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Beauty and the Beast 2018 at PS/IS 30

Posted May 14, 2018 By Hal Miller

Beauty and the Beast 2018

PS/IS 30 presents

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Brooklyn South Parent Seminar – May 21st

Posted May 14, 2018 By Hal Miller

Dear Parents,

Brooklyn South Field Center is holding a Parent Seminar on May 21, 2018. The seminar will provide strategies and tools that parents can use to support their children with academics and behavioral concerns.

See attached flyer with the registration information.

The date for this event is:

Monday, May 21, 2018

9AM – 1PM

Brooklyn Borough Hall

209 Joralemon Street

Registration link: https://brooklynsouthparentsmatter.eventbrite.com

Charmaine Gaynor
Special Education Community Support Coordinator
Brooklyn South – Borough Field Support Center
415 89th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Office: (718) 630-1696
Fax: (718) 759-4975
Email: cgaynor@schools.nyc.gov


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Water Test Results

Posted May 14, 2018 By Hal Miller

Dear Families and Staff:

This is a follow up to my January 20, 2017 water test results notification letter and I am pleased to share we have successfully completed remediation work at P.S./I.S.30 Mary White Ovington – Brooklyn (P.S./I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington, 7002 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209).

On December 14, 2016 and March 01, 2018, every potential source of water for drinking or preparing food at P.S./I.S.30 Mary White Ovington – Brooklyn was tested for lead. The laboratory results showed elevated levels of lead in 11 of the 187 samples of water taken and tested from outlets in the building.

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NIA Summer Camp Information

Posted April 19, 2018 By Hal Miller


NIA Beacon Community Center at PS 247
Registration scheduled for grades K-2 on April 24 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration scheduled for grades 3-5 on April 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact Beacon Director Paul Suciu, 917.757.8684, nia.ps247k@niabklyn.org
NIA Beacon Community Center at PS 179
Registration has begun and seats are available
Registration also scheduled on April 21 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Contact Beacon Director Niesha Alexander, 917.831.6849, nia.ps179k@niabklyn.org
Hours of Operation:
July 9th through August 17th
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Open to Current Grades K-5
NIA at IS 104 SONYC Summer Camp
Registration is now open
Contact Program Director Bianca Naco, 917.882.4819, nia.104k@niabklyn.org
NIA at IS 281 SONYC Summer Camp
Registration scheduled on April 19 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration scheduled on April 20 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact Program Director Kevin Richtback, 917.588.0477, nia.281k@niakblyn.org
NIA at IS 239 SONYC Summer Camp
Registration is now open
Contact Program Director Thomas Fortunato, 718.614.1297, nia.239k@niabklyn.org
NIA at IS 30 SONYC Summer Camp
Registration is now open
Contact Program Director Darryl Robinson, 347.971.2328, nia.30k@niabklyn.org
NIA at IS 227 SONYC Summer Camp
Registration is now open
Contact Program Director Tony Tartaglia, 917.757.8372, nia.227k@niabklyn.org
NIA at IS 192 SONYC Summer Camp
Registration scheduled on April 27 at 6:00 PM
Contact Program Director Monique Wynn, 917.922.4454, nia.192k@niabklyn.org
Hours of Operation:
July 5th through August 9th
Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Open to Current Grades 5-8
These FREE summer camp programs are brought to you by NIA and are contingent upon funding provided by
SONYC (School’s Out New York City). Dates and hours of operation are subject to change depending upon
funding requirements.
To receive more information about NIA’s 2018 summer camp programs add your email address to
our email list here.
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Our Local Public Library Branch Closure

Posted April 17, 2018 By Hal Miller

We have been collaborating with Brooklyn Public Library, and I have an important announcement to share as it will affect our preparation and participating in Summer Reading Program.  Our local Bay Ridge branch is closing for repairs at the end of April – the last day will be 4/27. It is expected to be re-open in July, but we haven’t been given an exact date yet. The bookmobile will serve the area on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Meanwhile, please encourage your students and families to use the Fort Hamilton Library, Dyker, Sunset Park, and McKinley Park branches.  We will encourage students to read New York City Reads titles during summer, and plenty of copies will be available at all branches around us.  Remember, the titles are carefully selected by public and school librarians, and the books are of great quality!

Our Bay Ridge librarians want to support PS/IS 30 in the preparation and fulfillment of Summer Reading assignments. This year, they offer a service called ‘spring cleaning’ for Summer Reading lists, which is designed to help teachers make sure that the materials they would like to assign are available in sufficient quantity in the BPL system. Teachers can access this service by clicking on the following link and requesting a librarian’s assistance: www.bklynlibrary.org/summerreading or by contacting directly Katya Schapiro at schapiro@bklynlibrary.org
Please take advantage of Katya’s offer!

Alla Umanskaya
School Librarian
PS/IS 30 Mary White Ovington
7002 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718.491.8440, ext. 4211


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2017-2018 Handbook

Posted April 17, 2018 By Hal Miller

Updated Handbook for the 2017-2018 school year (English & Arabic)



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STEAM Expo 2018 photos

Posted April 9, 2018 By Hal Miller

As always Ditmas’ News Crew did an amazing job in reporting our District-wide event, this time the STEAM Expo 2018.

In the link you will find video from the STEAM Expo along with photos from the event. Enjoy.



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NYC 2018 School Survey deadline has been extended

Posted March 25, 2018 By Hal Miller

Dear Families, 

If you haven’t already completed your NYC School Survey, it’s not too late! 

Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 complete the NYC School Survey, ranking it among the largest surveys conducted nationally. Last year, over one million people participated in the survey. Through this confidential survey, you can provide your school with valuable feedback and input on how well it is meeting the needs of your child in areas like instruction, safety, and family engagement. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to tell us what you think! The survey deadline has been extended to March 29.  So please complete your paper survey provided to you, or complete the survey online at nycschoolsurvey.org today 

To take the survey online, you will need your survey access code located on the bottom right-hand corner of the paper survey that has been provided to you by your child’s school. If you cannot find your paper survey, please use the code lookup tool on the survey login screen (accessed via nycschoolsurvey.org) or call the survey hotline at 1-877-819-2363

We looking forward to hearing from you! 


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E-Cigarette Letter to Parents

Posted March 23, 2018 By Donna Moscatello

Dear Parents/Guardians

We want to share with you some information about a trend that has emerged among young people.  The use of e-cigarettes and vaporizer pens is increasing.  There are various types of e-cigarettes and vaporizer pens, so we have included some images to help you recognize them. These devices can sometimes be mistaken for USB flash drives. They can be used to “SMOKE” flavored oils, nicotine oil, or cannabis (marijuana) oil. They are often odorless, so their use can be hard to detect. We encourage you to discuss this with your child.

These devices are PROHIBITED in the school. If found in school, they will be confiscated.  If used in school, we will have to take disciplinary actions.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.


Carol Heeraman, Principal

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Lynda Blackmon Lowery visit at PS/IS 30 on 1/19/18

Posted March 22, 2018 By Hal Miller

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