Rose Ann Montemurro
A Welcome from the Parent Coordinator
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:
NYC Department of Education Family Welcome Center for Districts 20 & 21
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
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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.
Calendar for School Year 2022-2023
Please click on the below link for the school year 2022-2023 calendar.
School Year 2022-2023 Supply Lists
Please click on the below link for the supply lists for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades for school year 2022 - 2023.
Kinsa'a FLUency School Health Program
Our school has once again been selected to participate in Kinsa'a FLUency School Health Program sponsored by Lysol. This program offers families and staff the opportunity to receive a FREE Smart Thermometer. In the new school year you will be able to get started and order yours by texting JOIN to 24020. All thermometers will be delivered to the school.
Stay tuned for further information.
Update as of Oct. 25, 2022
Kinsa FLUency has sent me thermometers which are to be given to Kindergarten families through a lottery. If you have a child in Kindergarten, and are interested in receiving a thermometer, please make sure to complete the form that was sent home with your child. The deadline to submit the form is Tuesday, November 1, 2022. If you do not have a form, please click on the below for a form. Thermometers will go home with the winners.
P-EBT Card Updates
Below are the links for updates regarding the P-EBT card. The updates are in English and Spanish.
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.
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. .
Dial-A-Teacher Free Homework Help
Need homework help? Just call 1-212-777-3380 any day that school is in session, Monday to Thursday, between 4:00pm & 7:00pm for assistance from a NYC public school teacher. They will provide , in various languages, step-by-step guidance so students can better understand assignments, figure out answers and check their work. This is a free service to all NYC public school students.
Middle School Admissions Process 2022-2023
The Middle School Admissions Process for all 5th grade students is scheduled to begin early Fall 2022.
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!
Middle School Admissions Process 22-23 Update
The Middle School Admissions Process 22-23 has begun. Fifth grade students have received the following from me:
-a folder for all Middle School Admissions process information
- a 2023 NYC Public Schools Admissions guide
-a list of dates, and times for virtual information sessions that will inform families about school options, applying to middle school and how to use your MySchools.nyc account which you will need to create once you receive a Welcome Letter from the Office of Enrollment
-a list of dates, and times for D21 Middle School Open Houses
I strongly encourage you to attend a virtual information session and open houses of school that you are interested in your child attending. As I receive information I will distribute to students and/or families.
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
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.
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!
Virtual Back to School Night
This evening, Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm, we will host our virtual Back to School Night. Please click on the below link to review the time and link to join your child's classroom teacher(s) and any other teacher you wish to visit with. We hope our families this evening.
Wear Your Favorite Fall Color
Thursday, September 22, 2022 is the first day of Fall. What is your favorite Fall color? Is it red, orange, yellow or brown? Let's celebrate on Thursday, September 22nd by wearing a shirt that matches the color you choose.
September 2022 School Closings
In observance of Rosh Hashanah, school will be closed on Monday, September. 26, 2022, and Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Happy holiday to those who celebrate.
PTA Toy Sale
On Friday, September 30, 2022, the PTA will host a toy sale during all lunch periods. Toys, and snacks will be sold for $1.00 - $2.00. If any parent/guardian would like to donate items or volunteer to help, please email the PTA at email@example.com or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that all edible items must be individually wrapped and volunteers must be vaccinated.
Bensonhurst Bees Homecoming
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, we will celebrate the start of a new school year with Benson, our school mascot. Wear your "bee' shirt (if you purchased one last school year) or any other yellow shirt.
Support for Families and Students
The below website is a wonderful tool for support for families and students. Families will be able to sign in using your NYC Schools Account. Support is offered on transportation, NYC Schools Account, Internet, and more. Please take a minute to visit.
October Spirit Days
Mark your calendar for our October Spirit Days!
Friday, Oct 14 - Pink Day - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, wear pink today!
Monday, Oct. 31 - Literary Character Day - Choose a character from a book and dress up like them. You must bring the book with you to school (or a copy of the cover.) No masks or weapons allowed.
October School Closings
There is no school on the following days in October:
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 in observance of Yom Kippur
Monday, October 10, 2022 in observance of Italian heritage/Indigenous Peoples' Day
Virtual Attendance Family Workshop
We hope you will join us for a very informative Virtual Attendance Family Workshop on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 9:30am. Please click on the below for the link to join the workshop. Hope to see you there!
Lost & Found Policy
Please know that we have a Lost and Found, located in our main lobby. Please click on the below link for further information.
PTA Board Game Afternoon With Kindergarten
On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, the PTA will host board game afternoon with Kindergarten. A free snack will be provided. Please know that all adults attending must show proof of vaccination. It's sure to be a fun time!
October 21, 2022 Virtual PTA Meeting
The PTA will virtually host the October meeting on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 6:30pm. Joining this meeting is one of the many ways you can be involved in your child's education. Hope to see you there. Please click on the below link for information to join the Zoom meeting.
Return of Laptop and/or IPad
If your child has received a laptop and/or an IPad from P.S. 128 or directly from the NYC Department of Education, it must be returned to P.S. 128 by Friday, November 4, 2022. No Exceptions. If you have any questions, please contact me at 718-373-5900, 929-617-5167, or visit Room 214.
Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
Halloween Dance at P.S. 128
Let's have some spooktacular fun! Students are invited to a Halloween Dance at P.S. 128 on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. The cost is $6.00 per student which includes pizza, water and a DJ. Snacks will also be sold by the PTA. Siblings and/or parents/guardians are not allowed to attend. Please see the time schedule below for your child's grade.
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
3:00pm - 4:30pm 5:00pm - 6:30pm
All students must be picked up by an adult at 4:30pm. All students must be picked up by an adult at 6:30pm.
