Daily Announcements

PS 21 is a "Respect For All" Winning School 

"The PS 21 Family"

PS 21 is proud of one of our student's,
"Benito in 5th grade"
that will have one of his pieces displayed at the
Staten Island Borough Arts Festival

The next exhibition is the Visual Arts Exhibition: May 20th | Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

STEM Summer in the City program 

 Program Dates 

July 7th – Aug 11th 

Monday to Thursday 

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Applications must be received by: Friday, May 20, 2016 


 To Apply - please use the online application! 

 You can access the application from any device, including your smart phone – go to: 


 If you can’t access the online application, please contact your school’s Parent Coordinator 


For Students Entering Grades 3, 4, and 5

Campers will become deeply immersed in the work of a wildlife ecologist to learn about ecology and conservation biology and become "ecosystems experts." Through hands-on experiences using Zoo exhibits, animals, and resources, campers will explore the interactions of living and nonliving things within an ecosystem, observe physical and behavioral adaptations of different animals, and develop their own ecosystem to better understand the natural world.

Who can apply?

New York City public school students who are entering grades 3, 4, and 5 are eligible to apply.

Dates: Monday, July 18-Friday, July 22, 2016*

Times: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM each day

*Campers must attend all five days of camp.


Staten Island Zoo
614 Broadway
Staten Island, NY 10310

click here for online camper application link

 The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City’s young people. The Community Affairs Bureau, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City’s youth.

New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. The Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips to a Police Department facility or a City park are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.

Contact: 718-834-8824 


"PS 21 is a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School!"


presented a beautiful dance performance on 4/18/2016

PS 21 and NYC Arts Cypher Anti-Bullying Assembly

For the full length video - https://youtu.be/LjoqOgpsQcw

"Free Microsoft Software for Students and Families"

We are pleased to share that starting today, parents and guardians will be able to download Microsoft software from https://studentoffice.net/, at no cost, on up to 5 of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices.

Much of this software has education-specific content that supports our students’ academic improvement.

In addition, familiarity with these tools will help students be prepared for college and careers.

The free Microsoft products and features that will be available include:

•       Office 365 ProPlus on Windows: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business, Access, InfoPath and Publisher installed on Windows

•       Office for Mac Professional 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote

•       Office for iPad, iPhone, Android: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote

•       Cloud service

•       Office Online

Families will be able to claim a download by going to https://studentoffice.net/ and entering either of the following:

      1. Student’s date of birth AND a parent phone number, or

      2. Parent email

There is no deadline to claim the free software. Families may download the software as long as they have a child enrolled in a NYC public school.

As Office 365 is a Microsoft Cloud product, parents must create a Microsoft Cloud account in order to download the software. The studentoffice.net website contains not only information on how to create an account, download the software, but also answers to “Frequently Asked Questions.” For technical assistance families may contact Microsoft Customer Service at: 1 (800) 642-7676.

Please find a letter to families here<http://intranet.nycboe.net/Communications/citywide/> for students to backpack home today regarding how to download the software. The letter is available in 10 languages.


1) Download the “Shoparoo: School Fundraising” App FOR FREE (available in the Google Play Store and in the Apple App Store)

Search for our school, PS 21 Margaret Emery-Elm Park and begin scanning your receipts!! HOW EASY IS THAT!!!


Click Here to view The Guide

P.S. 21  School Hours 

The regular school schedule for grades K-5 is:
Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Borough-based professional development sessions continue in January with workshops on Supporting Parents through the College and Readiness Process. These half-day professional development sessions will provide parent coordinators with resources and information on how to speak to K-12 families about college and career readiness. Information on programs available through our partners the New York, Queens and Brooklyn Public Libraries, and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will also be available. Please view the locations, dates and times below for the January workshops. All sessions are free, but registration is mandatory.

For Parent Coordinators who want to register, please click on the link:



The PTA is collecting BOX TOPS for EDUCATION.

Please send them in as often as possible in an envelope labeled

Welcome to ¡Colorín Colorado! ¡Bienvenidos!

This bilingual section was created just for parents and families to provide you with the information you need to help your child become a good reader and a successful student.


Dear Parents and Guardians,

You play an important role in your child's academic success. Our goal is to give you the information you need to be an informed and active partner in your child's education. We invite you to set up your NYC Schools Account, which provides a new way for you to view your child's attendance, grades, and contact information in your home language on the computer, phone, and or tablet. 

Please click on the web site below to apply  your child's New York City Schools Account.

Thank you for participating in this amazing parent resource. We hope to have 100% family participation in the NYC Schools Account Program

Apply for School Meals Online!

visit nyc.applyforlunch.co

Families only need to submit one application online for all their children.


Parents are no longer required to visit a child’s school to register. Parents can register directly from any internet-connected device and access their child’s secure data.

Student Transportation

How Parents Can 

Get Route Information


Remember To
Buy Your School Uniforms !

New This Year - red shirts, blue/black pants, skirts. jumpers

Discount Coupons Available
at P.S. 21