No School , Thursday June 4th

Posted June 2, 2015 By Donna Moscatello

Thursday is Brooklyn Queens Day.


Come see the talented middle school students perform “Annie, Jr.”! There will be two performances: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:00pm and Saturday, June 6 at 1:00 pm in PS/IS 30’s auditorium.  Students who attend the show must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Tickets are $5.00 and snacks will be available for purchase before the show for $1. All proceeds will go toward student activities and and to support our efforts on behalf of “Relay for Life.”

Please see Ms. Guzman if you would like to purchase a ticket.


It’s official! PS/IS 30 has a school garden!

Posted April 27, 2015 By Mara Lazda

On Saturday, April 25, after months of planning, the PS/IS 30 School Garden team came together to build our school

garden! Over 40 teachers, parents, and students

At the end of the crisp but lovely day, the team–led by Ms. Moustapha and Ms. Tart–created a beautiful 2-tiered wooden raised bed and four recycled tire containers.

A special thanks to Home Depot Hamilton Branch! In addition to providing essential supplies, Home Depot provided three wonderful volunteers–Liz, Euphrathes, and Law–who also helped with the actual building.


groupStay tuned for upcoming garden events or contact Ms. Moustapha or Ms. Tart.


Kindergarten Open House March 17

Posted March 1, 2015 By marksweiss

There will be an open house for parents of incoming Kindergarten students enrolling in Sept. 2015
, at PS/IS 30, 7002 4th Ave. on March 17
th at 10am.

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Don’t forget to attend today’s planning meeting for PS/IS 30’s Green Garden! Thanks to the efforts of Ms. Moustapha, PS/IS 30 received a Grow to Learn grant. All are welcome to attend today’s meeting at 2:30. If you are unable to attend but would still like to be part of this project, contact Ms. Moustapha at

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Low-cost Computers for Eligible Families

Posted January 30, 2015 By Mara Lazda

The school has received information from this company, which we are passing on. Please contact the company directly for further information.

InterConnection is a Seattle based nonprofit providing low income families access to affordable laptops and computers. InterConnection is a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher. All of our computers come with Windows 7, undergo extensive quality control, come with a 1 year warranty and ship for free. We have laptops for as low as $199 and desktop computers as low as $99.

We are reaching out to schools in BROOKLYN, trying to spread the word so that everyone who is eligible is aware of these options. There is a link below to our flyer with more information including the eligibility requirements.

Click Here to View our Flyer for More Information

InterConnection Flyer – Spanish Version

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Calling all lovers of green space! PS/IS 30 has won a Grow to Learn NYC grant that will help transform the schoolyard into a green garden. Any staff member, student, or parent who is interested in helping to transform our schoolyard into a greener learning space is enthusiastically invited to attend the STEAM Garden Committee’s first meeting on Thursday January 29th from 2:30-3:30pm in the school library (4th floor).

All skill levels and areas of interests are welcome! We will need members to help with organizing school garden events, gathering building materials, designing and constructing gardening containers, and planting and maintaining the garden.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, but you are still very interested in helping to grow our new school garden, please email Ms. Moustapha at to get more information about the STEAM Garden Committee!

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On January 12, the PTA welcomed middle school teacher Mr. Tubbs who introduced parents to the exciting initiatives of PS/IS 30’s STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics)program. One of the main goals of STEAM curriculum is to integrate more directly the teaching and learning of all sciences and art. This program is led by Mr. Tubbs for the upper grades and Ms. Moustapha for the lower grades.  Mr. Tubbs’s excitement and enthusiasm spread quickly, especially as he began his presentation with a science experiment and quiz for parents: what do we need to make a fire? Flames soon followed!

PS/IS 30 is quickly becoming a leader in STEAM education through programs such as:

  • School Garden (Kindergarten): Thanks to grant won by Ms. Moustapha, the kindergartners will learn all about planting, growing, and irrigation!
  • Mannahattan Project (Middle School): Created by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this project teaches students about the original ecology of New York City and how it has evolved over time. PS/IS 30 students will also be studying specifically how ecology has changed in Bay Ridge.
  • International Space Station Experiment (Middle School): As participants in a NASA program, students are designing experiment that they will submit to be performed on the International Space Station.
  • Urban Advantage (Middle School): Urban advantage is a network of New York Cultural Institutions (the American Museum of Natural History, New York City Department of Education, Staten Island Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, WCS/New York Aquarium, WCS/Bronx Zoo) that helps build science education programs at participating middle schools like PS/IS 30.
  • Maimonides Medical Center Residents (Elementary and Middle School): Second-year medical residents will visit classrooms to teach students about the medical profession. In addition, the experience with our students and teachers will also help residents gain experience working with children.
  • School STEAM Mural (PS/IS 30 Afterschool Program): To help get the word out about the exciting programs at our school, the afterschool program students will be creating a mural with the help of Mr. Askew.

Thanks to Mr. Tubbs for the presentation (and for the fiery experiment)!

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