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#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.


Congratulations to Barbie Lin of class 819 on winning the National Video and Poster Contest. This year’s theme was sustainability and the role of recycled materials as a renewable resource to help mitigate climate change and make for a more resilient planet. With over 160 submissions and ten judges reviewing submissions we are beyond proud that Barbies poster has won and has been invited to Nashville Tennessee to attend the national conference!

Parent Letter from Mr. Santamaria

As we are in the second half of the school year.  At this time I offer some suggestions and reminders to you in our ongoing effort to support our students and school.

Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School 24, has been designated for Local Support and Improvement (LSI) by the New York State Education Department (NYSED)

his letter is to notify you that our school, Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School 24, has been designated for Local Support and Improvement (LSI) by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for the 2022-23 school year based on the performance of our students on New York State assessments in school year 2021-22. The previous designation “Good Standing” has been changed to “Local Support and Improvement (LSI),” to recognize that all schools, even higher performing schools, are in a continuous improvement mode and can benefit from local support from their districts to meet students’ differentiated needs.

2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP

All students ages 14–24 are invited to apply to participate in the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which is now accepting applications for summer 2023 via the general lottery through March 31. Please see the program flyer attached. For questions, email [email protected]
2023 Basket Auction

PTA Basket Auction

Our PTA is finally able to have a Basket Auction this year. Attached is the invitation and letter for donations, in case you know anyone that wishes to donate. Also, below is their Amazon wish list, for anyone that wants to donate.

Dress Code Letter

Please see the attached letter from Mr. Santamaria, regarding student dress code information.
CEC 31 Meeting

Community Education Council of District 31 February Meeting

The Community Education Council of District 31 would like to invite you and all our D31 and SID75 families to our upcoming Monthly Business and Calendar Meeting for February. The Business meeting begins at 6:30PM and the Calendar Meeting will follow at 7PM. Our meeting is an opportunity to receive reports from your council members, hear updates on District 31 from our Superintendent, and for you to ask questions about and provide feedback on the District's educational progress. Please see our attached flyer with speakers below and find the meeting agenda and meeting minutes from last month attached. We look forward to seeing you there!

Special days on the school calendar

Please be advised of the following special days on the school calendar where student attendance is not required and or the school day is shortened.

Unity Games

March 18th and 19th at Susan Wagner High School, please see attached flyer for more information

RFA Week

I.S.24 RFA Week February 13-17th. Please view the calendar to see how you can participate.
Six Flags Trip

8th Grade Great Adventure Trips

We are happy to announce that this year's 8th Grade Trip will be to Great Adventure on Friday, June 2, 2023. The permission slip to attend the trip is online only. At the end of the permission slip you will be able to
choose to submit your payment online or to submit cash or money order. Cash or money orders must be sent
in through a student and will be collected during Homeroom.
**You must fill out the online permission slip regardless of the payment method you choose.
School building

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.)