In preparation for what some predict to be a very  significant blizzard, the mayor has ordered all after-school programs closed for tomorrowMonday, January 26th, 2015!!!
Please stay tuned for updates, get some shopping done today, prepare for difficulties commuting.

“Schools will be open on Monday but after-school activities will be canceled, and schools will “likely” be closed on Tuesday, de Blasio said. Alternate-side parking will be suspended Monday and Tuesday and garbage and recycling pickup will be suspended as well.” – DNA Info

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Family Movie Night – Friday, January 23 at 6PM


Please join us on Friday, January 23 at 6PM in our auditorium to watch “The Boxtrolls.” Admission is $5 per person*, and snacks will be sold at our concession stand.

Proceeds will benefit The Green Zone, a PTO committee dedicated to bringing hands-on, fun, and educational gardening experiences to PS/MS 282 students. Year-long Green Zone learning opportunities are provided through parent and community donations, PTO fundraising, events, and grants. Get involved!

Want to volunteer at this event, or donate items for the concession stand? Please contact

The Boxtrolls – Rated PG; 96 minutes    A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

*Suggested Donation

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Last chance to make a Tax-Deductible donation for 2014

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The PS/MS 282 annual appeal needs your support now . The funds we raise will help bring music and arts to our school. With your help….

Pre-K will have Circus Arts, a beloved tradition at 282, with a weekly residency centered around creativity, movement and fun, culminating with a performance for families.
Grades K-5 will have music class; we are currently hiring a new music teacher (and happily grades 6-8 already have music which will continue).
All teachers can get supply grants of up to $200 for their classroom.

If you’ve already contributed to PS/MS 282’s annual campaign, thank you! If not, there is still time. Please help support PS/MS 282 by donating here.

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Help Out at 282!

Do you have an hour, a day, or time after the kids are in bed? Give back to 282! We need your volunteer help.

This week we need volunteers to:

  • Take down Halloween decorations
  • Help support recess/lunch (daily or weekly)
  • Assist with organizing Lost & Found
  • Write grants to raise money for 282 programs
  • Be a 282 ambassador on our school tours

And more.

Contact Cheryl – – to help out.

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Election Day Bake Sale: Tuesday, November 4 – Donations/Volunteers Needed!

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Election Day is next Tuesday, November 4, which means it’s Bake Sale time!

The funds we raise will go to the 282 PTO and contribute to our goal of funding a music teacher for the school starting in 2015.

Here’s how you can help make it a success:

  • Donate baked goods. Both homemade and store bought items will be happily accepted! Baked goods can be dropped off in Ms. Baka’s office, Room 117, on Monday, Nov. 3rd. and on Election Day.
  • Please consider volunteering your time on Tuesday. An hour or two can make a huge difference. We will be manning the bake sale table from 8am – 11am and from 5pm – 8pm.

If you would like to volunteer of you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Atkins at


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Volunteer Fair: Wednesday, October 15 at PTO Meeting

Please join us for the annual PS/MS 282 Volunteer Fair!

Held Wednesday, October 15th at the PTO meeting, 6-8PM.

Opportunities to:

  • Help plan events
  • Volunteer during lunch/recess
  • Give tech support
  • Create signage, posters
  • Decorate our school halls
  • Do PR for our school

And so much more!

WE NEED YOU! Please help make 2014-2015 a great year.

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1st General PTO Meeting – Oct 15 6PM

The first General Body PTO meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, October 15, at 6 PM in the auditorium.  We encourage you to attend so you can be an active participant in making this a great year for 282.

We will also be holding parent SLT elections at the end of that meeting.

Childcare will be provided.

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