Mending the Fabric of Democracy - info below and flyer attached

Fri, Feb 26 3:58pm

BRING CIVIC EDUCATION TO ALL SCHOOLS NOW Recent events have vividly shown that trust in our nation’s democratic institu- tions and constitutional values is frayed. The fabric of our democracy is clear ... [More]

March Cohort Calendar

Fri, Feb 26 8:09am

Student-Led Conferences

Fri, Feb 26 8:03am

Student Led Conferences take place on Thursday March 4th.     Blended Learning students will be dismissed at 11:00AM sharp. Conferences run between 12:00 Noon and 7:00PM.  You must schedule an appoint ... [More]

Kids Heart Challenge is in full swing!

Wed, Feb 24 8:50am

Hi PS 20   Kids Heart Challenge is in full swing! Every single dollar you raise during our program will help kids and families build healthier lives. We are so proud of our school community for making ... [More]

Food Bank of New York City Food Distribution

Mon, Feb 22 3:50pm

Building Cleared to Reopen

Fri, Feb 19 4:46pm

2/19/2021 12:20 PM   Subject: School Building Cleared for Reopening   Dear P.S. 20 - BROOKLYN at 225 ADELPHI STREET Families:     Today I am writing to share an important update about our school build ... [More]


Fri, Feb 19 7:54am

Hello PS20 Families, Many of you have received the notice from the DOE Situation Room indicating that the school building must be closed through the 24th.  However the latest update (forthcoming) from ... [More]

P.S.20 closure until 2.24.2021

Tue, Feb 16 12:21pm

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases     Dear P.S. 20 - BROOKLYN at 225 ADELPHI STREET Families:     I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our ... [More]

Please Be Advised

Sun, Feb 7 7:38pm

Good Evening PS20 Community Please be advised that only Class 3-324 will be  quarantined only.  The first Konstella message was sent  in error to the school community. The second message was sent info ... [More]

1 Positve case

Sun, Feb 7 7:11pm

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined  Dear P.S. 020 Clinton Hill at 225 ADELPHI STREET Community:  The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + ... [More]

1 Positive Covid-19 Case in Class 3-324

Sun, Feb 7 7:05pm

Dear Member of P.S. 020 Clinton Hill at 225 ADELPHI STREET class 3-324:   Your child has had close contact with an individual in our school community who has tested positive for COVID-19. According to ... [More]


Sat, Feb 6 1:03pm

Hello Families, The outdoor classroom in the courtyard is currently off limits as it has sustained some damage due to the snow.  Please advise your children to not play or go near it. Our wonderful ma ... [More]

February Cohort calendar

Wed, Feb 3 4:41pm

PTA General Meeting Minutes January 20, 2021

Tue, Feb 2 2:04pm

Dear Community,   Please find attached the minutes from our last PTA general meeting. Please note the upcoming PTA board meeting on Friday February 5th at 10am. Topic: PTA Board Meeting https://nycdoe ... [More]

District 13 Middle School Enrollment Forum: February 1 st, from 6 PM to 7 PM.

Sun, Jan 31 4:36pm

Dear families,   The District 13 Superintendent Kamar Samuels, will be holding a Townhall/Forum about Middle School Enrollment tomorrow, February 01, from 6 PM to 7 PM.   ZOOM MEETING ID: 812 1810  58 ... [More]


Fri, Jan 29 1:42pm

  Hello PS20 Community we are happy to announce we are partnering with the American Heart Association this year. We hope to be an ongoing partnership that will support and add on our communities under ... [More]

15% off PS 20 Merchandise Today!

