P.S. 8 Open House Thursday Morning

Parents of pre-schoolers who are considering sending their children to P.S. 8 are invited to an open house this Thursday, February 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m. No registration is necessary to attend; simply enter through the school’s main entrance at 37 Hicks Street (between Middagh and Poplar) at the appointed time. More details are at the BHA website. Thanks to Judy Stanton for the tip.

Addendum: In a related story, P.S. 8 parents are petitioning to have a middle school added to it, within walking distance of the elementary school.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Parents at P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights passed a resolution at their Jan. 19 PTA meeting calling for their school’s expansion to the eighth grade, in a facility within walking distance of their present school building on Hicks and Middagh streets.

The resolution says that the parents of P.S. 8 “want to provide continuity for our children’s educational experience using the P.S. 8 model through eighth grade,” and that P.S. 8 may be “adversely affected if parents are not provided with a proximate next step for their children’s education.”

The article notes that changes in the rules governing middle school assignments, as well as a planned reduction in size of a nearby middle school, are limiting choices for P.S. 8 parents and students. It also mentions the middle school planned for the controversial Dock Street DUMBO building, noting that it will not be limited to students from P.S. 8’s district, and that developer Two Trees has yet to file applications for building permits.

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  • EHinBH

    No thanks. This hood is so nice and quiet w/o a public Middle or High School…

  • PS 8 parent

    Dear BHB, Aren’t you kind of burying the lede? The real news is the resolution to form a middle school. Which does seem like the only possible option, now that Arts & Letters will no longer be accepting kids from outside its own elementary shcool. The District 13 middle school options are incredibly weak.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    PS 8 parent: I got the tip from Judy Stanton about the open house before I saw the Eagle piece about the middle school resolution. I decided to make it an addendum to the earlier post because both relate to PS 8. You’re right, though, in terms of newsworthiness the middle school issue is of greater importance. Nevertheless, the timing on the open house is tight, so I kept it at the top.

  • PS 8 parent

    Claude: that’s fair. Thanks for clarifying.

  • http://bivforbrooklyn.com Doug Biviano
  • Joseph

    This school is way over rated !

  • Heightser

    Joseph – Are you a current or past parent at the school? Just wondering why you would make such a strong statement?

  • David on Middagh

    Heightser, Joseph sounds like a student.

  • Heightser

    @David – Could be.

    I happened to be at that tour today, and there were 75 people there who were very interested in the school.

  • nabeguy

    Joseph, in comparison to what? Can you offer us a comp on other district 13 schools that exceed 8? And that don’t have PTA treasurers absconding with the funds?