School Calendar

Mon, Mar 2 - Wed, Mar 4
Project Cicero Book Drive
Monday, March 2
276 Cares: Clothing Drive (one hour only)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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
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

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:

  February & March Lunch Menus

Wellness Veggie tasting = Munching Monday,
Every Monday - Feb 2, 9 and 23 will be Munching Mondays -  This is for all students, including those that have home lunch. Try new veggies with your lunch and vote for your favorites! Here are the menu choices: tell us if you want to love it or leave it:
2/2: Orange Ginger Kale Salad or Super Hero Spinach 
Winner: Orange Ginger Kale Salad  Click here for Recipe  
2/9: Super Bean Salad or Roasted Potatoes
Winner: Roasted Potatoes
2/23:Cucumber Riata or Corn

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 pre-sale!
Price will increase after Jan. 16

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 or during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Feb 26th in the school lobby - LAST DAY of the Early Bird promotion!


 276 Cares

Next Clothing Drive: Monday, March 2, 8-9am. Click here for more info.

PROJECT CICERO BOOK DRIVE - Mon., March 2- Weds., March 4.  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