5th Grade Spelling Bee

Wednesday, November 16th 2016 we hosted our own local Scripps National Spelling Bee at P.S. 309. Our 5th graders competed against each other, with the 3rd and 4th graders in attendance, along with many parents and staff members. Winners will go on to compete in a borough spelling bee, and then on to...

MS 57 School Visit

Our PS 309 5th graders had a fantastic middle school visit on Friday to MS 57. We learned a lot about the school and met teachers and students. We also got to experience life as a middle schooler, which was very valuable as we start thinking about life next year! Our students participated in various...

Staff of the Month

This month's winner of our Staff of the Month Contest is Mr. Oquendo!  Mr. Oquendo went to PS 309 as a child and has been working as a staff member for 23 years!!!  He spends his mornings greeting students in the cafeteria, his days beautifying our school, and his evenings cleaning as a member of...

Costume Parade & Party

On October 31st we hosted a costume parade for our PreK and K students.  They trick-or-treated through the halls of 309 while our 1st - 5th graders handed out candy.  Later in the day our 1st - 5th graders had a party in the gym.  Click on the circles below to see pics from the day. [gallery ...

Family Reading Night

On October 27th we had our first Family Reading Night of the year.  Ms. Washington, the author of "Because I'm a Pit Bull," read her book and taught us how to be safe when playing with dogs that we meet on the street.  Thank you to Ms. Washington, the author, and Mr. Oquendo, the illustrator, for ...

Touch-A-Truck & Fall Fest

Our first annual Touch-A-Truck & Fall Fest was a huge success!  We raised almost $1,500 dollars and we had so much fun.  We had pumpkin painting, face painting, dancing, cotton candy, hot dogs, basketball, and of course . . . TRUCKS!  Big shout out to Ms. K, Mr. Jesse, Robin, and Shaila for o...

PreK-1 Trip to the Fire House

Ms. Wiley and Ms. Jones' class went on a trip to visit our neighborhood fire house and learn how firemen keep our community safe.  We also got to get in the fire trucks! [gallery ids="1772,1776,1844"]  

Tomato Hornworm

Our Pre-K students, working as Entomologists, examined and documented their observations of our Tomato Hornworms.  To learn more about Hornworms watch the short video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk2PYeRvmWI  

PreK Trip to the Central Park Zoo

Prek's first class trip out of the building was to the Central Park Zoo on Friday, October 7th. Ms. Wiley, Mr. Josh and Ms. John took their two classes to the zoo on a beautiful fall day. While at the zoo we saw seals, different types of birds and some very happy penguins. Our students enjoyed their...

PS 309 Fall Fest & Touch-A-Truck

It has been an exciting start to the 2016-17 school year here at P.S. 309! Our first major school-wide fundraiser is coming up! The P.S. 309 Fall Fest & Touch-A-Truck will be Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00am-3:00pm. Trucks will be parked up and down Madison Street between Ralph...