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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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***Anti-Bullying Zoom***

Families, Please consider attending an anti-bullying workshop via Zoom on October 28th at 7:00pm. See the website on the flyer for registration information.
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***Congratulations Ms. Brown***

Families, Please read the following press release regarding the newest Terrel H Bell Leadership Award Winner, Principal Brown!
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***Harvest Celebration***

Families, See the attached document with information about this years Harvest Celebration taking place on 10/29/2021.
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***Family Letter***

Families, Please read the attached October family letter from the desk of Chancellor Meisha Porter.


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.