May 18th (3rd-5th grade) at 6:00 - 7:30 PM
 Thursday, May 25th  (6th-8th grade) at 6:30 - 7:30 PM*
K,1st and 2nd - dates will be announced shortly... stay tuned

* Additionally Art Show will be going on for 6th - 8th gradesThursday May 25th 6:30-7:30

School Cell Phone Policy
PLEASE! Do not call or text your child during the school day. If your child needs to be in touch with you, they need to use the school phones. 
It is school policy that students do not use cell phones during the day. 

School Newspaper 
  It features columns such as Comics, Current Events, Hobby Corner, Spotlight, Poetry, and so much more.
Be sure to check it out! TheBatteryNews.com 

Math Tutoring at LUNCH
Rooms #804 and #809
(by National Junior Honor Society)
Contact Carmen Robles for details. 

 Social Justice Reading for Middle School

Social justice reading list for middle-graders: Is your child taking an interest in social justice and political activism? Check out this
 list of eight novels with social justice themes for middle-graders »
You can also find some great book recommendations on this
 reading list of children's books about refugees »

Newspaper for Kids

A newspaper for kids: If you want to help your child follow the news, but he or she has trouble reading adult newspapers, check out Time for kids » 
Talking to Kids about Racism

Talking to kids about racism: Racial tensions are running high in the United States. Racial tensions are running high in the United States. To learn more about the forms that racial bias can take in children,

 check out this blog post about talking to children about racism » 

New York City School Water
A note from Deputy Chancellor Rose followed by a detailed notice and Q&A regarding the specific number of lead elevations and the locations of the associated fixtures within our school building. 01 31 2017_M276 Backpack Letter.pdf 
Update as of March 14, 2017: Thorough lead testing of all water taps was completed in December. The results of those tests indicated that there were three sources of contamination -- one in a custodial closet and 2 of 3 spigots in one of the hand washing sinks in the cafeteria.  Those faucets have all been turned off. All other pipes in the building tested negative for lead and other contaminants. Our water is safe for drinking and hand washing!

PTA News

276 Cares 
Next Wearable Collections: Monday, May 1st from 8-9am only in front of the school.  
Click here for donation details - Clothing, Textile, & Shoe Drive .
Please check the Lost and Found - all unclaimed items will be donated. 

Save the Date 
Run for Knowledge 2017!
 Friday, October 13, 2017 will be our 8th annual Run for Knowledge!

The committee has been meeting to prepare for next year's super fun back to school event and fundraiser. We have many areas of need to help make this year's event a success. From Corporate Sponsorships, Small and Local Business solicitations, bookkeeping, event planning, race coordinating. We'd love your input and ideas to assist our efforts.

If you would like to help out, please join us at our PS276 team meeting, this Thursday April 27th at our general committee meeting at 9am at Hudson Eats.

Please contact Brooke at R4K@bpcschool.org for info.  

Do you have a middle schooler and would like to be more involved?
Middle School Friday Night Social Committee- The PTA is starting a new committee to plan 3 Friday night social events for middle school students for next year in conjunction with Student Council. First meeting will be May 8th at 8:30 in the Parent Room. If you can't make it but want to join, email pta@bpcschool.org



Talking to Your Kids About the Facts of Life- Adult Role Models Workshop
 "Talking to Your Kids About the Facts of Life" Adult Role Models Workshop May 8th 6:30- 8:30 pm in the Auditorium.
Join us for a FREE two-hour workshop, to help parents talk with their children and teens about this sensitive topic. This workshop trains parents to be Adult Role Models so they can then lead workshops for other community groups. 

   Come to the game!
Please email yankees@bpcschool.org with any questions or concerns.


The PTA needs volunteer help for some new committees!

Hospitality Committee- Do you love food? Help organize food at our events, including the PTA meetings, K & 1 welcome reception in the fall, coordinating baked goods for the teachers at Teacher Conference day. Email hospitality@bpcschool.org to join.

Halloween Dance Committee- Join this new committee to plan the 1st Halloween event for our school. Email pta@bpcschool.org to join.

Principal Terri's Blog

Click for my blog about schooling, kids, and 276.

  • Latest post (4/23): STEM at 276

To subscribe, click on the '+Follow' icon on the bottom right corner.  

This Month's Lunch Menu

April: K-8 Alternative Lunch Menu

Preview May Menu HERE

Sliced pizza has been discontinued on Fridays for the remainder of this school year.

Manhattan Youth


 Free Screening of Aladdin 

This Saturday, April 29th at 9:30 am at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Tribeca Film Festival is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Aladdin with a Free Screening 

Pre-Screening Activities include face painting, arts and craft, carpet ride green screen, and street dancing performances. Also at the screening will be an audience sing-along led by original singing voice of Aladdin, Brad Kane.

 Manhattan Youth received tickets for our families to attend. So, if you are interested in attending this event, please follow this link to reserve your tickets.

PS/IS 276 Shopping Page

Shop & Earn $ for our school! 

Something New -> 15% Off All Recreational Classes at ICE

Valid: through 5/31/17

Support the Chargers!

Click here for game schedule!


Tuesday, May 9 at 6:00pm
Spruce Street School, 12 Spruce Street
Featuring District 2 Educators and students, and Amy Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also the Director of the Center for Understanding Race and Education (CURE) and co-Director of the Public Good, a non-profit public school support organization for racially and ethnically diverse schools. In February, 2016, Wells and her colleagues published a Century Foundation report titled, How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students.

   Maria's Blood Drive

Hosted by a PS 276 parent 
Saturday, May 6th at 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Stuyvesant High School

The blood centers are in low supply and this parent depends on receiving two units of blood every 14 days due to her genetic blood disease she was born with and diagnosed at 2 years old, Thalassemia (aka Cooley's anemia). This parent is a big advocate in organizing blood drives.  
She has attained the required 30 signatures and the NY Blood Center has confirmed the date above!

Fliers will be posted shortly in the school and around the neighborhoodwith all the details. Please email Susan to put your name on the list for our Kindergarten parent - Maria Hadjidemetriou! 

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Twitter @bpcschool_lib: General Library News 

Instagram @bpcschool.lib: Private account for school community only

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To learn how you can get involved in other ways, click HERE or if you have any questions, please email volunteer@bpcschool.org