Chancellor's Letter to Families about School Reopening

Wed, Jul 8 2:55pm

  Dear Families, I hope you are having a restful summer so far, and staying healthy and safe. I am writing today to share important information about the fall, when school will start up again for the ... [More]

TONIGHT at 7PM: J.Lo and Alex Rodriguez giving the Keynote speech for the City Wide Class 2020 Graduation Ceremony.

Tue, Jun 30 1:49pm



Sat, Jun 27 7:41pm

Hello PS 20 Family,   Well, we did it... We made it through what is likely the toughest school year of our lives, and with this being the official first day of summer vacation we want to take this opp ... [More]

INVITATION: SUNDAY NIGHT, June 28th from 9 to 11 pm: PS20 END Of SCHOOL YEAR SOIRÉE-VIRTUAL DANCE PARTY - @20speakeasy on IGLive

Sat, Jun 27 5:02pm

Dear PS20 families and PS20 community at large,   As we are launching our Summer 2020, our talented Grammy award-winning Cheo Pardo, PS20 dad of Thomas, in collaboration with our talented PS20 fund-ra ... [More]


Sat, Jun 27 12:44am


NYC Schools Account

Thu, Jun 25 11:58pm

  Good Day PS 20 Families   We have reached the end of the school year. It is  also report card time. Report cards can be accessed via NYC Schools Account. If you created an account, you will just nee ... [More]

New Kid on the Block. Middle school with a new French dual program in District 13 at Fort Green Prep. Academy.

Wed, Jun 24 8:04pm

Dear PS20 Families,     There is a brand new French Dual Language Program (FDLP) being created at Fort Green Prep. Academy, down the hill from P.S.20.     This will be the continuity to the program fo ... [More]

FriYay Dance Party - Today at Noon

Fri, Jun 19 7:45am

Good Morning Dancers! Please join me and our fabulous PE teacher Ms. Cassimiro for our FriYay DANCE PARTY AT NOON TODAY! Last week we had 60 families from all grades join, don't miss it! We'll be danc ... [More]

There's still time to watch the Town Hall!

Tue, Jun 16 9:45am

Dear PS 20 community,  We are so pleased that over 150 of you tuned in to view the Town Hall on Saturday Evening. It was an inspiring event, highlighting why our work on behalf of children is so impor ... [More]

Massive Dance Party with Dance Battle - Friday at Noon

Tue, Jun 16 7:38am

We had 60 families join us for FriYAY Dance Party!  This week, SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR DANCE BATTLE by DMing Mr. Chung on Konstella. (Students, is there a better way for you to DM me yourself?) I will ... [More]

Return to School 2020: Please fill-up the "DOE RETURN TO SCHOOL" survey; deadline is June 22nd 2020.

Mon, Jun 15 7:21pm

Return to School 2020   Take the Return to School 2020 Survey  Frequently Asked Questions    Our students, staff, and families have done an incredible job with remote teaching and learning. We are wor ... [More]

Chancellor's Letter to Parents

Mon, Jun 15 9:34am

                                                                                                                                                                            June 12, 2020 Dear Families, ... [More]

Town Hall is live NOW

Sat, Jun 13 7:13pm

Watch here:   You can go back to watch from the beginning, or watch live.

Family Letter from.the Chancellor

Sat, Jun 13 1:00am

                              Shared Documents Update-for-Families_June-12-2020_1633 Han Dong KyuModified on Jun 12, 2020      

Photo pick up

Fri, Jun 12 11:33pm

  Good Evening if your child took pictures on March 9th, you can pick them up from the school  on Monday, June 15th from 10am to 1pm.  if you have done so already, please disregard this message. Have ... [More]

Photo pick up

Fri, Jun 12 10:39am

  Good Day Families,    This is a reminder that you can pick up your child's Spring / Graduation pictures at the school today from 11am until 3pm.  This message applies only if your child took picture ... [More]

Photo pick up

Wed, Jun 10 2:46pm

  Good Day  PS 20 Families. I hope that all is safe and well. I would like to inform you that I will be in front of the school on Friday, June 12th from 11am to 3pm to distribute the graduation / Spri ... [More]

Silent Auction Bidding Launched!

Wed, Jun 10 1:25pm

The PS 20 Annual Silent Auction is now LIVE! Please join us in fundraising for our PTA. Money raised will go directly to promoting racial equity in the school and to supporting students from historica ... [More]

Town Hall & Silent Auction Efforts - Saturday, June 13th @ 7 pm

Mon, Jun 8 3:58pm

Dear PS 20 Community,  As you may know, we have shifted our annual Silent Auction (which launches on June 10th @ 12 pm and culminates in a virtual gathering on June 13th @ 7 pm) - to an online format. ... [More]

Together for Justice: June 3, 2020 Letter From the Chancellor on Striving for Justice

Mon, Jun 8 9:57am

Dear Families, It is hard to recall another time as gut-wrenching and heartbreaking as these recent days have been. George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police officers last week was horrifying. I am ... [More]

"Healing & Unity Amidst Conflict & Chaos" Join a forum led by Brain Power Wellness live tomorrow June 6th -1pm-3pm

Fri, Jun 5 2:04pm

Dear PS20 Community,     In response to all that is happening I just wanted to share information about the Open Forum Brain Power Wellness is offering tomorrow June 6th 1pm-3pm. Its title is the objec ... [More]

Supporting each other and taking action

Thu, Jun 4 5:03pm

Please see below for some events and actions happening tonight and tomorrow Dear PS20 Family, Many of you have expressed concerns about the recent string of racial violence, once again taking center s ... [More]

Brooklyn Music School Flier

Wed, Jun 3 8:13pm

Additional Brooklyn Music School Classes

Tue, Jun 2 1:58pm

Dear PS 20 community, Brooklyn Music School will be hosting additional daily classes from 12pm-1pm (except for June 4th and June 9th).  Classes start tomorrow for all ages and are free to attend.   “M ... [More]

)UPDATE) FREE Brooklyn Music School virtual classes starts this Wednesday.

