Important Updates

  • Town Hall with Council Member Gutierrez

    Council Member Gutierrez is hosting a Community Town Hall on December 6th from 6-8 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran Evangelical Church (334 South 5th Street, Brooklyn, 11211). The conversation will be centered around street safety and sanitation.  This town hall is open to everyone from the public. 

  • Movie Night

    Join us for our November Movie Night taking place on Tuesday, November 22.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

  • Spooktacular Halloween

    Come and join Moore Street Market for a Spooktacular Halloween event.  Please see attached flyer for more details!

  • Adult Education Classes

    PS147 is hosting FREE English classes for adult learners.  For more information, please refer to the flyer.

  • Japanese Dual Language Program

    September 9, 2022

    Dear PS147 Families,

    It is my honor to welcome you and our students back to Public School 147 for the 2022-2023 academic school year.  It is my hope that you were able to enjoy the summer months and are enthusiastically looking forward to the start of a new school year.  I look forward to an exciting and rewarding school year.  

    This Summer was filled with numerous challenges.  As you may already know, many schools across the city lost student enrollment, which affected budget allocations, staffing, programming, and various school supports.   Our school was one of the impacted schools.  As a result, we were left with no choice but to excess staff and come up with creative ways to organize classrooms, match students to remaining teachers, and ensure the continuation of vital programming.  Despite the whirlwind of challenges that school building leaders experienced throughout the Summer months, at Public School 147, Assistant Principal Figueroa, myself and key members of our staff worked diligently to ensure a successful school opening.

    Many of our wonderful diverse families approached me yesterday and today with a variety of general school questions in addition to those related to our Japanese Dual Language program.  In the spirit of full transparency, this program was nearly closed due to budgetary and staffing challenges imposed by the City.  However, myself and our Assistant Principal consistently persevered in the face of adversity advocating and stressing the importance of maintaining the program while more importantly ensuring that all our students have the necessary supports in place to start the school year.  

    Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions families have asked including those related to general education and the Japanese Program.

    - Classrooms and subject areas taught in English will occur daily and include students from both the general education and Japanese Dual program as one cohort on each grade level.

    - For Japanese language instruction, student class cohorts are combined and grouped according to grades and mixed age (Ex.  Kindergarten and first grade cohort, second and third grade cohort, fourth and fifth grade cohort).  Two consecutive 45-minute periods of Japanese instruction will be provided daily by the Japanese teacher for students currently in the Japanese program.

    - Japanese Language instruction will be provided in a cultural heritage and literacy immersion format.

    JDLP Japanese Teacher’s Schedule 2022-2023

    Ms. Quigley*


    1st Period

    2nd Period

    3rd Period

    4th Period

    5th Period

    6th Period

    7th Period

    8th Period
























































    *Please note that this schedule is subject to change

    This approach accommodates all learning styles through differentiated instruction while expanding upon your child's social emotional experience.  It also encourages opportunities for leadership, mentoring and collaboration amongst peers which will strengthen language skills across the subjects.

    It is my hope that I have helped to further clarify some of the common questions that have been asked so far while providing valuable school information.  

    I am confident that with your help and support, our Teachers and Staff with enjoy and meaningful and fulfilling school year.

    As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at or Assistant Principal Figueroa at


    Ms. Sandra Noyola                                                              Eliza Figueroa

    Principal                                                                                 Assistant Principal

  • Welcome Back!!!

    Greetings PS147 Families,

    Attached, please find important information related to the first days of school.  

  • Updated School Health Immunization Requirements

    Greetings PS147 Families,

    We would like to welcome you back to the 2022 - 2023 School Year.  Please see attached school health requirements for the 2022 - 2023 School Year.

  • DOE School Calendar 2022 - 2023

    Dear PS147 Families,

    Attached, please find the New York City Department of Education calendar for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year.  Please note that the NYCDOE calendar may be subject to change.

  • 2022 - 2023 School Supply Lists

    Greetings PS147 Families,

    Attached, you will find the school supply list by grade for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year.  As a reminder, the first day of school for students will be Thursday, September 8, 2022.

  • Principal's Newsletter - April, 2022

    Greetings Public School 147 Families,

    Our Principal's Newsletter for April is now available.  Translated versions may be viewed by clicking on the "Select Language" tab on the upper right hand corner.  Thank you.


    Principal's Newsletter

    Upcoming Events

    Apr. 15 – Apr. 22

    Spring Recess – School is Closed

    Apr. 26 – Apr. 27

    NYS Mathematics Exam:  Grades 3 – 5

    May 2

    Eid al-Fitr – School is Closed


    Dear Parents/Caregivers,

    I hope this newsletter finds you well and in good health.  Spring is here and with that comes warmer weather and longer days.  There are many exciting events happening at PS147.  I hope that you enjoy just a few of many highlights reflected here.  

    At PS147, we collectively celebrate the success of all students, families and staff.  Together, we work towards ensuring that our students achieve throughout the school day and extended day after school activities. 

    Please continue to read the Class Dojo Home Page and your child’s Teacher Classroom page for important NYCDOE school information, events, and special highlights.

