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]