TODAY is the P.S.20 Summer Camp Fair from 6 pm to 8 pm. All welcome.

Wed, Apr 17 11:36am

Dear families, The P.S.20 Summer Camp Fair is today from 6 pm to 8 pm, in the cafeteria. Please bring family and friends to explore all the Summer programs that will visit our school. Summer camps are ... [More]

Celebrate PS20 at the Silent Auction Tickets Sales

Tue, Apr 16 12:28pm

We will be selling Silent Auction tickets the morning after drop off on Friday, May 3rd.  Members of the fundraising committee will be right next to security near the front entrance of the school. If ... [More]

Human Root at P.S.20: Session#4. Building Anti-Bias and Equitable Community. April 16th, 2019. 6 PM-8:30 PM. Childcare provided.

Mon, Apr 15 12:15am

P.S.20 Summer Camp Fair on Wednesday April 17th, 2019 from 6pm to 8 pm. All welcome.

Thu, Apr 11 4:52pm

Dear families,   Mark your calendars for the P.S.20 Summer Camp Fair 2019.   It will be happening, Wednesday April 17th, 2019, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the P.S.20 cafeteria.   Come join us and hopefully ... [More]

Parent Survey

Wed, Apr 10 6:54pm

If you are having trouble reading this email, you may view the online version.     Don’t miss your opportunity to provide your school with valuable feedback! Complete the NYC School Survey online at N ... [More]

Talent Show Auditions April 10-18: Parent Volunteers, Details

Wed, Apr 10 10:47am

Hello Families!    WE HAVE 134 CHILDREN REGISTERED FOR TALENT SHOW!! Wow!!   Parents are welcome to attend auditions AS SPONSORS FOR A PARTICIPANT OR AS VOLUNTEERS ONLY. Spectators give me more to man ... [More]

DOE Summer Academy: "Summer in the City 2019"

Mon, Apr 8 9:36am


The Extended Family Fundraiser - One Day Left

Thu, Mar 28 12:04pm

We are sooooo close to raising $15,000 for the Extended Family Fundraiser. That number has a very nice ring to it.    There is only one day left! Please send out one last message to your friends and f ... [More]

Extended Family Fundraiser - Only Two Days Left!!

Wed, Mar 27 10:30am

There are only two days left for the Extended Family Fundraiser.  We are so grateful for those who have donated but we are still short of our goal!   It takes a village to make a great school. Please ... [More]

AALDC Youth Community Scholarships

Fri, Mar 22 4:02pm

The AALDC Youth Community Scholarship 2019 Application is Available Now Until the April 25, 2019 Deadline. For 2019 Eligibility Rules, Guidlines and to Apply, Please Visit the Main Program Page here:  ... [More]

Extended Family Fundraiser - only 7 days left!!

Fri, Mar 22 12:19pm

There are only seven days left for the Extended Family Fundraiser.  We are so grateful for those who have donated but we are still short of our goal!   Please send a reminder to your friends and famil ... [More]

TALENT SHOW forms due March 29; Judges needed

Thu, Mar 21 4:00pm

Hello Families!    TALENT SHOW REGISTRATION CLOSES NEXT WEEK! Please fill out forms completely and accurately WITH A PARENT.  Forms are available in the office, or download the attached document.   PA ... [More]

P.S. 20 Community Action Plan: Developing Anti-Bias Culture. Session#2. Light diner at 5:30 pm to start promptly by 6:15 pm. Free childcare and a children's movie in the auditorium.

Wed, Mar 20 12:11am

Garden to Cafe: our P.S.20 early Spring preview in the Cafeteria on March 26th, 2019 from 11am to 2pm.

Mon, Mar 18 11:06pm

  Dear  P.S.20 families, Garden To Cafe: will be in the Cafeteria next Tuesday March 26th! Tell your children to be ready for some awesome yuminess! Garden To Cafe: ¡estará en la cafetería el próximo ... [More]

Student led conferences

Tue, Mar 12 5:17pm

  Dear Parents, Please see the attached document. 

