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Elementary News Letters

Posted December 2, 2017 By Hal Miller

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Newsletters.





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Mario The Maker Magician!

Posted November 30, 2017 By Hal Miller

The amazing Mario The Maker Magician captivated the students and parents of PS/IS 30 on Friday, November 17th!

Photos by Hal Miller.

Mario the Maker Magician uses electronics to build props, robots and autonomous assistants for his magic shows.

This Arduino enthusiast has won numerous awards at Maker Faires and is a huge advocate of the maker movement.

Learn more at www.mariothemagician.com and www.sparkfun.com/news/2482.

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Parent Engagement Time Calendar

Posted November 30, 2017 By Hal Miller
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Financial Aid Awareness Month

Posted November 30, 2017 By Hal Miller


All of us know how important it is to support our students through the college application process. That work entails building financial awareness for students and their families, so they can access the widest range of postsecondary education opportunities. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1, of this year, enabling students to begin the process of applying for financial aid. Many colleges, including CUNY, allocate funds on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, it is very important for students to complete the application early.

However, despite its importance, far too many students do not complete the FAFSA. It was recently reported that at least 1.7 million students do not file a FAFSA each year, because they incorrectly assume that they are ineligible for aid. Additionally, it has been estimated that nearly $50 million in Pell grant awards alone goes untapped by New York City students each year! That is $50 million of grants our students would have received if they had simply filled out their FAFSA forms.

That is why we are thrilled to share FAFSA resources publicly available on our financial aid website as well as two internal key tools to support you, your staff, and students that are available on WeTeachNYC:

·       The first is the “How-to Guide for High School Students on FAFSA (and the Adults Who Help Them)” By mid-November, this guide will be mailed to every 12th grader. This year, it has been translated into 9 different languages, and will be available in both English and in the home language of the student to share with their family. We have also partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to provide additional guidance on how to support DACA-eligible students at your school. An online version of the guide, and the DACA guidance, are both available on WeTeachNYC.

·       The second is the FAFSA completion data portal, developed in partnership with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). This portal provides you with real time FAFSA and TAP completion data for all graduating seniors, in order to effectively target and encourage all students to complete these financial aid forms. You and your designated College and Career Point Person have access to the FAFSA completion portal, and additional staff can be granted access as well.  Instructions can be found in the manual also available on WeTeachNYC. For username, password and other registration questions contact the HESC Helpdesk at (866) 431-4372.


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Open School Week November 13-17

Posted November 11, 2017 By Hal Miller
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Ragamuffin Parade 2017

Posted November 11, 2017 By Hal Miller

Photo of PS/IS 30 in action at the Ragamuffin Parade! October 14th, 2017.

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Bullying Workshop for Parents – 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

Posted November 11, 2017 By Hal Miller
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Captivating Displays

Posted October 26, 2017 By Hal Miller

When our brilliant art teachers showcase the student works produced in Ms. Tart or Mr. Askew’s studios, I always feel that I walk in art galleries and I wish that art pieces would hang longer in our hallways.

Other teachers constantly contribute to our school artistry. As we all spread out and work in two buildings, we don’t see all displays and bulletin boards. That’s why I have the urge to share with you what struck my attention recently. I am attaching photos of Ms. Tucker’s learning stations and Ms. Nogueras’ glass display outside of her room, dedicated to Hispanic Heritage Month.

Such a delight to see it!

Alla Umanskaya

School Librarian

PS/IS 30 Mary White Ovington







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FT. Hamilton High School Open House

Posted October 2, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7pm

Please Come!

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Picture Day Scheduled for Wednesday 10/4 and Thursday 10/5

Posted September 25, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

Picture Day Schedule

Wednesday, October 4th & Thursday, October 5th     


The PTA has arranged for Picture Day on October 4th and 5th.  The schedule is considered extremely fluid and should be considered a guideline for the two days activities.  Please discuss this schedule with your official classes and remind them that they should be in school uniform.  8th graders will be given cap and gown to wear for graduation pictures.

Carefully review the schedule and be sure your class is listed and at an appropriate time.  You and your class will be called to the site in person or by phone to begin photographing.  Once all children have been photographed you will escort your class back to their classroom.

Teachers and staff please remember to have your picture taken.

Inform Ms. Moscatello room 103 ext. 1031 of any conflicts or concerns immediately. 

Annex 415 – Wednesday, Oct 4th


8:30                   K01     Moustapha/Baressi

8:50                   K02     Jiang/Barclay

9:15                   K04     Daoud/Graziano

9:45                   K12     Adams

10:05                 101     Green/Ly

10:24                 104     Afifi/Barclay

10:50                 201     Gamba/Hoxa

11:10                 202     Hu

11:30                 203     Marcano

11:50                 204     Soliman

12:10                 102     Tart

12:45                 103     Murphy

1:00                  K03     Sanchez


7002 -Wednesday, Oct. 4th

8th grade graduation pictures caps and gowns will be made available. Collared shirts are suggested for underneath the gown.  Caps will be held in their hands for the picture.


8:20                               802                 Ippoliti

8:50                               804                 Birnie

9:00                               801                 Ippoliti

9:20                               803                 Sarrubi

9:40                               7/8S                Nogueras

10:00                             701                 Wood/Hatjikonsadis

10:15                             602                 Rainford

10:30                             603                 Lachs

10:45                             604/6se          Ippoliti

11:10                             303                 Aly

12:20                             401                 Ahmed/Cioffi

12:35                             404                 Lachs/Abdelaziz

12:50                             301                 Shepps/Deluca

12:50                             302                 Guzman


7002- Thursday, October 5th


8:20                               601                 Ippoliti

8:40                               234                 Tucker

8:50                               703                 Birnie

9:10                               304                 Elbadawi

9:30                               402                 Mukalel

9:50                               403                 Deeb

10:10                             303                 Aly

10:30                             702                 Birnie

10:50                             704                 Elhawary

And any absentees.


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