Archive for June, 2015

PS/IS 30 Relay for Life Team raised $2,500

Posted June 23, 2015 By Mara Lazda

Many thanks to you for supporting the PS/IS 30 Relay for Life Team led by Ms. Guzman and Ms. Lloyd! The team was able to raise $2,500 for the fight against cancer. Go team!

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Summer Meals provides free, healthy breakfast and lunch to all children—regardless of New York City residency—ages 18 and under at hundreds of locations around the City. Children do not need to register or show any kind of documentation or ID to enjoy a delicious meal.

This year’s Summer Meals program will launch on Saturday, June 27, one day after the last day of school for New York City students. Starting June 27, breakfast and lunch will be available at hundreds of public schools, community pool centers, NYCHA complexes, libraries, and other locations throughout the five boroughs and spread across neighborhoods. Additionally, there will be four mobile food trucks offering meals seven days a week throughout the summer at locations frequently visited by children and families.

For locations, see: SchoolFood App (for both Apple & Android), an easy way for families to locate Summer Meals sites near them. Families can download the free app by searching “SchoolFood” in the app store. Families can also find locations by visiting, texting “NYCMEALS” to 877-877, or via 311.

For more information, see:

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Welcome to all incoming kindergarten and 6th grade families! Be sure to come to orientation on Tuesday, June 30 at PS/IS 30, 7002 4th Avenue.  Kindergarten orientation begins at 9:30am. 6th grade orientation begins at 11:30am.

If you have any questions, contact the Parent Coordinator, Ms. Moscatello at DMoscatello[at] or 718 491 8440.


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NIA is holding a free camp for students currently enrolled in grades 6 through 8. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 2:00pm from July 6 to August 6. Please contact director Shannon Rogers at[at] for more information. Registration forms are also available in the lobby of the school.



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i2s2c_lunchCongratulations to our sixth-graders, Dana Ahmad, Sundous Aljahmi, Joshua Feliciano, Jiahao Guan and Joyce Wong,  led by science teacher Nathan Tubbs. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, in partnership with the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) and the Ramon Foundation, announced today that they selected their experiment to send to the International Space Station (ISS) as the winners of the first Intrepid International Space Station Challenge (I2S2C). Forty-two teams participated in the challenge.

The experiment will be sent to the International Space Station in the fall of 2015 on SSEP Mission 8, and an astronaut aboard the ISS will conduct the experiment. After approximately six weeks in orbit, the experiment will be returned safely to Earth for data collection and analysis.


“This has been an amazing experience for my students and me. To know that they, as sixth graders, have an opportunity to see their experiment fly into space, has engaged them in a way other projects have not,” said Nathan Tubbs, science teacher and facilitator for the winning team. “I have had a great time watching them complete their research, work as a group and interact with scientists to refine their ideas. It has been hard work, and we are extremely excited to be able to represent the Intrepid Museum, our school and our community as a part of SSEP Mission 8.”


“I think it’s really cool that we got chosen because this is a big opportunity,” added winning team member Sundous Aljahmi. “All of our families are really proud of us.”


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Celebrating Father’s Day!

Posted June 20, 2015 By Mara Lazda

On Friday, June 19, first graders invited their fathers, grandfathers, and moms, too, for some games and fun! Students and parents shared hula hoop skills, jumped rope, and showed theirtugofwar strength in tug-of-war! Click on title for pictures of the event.

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Congratulations to PS/IS 30 Roadrunners!

Posted June 18, 2015 By Mara Lazda

On June 16, the PS/IS 30 middle school runners participated in the New York Road Runners Championship held at Icahn Stadium.

Several of our runners earned top places! Congratulations to:

2 Mile Girls 7/8 grade runners:

Isabel Fitch 1st place, Sofia Wheeler 4th place, Lily Gregorio 5th place, Melany Acatila 8th place

2 Mile Boys 7/8 grade runner:

Ahmad Tamara 8th placegroupshotscholarship

1 Mile Girls 7/8 grade runner:
Sammi Lin 9th place

5K Boys/Girls 3-12 grade runner:
Andrei Acosta 3rd place

AND three runners were awarded scholarships to  The Running School for a week of camp this summer.
Isabel Fitch, Lily Gregorio and Andrei Acosta (pictured in photograph here)


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Tuesday June 16: Two Important and Fun Events

Posted June 16, 2015 By Mara Lazda

Tuesday, June 16: 2:30 pm in the auditorium: Come learn about fun summer reading programs and free events from the Brooklyn Public Library’s Outreach Coordinator, Lea Salem.

THEN, at 5:15 pm: come to our last PTA meeting of the year! We will have brief announcements about plans for the fall, launch our new website, and then eat delicious food. Bring a dish to share as well as your suggestions, questions, and ideas.

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Celebrating Art

Posted June 15, 2015 By Robert Agoglia
Jerry Craft

Jerry Craft

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We are all aware that Cancer is an indiscriminate, debilitating and fatal disease which affects millions of individuals and families on a daily basis.  Through fundraising initiatives to aid research, we can collectively provide invaluable assistance toward finding a cure and eliminating this fatal disease altogether.

Recently our amazing Principal Ms. Heeraman lost her father to cancer and on June 3, 2014 our school lost Anna Ferro one of our school aides. This year our school will be raising funds in honor of Mr. Roberts and Ms. Anna Ferro in continuing the fight against cancer?

On June 15, 2015 our school will be hosting its first Walk – A – Thon around our school community. Students in the Middle School who raise $10 or more will be allowed to attend the walk. We will be walking in honor of these two amazing individuals who have left many memories behind.

The elementary classes who raise $80 dollars or more will be allowed to attend the event as a class. In addition, to the Walk-A-Thon, our school will be selling temporary tattoos, bracelets and relay for life feet for a $1 throughout the month of May to June 20, 2015.

On June 20, 2015 District 20 will be coming together to help the fight against cancer at Fort Hamilton High School. I’m asking every family and staff member to join our team or make a small $10 to $25 donation to help the cause.

Also, you may be able to honor a survivor or deceased family member with a $5 donation for a luminary bag. These bags will be lit on June 20, 2015 and placed around the FHHS School Field until midnight.

Place: Fort Hamilton High School

Location: School Field

Time: 8:30 am to Midnight.

School Team Name: PS/IS 30 ROAR

Online donation: Relay for Life Brooklyn 2015

Click here to donate to our team!


Team Goal: $2000

PS/IS 30 leaders: Ms. Guzman and Ms. Lloyd




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