Parent surveys

Fri, Mar 8 7:21pm

Week of March 11

Fri, Mar 8 6:39pm

  Monday -11th- Picture Day- Payment for pictures can be made on Monday Tuesday- 12th- Cookshop for Families - 9am in the cafeteria  Thursday- 14th- Student - Led  Conferences- 12:45pm-2:45pm & 5:00pm ... [More]

Extended Family Fundraiser Update

Fri, Mar 8 11:56am

The Extended Family Fundraiser has raised over $12,000 so far!!   If you haven't done so already, please send this link to your extended family and close friends. ... [More]

Message from Principal Lena Barbera

Thu, Mar 7 11:16am

The Human Root- A great experience! Thank you parents for coming out on such a cold night to participate in our first of a series of workshops with The Human Root- “Developing Anti Biases Culture”. Yo ... [More]

Breakfast at P.S.20 : Student/Parent of the Month Awards Assembly

Thu, Mar 7 11:16am

Dear P.S.20 families,   This Friday March 8th, is the Student/Parent of the month Awards Assembly.   The P.S.20 PTA will have a Breakfast Fundraiser.   Please stop by the cafeteria and have a bagel, c ... [More]

New York International Children Film Festival 2019: 2 more weekends only! Films for ages 3 to 18.

Tue, Mar 5 12:12pm

  SUBJECT: Two more film-filled weekends of NYICFF 2019! Dear Parents,     NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2019 is in full swing and there are still two weekends to go! Screenings are selling out qu ... [More]

You voted and PS 20 Won!!

Mon, Mar 4 3:20pm

The Brooklyn Music Factory had an overwhelming response to their Magic Hour vote and the winner is PS20!!!    Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote! ... [More]

NYC Schools closed March 4th 2019 due to expected severe weather conditions!

Sun, Mar 3 6:34pm

NYC Public Schools‏Verified account @NYCSchools FollowingFollowing @NYCSchools More NYC Public Schools Retweeted NYC Public Schools We are continuing to monitor the storm’s progress. Stay safe, NYC: S ... [More]

March 2019 Clinton Hill School Family Calendar

Fri, Mar 1 2:14pm

Bonjour NY Summer Camp

Fri, Mar 1 9:19am

French immersion summer camp for kids ages 3.5 to 11   In Brooklyn Heights with daily transportation to and from PS 20   Beginner French learners are welcome       Imagine a summer where your child le ... [More]

The Extended Family Fundraiser!!!

Wed, Feb 27 8:27pm

Calling all grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members! We need your help!   The PS 20 PTA is working to raise $20,000 by March 29th to support and expand Green Arts!   The PS 20 Gr ... [More]

Lock Down Drill

Wed, Feb 27 7:55am

  Good Day P.S. 20 Families Please be informed that today, February 27th there will be a lock down drill at the school.

Vote for Your School!

Tue, Feb 26 1:39pm

The Brooklyn Music Factory will donate to a local school's arts and music program. The school that receives the most votes wins!   Please click here to VOTE FOR OUR SCHOOL before Saturday, March 2. Th ... [More]

Sustainability Night at P.S.20: a Family Night with educational games and fun activities around sustainability! Wednesday February 27th, from 6-8:30 pm.

Tue, Feb 26 1:23am

Dear P.S.20 families, Please come join us for a fun evening around sustainability! There will be games and activities for all our kids. There will be a mini fair all about sustainable solutions in our ... [More]

Talent Show Volunteer Appreciation

Fri, Feb 22 1:54am

Peekaboo PS20 Family!   Are you enjoying your last days of Winter Recess? Is your child choosing their number for Talent Show?    Talent Show information was backpacked last week.    We need judges, d ... [More]

Apply now for STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs for the Spring Break 2019!

Fri, Feb 15 9:43pm

Do you have a student in kindergarten through grade 12 who is interested in having fun, unique, STEM experiences during spring break? Apply now for STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs! Explore your p ... [More]

Save the Date: Celebrate PS 20 - Silent Auction

Mon, Feb 11 8:36am

Save the Date Celebrate PS 20 - Silent Auction    Friday, May 17, 2019 7-11pm   We are excited to announce our new and amazing location, BRIC! We will also be opening our event to friends and family! ... [More]

Brotherhood Dinner. Welcome. Bienvenido. স্বাগতম. Välkommen. ברוך הבא. Byenvini. ようこそ. Bienvenue. اهلا وسهلا

Fri, Feb 8 9:54am

Dear families of P.S.20,   Brotherhood dinner is happening today, February 8th from 6 pm to 9 pm (this includes a time for clean-up) Please do not hesitate to bring friends and family. The kids perfor ... [More]

Brotherhood Dinner Volunteers Needed!

