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Sea Cadets- Thursday 4/20- 5:30 PM

We are excited to partner with The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to offer the first Sea Cadet program for middle school students on Staten Island. Join us this Thursday, April 20 at 5:30pm for an information session and to apply in person. Applications can also be submitted to our UAU office in room 114. Applications can be found online at and will be available at the family info session this Thursday.
The Outsiders

Outsiders Day

All 7th grade classes will participate in a dress up day, and gallery walk to celebrate The Outsiders.

2023-2024 New York City Public Schools calendar

The 2023-2024 New York City Public Schools calendar has been released. All families are asked to please pay close attention to the days school is in session so student attendance can be maximized and there is limited loss to learning time for your child(ren).

Color-a-Thon event is being rescheduled to Tuesday, May 30th

Due to the extreme weather condition forecasted for this weekend, the Color-a-Thon event is being rescheduled to Tuesday, May 30th with a rain date of Wednesday, May 31st. We understand that this date change may not work for you, and if you would like your $30 registration fee refunded, please click here to request a refund by May 29, 2023.
Health and Wellness Fair

2023 Wellness Fair

Please complete the form to pre-register for Wellness Night on Tuesday, April 26, 2023 from 5:30-7:30PM. This is a family event and all students & children must be accompanied by an adult.

Apply Now for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!

Shine this summer with STEM! Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in September 2023 can apply now to attend enrichment programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students entering kindergarten through grade 9 in September 2023 can apply for weeklong camps. Students entering grades 10-12 in September 2023 can apply for multi-week programs. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city!

DOE Family Update

This Family Update provides important information about Summer 2023 learning and enrichment opportunities, and how to provide important feedback to your child’s school by completing the NYC School Survey before April 20.

New York City Department of Education Student Participation Guide

The New York City Department of Education would like to share a Student Participation Guide with all families as it relates to the Grade 6-8 New York State ELA and Mathematics exam in April and May. The link below will take you to a page with translated versions of the guide. Please take the brief time necessary to review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  as well as the guide in your language of choice.

#LiveLikePhil Day: April 28, 2023

P.S. 56 will be honoring Phil Carollo with #LiveLikePhil Day- On this day, staff and students will be invited to wear their shirts from last year. P.S. 56 wanted to open this up to the district as well. Schools can wear the shirts in memory of Phil on that day. Pictures can be posted with the hashtag #LiveLikePhil. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please use the attached link.

Urban Advantage Voucher Update

We regret to inform you that due to overwhelming demand, Urban Advantage has suspended their voucher program. Vouchers will no longer be accepted at UA venues through June 30, 2023. Their Voucher Program will resume during the 2023-2024 school year. If you still have a Urban Advantage it will no longer be accepted as of March 22, 2023.
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Mission Statement

Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School 24 is dedicated to the belief that all students can meet high standards of excellence.
The school will provide a positive and supportive environment for all students, staff and parents. This will emphasize the school and commitment in ensuring the children's cognitive, creative, and social growth.
All our students will develop academic and social skills and responsibilities which will enable them to become productive and law-abiding citizens of the community. ("All students" refers to both special and general education students.)

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