Our Philosphy

Our school prides itself in the diversity and individuality of our learning community. We are relentlessly committed to meeting the needs of our students, staff and families by making purposeful decisions about the school environment and curriculum. 

Through our project based approach, children will develop the skills of investigation, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and creativity while exploring the richness of one of the most amazing cities in the world- New York City. It can begin with our youngest learners and continue to grow up through the grades, starting with the student’s immediate neighborhood, then city, state, country and world.

Our child-centered curriculum and learning experiences coupled with valuable partnerships with organizations and families will support students in developing academically, socially and emotionally.

Important Announcemnets

  • 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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  • Student Led Conferences - May 17th

    On Wednesday, May 17th we will be hosting the last evening conference scheduled for this year. This evening will be an opportunity for the children to celebrate their accomplishments for this year and share what they can do well. To make this evening a success, please read the attached letter for details and register for your session at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4da9ad2ca2f58-student before Friday, May 12th 2017.

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  • Multicultural Pot Luck! Tickets Now Available!

    Join us for our Multicultural Potluck!


    Tempt your taste buds with flavors from all over the world as you sample special creations from our P.S. 59 families and local restaurants!

    Enjoy entertainment from PS 59 Families, Doris from KinderDance & Julio Jean from Cumbe!

    Click Here To Register

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  • Working Waterfront After School Program

    Click here to sign up for more information!

    Staten Island Arts is excited to be working with PS59 on a new after-school program based on its Working Waterfront exploration. On Mondays and Wednesday afternoons from April 19 through June 21, students will explore the history, cultural heritage, occupational traditions, and changing nature of Staten Island's working waterfront. The curriculum will emphasize the Social Studies knowledge best understood via local maritime professions; storytelling from waterfront professions and heritage bearers; and artistic traditions associated with waterfront life. Units will offer activities full of songs, storytelling, folklore practices, and the history of New York Harbor.

    When: Monday & Wednesday from 2:45pm – 5:45pm

    Starting Wednesday, April 19th

    For: 2nd & 3rd Graders

     IF INTERESTED: Click here to sign up for more information!

     

    SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS!

    THIS PROGRAM IS FREE!

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  • Information Regarding Water Safety

    Please see attached letter.

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  • School Closed

    Dear PS 59 Families,

    Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, 2017. After-school programs are cancelled tomorrow. Yellow bus service will not operate tomorrow.

    Thank You!

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  • 3rd Grade Parent Workshop - Tuesday, February 14th

    Our 3rd grade teachers will be hosting a Parent Engagement Workshop on Tuesday, February 14th at 2:30pm to discussing the following topics:

    * Testing in NYS:  NYS English Language Arts Exam & NYS Mathematics Exam

     

    * What We’re Doing in School: 

    - Literacy Centers

    - Math Problem of the Day

    - ELA Problem of the Day

    - Socratic Seminar Discussion and Writing Prompts

    * Demonstration

     

     

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  • Message from Chancellor

    The New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Mayor’s Office are committed to protecting the right of every student in New York City to attend public school, regardless of immigration status. The United States Supreme Court has also recognized the importance of public education for all students, including undocumented students. Your child is our top priority, and we will do everything in our power to protect that right and ensure all students get a quality education. Please see attached letter from Chancellor. 

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  • Annual Town Hall Meeting

    Join us on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6pm for our Annual Town Hall Meeting. We will be discussing community safety issues and concerns.

    Guest Speakers:
    NYPD Community Affairs
    FDNY Fire Safety Educators
    EMS

    Please see attached flyer. 

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  • Water Safety Letter - 12/19/16

    Dear Families and Staff:

    As a follow up to our communications earlier this year, I would like to provide you an
    update on the ongoing measures at the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to ensure that
    the water in our schools is safe for students and staff.

    First and foremost, New York City water is safe and families and staff should rest assured
    that our drinking water is of the highest quality in the world. The water in every NYC public
    school was tested for lead in 2016 and the vast majority of test results were not elevated.
    Those outlets that exceeded the action level for lead were immediately taken out of
    service, remediated and not placed back into service until the outlet re-tested below the
    action level. This work was done in close partnership with City and State agencies, using a
    protocol developed in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency.

    This fall, the State issued new regulations on testing water for lead in schools. To ensure
    that we continue to exceed requirements, the DOE, in partnership with the State
    Department of Health and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has
    updated its protocol for lead testing of drinking water in school buildings. Additionally, we
    are updating the letters we send to families and school staff to include more detail on our
    rigorous testing process and results so all communities have detailed information.

    Providing you with comprehensive information that is easily accessible on the DOE website
    is key to our partnership with you.

    Out of an abundance of caution and because ensuring the safety of our students and staff
    is our top priority, the DOE will retest all school buildings based on the new protocol this
    winter. In any building where test results show even one water outlet above the action
    level, the DOE will implement its standard response protocol, under which we remove any
    such outlet from service, flush all or part of the system to eliminate water sitting in pipes
    overnight, replaces equipment and re-tests after the equipment is replaced.

    Please visit http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/watersafety.htm to learn more about
    the robust protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school,
    as well as to look up water test results for your child’s school.
    We thank you for your partnership in delivering a high-quality education to all school
    children across the City.

    Sincerely yours,
    Elizabeth A. Rose
    Elizabeth A. Rose
    Deputy Chancellor
    Division of Operations
    52 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007
    212 374 7868 Tel
    212 374 5588 Fax

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Upcoming Events

  • School Closed - Memorial Day

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  • 3rd Grade Marine STEAM Night

    3rd Grade Students will be presenting their on-going projects in Science and Arts related to Marine life and the Billion Oyster Project. 

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  • Pre-K Petland Field Day

    Petland Traveling Friends will be visiting our Pre-K students for a fun filled afternoon of activities to celebrate the end of school year. 

    Please look out for invitations

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  • K - 2nd Year-End Field Trip

    To celebrate the end of school year our K - 2nd grade students will be having a field experience to Adventurer's Park.

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  • PS 59 Garden Ribbon Cutting

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After-School

NYCID offers After-care Monday thru Friday from 2:20pm-6:00pm at PS 59!

For more information about program please visit:

 http://nycid.org/after-school-enrichment-programs/ 

Or View Letter: NYCID LETTER.pdf  

Lunch Forms

  

Complete your school lunch form at www.schoolfoodnyc.org

ApplyforLunch.com is an easy and convenient way for parents and guardians to submit applications for school meal benefits online. There is no fee for using the ApplyforLunch website to submit your application for benefits. This service is provided to you free of charge by your School District. Entering your application online is quicker, easier, and more accurate than filling out a paper application. Our step-by-step process and guided help makes applying for school meals simpler and easier to understand than ever before.

Bus Information

  

Find Your Child's Bus Stop or Route

Enter your child's student ID and birthday on the Transportation Search Page. Need more information call The Office of Pupil Transportation at 718-392-8855.

https://www.opt-osfns.org/opt/Resources/SchoolRouteStSearch/SearchResult.aspx

School Lunch Menu

  

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     We follow the Breakfast Express & K-8 Lunch Menu