Wed, Jan 27 2:23pm

PS 20 merchandise is now available!  15% off TODAY - Wednesday, January 27th!  Support our school while rocking our fabulous new merchandise!  Masks, sweatshirts, water bottles and so much more! Start ... [More]

A Spotlight on Black History

Tue, Jan 26 4:12pm

Good Evening PS 20 Families   I hope that you and your families are safe and well. I am sure that we all agree that the pandemic has taken a toll on our minds, our bodies and our souls. We all long fo ... [More]

Postive Covid-19 Case with no school community contact

Mon, Jan 25 2:09pm

1/25/2021 9:14 AM     Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community     Dear P.S. 020 Clinton Hill at 225 ADELPHI STREET Community:   Today we are writing to inform you that ... [More]

Regarding 5 days a week school Mandate

Mon, Jan 25 12:24pm

Hello Parents, There have been some questions regarding the implementation of the 5 day school week mandate sent down from the Mayor and the Chancellor.  At PS 20 some families were offered invitation ... [More]

PS 20 Beautiful Facemask Celebration on Flipgrid

Fri, Jan 22 2:16pm

We are happy to announce the PS20 Beautiful Facemask Celebration on Flipgrid.    This celebration is open to all students and staff.  This celebration is to encourage students and staff to create thei ... [More]


Thu, Jan 21 9:59am

DEAR PARENTS, Principal Barbera wanted to notify the community of a temporary wi-fi outage at the school that may have disrupted some of today's learning activities - particularly for teachers teachin ... [More]


Mon, Jan 18 12:07pm

Hello PS 20 Family, Happy Martin Luther King Day!   Today is the day that we take time out to honor and reflect on the legacy of a man (an American) who sacrificed his life for the cause of freedom, j ... [More]

NEW PS 20 Merchandise!

Mon, Jan 18 10:38am

NEW PS 20 merchandise is now available!  Support our school while rocking our fabulous new merchandise!  Masks, sweatshirts, water bottles and so much more! Start your shopping!     https://shop.sprea ... [More]

Revised message for Chat and Chew with correct date

Wed, Jan 13 3:41pm

PS 20 Parents:  "Chat and Chew"    Please Join Principal Barbera on Friday January 15, 2021 at 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM for the monthly Chat and Chew.   The purpose of the monthly Chat and Chew is to keep a ... [More]

CEC 13 monthly meeting

Tue, Jan 12 1:13pm

Hello D13 Community,   Please join CEC 13 tonight for our Calendar and Business meeting. There will be:   A presentation from SCA (School Constuction Authority) Superintendent discussion on Middle Sch ... [More]

Parent Workshops

Thu, Jan 7 2:30pm

Dear partner,   Happy New Year!   The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Caregiver Support Workshops. Our three workshop ser ... [More]

A message form our GreenArts gardening teacher Mr. Jonathan: Jars needed for bulb planting. #Tisthetime #plantingSeason #GreenArtsatPS20

Wed, Jan 6 11:29am

Dear families,   Happy New Year from our GreenArts committee!    We need all hands on deck! Mr. Jonathan our gardening teacher at PS20, is launching a bulb planting class with our students.  #happyjar ... [More]

Important Principal's Letter

Mon, Jan 4 1:20pm

Happy New Year! (and preparing to return to school)

Sun, Jan 3 5:32pm

The PTA wants to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.  We are excited about what 2021 may bring for our community and hope for some normalcy on the horizon.    Just a few reminders as we start ... [More]

PTA General meeting minutes 12/22 - Next PTA General Meeting Wednesday January 20 - 6pm

Sat, Jan 2 3:38pm

 Please find the attachment for the December 22 PTA general meeting minutes below. Next PTA general meeting will be on Wednesday January 20th at 6pm.   Topic: PTA General Meeting https://nycdoe.zoom.u ... [More]

48 Hour Left for 2020 Giving

Wed, Dec 30 12:17pm

JOIN US in making our way to $50,000 for PS 20! Thank you to each of you who have already donated to support our 2020-21 Annual Appeal! We are thrilled to have surpassed the $30,000 mark, thanks to la ... [More]

Middle School 266

Wed, Dec 23 6:16pm


Parent Letter from Richard Carranza

Wed, Dec 23 6:11pm

Giving Tree Thank You Letter

Wed, Dec 23 2:48pm

PS 20’s Holiday Gift Drive was a success!  We would like to thank everyone who donated gifts to our holiday gift drive.  Your donations helped to make this holiday season special for our students.  It ... [More]

Tomorrow is the LAST day! From 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Tis' the season.......Ho ho ho ... The Scholastic Book Fair is in-person in the gymnasium of P.S.20 Clinton Hill School.

