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This Saturday: Celebr8 Reading & Support Local School at P.S. 8 Book Fair

This Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm is Family Fun Shopping Day at the P.S./M.S. 8 Book Fair.  Choose from a broad selection of publications for kids of all ages. Proceeds benefit the P.S. 8 PTA and help fund enrichment programs integral to the school’s curriculum. There will be author readings, crafts and of course coffee […]

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Olivia Ellis, Co-Architect of PS 8’s Turn-Around, Has Passed

With heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Olivia Ellis passed away this week. Olivia, along with Principal Seth Phillips and others, revived PS 8 from a school on the verge of closure due to low enrollment, to one of the most sought-after schools it is today. Hailing from P.S. 321 where she taught […]

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Packer, St. Ann’s Get High Rankings In NYC Private High Schools Survey

In niche.com’s 2018 survey of the best private high schools in New York State, Packer Collegiate Institute (photo) is rated tenth in New York City and fourteenth in the state. It is followed immediately by St. Ann’s School, rated eleventh in the city and fifteenth in the state. They come in just ahead of Manhattan’s […]

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New Principal for PS/MS8, Patricia Peterson to Take the Helm

Great news for P.S./M.S. 8! District 13 Superintendent Barbara Freeman has named Patricia Peterson Principal of the K-8 school. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a special School Leadership Team (SLT) meeting.  “I am thrilled to accept this position and serve our school and the greater District 13 community. I look forward to building on and […]

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Controversy Over Who Will Be New P.S./M.S. 8 Principal

The Daily News reports that some P.S.8 parents believe that Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is blocking the appointment of P.S./M.S.8 Assistant Principal Patricia Peterson as principal to replace Seth Phillips, who retired in June. The reason given, according to the Daily News story, is that “Peterson is a former student of Fariña who’s been accused […]

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D13 CEC Hosts Electeds and Journalists for Forum on School Desgregation

Studies show that for all its diversity, NYC has one of the most segregated public school systems in the country.  Almost two academic years after the re-zoning of P.S. 8 and P.S. 307, the District 13 Community Education Council will hold an important forum on Tuesday evening (May 16th) as part of its scheduled calendar […]

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P.S. 8 Kindergarten Waitlist Strikes Again-Now What?

Kindergarten placement notifications were emailed on Wednesday and some families are in for a disappointment. Just one year after rezoning, P.S. 8 will have a waitlist for the 2017-2018 academic year. This year 22 children received an alternate placement (vs. 50 children in 2015). The grapevine indicates children were offered seats at P.S. 307.  P.S. […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, November 1, at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Los Sures, a 1984 film by Diego Echeverria that documents the lives of four people living in the largely Dominican and Puerto Rican section of South Williamsburg that was then one of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. A panel […]

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Author’s Night Celebrates Reading, Benefits Neighborhood School

The P.S 8 PTA will hold it’s annual author’s night on Monday, October 24th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Superfine in Dumbo.  The organizers are calling this year a “truly babysitter-worthy event.” The theme is “Gr8 Parenting” and features New York Times columnist Ron Lieber, author of the best-selling “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids […]

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District 13 Education Roundup

The school year is underway and the District 13 CEC is spreading the word about important meetings and events taking place this week. Monday, September 26th Participatory Budgeting 7:00pm – 8:30pm PS 9 (80 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn) Per the CEC website, this information session is an opportunity for collaborative brainstorming with electeds, school leaders and parents […]

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