Tue, Jun 2 12:46pm

Dear PS 20 Families,  We are fortunate that Brooklyn Music School will be hosting a weekly midday virtual class every Wednesday, Thursday, And Friday starting this  Wednesday June 3rd at 1pm. Here is ... [More]

Why do you LOVE PS 20?!

Mon, Jun 1 3:05pm

Dear PS 20 Community, As you may know, we have the Virtual Silent Auction event right around the corner on June 13th (bidding starts on 6/10!) In the spirit of community, we want to hear from you and ... [More]

Parent Letter about June 4 and June 9

Mon, Jun 1 1:17pm

May 29, 2020 Update for June 4 and June 9: Chancellor Days Dear Families, Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility in response to this ever-evolving crisis. We are writing today to share ... [More]


Fri, May 29 12:42pm

Dear PS20 Family,    We are excited to host our annual Talent Show on Flipgrid this year! For details, go to:   Videos need to be recorded from the website. You can use a ... [More]

Optional Tutoring Resource Available through Public Libraries

Thu, May 28 5:15pm

Optional Tutoring Resource Available through Public Libraries   The City of New York’s three public library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library—are prov ... [More]

PS 20’s 2020 Virtual Party & Auction

Mon, May 25 5:35pm

PS 20’s 2020 Virtual Party & Auction Some exciting updates about our silent auction & free virtual party June 13 @ 7pm ____________________________________________________________________________   Th ... [More]

Happy Memorial Day Week End and Happy Eid Mubarak: blessings of sharing our first stay-at-home holidays! One humanity for ALL 6 feet apart!

Sat, May 23 3:49am

To all our PS20 community, Have a happy and safe MEMORIAL DAY week-end! Take a moment to pause and honor all those who serve and sacrifice.   Have a happy and safe Eid Mubarak (blessed Holiday)! To al ... [More]


Wed, May 20 10:12am

Education Councils May 19   #1267     THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NEW YORK, NY 10007   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2020 CONTACT: pressoffice@..., (212) 788-2958   MAYOR DE BLASIO AND C ... [More]

Important Notice From the Chancellor

Tue, May 19 10:28am

                                                                                                                                                                                                         ... [More]


Fri, May 15 8:51am

My talented families!    I'm happy to announce that PS20 Talent Show will be happening virtually!   Details will be announced soon, but START REHEARSING NOW :)    Tentative date: June 12 (in four week ... [More]

ONE DAY LEFT!! - IOBY - Extended Family Fundraiser

Thu, May 14 6:22pm

Dear Families,   There is only one day left for the IOBY - Extended Family Fundraiser for the Green Arts Program.  If you have family that might be willing to donate during these uncertain times, plea ... [More]

Food Distribution

Thu, May 14 2:57pm


May 5th PS20 virtual Town Hall recap.

Tue, May 12 5:42pm

Dearest PS 20 Community,    On behalf of our PTA, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to all members of our PS20 community who have lost loved ones in this pandemic. Our praye ... [More]

Important Letter From the Dept. of Health & Hygiene

Tue, May 12 7:36am

                                                                                                                                                                                                         ... [More]

Happy Mother's Day! Message from District 13 Superintendent/Pulitzer winner 2020 is a MOM from District13/Mother’s Day Eve digital storytelling workshop:5/9/20 at 11am and 2pm.

Sat, May 9 12:41am

  From the Desk of Superintendent Samuels:   Mothers are our first teachers.  While all teachers are not mothers, all mothers are certainly teachers.  I hope you all enjoy the weekend but especially h ... [More]

NYC DOE wants you to send a special thank you to the educators who inspires you.

Thu, May 7 4:52pm

Say Thank You During Teacher Appreciation Week     Overview Great teachers deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Complete the form below and we'll send a "thank you" note from y ... [More]

Chancellor's update on Zoom meetings.

Thu, May 7 11:26am

Dear Families, As we enter a new month, we continue to work to equip all of you, our families and our school communities, with the information, tools, and resources that you need for remote learning a ... [More]


Wed, May 6 10:01am

  Watch Party Wednesday!  JOIN US LIVE 10:00am  With District 7’s FLC Timothy Coleman has been organizing creative events for parents throughout the school year and he is continuing to innovate during ... [More]

Town Hall is live NOW

Tue, May 5 5:11pm

Watch Ms. Barbera and the administration team address topics at   The video will be available for some time if you are not able to watch it right now.   Comments or ques ... [More]


Mon, May 4 10:34pm

Good Evening PS 20 Family, The PS 20 PTA is sending you this reminder that tomorrow we will be hosting our first VIRTUAL TOWNHALL ON TUESDAY MAY 5TH at 5PM.  We will be joined by Principal Barbera, al ... [More]

PS 20 Online Auction!!

