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]