Wed, Feb 6 7:13am

Brotherhood Dinner Friday, February 8th *6 pm    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Sign up by clicking here!   The Brotherhood Dinner was started nearly TWENTY years ago at PS 20 during Black History Month. An event ... [More]

Brooklyn Music School Performing Arts Academy

Fri, Feb 1 1:55pm

Dear families,   Brooklyn Music School Performing Arts Academy After-school is coming to P.S.20! This is a great program with all type of instruments and more!  Woodwind&Brass. Buckets&Beats. Strings. ... [More]

Get Your Tickets Now for NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2019

Tue, Jan 29 11:58am

     Dear Parents,     It's time! NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2019 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic fil ... [More]

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2019: tickets go fast!

Tue, Jan 29 11:58am

  Dear families,   It's time! NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2019 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film pr ... [More]

Ingersoll afterschool closed today

Mon, Jan 28 2:23pm

  This message is for the parents  who have children attending Ingersoll/Cornerstone after school program. The school was just informed that their building's heating system is not working. The aftersc ... [More]

P.S.20& The Paris Saint-Germain Academy of NY present a soccer after school at PS20.

Tue, Jan 22 1:01pm

Dear P.S.20 families,   The "2018 Champions of the World in Soccer", i.e. the French Soccer Team "Paris St-Germain" and the "PSG Academy of NY", are coming to P.S.20 to teach soccer from Monday Januar ... [More]

The Piano School of NYC

Tue, Jan 15 10:50am

Hello PS 20 Parents!   The Piano School of NYC has available slots for students to sign up for small group piano classes @PS20.  The classes take place on Wednesday for K and up students and Thursday ... [More]

Picture Day Order Deadline is TODAY!

Mon, Jan 14 11:32am

  TODAY is the picture day order deadline!  All orders need to be submitted online!    Follow these easy steps to see your proofs and order! 1. To see your proofs visit:   ... [More]

Bonjour NY Open House

Fri, Jan 11 6:00pm

Bonjour NY French immersion Summer Camp for kids ages 3.5 to 11 In Brooklyn Heights with daily transportation to and from PS 20 Join an Open House event   Ear ... [More]

Add PS 20 to your Amazon Smile!

Thu, Jan 10 12:40pm

Support the PS 20 PTA while shopping on Amazon at no extra cost!   Set up or change your charity with just a few simple steps! Log onto Go to "Your Account" and select "Your AmazonSmi ... [More]

Retake and sibling photos are ready!

Thu, Jan 3 5:51pm

Retake and Sibling Photos Are Ready!!   All retake and sibling orders need to be ordered online. Deadline for orders to be shipped to the school is January 14th!   Follow these easy steps to see your ... [More]

Cookshop for Families and Cookshop for the Classroom

Wed, Jan 2 6:37pm

  Dear P.S. 20  Families From the Month of January through May, your child will be participating in the Cookshop program at PS 20 . This program is offered at no cost through the support of the Food B ... [More]

Harlem Globetrotters at Barclays on December 27th

Sat, Dec 22 12:12pm

If you are going to be in town during winter break and need to keep your children entertained, please purchase tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters at Barclays on Thursday, December 27th at 7:00 p. ... [More]

January Calendar 2019

Fri, Dec 21 7:46pm

  Dear Families Attached you will find the January calendar. The calendar will be backpacked when your child returns to school on January 2, 2019. Please have a safe and joyous winter break.