Mon, May 4 5:57pm

YOU ARE INVITED!    This year the PTA has decided to fully transition our silent auction event to an online platform. While we will miss the energy and excitement of an in-person event immensely, we a ... [More]

DOE iPads

Fri, May 1 4:54pm

Dear Parent/Guardian,   On Friday evening, after 9 PM, your DOE-loaned iPad display will be adjusted. All instructional apps will move to the default page. Non-instructional apps will be moved to the ... [More]

Green Arts - IOBY - Extended Family Fundraiser

Thu, Apr 30 6:50am

Dear Families,   Thanks to the IOBY - Extended Family Fundraiser from last year, our innovative Green Arts program has continued to thrive. We now have 3 beehives on the roof, a new gourd tunnel and a ... [More]

Remote Learning Survey

Tue, Apr 28 3:37pm

NYC DOE wants your feedback! Take the Remote Learning Survey to share your experiences learning at home. All students in grades 6–12 and parents/guardians of students in grades 3-K through 12 are invi ... [More]

Message from the School's Chancellor Richard Carranza

Tue, Apr 28 12:06pm

                                                                                                                                                                                       April 28, 2020 De ... [More]

Message to PS 20 Families

Tue, Apr 28 11:48am

  Good Day Families   I hope that you and your family are staying safe and well.  Many families have requested a device from the DOE  for remote learning. Most of the  devices have been delivered  to ... [More]


Mon, Apr 27 10:30pm

Good Evening PS 20 Family, We hope that you all are doing okay under the circumstance.  With all of the adjusting and transitioning to remote education, many of you have questions, so we're happy to b ... [More]

Remote learning week #6: a communication from the DOE Office of Family and Community Empowerment

Mon, Apr 27 6:34pm

Dear PS20 community,   This is week#6 of Remote Learning. The Office of Family and Community Empowerment has this recap for all os us.   Panel for Education Policy (PEP) Meeting  - Wednesday April 29, ... [More]

Have a Weekend! Mr. Chung's Recommended Family Viewing

Fri, Apr 24 10:26am

Hello parents!   Enjoy one 14-minute video, or sit down with the family for all 4 videos in this diverse 2.5 hour playlist of inspiring live performances. ... [More]

Principal's Message

Wed, Apr 22 1:53pm

Good Day  PS 20 Families: It took approximately four weeks for me to feel stronger, in order to engage in my work related responsibilities, including  composing this note. My husband and I were both c ... [More]

Operation EARTH DAY 2020 at PS20: Climate action/Civic action

Wed, Apr 22 4:39am

APRIL 22nd IS EARTH DAY 2020 CLIMATE ACTION Every year activists young and old, gather to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. This year marks the 5oth anniversary of Earth day celebration in the world. ... [More]

PTA meeting cancelled & a message from the PTA Board

Mon, Apr 20 8:13pm

Dear PS Community, Our PTA general meeting scheduled for this coming Wednesday, April 22 is cancelled. Throughout this process, the PTA Board has been focused on supporting PS 20's rapid transition to ... [More]

Mark Morris Dance school offering prepackaged meals and free dance classes

Mon, Apr 20 11:16am

  Dear PS 20 Families   As part of our continued commitment to serve our community, we have partnered with Dance/NYC and a coalition of cultural organizations to temporarily use the Mark Morris Dance ... [More]

Message from the DOE Office of Family and Community Empowerment

Fri, Apr 17 11:05pm

Dear PS20 community,   We hope that this email finds you well. This is the end-of-the-week wrap up communicated by the DOE Office of Family and Community Empowerment. Please read carefully and take th ... [More]

Message from the Mayor and the Chancellor: Update for families_April_11_2020

Mon, Apr 13 12:17pm

    THE CI TY OF NEW YOR K April 11, 2020 Dear Families: Less than one month ago, we came together and began transforming the largest school system in the nation. The battle against COVID-19 left us n ... [More]


Mon, Apr 13 9:10am

Hello Parents, Multiple classrooms have reported experiencing technical issues with Google video conferencing this morning. Please exercise patience with your child's teacher as they work to through a ... [More]

S.T.E.A.M News: The DOE deadline for STEM Summer School is TODAY. Please do consider registering your children. Excellent programs for ALL ages. #STEMMattersNYCprogram.

Fri, Apr 10 9:29am

Dear P.S.20 family,  This is the notice from DOE, for the Summer 2020 DOE-STEM programs in NYC. Take a look and apply. In the past we had two P.S.20 students who participated, and their experience was ... [More]

Letter from the DOE Chancellor, Richard A.Carranza.

Mon, Apr 6 12:03am

Dear Families: Since closing school buildings and shifting to remote learning last week, all of you, in partnership with our more than 150,000 staff, have shown incredible resilience and fortitude as ... [More]

Message from the Director of Community Affairs, NYC Department of Education: Spring Break, Mental Health, Meal Hubs, Electronic Devices, Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs), Special Education, Social-Emotional Wellness, Students Free Online Tutoring and Attendance.

Sun, Apr 5 11:18pm

Dear P.S.20 community, as we are heading to week#3 of remote learning, these are the latest updates from the Director Of Community Affairs: Sadye L. Campoamor Spring Break  In accordance with the Gove ... [More]

❤️ Send Ms. Barbera your love & support!

Sun, Apr 5 6:15pm

Dear PS 20 Community, Let’s show Ms. Barbera our love and support during this difficult time! On behalf of the PS 20 community, the PTA is sending Ms. Barbera a Seamless gift card, and we are collecti ... [More]

A notice from P.S.20 Principal Lena Barbera.

Tue, Mar 31 1:36pm

Hello PS 20 Family, Today, Mrs. Barbera reached out to us to make us aware that she and her husband have both tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.   She also informed the teachers and staff that sh ... [More]

Free online dance classes for kids and adults: Ailey to Zumba

Tue, Mar 31 3:29am

Hello my dancers and families! I pray you all are taking care of yourselves and each other, appreciating every day, every person you depend on, every person who depends on you, all our technology, our ... [More]

District 13 Spirit Week: #D13Strong

Mon, Mar 30 1:22am

Greetings D13 Community:   Spirit Week Is Here! Let's show our district pride. #D13Strong     *Special thanks to D13 parent Ms. Venetia Singh for creating this flyer.         COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNC ... [More]

P.S.20 belongs to District 13: a letter from Superintendent Kamar Samuels

Mon, Mar 30 1:12am

Google Classroom help and other remote learning resources

Thu, Mar 26 4:53pm

Dear PS 20 families, Many of us are still trying to figure out the various technologies used for remote learning. We have a number of tutorial videos and links at including a ... [More]

A letter from Ms. Barbera on remote learning

Mon, Mar 23 10:27pm

Hello PS20 Family, The PTA is continuing to work with the administration and the teachers to develop and improve our remote learning readiness, and want to share the following message from Mrs. Barber ... [More]

Device Request

Mon, Mar 23 2:12pm

   Good Day Families   If you went on the DOE website and requested to borrow a device.  We were informed by email that the devices will be shipped to  the address  that you put on the form . The devi ... [More]

Message from NYC Chancellor Richard Carranza to all Principals.

