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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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SEL, College & Career Symposium

Please consider attending the Social and Emotional Learning, College and Career Readiness Symposium at Clara Barton HS on June 9th. Click for more info.
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Art Workshops

Please click on the link for more details about upcoming free art workshops at PS 249, courtesy of Ms. Yaffa and Ms. Aristil.
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Memorial Day

As a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, May 30th in celebration of Memorial Day.
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The 28 Precinct Youth Coordination Officers are hosting a Historically Black College and University Fair on Saturday June 11, 2022, 12-4pm, at the 28 precinct 2271 8th Avenue NY, NY, 10027.
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Summer Reading Skills

See the attached flyer for information regarding an online Summer Reading Skills Program
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High Covid Alert

NYC is on a high covid alert. Click to access the NYC DOE message for more information.
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NYC Care

Consider joining NYC Care, sponsored by the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation.
See flyer for more details.
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Parent Teacher Night

Wednesday is Parent Teacher Night. Zoom links will be sent to your student's google classroom. See the flyer for more info.


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.