    Warm Regards,

    Ms. Sandra Noyola


    Attendance Spirit Week

    During the week of March 14, our school celebrated Attendance Spirit Week.  We highlighted students who have improved their attendance and had 100% attendance since the beginning of the school year.  Students were given prizes, certificates and had their name announced. 

    New York State Testing

    New York State testing for grades 3 – 5 has already begun.  Below, you will find testing dates:

    New York State English Language Arts Exam

    March 29 – March 30

    NYSESLAT (Speaking)

    April 11

    New York State Mathematics Exam

    April 26 – April 27

    NYSESLAT (Listening, Reading and Writing)

    May 9

    Grade 4 ONLY – Science Performance Exam

    May 24 – May 26

    Grade 4 ONLY – Science Written Exam

    June 6


    🎵 🎹 Our partnership with the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance is in full swing! 🎸🎵

    Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade have been participating in the G.R.I.O.T. with teaching artists Daniela "Dani" Serna and Maria Gonzalez. Global Rhythms in our Tribe (G.R.I.O.T.) is an opportunity for young people and curious learners of all ages to reconnect with the foundations of music found around the globe: voice and percussion. The G.R.I.O.T. program uses folkloric traditions from throughout the African diaspora to teach rhythm, get people singing, and build community through music making.

    Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade have been learning guitar and piano as part of ALJAM! A.L.J.A.M. (Afro Latin Jazz Academy of Music) provides music instruction –including instrumental music and music theory– to New York City public schools at no cost to the students, providing them with Grammy award winning instructors and top performing musicians, such as lead trumpeter Jim Seeley of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Students have been working with Yuri Juarez for guitar and Miho Nobuzane sensei for piano.

    Our Student Council members were instrumental in articulating how important it is for students to have an authentic performing arts experience and for collaborating to make this happen!

    Our remote recital date will be on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Zoom information will be forthcoming. 😃

    Sprinting Through Spring

    Beginning April 1st, we will begin our “Sprinting thru Spring” attendance initiative.  This initiative promotes academic success thru daily attendance.  For every week that your child attends school each day, their name will be entered to win a prize.  Your child will receive one (1) entry per every week of perfect attendance.  At the end of the month, students will be selected at random to win an amazing prize.    

    Virtual Parent Workshops On the Horizon

    We are pleased to offer our families virtual parent education workshops.  Information for each workshop along with respective links will be provided via Class Dojo by our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Santiago.

    April 6, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Understanding Social/Emotional Learning for MLL/ENL parents

    Chancellor Banks 4 Pillars

    1. Scale, sustain and restore what works
    2. Re-imagine the school experience so that youth are excited about coming to school
    3. Prioritize student health and wellness and measure its impact on student success
    4. Intentional engagement with parents, families and communities

    PS147 continues to create opportunities to reflect these 4 Pillars.

    As you know, based on multiple sources of student data gathered by teachers, our instructional focus is in the area of vocabulary.  With this, teachers are strategically focusing on vocabulary and the 5 Pillars of Literacy (phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension) across all subjects.  The Theory of Action that is correlated to our vocabulary area of focus is as follows: 

    Area of Focus


    Theory of Action

    If teachers increase grade-specific academic and content area vocabulary through explicit instruction, then students’ comprehension of fiction and non-fiction texts will improve.

    Did You Know?

    Our Community Coordinator, Ms. Harper has launched a partnership with Stop n’ Shop to support families/students in temporary housing.  Ms. Harper is an advocate for our STH students and families as she strives to improve conditions of those who are impacted by food injustice.

    In addition to the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance Residency, our students will also be partaking in residencies with Abron’s Art Center and City Lore.  These residencies will cater to our younger students in grades K – 2 and are scheduled to begin in mid-April.

    Kuo-Flynn sensei, in collaboration with teachers, is helping to re-establish our partnership with the Japan Society.  On Friday, April 1, 2022, our students in the Japanese Dual Language classes enjoyed a virtual gallery tour.  Great job team!

    Our PTA Executive Board, in partnership with school building leaders and teachers, are sponsoring a residency titled, “Character & Integrity Building – No Excuses.”  Beginning this month, Judge Woods will lead a course designed to “engage young people with a real time, no nonsense, interactive approach to bettering their life by preparing them to address actual life situations before they can become life altering incidents.”  By incorporating into his presentation life experiences, topical discussions, historical perspectives and thought-provoking plays, Judge Woods is able to create meaningful change in the lives of young people.  Through his course, Judge Woods will help to begin the transformation process of improving a young person’s character and integrity while also demonstrating the importance of protecting their name and reputation – not only for today, but for the rest of their lives.  Judge Woods will be working with specific classes in grades 4 and 5.  The workshops will be tailored to support and address topics related to integrity and character.  To learn more about Judge Woods, his mission and legacy work, please visit his website at

    Our school librarian, Ms. Federico, was able to secure a grant thru the Wide Rainbow Library Project.  Each unique library is curated with over 100 children’s books.  The Black Art Library is a collection of resources about black visual artists, authors and illustrators.


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