Sun, Mar 22 8:51pm

From: Chancellor Richard Carranza <> Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:40 PM To: Chancellor Richard Carranza <> Cc: Remotelearning <Remotelearnin ... [More]

A message from the Division of Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communications New York City Department of Education

Sun, Mar 22 6:23pm

[...] In a week's time, we will have transformed our traditional brick-and-mortar education system into virtual classrooms.  We have been working around-the-clock to learn new skills and technology, a ... [More]


Fri, Mar 20 4:01pm

  Dear PS20 families, your school belongs to District 13, and this is a message from the Community Educational Council of District 13.  Be safe and be well.     "Dear Families, In order to successfull ... [More]

PTA UPDATE: What's happening now

Wed, Mar 18 9:02pm

Hello PS20 Family,   We know there are still some questions, so we wanted to provide some answers. The teachers and administration are focusing all their energies on remote learning readiness.  As par ... [More]

Device request form

Wed, Mar 18 2:50pm

  Parents: Take the Remote Learning Device Request Form To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you wo ... [More]

Free Internet from Spectrum

Wed, Mar 18 11:07am

  School districts and colleges around the nation are shutting down and moving to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, including New York City's public schools, the largest public schoo ... [More]

Breakfast for Lunch and Breakfast Provided at the school

Tue, Mar 17 11:44am

   Breakfast and Lunch is provided at the school for students who would like a meal.  

NYC Schools Account

Tue, Mar 17 10:57am

   NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is web-based application that lets you see your child's academic and biographic information or any computer. phone, or tablet. The application is translated into languag ... [More]

CANCELED PTA meeting March 18th will occur March 25th

Tue, Mar 17 9:24am


Tue, Mar 17 9:20am

Dear PS20 Parents, In such uncertain times it’s wise to keep informed. Please adopt and share the list of PS20 web addresses that can help our community to get the information we need. Please copy and ... [More]

NYC School Account/Compte des écoles de NYC/Cuenta de escuelas de NYC/حساب مدارس مدينة نيويورك

Tue, Mar 17 3:13am

    Dear PS20 families, this is an important reminder concerning #NYCSchoolsAccount.   Families will be updated on DOE developments through the existing NYC Schools Accounts platform.  Families can se ... [More]

Schools Closing, Remote Learning, medication/ nurses, teachers training day, breakfast/ lunch availability , Enrichment Centers - Letter from Mr.Carranza NYC DOE Chancellor

Mon, Mar 16 4:09pm

March 16, 2020 Dear Families, All of us are living through an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. New Yorkers are joining millions in ... [More]


Mon, Mar 16 8:35am

Good Morning PS20 Families. Breakfast and lunch will be served at P.S. 20  for this week. Grab and go breakfast and lunch will  be set up at the entrance . Breakfast hours: 7:30-9:30 Lunch 11:00- 1:00 ... [More]

NYC Public Schools will close Monday, March 16, 2020.

Mon, Mar 16 6:33am

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report ... [More]

Health and safety updates

Sun, Mar 15 12:40pm

Things with COVID-19 are changing daily.    For now, Mosaic will remain in operation unless we receive notification from DOE otherwise.    We are again asking any family that can to keep their child h ... [More]

PTA meeting cancelled - seeking to do it online

Sun, Mar 15 8:41am

Dear Community,   We are canceling the PTA as per DOE guidelines. We are looking to have an online meeting. Please stay tuned as to how to join. Stay safe and be well, Comm team

School Assembly

Thu, Mar 12 5:25pm

    Hello PS 20 Families:   In light of the recent concerns regarding large gatherings, with an abundance of caution, we are cancelling tomorrow's  monthly Student Assembly.  If you have any questions ... [More]

School Survey

Tue, Mar 10 6:28pm

 Good Evening Families Your child should have received in their backpack  a green envelope containing the school  survey.  Please fill out  the survey and return it to your child's teacher before Marc ... [More]


Mon, Mar 9 7:53am

Dear Families,   We are sorry to say we have to cancel our STEAM night on Tuesday March 12th.  Because of the current situation with CoVid-19 the folks at NYSCF cannot come to schools. Stay tuned for ... [More]

week of March 9th announcements

Fri, Mar 6 4:50pm

   Monday March 9th - Picture Day- 9 am , Class 1-102 Field Trip  Tuesday- March 10th- Class 1-108 Field Trip Wednesday, March 11th - Family Breakfast- celebrating Women's Month - 8:30 am  Thursday, M ... [More]

Student Led Conferences

Wed, Mar 4 4:13pm

   This is a reminder that Student Led Conferences are tomorrow, Thursday, March 5th.  There are 2 sessions for the conferences.  The first session begins at 1245 pm and will end at 2:45 pm. The secon ... [More]

Coronavirus update from the DOE

Tue, Mar 3 7:51pm

March 3, 2020 Dear Families, Over the weekend, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. While we all hoped this moment ... [More]

