Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SCHOOL CLOSED - Thursday, February 9, 2017 due to expected severe weather conditions

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Lion Dance Welcoming New Year - DATE CHANGE

        Please note that the Lion Dance Welcoming New Year date has been changed to
        Wednesday, February 8th 2017 at 5:30 pm
        We hope to see many of you there to celebrate with us.
      Parents Association

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

general meeting minutes

143 Baxter Street Room 101, New York, NY 10013
Email:       Website:

Parents Association General Meeting Minutes       January 5, 2017

Parents Association Board Members: Co-Presidents: Nathaniel Conan &Monica Xue
     Co-Vice Presidents: Xuan Sue Huynh & Leslie Ng
     Co-Treasurers: Janney Chen & Hin Fen Zhang
     Co-Secretaries: Rosalind Lee & Amy Lin

Parents Association Events Coordinator: Lisa Wong

Parent Coordinator:Diane Chong

Parents Association

Parents Association Website:

Parent Association Upcoming Events:

    Chinese New Year Parent Show – Friday February 3
    Chinese New Year Parade for PS 130 Lion Dance Club – Sunday, February 5
    Lion Dance Welcoming New Year – school main entrance – Thursday, February 9, 5:30 pm
    Mid-Winter Break – Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24 – School Closed
    Parents Teacher Conference – Thursday, March 9, Dismissal at 11:30
    NYS ELA State Test – Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30
    4th Grade Saturday Institute – Saturday, March 18
    NYS ELA State Test – Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30
    Spring Recess – Monday, April 10 - Tuesday, April 18 – School closed
    NYS Math State Test – Tuesday, May 2 – Thursday, May 4
    Family/Health Fair Day, Saturday, May 6
    Mother’s Day Sale – Friday, May 12
     Annual Benefit for the Arts – Friday, May 19
       Spring Book Fair – Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26
     Banquet Journal Ads – due Friday, March 17
     Donations for Raffle Prizes Needed
Our Annual Benefit for the Arts will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017.  This is the culmination of the year event where we celebrate our children and the arts programs of PS 130.  We celebrate benefactors of our community and those who have helped our school to become great.  This is our largest fundraising event where we raise funds for our arts programs like National Dance Institute, Rosie’s Theater Kids, Dancing Classrooms’ Ballroom Dance, Inside Broadway, Young Peoples Chorus and Third Street Music School’s Violin program.  These events are free to our children, but paid for by the fundraising from our own PA.  The results of our fundraising have been incredible.  Last year we had a net intake of over $100,000 which paid for all the extra programs for this year. We are hoping to do the same.  So, join us to and celebrate the culmination of the academic school year and see our children perform with their perspective art programs; Drum and Fife Corps, National Dance Institute, Third Street Settlement (violin program), Lion Dance, and more.  

Volunteers Needed:
Sewing collars on to graduation gowns
5th grade graduation group photo – Wednesday, March 15
Mother’s Day Sale – Friday, May 12

Principal’s Remarks and Announcements:

School website:
We want to thank Mr. Shi, computer teacher, for the upgrade of our school website.  Please take the opportunity to visit the site.  On the site, you can view upcoming PS 130 events and announcements.  One great feature currently on the site is, “Parental Control for Kids’ Electronics”.  There are links to our PS 130 PA Blog, NYCDOE homepage and the Inside Schools website.  Our new website is a great resource of information for parents.  Our school’s website is

2017 testing:
Teachers are preparing our children for this year’s tests.  In order for parents to assist their children, parents are encouraged to read more with your kids.  Children should also be reading for longer periods of time without distractions.
March 28 – March 30 – NYS ELA State Test
May 2 – May 4 – NYS Math State Test
April 10 – May 19: NYS English as Second Language Achievement test
May 8 – May 19:  Listening, Reading and Writing
May 30 - June 5:  NYS Fourth Grade Science Test (Written Test on June 5th)

Students are given as much time as needed to finish ELA and Math tests.  If children are sick, there will be make-up days

School Leadership Team

Our School Leadership Team consists of 5 parents and 5 members from our school.  The meetings begin at 8 a.m. every month and are usually on the same day as one the monthly PA board meetings.  These meetings are now open to all parents and the public.

Friday, January 13, 2017

NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr Day (Jan 16th)

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr day, NYC public schools will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017.  We welcome your children back to school on Tuesday, January 17.

Have a safe and wonderful long weekend!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Lab Middle School Admission Information

Dear 5th Grade Parents:
The following is for students who ranked Lab Middle School 1st on the middle school choice application.
Dear Prospective NYC Lab MS Families,

NYC Lab MS for Collaborative Studies will be holding admissions testing the Week of January 23rd.  All families must sign-up using the EventBrite system (link included below and on our website).

Testing dates:
Tuesday, January 24th    8:15 - 11:15 am
Thursday, January 26th   8:15 - 11:15 am
Friday, January 27th       8:15 - 11:15 am

A special note about students in ICT  or Special Class (12:1) and students with testing accommodations:
    -If your student currently has an IEP and is in ICT  or Special Class, then they must test on Tuesday, January 24th.
    -If your student has any testing accommodations (IEP, 504, ELL) but is NOT in ICT  orSpecial Class then they must test on Friday, January 27th.  This will ensure that we can provide all the proper accommodations for students.

The admissions testing registration will go live at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 5th.  Students must be registered by Friday, January 13th at 8:00 PM.  Please remember that you needed to rank Lab MS 1st on the middle school choice application in order to test.

The link can also be found on our website at

Admissions Test Registration Link:

Dr. Megan R. Adams, Principal
NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies (02M312)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

NO SCHOOL - WINTER RECESS (Dec 26th - Jan 2nd)

There will be NO SCHOOL from Monday, December 26, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017.  We welcome your child back to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Join us to learn about the schools in your district and how to apply to middle school this fall.
WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:00 AM
WHERE: M.S. 131 (02M131)
100 Hester Street New York, NY 10002

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Call 718-935-2398 anytime with questions

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Dear Parents/Guardian:
There will be NO SCHOOL on the following days:
  • Tuesday, November 8th - Election Day
  • Friday, November 11th - Veteran's Day
  • Thursday & Friday, November 24th & 25th - Thanksgiving
Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Outstanding Teachers Nomination

Opportunity to Nominate Outstanding Teachers for the Big Apple Awards                                           

All schools / Deadline: December 9

As in years past, the NYCDOE is recognizing teacher excellence through the fifth annual Big Apple Awards program. You and your school community, including students, families, administrators, teachers, and support staff, are encouraged to nominate current, full-time teachers using this nomination form by December 9; you can also share the nomination link directly with staff members and families. Teachers who have demonstrated exceptional success in their impact on student learning, instructional practices, and professional contributions to your school community should be nominated.

For more information about the Big Apple Awards, the selection, process, and past recipients, please visit the Big Apple Awards website, or email

Meeting to review Middle School application process - Nov 4th