Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year at PS 36, The Rising Stars School! We are so proud of our hard working, enthusiastic learners, amazing families and our dedicated staff! This year will be unlike any other year. We are doing things in new ways, however, our commitment to engaging, educating and nurturing our children, families and staff will be even stronger. Our theme throughout the school this year is “Together Resilient”.
As the complexities of teaching our children increase and evolve, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that students reach their full potential. We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.
With that in mind, you are always invited to be an active participant at PS 36, The Rising Stars School. Whether you choose to be a classroom volunteer, a member of the Parent Association, special event participation, or member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.
It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you in the monthly “Parent Bulletin”and will appear on our school website and social media. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family
I am looking forward to my twenty first year here at PS 36, The Rising Stars School. Thank you for always collaborating with me. My door is open to you, as we work together to make your child’s school experience the best one yet!
Elvira Maresca, Principal