Coronovirus update

Thu, Feb 27 8:05am

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Oxiris Barbot, MD Commissioner   Dear Families,  This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discussed possible options for what cou ... [More]


Wed, Feb 26 11:13am

Hello PS20 Family! As we start back from the winter break, I just wanted to share a word about the importance of checking in on one another as members of our Vibrant Community. One of the great things ... [More]


Wed, Feb 26 11:05am

Hello PS20 Family! As we start back word about the importance of checking and on one another, has members of our Vibrant Community. One of the great things about PS 20 has been our ability to create a ... [More]

Pre K Tour

Thu, Feb 13 8:15am

  There will be a school tour for incoming/prospective Pre-Kindergarten families for the upcoming school year. The tour will be on Wednesday, February 26th at 8:30am.  If you know of any families that ... [More]

Parent Surveys

Wed, Feb 12 9:20pm

  February 2020   Dear P.S. 20 Families Every year the NYC Department of Education distributes to all New York City public schools from K-12 the Learning Environment Survey for parents to fill out. Th ... [More]

Love To Love Dance

Wed, Feb 12 4:02pm

  Good Evening    This message is to inform the families that the "Love To Love"  dance  will not be happening tomorrow, February 13th.  The dance has been postponed for a later date. All families wil ... [More]

CHANCELLOR CARRANZA CELEBRATES RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK: “In every school community, it’s important to reflect on the value of kindness and respect, while celebrating diversity and inclusion, and that’s exactly what Respect for All Week achieves,”

Tue, Feb 11 11:51pm

CHANCELLOR CARRANZA CELEBRATES RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK Schools across New York City will participate in Respect for All Week, culminating in National No One Eats Alone Day NEW YORK— Schools Chancellor Ri ... [More]

Available Slots in Mosaic!

Mon, Feb 10 4:42pm

Hello Parents and Caregivers,  Please be aware that  slots are available in the following Mosaic classes:   PreK Program Tuesday- Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group Wednesday- Farm to Table Friday- Mi ... [More]

Thank You From Ms. Barbera

Fri, Feb 7 4:52pm

Dear PS 20 Community, Brotherhood is alive and well at PS 20! I would like to express my gratitude to all of our staff members and all of our parents as we celebrate Black History Month.  Last night’s ... [More]

Black History Month Celebration: P.S.20 Brotherhood Dinner "Potluck menu" by grades

Wed, Feb 5 9:59am

P.S.20 Brotherhood Dinner potluck:   pre-K, Kindergarten: please bring plates, napkins, cutlery, drinks, desserts and fruits   1st and 2nd grades: please bring starches (pastas, potatoes, batata, rice ... [More]

Happy Groundhog Day! And 02-02-2020, is a Palindrome Day "Palindromic Sundays"

Sat, Feb 1 11:15pm

Hello families of P.S.20:   Did you know that this Sunday is Groundhog Day 2020!   The groundhog is a well-known rodent, notorious for predicting spring's arrival. (For those who do not know about thi ... [More]

Regarding the Coronavirus

Fri, Jan 31 7:28pm

Dear Families:   Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in thousands of people worldwide, primarily in China. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously found in humans. ... [More]

PEP Merger Vote WENT THROUGH! 225 Adelphi 100% PS20 next year

Wed, Jan 29 9:40pm

PS20 Family, After many years of growth and challenge, we can proudly and officially announce that the merger was approved by the PEP and that next year 225 Adelphi will, once again be 100% PS 20!!!   ... [More]


Mon, Jan 27 11:08pm

Dear PS20 community,   NYICFF 2020 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 programs for your family this year ... [More]


Fri, Jan 24 2:26pm

Hey PS 20 Family! (Parents & Teachers/Staff) Please stop by DONNA COCKTAIL CLUB this evening from 5-7 pm to hang, grub on Tacos and sip on cocktails!.... The space in Williamsburg BK is being gracious ... [More]

Spring Break Stem Enrichment Programs

Thu, Jan 23 11:13am

K-12 Students Can Apply Now for Exciting Spring Break STEM Enrichment Programs! This spring break, STEM is taking over the city! Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting ... [More]

EVENTS CALENDAR - Black History Month

Wed, Jan 22 8:06am

Dear PS20 Community, Last week we backpacked a PTA events calendar that neglected to acknowledge February as Black History Month.   Needless to say that this omission was a serious concern to many com ... [More]

Joint Public Hearing

Wed, Jan 15 6:18pm

 Good Evening Families    Please be informed that the Joint Public Hearing at P.S. 305 scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2020 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:00pm at P.S. 305 ... [More]

TODAY: Picture Day Deadline!

Fri, Jan 10 11:52am

TODAY: Picture Day Deadline All orders need to be in by today, Friday, January 10th, 2020!      All orders are available online under the code that was sent home with your first round of proofs! If yo ... [More]

Kindergarten registration

Wed, Jan 8 2:30pm

  Dear Pre K Families:   This is a reminder that you must  submit an online application for Kindergarten 2020-2021.  This application must be submitted  before the Tuesday January 21, 2020 deadline.   ... [More]

Dance News: "Love is Love" Family Dance Party Feb. 13; Free Tickets to Paul Taylor Dance Company

Wed, Jan 8 12:28pm

  PS20 PTA and Mr. Chung present  "LOVE IS LOVE" Valentine's Day Dance Party Feb. 13, 6-9pm   We're just forming the concept for this special event. Please save the date, and contact Mr. Chung or Ms. ... [More]

The Piano School of NYC registration is now full and closed

Wed, Jan 8 8:41am

Hello PS 20 Parents,   Registration for Piano Classes at PS20 are now closed.  Please do not register and make payment for classes.  There will be a spring semester, so if you have any questions regar ... [More]

The Piano School of NYC after school winter session at PS20 starts TOMORROW (Wed, Jan 8th) - enroll now!

