Kindergarten Admissions open until 1/13/17

Welcome to Kindergarten Admissions!

Join us on Wednesday, December 20th at 8:30am for our Kindergarten open house!


All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways:

Read the NYC Kindergarten Directory to learn about applying to kindergarten and find programs that interest you in your borough and district.

Important Announcemnets

  • Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

    Welcome to Kindergarten Admissions!

    All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways:

    Read the NYC Kindergarten Directory to learn about applying to kindergarten and find programs that interest you in your borough and district.

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  • Halloween Harvest Day Parade

    Halloween Harvest Day Parade

    Tuesday, October 31st at 8:45am!

    On Tuesday, October 31st (weather permitting) we will have our annual Halloween Harvest Parade at 8:45am.  All children are encouraged to wear a costume, silly hat, our school t-shirt, or autumn colors.  

    In addition to the parade, our neighbors at 350 Richmond Terrance will be hosting a trick or treat in our school for our students. They will give each child a goodie bag that will be send home with them in their backpacks. Children will be instructed NOT to open goodie bag until they are home.

    How can our students participate safely during the Halloween Harvest Parade?

    In order to make the day enjoyable and safe for everyone, we ask the following:

     Costumes must be appropriate for the school environment. They must be able to walk through the hallways and stairs without any difficulty. They must be able to use the bathroom without assistance.

    • No accessories (swords, chains, etc.), facemasks, heavy face make-up or fake blood allowed. These may impede vision, become a distraction and pose a safety risk to others.
    • We will not take on the responsibility of changing students into or out of their costumes. Students will be allowed to remove their costumes if they are wearing clothes underneath and are able to do it independently.

    How can families get involved?

    Families and friends are invited to attend our Halloween Harvest Parade. The parade will begin at 8:45am. Students will come out through the main entrance, walk along Richmond Terrace to St. Peter’s Place and into the schoolyard. You may join us along the perimeter and cheer them on as they walk proudly alongside their classmates. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled.

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  • Parking Pass for Wednesday, October 11th

    Parents! Come join us for our Let's Move! 2017 Fall Move-A-Thon.

    We know parking around school can be difficult, we have arranged for FREE PARKING at the NY Wheel Parking garage. 

    Free parking is generously being donated by the NY Wheel Parking Garage down the block. Please download and print out attached flyer and show to the attendant. 

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  • SI Public School Family Fun Day

    Staten Island Public School Family Fun Day! A Celebration of the talents and achievements of our Public Schools on Saturday, October 14th at 10:00am to 2:00pm at P.S. 41 The Stephanie A. Vierno School located at 216 Clawson Street. 

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • Family Day Cancelled Due to Weather!

    Dear PS 59 Families,

    We are very disappointed to announce that our Family Field Day scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th will be cancelled. Mr. Nadel, our PE teacher had a very exciting day of outdoor activities planned for our families but due to the weather forecast from several weather stations they are predicting 60% chance of rain. We know many families were planning taking Tuesday off from work and want to be proactive and cancel in advance to prevent them from losing their time at work. We will be watching the weather closely and inform families of a date to reschedule.

    Thank you for your understanding,

    PS 59

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • My School Bucks

    PS 59 The Harbor View School is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®!  This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.   Click here for more information  or visit

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  • From the Chancellor

    September 7, 2017

    Dear Families:

    The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families.
    It will now be even easier for all students to eat healthy and nutritious meals at school. Our food menus can be found at

    We need your help to make this program a success. All parents, regardless of income, must still complete a School Meals Form so that our schools get access to federal funding for this program and others. Please complete the form online at by December 29, 2017. A hardcopy of the form will also be sent home and is available at your school’s main office.

    If you have already added money to your MySchoolBucks account for your child’s lunches this year, or if you have a balance remaining from prior years, you will receive a full refund. DOE will follow up with information on how to get your refund in the coming weeks.

    Please join me in spreading the word that breakfast and lunch are free for all students every day. I hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful new opportunity and come enjoy a healthy meal with us.


    Carmen Fariña Chancellor

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • Microsoft Office 365 for NYC DOE Students

    Office 365 Education for Students includes Office 365 ProPlus, which allows students to install up to 5 copies of the latest Microsoft Office suite for their PCs and Macs and up to five copies for their iOS or Android devices.

    Follow link for more information:  Microsoft Office 365 for NYC DOE Students

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  • Message from our PTA


    Message from the PS 59 PTA

    We would like to take this opportunity to welcome both new and returning families to PS 59 for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Save the Date!

    • Welcome Back Coffee for parents on the first day of school, September 7th, following drop off, in the auditorium
    • PTA Open House will be during Parent Teacher Conference night on Thursday, September 13th
    • Special General Membership PTA Meeting, September 14th at 8:30am

    What is the PTA & why get involved? All parents and legal guardians of children who attend PS 59 are automatically a voting member of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA plays an important role in supporting this great school by working hard to provide the “extras” that enrich our children’s educational experience. We partner with our parents, teachers, staff and community on many levels to bring fun and educational programs, events, services, and opportunities to our children. From our membership donations and fundraising events we support the school in providing classroom supplies, books, in school events, field experiences and much, much more.

    Field Experiences & Enrichment: As part of the philosophy and curriculum at PS 59, our children have MANY field experience and in school enrichment opportunities, presented by cultural organizations from across New York City. Our membership donations and fundraising efforts allow the PTA to contribute to the cost of these experiences.

    Membership Donations: PS 59 PTA membership donations are $10 per month, or $100 per year per family. We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, and your membership donations are tax-deductible. If you wish to make your donation at the start of school, please send donation in your child’s backpack or pay by credit card on our website by clicking the school store icon on the homepage. This is a suggested donation, and not mandatory for membership in the PTA.

    Thank you in advance for your support. We are looking forward to another amazing year and hope to get many more parents and guardians active in the PTA.  

    Excitedly, The PS 59 PTA

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • Staten Island Yankee School Night - June 19th!

    Support our school by participating in the 2017 Staten Island Yankee School Fundraising Program. Our school night will be held on opening day Monday, June 19th. Families wishing to participate can find out more information by clicking here

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Upcoming Events

  • Fall Picture RETAKE Day

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  • Pre-K & K Holiday Concert

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  • Coffee & Conversation: Conflict Vs. Bullying

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  • Winter Recess - School Closed

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Upcoming Parent Workshops

Please join us for the following parent workshops!


Presented by Exemplars 

Grade Levels: K, 1st & 2nd
Monday, December 18th, 2017
5:00-6:30 p.m.

Grade Levels: 3rd & 4th
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
5:00-6:30 p.m.



Presented by NYC DOE: Office of School Health 

Coffee & Conversations: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 8:30 a.m.

PTA Meeting: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.


Future Workshops to be held: Anxiety - AAA Motor Club - Home School Connections - Internet Safety - Safety Town Hall - More