PTA Documentary Movie Night at 321 — Thurs, October 15

Pleaschc-the-mask-you-live-in-squaree join the PS 321 PTA and Park Slope Parents on October 15 at 6.30 pm for a presentation of THE MASK YOU LIVE IN a film that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. THE MASK YOU LIVE IN ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here or at Family Friday on 10/2. Tickets are $10 and this event is open to the community so purchase your tickets today! You can watch the trailer by clicking here.   Please note this screening is for adults only. Any questions please contact Pamela Rosenberg.

Park Slope Parents is the media sponsor of this event.


Fairway Community Partners Program

We arefairway excited to announce  our new program with Fairway Market.  By now, most families should have received the PS 321 Fairway Community Partners program cards via the red homework folders. Just use your card every time you shop at any Fairway Market and 3% of your total purchase will be donated to our school.  To help us grow our donation even more, Fairway schedules a Double Day every quarter. On Double Day, every dollar that you spend counts twice.  Please keep an eye out for Double Days.  The closest Fairway Market is located at 480-500 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook.   If you need an additional or replacement card, please contact Deb Orr, our Parent Coordinator.

Join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept 15 through Oct 15

hispanic heritage month

This month celebrates the cultures of people with a heritage from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. There is a lot of diversity among Hispanics. Help us to show it by sharing a picture of your family and your’s family’s story or a story about a Hispanic person that you admire.  Leave what you would like to see posted in the box that says “Hispanic Month Celebration” in the Main Office.  Contact Anna Nadal Burgues for more information.

Fall Harvest Day 2015 is Coming

On salad is goodWednesday, October 28 PS 321 will celebrate the bounty of fall and our Plantville Garden with samples prepared by School Foods Chefs at lunch using produce from the garden and local farmers.  We need volunteers to help fill sample cups in the morning and serve during lunch periods. Use this VolunteerSpot link
to sign up for shifts.

We are also seeking a chef to prepare our ‘Staff Treat’ for Harvest Day.  Warm or cold dishes are welcome to serve samples to approximately 200 at lunchtime.   Please contact Amy Crews with questions or if you are a chef and would like to share your talent with our wonderful staff!


Applications for the PS 321 Holiday Shop

Support the local and celebrate the handmade.  Join us on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10am to 5pm for STUFF YOU SHOULD BUY, our fifth annual PS 321 Holiday Shop.  If you are a vendor, applications are available here.    You should submit your application by October 14, 2015. The curated selection will be announced in early November, 2015. Please forward the application to your artisan ... [Continue Reading]

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Smile for Picture Day

Our Pictures Days will be on October 19, 20, and 21 this year.  Order Forms have been sent home. Spare forms are in the Main Office. Your child's teacher will let you know the exact date and time your child's photo will be taken.  Please fill out your Picture Order Form and return it to your child's teacher as soon as possible.  Don't forget - this is an important fundraiser for the school so ... [Continue Reading]

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Every (Fourth Grade) Kid in a Park!

Calling all Fourth Graders!  The National Park Foundation has announced a new initiative to get all 4th graders and their families into our national parks, national forests and national wildlife refuges free of charge from now until August 2016!  Families of 4th graders should go here to download your free pass. ... [Continue Reading]

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Native American Bulletin Board — Help Needed

November is Native American Heritage Month.  The Diversity Committee would like to celebrate with a main hall bulletin board reflecting on the past and present lives of Native Americans.  We are seeking parent and teacher volunteers to create the content and design.  If you are interested in this project please contact Rebecca Kostyuchenko. ... [Continue Reading]


Sign up now to be a Learning Friend

Learning Friends are parents who spend one class period a week (45 minutes) to help a struggling student. Any parent can be a Learning Friend – it just requires a minimal amount of time and a willingness to work one-on-one with a student. Most Learning Friends help their students with reading, writing or math, or often a combination of the three. You may help your student focus on a specific ... [Continue Reading]

Committee Updates


First Technology Meeting

Join us for the first Technology Committee meeting of the year on Thursday October 8 at 3 pm in Room 324. We will be meeting with the principal and teacher tech leads to ... [Continue Reading]


Join our first meeting

Mark your calendars — next Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm. Exact location TBA. Come for an overview of how the tests have changed over the past 10 years, the latest on the ... [Continue Reading]