Tue, Jan 7 10:37am

The Piano School of NYC is thrilled to resume a wonderful partnership with The PS 20 Clinton Hill School After School Program for the 2019/2020 School Year!     Our goal is to provide excellent, fun a ... [More]

Joint Public Hearing

Fri, Jan 3 2:21pm


TONIGHT'S Movie Night Postponed

Fri, Jan 3 11:23am

Hello PS 20 Families, We know that everyone is shaking off the vacation cobwebs and slowly getting back into the swing of things... So tonight's MOVIE NIGHT WILL BE POSTPONED until later in the month. ... [More]

School is closed on Monday

Fri, Dec 20 5:26pm

  Good Evening Families   The winter recess begins on Monday, December 23rd. School will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd. Have a great winter break.

The Giving Tree Donations

Fri, Dec 20 5:08pm

     Good Evening P S 20  Families The Clinton Hill School/ P S 20 would like to  thank everyone who reached deep down into their hearts and gave  a gift for the children whose names were picked from ... [More]

Winter Concert

Wed, Dec 18 7:24pm

 Good Evening P S 20 Families   The Winter Concert is Tomorrow December 19th. The concert will begin at 6:00pm. Please bring your children back to the school by 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you t ... [More]

Retakes and Sibling Photos Are Ready to View!

Wed, Dec 18 4:33pm

Retakes and sibling photos are ready! Proofs will not be sent home. Follow directions below to see and order your photos!   All orders need to be in by Friday, January 10th!!     How to order   VISIT ... [More]

Select PS 20 for your Amazon Smile Donation!

Fri, Dec 13 8:02am

Support the PS 20 PTA while shopping on Amazon at no extra cost! Send this to your friends and family so they can help support PS 20 too!    Set up or change your charity with just a few simple steps! ... [More]

Lock Down Drill

Thu, Dec 12 4:19pm

  Good Evening Families   There will be a lock down drill tomorrow ,Friday, December 13th. Please talk with your children and discus with them the importance of a lock down drill so that we are all pr ... [More]

Photo and Video release

Wed, Dec 11 8:09pm

  Dear Parents, The PS20 School Leadership Team has advanced to the next round of the "Imagine NYC Schools" grant process, wherein schools selected to participate will receive significant financial an ... [More]

FALP and Furry Slipper Day

Wed, Dec 11 7:10pm

   Good Evening  P S 20 Families Friday December 13th is Families as Learning Partners. Families as Learning Partners will focus on celebration of student work.  December 13 is also Furry Slipper Day. ... [More]

Chalkbeat: Two Brooklyn schools weigh merger aimed at integration

Wed, Dec 11 2:52pm

  To me, the PEP hearings and now news coverage feels humbling, and amazing, that this conversation of us/them complaining is turning into a greater story of resources, race and class and neighborhood ... [More]

Joint Public Hearing @ PS 305

Mon, Dec 9 3:46pm

  Good Evening the Joint Public Hearing  about the  merging of A&L and P.S. 305 is scheduled for 6:00pm tonight at P. S. 305. The school is located at 344 Monroe street between Marcy ave and Thompkins Ave.    

Mosaic Registration!

Mon, Dec 9 12:26pm

Registration for Mosaic Spring semester is now live at

Mosaic Registration Tomorrow!

Sun, Dec 8 11:44am

Hello parents and caregivers,  A few notes before registration is live Monday at noon. This semester, we've implemented a new "cart timer" which means that you can hang on to the selections in your ca ... [More]

Movie Night Cancelled

Fri, Dec 6 10:10am

  Good Day PS 20 Families  Movie night is cancelled for tonight Friday, December 6th.  We apologize if this causes any inconveniences.  Have a great weekend.

Mosaic Spring 2020 Schedule Preview!

Wed, Dec 4 9:04pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers,    The Mosaic Afterschool Program, run by the PS 20 PTA, provides aftercare for students from Pre-K–5th grade at PS. 20 (and nearby schools). We are very excited to have t ... [More]

REMINDER: Picture Day Retakes and Sibling Photos TUESDAY!

Wed, Dec 4 10:25am

Picture Day Retakes and Sibling Photos! Tuesday, December 10th    If you would like to sign up for retakes or sibling photos please sign up here! There is also a sign up sheet in the main office. All ... [More]

public hearing canceled

Mon, Dec 2 3:48pm

    Notice of Cancellation of Joint Public Hearing December 2, 2019   THE PROPOSED RE-SITING AND MERGER OF ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS (13K492) WITH P.S. 305 DR. PETER RAY (13K305) IN BUILDING K305 BE ... [More]


Sun, Dec 1 6:04pm

Hello 5th & 4th Parents, The PS 20 PTA is happy to invite all 5th Grade parents (and interested 4th grade parents) to an informal conversation around the process and experience of finding the right Mi ... [More]

Middle school discussion

Wed, Nov 27 5:11pm

Hello Parents, The PS 20 PTA is happy to invite all 5th Grade parents (and interested 4th grade parents) to an informal conversation around the process and experience of finding the right Middle Schoo ... [More]

Mosaic Registration for Spring 2020 and Other Announcements

Tue, Nov 26 4:49pm

Hello Mosaic parents!   There’s a ton of news to share before Thanksgiving Break!   First, we’re excited to announce that we have scheduled our registration date for the Spring 2020 semester.  Mark yo ... [More]

Mosaic Scholarship Application (Spring 2020)

Fri, Nov 22 4:58pm

Hello Parents and Caregivers,  How are you? Hope all is well. As we plan for spring, we would like to get started with the scholarship application process. In the past, you may have applied for a need ... [More]

Chat and Chew

Fri, Nov 22 4:36pm

  Chat and Chew  attached        

Holiday Winter Concert

Fri, Nov 22 4:30pm

Hello PS 20 Community: The PS 20 Winter Concert will be held on Thursday December 19th at 6:00 PM We are changing the date of the Holiday Concert from Wednesday December 18th, to Thursday December 19t ... [More]

career Day

Fri, Nov 22 3:57pm

           November 18, 2019   Dear Parents/ Guardians   On Thursday, December 5th “Career Day” will be taking place at The Clinton Hill School.  We believe it is important to help our future leaders ... [More]

Calling all restaurants!

