• Manhattan Youth: Friday, June 23rd, will be the last day of after-school programming.

    Please note, registration for fall schedule will not be available until Mid-August.

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  • Last School Holiday is Eid al-Fitr on Monday, June 26th

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Upcoming Events

  • Last Day of School

    Half Day 11:30am
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  • Run for Knowledge

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Principal Terri's Blog

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

  • Latest post (5/13): Nurse Elissa

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General Information

Pre-Registration for 2017-18 school year 
(new families only)
For families that live in the school zone as of June 1st - must have signed and dated lease and 2 other proofs of address

In June (until June 28th)

Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays 10-4pm 


In July:  (one week only)

7/18    Tuesday  -  12-2pm

7/19    Wednesday  - 10am -12noon

7/20   Thursday  -  8am-10am 


In August: (starting August 29th)

Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays 10-4pm 

Quick Links: 
Pre-Registration Form
 Click HERE for more information


Lunch Balances Due!

Lunch bills were sent home. Please PAY YOUR child's lunch balance by check or online!

To Pay For School Lunch Online - myschoolbucks.com and click sign up today. 
Questions contact: sabrina.razawiese@bpcschool.org in the main office

Please pay extra if your child will eat lunch up to the last day of school- lunch is $1.75 a day.  If your child has a negative balance, they will not receive their final report card. 

DreamBox Learning 
Keep your child's math skills sharp this summer! 
Check out six easy ways to think in numbers - HERE
Please note that all students have access to DreamBox already through our school account all summer long.

Book Club with Terri

Next meeting date: TBD 
276 Auditorium

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd (full text at the link).
First meeting 5/5: Chapters 1-3 

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  

 School Cell Phone Policy

It is school policy that students do not use cell phones during the day. 
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.

No Dismissal After 2PM

If your child HAS TO LEAVE after 2 PM please have child in office so when parent comes in there is no disruption to his/her class

Time Off

If your child is taking off more than 3 days please send a copy of your itinerary to your homeroom teacher and William in office (wwilson9@schools.nyc.gov)

If you are leaving PS 276 or possibly leaving

 Please advise Erica (at eweldon@schools.nyc.gov)  or ask your teacher for Discharge Form 
If you moved

 Please bring in 2 proofs of your new address so we can update your child’s biographical information in the DOE system.

 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!

Why We Give!

PTA News


Digital Literacy and Citizenship at 276 
Digital citizenship aims to redefine the way kids engage with technology by empowering teachers, parents and students to be safer online.  
To read more from Terri about why explicitly teaching our community about digital literacy is important - click HERE
Run for Knowledge 2017
 Friday, October 13, 2017 will be our 8th annual Run for Knowledge!

The planning  committee is currently seeking corporate sponsors - do you work for a corporation with an interest in supporting education and the Lower Manhattan community? If so, please contact our Sponsorship Directors, Christina Craig christina@cristeva.com and/or Lisa Johannessen LT1705@att.com with any information (such as company sponsorship contact name, etc.) you can share with them. Thank you!

If you would like to help out, please contact Brooke at R4K@bpcschool.org for info.    
For Friends and Family Sponsorship, please download and fill out  THIS FORM and send it back to R4K@bpcschool.org
And a reminded to collect pledges over the summer, please us this  Pledge Form 

Do you have a middle schooler and would like to be more involved?
Planning is underway for 3 Friday Night Middle School Social events for next year. 

Email middleschoolsocials@bpcschool.org to get involved and help plan our first open/gym board game night on 9/15 for the middle schoolers! 


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- Planning is underway for the 1st event for our school, but we need you to make this a success. We will have a DJ, music, fun games and activities, costume contest, haunted hallway, bake sale and more! Email halloween@bpcschool.org to join.


Click on the Amazon logo to shop.

Our school earns up to 10% on every purchase. Every purchase made through this link supports our kids! 

Please share with friends & family!


FREE Family Field Trip Vouchers

 to New York Aquarium, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, American Museum of Natural History or Bronx Zoo

Friday, June 30th from the Urban Advantage Program

 Please contact Susan if interested to visit one of these institutions at susan.townes@bpcschool.org

PS/IS 276 Shopping Page

Shop & Earn $ for our school! 

Something New -> Recreational Classes at ICE

Manhattan Youth


A note from Cynthia

Our Athletic Awards ceremony is on Tuesday, June 20th at 6pm in the auditorium; followed by a potluck in the cafeteria. 

Please click on this link to submit what you can donate to our great event!

School Lunch

Lunch Balances Due!

Lunch bills were sent home. Please PAY YOUR child's lunch balance by check or online!

To Pay For School Lunch Online - myschoolbucks.com and click sign up today. 
Questions contact: sabrina.razawiese@bpcschool.org in the main office

Please pay extra if your child will eat lunch up to the last day of school- lunch is $1.75 a day.  If your child has a negative balance, they will not receive their final report card. 

Our Library


Quick Links: 

Library's Homepage

Twitter @bpcschool_lib: General Library News 

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

Volunteer Form | Wish List 

PTA Agendas & General Minutes

General Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Our Latest Album

How To Help


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