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PS87 Backpack News: March 1, 2021

New NYC Schools Chancellor Appointed New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has announced that he’s stepping down at the end of March.  Current Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Porter will be the next Chancellor.  Click here to see Chancellor Carranza’s letter to families: Update for Families February 26 2021.pdf March PS 87 Family Book Club…

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PS87 Backpack News: February 22, 2021

Welcome Back!  Dear Families,  We hope you all had a restful break. Daylight is lasting longer which means spring is on its way. March is just around the corner. With it comes PS 87 March Madness! This is a chance to get our bodies moving again. It’s also an opportunity to get outside and walk…

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PS87 Backpack News: February 1, 2021

PS 87 School Store The PS 87 School Store is open for business! Stock up on tees and hoodies and support PS 87!  Q&A With PS 87 Parent Coordinator Jennifer Stark Here’s your chance to learn a little more about our Parent Coordinator, Jennifer Stark Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Pound…

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PS87 Backpack News: January 25, 2021

School Covid Testing Results If your child(ren) has been selected for random Covid testing, be aware that test results may go directly to your email address. The subject of the message usually has text saying “Secure” with alpha-numeric combinations as well. The notifications come from BioReference.com. Be on the lookout and check your spam boxes…

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PS87 Backpack News: January 12, 2021

Dear Families, Based on your votes, the winner of January’s book of the month election is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  Many of you may remember this book from your childhood or have already read it with your children. It is the story about a boy and a tree.  In the beginning of the…

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PS87 Backpack News: December 14, 2020

Kids, Use Your Voice! Again! Hey kids – your voices were heard! We loved seeing the results of your choices in December so we decided to do it again for January’s book! We present another Book of the Month election with books you suggested. It’s like a run-off election but with no requests for donations!…

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PS87 Backpack News: December 7, 2020

Dear Families, In an effort to help the children to understand the power of their voices, the editors at the BPN set up a vote for our book of the month. After a few weeks of voting,  The Sad Little Fact by Jonah Winter was the winner and is our December book of the month….

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PS87 Backpack News: November 30, 2020

Dear families, As many of you may have heard, the mayor announced that in-person learning will resume on Monday, December 7. Here is the letter from the Chancellor. (Update for Families_November 29 2020.pdf) One of the important things to note is that COVID testing will now take place on a weekly basis. Parents of all…

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PS87 Backpack News: November 16, 2020

Vote for December’s Book! Kids – use your voice! Our kids will decide December’s book of the month! They can vote for their choice (or write in a candidate book) on this Google form. We will collect votes until November 25. Get those votes in and let your voices be heard!  Responses so far –…