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Please Donate to the Direct Appeal

The PTA must raise $800 per child this year in order to maintain the staff and enrichments we currently have at PS 321. Teacher salaries are the single biggest line item in the PTA budget. When salaries increased with the new UFT contract, our fundraising needs increased as well. We know that families value smaller class sizes, so the PTA is working hard to raise the money required to continue ... [Continue Reading]

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A Grandparents and Special Friends Day — Mar 11

As you know, each month we have a “Family Friday” – an opportunity for parents to join their children in the classroom and actively engage in their child’s learning. The children are always excited to bring their guests in to meet their teacher, view their work, and participate in a morning activity. Imagine how thrilled they will be to welcome grandparents and special friends into their ... [Continue Reading]

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The Best Summer Camp Programs!

Need more information about the 60+ exhibitors who came to School's Out on February 6, 2016? Click here! It's a great place to find ideas for summer camps, vacation camps, after-school activities, and weekend classes and your kids. ... [Continue Reading]

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Around the World in 80+ Minutes Planning Meeting — March 7

Join the ATW planning meeting on Monday, March 7 at 8:40 am at the Cocoa Bar, 228 7th Avenue. Spring is just around the corner, and so is Around the World in 80+ Minutes – a great family night where children can travel around the world in their school, learning about different cultures as they go from room to room. Last year, we had Indian henna, Japanese Crafts and Games, Jamaican Music, ... [Continue Reading]


Support 321 While You Shop

Shop at Fairway Market via the PS 321 Fairway Community Partners program and 3% of your total purchase will be donated to our school! All families should have received the Fairway program card via red folders. Use it every time you shop at any Fairway Market. The closest Fairway Market is located at 480-500 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook.  If you need an additional or replacement card, please ... [Continue Reading]

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Our Teachers Love These Math Games… And Are Excited to Share Them With You!

With our new community math website,,  we hope to bring together the best (and the most fun) in math games. This month, we are focusing on the games section of the website by highlighting one ‘highly recommended’ math game per grade. Want to learn more? Find the game recommended by our teachers for your child, as well as an entire library of the best in downloadable math games ... [Continue Reading]


Help Print the Panda

Pandamonium, PS 321’s annual poetry journal, needs your financial support to cover printing costs for the 2015-2016 edition. Contributions make it ... [Continue Reading]

Committee Updates


Testing Task Force Update

Did you know that while the tests will have some fewer questions this year, they are still nearly triple the length that they were 10 years ago? Also in the news, the NYS ... [Continue Reading]


No Trash Lunches

One of the biggest ways to reduce overall waste (and often contribute to healthier meals) is to strive for no-trash lunches. Inspired by January's Green and Healthy month, the ... [Continue Reading]