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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

**PS249 Town Hall Available** Featured Photo

**PS249 Town Hall Available**

Families, Our town hall from last week is available to be seen, in its entirety, on our website. Click on the link to view.
***Kindergarten Application,Virtual Open House*** Featured Photo

***Kindergarten Application,Virtual Open House***

Kindergarten Applications Open Now! Register for a PreK/ Kindergarten virtual open house on January 7 at 9:00 a.m. ¡Las solicitudes de kindergarten están abiertas ahora! Regístrese para una jornada de puertas abiertas virtual de PreK / Kindergarten el 7 de enero a las 9:00 a.m.
***Middle School Admissions Meeting*** Featured Photo

***Middle School Admissions Meeting***

Families, Please participate in a zoom meeting relating to middle school admissions via zoom on Thursday, January 13th, 1:00pm. See flyer for zoom info.
***Urgent Parent Meeting*** Featured Photo

***Urgent Parent Meeting***

Families, Please attend an emergency parent meeting on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 via zoom at 6:30pm. Click on the attached file for zoom info.
***Free Nutrition Workshops*** Featured Photo

***Free Nutrition Workshops***

Families, please see the attached flyer for information on free nutrition workshops from Cornell University via zoom.
***Kindergarten Application Information*** Featured Photo

***Kindergarten Application Information***

Kindergarten Applications Open Now! Register for a virtual open house for PreK/Kindergarten on December 17th, 9:00am! ¡Las solicitudes de kindergarten están abiertas ahora! ¡Regístrese para una jornada de puertas abiertas virtual para PreK / Kindergarten!


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.