Parent Connection

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is positive involvement of parents” -Jane D. Hull

PS 216 & Edible Schoolyard NYC celebrated Fall Community Day!   As part of their Guest Chef program, parents shared cultural recipes through hands-on demonstrations and tastings.

Two parents in their kitchen classroom making a Pakistani dish called aloo gobi, which is a spiced potato cutlet. They made over 300 for the event!


Multicultural Night. P.S. 215 Faculty and PTA collaborate with NJTL after-school program.


Family Fun Saturday at P.S. 215


P.S. 215’s Pre-K Breakfast with the Principal

Principal Dr. Bove welcomes new and returning parents to the P.S. 215 community and presents parents with photo albums to preserve the precious memories of their children.

Mrs. Bocchino, P.S. 215’s Big Apple Award Recipient, speaks to Pre-K parents about the necessity for open communication between school and family. Mental Health Consultant Tamika Gordon and Early Childhood Social worker Tracey Robinson speak to the parents about stress reduction.



Parent engagement at P.S. 216 has been on the rise over the last year! They had a fantastic turn out for their first P.T.A meeting of the year, over 50 parents attended. They also held multiple family events so far such as back to school night in which over 350 parents attended; they celebrated “Dad’s Take Your Child to School Day,” in which over 300 dads participated, and they helped parents access their student account in which over 35 parents attended. Since strong family ties is such an essential piece of the D.O.E.’s framework for great schools.P.S. 216 has implemented multiple ways of outreach such as email blasts, a school remind account, a school website, and a school twitter account. In addition, their wonderful P.T.A plays a vital part of their success; The school’s Parent Coordinator Mallory Figuera works hand in hand with the P.T.A and they try to collaborate with most of our events because teamwork makes the dream work!


P.S. 100’s Annual Celebration of Grandparents

The more love children receive from adults, the more likely they are to be successful. Grandparents play a crucial role in supporting their grandchildren by showing interest in their lives, listening to them, encouraging them and giving them advice.




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