Wednesday's with Walter, April 21st. - 7:00 PM


Town Hall 

April 21, 2021

Wednesday's with Walter!

Town Hall

Time: 7:00 PM 

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CEC Meeting April 21st - 6pm

PTA 2021-22 Elections- May 18th

PTA Elections


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Walter Nino Filippo Galiano Jr., Principal  ❤

Bonnie Boltax,  Assistant Principal


Lisa Schiliro-Reilly, Parent Coordinator

Angela Lichti, Pupil Accounting Secretary  ❤

Mary Mutze, 3k/PreK Family Coordinator  ❤

Joana Akitcher, Social Worker  ❤

Lucy Misciagna, Attendance Coordinator  ❤

Ann Colbrook, Bus Coordinator  ❤


Marianela Aponte & Jessica Maldonado, PTA Co-Presidents ❤ 

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The deadline to submit your child’s pre-K application is now April 19!

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Dear parent/guardian,

The deadline to submit your child’s pre-K application is now April 19!

Apply one of two ways by the extended deadline:

  1. Online through MySchools by 11:59pm. You can apply online 24 hours a day in 10 languages. 
  2. By phone at 718-935-2009 by 6pm. Call us Monday through Friday between 8am and 6pm. Over-the-phone interpretation is available in more than 200 languages.

Need help completing your child’s application? We’re here to support! Call us at the number above or email us at


The Pre-K Admissions Team


Estimado padre o tutor:

El plazo para presentar la solicitud de ingreso a prekínder de su hijo es ahora el 19 de abril.

Solicite el ingreso antes de que venza el nuevo plazo de una de las siguientes maneras:

  • Por internet, a través de MySchools hasta las 11:59 p.m. Es posible presentar la solicitud por internet las 24 horas del día en 10 idiomas. 
  • Por teléfono, llamando al 718-935-2009 hasta las 6:00 p.m. Llámenos de lunes a viernes entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 6:00 p.m. Por teléfono, hay servicio de interpretación en más de 200 idiomas.

¿Necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud de su hijo? Estamos para ayudarlo. Llámenos al número de teléfono que se indica arriba o escríbanos a


Equipo de Admisiones a Prekínder

To find out what's going on is virtually easy!

School Website

Instagram @PS304X

Twitter:  P.S. 304 The Early Childhood Lab School @PS304X


Facebook School Page 

P.S. 304 Early Childhood-School News


Facebook PS 304 Grade Pages

PreK/3K: PreK/3K (UPK) PTA Dragonflies

Kindergarten: Kindergarten PTA Dragonflies

First Grade: 1st PTA Dragonflies

Second Grade: 2nd PTA Dragonflies

Third Grade: 3rd PTA Dragonflies

Fourth Grade: 4th PTA Dragonflies

Fifth Grade: 5th PTA Dragonflies

Special Ed: Super PTA Dragonflies

Please select the group appropriate for your child's current grade and be informed that all Facebook group pages have membership questions to answer for membership approval. The grade Facebook groups are for parents/guardians and teachers of P.S. 304 students to stay informed about that specific grade.

Click to make a copy Virtual Contact.pdf

CEC Meeting April 21st - 6pm

CEC Meeting

Please come join the District 8 Community Education Council at its next meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6pm on Zoom. Flier is attached! 

Have you heard? The Bronx Parent Candidate Forums are here!!! CEC 8 IS ON THE MOVE! And Bronx CECs ARE all ON THE MOVE TOGETHER! PARENT VOICES ARE HAVING AN IMPACT and Bronx CECs are working together to have further IMPACT.  

Join us as we celebrate Minority Health Month, and discuss CEC 8 initiatives.  

Please join us as we discuss how we are making candidates who are applying for the job to represent us accountable to us, our children, our communities, and our future.   

Join us as we discuss our upcoming projects, such as our Education Candidate forums and Education Legislative Roundtable.   

Join us as we plan to make sure that the interests of parents and students in underserved and under-resourced communities are represented in every conversation about education in NYC,  NYS and the USA.   



Please click the link below to join the webinar: 

Or Telephone: US: +1 646 558 8656 

Webinar ID: 851 4358 8789 

Passcode: 888888 

  Interpretation services available 

Telephone: (347) 966-4114  

Spanish Interpretation Line Access Code: 544 438 424#  

Bangla Interpretation Line Access Code: 321 326 49#  

Arabic Interpretation Line Access Code: 989 901 027#  

Community Education Council District 8

P.S. 182 - 601 Stickball Boulevard

Bronx, NY  10473

Phone: 718-239-5895 


CCEC Election schedule will be as follows:

Run, Serve, Lead
What Happens Next?

April 5–April 30 - Virtual Candidate forums will take place — prospective candidates will be able to meet voters and try to make their case for why they should be elected.

CEC 8 Candidate Forum - April 6th at 7:00 PM

May 1 - 11  - General voting takes place online — parents across the five boroughs vote for their preferred CCEC candidates. All parents of current NYC public school students (Grades Pre-K–12) are eligible to vote during the 2021 CCEC Elections.

