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Our Mission

Public School 249K The Caton School
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.
Vision Statement
It is our vision to provide a coherent, rigorous academic curriculum that will focus on academic achievement, personal character, clear curriculum choices, opportunities to innovate and college readiness. 
Mission Statement
The mission of our school is to promote the Six Exceptional Systems:
1.   Culture of Universal Achievement
2.   Collaboration
3.   Standards Alignment
4.   Assessment
5.   Data Analysis
6.   Intervention/Acceleration/Enrichment/ Technology
P.S. 249 creates a college readiness culture, focuses on the growth of each student, sets high expectations, involves parents and community and always seeks to improve.

News & Announcements

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No School October 5th

School will be closed on Wednesday, October 5th, in observance of Yom Kippur.
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Dentist Visit

PS 249 will have a dentist on site from January 18th - 20th. This service is free. Please click here to register your child for a cleaning.
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Community Health Fair

Please see the attached flyer about a community health fair on Sunday, September 25th.
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Upcoming PTA Meeting

There will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, 9/21 at 6:00pm via zoom. Please visit our PTA page for more info.
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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.


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.