New Parents’ Welcome Kit

Welcome, new parents!

Esta información también está disponible en español aquí.

The first few days of school can be a little crazy, and we’ve all benefitted from a little help from experienced 705 parents who showed us the ropes. So we’ve gathered some tips that we all wish we knew before we started our experience at 705.

School Handbook

The 2015-2016 School Handbook has lots of helpful information, and every new parent should read it. You can download it here: 2015-2016 School Handbook

 

School Supply List

In an effort to keep your child’s classroom stocked with all necessary materials each grade offers school supply lists. All of the supplies are collected in the first week or two of school and are shared with the entire class, so there’s no need to label each item (except for personal items).

Teachers understand that not all families are able to contribute the same amount so if you are able to, please feel free to purchase more than one supply package for your class. It will be much appreciated and will enhance the learning environment for all!

Pre-K Supply list: PDF | Smile.Amazon.com Shopping List

Kindergarten Supply list: PDF | Smile.Amazon.com Shopping List

1st Grade Supply List: PDF | Smile.Amazon.com Shopping List

2nd & 3rd Grade Supply List: PDF | Smile.Amazon.com Shopping List

4th & 5th Grade Supply List: PDF | Smile.Amazon.com Shopping List

For Pre-K families: Students have time during the day when they can take a short rest or nap. Please provide them with a pillow and blanket labeled with your child’s name.

Uniforms

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Left: Here’s a summer version of the 705 uniform. Khaki shorts / skirts are ok. On Fridays, kids can wear the P.S. 705 T-shirts, which are for sale in the office, and from the PTA (adult sizes too!)

To create an egalitarian atmosphere, all students follow the school’s dress code. Read this blog post from a PS 705 parent on their experience with our school uniforms.

Tops: Students wear heather gray polo shirts (long-sleeve or short-sleeve) with our school logo. There are a couple of ways you can purchase the uniform top:

  • Tops embroidered with our school logo can be ordered online at www.cookieskids.com. On the Cookies website enter our code, BSAS (Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School). You may also order online at www.idealuniform.com.  Enter “Brooklyn Arts & Science Elementary” at check-out for the embroidered logo.  Please place orders before July 31st.

Bottoms: Khaki pants, shorts, skirts, or skorts. These can be purchased at any retailer. Tights or leggings, if worn, should be gray or beige.  Please no jumpers or dresses that cover the embroidered logo on polo shirts.

Shoes: Black shoes (dress or athletic). During the winter months when we are more likely to be in snow boots students can keep their shoes in their cubbies and change into them when they arrive at school. This is especially important on days when students have physical education.

*Patterns and designs on shoes, tights, and leggings are welcomed as long as their base color is the required color.

The PTA has started a UNIFORM RECYCLING PROGRAM where gently worn school uniforms can be recycled/donated.

Drop-off and Pick up

A full school day begins at 8:10 AM and ends at 2:30 PM. Students in grade 2-4 who are required to stay for the Extended Day period will be dismissed at 3:20 PM.

Here’s a guided tour showing you some of the things you need to know about drop-off, pickup and the office.

After School Programs

PS 705 proudly offers a variety of after school programs to suit every child and family. Ranging from arts-based enrichment to outdoor exploration families can expect their child’s needs and interests well met during after school hours. Each program is structured differently so we encourage you to look through each program’s website to learn what they offer.

You can find all of the info for the after school programs here: http://www.brooklynartselementary.org/afterschool/

 

Important School Contacts

One of the greatest assets of our school is its warm and welcoming atmosphere. After a short while you’ll be pleased to see your child greeted by name! Here are the VIPs of our school and those whom you can contact for questions, issues, or concerns:

Sandra Soto, Principal       Email: sbeauvo@schools.nyc.gov

En Español

 

LISTA DE UTILES ESCOLARES

En un esfuerzo para mantener disponibles los utiles necesarios para el aula de sus hijos, cada clase tiene publicada su lista de materiales para comprar. Todos los materiales se colectan durante la primera y segunda semana escolar y se comparten en la clase (no hay necesidad de poner su nombre salvo en efectos de uso personal).

Los materiales escolares de cada grado se pueden comprar en Amazon: Próximamente!

Los maestros comprenden que no todas las familias pueden contribuir de la misma manera. Si usted puede comprar un kit extra para donar a su clase sera bienvenido, todo contribuye a crear un ambiente propicio para el aprendizaje!

Para Familias en PreK: durante el dia en la escuela los alumnos hacen un siesta en su aula, por favor preparen una bolsa zip con una almohada y una sabana con el nombre de su hijo.

 

UNIFORMES

Para crear una atmosfera igualitaria, todos los estudiantes deben seguir el codigo de indumentaria de la escuela.

Tops: Camisetas Polo color Gris (manga corta o larga) con el escudo de la escuela. Hay varias formas de comprarlas:

  • Las camisetas de la escuela con el logo se pueden encargar online www.idealuniform.com. Llamando por telefono (718) 252-5090. La tienda se encuentra en 1816 Flatbush Ave, esquina de Avenida K. Por favor haga su compra antes de Julio 31st.

Parte de Abajo: Pantalones, shorts, vestidos, o polleras  color khaki de cualquier marca. Las calzas o medias de malla deben ser de color gris o beige.

Calzado: Zapatos o zapatillas de color negro. En el invierno cuando los ninos traen botas de nieve pueden dejar sus zapatos/zapatillas en la escuela asi se cambian. Esto es sumamente importante los dias de educacion fisica.

*logos o dibujos en el calzado, medias o calzas esta permitido siempre que el color base sea el requerido por la escuela

La Asociacion de Padres (PTA) esta implementando un programa de reciclado de uniformes en el que las familias donan a la escuela los uniformes en buen estado que ya no utilizan. Para mas informacion por favor clickear aqui.

Mas informacion y testimonios de padres de la escuela en nuestro blog post

LLegada y Salida de los alumnos.

Próximamente!

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

PS705 ofrece una variedad de programas para luego de la escuela para que cada familia pueda elejir segun su preferencia. Hay un amplio rango desde programas enfocados en las artes hasta posibilidades de explorar la naturaleza, asi cada nino puede optar teniendo en cuenta sus intereses y necesidades.

Cada programa tiene su propia estructura, por lo cual sugerimos que lean y se informen el sus sitios webs.

Para ayudarlos a elejir incluimos en nuestra pagina resenas descriptivas de cada programa, sus agendas, precios y comentarios de padres de la escuela.

http://www.brooklynartselementary.org/afterschool/

 

IMPORTANTE CONTACTOS ESCOLARES

Uno de los puntos sobresalientes de nuestra escuela es el ambiente cálido y acogedor.  En breve podrá ver con satisfacción cuando a su hijo lo reconozcan por su nombre!

Estos son los contactos más importantes dentro de la escuela, a quienes puede contactar con preguntas, preocupaciones o comentarios.

Sandra Soto, Directora    Email: sbeauvo@schools.nyc.gov