This Week's News & Letters

February 15, 2017

Dear Parents,


Today we conducted a soft lockdown drill at 10:30am. The drill requires students and staff to stay in their classroom with doors locked. Lights are turned off and students remain silent until the announcement is made “the soft lockdown is over”.


Also, at 10:56am the fire alarms sounded and the building had to be evacuated. The fire department arrived in 2 minutes to survey the situation. The cause was a smoking electrical panel that operates part of the heating system. Under FDNY supervision the panel was disconnected and a backup system was activated. The children returned to the building at 11:10am.


The two incidents were not connected but children may come home with different stories. Unfortunately, they were outside for 14 minutes without outer garments. This is standard safety protocol and we are very proud how our students and staff reacted. Thank you for your support and if you should have any concerns do not hesitate to contact us.


Thank you,


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Parent Engagement time is EVERY Tuesday from 2:40-3:20pm

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Joseph J. Nobile - Principal

"Never Give Up And Always Do Your BEST!"


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Our Vision And Mission


At P.S. 304, The Early Childhood Lab School, we welcome and embrace children from a myriad of cultural, social and religious backgrounds. Our primary goal is to open and educate young minds and instill a lifelong love of learning. Our school environment nurtures tolerance, acceptance of others, and of oneself. We work hard to build a well-rounded educational foundation. At the cornerstone are effective, committed and driven teachers who inspire students to improve academically, while pushing their own creative, physical and intellectual boundaries. The social and emotional development of every child is as of much concern to us as the academic piece. Administration, teachers and staff are single-minded in the goal of providing an optimal learning environment for students. Educators are supported professionally, and in turn, support students to meet their fullest potential. P.S. 304 is a collaborative, concerned community, conscious of the well-being of the whole child. Parent involvement is not only welcomed, it is considered an essential element to the continued success of our students and their school.

Bonnie Boltax - Asst. Principal

The more that you read, the more you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.  -Dr. Seuss

Official School Day Hours

K to 5: 8:20am - 2:40pm

Pre-K: 8:10am – 2:30pm

Dates To Remember

Assembly - Friday, March 3, 2017     -    Performing - 2nd grade and 5th grade

Grades K - 2    11:00 - 11:30am

Grades 3 - 5   11:45 - 12:15 pm


 PTA Meeting  - Tuesday, February  28th @ 7:00pm in the Auditorium


PS 304 Calendar of Events 2016-2017 Click on→ Parent Calendar 1.pdf  



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PS 304 Calendar of Events 2016-2017 Click→  Parent Calendar 1.pdf 

School Trips - http://www.ps304x.com/school_trips

Monthly Assemblies


Friday, March 3, 2017 - Performing 2nd and 5th grade
Friday, April 7, 2017 - Performing 1st and 4th grade
Friday, June 2, 2017 - Performing Kindergarten and 3rd grade



Grades K - 2    11:00 - 11:30am

Grades 3 - 5   11:45 - 12:15 pm

In the Auditorium

Bronx Family Day at the Zoo


Family Day at the Zoo

 Bronx Family Day Flyer in English and Spanish.pdf  

Date:   April 1, 2017


(for up to 500 people)

Please join us for an exciting day of fun and learning at the Bronx Zoo!

Please note that you must be registered to receive free admission tickets!

More information is available on our website!

Registration: http://www.bronxfsczooinfo.com/

Arrival & Registration will begin at 10:00am

at the Southern Boulevard Entrance

Location: 2300 Southern Boulevard

                      Bronx, NY  10460                        

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm


(This event is intended for Bronx families that have children attending Bronx public schools.)



District 8, CEC, UFT, NYC Department of Education and Community News

The Morning Bell- Official Blog of NYC DOE - https://morningbellnyc.com/

FEBRUARY DISTRICT CALENDAR -  Calendar February 2017.pdf 



School Wellness Weekly - School Wellness Weekly

Family Watch Dog

My School Account

Spreading Holiday Cheer 2016/2017