Tue, Dec 22

Dear families,   Parents and students of cohort B are welcome to visit the Scholastic bookfair at P.S.20 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. All remote families are welcome to the bookfair as well, from 9:30 am to ... [More]

January Cohort Calendar

Tue, Dec 22 5:19pm

The Clinton Hill School PS 20   January 2021- Blended Learning     Week of   Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday   January   1                   1   Happy New Year!   School Closed   No C ... [More]

Free School Meals during the Winter Break

Tue, Dec 22 5:08pm

  If you need or would like a meal (breakfast and lunch) :   The Following OFNS Food Hubs will be open during the winter recess: P.S. 256 P.S. 67 Brooklyn Tech High School   Meals will be available fr ... [More]

10 Days left for 2020 Giving

Mon, Dec 21 10:07am

JOIN US in making our way to $50,000 for PS 20! Thank you to each of you who have already donated to support our 2020-21 Annual Appeal!  If you have not yet donated, we urge you to consider a one-time ... [More]

District 13 Townhalls: Becoming an Anti- Racist District. Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer winner and parent at D13, guest speaker on Tuesday December 15th. Recording for parents who missed this Townhall.

Sat, Dec 19 5:49pm

Dear P.S.20 Families,   P.S.20 is part of NYC School District 13.    "District 13 encompasses the upscale townhouses of Brooklyn Heights, new high-rises along Flatbush Avenue Extension, sprawling publ ... [More]

Toy Drive

Sat, Dec 19 8:21am

update on MS Admissions and HS Admissions

Fri, Dec 18 10:31am

  Please read important documents

School Resumes on Friday, December 17th

Thu, Dec 17 11:07am

  Good Day P S 20 Families   I hope everyone is doing well and is safe.  Please take the time to enjoy this "Snowy Day" with your family.  Please note that school will resume tomorrow , December 17th ... [More]

Parent Coordinator will be In the school building on December 17th

Wed, Dec 16 5:47pm

  This message is to inform you that the Parent Coordinator, Ms. Colon will be in the building tomorrow. If you  need to call the school to ask a question she is available.  If you requested an IPad f ... [More]

School Closed

Wed, Dec 16 3:09pm


School Closure

Wed, Dec 16 2:50pm

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public school buildings will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 17, 2020. All instruction will take place remotely.     Learning Bridge ... [More]

The Giving Tree

Tue, Dec 15 4:01pm

    Good Day P S 20 Families All gifts for the "Giving Tree" are due by Monday, December 21st. If you were unable to get a snowflake and would still like to give a gift to  a student , you may do so. ... [More]

Chat and Chew

Tue, Dec 15 3:44pm

PS 20 Parents:  "Chat and Chew"    Please Join Principal Barbera on Thursday December 17, 2020 at 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM for the monthly Chat and Chew.   The purpose of the monthly Chat and Chew is to kee ... [More]

Inclement Weather Letter

Tue, Dec 15 11:36am

Health Q & A

Tue, Dec 15 11:33am

Families across the DOE are invited to attend another session of the #NYCOfficeHours series, during which they can ask city public health experts and DOE leadership questions about health and safety i ... [More]


Tue, Dec 15 9:02am

Hello PS 20 FAMILY! I am very happy to announce that ALL OF THE SNOWFLAKES ON THE GIVING TREE HAVE BEEN SPOKEN FOR!!! In other words, all 60 of the kids on the giving tree will have a gift. Thank you ... [More]

Fork+Pencil Book Distribution

Mon, Dec 14 8:24pm

Greetings PS 20 families,   Thank you to everyone who purchased books and signed up to volunteer with distribution! Due to this week’s projected storm, we will unfortunately be cancelling the distribu ... [More]

