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Spirit Week 2021

School Spirit Week 2021

Join five days of fun showing your school spirit! All can participate! C'mon let's R.O.A.R!
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P.S.149 March '21 Newsletter

Greetings PS 149 Families! We are sharing the 2nd edition of our digital newsletter. Take a moment to see what’s new for the Month of March!!
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3k For All

The 3-K application for the 2021-22 school year is now open! All New York City families with children born in 2018 can apply to #3KforAll one of two ways: online with or by phone at 718-935-2009 #3kforall
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Apply to Gifted & Talented Programs

All NYC families with children born in 2016 can apply now to enter G&T programs in fall 2021. Submit your application by April 9 online at, through a Family Welcome Center or by phone at 718-935-2009.
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Pre-K For All

The pre-K application for the 2021-22 school year is now open! All New York City families with children born in 2017 can apply. #preKforAll
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Read Across America-March 2nd 2021

March 2nd is Read Across America Day. This is a special day for our entire school community. It is an exciting day because it is the day set aside to promote literacy in various forms to our scholars and families! Attached is list of ideas from Brooklyn North to help make March 2nd special.
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PS149 February '21 Newsletter

Hello PS149 Families- We are proud to launch our first digital newsletter for the month of February! This newsletter will be shared monthly via class dojo and the PS149 school website.


Dear Families, As per the DOE, due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public school buildings will be closed tomorrow Monday, February 1 & Tuesday February 2 2021. All instruction will take place remotely. The PS 149 teachers are looking forward to working with your scholar on Google classroom tomorrow. Our instructional data starts at 8:30am. If you need to reach us, please email us at PS149K@GMAIL.COM or call our Parent Coordinator, Ms. White, at 646-341-2695. -Blessings Mrs. Donald Principal

At A Glance

  • students1:20 Average Teacher to Student Ratio
  • sportsarts9 AfterSchool and Clubs
  • 8:00AM - 2:10PM Grades PK‌-2 School Hours
  • 8:00AM - 2:20PM Grades 3-5 School Hours
  • award82% Teachers with Advanced Degrees

Principal's Message

For the past several years, it has been a true pleasure to support the children and families of the P.S. 149 school community. My name is Yvette Donald, and I am the principal of P.S. 149 - The Danny Kaye Elementary School. I have had the opportunity to spend over 20 wonderful years as a teacher, instructional support staff member and building level administrator. These past educational experiences have provided me with a deep understanding and appreciation of the importance of fostering a culture and climate for children that is based on maximizing students' social, emotional and academic growth. Our staff is student-centered, caring, and dedicated to meeting the unique academic needs of the children in order to promote success for all of our students. The P.S. 149 family is committed to providing each child with the opportunity to learn in a happy environment. Our students, staff and families are what make P.S. 149, The Danny Kaye Elementary School, a very special place. We sincerely believe that home and school is a partnership, and must work closely together for the benefit of our scholars. Each scholar's academic and social emotional success is anchored to the home-school partnership. Therefore, we support respectful communication and collaborations, appropriate involvement in school activities and active participant in the P.S. 149 Parent Teacher Association. It is truly an honor to serve the P.S. 149 family. I know that working together, we can help our scholars Reach Outstanding Achievements and Results (R.O.A.R.)!
Yvette Donald

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