PS 191 launches 3rd grade Gifted and Talented program
We are excited to announce the launch of our 3rd grade Gifted and Talented program for the 2017-18 school year. The G&T class will be taught by a teacher with a G&T license and will include children from across District 3. Registration is happening now for students who have received acceptance letters into the program. We look forward to meeting all our new families!
End of Year Letter from Principal Keville
June 27, 2017
Greetings MMS Families,
Happy summer! I want to congratulate each one of you on a successful school year. This has been a great year for us, and I want to thank you for your consistent support and collaboration. My third year as Principal of the Museum Magnet School has been a fulfilling and successful one. I have enjoyed working with you and your children, and I look forward to continuing this work with you for many years to come.
We have a lot of new and exciting changes on the horizon, so please be sure to check our website over the summer for information. We will now officially be called PS/IS 191 – The Riverside School for Makers and Artists. We have enjoyed our time as the Museum Magnet School, and look forward to incorporating our work with local museums and cultural institutions in our new school under a new name. We will send letters in August with information about the new school and your child’s assigned class, so please be check your mail! Please remember that the start of the school year will be in the new building, with the entrance on 61st Street right below West End Avenue. The building is still under construction, but as soon as it is ready we will set up tours. Thank you for your cooperation as we go through this transition, and please read below for more information that will help you prepare your child for the upcoming school year.
In preparation for next school year, please read below and let us know if you have any questions.
First Day of School The first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2017.
Summer Packets Each student has a summer packet that is to be completed by the first day of school. I ask that you spread this work out over the summer, so that your child retains what they learned this past school year. Please have your child read independently or read to your child for 20-30 minutes every day. This short amount of time spent on reading will prepare your child for the upcoming school year. We want all of our students to be successful, and reading will make that difference!
Supply List(s) Your child’s teacher has created a supplies list so that you have plenty of time to gather your school supplies for September. This list is posted on our website, will be sent home on the last day of school, and will be redistributed at the end of August.
Uniform Policy We have decided to discontinue our uniform/dress code policy. Students may wear clothing that they choose as long as it is school appropriate – (ie NO HATS, NO RIPPED JEANS, etc.) More details on school clothing parameters to come.
Cell Phone Policy Our cell phone policy will remain the same. Students will have the opportunity to check their cell phone in at the beginning of the day. Cellphones must always remain out of sight. If we see a cell phone out or hear it, it will be confiscated. If the student gives the phone up without an argument, they will receive it back at the end of the day. If the student pushes back or refuses to give it up, administration will become involved and a parent/guardian will have to retrieve the phone. This policy is in place to ensure that our students are focused on their studies, and not on their cell phones. If your child needs to reach you or you need to reach your child, the school phones may be used.
Check the Mail Damaris will be sending informational packets out in August. Please check your mail to ensure that you have all of the information you will need.
Again, thank you for all of your support. As always, my door is open to you, so feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. Enjoy your well-deserved summer!
All my best,
Lauren Keville Principal, Museum Magnet School – P.S. 191
Registration is Open for Kindergarten Seats
You can stop by the school between the hours of 9am- 12noon to register your child.
Round 2 of Pre Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18 School Year begins April 20th
The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a school-based organization composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at least once a month and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making. The core responsibility of each SLT is to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) that is aligned with the school-based budget. SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to ensure that all voices are heard regarding the needs of students. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. SLTs receive support and guidance as needed from their District Leadership Teams. This is a great venue for parents to support their child’s education.