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A Letter from Principal Terri

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General Information

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.


Wellness Committee presented Garden to Cafe Day June 22.!
​Thank you to George Edwards from School Foods and the Garden to Cafe Program for preparing great fresh foods from the Urban Farm.​ Here are some recipes to enjoy:

Snap Pea and Radish Sautee
Braised Turnips

Gardening - Do you love to garden and want to get your hands in the soil?  We will have opportunities throughout the summer and fall to be green and garden either on our 8th floor, outside the school and in the Liberty Community Garden school plot.  If you are interested in care taking - email with the title summer gardener and your information.   Please understand this is only for the school community of families and teachers.

Support the Chargers!  Click here for game schedule!

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).

Check out a list of Greenmarkets
in your neighborhood:

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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

RUN FOR KNOWLEDGE 2016!!   Mark your calendars for one of our school community's most fun events! 

The 17th Annual Run for Knowledge is Friday, October 14th at 5PM    

The Run for Knowledge is our annual fall fundraiser, fun run and festival.  Registered participants – including families, teachers and staff – gather at 5:00 PM on the Esplanade at Wagner Park for the 5:30 PM start time. The one-mile course follows the esplanade north along the Hudson River ending at the Gazebo in Rockefeller Park. Faculty and staff from all the schools greet our children with medals at the finish line. Then it's over to PS89/IS289 for THE FAMILY FESTIVAL in the yard 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Enjoy food, carnival games and activities. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you've run! REGISTRATION WILL BE IN EARLY OCTOBER, BUT STUDENTS CAN GET STARTED OVER THE SUMMER COLLECTING PLEDGES! All pledges go to OUR school! Raise $50 in pledges and receive five tickets for activities and food. $100 in pledges earns 10 tickets. Raise $200 or more in pledges to receive a $20 SHAKE SHACK gift card! 

Pledge forms can be downloaded here. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER AND WE’LL SEE YOU READY TO RUN IN THE FALL! 

   276 Cares

**FINAL Wearable Collections:  Mon. June 13, 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