CEC and Townhall Meeting

Mon, Dec 14 3:35pm

Major Google Outage Knocks Out YouTube, Gmail, Classroom for About an Hour

Mon, Dec 14 8:20am

Parents, Please be aware of that a an outage at Google has cause issues with online learning this morning, according to news reports. Check your news listing for more details: https://www.nbcnewyork.c ... [More]

Three Important Things to Know

Fri, Dec 11 4:00pm

Three Important Things to Know: 1. Upcoming Chat & Chew with Principal Barbera. December 17, 9:15am-10am. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with and discuss various topics w ... [More]

Holiday BOOK Fair STILL Going until tomorrow

Fri, Dec 11 7:55am

Good Day PS 20 Families,   On December 13th, the PS 20 PTA will be wrapping up our annual Holiday Fall Book Fair (    Due to COVID-19, our book fair wi ... [More]

The Giving Tree

Wed, Dec 9 6:39pm

  Good Evening PS 20 Families   I hope that all is well and everyone is keeping safe.  Please read the  attached  documents.   Be Well  

Cold Weather Letter To Parents

Wed, Dec 9 1:03pm

Dear PS 20 Families:    Please make sure that your child is properly dressed for the cold weather.    Students will be going outside to play during the cold winter months unless weather conditions cau ... [More]


Wed, Dec 9 8:05am

HOLIDAY GIFTING THAT SUPPORTS PS20   Support your child’s school when you purchase gifts for the holidays!   A portion of all proceeds from the companies listed below are donated back to the PS20 PTA. ... [More]


Fri, Dec 4 11:00am



Fri, Dec 4 6:51am

HOLIDAY GIFTING THAT SUPPORTS PS20 Support your child’s school when you purchase gifts for the holidays! A portion of all proceeds from the companies listed below are donated back to the PS20 PTA. The ... [More]

Regarding the Mayor's announcement: Please Read

Wed, Dec 2 11:33am

Dear PS 20 Community,    By now you may have heard the Mayor's announcement in regard to changes in the DOE's blended learning and in-person policies. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the ... [More]

JOIN US in making our way to $50,000 for PS 20!

Tue, Dec 1 4:36pm

JOIN US in making our way to $50,000 for PS 20! Thank you to each of you who have already donated to support an incredible launch of our 2020-21 Annual Appeal!  If you have not yet donated, we urge yo ... [More]

Covid Consent Letter

Tue, Dec 1 10:43am

    Good Day Families ,   Please open the attachment below to read the important document.

Let’s raise $50,000 to support PS 20!

Tue, Dec 1 6:43am

Let’s raise $50,000 to support PS 20! In a typical year, the PS 20 PTA spends approximately $250 per student to support programs and initiatives that support our children’s learning. We love our kids ... [More]

PTA Meeting Minutes and Treasurer Report

Mon, Nov 30 8:34am

Attached are the minutes and financial report from the 11.24.20 PTA meeting. One significant highlight is that the PTA is recruiting members of our community to assist with fundraising initiatives, si ... [More]

DOE is releasing plans today to re-open school buildings with enhanced weekly testing for COVID-19 in place for students and staff. Update for Families.

Sun, Nov 29 12:23pm

Happy Sunday dear PS20 community. Here is the latest from the DOE. This is an update for our families. Stay healthy, be safe.   Dear Parent Leaders,    I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving holiday th ... [More]

Update For Families Letter from the Chancellor

Wed, Nov 25 10:01am

  Please read the attached document

GENERAL PTA Meeting happening NOW!

Tue, Nov 24 6:10pm

Come and join!    

Parent Coordinator's contact information

Mon, Nov 23 9:53am

  Good Day P S 20 families   I hope all of you are safe and well. To ensure that your needs are met, I am asking that you contact me directly to assist you. You can reach me at (718) 795-5306 and my e ... [More]

Free Turkeys for PS 20 Families

Fri, Nov 20 5:11pm

  Good Evening PS 20 Families   This message is to announce that free turkeys are ready for distribution to  PS 20 Families. The former PS 20 Parent and PTA President Conna Cook will be distributing t ... [More]

Blended Students Only

Thu, Nov 19 1:35pm

This message is for Blended Learning Families Only:   Class materials / supplies will be available for pick up tomorrow between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM for most Blended Learning Cohort groups ... [More]

District 13 Superintendent Kamar Samuels is having a Town Hall on Race and Enrollment. Tonight at 7PM.

