Family "Online" Welcome Center

 Welcome "Virtually" to PS 59!

Although we can't meet in-person at the school, I am still around and able to help. Here is my contact information:

Thank you for all your support and cooperation during this time,

Ms. Kristen

Parent Coordinator 

"Virtual" Main Office

   Welcome to the "Virtual" Main Office!

Contact me with any questions regarding letters, attendance or concerns:

Thank you for all your support and cooperation during this time,

Ms. Jessica

School Secretary 

Interested in attending for school year 2021-2022

Apply online for Pre-Kindergarten at www.myschools.nyc

Kindergarten offer letters have been delivered. To secure your seat please accept your offer and register: 

First, accept your offer to secure your child's seat. You can accept your offer in one of the following ways

  • If you applied online, you can accept your offer online at MySchools.nyc
  • If you applied by phone or in person, you can accept your offer: By phone at 718-935-2009 or emailing ESenrollment@schools.nyc.gov

After you accept your offer, please schedule your registration appointment here or email ps59@theharborviewschool.org for information on the registration process.

Grades 1st through 5th: Interested in attending our school for the 2021-2022 school year, click here to place your child’s name on our waiting list.

Upcoming Events

  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82043958471?pwd=NWZkS0VVK3NyNkgrMGNUZzE2TlFGZz09

    Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting

    Join us to learn about:

    • Overview of Title I Requirements
    • Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP)
    • Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact (SPC)
    • Role of Title I Parents

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9:30am

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 829 6716 5288 Code:031059

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  • Tompkinsville Park

    Staten Island Community Event Notice - Harvest Fest 2021!

    Harvest Fest 2021 hosted by Staten Island Urban Center

    If you have any Staten Island Community Events that you would like to share with our school community, please email flyers to ps59@theharborviewschool.org and we will add t our electronic bulletin board and calendar. 

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  • Harvest Day!

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  • Family Workshop

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

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  • Early Dismissal - 11:20am

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    Coffee & Conversations

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  • Chancellor Town Hall

    All District 31 parents are urged to attend!
    Monday, November 8th
    6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Please register for this event at the following link,
    https://learndoe.org/cec/
    Don’t miss this excellent opportunity. Issues and concerns will be addressed.

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    Coffee & Conversations

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    Coffee & Conversations

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School Announcements

  • Harvest Day 2021

    We are excited to announce that on Friday, October 29th we will have our annual Harvest Day Celebrations at PS 59! This year the event will be an in-school celebration for our students. All members of our school community are encouraged to wear a costume, silly hat, our school t-shirt, or autumn colors.  

    Our Pre-k through 1st grade students will participate in a special story time in our school yard. Our 2nd through 5th graders will attend a recess dance party hosted in our auditorium. We will also visit our neighbors at 350 Richmond Terrace. They will once again host a trick or treat for our students. Each child will receive a goodie bag that will be sent home with them in their backpacks. Children will be instructed NOT to open the goodie bag until they are home. This portion of our day’s celebrations will be live streamed via zoom.

    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 so independently. 

    How can families get involved? The PTA will be requesting for parents to volunteer, please visit their webpage for more details. 

    If you would prefer for your child to not participate in some or all of our Harvest Day activities, please email your child’s teacher or ps59@theharborviewschool.org or submit your preference online at: https://forms.gle/VWXqQWLR98sJFity8 by Thursday, October 28th. 

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  • Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting Notice

    Join us to learn about:

    • Overview of Title I Requirements
    • Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP)
    • Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact (SPC)
    • Role of Title I Parents

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9:30am

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 829 6716 5288 Code:031059

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  • Free and Low Cost Internet

    Emergency Broadband Benefit

     

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which provides broadband internet service for eligible New York City households, at a reduced cost, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit. Families can confirm their eligibility, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website(Open external link). There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:

    • Monthly Benefit: A discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or
    • One-time Device Discount: A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 - $50), where available.

    For questions and support, schools and families should email EBBHelp@usac.org(Open external link) or call (833) 511-0311.

    There are several free or low-cost internet options available to New York City students and families.

    Free Internet for Your Home

    The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

    • Comcast
    • Charter Communications/Spectrum
    • Altice

    Learn more about the above at NYC.gov(Open external link).

    Free Internet Locations in NYC

    There are many places across the city where you can go to connect to internet for free. Locations include:

    Low-Cost Internet Plans

    The following internet plans are available to eligible participants. Eligibility varies by provider. Contact the provider for more information.

    Altice (also known as Optimum)

    Altice offers Altice Advantage(Open external link), a plan that starts at $14.99/month. To qualify, you must be:

    • eligible for--or participate in--the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); or
    • a New York City resident who attends a New York City public school; or
    • eligible for--or receive--Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and 65 years of age or older; or
    • a veteran and receive state or federal public assistance.

