June 2019

Hello Parents and Guardians!

We are on our way to completing another successful school year here at P.S. 274. The year has flown by, and your children have worked very hard to meet their goals. They have all been a pleasure for me to work with; each in their own special way. I am tremendously proud of the ways in which they each have grown, both academically and socially.

Please ensure that your children continue to complete homework every night, as well as to read and practice math facts daily. Please take the time to set up a system within your household to enable your children to read at least 30 minutes each day over the summer. This is absolutely necessary to ensure that they do not return to school in September at a deficit. Family trips to the grocery store, museum, park, etc. are beneficial as well. There are many free NYC summer events and activities; please take advantage of them!

As a reminder, if you take your child for outside testing (neurological, psychological, etc.), please provide copies of the test results to our SBST. This data is invaluable, can inform our instruction, help us to best serve your child, and be added to his/her IEP if deemed necessary.


Ms. Calder

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:


ELA: Letter name and sound review, sight word review, writing opinion sentences

Math: comparing numbers/amounts, solving 1 step addition and subtraction problems

1st grade

ELA: writing short (2-3 sentence) responses

Math: place value review; addition and subtraction word problems

2nd grade

ELA: nonfiction research writing, reviewing strategies for reading unfamiliar words

Math: telling time to the nearest hour and half hour

5th grade

ELA: nonfiction research writing interest project

Math: reviewing how to follow a problem solving routine to solve word problems; using the order of operations; multi digit division & multiplication

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Parent Workshops

Parent Workshops: Triannual, reevaluation, initial and annual Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings are ongoing. Please ensure that you attend this very important meeting. Feel free to make an appointment with me on Tuesdays 2:35-3:15 pm if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s special education related services, program, or any other IEP or special education related topic.

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Ms Calder

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