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.