Daily Announcements


Dear Seventh Grade Parents,

As is the tradition at IS289, we are asking for seventh grade parent volunteers to help at this year's graduation ceremony and reception on Thursday, June 23rd.  Preparing for this important occasion takes quite a bit of work (as you'll no doubt find out next year!) but at the event itself, the proud eighth grade parents hope to be able to sit back, relax and enjoy this special milestone in our children's lives.

It is for that reason that we need volunteers to:

1.  Usher family and friends to their seats in the school auditorium;
2.  Set up a light buffet reception in the cafeteria; and,
3.  Help with the clean up.

Please sign up here to volunteer.

Remember, next year it will be your turn!

Warmly and with thanks,

The Eighth Grade Parents 


2016 - 6th Grade SupplyList rev.pdf

2016 - 7th Grade Supply List rev.pdf

2016 - 8th Grade Supply List rev.pdf

Families can purchase the school supplies on their own OR purchase a school kit through Staples SchoolKidz -- orders accepted till June 24.  For more info, see PTA announcement below.

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High School News
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PTA Announcements

Elections for 2016-2017
The PTA Executive Board and SLT
Whether you are already involved within the IS 289 community, or you want to take a more active role in making our school better, take the plunge and run for a position.  Here’s what you need to do to throw your hat in the ring:
Elections will take place on Friday June 10th at 8:30am at the General Membership PTA Meeting.
There will be 2 open positions on the SLT and we are looking for Corresponding Secretaries.
Click here for a brief description of the positions available.  Feel free to speak with some of the current Executive Board members if you want the inside scoop.  Or, check out our bylaws under the PTA tab on the website.

Drinking Water in NYC Schools
In light of recent events nationally and regionally that have raised awareness, concern, and questions about lead levels in drinking water, we want to assure you that the water in New York City—and in our school—is extraordinarily safe. New York City’s water is of the highest quality, meeting or exceeding all federal and State standards.
For specific information on our school you can visit:

The PTA is happy to announce we are working with the company Schoolkidz to provide affordable school supplies to our families.  All discounts on supplies are passed on to our families.
Families can choose to purchase the school supplies on their own OR purchase a school kit which will delivered to their home by September 2.
Grade  Price
6th        $70.67
7th        $73.76
8th        $70.92
1.     Go to www.shopttkits.com
2.     Enter account number- 71806
3.     Follow the directions to complete your order
     Choose the grade your child will enter in September 2016
Orders accepted until: June 24, 2016.  After June 24, please purchase school supplies using the grade list provided on the school website.

IS 289 NEWS  click here.

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and you'll receive a weekly news letter and updates from the PTA filled with important information for you and your child on what's happening at IS 289. To join the PTA list, send an email to pta@is289.org with "email list" in the subject. Please include your child's name and homeroom in the body of the message. Note: This is not the same list used by teachers to let you know what's going on in the classroom.

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2015 - 2016 
School Hours:
M, T, W, F: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Th: 8:30 am - 2:10 pm
Yard Opens:  
8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:20 am
After-School: until 6:00 pm

After School

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 28
Last Day of School - Half Day

Dismissal @ 11:30 am