Pre-K Bathroom Renovations

Fri, Dec 21 6:29pm

      Pre K bathroom renovation Dear PS 20 Community:   The long awaited Pre- K Bathroom renovation will begin over the holiday break and continue through the next six weeks.  Pre K children will be e ... [More]

Giving Gifts

Thu, Dec 20 6:10pm

  Good Evening Families This is a reminder for those of you who so kindly took a snowflake from The Giving Tree.  If you have not done so already, please bring your gift into the main office tomorrow ... [More]

W I N T E R C O N C E R T ! - Wednesday 6:00pm

Tue, Dec 18 9:42pm

lockdown drill

Tue, Dec 18 2:19pm

This message is to inform you that there will be a soft lock down on today

All hands on deck! P.S.20 Holiday concert decorating volunteers and dessert donations.

Tue, Dec 18 11:30am

ALL HANDS ON DECK!   Volunteers needed! Dessert donations needed!   Dear P.S.20 community,   Volunteers needed : The decoration committee needs to put up the decor in the auditorium tomorrow before th ... [More]

Mosaic - Register by December 15th

Thu, Dec 13 2:18pm

  This is just a friendly reminder that Mosaic has given priority to PS 20 families who apply before 12/15, when registration opens for other area schools. Happy registering! And happy holidays from t ... [More]

Double parking on Adelphi Street

Mon, Dec 10 10:23am

Good morning PS 20 families,   We would like to request all families picking up children after school to please not double park on Adelphi Street. This is where our teachers and staff park and we don' ... [More]

MOSAIC - Registration for Spring 2019 Semester is OPEN!

Wed, Dec 5 12:04pm

    Registration for Spring 2019 Semester is OPEN! Spring Semester runs from January 7 – June 21. Register at Mosaic offers limited free play care on January 2-4 and June 24-25. Regist ... [More]

Reminder: Order your photos today!

Tue, Dec 4 10:59am

Reminder: Order your photos by tomorrow, December 5th, to get them before the winter break!   Follow these easy steps to see your proofs and order online!   1. To see your proofs visit: shop.stompingg ... [More]

PLAY: Wordless Films & Live Music for Kids & their Adults Dec. 8 & 9. Tickets for kids are FREE, Films are made by P.S. 20 Parents and star a PS 20 Alum.

Tue, Dec 4 3:39am

PLAY: Wordless Films & Live Music for Kids & their Adults Dec. 8 & 9  Tickets for kids are FREE, Films are made by PS 20 Parents and star a PS 20 Alum PLAY is a collaboration between filmmakers August ... [More]

Head Lice Information

Mon, Dec 3 10:38am

  Dear Parents Please open the important attached below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school. Thank You

PS20/Arts & Letters Running Group

Thu, Nov 29 1:45pm

Come run with the Dawnbreakers Runners Group. It starts this Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. in front of Peckish.  Their mantra is "run while your kids sleep!"   Arts & Letters organized the "DRC" and rea ... [More]

School Squad Fundraiser with the Brooklyn Nets!

Thu, Nov 29 9:58am

School Squad Fundraiser with the Brooklyn Nets! Fundraise and earn great prizes! This event runs though April 1, 2019!   Follow these 4 simple steps: Parents sign up kids at ... [More]

Jan 2, 3, 4 Mosaic “Free Play” Registration now open!

Wed, Nov 28 10:42am

Mosaic After School “Free Play” registration is now open for the first week back-to-school after the holidays - Jan 2, 3, 4! Cost is $30 / day and care is provided from 2:40 - 6 p.m. This is open to P ... [More]

Picture Day Photos Are Ready Online!!

Mon, Nov 26 11:21am

Your Photos Are Ready!!   Follow these easy steps to see your proofs and order! Order by Wednesday, December 5th to receive your photos before the holiday break!   1. To see your proofs visit: ... [More]

Chat and Chew

Mon, Nov 19 4:28pm

  Good Evening Families   Please Join principal Barbera for a Chat and Chew on Tuesday, November 20th.  The Chat and Chew will begin at 8:30am. It will end at 9:30am.  It will take place in the art ro ... [More]

Chat and Chew

Mon, Nov 19 3:39pm

  Good Families   Please Join principal Barbera for a Chat & Chew on Tuesday, November 20th from 8:00am to 9:00am in the art room B24.  We look forward to hearing your comments, concerns and ideas.

