Annual coat drive 

2014CoatDriveSQUAREOur annual coat drive is taking place Nov 30 to Dec 4 right after Thanksgiving. Please solicit friends, family and neighbors to join us in supporting our drive and sharing a bounty of surplus coats with those in need.  Please donate new or gently used coats and jackets of all sizes (clean and in good repair only) to the collection bins located just inside the front doors of PS 321’s main building.  St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will distribute donations to those in need all over Brooklyn. Last donations will be accepted immediately following Dec 4 Family Friday. To volunteer sorting and bagging donations that week, please contact Francesca Pope.

Your School Needs You!

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The Direct Appeal is on. If you have already given we thank you! If you haven’t, please consider donating today. Our goal is 100% participation. Click here to donate online.  Direct Appeal donations are a crucial component of the PTA’s budget, helping keep class sizes smaller and providing funds for enrichments and professional development.  Don’t forget to find out if your company offers corporate matching. It’s an easy way to double your donation. Thank you!

Movable Feast Events for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents

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The Movable Feast (previously known as the Progressive Dinner) is upon us. Join other parents from your grade for a night including drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert.

First Grade: Saturday, January 30. Please click here to sign up to host, or purchase tickets to the event.

Second Grade: Saturday, January 30. Please click here to sign up to host, or purchase tickets to the event.

Third Grade: Saturday, January 23. Please click here to sign up to host, or purchase tickets to the event.

For more information about this event and/or to contact your grade’s co-chairs, click here.

Town Hall with Comptroller Scott Stringer

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer would like to invite the parents of PS 321 to his upcoming Brooklyn Town Hall on December 3, 2015 at the Brooklyn Music School, 126 St. Felix Street.  Doors open at 6:30, the event is from 7-9 pm.  Come and share your questions, concerns and solutions to the complexities of development, red tape in city government, zoning, school overcrowding, a neglected infrastructure, gun/gang violence, MWBE contracting, etc. The Comptroller would like to hear your views and work within communities to develop answers.

School Tours for Prospective Parents

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School tours for prospective parents will take place on December 11 & January 7.  Tours begin at 9am with welcome message by Principal Liz Phillips in the school auditorium.  Please spread the word!  No pre-registration is required.


Mark your calendars! PS 321 is thrilled to offer a workshop for all 321 parents on Organizational Skills and Executive Function on Tuesday morning December 1 after drop-off at 8:30am – 9:20am.  Dr. Ami Norris-Brilliant and Dr. Maria Edman of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai will discuss types of problems that can arise for our students at school, and give some intervention tips and strategies.  Topic covered will include creating partnerships between home and school, developmental milestones, and academic expectations.  Contact Debbie Brukman with any questions.


Breaking News: Town Hall with Chancellor Carmen Farina — Nov 24

We just got notified that Chancellor Carmen Farina has scheduled a Town Hall with District 15 parents on Tuesday, November 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at PS 516, 4222 4th Avenue (at 43rd Street), Brooklyn, NY. You can take the R subway to 45th Street.  We are strongly encouraging as many 321 parents to attend as possible.  This is an opportunity to be heard!   ... [Continue Reading]

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PS 321 Holiday Shop, Saturday December 5

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 5, 10am – 5pm. Here’s what you need to know: VOLUNTEER!  We can’t pull this event off without parent volunteers!  We need help on Friday, Dec 4 and Sat, Dec 5.  Sign up for one shift or more, have fun, and make a difference for PS 321.  Click on this link to sign-up. CREATE! If you are a crafter, writer, jeweler, fashion designer, or someone who ... [Continue Reading]

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Take a look at the PS 321 math website!

Looking for a highly recommended math game to play at home with your child? Want to find that math website or app that gets the seal of approval from teachers and community parents? Look no further than our brand new PS 321 math website at is a new online space where we hope to come together as a community and bring out the joy in math. You’ll find the best in ... [Continue Reading]


Scholastic Book Fair — Purchase a certificate for your teacher

Dear Families, The Book Fair will close to students on Tuesday and at this time teachers will shop for their classrooms at a 20% discounted price. If you didn’t get a chance to purchase a teacher gift certificate at the fair but would like to, we have made it possible to do so online.  Remember that your teacher can use this contribution towards many classroom resources in addition to books. ... [Continue Reading]

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Calling all holiday helpers!

It’s time to share some holiday spirit with a student in our school who could really benefit from it. Please send a check made out to the PS 321 PTA, or cash, for $25 per child – and each donation will be used to buy a gift card for a student, going a long way toward making that child’s holiday special. Please submit to your child’s teacher no later than Friday, December 11.   You can also drop ... [Continue Reading]

Family Arts Night

Family Arts Night — December 16

Family Arts Night will take place on Wednesday Dec 16 at 6:30 pm (note date change from the PS 321 calendar). Bring the family to experience all that PS 321 offers to children in the arts. Sing, dance, paint, and create with your child/children in activities led by 321's arts teachers and Kid's Club parent-volunteers. There’s something for ALL grade levels and ages. We are in great need of parent ... [Continue Reading]


Fairway Community Partners Program

Planning a big grocery shop for Thanksgiving?  By now, you should have the PS 321 Fairway Community Partners program cards (sent home via the red homework folders). 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. Our next Double Day is Tuesday, ... [Continue Reading]

Committee Updates