Tue, Nov 19 5:45pm

Calling all restaurant owners, restaurant regulars and all who work in the hospitality world!   We have an exciting new fundraising initiative called Dine & Donate! For the month of December, PS 20 is ... [More]

Cold Weather Letter

Mon, Nov 18 3:55pm

  November 13, 2019      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.    Cu ... [More]

updated Lead remediation letter

Mon, Nov 18 2:37pm

    November 2019   Dear Families,   At the Department of Education, our top priority is keeping students safe and healthy so they can engage in learning, every day in every school. Today we write wit ... [More]

lost and found items

Mon, Nov 18 2:05pm

Dear PS 20 Families:   Students often lose and misplace their belongings, this is an unfortunate reality.   Found items that are void of a name and classroom number are stored in bags, or on hangers l ... [More]

Events for the week starting 11-11-2019

Tue, Nov 12 6:50pm

   Good Day families Please be reminded of the following information:    Wednesday, November 13th   Grade 5 field Trip to Dock Street Middle School- Please return  the permission slip and send lunch f ... [More]

student led conferences

Fri, Nov 8 1:02pm

  Reminder: Student –Led Conferences are Thursday November 14 Student Led Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019.  Students will be dismissed at 11:40 am sharp. Conferences are by ... [More]

My student is missing a yellow rain coat

Thu, Nov 7 9:29am

Dear PS 20 one of my students is missing a yellow rain coat. Please if you found one or anyone saw it let us know . Thank you very much for your help . Sincerely MsK

Two days left to give and take halloween costumes

Wed, Nov 6 4:07pm

Take a costume! Leave a costume! Fri., Nov. 7, is our last day!   CLEAN / GOOD CONDITION ONLY PLEASE Accessories (hats, wigs, shoes, etc.) are welcome SETS: PLEASE LABEL WITH CONTENTS AND SIZE, AND PA ... [More]

Notice regarding The Re-siting of Arts & Letters

Fri, Nov 1 4:10pm

  November 1, 2019  Dear P.S. 20 Families:  I am writing to share that the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is proposing to merge and re-site Academy of Arts and Letters (13K492) with P.S. ... [More]

Myrtle Monster Mash CANCELED - PS20 "Thriller" Dance is ON!!

Wed, Oct 30 11:37am

Dear PS20 Families,    The hosts of Myrtle Monster Mash - The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership - contacted me this morning and they are canceling the event due to the forecasted rain.  BUT!!!  PS20' ... [More]

PS20 Dancers Perform the THRILLER Dance in the school yard!

Fri, Oct 25 2:57pm

PS20 DANCERS PERFORM THE "THRILLER" DANCE    Who: ALL PS20 STUDENTS When: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2:45pm Where: PS20 SCHOOLYARD   Be There or Be Scared!   ALSO! PS20 Dancers and I are featured entertain ... [More]

Available Slots in Mosaic!

Thu, Oct 24 4:44pm

Hello Parents and Caregivers,  Please be aware that  slots are available in the following Mosaic classes: Mindful Yoga with Little Feet Wise Heart  on Fridays (PK-K) Brooklyn Music School Drama on Wed ... [More]


Tue, Oct 22 12:55pm

Hello PS20 Family!!! For those looking to attend TONIGHT'S space meeting with the Superintendent, CHILDCARE WILL BE AVAILABLE... Tonight's meeting is to address the future of all schools impacted by p ... [More]

Chat and Chew

Mon, Oct 21 5:49pm

  Please read the attached Flyer

community Meeting

Mon, Oct 21 3:07pm

  Please read the attached flyer

PTA MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT! Wednesday October 16th 6PM

Tue, Oct 15 12:58pm

Please come to the second PTA meeting to see what is happening and how you can get involved. Your presence in the room is a great way to step in.   Wednesday October 16th 6PM   Childcare and pizza for ... [More]

HOT HOT HOT CHILI CONTEST at OKTOBERFEST Saturday the 19th 2pm to 5pm

Tue, Oct 15 12:17pm

HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT CHILI COOK OFF: we are announcing a Chili contest for this Saturday October 19th, at the P.S.20 Oktoberfest 2019 edition.  All parents, staff and teachers are welcome to participat ... [More]


Tue, Oct 15 8:46am

         INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PS20 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM (SLT)? ______________________________________________________ The PS20 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM CURRENTLY HAS 4 parent vacancies available ... [More]

Community Meeting PS 305

Fri, Oct 11 4:09pm

Hello PS 20 Community.   Community meetings hosted by District 13  Superintendent,  Kamar Samuels  -  flyer attached.    Lena Johnson-Barbera Principal The Clinton Hill School, PS 20 225 Adelphi Stree ... [More]

Revised October Calendar

Fri, Oct 11 2:06pm

False Alarm

Thu, Oct 10 4:51pm

Hello PS 20 Families:   An Arts and Letters student found a slip of paper in the 2nd floor hallway which had threat of a bomb in the boiler room. The student brought the note to a staff member and we ... [More]


Tue, Oct 8 8:16am

         INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PS20 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM (SLT)? ______________________________________________________ The PS20 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM CURRENTLY HAS 4 parent vacancies available ... [More]

UPDATE: Catalog and Boon Supply Sale Extended!

