June message from the principal

It is the final month of school, which I always find bittersweet.  Obviously we look forward to the summer months and the time needed to reflect and rejuvenate.  We look forward to sending our senior 5th graders off into the middle school world and welcoming new members to the P.S.307 family.  On the other hand, I always feel a little sentimental during events like graduation and stepping up.  Our babies are getting older and our 5th graders, most having been with us for the entire 6 years, will leave their teachers, paraprofessionals, and all that they have known from 8:00 a.m. to 2:20, 181 days out of the year.  The tears on both ends are inevitable.  However, they are wistful tears and tears of pride for the next generation of leaders.

That said, we have much to be grateful for as we enter June.  On Friday May 31st, we had our final Community Meeting outdoors in the large school yard.  The theme was Reflection and Ensuring Community.  We had performances by our school choir led by Ms. Skinner as well as our dance group led by Ms. O’Neal.  It was a wonderful way to embrace the ending of another school year.

On Saturday, June 8th at 10 a.m. we have a performance by the Shadow Puppeteers.  All current and prospective families are welcome.

There will be another great opportunity to come together as a 307 community at the Family Jam at Live at the Archway in DUMBO, June 13th at 5 p.m.  P.S. 307 will be representing and performing so I hope to see many attend.

June 6th is Chancellor’s Day.  It is a non attendance day for students and a day when the staff comes together for professional development with an emphasis on planning for next school year.  As we plan, it is also important to get feedback from families about the programs you would like to see at P.S.307.   A survey has been sent out via email.  Please take the time to respond as soon as possible.

A new calendar is being distributed on June 5th, so please check your child’s backpack.  There are more important dates and events taking place.

Finally, while we believe our students need downtime and a chance to fully experience the summer months, teachers are preparing summer packets that will help to prevent “summer slide.”  The goal is not for it to be laborious, but, rather fun.  In the packet, you can expect to receive a reading list, prompts for journaling, a list of family activities and skill-based games.

We are once again hosting the YMCA summer camp and I will be in the building for most of July and the last 2 weeks of August.  Please ensure that we have your correct email and address as we will be sending out information regarding next year in August.  You will receive a supply list prior to the end of the school year so that you have enough time to avoid the mob at STAPLES.

Enjoy your summer months and we look forward to another great school year 2019-2020.

As always, thank you for your continued support.


Stephanie Carroll



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