Dear PS/IS 268 Family,
Welcome to an exciting new school year!
PS/IS 268’s mission is to foster a respectful, cooperative and nurturing environment that will mold our diverse population, in order to create self-motivated, caring and successful citizens. We are committed to helping students develop positive character traits and behaviors as well as increasing their academic progress. I look forward to working with teachers, students, and parents to meet these goals and realize our vision. As the African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child!”
Our reading goals this year include increasing the time students spend reading independently and working with them in small groups to increase their comprehension.
Our math goals include building fluency and mastery of the grade focus. It is important that students reinforce and practice their skills at home in order to be successful. There will be several opportunities throughout the school year, for families to engage in fun activities that will build reading and math skills. I encourage you to attend our monthly Parent Engagement Events.
Parents are partners in the educational process. I encourage you to be active participants in the monthly Parent Teacher Association and School Leadership Team Meetings. Additionally, there is a ‘Coffee Klatch’ every month where parents can informally meet with the Principal, Parent Coordinator, and PTA Executive Board and have a voice regarding their child’s education.
The PS/IS 268 Family celebrates and values its cultural diversity. We began the school year with a very successful Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and look forward to continued opportunities to share and learn about various cultures represented at our school.
We have a staff of committed and dedicated personnel that is willing to work with you. Communication is crucial to success. Please note that on Tuesdays, teachers are available to meet with parents between 2:45 pm and 3:15. Additionally, I have an open door policy to meet with parents.
I look forward to a successful school year!
Lissa Grant Stewart