School Calendar

Tuesday, May 31
8th Grade Science Lab Testing
Wed, Jun 1 - Fri, Jun 3
4th Grade Science Lab Test
Students test in small groups for this test.
Wednesday, June 1
SLT Meeting
3:45 PM
8th Floor
Thursday, June 2
Kindergarten Concert
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Friday, June 3
Third grade concert
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

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A Letter from Principal Terri

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

General Information

Kindergarten - 3rd grade Music Concertns:
ALL CONCERTS 8:30am - 9:15am in auditorium!

Kindergarten -  MOVED TO THURSDAY JUNE 2
1st Grade - Friday May 20 (Family Friday)
2nd Grade - Friday May 27
3rd grade - Friday June 3

PTA Executive Board & School Leadership Team Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 - 2017 PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team.

The Executive Board oversees and facilitates the activities of the PTA, and is made up of the following officers: Co-Presidents, Co-First Vice Presidents, Co-Second Vice Presidents, Co-Secretaries, and Co-Treasurers. The Executive Board meets monthly, generally on the first Tuesday evening of each month.

The School Leadership Team (SLT) exists to develop the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) and to evaluate the effectiveness of the school's educational programs and their impact on student achievement. The SLT is composed of Principal Terri, the United Federation of Teachers Chapter Chair, one of the PTA Co-Presidents, elected teachers and elected parents. The SLT meets monthly, generally on the Wednesday afternoon prior to the monthly PTA General Membership meeting.

Please send an e-mail to if you would like to learn more about the available positions, or if you or someone you know would like to run. Nominations will be accepted through the close of the PTA General Membership meeting on Friday, May 13, and the election will be held during the June PTA General Membership meeting on Friday, June 10.

Support the Chargers!  Click here for game schedule!

Everyone MUST PAY Lunch Balance! 7 WEEKS LEFT OF SCHOOL - WE WILL NOT BE RELEASING  YOUR CHILD'S REPORT CARD if you have an outstanding balance on your lunch bill - The school would appreciate if everyone could please pay their outstanding balance since we are nearing the end of the year (over 200 students still have not paid)! If you have any questions about lunch bills contact Sabrina at

May 2016 Lunch Menu


Moving Up and Graduation Ceremonies:  HELP NEEDED!  Volunteers from 4th and 5th grade are needed for 5th Grade Moving up Ceremony and volunteers from 7th and 8th grade parents are needed to help with 8th Grade Graduation!  Please email Susan Townes, Parent Coordinator, to help.  

Calling All Siblings Born in 2011!
By now you should have registered for Kindergarten 2016-2017 on line or at the enrollment office with Kindergarten Connect. To qualify for a “sibling priority” kindergarten seat at PS276, you must be living in our zone (west of Broadway/ south of Liberty street) your older sibling must be in grade K through 4th grade and attending PS276 this year. Please fill out the form if you have a sibling child born in 2011 (whether or not they qualify for sibling priority) by clicking here:  
We want to keep track of all our younger siblings born in 2011 applying for Kindergarten.
Please contact Erica at with any questions.

ATTENTION 7th Graders and their parents - If you are interested in attending a specialized high school you may be interested in taking a SHSAT (Specialized High School Admissions Test) prep class this Spring.  Please contact Susan Townes, parent coordinator, at susan.townes@bpcschool.  More info to follow.  

2015-2016 BPC School Yearbooks Our annual yearbook is readying to go to press! Please notify: If you DO NOT want your student's face to appear in our yearbook, otherwise it will be printed. FYI - our yearbook is printed only for those who purchase it from our school. It is not published online or for anyone who does not attend our school.
(Note: All 5th/8th graders receive one copy of the yearbook with their moving up/graduation dues.)

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).

Registration Information for New Families 

Welcome to the neighborhood!  

In order to register for our school, you need to follow the directions for the attached directions for your child's grade.


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FAM is the new ARIS!

New York City Schools Account is now called FAM
(Family Access Management).
Once you make an account on FAM you will be able to
access your child’s DOE record of grades, attendance/tardy,
 and NYS test scores (end August) for grades 3-8th.

Click here for info and registration form to
email to Erica Weldon or print out and bring to
the main office or send in to your child’s homeroom teacher
attn: Erica

*Manhattan Youth Wants your feedback! 

Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey
to help shape the future of Manhattan Youth's
After-School program at 276. This is a wonderful
opportunity to share your thoughts about our
programs and any ideas you may have for clubs!
There are two surveys, one for the elementary
program and one for the middle school. 

For PS (K-5):

For rising 6th graders and existing IS Students (5-8): 
Click here

*Late arrivals to school

Please come into the office with your child if they are late to school and sign them in. Lower School students must be accompanied by a parent if they are arriving late. If your child is in middle school and your are not accompanying them to school, please call William or Lorraine at 212-266-5800 to let them know you are aware your child is arriving late.

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.

Younger siblings in the school building

-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.


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

Scholastic Book Fair - The Scholastic Book Fair will be May 24-- May 31.  There will be many great titles to buy for your children and their teachers. Each class will have an opportunity to visit (librarian needs volunteers for each class) and there will be after-school time shopping for students and parents.  Stay tuned for more details...

Spring Scholastic Book Fair: May 24 - June 1- There will be many great titles to buy for your children and their teachers. Each class will have an opportunity to visit and there will be after-school time shopping for students and parents.  

PLEASE HELP! Please sign up for a volunteer spot to help make the book fair a success. We need parents to set up and take down the fair, and we also need many parent volunteers to work the registers and help restock the shelves. It is a huge amount of work and cannot happen without significant help from our parents. Sign up here

Staten Island Yankee School Fundraiser Friday June 24th 

Please join us at our annual PS/IS 276 game day at the Richmond County ballpark to cheer on the Staten Island Yankees. 

The fundraising packet here was sent home with your child last week. Our school gets a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold. Can't make it on June 24th? There are alternate dates throughout the season to select from. Please send completed packets in with your child or leave in the PTA mailbox in the main office by May 3rd. 

If you have any questions, please email Nicolette Sinatra at


 276 Cares

Wearable Collections:  Mon. May 9, 8am - 9am.  Please click here for donation details.  

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