important info

January 29, 2016

Dear P.S. 58 Community of Learners & Families,

     The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is looking into a report of about 12 students with the norovirus, commonly known as the stomach flu, at P.S. 58 Space Shuttle Columbia School on Staten Island.

     The school is following protocol and parents are being notified. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be thoroughly disinfecting the school today and again over the weekend. We will continue to work closely with the Department Of Health and Department of Education to ensure that all students are safe.

     As always, I thank you for your concern, patience and support in dealing with this matter.


                                                                                                            Michael LaMorte



K & Grade 5 pictures

We are rescheduling picture day for February 23rd.

Please use the envelope you already received for your picture packages.

Making Math Meaningful

Making Math Meaningful - Workshop for Parents

Interactive, Hands-on Activities that will help you:

Understand the "Math"

Support your child at home

K-2 parents - November 18, 2015, January 20, 2016, February 24, 2016

Grades 3-5 Parents - December 9. 2015, January 27, 2016, March 16, 2016

I have attached a copy of the flyer for your convenience

Making math meaningful final.pdf

Pre K Applications

The pre-K application period for the 2016-2017 school year will be open between January 25 and March 4, 2016. All NYC families with children born in 2012 are eligible to apply to pre-K. Offer letters will be distributed in early May 2016.

Families may complete the pre-K application for district schools, Pre-K Centers, and full-day NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs) in one of three ways:

PTA Candy Sale

The PTA is sponsoring a fundraiser, selling World's Finest Chocolate Bars.

Please do your best with this very important fundraiser. Proceeds from

this sale will go towards our Carnival. 

Sale starts February 9th and ends on March 7th


  • Send in an envelope containing $60 with your child's name and class so it can be entered into the contest. You can buy as many boxes at a time as you like. You can come to the PTA room to buy boxes.
  • Winner will be notified on March 7th
  • Cash or Money orders will be accepted.

Important Information


  This is an update concerning the high incidence of stomach virus for students at our school:


     Custodians have and continue to follow protocol and procedures and have thoroughly disinfected the school as recommended by the DOHMH during Friday evening, Saturday and again Sunday. All horizontal surfaces were cleaned using a bleach/water solution. All toilets, sinks and water fountains were sanitized in a similar manner, but with a more concentrated solution. The entire building, including vertical, horizontal and hand contact surfaces, have been cleaned and sanitized with the appropriate products using the protocols outlined by the Department.


     Unfortunately, cleaning the building over the weekend does nothing to stop the spread of the virus, as it cannot survive on surfaces once a droplet containing the virus has dried. Vigilance in adhering to proper hygienic procedures, including handwashing, covering your cough, keeping your hands out of your mouth and nose, etc., should be common practice with all students, staff and parents, especially during times like this when viruses are rampant.


     As always, I thank you for your concern, patience and support in dealing with this matter.



Lunch Forms on line

Please click on the link below to be able to fill out your lunch application online:

Remind 101

To help keep you abreast about school news and events, I have subscribed to
Remind 101. Remind 101 is a service that allows me to send one-way messages via
text message to everyone in the school. Remind 101 allows for the privacy of our phone numbers.
 It is easy to sign up for my messages and there is no cost involved.  You will not
be able to respond to any messages.

Your personal contact is never seen by me or the school. Messages from me will be sent straight
to your phone, no smart phone is needed.

If you would like to sign up for Remind 101, just text @sdond to (802) 281-4487

Free E-Books

Ms. Cohen would like you to know Free E-Books
are available to read on the
PS 58 Library Homepage.

All students received their Usernames and Passwords
to log-in.

Students are required are read 25 books by the end of the school year!

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Cohen in the Library, Room 402

E-Mail Blast

If you have not already done so, please e-mail me your e mail address,
child's name and class to
I will then add you to my e-mail blast list and send you any
and all news that you might need.

I have found this is the best way to get out any information
to the school community in a quick fashion.

I hope you will take a minute to send me your e-mail address.

Daily Announcements

Notify NYC
New York City has a public notification program called Notify NYC. It sends updates for emergency situations at school and other events that have an impact on the school day by phone, text message, or e-mail to parents and guardians who sign up for the service. The service updates parents about delayed school openings and early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events. Parents and guardians can choose to receive alerts for up to five zip codes, and will receive notifications about schools within those zip codes.
We encourage you to sign up either by visiting or by calling 311. If you have any questions, you can call or e mail Sherri Donders our Parent Coordinator.
Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
No School Mid Winter Recess
Monday, February 22
Lunch Collection 9 days
Adult ESL Class
8:30 AM
Tuesday, February 23
Kindergarten & Grade 5 graduation picture
Wednesday, February 24
Adult ESL Class
8:30 AM

Today, 2/14/2016
High: 18 Low: 11
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/15/2016
High: 35 Low: 29
Chance snow
34% chance of precipitation.