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Our Mission

2021-2022 Belief Statement
We believe that “College Begins in Pre-kindergarten.” We believe that every student, without exception, without excuses, will be proficient or advanced in reading, writing, and mathematics. We are committed to the academic success of every student in our school. Every student deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they so choose to attend. We will cultivate our students’ personal character, and include a culture that encourages anti-racism, equity and belonging. We will foster creativity, and collaborative skills through a variety of instructional techniques and multiple platforms. We believe that all students can learn, and it is the school’s job to make this happen.

News & Announcements

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School Supply Drop-Off

Please see the attached document showing the days that school supplies should be dropped off, per grade, for the 2022 - 2023 school year.
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Free Book Giveaway!

Please click on the link to learn more about a free book giveaway sponsored by the New York Public Library!
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Summer Swimming Lessons

Please click on the attached link to sign up for free swimming lessons for children ages 6 -17.
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Upcoming PTA Meeting

Please see the attached document for information on Wednesday's PTA meeting via Zoom.


What's Happening at PS 249

The vision of our school is to prepare and motivate students by instilling in them critical reasoning skills, respect for themselves and one another and a commitment to excellence, kindness and perseverance.