Welcome to The Anderson School P.S. 334!
Now that your child has been offered a seat at The Anderson School, we have lots of things for you to do! This list is also attached as a PDF at the bottom of this page and here. (The links below will work best on a browser other than Internet Explorer.)
1. SCHOOL DAY TOUR
Taking a tour of Anderson is not mandatory in order to register, but if you have not yet visited the school it is highly encouraged, in order to make a well-informed admissions decision. We are offering morning tours on Thursday, June 2nd and Tuesday, June 7th at 8:45 a.m. (Both parents may attend, but no children.) We will limit each day to a maximum of 24 families each, so please check your calendar and sign up here right away, if you are interested: http://goo.gl/forms/wAfM0Qrd6bQTRi4q2
2. NOTIFY US
Once you have made your final decision about whether or not you will accept your child’s seat at Anderson, please email both Donna Smiley and Marcie Shaw at: DSmiley@schools.nyc.gov and MShaw6@schools.nyc.gov.
We will be registering new students on Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th. (Your child must be present at registration, unless he or she attended a DOE Kindergarten or Pre-K this year.) Make an appointment to register your child or you will forfeit your seat at The Anderson School: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E45AAA92DA46-anderson. See the list of documents you need to bring for registration at the bottom of this page!
4. KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION
It’s very important for incoming Kindergarten students to attend our orientation on Tuesday, June 14th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Visiting the school now really helps the transition to "big kid" school by dispelling any anxious feelings about what to expect in September; plus, our teachers will get to know the kids a bit which helps in creating the class rosters. New students will visit a kindergarten classroom (without parents) while we brief you about the start of school. The PTA’s Welcome Event immediately follows (see below.) Confirm your attendance at our Kindergarten Orientation here: http://goo.gl/forms/IJLOzbpdXSKVqCRf2
5. PTA WELCOME EVENT
On Tuesday, June 14th from 3:00-5:00 p.m., our PTA will host a welcome event for incoming Kindergarten and First Grade students and their families. (This immediately follows the Kindergarten Orientation.) There will be play time on our climbing equipment in the school yard, as well as some entertainment! Snacks will be provided. Please let us know you will be attending by clicking the link above (http://goo.gl/forms/IJLOzbpdXSKVqCRf2)
6. PARENTS-ONLY RECEPTION
Please save the date! Incoming parents will be invited to a welcome gathering thrown for them by the PTA on Thursday, June 16th from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at a location near the school. Once you have registered, you will be sent an Evite email invitation so you can RSVP.
7. DON’T FORGET YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL
Once you have registered at Anderson, please don't forget to inform your local school that your child will not be attending in the fall, so another child can come off their wait list!
WHAT YOU NEED FOR REGISTRATION
When you come to register, you must bring your child with you if your child did NOT attend a Department of Education pre-K or school this year. Be sure to bring something to keep your child occupied, because he or she will be BORED! Registration should take under an hour.You also must bring:
* If you need a copy of your child's birth certificate, you can order it online through the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/birth-certificates.page
** If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/B431A80B-9054-4090-9CDA-183ECF95D0C5/184358/A101Attachment3ParentAffidavitofResidencyrevised72.pdf Also attached as a PDF below.
We are located at 100 West 77th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, in the William O'Shea Campus building. The nearest subway stops are at Broadway & 79th Street (the #1 train) and at 81st & Central Park West/American Museum of Natural History (the B and C trains.)