Afterschool Programs are closed

Fri, Nov 16 12:39pm

  After School Programs are Cancelled today, Friday November 16, 2018.  All children will be dismissed at 2:40 pm sharp. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at 2:40PM Sharp.    

Complete your family income forms

Wed, Nov 14 3:34pm

Hello Parents,   This is an important message regarding school funding, please read:   We must gather information from parents on household income using the Family Income Inquiry Form to help ensure t ... [More]

Bear Day

Tue, Nov 13 4:58pm

The Clinton Hill School/ P.S.20   B.E.A.R. Day!!! Topic: Be Excited About Reading Date and Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:25am-9:15am Come With a Stuffed Animal and Read a Short Story to Your Ch ... [More]

Student Led Conferences

Tue, Nov 13 4:55pm

November 13, 2018   Dear Parents/Guardians:   Student Led Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40 am sharp. Conferences are by appointment from ... [More]

Pumpkins for the composting bin

Tue, Nov 13 11:11am

Our gardening instructor, M. Jonathan, would love to get some pumpkins for the composting bin.    More instructions below:    We are accepting rotting pumpkins and gourds for our compost bins.  Please ... [More]

Catalog orders are in!

Wed, Nov 7 1:41pm

Hi Families! All catalog orders are in! We will be at the school tomorrow, Thursday November 8th, immediately following drop off to hand out all orders. Please meet us outside of the Mosaic office, by ... [More]

Breakfast at P.S.20 : Student/Parent of the Month Awards Assembly

Wed, Nov 7 12:37pm

Dear P.S.20 families,   This Friday November 9th, is the Student/Parent of the month Awards Assembly.   The P.S.20 PTA will have a Breakfast Fundraiser.   Please stop by the cafeteria and have a bagel ... [More]

REMINDER: Picture Day and Election Day Bake and Used Book Sale

Sat, Nov 3 9:35pm

PS 20 Picture Day This Monday, November 5th 15% of all sales go to the PTA!!! All students will be photographed individually and with their class. NO MONEY IS NEEDED MONDAY. 2-3 weeks after picture da ... [More]

#FirstFridaysAtPS20 are the "P.S.20 Movie Night". Our 2nd graders DLP voted for: "Une Vie de Chat". "Una vida de gato"" একটি বিড়াল জীবন" حياة قطة" "A Cat in Paris" "Okej du pratar"

Tue, Oct 30 3:31pm

Nov.2 is the Movie Night @ps20pta. All are welcome: French Movie this month, with English subtitles, chosen by PS20 2nd graders. With #Sustainability Short in the preview of the "film du mois"!Yeah! F ... [More]

Revised time for Literacy Parade

Tue, Oct 30 2:07pm

Dear P.S. 20 Families Tomorrow, Wednesday October 31, all classes will participate in the Clinton Hill School Literacy Parade. Each class picks a theme from the class read aloud book. Students will cr ... [More]

Literacy Parade

Tue, Oct 30 11:01am

Attention: All P.S. 20 Families   Please join the P.S. 20 school community as we celebrate our annual Literacy Parade. The students and school staff will parade around the school building representing ... [More]

Silly Hat Day

Mon, Oct 22 4:23pm

  "Silly Hat Day" Friday, October 26  Send your child to school with their silliest hat.

What's happening in our DOE District, District 13?

Thu, Oct 18 12:41pm

Dear P.S.20 families, P.S.20 Clinton Hill School belongs to DOE district, D13. Please mark your calendars for the end of Oct. District 13's program. It is very impressive, and it does involve the whol ... [More]

Lunch applications

Tue, Oct 16 4:24pm

  Good Day Families   Your child will be coming home with a school lunch application. Please complete the application and return it back to the school. If you would like to do it online please log ont ... [More]

Lock down

Mon, Oct 15 3:39pm

  Hello Parents  Please be advised that there will be a lock down drill tomorrow October 16th. 

Breast Cancer classroom Donations

Fri, Oct 12 10:17am

October 12, 2018   Good Day Clinton Hill Families:   October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Each October  the students at PS 20 participate in a friendly fund raiser competition.  Each class has b ... [More]

PS20 Telephone System.

