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Principal's Message

February 2020,

Dear Parents/Guardians

It is hard to believe that is February and we have completed half of the school year. This is the time of year that we reflect on our goals and where we are on our journey towards their completion. This is also the time of year we reflect on the achievements of the many diverse cultures that make up the PS 315K Learning Community. February marks the celebration of African American History Month. During this time, we celebrate the notable African- American people that have helped shape our country. We will be highlighting one notable person in African- American History daily during this month.
 
February is also a focal month for “Respect for All”. This speaks to the diversity of the many cultures, ethnicities, religions, gender identity, and beliefs that exist within the school community. February 10th through the 14th marks “Respect for All” Week in all New York City public schools. During this week and throughout the month we will be emphasizing a “Respect for All” environment. Bullying, including cyberbullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment have no place in our schools or communities, and we all need to work together to address this issue. It is a top priority for all of us to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from bullying and harassment, intimidation, and/or discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, weight or disability.
 
“Respect for All” Week is designed to continue the focus on the importance of promoting respect for diversity and creating inclusive school climates so that all students and other members of the school community feel safe and respected. All of us grapple with issues of respect every day. Teaching children to respect others is a shared responsibility. During this week, we will be focusing on showing respect in different ways. Making kindness chains, giving “put-ups” instead of “put-downs”, celebrating the diversity of our school community, and embracing our differences as we are all representative of the vast array of cultures. We ask each of you to reinforce the” Respect For All “message that students will be hearing in school – that all students deserve to be treated with respect, and that bullying, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination have no place in our school community.
 
Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education. Please know that we are united in our commitment to promoting respect for diversity and fostering inclusive learning environments for all students and that we will do all we can to help make African American History Month/ Respect For All Week/ and Multicultural Week a success.

Principal Judith Ranft Quartana

Our Mission Statement

  THE MISSION OF P.S. 315 is to promote a safe and respectful learning environment where students are educated to be college and career ready. P.S. 315 strives to serve the needs of its students, parents, and the entire community. We envision a school environment which celebrates diversity and enables all to learn from the past and be ready to face the challenge and technologies of the future.
          WE BELIEVE THAT THE PERFORMING ARTS,  combined with standard-driven instruction, will serve as an integral part of our academic program, which will build self-esteem and further increase the academic achievement of our students. While our primary goal is the improvement of pupil performance in keeping with Common Core standards, we hope that through the emergency of the arts our children will be afforded the opportunity to make valuable contributions to our community.       
          THE MISSION OF P.S. 315 is to promote a safe and respectful learning environment where students are educated to be college and career ready. P.S. 315 strives to serve the needs of its students, parents, and the entire community. We envision a school environment which celebrates diversity and enables all to learn from the past and be ready to face the challenge and technologies of the future.
          WE BELIEVE THAT THE PERFORMING ARTS,  combined with standard-driven instruction, will serve as an integral part of our academic program, which will build self-esteem and further increase the academic achievement of our students. While our primary goal is the improvement of pupil performance in keeping with Common Core standards, we hope that through the emergency of the arts our children will be afforded the opportunity to make valuable contributions to our community.

2020-2021 CEP GOALS

2020-2021 INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS

GOAL 1

By June 2020, the teachers will conduct more focused guided reading and strategy groups to improve decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills resulting in a 5% growth in student progress as measured by the Teachers' College Reading and Writing Project benchmarks.

GOAL 2

By June 2020, teachers will create academically rigorous math tasks that emphasize the interpretation and analysis of grade-level concepts applied to the problem-solving process as demonstrated by a 5% growth for students in grades 3,4,5 in the New York State Math Assessment.

GOAL 3

By June 2020, P.S 315 will create a nurturing and supportive environment for families built on trust and mutual respect of all constituents emphasizing the importance of daily school attendance as demonstrated by a 5% growth in daily attendance rate.

IMPROVE TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS IN CLASSROOM PRACTICE BY SCAFFOLDING INSTRUCTION BASED ON DATA, THROUGH RIGOROUS INSTRUCTIONAL TASKS, LEADING TO INCREASED STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TO DEEPEN STUDENT UNDERSTANDING OF THEMSELVES AS LEARNERS.

detailed information about the school

P.S 315K THE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

2310 Glenwood Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Tel:  (718)-421-9560

Fax: (718)-421-9561

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