Trolls the Movie

Today we kicked off our Positive Behavior Incentive System (PBIS) by sending our 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students to go see Trolls.  Students who wear the school uniform everyday and consistently exhibit behaviors befitting a citizen of the PS 309 community.  The buses came late, but the staff a...

First Grade Senior Thanksgiving Performance

Our first grade performed yesterday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church for the Senior Thanksgiving Celebration hosted by the 81st precinct. We performed our piece we learned through participating in the Musical Explorers Program. Next we’ll be attending a concert at Carnegie Hall! [ga...

Fire Safety Day

Fire Safety Day was November 22nd 2016 at PS 309. Three officers came to visit every classroom and discuss fire safety with us. We watched videos, heard stories, learned how a fire alarm worked, and discussed how to be safe in the event of a fire. Our firemen even had their big fire hats ...

Perfect Attendance Petting Zoo

Today we celebrated all the students in PreK - 5th grade who had perfect attendance in September and October.  That means they were never absent and never late!  Parents remember that getting your kids to school on time every day is very important for learning to begin right away every morning.  ...

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...