Rose Ann Montemurro
A Welcome From Our Parent Coordinator, Rose Ann Montemurro
At P.S. 128 we are looking forward to a wonderful, successful year! As your Parent Coordinator, I am here to address any questions or concerns you may have about your child's education. We strongly encourage parent/guardian involvement so stop by to say hello & find out how you may be involved here at P.S. 128. I am located in Room 214 or I may be reached at:
Get Alerts Right to Your Phone
We are excited to announce that we will continue to use the FREE eChalk Notify app to bring updates right to your phone. Get immediate updates on school closings, re-openings, and other emergency information. Here's how:
1. Download "eChalk Notify" app for free from the Apple App Store (iPhone) or the Google Play Store (Android)
2. Click on "Proceed without logging in" when prompted for your email address (do not actually enter your email address.)
3. Enter our school's alert code: L679FR.
4. Add the app to your phone's home screen.
5. You are all set! You will receive emergency and other alerts as soon as they are posted!
NYC Schools Account
NYC Schools Account
The NYC Department of Education is requesting that all NYC Public School students have a NYC Schools Account. In this account, you will be able to view your child's state exam scores, attendance, grades, reading level, Fitnessgram results, report cards, and much more. This year you will be able to nominate yourself to be elected to the District 21 Community Education Council, and vote for others to be elected, through this account.
How to create a NYC Schools Account
You will need the Account Creation Code that in previous years has been sent home with your child if they attended PS 128 prior to Sept. 2022 and mailed to homes in October 2020, to all PS 128 families who at that time did not have a NYC Schools Account.
You will need this code and your child’s 9-digit student ID number to create an NYC Schools Account or to add additional children to an existing account.
1. Visit https://mystudent.nyc/ and select the “Create account” link on the login page.
2. Enter your email address and create a new password.
3. Upon signing in for the first time, you will need to select and answer three security questions and
validate your email address.
4. Enter your child’s 9-digitstudent ID number. You can find your child’s ID number on their report
card. If you do not have your child’s ID number, please contact me or the main office.
5. Enter the unique Account Creation Code.
If you need assistance or have questions about navigating your account, contact me, Rose Ann Montemurro, Parent Coordinator, at 718-373-5900, 929-617-5167, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 311.
You can also learn more by visiting the NYC Schools Account webpage at
School Year Calendar 2023 - 2024
Please click on the below link for the school year calendar 2023 - 2024. There you will find it in English and 10 other languages.
Lost & Found Policy
Please know that we have a Lost and Found, located in our main lobby. Please click on the below links for further information.
District 21 Website
If you would like to visit the District 21 website, click on https://district21nyc.wordpress.com. The website shares information on all District 21 schools, admissions,community events and more.
District 20 & 21 NYC Department of Education Family Welcome Center
The NYC Department of Education Family Welcome Center for districts 20 & 21 is located at the following address:
415 89th Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11209
Parent University educates and empowers families with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents/guardians can register for free trainings on a wide variety of topics, including remote learning and technology, student social-emotional learning, and special education. To browse courses and register, please visit parentu.schools.nyc.
NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program
The NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program is a scholarship and savings program for every kindergarten student enrolled in a NYC public school regardless of family's income or immigration status. Through this program every kindergartener is automatically enrolled and will receive a NYC Scholarship Account with an initial $100.00 allocation. If you choose not to participate in this program, you will need to complete an opt out form which will be available in the new school year. Once enrolled, you will receive a Welcome Kit with further detailed information. We will host information sessions on this program in the new school year. Click on the below link for the dates and times for information sessions hosted by the sponsor of the program, NYC Kids Rise. Please make sure to register for the session you wish to attend. .
Middle School Admissions Process 2023-2024
The Middle School Admissions Process for all 5th grade students is scheduled to begin early Fall 2023.
Please know that this process consists of several steps in choosing your child's Middle School. All 5th grade students are to complete an online application, regardless of what school you would like your child to be considered for. When the application becomes available, families will receive a letter from the Department of Education with instructions for the first step. If I have access to these letters, I will send home a copy with your child. P.S.128, as well as the Office of Student Enrollment will host information sessions on the middle school admissions process. At this time it is not confirmed if they will be virtual, hybrid, or in-person. The dates and times are to be determined.
More information to come - stay tuned!
D21 Middle School Open Houses
To assist you in choosing a middle school for your child, D21 middle schools will host open houses. I strongly encourage you to attend these open houses, where there will be staff and students to answer any questions you may have. Click on the below link for dates and times.
Middle School Admissions 2023-2024
The Middle School Application is now available in your MySchools.nyc account. Please make sure to attend the virtual sessions which will educate you on the process and the open houses. These events will help you to make the right choice(s) for your child.
Proposed PTA Fundraisers 2023-2024
This school year once again our PTA will hold snack/toy sales at all lunch periods. Items will be $1.00 - $2.00. Please click on the below link for the proposed dates.
Character Costume Drive
We are accepting new & lightly used cleaned costume donations throughout the school year. No masks or weapons .You may donate all school year long. If your child is in need of a character costume, please call Rose Ann Montemurro, Parent Coordinator at 718-373-5900 or 929-617-5167. Hopefully we will have one to offer your child.
Literary Character Day 2023
P.S. 128 will celebrate Literary Character Day on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Students may dress up like their favorite character from a book. Students are to bring the book or a copy of the cover to school on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. At 8:30am parents/guardians are invited to stand along 84th street as the children parade outside. No costume masks or weapons will be allowed.