Workshops for Families of Students with Special Needs
The Office of Special Education will host 2 very informative workshops in November 2022 for families of students with special needs. Please review the attached for descriptions, dates, and times of these workshops.
Character Costume Drive
We are accepting new & lightly used cleaned costume donations. No masks or weapons .Donate by Friday, October 28, 2022. If your child is in need of a character costume, please call the Main Office at 718-373-5900.
Literary Character Day 2022
P.S. 128 will celebrate Literary Character Day on Monday, October 31, 2022. 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 Monday, October 31, 2022. 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, 2022 thru Friday, January 6, 2023, 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.
November 2022 Spirit Days
Mark your calendar for our November 2022 Spirit Days
Monday, November 14th
Kind Day - bring your kind words to school and be ready to compliment someone. If you have a shirt with kind words you may wear it.
Monday, November 28th
50s Day - to celebrate the 50th day of school, we will have fancy feet 50s day, so come to school ready to dance to 1950s songs through out the day!
P.S. 128 Thanksgiving Parade
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 ,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.
December 2022 School Spirit Days
Mark your calendar for the December 2022 School Spirit Days.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - Flannel Day
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 60s Day
Friday, December 23, 2022 - Ugly Sweater Day
Middle School Admissions Process Workshop
On Thursday, November 17, 2022, P.S. 128 has partnered with the NYC Dept. of Education's Office of Enrollment to host 2 virtual workshops for families on the Middle School Admissions Process. The workshops will be held via Zoom at 9:30am and again at 6:30pm. 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. 1, 2022 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. Please click on the below for the invite to join either workshop.
PTA Virtual November 2022 Meeting
On Friday, November 18, 2022, at 6:30pm, the PTA will hold their virtual November 2022 meeting. Please make every effort to join us so that you may be informed of all the wonderful things the PTA does for your children, what's happening at P.S. 128 and in the district and much more. See you there! Below is the invite.
PTA Toy/ Snack Sale
On Monday, November 21, 2022, the PTA will host a toy/snack sale at all lunches. All items are $1-$2. Thank you for supporting our PTA. Below is the flyer.
Bensonhurst Swap Meet
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Brooklyn Public Library Ulmer Park Branch will host a Swap Meet. This event is where you may bring clean, unbroken, reusable items such as clothing, toys, housewares, etc. that you no longer need. You may take items that you might need, for FREE! Please click on the below for further details.
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Please click on the below link for further details.
Free Covenant Ballet Theater Holiday Performance
On Saturday, December 10, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm, the Covenant Ballet Theater will be performing a Winter Wonderland at the Sheepshead Bay Library Branch. The library is located at 2636 East 14th Street, Brooklyn. Admission is free. ENJOY!
January 2023 School Spirit days
Mark you calendar for our January 2023 School Spirit Days.
December 16, 2022 Virtual PTA Meeting
We hope all families will join our December 16, 2022 Virtual PTA Meeting. Please click on the below for further information and the link to join. See you then.
NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program Kindergarten & 1st Grade Virtual Family Workshop
On Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, we will host a virtual family workshop on the NYC Kids rise Save for College Program for Kindergarten and 1st grade families. We hope you will join this very informative workshop where you will be able to ask your questions. Please click on the below for the link to join.
On Tuesday, December 20th and Wednesday, December 21st, P.S> 128 will hold a Holiday Fair. Jewelry, ornaments, keychains, pens, and so much more will be sold from $1.00 - $10.00.
Thank you for supporting P.S. 128.
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Holiday Performance
On Friday, December 23rd through Sunday, December 25th, the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will offer a free virtual holiday performance. Below is the link to join and further information. Enjoy.
Toy Give Away on Sunday, December 25, 2022
Please click on the link below for information on a Toy Give Away on Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Chancellor's End of Year Message to Families December 2022
Below are the links to view the Chancellor's end of year message to families.
PTA January 2023 Snack Sale
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, the PTA will host a snack sale during all lunch periods. All items will be $1.00 - $2.00. Click on the below link for detailed information.
Learn About the Community and Citywide Education Council Elections
Community Education Councils (CECs) are education policy advisory boards responsible for reviewing and evaluating schools' instructional programs, approving zoning lines and advising the Chancellor. Each CEC consists of 9 elected parent volunteers that are required to attend a meeting with the Superintendent once a month. 2023 is an election year for the Community Education Councils. Learn about the councils, the election, and how to run for a seat on an Education Council by attending a virtual information session. The sessions will be offered in different languages. Please click on the links below for dates, times, and languages. Please consider running for a seat. If you should have any questions, please contact me.
The MTA Plans to Eliminate Brooklyn Bus Stops
The MTA is proposing to eliminate Brooklyn bus stops. On Jan. 18, 2023, the Community Board 13 will host a Zoom meeting to inform you of the proposal. Below is the link to join.
NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program Zoom Family Workshop for Kindergarten and 1st Grade
On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, we will host a Zoom family workshop for Kindergarten and 1st grade families on the NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program. Please make every effort to join. Below is the link to join.
February 2023 School Spirit Days
As we continue to enjoy our school spirit days, please click on the below for February's.
Spring Recess 2023 STEAM Opportunities
The NYC Department of Education has partnered with many wonderful institutions to offer students STEAM opportunities during the Spring Recess. Please click on the below for further information and how to apply.
P.S. 128 Celebrates Chinese
On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, P.S. 128 will celebrate Chinese New Year. We encourage students to wear red or yellow to honor the Lunar New Year. Happy new Year to those who celebrate.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
2023 is Election Year for the Community and Citywide Education Councils
As you know 2023 is election year for the Community and Citywide Councils. We encourage our parents to run for a seat. This is a wonderful way for you to be involved in your child's education. Please click on the below link for further information.