Fri, Oct 4 2:09pm

Shop til you drop to support the PS 20 STEAM Team! STEAM = STEM+Arts... we are talking robots, stars and space, microscopes, green energy, composting, chemistry, cool math tricks, you name it. Your pu ... [More]

Water Test Results

Thu, Oct 3 4:31pm

Title I meeting

Wed, Oct 2 4:50pm

  Dear PS 20 Families   Please read the attached letter.

PS20 Dancers perform "Thriller" on Oct, 31

Wed, Oct 2 12:55pm

  On October 31, join PS20 dancers for two informal school-wide performances of Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" dance: 2:45pm in the schoolyard (following dismissal and the Literacy Parade) 4:45p ... [More]

Merger letter

Fri, Sep 27 4:29pm

Fundraising Committee - First Meeting Tomorrow night!!.

Tue, Sep 24 10:18am

The PTA Fundraising Committee needs your help!    Our first meeting is tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. Please email us at for more information about the meeting.    If you cannot make i ... [More]

Chat & Chew

Mon, Sep 23 6:27pm

 All Families are invited to attend the 1st Chat & Chew for  the school year.

Shop for the Holidays and Raise Money for the PTA!!

Fri, Sep 20 5:08pm

Please help us raise money for the PTA by shopping with the Boon  Supply Sale  or Midland Fundraising.  Feel free to send this information to your friends and family.   Shop til you drop for a great c ... [More]

P.S.20 Climate strike on Friday September 20th@2:20PM on Clermont Ave. #SaveMotherEarth #SaveTheFutureGenerations

Tue, Sep 17 4:05pm

Dear families, You probably already know that the world will be on strike for the Climate, on Friday September 20th. Our mother-earth is in need of a serious action to save our lives and the lives of ... [More]

Parents Night Out Reminder!!

Tue, Sep 17 11:15am

This is just a friendly reminder that if you plan on using childcare for the Parents Night Out on Thursday, September 19th, to please purchase your tickets no later than 10:00 p.m.  tonight. We want t ... [More]

Parents Night Out Update!!!

Fri, Sep 13 9:54am

If you plan on using childcare for the Parents Night Out on Thursday, September 19th, please purchase your tickets no later than Tuesday, September 17th at 10:00 p.m.  We want to make sure that we hav ... [More]


Thu, Sep 12 8:10pm

Hello PS20 Community. 8:30 AM TOMMOROW MORNING, FRIDAY THE 13TH we're inviting our Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Caregivers to breakfast - on us!!! Sponsored by Ms. Karen Colon, our wonderful Parent ... [More]

Grandparents Celebration

Wed, Sep 11 6:31pm

  Good Evening Families   Please Join us on Friday, September 13th  @ 8:30 am in the cafeteria  for a celebration for grandparents. 

Curriculum Night

Tue, Sep 10 7:32pm

 The Clinton Hill School The New York City Department of Education, Richard Carranza, Chancellor                ­       Curriculum Night Date and Time: Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm   Top ... [More]


Tue, Sep 10 10:49am


Announcements from Mr. Chung

Mon, Sep 9 11:54am

  Dear PS20 Families,                   Welcome, and welcome back to a new year of learning, sharing, connecting, and dancing! I hope you all enjoyed your summer and I look forward to catching up with ... [More]

Pre-K Thru 5th Grade Parent Orientation

Fri, Sep 6 4:27pm

Classrooms and grade-level groups now available on Konstella!

Fri, Sep 6 1:00pm

Dear PS 20 families, We hope you had a great start of the school year, and a warm welcome once again to all the new families joining PS 20 this year. Our school continues to grow! Some of the best fea ... [More]

Lead Letter

Fri, Sep 6 9:57am

"WHAT TO EXPECT" for Pre-K and New Kindergarten Parents

Tue, Sep 3 5:45pm

Hello and Welcome (back) to PS20!!! The PTA will be hosting a "WHAT TO EXPECT" talk for new Pre-K and Kindergarten parents on the 1st day of school in the cafeteria, from 9:20am-10am. The talk will be ... [More]

Hey, P.S. 20 families: how active was your Summer? Ms. Cassimiro (P.S.20 PE teacher) wants proofs...picture proofs ;)

Fri, Aug 30 4:41pm

Dear P.S. 20 families, I hope you had a great and active summer!!   Here at P.S. 20 we believe that its not only important for our children to be physically active but for families as well. Please sen ... [More]

Mosaic registration update - new pre-K class added

Tue, Aug 27 1:14pm

Registration exceeded all expectations today, and we see that many families, especially of pre-k students, still need aftercare.  We've already added a free play option to Fridays for pre-k, and are e ... [More]

Mosaic registration now open!

Tue, Aug 27 12:11pm

  Registration for Fall 2019 is now OPEN!   Register now at This semester, Mosaic is offering a 5% discount to families enrolled five days a week, as well as a sibling ... [More]

Mosaic - Registration for Fall 2019 is OPEN!

Tue, Aug 27 10:58am

Registration for Fall 2019 is now OPEN!   Register now at   This semester, Mosaic is offering a 5% discount to families enrolled five days a week, as well as a sibling ... [More]

Mosaic 2019 Fall Schedule

Mon, Aug 19 6:44pm

  Dear Parents and Caregivers,    On behalf of Mosaic, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! The Mosaic Afterschool Program, run by the PS 20 PTA, provides aftercare for students fro ... [More]

Year 2018-19 content has been archived

Sat, Aug 10 9:24am

Dear PS 20 families,   We have archived the content from the last school year, including all the classrooms, in preparation for the upcoming school year. You will notice that your children are no long ... [More]