Archive for September, 2015

Events this week:

Monday September 28: 6th grade basketball tryouts.

Thursday October 1 and and Friday October 2: Picture day! Order forms will be sent home. Please return forms on picture day with cash, money order, or check. Students must be in school uniform for pictures.

Saturday, October 3: Please join us for a Bay Ridge tradition: the Ragamuffin Parade! We will meet in front of the school (4th avenue building) at 12:00. Students should wear a costume or school uniform. Permission slips will be sent home and are due on Friday October 2.

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Attention Middle School parents! Principal Ms. Heeraman is setting up grade-specific meetings over the next three Tuesdays. Each meeting will start at 2:30 and end at 3:15.

 7th grade parent meeting October 6th;
8th grade parent meeting October 13th; and
6th grade parent meeting October 20th.

Ms. Heeraman will speak to parents about the importance of each grade, testing, SEL, AIS, SPED, Guidance, NIA, and all the other resources we have in place to assist our students.

Coffee and snacks will be served.
We can provide baby-sitting services for 5 years old and above. If you bring a newborn- 4 years old please bring an older sibling to watch them.

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Join us: Ragamuffin Parade Saturday October 3

Posted September 22, 2015 By Mara Lazda

On Saturday, October 3th, 2015, Bay Ridge will be hosting its forty ninth Raga Muffin Parade. All PS/IS 30 students and their families are invited to participate!

Students who are walking in the parade are encouraged to wear a costume or school uniform. All participants are to meet Ms. Guzman in front of PS/I.S 30 at 12:00pm on October 3, 2015. (The Parade begins at 1pm and ends at 2pm)

Permission slips will be sent home this week. Please return to school by October 2, 2015. url-5

Please return the whole form in its entirety, not only the bottom half.

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Events for the Week of 9/21 and 9/28

Posted September 22, 2015 By Mara Lazda

Events for this week and next! Remember all events are also listed under the calendar tab.

Tuesday, September 22: Bake Sale! 10:30 am all items are $1.00

Wednesday, September 23: School Closed. Yom Kippur

Thursday, September 24: School Closed. Eid al-Adha

Monday, September 28: 6th grade Basketball Tryouts

Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2: Picture Day

Friday, October 2: Permission Slips for Ragamuffin Parade due!

Saturday, October 3: Ragamuffin Parade! Students who are walking in the parade are encouraged to wear a Costume or school uniform. All participants are to meet Ms. Guzman in front of PS/I.S 30 at 12:00pm on October 3, 2015. (The Parade begins at 1pm and ends at 2pm)



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NYC School Chancellor Farina is holding parent conferences on Saturday October 3 (8am to 1pm) for Middle School Parents and on Saturday October 17 (8am to 1pm) for Elementary School Parents. These free, grade-specific, and informative events were created to support parents and to help them have an impact on their child’s education, both in school and at home.

Conferences take place at Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street, Manhattan. There will be free breakfast, free childcare for children older than 4 years old, and translation services

For more information and to make reservations, see here: NYCParentConferences


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Brooklyn Book Festival Welcomes Us This Weekend

Posted September 18, 2015 By Alla Umanskaya

Dear Parents!

Brooklyn Book Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th. This event shouldn’t be missed! Two days of meeting beloved authors, listening to their reading and panels, attending illustrators’ workshops and watching puppetry performances will ignite your child’s curiosity and excitement. It is a great start for the new school year.

For the very 1st time, Festival hosts a separate Children’s Day on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn. On Sunday, September 20 all literary events for all ages will take place at Cadman Plaza. There are 300 writers and illustrators are scheduled to participate in the Festival! All events are free. Please check details on

You and your kids will meet so many popular children’s and young adult book authors including, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Henkes, Lenore Look, George O’Connor, Matt de la Peña, Jon Scieszka and current top ten New York Times bestsellers Chris Grabenstein, Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. Illustrators will conduct workshops. This is a great opportunity to enrich your home library with valuable autographed books!

There is no doubt that children and adults will enjoy and remember this day!

See you there!

Ms. Umanskaya, Librarian


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Come to Thursday’s PTA meeting at 4:15 at 7002 4th Avenue to meet other parents and teachers and learn how you can contribute to PS/IS 30. The PTA meeting will be followed by a Parent Information Night beginning at 5:30 pm, with presentations by Principal Ms. Heeraman, teachers and administrators. Learn and ask questions about school policies and curriculum for each grade.


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Get Involved! Sign up for volunteer opportunities

Posted September 16, 2015 By Mara Lazda

There are many ways to donate your time and ideas to PS/IS 30. Come to our PTA meeting on Thursday, September 17 at 4:15 pm to hear more about them. You can also sign up right now: go to the  DONATE tab and select volunteers needed. Even if you can not volunteer in person, there are many opportunities to participate by email or other donation.

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Important reminders: School closings and PTA meeting

Posted September 12, 2015 By Mara Lazda

  1. No school Monday and Tuesday September 14 and 15. All NYC public schools closed for religious holiday.

  2. First PTA meeting Thursday, September 17 at 4:15 pm! Connect with other parents and teachers and learn about your school. The meeting will be followed by a Parent Information session at 5:30 pm.

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If you ordered your school uniform before August 1, you may pick up your uniform Tuesday, September 8 from 9 am to 4pm. Registration for NIA Afterschool will also be available.

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