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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We, at PS 109, believe that our school is a place where students and faculty are free to take risks, work together, and nurture each other.

We believe that academics and social skills go hand in hand in becoming a lifelong learner. For that reason, we teach students how to be responsible, respectful, and safe members of our community. Because our learners are different, we strive to meet their needs through many activities. Our instruction meets the needs of each student and is engaging. Our staff works together to create a variety of learning experiences. We are a community that encourages high expectations, academic rigor, values and critical thinking. Teachers, parents and staff work together to build relationships and foster learning.

We live by our motto, "The Children, Parents and Staff Shine at 109!"


Sincerely,

​Josette Claudio

Principal

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Message from Mr. Pleitez about device returns for June 2021

Hello families,


Technology device returns will be done as follows:


Dates: June 21, 2021 to June 25, 2021 from 9am to 3pm


Chromebooks with the chargers must be returned to PS 109 by the following groups of students:

  • All 5th Grade students who are leaving PS 109 (teachers will message this out to all families this applies to)

  • Any student who was given a Chromebook from March 2020 until now who will not be returning to PS 109 in September must return the Chromebook and its charger.

  • Current 3K or PK students who did not apply and accept a position at PS 109 for the 2021-22 school year. If there is a pending, waitlist, or there is no application for your child for PK or Kindergarten, then the Chromebook and its charger must be returned

We will make note of any missing item that is not returned with the device.


iPads with their accessories (case, usb cable and usb charger) must be returned to PS 109 by the following groups of students:

  • Any student who is not attending a NYC DOE school on September 2021. This includes students leaving NYC schools or transferring to charter or parochial schools (non-DOE schools).

We will make note of any missing item that is not returned with the device.


Who can remain with their device until September?

  • Students returning to PS 109 next year can remain with their Chromebooks and iPads until next school year. Please make sure these are stored or kept safe if you remain with it for the summer.

  • Students going to another NYC DOE school in September can remain with their NYC DOE iPad as these transitions with the student to the new NYC DOE school.

Our Chromebooks do not transition with students to their new school as these are PS 109 devices.


If a family prefers to leave the device (Chromebook or iPad) with us over the summer break for safety reason, please bring it in during the collection days above. We will store these at the school safely over the summer. If you choose this, please make sure to bring the charger for Chromebooks and the accessories for the iPad (case, usb cable and usb charger). We will make note of any missing item that is not returned with the device.


Additionally, you will receive a paper acknowledging that you returned a device to PS 109, including any accessory that is returned or missing from the device.


Devices deemed to have been needed to be returned to the school will be blocked from future use, until it is returned.


Respectfully,

Mr. Pleitez

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