Wed, Nov 18 6:44pm

    Dear P.S. 20 families,   The District 13 Superintendent, Mr. Kamar Samuels, and his District Leader Team are having a Town Hall on Race and Enrollment, this evening at 7 PM.   Wednesday, November ... [More]

School Closed Until Further Notice

Wed, Nov 18 4:14pm

  Good Day Families     As you may have heard NYC Public School  buildings will close officially tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th  until further notice . You can get detailed  information  about the ... [More]

Urgent Message to Parents

Wed, Nov 18 2:15pm

Dear Families,     I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. All of us at the Department of Education have been so proud to witness the joy of students and educators reuniting and learning ... [More]

Middle School Open House

Tue, Nov 17 11:02am

  Hello,   Please remind your 5th and/or 8th grade families this week is:    The Young Women's Leadership School  Virtual Open House Week Mon Nov 16, Tues Nov 17, Wed Nov 18 @ 5:30pm Saturday Nov 21 @ ... [More]

Middle School Open House

Tue, Nov 17 10:25am

  Good Morning PS20 Family,   Hope all is well with you and yours. Please see the attached flyer for our upcoming open house. Please share it with your community. We are so excited about the progress ... [More]

Family and Student Information Session

Tue, Nov 17 9:45am

(Revised) Student Led Conferences

Mon, Nov 16 8:52am

    Good Day Families   This is a revised message in regard to the dismissal time for students on Thursday, November 19th.  The correct time for dismissal is 11:00am.  I apologize for the error.    

Student Led Conferences

Mon, Nov 16 8:32am

  Good Day Families  This is a reminder that Student Led Conferences will be on Thursday, November 19th.  The student will be dismissed at 11:30am. The conferences will be via Zoom. Please be sure to ... [More]

Chancellor's Letter

Fri, Nov 13 3:55pm

  Dear Parents   Please review the important parent letter from the chancellor. Click on the attachment.

Opt- In to Blended Learning

Fri, Nov 13 3:17pm

Good Evening Families   You will find attached the information and the link if you choose to opt in for Blended Learning.  If your child is Total Remote Learning and you would like to change to blende ... [More]


Thu, Nov 12 8:50pm

Hello PS 20 Community, The election looks to be over, but this is when the real work begins.  Make your voice heard and let the Mayor and the Chancellor and the City Council know that their decision t ... [More]

11/6 Board Meeting Minutes + Blended vs Remote Data

Thu, Nov 12 7:00am

Good evening PS 20 parents,    Attached please find the minutes from the 11/6/20 Board Meeting.    Additionally, during the 10/28 General PTA meeting, parents asked for data regarding the number of re ... [More]

Reminder: Virtual "Chat and Chew" with P.S.20 Principal, Lena Barbera, Thursday November 12th at 10:15am.

Wed, Nov 11 2:06pm

Dear P.S.20 Families,     The Monthly Chat and Chew was a 40-minute meeting formally conducted once per month in the Art Studio.  Now we will go virtual.    The purpose of the monthly Chat and Chew is ... [More]

School Closed for Observance of Veteran's Day

Tue, Nov 10 3:11pm

  Good Evening PS Families   This is a reminder to you that NYC Public Schools will not be in session tomorrow, November 11th. NYC Public Schools will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day. School ... [More]

SAVE the DATE : Virtual Chat and Chew with Mrs Barbera THURSDAY November 12th at 10am. ADVOCACY for better OPT-IN OPTIONS - keep it going ON

Tue, Nov 10 11:43am

Dear P.S.20 Families,   Mrs. Barbera is offering a special "Chat&Chew" this Thursday, November 12th at 10 am.   Many parents would like to hear one last word of wisdom before finalizing their opt-in p ... [More]

Message from the DOE: November is Family Empowerment Month. EVENTS FOR STAFF AND PARENTS.

