Important School Updates

  • Kindergarten Registration Hours

    If you have already accepted your kindergarten seat at PS 295, you are able to come in to register on the following days:

    Tuesdays - 8 am - 12 noon

    Wednesday - 12 noon - 3 pm

    Fridays - 10 am - 2 pm

    Any additional questions please feel free to contact our school secretary, Ms. Eva Kanowitz at (718) 965 - 0390 or via email at

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  • The Middle School Admissions Team - Offers and Waitlist

    Dear Families,

    Join us tomorrow for a virtual event about offers and waitlists!

    All events are in English, with simultaneous American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Additionally, interpretation services in different languages will be available at select events. Please check the event descriptions below for specific language availability.

    Tuesday, April 9, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English; ASL. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Urdu
    Thursday, April 11, 1pm to 2pm | Event held in English; ASL. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French, Russian
    How to join:

    Each event will be hosted live on Zoom. Click

    at the event start time and enter passcode #123456 to join. Interpretation Services: Find phone numbers for the provided languages at

    Can’t attend, or want to learn more?

    Visit A captioned recording with translations is available on our website.

    All best,
    The Middle School Admissions Team
    Office of Student Enrollment

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  • Super Summer 2024: Exploring Summer Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

    Beyond Access Series Online Event Details

    Date: Monday, April 15, 2024
    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Topic: Super Summer 2024: Exploring Summer Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
    Platform/Registration Link: Zoom

    Language Access: Spanish, Mandarin, and Haitian Creole-speaking families will have access to interpreters via a conference call line. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will also be available.

    Hosted by: NYCPS Special Education Office

    What we will talk about:
    Explore Summer Opportunities for IEP Students: Learn about the Extended School Year (ESY) and Summer Rising program for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), including those in District 75 or enrolled in Autism Nest and Horizon programs, as well as students in Temporary Housing.

    Discover Transportation Accommodations: Learn about eligibility and transportation accommodations, ensuring students with 10-month transportation recommendations have access to safe and reliable travel to and from their Summer Rising programs.

    Understand Additional Accommodations: Find out about health or nursing support available during the Summer Rising program and support for students requiring a behavioral paraprofessional. We'll also explain how the Summer Rising Accommodation Plan is prepared, parent participation, and communicated.

    Access Support & Resources: Learn about accessing support and resources.

    Language support
    Spanish, Mandarin, and Haitian Creole-speaking families will have access to interpreters via a conference call line. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will also be available.

    Share this information with a family with a child with a disability

    Thank you for registering for this BAS event. Your participation is important to us, and we are eager to welcome you and your family. Feel free to share this invitation with other families who might benefit from learning more about special education.

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  • Summer Rising

    Summer Rising application results will be released in mid-April, and families who missed the deadline to apply can still express interest through waitlists using the MYSCHOOLS application.

    Programs use waitlists to fill any open seats after offers are made. Waitlists will become available the same day results are released.

    Additional information, including information on upcoming webinars on the waitlist and placement process for families, starting at 6:30—8:00 p.m. on April 16 and April 18, is available on the Summer Rising site. Note that families are advised to request interpretation services before April 12.

    April 16, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. - external link)

    April 18, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.-

    DOE Summer Rising Information Page -


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  • Green Day - Health, Wellness, and Green Space - April 17

    Dear Families,

    At New York City Public Schools, our job is to nurture the next generation— and that includes caring for the environment around us. We are proud to be part of the citywide commitment to keep our communities clean, green, and safe for our children. NYCPS will be hosting events throughout April to celebrate Earth Day, and on Wednesday, April 17, every school will take part in Climate Action Day, with the theme of “Health, Wellness, and Green Space.” Schools will plan activities to promote outdoor learning and care for green spaces.

    I want to encourage you to engage with your child about climate change and how we can all do our part to be part of the solution. Here are a few ways you can support the work of Climate Action Day:

    1 Learn more about Climate Action Days at

    2 Ask your child’s school about their plans for Climate Action Day. (School-based Sustainability Coordinators organize climate-related activities; to identify yours, contact your principal.)

    3 Reinforce the importance of caring for our planet and our communities. Here are some ideas:

    • Ask your child’s school if they have an indoor or outdoor garden that you can visit
    or help maintain.

    • Support Plastic Free Lunch Days at your child’s school, which are held once every three weeks in elementary schools. If your child brings food from home, use reusable containers, paper bags, or aluminum foil instead of plastic bags or wrap.

    • Encourage your child to enjoy our plant-powered meals, offered as a daily choice on our lunch menus.

    • Care for a nearby street tree bed or rain garden. To learn more, visit and

    • Find Earth Day events at

    By working together, we can build a brighter, more sustainable future. Thank you for being our partners and for all you do to support our children!

    Soaring high,
    David C. Banks, Chancellor
    NYC Public Schools

    DOE Website - Translated letters can be found here.








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  • School Survey - Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.

    Every year, we ask all families, teachers, and staff in grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6-12 to take the NYC School Survey. The survey gives school leaders a better understanding of what members of their school community think about their school. The information collected by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.

    The deadline to take the 2024 NYC School Survey has been extended to April 19.

