Tuesday, June 28
Last Day of School
11:45AM dismissal for all students

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We are so proud of our Girl's Chess Team, who placed 7th in the All-Girls Nationals over the weekend of April 23-24. Pictured are Sofia, Suzanne, Julia and Sofia, with their coach Anatoly

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The PS 41 Chess Team had an extraordinary experience at last weekend's K-12 National Grade Chess Championship in Orlando, Florida. 22 team members joined our Chessmasters Jeremy and Anatoly for a fun-filled and chess-action packed stay.  

The entire team did a spectacular job representing PS 41 and we are proud of each and every one of them. Some "specific" notable achievements:

**3rd Grade Chess Team--1st Place nationwide!
Our 3rd grader Nico ranked FIRST in the Third Grade Division nationwide!. Our 3rd Grader Jack ranked SIXTH in the Third Grade Division nationwide!

**5th Grade Chess Team--ranked 8th Place nationwide!

**1st Grade Chess Team--ranked 15th Place nationwide!

**2nd Grade Chess Team--ranked 12th nationwide!

Congratulations to our Chess Team!

PS 41 and City Harvest Kick Off Annual Food Drive!

On October 27, PS 41 was proud to host the kick-off event of the annual City Harvest Food Drive. Last year, PS 41 collected the most cans of any school in New York City so City Harvest asked us to host the event. We were honored to oblige.

PS 41 collected 11,000 pounds of cans last year for this very important initiative. Our parent-sponsored group, 41 Cares, has designated the annual City Harvest Food Can Drive as one of the community give-back efforts that the group coordinates with parents, staff and students each year.

The ceremony was amazing, with Principal Shannon and her staff welcoming guests from The Daily News, WPLJ Radio, WNBC-TV News, the New York City Fire Department, the New York City Police Department, the Starr Foundation, and others. And, of course, the event would not be complete without City Harvest Super Driver, Donte, who has been with City Harvest for 18 years, collecting and delivering the food to those who need it most!

Though PS 41 would like very much to once again earn the title of "Most Cans Collected", we are most excited to think of schools all over the city making their own winning "record" of cans collected this year. 

Pictured are Principal Shannon, Assistant Principal  Hetal Patel, City Harvest driver Donte, and our students who acted as "ambassadors" for our guests that day.


PS 41 Students (Julia, Amelia, Elana, Suzanne and Sofia)  Take 5th Place in "Under 8" All-Girl Chess Nationals  in Chicago! Congratulations!

PS 41 Receives Respect for All Award

Members of the Character Education Committee are pictured here receiving the Respect For All Award, including: Carrie Orr, Michele Farinet, Emily Cacciapaglia, John Baird, Nancy Wahl, Principal Kelly Shannon, Jessica Storer, Lauren Duerson, Phil Smith, and Francine List. 

PS 41 is a recipient of the 2015 Respect For All Award. This award recognizes schools for the outstanding programs they have created to combat bullying, discrimination and harassment. Congratulations to all faculty, students and parents for your success in developing a school environment that is inclusive and respectful of diversity. 

Please check out the NYC DOE News to find out more about "Respect for All" schools:
Chancellor Fariña and City Council Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm Congratulate Record 55 'Respect for All Schools'

PS41 Student Cell Phone & Electronics Policy

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the Panel for Education Policy approved a new policy that permits students to bring cell phones and other electronic devices to school.  Under the guidelines of this revised Regulation, our School Leadership Team has determined an implementation option that best meets the needs of our school community.  However, schools are allowed to place restrictions and implement policies that work best for the educational, social and emotional environment of all students in the school.  Please read our policy in its entirety, as there are clear and specific guidelines to when students can and cannot display or use electronic equipment, as well as clear consequences for violating our policy:

PS41 Cell Phone & Electronics Policy


Children benefit from exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is sleeting/raining/snowing, there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor creates a temperature below zero degrees Fahrenheit, we will be sending students outside for recess.  Low temperatures are not a barrier to outside play, as long as children are appropriately dressed. 

We ask that parents ensure that children arrive at school with appropriate attire in order to participate in the daily recess period.

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