Mon, Nov 9 4:36pm

EVENTS FOR STAFF AND PARENTS   November is Family Empowerment Month Family Empowerment Month is an opportunity to recognize the importance of school, home, and community partnerships, now even more cr ... [More]

UFT’s Virtual Parent and Family Conference: online TODAY from 9AM to 2PM and the theme is Reimagining Parent Voice in the Age of COVID-19.

Sat, Nov 7 9:26am

Dear PS20 Families, Please log on to this UFT conference for the parents and educators.   We usually have this conference happening in one of the  NYC schools, but the pandemic is making "virtual "the ... [More]

Opt In Blended Learning Letter

Fri, Nov 6 4:10pm

 Good Evening Families   You will find attached the information and the link if you choose to opt in for Blended Learning.  If your child is Total Remote Learning and you would like to change to blend ... [More]

Ell Parent Meeting

Thu, Nov 5 3:07pm

The PTA meeting minutes and link for viewing

Sun, Nov 1 5:14pm

Hello families, Please find attached the link for viewing the October 24th, 2020 first  PTA meeting of this school year: ... [More]

Halloween Contest

Fri, Oct 30 9:18am


Thu, Oct 29 9:12am

Hello PS20 Family, There seem to be some issues logging on to Zoom this morning. If you or your child is having trouble connecting to your morning meeting, then reach out to your teacher to let them k ... [More]

PTA Meeting Zoom Room Please READ

Wed, Oct 28 6:53pm

Hi Everyone,   We are trying to get people in, however we got zoom bombed last week so we need to be able to recognize your name. Thank you for identifying yourselves or children.  

Learning Bridges

Wed, Oct 28 2:15pm

  Please see the attached notice for families

Blended Learning Opt- In

Tue, Oct 27 2:32pm

  Dear Families    Please read the  attached letter

Thriller Dance Party!! Saturday, Oct. 31, 10am on Zoom

Mon, Oct 26 5:53pm

YES It's happening!    MR. CHUNG'S THRILLER DANCE PARTY 2020 ZOOM ONLY (Link below)   Saturday, October 31, 2020, 10am   Mr. Chung is back with his hottest dance moves and simple choreography to get e ... [More]

Please re-join PTA meeting

Wed, Oct 21 6:25pm

Join Zoom Meeting


Wed, Oct 21 6:23pm

We are putting together another link. Hope everyone is ok.   Stay tuned  

November 2020

Tue, Oct 20 10:13am



Tue, Oct 20 9:13am

YOU ARE PTA!!  Join the PS 20 PTA 2020-2021 Executive Board!  PTA ELECTION DATE: WED, OCTOBER 21st   Executive Board Elections FAQs   How do I nominate a candidate? Nominations can be submitted via em ... [More]

November Calendar

Fri, Oct 16 4:11pm

  School Calendar Change Attention PS 20 Families:   This notice is to inform you of an important change to our school calendar.   Thursday November 5, 2020, will be a regular school day.   PS 20 The ... [More]

Virtual Halloween contest with The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

Fri, Oct 16 2:33pm

Join the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership 1st Virtual Costume Contest this Halloween.  Neighbors are invited to get creative and share their family costume pictures. The three looks with the most vo ... [More]

Online Piano Classes

Wed, Oct 14 3:39pm

The Anselmo Academy of Music & The Arts Non Profit Organization Fall 2020 Semester of Online Private and Group Lessons @PS20 This is a year long program divided into semesters w ... [More]

PTA meetings and elections

Fri, Oct 9 4:16pm

Through the remainder of 2020, the PS 20 PTA will be conducting meetings virtually via Zoom.    Please see the meeting schedule below. Zoom log in details will be posted on Konstella in advance of eac ... [More]

Columbus Day School Closed

Fri, Oct 9 3:03pm

    This is just a reminder that school will be closed on Monday, October 12th . School will resume on Tuesday, October 13th  for Full Remote and Blended students. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.  


