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PS87 Backpack News: September 14, 2020

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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PS87 Backpack News: June 22, 2020

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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PS87 Backpack News: June 15, 2020

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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PS87 Backpack News: June 1, 2020

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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PS87 Backpack News: May 11, 2020

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 Backpack News: March 9, 2020

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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PS 87 Backpack News: March 2, 2020

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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PS 87 Backpack News: February 24, 2020

Parents Association – Get Involved! Our PA presidents spend countless hours each week to ensure that the PA board, parent volunteers, and administration are all working together to meet the needs of our children. They also represent PS 87 as part of the District 3 President’s Council. We are a PA, not a PTA, so…

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PS 87 Backpack News: February 10, 2020

Dear Families, February’s book of the month is How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere.  How to Be a Lion is the story of a lion named Leonard who does not fit the fierce image that many of us have of lions.  He is a gentle soul who likes to sit on his “thinking…