Students in grades 3-8 will be taking the New York State English Language Arts Assessment on Tuesday, April 17, Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19, 2012. The following week, students will be taking the New York State Math Assessment on Wednesday, April 25, Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27, 2012.


It is important for students to be in school on time to take the test. School begins at 8:00 AM. Students should be prepared with 2 sharpened #2 pencils. Please make sure that students get a good night sleep and eats a good breakfast.


The P.S./I.S. 226 school community would like to wish everyone and they’re families a well-rested spring break. Remember, students return on Monday, April 16th.

Ms. Giordano and the penny harvest leaders would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in our schools annual Penny Harvest. We raised $500 and we are looking forward to beat this record for the next year.

Students must complete an application in order to qualify for the Arista/Archon Honor Society. A copy of the application is provided above.


6th, 7th and 8th grade students must achieved a satisfactory conduct record, with no detention or suspension.


To qualify for Arista, students must have an average of 90% with no grades below an 80% and 80% or higher in the remaining subject areas.


In order to qualify for Archon, 6th graders have to earn 15 credits, 7th graders have to earn 25 credits, and 8th graders have to earn 30 credits. Credits can be collected through any school or community service you have done throughout the year.

Grades four through eight assembled in the auditorium today to recognize and celebrate the incredible effort put forth in P.S. 226’s recent Science Expo. Trophies went to the top three finalists in each of the four types of experiment: design, background research, controlled, and field study. Additional awards were also given to students who best met the standards set by STEM, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Coalition.  However, the most coveted prize went to the overall winning project that was determined by a panel of judges from outside science organizations. The “Prospect Lake” project by Eileen Chen and Kailie Yuan from Class 8A won that prize. Congratulations to all our Science Expo participants and to those chosen as finalists in today’s award ceremony!

Grades four through eight assembled in the auditorium today to recognize and celebrate the incredible effort put forth in P.S. 226’s recent Science Expo. Trophies went to the top three finalists in each of the four types of experiment: design, background research, controlled, and field study. Additional awards were also given to students who best met the standards set by STEM, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Coalition.  However, the most coveted prize went to the overall winning project that was determined by a panel of judges from outside science organizations. The “Prospect Lake” project by Eileen Chen and Kailie Yuan from Class 8A won that prize. Congratulations to all our Science Expo participants and to those chosen as finalists in today’s award ceremony!

The science expo has passed, but the question remains, who did the judges choose as the winning projects this year? After countless hours of research, experimentation, and board construction, students across all grades excitedly showed off their hard work. Judges from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Urban Advantage listened to students as they presented their projects through Power Point slide shows. The judges also interviewed the students about the knowledge gained from doing the project. While this year’s projects were the grandest by far in presentation, the students know that the winning projects will be chosen based on the quality of their background research, data, and analysis. The winners in each of the project categories will be announced in a special awards ceremony next week. Finally, it cannot be left unsaid-a tremendous thank you to Mr. Penas and Ms. Acero for their steadfast dedication to enriching science in the minds of our students. They truly are the best!

The science expo has passed, but the question remains, who did the judges choose as the winning projects this year? After countless hours of research, experimentation, and board construction, students across all grades excitedly showed off their hard work. Judges from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Urban Advantage listened to students as they presented their projects through Power Point slide shows. The judges also interviewed the students about the knowledge gained from doing the project. While this year’s projects were the grandest by far in presentation, the students know that the winning projects will be chosen based on the quality of their background research, data, and analysis. The winners in each of the project categories will be announced in a special awards ceremony next week. Finally, it cannot be left unsaid-a tremendous thank you to Mr. Penas and Ms. Acero for their steadfast dedication to enriching science in the minds of our students. They truly are the best!

Parent-Teacher Conference

Parents will have an opportunity to meet their students’ teachers this Tuesday, March 13th. The afternoon session will be held from 1:00-3:00 and the evening session will be held from 6:00-8:30. Afternoon sessions are less crowded. Make sure to go to the gym to see the beautiful science project students have created!

VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS 2012
The tradition continues…
P.S./I.S. 226 wins its 5th boys championships in 7 years.

Through hard work, desire, determination, dedication, and more hard work, our girls and boys volleyball teams were able to defeat the very best, large middle schools in New York City.


Our girls played in the semi-finals against Bay Academy. The match was even at 1 game each and the score was 13-13 in the 3rd and final game. Our Panthers came up with some big clutch plays to take the game 15-13 and win the match. Later in the day, they played Mark Twain, the number one team in the city, in the finals. Our girls lost game 1, score 25-23. They won the second game and Martina served out the final game winning again by a score of 15-13. A huge celebration broke out as our girls won their first championship in 4 years.


Our top rank boys team destroyed Mark Twain in the semis 2 games to 0. Later in the day, Snigdho, Alex, Euklind, Wilson, Gabriel, Anas, and the rest of the boys crushed Bay Academy 2 games to 0 in the championship game. The boys won their 5th championship in 7 years. P.S. 226 showed a huge amount of heart in defeating such a great opponent. What a great day for our school! Go Panthers, go!


Mr. Pratt is now looking for focused, determined, dedicated and hard-working students for our after school basketball program.

The Panther’s volleyball team played a sensational game against Marine Park Junior High School! The girls won a challenging game of 25-23, and the boys won 25-12! The last game, which was co-ed, won 25-18. Go Panthers go!

The Panthers win another game against Ditmas Junior High School!

Rais spikes it, scoring a point for the Panthers!

The Panthers play an outstanding game against Lenox Academy!

新年快乐!


We would like to wish our Chinese Community “Gung Hay Fat Choy.”

Happy Chinese New Year 2012!Wishing you a great year of the dragon – a year of prosperity and well-being.

Volleyball Season has begun!


Congratulations on all those who made it in the volleyball team. We look forward to our first practice coming up shortly. Go Panthers!