P.S. 128 Food Drive
P.S. 128 has partnered with City Harvest and the Daily News to host a food drive , Tuesday, October 25, 2023 thru Friday, January 19, 2024, here at our school. Families may drop off their donations in the Main Lobby or students may bring them to school.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
-canned fruits -canned vegetables
-packaged macaroni & cheese - canned soups
-hot & cold cereal -plastic jarred peanut butter -juice packs -canned tuna/beans
*Please know that City Harvest will not accept unlabeled or dented cans, open packages, products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.*
Please review the Food Drive flyer that went home with our students.
P.S. 128 Thanksgiving Parade
On Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 ,starting at 8:30am, students will parade in front of our school. Please have your child create a poster or small float that shows what they are thankful for. Parents/Guardians are invited to watch.
Chancellor Bank's Welcome Letter 2023-2024
Please click on the below link for Chancellor Bank's welcome letter for school year 2023-2024.
Middle School Admissions Process Workshop
Please stay tuned for an invite as P.S. 128 partners with the NYC Dept. of Education's Office of Enrollment to host virtual workshops for families on the Middle School Admissions Process. The workshops will be very informative. All 5th grade students must complete an online application. I am informed on a daily basis from the NYC Dept. of Education as to who has not created a MySchools acoount and/or submitted an application. If you have not begun the process for your child, please do so. The deadline Thursday, Dec. 8, 2023 is fast approaching. Please make sure to read all and any alerts you may receive while completing the application as the alerts will guide you as to what to do or not do. If I may be of any assistance please contact me.
October 2023 Spirit Days
Each month P.S. 128 will host school spirit days. The children and staff look forward to these days, so please do your best to have your child participate. If I may be of any assistance, please contact or visit with me. Click on the link below for October 2023 spirit days.
We are excited to inform you that NYC schools have now partnered with Ready4K. Ready4K is a service that you may sign up for that will text to your phone wonderful tips for you and your family's social emotional well being. There is no fee for this service, but please know rates and fees might be applied by your service carrier. Click on the below links for further information and visit https://vimeo.com/510952688 to watch a video.
Update Your Vaccine Status at vaccine.school.nyc
Below you will find the link to the instructions for students who attend a NYC Public School to update their vaccine status.
Homework Help Family Workshop
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2023,at 8:45, for a Homework Help Family Workshop. Resources will be distributed. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
2023 Disability Pride Parade
On Sunday, October 22, 2023, there will be a Disability Pride Parade in New York City. Click on the below link for further details.
October 2023 CEC Meeting
The October 2023 CEC meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 6:00pm. The meeting will take place at I.S. 303, located at 501 West Avenue, Brooklyn.
Parent Teacher Conferences
On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, due to Parent Teacher Conferences, all students will be dismissed at 11:15am. Please pick up your child promptly.
December 2023 School Spirit Days
Please click on the below link for a list of the December 2023 School Spirit Days.
PTA December 2023 In-Person Meeting
On Friday, December 15, 2023, the PTA meeting will be in-person in our auditorium. Please make every effort to attend. Hope to see everyone there.
Apply to Kindergarten
Children born in 2019 can start Kindergarten in September 2024. All families should submit an application. Apply online at MySchools.nyc. This option is available 24 hours in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Another option to apply in over 200 languages is over the phone by calling 718-935-2009, Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2024. You may sign up for updates at schools.nyc.gov/sign-up.
May the new year bring joy, peace, health and happiness to all. Happy 2024!
January 2024 School Spirit Days
Please click on the below link for a list of the January 2023 School Spirit Days.
Save the Date for Monster High
February 2024 School Spirit Days
Please click on the below link for a list of our February 2024 School Spirit Days. Students and staff always enjoy these days!
Cool Culture Program for Kindergarten Families
If your child is in Kindergarten, please make sure to register for your Cool Culture pass by following the instructions that has been sent home several times, emailed to Kindergarten families and attached below. This pass will allow you to visit over 90 cultural institutions in NYC for a year for FREE! Please disregard the deadline date of January 12, 2024 - you still may register. If you should need assistance registering, please contact Mrs. Montemurro, Parent Coordinator.
Friendship Dance for 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders
On Monday, February 5, 2024, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to a Friendship Dance. The cost is $5.00 and students who attend will receive a party favor. Snacks and drinks, $1 - $2 will be sold. This dance is for students only and all attendees must be picked up by an adult at 5:00pm. Please make sure to send in the tear off that was sent home along with the $5.00 in an envelope by Friday, February 2, 2024.
School will be closed for Midwinter Recess
Mon., Feb. 19, 204 - Fri., Feb. 23, 2024.
Enjoy your children.
P.S. 128 Green Team
Students in grades 2nd - 5th are invited to apply to join the P.S. 128 Green Team. Students received a form that must be completed, signed by a parent/guardian and returned to their teacher. Good Luck to all who apply.
NYC School Survey 2024
On Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, all students who were registered at P.S. 128 by Oct. 31, 2023, will receive a survey for a parent/guardian to complete and return to our school in the provided envelope. It is very important that you complete the survey, either paper version or online at www.nycschoolsurvey.org, so that we can determine what we are doing well and what we need to improve on. Please make sure to completely fill in the circle that corresponds with your answer in blue or black pen. No other color ink will be accepted and counted as complete. All responses are strictly anonymous. Students who return their survey will be eligible for a prize. If you completed the survey online, please print out the confirmation sheet, label it with your child's name & class, and have them return to their teacher. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 5, 2024. Our goal is 100% completed surveys. Thank you in advance for your support.