Thu, Oct 8 9:18am

Good morning PS20 community, A number of families have reported having issues getting in to Google classroom. If you or your child are experiencing difficulty logging in to Google classroom, please no ... [More]


Mon, Oct 5 8:34pm

The PTA will be accepting school supplies on behalf of parents this week, Tuesday-Friday from 8:30-9 in the Clermont-side school yard.    Please bring supplies in bags with sturdy handles, labeled wit ... [More]

COVID 19 safety update from PTA

Sun, Oct 4 8:09pm

The increase in COVID-19 cases that has been happening in Brooklyn and Queens for a few weeks has reached our neighborhood. Fort Greene/Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy(zip code 11205) is now a designated “area ... [More]


Sun, Oct 4 3:39pm


PS20 2020/21 HANDBBOOK

Sat, Oct 3 8:01am

Dear Families,   Please find below the link to the 20/21 school handbook. May you be well ... [More]

September 29, 2020: Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing

Thu, Oct 1 11:36pm

Letter signed by: Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Ted Long, MD, MHS Executive Director, NYC Test & Trace Corps Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor, New Y ... [More]

A message from the Office of Family and Community Empowerment

Thu, Oct 1 12:51am

    Dear PS20 Families, These are some important updates from the DOE Office of Family and Community Empowerment.   Remote Learning Agreement DOE/UFT DOE entered a new agreement with the UFT, which pr ... [More]


Wed, Sep 30 3:01pm

At P.S. 20, we understand that outdoor time is vital to our students' physical, mental and emotional health, especially given the current public health crisis.   We are fortunate to have ample outdoor ... [More]


Sat, Sep 26 4:04pm

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope this finds you well in the midst of this historical collective experience. As we move towards reopening, and classes are now mostly in place, we need your assistanc ... [More]

PLEASE READ REGARDING $420 EBT cash for groceries

Sat, Sep 26 2:51pm

Dear Families,   Every kid in NYC public schools is getting a pandemic food benefit this year of $420 EBT cash per child for groceries. All Phase 1 and Phase 2 families (those already on public assist ... [More]

Can you help PS 20 families with IT issues?

Fri, Sep 25 9:17am

Dear PS 20 families, We're looking for a few volunteers to help other parents and guardians resolve IT issues around online learning, like trouble logging into their student DOE accounts, or using Goo ... [More]

School Closed / Blended Calendar

Thu, Sep 24 4:30pm

September 24, 2020   Hello PS 20 families:   Monday September 28th there is no virtual or in person attendance for staff and students in observance of Yom Kippur.    Learning resumes for all on Tuesda ... [More]

Parent Message from The Chancellor

Tue, Sep 22 8:02am

      Dear Families,                                                                                                                                September 21, 2020   It is my pleasure to welcome yo ... [More]


Tue, Sep 22 12:48am

Hello PS 20 Family, We know that getting started with online learning can be a bit of a grind.   With the rapid change to remote learning, even some teachers have found it challenging to navigate the ... [More]


Mon, Sep 21 9:18am

Good Morning Parents, If you're having difficulty getting your child online this morning, you're not alone. There seems to be some technical trouble logging in this morning, particularly from the DOE ... [More]

Good morning PS 20 families!

Sun, Sep 20 8:49pm

Good morning PS 20 families!   Please see below for important school-wide updates and information. As always, you are welcome to email with general questions and with ... [More]

Family Income Inquiry Form

Fri, Sep 18 2:48pm

  Good Day Families   Please copy and paste the link below to complete the  Family Income Inquiry Form.  A form is required from all families.   Thank ... [More]

chancellor's Letter

Fri, Sep 18 12:46pm

Dear Families,                                                                                                                                                                   September 18, 2020 I ho ... [More]

Meet & Greet with Principal Lena Barbera: today at 1 PM on YouTube Live

Fri, Sep 18 11:42am

Dear P.S.20 family,   Come "Meet and Greet" with Ms. Barbera, PS 20 admin and teachers this Friday September 18th 2020 from 1pm to 2pm. You can watch at and it will be rec ... [More]

