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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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It’s Participatory Budget Time Again-Vote for Worthy Community Projects in D33

It’s Participatory Budgeting (or PB) time again and City Councilmember Steve Levin has “dedicated 1.5 million dollars to capital projects [in District 33] suggested and developed by community volunteers and you can help decide which ones get funded.”  Of the many proposals up for a vote are lockers for thirteen classrooms at M.S. 8 for […]

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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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P.S. 8 Camp Expo This Saturday

Does the mild weather have you dreaming of summer? Planning on sending your kiddo(s) to camp? Then head over to the annual P.S. 8 Camp Expo is this Saturday to learn about the diverse programs available for both day and sleep away camp.  The expo takes place from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, PS 8 Gym, […]

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BHA Annual Meeting: P.S.8’s Phillips and Others Honored; Expert Panel Dubious about BQX

Court hearing on Pier 6 towers has been rescheduled–see below. At Monday evening’s annual meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association, BHA President Patrick Killackey (photo) began by asking, rhetorically, what a neighborhood association can do in a time of political turmoil. He answered by arguing that the nature of the times requires more action at […]

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P.S. 8 Holiday Craft Fair This Saturday-Special Guest NY1’s Pat Kiernan

Get a jump on your holiday shopping while the kids have fun with arty activities.  This Saturday, December 3rd P.S.8 is holding their annual Made @ P.S. 8 Craft Fair from Noon to 4:oo pm in the Lower School Gym and Cafeteria (entrance on Poplar Street). The PTA shared,”This year, we have over 30 vendors, […]

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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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P.S. 8 Rezoning May Be Affecting DUMBO Apt. Sales

According to a Brownstoner post today, a three-bedroom apartment in DUMBO “used to be the real estate equivalent of a total eclipse or Halley’s Comet: Rare.” Now, there is an unusually high number of three-bedroom units available. Real estate agents also noted a general slowdown of high-priced two and three-bedrooms sales in DUMBO. Halstead agent Terrence […]

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Is the School Rezoning A Success? Early Signs Say Yes

Families were sent their Kindergarten admissions offers letters on Tuesday.  As reported by Politico, the re-zoning of P.S. 8 an P.S 307 shows early signs of success.  Unlike last year, there is no wait list for P.S. 8 and 148 students were offered a seat at the school.  Historically there is about 20% attrition among […]

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P.S. 8 First Annual Camp Expo This Saturday

Choices, choices, choices.  Contemplating where to send your kiddos to camp this summer?  Do some one-stop shopping at the first annual P.S. 8 Camp Expo this Saturday March 5th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm located at 37 Hicks Street in the gymnasium. Browse nearly 30 local and sleep away camps as they present the fun they […]

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