School Calendar

Friday, February 12
PTA meeting
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
Mid-winter Recess: no school
Monday, February 22
Wearable Collections/URI Collection
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday, February 25
Lady Bugs Lice Check
Saturday, February 27
Winter Carnival
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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A Letter from Principal Terri

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General Information

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.  

Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest - Launched by The NY Department of Environmental Protection, this contest is for Students grades 2-8, who are invited to create original art and compose poetry that reflect an appreciation for our shared water resources. Entries will be accepted from January 20 - March 4, 2016.  Click here for more info, and see guidelines.  

2015-2016 BPC School Yearbooks are on sale NOW!  Yearbooks will only be sold online.  Please click here to order your yearbook!  Order now through March 11th for $55.

**Please note: each 5th and 8th grader will receive ONE complimentary yearbook!

***  8th Grade personal pages due in January!  More details to follow. 

February 2016 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

*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

The WINTER CARNIVAL is BACK ON!  Saturday Feb 27, 11am - 4pm!  


PS/IS 276 Skate Nights at the Ice Rink at Brookfield Place:   Wednesday, January 27, 5:00-6:30PM.

Get your skates on! It's time for some Winter Wellness fun with your classmates at the Ice Rink at Brookfield Place.  Mention PS/IS 276 and 50% of your ticket price will be donated to our school!  $15 admission; $5 for Skate Rental. E-mail: with questions.


 276 Cares

Wearable Collections:  Mon. Feb. 22, 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!

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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