May 14 - Runoff elections take place (as needed)
May - June 2021 - Election results are announced
Want to Learn More?

For more detailed information about NYC’s Education Councils and the 2021 CCEC Elections, visit our official 2021 Community and Citywide Elections webpage. 

As we begin to build momentum towards the full reopening of NYC public schools in fall 2021, we are excited that more parents than ever will be able to participate in the 2021 CCEC Elections and help shape and support our schools in the months and years to come.

On behalf of the NYC Department of Education, we wish all of this year’s potential CCEC candidates a smooth and rewarding election process!

For the first time voting is open to parents of all students. To vote parents will need to have an NYC Schools Account that has all of their students registered. If you do not have an NYC Schools Account, or need assistance registering your children to your existing account, please contact your Parent Coordinator or Family Leadership Coordinator (FLC) for assistance.

The Beyond Access Series

EVENT: Beyond Access

Join us for the Beyond Access Series, a weekly series of webinars designed to support families of students with disabilities

during this challenging time. The webinars are provided by the Special Education team in partnership with experts in the field. 

Topics include executive cognitive functioning, literacy, social emotional learning and more. Presenters provide strategies

and resources that families can use to support their children's learning and overall well-being at home. 


The Beyond Access Series is presented by the New York City Department of Education's Division of Specialized

Instruction and Student Support.

The series supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics around special education.


April Sessions

Title Presenter/Description Date/Time Registration

Coping Strategies for Families of Children with Special needs - even more of a need now

David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center for School and Bereavement Children's Hospital Los Angeles

April 20, 2021,

7:30-8:30 pm

Register for the April 20 event

Spanish and Mandarin

interpretation will be available.

Desarrollo de Habilidades para Ninos


Jose Rios Lua, Director de Comunicaciones y Empoderamiento Familiar

April 24, 2021,

1:00-2:30 pm

Register for the April 24 event.


Skill Building for Children


Are there any skills that you've wanted to teach your child, but didn't have the time?

In this workshop we will identify and plan for teaching your children new skills.

April 24, 2021,

1:00-2:30 pm

Register for the April 24 event.

Executive Function Challenges in Common Conditions: ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bruce E. Wexler, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

April 27, 2021,

7:30-8:30 pm

Register for the April 27 event.

Spanish and Mandarin

interpretation will be available.

May Sessions 


Teaching Reading for Families:
What Everyone Should Know about Reading in English
Presenter: Lavinia Mancuso, Executive Director, Everyone Reading
Dates: May 11

Executive Functioning

Presenter: Bruce E. Wexler, MD., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

May 25: Executive function challenges in common conditions: ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social/Emotional Learning

Presenter: David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP Director, National Center for School Crisis And Bereavement Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 

May 18: Taking care of yourself during the pandemic

Beyond Access YouTube Page(Open external link) - to view Recorded Sessions

Recordings of Beyond Access events will be made available on Parent University for anyone who misses a session.

Parent University

Office of Family and Community Empowerment

Parent University

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Parent University, a collaboration between the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) and the Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT)!


Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

Visit Parent University today at! Click on the links below to download the Parent University flyer in English and translated versions.

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The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is now open.

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Dear parent/guardian,


The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is now open. If you have a child born in 2016 and are interested in G&T programs for your child, be sure to apply by Friday, April 9, 2021

How to Apply

You can submit your child’s G&T application one of three ways by the April 9 deadline:

On your application, add up to 12 G&T program you’d like your child to attend. Be sure to list them in your true order of preference, with your first choice at the top as #1. Complete any questions, check your child’s information for accuracy, and submit your application: when you see the confetti, you’ll know we’ve received it!

This month, join us for a virtual Gifted & Talented Information Session to learn more! At each event, we’ll share an admissions presentation and answer your questions: find dates, times, and interpretation information for specific sessions on our website. We’ll also provide links to join each online session.

After You Apply

  • After you submit your G&T application, your child’s current pre-K program (if they currently attend pre-K) will then complete a questionnaire to confirm your child’s eligibility for G&T. Or, if your child does not currently attend pre-K, our Early Childhood Team will contact you to schedule a virtual interview and then complete this questionnaire. 
  • In the spring, we’ll contact all families who applied to let you know if your child is or isn’t eligible for G&T seats. Then all eligible children will be considered for admission.
  • In the summer, families of eligible children will receive G&T results letters, which may include an offer and/or waitlist information.
  • Please note: No applicants will be tested this year for G&T admissions, and this year’s application process is only for children entering kindergarten this fall. G&T offers for children entering first, second, or third grade will be made from last year’s waitlists. 

Want to learn more? Visit Still have questions? Call us at 718-935-2009.  


Wishing you the best during this admissions season, 

The Gifted & Talented Admissions Team 

We Speak Your Language

Visit the DOE's We Speak Your Language page on this website

Please send me an email if you would like any information in your home language,