Important Updates

  • Hinamatsuri

    Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival/Girl's Day) is an occasion to pray for girls’ growth and happiness. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3. Most families with girls display dolls for the Doll’s Festival called Hina-ningyo.  Thank you to our parent volunteers and Japanese teachers, who set up the beautiful display.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate - UPDATE

    Greetings PS147 Families,

    Please read the attached letter from The New York City Department of Education regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

  • Movie Night

    Join us for Movie Night on Thursday, February 16.  Please see flyer for additional information.

  • Lead Testing 2023

    In accordance with State law, all schools must test for lead in water every three years. In 2023, the Department of Education (DOE) will begin a new testing cycle, which will conclude in December 2025. In the first phase of this testing cycle, a third of buildings will be tested.

    Our school building has been selected to be a part of the 2023 cohort. Attached, please find a letter that provides additional details surrounding the DOE’s lead testing protocols and procedures.  Once the building has been tested and the lab results received, schools will receive a notification of the results. In any building where test results show even one water outlet above the action level, the DOE will implement its standard response protocol.

    Families and staff should rest assured that New York City drinking water is safe and of the highest quality in the world. New York City’s water meets or exceeds all Federal and State standards. In addition, the DOE works with other City agencies to ensure there is safe drinking water in schools. The safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority.

    Please visit to learn more about the robust protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school.

  • a-un Brooklyn

    Dear PS147 School Community,

    For your kind consideration, a-un Brooklyn,, a Japanese restaurant located in the vicinity of our school located on Knickerbocker Avenue off of Flushing Avenue invites us to a special day of cuisine.  a-un Brooklyn has supported our school community in the past by introducing the Japanese culinary arts to many of our students last school year.  a-un Brooklyn even hosted a Superintendent's meeting with Principals last school year at our school as well.  These events were free of charge to our students and school.

    We are honored to have their support and in turn ask that you consider supporting this small business should you be interested.  The flyer is attached with pertinent information including menu and costs.

  • PTA Expedited Elections


    January 27, 2023

    Dear P.S. 147 Community,

    This letter serves as notification that due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2022-2023 PTA Executive Board has resigned effective Tuesday, January 24, 2023.  I would like to take this opportunity to genuinely thank the existing 2022-2023 PTA Executive Board for their partnership, collaboration, professionalism, dedication and support of our entire school.  We are so very grateful for your service and hope that you will continue to be actively engaged members of the PTA general membership.

    Expedited elections will take place virtually on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 from 5:30pm – 6:00pm.  Nominations will be taken from the floor.  The link for the meeting is  Positions available are as follows:


    • Presides at all PTA meetings
    • Meets with executive board members to plan agendas for general membership meeting
    • A mandatory member of the School Leadership Team
    • Is responsible for disseminating information discussed at SLT meeting to members of the PTA
    • Attends meetings of the Presidents’ Council regularly, communicates information from those meetings to the PTA membership, and solicits feedback to share with the Presidents’ Council


    • Keeps a record of all income received by and all expenditures of the PTA
    • Prepares tax forms and interim reports
    • Deposits monies in the PTA checking account
    • Signs PTA checks
    • Assists with the June transfer of financial records
    • In the event of an audit, assists the audit committee or external auditors by making all records available
    • Collect fundraising receipts, writes checks, disburses funds to support PTA programs and documents those activities


    • Record minutes at all Association meetings
    • Prepare and distribute notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials to the general membership and P.S. 147 School Community
    • Prepare and read the minutes at Association meetings
    • Communicate upcoming Association events to the general membership and P.S. 147 community
    • Coordinate, draft and oversee all written (excluding email and text message) official Association correspondence with general members of the Association including, but not limited to, solicitations for funds and speakers as well as thank-you notes for Association donations

    Yours truly,

    Ms. Sandra Noyola


  • Japan Society Art Activity

    Our students were treated to an art class led by the Japan Society.  Students learned about the Japanese New Year as well as traditional foods and activities to commemorate the celebration.  We are including the translated article, from the Japanese newspaper, Shukan New York Seitaksu!  Way to go PS147!

  • Upcoming Elementary Admissions Events

    Families can attend these upcoming elementary admissions virtual events to learn more about the pre-K admissions applications process; sessions will be held from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on January 26, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. on February 1, and/or from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on February 15. Interpretation services are available at the events.

  • Lunar New Year

    This Sunday, January 22, 2023 is Lunar New Year.  We wish our Asian and Pacific Island community members a wonderful new year filled with peace, prosperity and good health.



  • Japan Society's Oshogatsu: New Year's Celebration

    Join Japan Society's Oshogatsu: New Year's Celebration on Sunday, January 29th!

    Activities include:
    -Japanese taiko drum performance
    -Drum mini-workshop
    -Live giant ink-painting demonstration
    -New Year's calligraphy workshop (kakizome)
    -Postcard-making (nengajo)
    -Take-home craft kits

    This event is free of cost for all PS147 families. (Choose "Cool Culture" when selecting tickets)

    There are two sessions available:
    Session 1: 10:30am to 12:00pm

    Session 2: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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