School Calendar

Tue, Oct 6 - Wed, Oct 7
Picture Day
Grades K-4
Thursday, October 8
Picture Day
Grades 5-8
5th Grade Parent Meeting (MS Admissions Process)
8:30 AM
D2 MS Fair at Stuyvesant
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kindergarten Parent Welcome
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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A Letter from Principal Terri

Dear Families, 

A goal I have this year is to use electronic communication platforms more effectively to share with you the exciting work that is taking place in our school.  I am going to be using a blog to post about events and learning that is taking place. This is a google blog so should be easy for you to access through multiple devices. 

I have disabled comments. If you want to contact me about any of the topics or have any particular questions, please reach out via email at

Here's to another exciting year of learning!

General Information

Welcome Back to School Receptions!  Please note the receptions are for parents/guardian/caregivers only. 

Please join fellow parents, teachers and Terri at our Back to School Receptions!  This year we will have the receptions in our school cafeteria. It is a great time to either meet or re-connect with other parents, meet your child's teacher, hear from Terri about what is happening in our school and learn how to get involved!  **Please click here to sign up to bring a drink or a snack to share, or to volunteer to help!!

Thurs., Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30pm - Kindergarten
Weds., Oct 14, 6:30-8:30pm - 3rd and 4th Grade
Mon., Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30pm - 1st and 2nd Grade
Thurs., Oct 22, 6:30-8:30pm - 5th through 8th Grade

2015-2016 BPC School Yearbooks are on sale NOW!  Yearbooks will only be sold online.  Please click here to order your yearbook!  

-Now through November 25th: $35 
-November 26th - January 31st: $45 
-February 1st - March 11th: $55.

Thurs., Nov. 19 - 8:30am - Information Session and Tour for IS 276 Middle school.  This event is for current PS 276 5th graders only.  Stay tuned for more info.  

  October 2015 Menu
November 2015 Menu

Please make sure you set up your child’s lunch account. If you have any questions about lunch bills contact Sabrina at

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.


Check out a list of Greenmarkets
in your neighborhood:

Visit the website
for more information:

For the flyer: 

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

*New York Historical Society family book club for ages 9-12-
 Click here to join the history book club for families
at the New York Historical Society  

*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

Get Ready! Get Set! 
The 16th Annual Run For Knowledge 
is Friday, October 16, 2015 
To volunteer, Click Here
To be a "Friends & Family" Sponsor or Donor, Click Here
For Registration & Pledge Forms Click Here.
For Info:


 276 Cares

Wearable Collections:  Mon. Oct. 19, 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