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From the Elected PA Presidents Dear Families, Welcome to another installment of Backpack News. As the leaves turn and the school routine settles in, we’d like to take a moment to highlight our recent Board elections.  First, a big thank you to all the outgoing committee members for your collective years of service. You have…

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From the Acting PA Presidents Dear Families, Now that we are officially back to school, it is a great time to rekindle our “One Family Under the Sun” community spirit. We are planning a number of events during the upcoming months. First up – Welcome Wednesdays! We’d like to extend a warm welcome to all…

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From the Desk of the Principal Dear Families,  As we begin this unusual school year, I’d like to introduce our four tenets to those that are new to the PS 87 community, and offer a reminder to those that are returning. These tenets define how we expect everyone, both children and adults, to behave as…

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From Your (Acting) PA Presidents Dear Families,  Welcome to the new school year!  We hope everyone had a nice summer and was able to enjoy time spent with family and loved ones.   We want to send a special welcome to all of our new families!  While this is not how any of us envisioned your…

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This is the last issue of Backpack News for the 2019/2020 School Year. Have a Great Summer! From the Desk of the Principal Dear Families, It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the school year.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would be ending the year quarantined…

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A message from the Culture & Community Committee (Sent to BPN on June 5)  As a representative of the Culture & Community Committee for PS 87, I am a proud parent of our beloved school and a black mother. I am positive you are all aware of the protests held over this past weekend and…

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Reminder!    No school on Thursday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 9.   From Your PA Presidents  Dear PS 87 Families, Although many things have surprised us during the past two years, never in our wildest dreams would we have predicted how this year turned out! In spite of the many challenges facing our community, we were…

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Hello, PS 87 families! After taking a break in order to transition to remote learning, we are back with BPN and our book of the month. This month’s book, chosen by our 4th grade student council, is Be You, written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.   While we have our four tenets, I think we…

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PS 87 Auction Join us on March 28, from 7-11 p.m., at Rodeph Sholom! Buy your tickets now! All of the information you need can be found on our website! We’ve extended the donation deadline to Wednesday, March 11. We still need more items! Donation form is here.  Win the $100 GOLDEN TICKET! Get your…

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Dear families, Our March book of the month is Zero by Kathryn Otoshi.  Many of you may remember a prior book of the month entitled One by the same author. Much like One, Zero teaches us an important lesson through number characters. The main character of this book is Zero. Zero compares herself to other…

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