Welcome from the PTA

Wed, Sep 16 9:38am

Dear P.S. 20 Family,   The PTA would like to officially welcome you all to the start of the 2020/2021 school year!  First, we'd like to thank each of you for your patience during this unprecedented pe ... [More]

Chancellor Letter to Parents

Mon, Sep 14 9:21pm

    Dear Families,                                                                                                          September 14, 2020    Even in the face of so much change, September is still ... [More]

School Supplies Information

Fri, Sep 11 5:31pm

  School supply lists for both blended learning and 100% remote learning are now available at We are still waiting for supply confirmation for a few classes, and we will ... [More]


Thu, Sep 10 10:19am

Hello P.S. 20 Family, The official(ish) start of school is upon us and there's a natural and understandable anxiousness that comes with that - particularly under these circumstances.   A lot of you ma ... [More]

Chancellor's Letter to Families

Wed, Sep 9 5:53pm

Dear Families,                                                                                                                              September 8, 2020   As we approach the start of the school y ... [More]

Letter from Chancellor Richard Carranza

Wed, Sep 9 5:44pm

Good afternoon dear PS20 families,   Please, take a moment to read the letter Chancellor Carranza, released to be shared with all of us (see attached).    Have a great evening!  

citywide Council on ELL Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting

Wed, Sep 9 1:27pm

Citywide Council on English Language Learners Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting   We invite you to join us for our monthly virtual Annual, Calendar and Business meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2 ... [More]

NYC Schools Account

Thu, Sep 3 10:20am

  Dear Families As we all prepare to get back to school - whether blended or remote -  we want to help you stay connected to your child’s education, school, and to the Department of Education. The New ... [More]

School Reopening Extended

Wed, Sep 2 10:08am

Dear PS 20 Families:    As you may have already heard during the Mayor’s press conference, the start of school has changed.  The Chancellor is preparing a letter for families regarding the new re-open ... [More]

A message from DOE/FACE: “Returning to School: The Latest Guidance from our Health Experts,” tomorrow September 2nd from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Tue, Sep 1 1:12pm

Dear PS20 families,       This is a reminder that DOE/FACE will be hosting, “Returning to School: The Latest Guidance from our Health Experts,” tomorrow September 2nd from 6:30pm-8:00pm.   FACE will b ... [More]

Updated school reopening F.A.Q.s

Sun, Aug 30 10:08am

Dear PS 20 families, The answers to Frequently Asked Questions about school reopening have been updated with the latest information.  You can read them at, and see what the latest changes ... [More]

Prepare Your iPad for the First Day of School; If you have a DOE-loaned iPad, there are important updates for you.

Wed, Aug 26 8:56am

Dear PS20 parents and guardians, This is a message form DOE to help update your child's iPad for the First day of school 2020-2021.     If you have a DOE-loaned iPad, we have important updates for you ... [More]

Chancellor's Family Session for Spanish families

Wed, Aug 26 10:50am

  Join us at our upcoming Spanish Family Session with Chancellor Richard Carranza. Please share this opportunity  with Spanish speaking families and students in your community! Family Session with Cha ... [More]

Ipad Request Link

Mon, Aug 24 9:55am

Parents you are encouraged to apply for an internet-enabled device for your child. The link to the application is below. If you need additional support submitting the online application, reach out to ... [More]

The Learning Bridges Program

Thu, Aug 20 1:54pm

  Dear Families, As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that ... [More]

Saturday Art Classes at Pratt

Thu, Aug 20 1:31pm

  Dear PS 20 Families Since 1897, Pratt Institute's Saturday Art School has been offering a broad range of art, design, and writing classes for children and teens in New York City. This year, our fall ... [More]

Update on Reopening

Thu, Aug 20 9:06am

Dear Families, In good times and in challenging times, I know that you want the best for your children. You want them to be safe, healthy, and happy. And you want them to always be learning, growing, ... [More]

Konstella 2019-20 classrooms and content archived

Sun, Aug 16 2:55pm

Dear PS 20 families, In preparation for the start of the 2020-21 school year, we've archived the classrooms and content from last year. We will create the new classrooms once they are defined for new ... [More]