Wed, Oct 10 1:59pm

Hello PS 20 Families:   The telephone system has been down since 11:00 AM. Technicians are in the building working on the issue.    I apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing.  Hopefully  t ... [More]

Mark your calendar: October 15th "Harvest time at P.S.20" and October 16th "Garden to Cafe Day at P.S.20"

Wed, Oct 10 11:57am

Garden to Cafe Day at PS 20 is a collaboration between School Food, Grow NYC, and PS 20's Green Arts program. We harvest fresh food from our garden and  Garden to Cafe orders fresh local produce to su ... [More]

Used Book Sale!

Thu, Oct 4 1:16pm

PS 20 Used Book Sale! Book Collection We will be collecting used books for all ages From October 9th to October 16th Collection boxes will be located next to security at the main entrance of the schoo ... [More]

District 13 Middle School Fair, October 3rd 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Tue, Oct 2 11:31am

  Learn about the schools in your district and how to apply to Middle School this fall!   Interpretation services are available. Learn more at Call 718-935-2398 anytime with questions.  

Fall Educators Night

Mon, Oct 1 11:02pm

Received this from a CMA colleague.  Looks neat (and they mention free books and wine twice)

Catalog and Boon Supply Sale!

Mon, Oct 1 10:04am

By now all of your children should have brought home our fall catalog sale! Between 40-52% of all sales go to the PTA! Please share it with friends and family! Register and buy online at: https://www. ... [More]

City NATURE Challenge

Fri, Sep 28 2:43pm

Dear PS20 and S.T.E.A.M. Committee:   Please find flyer attached that outlines details of an upcoming training seminar for the City Nature Challenge.  Here is the e-mail I was sent from the National W ... [More]


Tue, Sep 25 8:31pm

This Wednesday 9/26 PTA MEETING - 6:00 PM What? It’s the first PTA General Meeting of the year. Where? In the PS 20 Auditorium When? 6:00 pm. There’s free child care, and free pizza. So come see what’ ... [More]


Sat, Sep 15 1:04pm

Language & Laughter Studio returns to PS 20 this Fall for its 4th year with an effective, fun method to develop French fluency and joy for the language:  Mon. & Wed.  2:40-4:10  (1 day optionavailable ... [More]

Welcome back to school! A letter from Principal Barbera

Wed, Sep 5 8:38pm

Dear PS 20 families, enclosed please find Ms. Barbera's "Welcome" letter, or click here to open.   Also, we now have all the classrooms setup in Konstella. You can add your children to their respectiv ... [More]

Mosaic - New class and important reminders

Tue, Sep 4 11:16am

Dear PS 20 parents,   As the first days of after school program are approaching, Mosaic has a few important updates.   New Tuesday gardening class for K-2nd Due to high demand, the Tuesday gardening c ... [More]

Soccer Shots after school

Fri, Aug 31 12:15pm

  Dear PS 20 The Clinton Hill School Families,  We are excited to announce our upcoming Fall 2018 season! The season will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:40-3:20pm for ages 4-6 years old. Pl ... [More]

Mosaic - New Classes, Pre-K Free play, and Discounts!

Mon, Aug 27 9:48am

Dear PS 20 parents,   Mosaic is excited to announce 2 new classes now open for registration!   Wise Heart Story Yoga Class with Little Feet Wise Heart Yoga (Fridays - Pre-K -1st)   A fun filled, inter ... [More]

Mosaic - Register Soon

Fri, Aug 24 10:59am

Dear PS 20 parents,   Mosaic has had a great launch week so far!  We are thrilled to see so much interest in our program’s fantastic enrichment activities and we look forward to many PS 20 families be ... [More]

Mosaic - Registration Open

Wed, Aug 22 1:17pm

        We are excited to announce that registration is now open for Mosaic, the PS 20 PTA’s new after school program!   At this time we are accepting registration for: Free play week, which runs from ... [More]

Mosaic After School Update

Fri, Aug 17 3:13pm

  Dear PS 20 Parents,   The After School Committee has been hard at work this summer planning the launch of Mosaic for soon after the 2018-19 school year begins. It has been a labor of love for many i ... [More]