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:
Summer Locations and Hours for the NYC Department of Education Welcome Centers
Please click on the below link to view Summer locations and hours for the NYC Department of Education Welcome Centers.
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.
Calendar for School Year 2022-2023
Please click on the below link for the school year 2022-2023 calendar.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for further information
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!
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.
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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at email@example.com. 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.