PTA Meeting and Volunteer Fair on Monday, September 21 at 6:30pm

volunteers needed

Mark your calendars for the kick-off PTA Meeting and Volunteer Fair on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 – 8 pm.  Show your school spirit and consider producing and/or helping out with one of our PTA events or programs for the 2015-16 school year. We are looking for co-chairs (per below) and also worker bees to help out with these marvelous events:

  • A Grandparents Day coordinator ( March 4, 2016)
  • A 3-2-1 Staff Band concert co-chair
  • New team members for the 2016 Spring Auction & Gala committee (May 2016)
  • 321 Family Arts Night co-chairs (Dec 17, 2015)
  • Family Technology Night co-chairs (March 17, 2016)
  • Green & Healthy Night co-chairs (Jan 28, 2016)
  • Around the World in 80 Minutes co-chairs (May 26, 2016)

Pick your favorite event/interest! Please email Ellen O’Connell for information and/or to sign-up.

Diverse Books

A new resource for families! Here the PS 321 Diversity Committee recommends recent and notable children’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that explore the vast range of ways of being in the world. Discover the Book of the Month that our community will be reading and talking about in September: Families, by Susan Kuklin

Families by Susan Kuklin

Fall 2015 Kid’s Club Volunteers!

We are officially looking for parent volunteers for the 2015 Fall Cycle!

If you’re unsure of what you might want to do, but would still like to be involved, feel free to ask questions or fill out the form with general information! We would love to involve the parents more in teaching our students.

Please fill out this form and email it to Courtney Gilbert at or drop it off in the Kid’s Club mailbox in the Main Office at the beginning of the year.

Parent Solicitation Form Fall 2015

back to school

Welcome to the new school year!

We look forward to welcoming everyone on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  See below for guidance about the first week of school: Kindergarten -- Please bring your child to the classroom at 8.50 am and pick up your child from the classroom at 11:45 am on the first day. The second day will also start at 8:50 am but will end at 2:45 pm. From Friday Sept 11 onward, the regular Kindergarten hours will ... [Continue Reading]

5th Grade

Getting Ready for 5th Grade

  Parents  can sign up now for the 5th Grade email list. Starting in September 2015, you'll automatically receive emails about everything relating to 5th Grade. This is the best way to stay informed about the middle school process and all grade-wide activities.  Please click HERE to fill out the form. Email Parent Coordinator Deb Orr with questions.   ... [Continue Reading]

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September Meetings

Help us build our community.  Please join us for our September kick-off meetings. Everyone is welcome! Green & Healthy on 9/17 at 7:50-8:50 am in the mini-school; Steering  on 9/22 at 8:30-9:30 am in Principal Liz Phillips’ office; Diversity on 9/22 at 7:50 am, location TBA; Meet the Writers on 9/25 at 8:30-9:30am in Principal Liz Phillips’ office; Lunchroom Information Session for ... [Continue Reading]


New Families Welcome Breakfast on 9/18

New Families, please join us in the backyard on Friday, September 18 at 8.45 am right after drop-off for our welcome breakfast. We will serve coffee, bagels, muffins and you’ll have a chance to meet Principal Phillips and this year’s PTA officers along with other new families.   ... [Continue Reading]

Register online for your NYC Schools Account

Parents in all grades can now register online for their NYC Schools Account. Appointments are no longer needed. On the last day of school, every student brought home a temporary password and instructions on how to register for the account. You will also need your child's OSIS number (student ID) to complete your registration. If you don't know your child's student ID, email Parent Coordinator Deb ... [Continue Reading]

Committee Updates


Join our first meeting

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, Sept 22 where we discussed leadership and goals for 2015-16, the role of the committee in our school community and how to include more ... [Continue Reading]