Our Teachers

2019 - 2020

PS 230 Kindergarten Team 

We Build Strong Students! PS 230 Kindergarten teachers 

Back Row (L to R) - Ms. BlumMs. Modafferi, Mrs. Vicari, Ms. Gallahue, Ms. Mazor, Ms. Lai, Ms. Huffman, Ms. Gonzalez

 Front Row (L to R) - Mr. Scott, Ms. Shaban

Not pictured:  Ms. Delgado, Ms. Tolen

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Kindergarten Archives

Kindergarten 2019 - School Supplies

Kindergarten Newsletter - Oct 2019

Kindergarten Newsletter - Nov 2019

Kindergarten Newsletter - Dec 2019

Kindergarten Newsletter - Feb 2020

Kindergarten Newsletter - Mar 2020


News from Around the School

    From Mr. Feder (Science)

     The students will observe the motion of the twelve solids over a bumpy, rough surface and the concept of friction is introduced.  They will perform experiments reducing friction.

  From Ms. Fitzgerald (Music & Movement)

     Students will work cooperatively with partners and the class group to learn Irish step dancing.  We are continuing to learn about the music from around the world.  The students are encouraged to bring in and share cultural music that your family enjoys.

  From Mr. Hanratty (Art)

     This month, Kindergarten will be learning about the art element “shape” through the medium of collage.  We will look at art from various cultures to recognize ways that artists use shapes in their art.  Students will learn to tear paper shapes, cut with scissors, and arrange shapes into complex images.

  From Mr. Schorr (Music)

     This month, Kindergarteners will move on from our picture symbol system of reading music from Rhythm Band and begin to read rhythm notation.  We will also learn the words musicians use to indicate different tempo speeds and volume levels.

  From Ms. Woods (Phys.Ed)

     In March, Kindergarten students will practice team play for basketball and begin learning soccer skills.  Students need to have sneakers on the day their class has gym.

     Please visit my webpage on the website.


  • Please supervise your child's homework and make sure to check & empty your child’s homework folder EVERY night.


  • Please make sure your child is reading  20 minutes each night.


Try at Home

  • Ask your child, “What is our address?”  “What is our telephone number”
  • Show them signs in the neighborhood – street name, stop signs, names of places.
  • Remind them that all names begin with uppercase letters.


Cool Culture

Cool Cultural Pass     

     We are so excited to offer Cool Culture passes to all families with children in PS 230's Kindergarten!   You will have access to 90 of NYC’s best-loved museums, gardens, zoos and historic houses.  We can't wait to hear about all the fun things your child do when you use the Cool Culture Pass.

     For more information about the Cool Culture Pass, click here

     NEW THIS YEARRegister online for a Cool Culture Pass.  For our School Code,  please contact your Cool Cultural Liaison - Ms. Jill Reinier, Parent Coordinator at