    Families (Schools): Please enter a lowercase f followed by your student's OSIS number-- for example, f123456789.

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  • PS 295 Fitness Day - April 13

    Come out and join us for Fitness Day!

    We will be offering the following:
    • Basketball clinic                 • Soccer clinic
    • Dance/cardio                       • A variety of workout stations
    • Giveaways                             • Snack station
    • A medal for all those that fill up their fitness card.

    The following organizations below have
    partnered up with us.
    Please register using the QR code on the flyer or this link: Fitness Day.

    We have the following sponsors: PS 295, NETS, AmeriKick Martial Arts, Thirteen PBS, PS Kids, City of New York Parks & Recreations, Office of School Food and Nutrition Services and the NYS Dental Foundation!

    District 15 Elementary School Families are Welcome!!!!

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  • New Assistant Principal

    Dear PS 295 Community,

    I hope that everyone was able to take advantage of the Mid-Winter Recess to connect with your children and family in ways that may not always be possible during the regular school year. Just before the break, we celebrated the 100th day of school. For many students, particularly in the lower grades, it is an important landmark in the year that serves as a reminder of just how far we have all come since September.

    September of 2023 brought the introduction of Ms. Jeannette Echeverri, who joined the PS 295 community as the interim acting assistant principal. Since then, she has been an instrumental part of the school community. You would have seen her at the - whether helping to organize the Holiday Parranda celebration she brought the idea to PS 295. You may have engaged with her while she was taking part in a PTA meeting or Cafe Conmigo. You may even have seen her at the Winter performance of Peter Pan. I am happy to announce the appointment of Ms. Echeverri as assistant principal of PS 295.

    I take joy in sharing a letter with you that she has written to the community. Please see her message to the community below.



    Valerie Vanderpuije

    Principal, P.S. 295

    The Studio School of Arts & Culture

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  • Assistant Principal Echeverri

    Dear PS 295 Community,


    I am writing to you today with immense gratitude and excitement to announce my official appointment as Assistant Principal at P.S. 295. It is with great honor and privilege that I step into this role, and I am eager to collaborate with each member of our esteemed community in furthering our school's mission of academic excellence and holistic development.


    Having been a part of the P.S. 295 family for as little as 6 months, I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and passion that permeates every aspect of our school community. From our talented educators to our supportive families, and most importantly, our remarkable students, everyone plays a vital role in shaping the vibrant tapestry of P.S. 295.


    As the Assistant Principal, I am committed to serve as a steadfast advocate for the success and well-being of every student. I am deeply committed to fostering an inclusive and nurturing environment where all students feel valued, empowered, and inspired to achieve their fullest potential. Additionally, I am dedicated to collaborating closely with our exceptional team of educators to cultivate innovative instructional practices that engage, challenge, and motivate our students to excel academically and socially.


     Furthermore, I recognize the importance of fostering strong partnerships between home and school, and I am committed to maintaining open lines of communication with our families. Your involvement and support are invaluable components of our students' educational journey, and I look forward to working collaboratively with each of you to ensure that every child receives the support and resources they need to thrive.


    As we embark on this journey together, I am confident that our collective efforts will continue to propel P.S. 295 to new heights of excellence. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve as your Assistant Principal, and I am genuinely excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our school community.


    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. My door is always open, and I am here to support you in any way I can.


    Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the success of our students. Together, we will accomplish wonderful things.


    Warmest Regards,

    Jeannette Echeverri

    Assistant Principal, P.S. 295

    The Studio School of Arts & Culture

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  • Summer rising opens on March 4th!

    The Summer Rising portal will open after 3PM on March 4 and close on March 25!

    Applications will be submitted using your NYC MySchools account .

    You can find your NYC MySchools account information by contacting your child's school or visiting a Family Welcome Center (Family Welcome Centers (

    Summer Rising 2024 - English

    Summer Rising 2024 - Spanish

    Summer Rising 2024 - Chinese

    Summer Rising 2024 - Russian

    Summer Rising 2024 - Arabic

    Summer Rising 2024 - Korean

    Summer Rising 2024 - French

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Upcoming Events

  • PS 295 Fitness Day 2024

    Welcoming elementary children to come out and works out in a fun way. Different work out stations, snacks and give-a-ways.

    Please register here: PS 295 Fitness Day 2024

    Entrance is located at 330 -18th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    (18th St. bet. 6th & 7th Avenue)


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  • Tax Day

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  • Climate Action Day - Health, Wellness & Green Spaces

    Climate Action Day - Health, Wellness & Green Spaces

    What ideas do you have to support your families Health, Wellness and creating a green space.


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  • FTA Meeting

    FTA meeting is today at 7:00 pm. More details to follow. Meeting will also be translated into Spanish.

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  • Cupcake Friday

    Cupcake Friday! March 22, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 19th Street School Entrance BAKE!

    Bake cupcakes or any other sweet treats. Not a baker? No problem.

    We also accept any store-bought goodies! Drop them off at the main office in the morning or at the cupcake tables before pick up.

    SELL! Volunteer to sell cupcakes. Email if you are interested in helping out. BUY!

    Just $2 for a delicious cupcake or sweet treat. Send kids to school with cash to buy after school.

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Brooklyn, NY 11215


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