    Charter (also known as Spectrum)

    Charter offers Spectrum Internet Assist(Open external link), a plan that starts at $14.99/month. To qualify, one or more members of your household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs:

    • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) 
    • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP 
    • Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only) 

    Verizon

    Verizon offers the Lifeline program(Open external link), a plan that starts at $19.99/month. To qualify:

    • Your annual income is at 135% or less than of the U.S. federal poverty guidelines
    • You, or someone in your household, participates in a qualifying federal assistance program:
      • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as food stamps), or
      • Medicaid, or
      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 
      • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) 
      • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit 
      • Tribal Programs (and live on federally-recognized Tribal lands)

    For more eligibility information, visit Lifelinesupport.org(Open external link)

    Wi-Fi Hotspots for Existing Cable Customers

    As an extension of their internet service, the providers listed below enable each other's high-speed internet customers to access up to 500,000 nationwide WiFi hotspots through the network name CableWiFi:

    • Cox
    • Optimum
    • Spectrum
    • Xfinity

    Learn more at cablewifi.com

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  • Let's Move Updates

    Our biggest FUN-raiser of the year is this WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th!

    Why is fundraising so important to our school community? HVS PTA created FUN ways to raise money to support the entire Harbor View School Community with field experiences, enrichment programs and classroom supplies. To this day every year the PTA has been able to pay for all the events and experiences our children receive at NO additional costs to our families. These experiences are what make our school so special and why we all chose this school for our children.

    Why Let's Move? Let's Move is pledge based FUN-raiser that all students can participate in and receive incentives weather they raise $5 or $500. Our incentives are classroom and school-wide based to ensure equity among all students.  This pledge based fundraiser also takes the pressure off of families, since it makes FUN-raising so easy in three easy steps: 

    1. Register your Child by visiting getmovinfundhub.com It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d30be87ad583
    2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
    3. Post on Facebook or Twitter It's two clicks of a button to post. The average parent has 300 FB friends. You'll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers. Post and see what happens!

     Student Goals!

    • We need 100% student registration please visit getmovinfundhub.com today!
    • Each student is encouraged to raise $50.00
    • Be an Overachiever Superstar by raising $150.00

     Let's Move! 2021 Details:

    • On Wednesday, October 13th all PS 59 HVS students will receive a t-shirt for our in-school event kicking off this very important fundraiser. 
    • Our PTA Executive Board and Let's Move! Volunteers will be hosting our Let's Move! event in auditorium with interactive dancing, obstacle course and mindfulness stations. These stations are designed to promote social-emotional health and well-being of all students.  
    • The event will be live-streamed for HVS families, please see email on Tuesday, October 12th for registration details.  Only students with photo consent forms will be recorded. 
    • Incentives for participation:
      • All students who register by Wednesday, October 13th and have received at least one pledge will be entered into a basket raffle to win a prize. Each classroom will have one winner. 
      • All students who raise $50, will receive a HVS keychain.
      • All students who raise $150, will receive a HVS keychain and HVS water bottle. 
      • All classrooms that meet their classroom goal, will receive a "Bubble Party" in April 2021.
      • If we meet our school-wide goal of $15,000, all students will participate in a "Ultimate Human Board Game" Event in May 2021.
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  • Let's Move 2021!

    Today begins a very important fun and healthy way to raise money for students of

    PS 59 The Harbor View School

    Many field experiences and in-school enrichment opportunities afforded to our students as part of the philosophy and curriculum at PS 59. We are proud that through the hard work and generosity of our school community, we have exceeded our Let's Move! goal each year the fundraiser has been held. We are sure that we will once again exceed our school wide goal of $15,000 for 2021!

    We want to promote a healthy lifestyle to our students and the community.  Please help us reach our fundraising goal by supporting our Fit-athon. We have teamed up with Get Movin’© to make this event fun and profitable with online mobile friendly technology!  

    We Need All Parents to Complete 3 Easy Steps!

    • Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com It's free, easy, and fast to register!  For School Identifier use 5d30be87ad583
    • Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy! 
    • Post on Facebook or Twitter It's two clicks of a button to post. The average parent has 300 FB friends. You'll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers.  Post and see what happens!

     

    Student Goals!

    • Each student is encouraged to raise $50.00
    • Be an Overachiever Superstar by raising $150.00  

     

    Our TOTAL SCHOOL GOAL is $15,000.00 

    Event details:  

      • Register your Child today using School Identifier 5d30be87ad583
      • Event Date: 10/13/2021 
      • Final Donation due date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM
    • Donate online through your child’s webpage
    • Donations in the form of cash & checks (in-school donations), should be turned in to the school to the main office. (PS 59 PTA receives 100% cash or check donations)
    • Please make checks payable to: PS 59 PTA

     

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From the Staten Island Advance!

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While a new dedicated maritime-themed school is no longer being pursued on Staten Island, several schools in the borough are integrating maritime curriculum into a variety of subjects.

PS 59, New Brighton, has been incorporating maritime-themed curriculum into its daily teachings by focusing on the impact of the New York Harbor and the Billion Oyster Project -- which works to restore 1 billion live oysters in the harbor over the next two decades -- across all grades from pre-K to fifth grade.

Click to read complete article.. 

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/10/engaging-staten-island-students-with-maritime-curriculum.html?fbclid=IwAR3Isyo8mkbSTM-91SmN9d5ID7IBNYVJ4H7a5_fhOMFH7sNxvcmt-m23OME

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