Dear 5th Grade Families, 

Our 5th grade teachers, school administration and PTA executive board are making preparations for our graduating class… PS 59 The Harbor View School Class of 2023! 

We will hold a 5th grade parent meeting in January to discuss our plans, senior dues and important dates.

Thank you,

PS 59 5th Grade Team


Friendsgiving - Wednesday, November 23rd

Our P.S. 59 5th Grade team will be hosting a Friendsgiving on Wednesday the 23rd of November. This special event will include lessons on Gratitude and include a special lunch in the auditorium for the students. If possible, please feel free to add to this special occasion by dropping off an individually wrapped dessert or snack type items, bottled water or juice boxes. All donations can be dropped off to the main office on Wednesday, November 23rd between 7:45am – 8:30am.

Senior Picture Day - Date to Be Announced


Senior Pictures - Date to Be Announced

Please have your child dress their best for their senior picture, they will NOT be wearing caps or gowns.

The photos will be taken from the waist up. We are asking that students do not wear graphic tees or clothing with logos. 




It's time to start looking for photographs to be included in your child's yearbook. We will need individual as well as group pictures. 

For through the years pages: 

In order to be sure each child appears in the yearbook with their friends from PS 59, we need your help gathering GROUP pictures of your child and their friends from K­-5th grade. Pictures can be from Halloween, Field Day, Family Picnic, field trips, concerts, etc. The pictures should be from school events. We can not guarantee every photo will be used in the yearbook, but want to have as many as possible to choose from so we can make sure each child is represented. 

Please email photos (.JPG or .JPEG files) with your child’s name and Student Page Pictures listed in subject line to:

For your child’s Individual 2-Page Spread


Please submit 1 - 8 photos for this section. The photographs on this page can include family and friends. Please email photos (.JPG or .JPEG files) with your child’s name and Student Page Pictures listed in subject line to:

Your message to your child: Please complete this form( to send a message of well wishes, advice, favorite poem or phrase to include for your child’s page FROM YOU! Please note space-- if it’s too long, it will be printed real small! 4-5 lines is a good amount.

Message from Your Child about themselves: Please have your child complete google form,

Ways to submit photos:

    • You can email photos (.JPG or .JPEG files) with your child’s name and class number and event to: FirstNameLastName312.jpg; FirstNameLastName312-Spooktacular.jpg; FirstNameLastName312-K.jpg; FirstNameLastName312-2nd.jpg)
    • If you need photos scanned, please place in envelope with: Your name and email; child’s name, class number and attention “Yearbook- KD” and turn in to the main office directly. PLEASE DO NOT BACKPACK THIS IN. You will be contacted when photos are ready to pick up.



2022-2023 Senior Dues are $150. They include the following:

  • Yearbook
  • Senior Shirt (will be receiving on Friendsgiving) 
  • Senior Celebrations: Friendsgiving in November 2022, Senior Breakfast in June 2023
  • Senior Field Experience 
  • Senior Week Events - June 2023
  • Graduation Ceremony Costs

2022-2023 Senior Due payment schedule: 

The dues can be paid in full or in four (4) installments. 

  • January 15th 
  • February 15th 
  • March 15th 
  • April 15th  

All payments MUST BE received by 4/15/2023 for us to make final arrangements for the activities. Please make payments online through the PS 59 PTA website ( and note that they are for SENIOR DUES. If for any reason you need financial assistance, please contact Kristen Druda, Parent Coordinator. We look forward to a great year of celebrating the Class of 2023. 

More Information Coming Soon

SENIOR FIELD TRIP: Details to Follow

GRADUATION: Details to Follow