PS20 + PTA Weekly Overview 6/24
Sun, Jun 23 6:30pm
Dear PS20 Community,
Congratulations to PS20's Class of 2024! 
We hope you will continue to fondly remember the time and experiences you have had at PS20 and maintain the friendships you made here.
The entire school wishes a Happy Retirement to Mrs Carmen Perez and Ms Jaqueline Simmons and Mme Valerie McIntosh -- we thank them all dearly for their many years of stupendous service and stellar support for our students! Also, a fond farewell to the incomparable Mr Joe Mulligan, who will be moving on to another school in a different district. 
Library Committee update: The book giveaways were a success! We gave away about 600 books and collected just above $100 in donations. We have donated some books to Little Essentials, and donations will be made to Brooklyn Book Bodega and an orphanage in St. Vincent this upcoming week. The remaining books have been stored and will be used to replenish Ms. Blyden’s Little Free Library throughout the next school year. Thanks to all who helped out this year. Excited to see all that next year brings!
LAST CALL for LOST & FOUND: Final chance to skim through the Lost & Found (located between the Cafeteria & the Gym) for water bottles, backpacks, clothing and accessories. Anything left after Monday will be donated to the Community Closet or another repository.
  • Mon June 24: Seedling Giveaway!  The Green Arts Committee invites all to take home free seedlings from PS20's garden program including Fruits & Veggies, Herbs and Flowers. Available Monday morning  on corner of Willoughby + Adelphi then in the afternoon on Clermont Ave. 

  • Mon June 24: Community Closet Last Day! The Community Support & Service Committee invites all to 'shop' for free clothing, accessories one last time on Monday morning from 8:30-9:15am in Family Room 126.

  • Mon June 24: Grade 5 Awards Ceremony at 9:00 AM.

    Parents and guardians are welcome to attend. We are not encouraging siblings to leave their classrooms for this event.

  • Tue June 25: Grade 5 BBQ (for students only)

  • Wed June 26: Last Day of School + Mosaic Afterschool
  • DOE Free Summer Meals: Starting June 27 and through August 30, free summer meals will be available to all children and teens ages 18 years and younger at locations throughout New York City from 8:00– 9:15 a.m. for breakfast and 11:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. for lunch (times are subject to change). No registration, documentation, or ID is required.  Please note there is no service on Independence Day, July 4.

  • Federal Summer EBT Program: The Summer EBT benefit of $120 per eligible child will be issued on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that families can use just like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase eligible food items at SNAP participating grocery stores, farmers markets, and other retailers; these benefits expire 122 days from the date that the benefits are issued. The new program is in addition to free meals that children ages 18 and younger can get at summer meal sites in their communities.
  • Summer Camps: Published on our website is a partial list of local summer camp programs and activities operating for Summer Break 2024 in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and adjacent neighborhoods. 
First day of school will be Thursday, September 5.