SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!

    Effective, Tuesday, 9/12/17, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will enter the building via exit 9.  

    These students will be permitted to walk straight up to their class, where their teachers will greet them from 8:00am.

    If they would like breakfast, they are to "grab" it from the cafeteria upon entering.

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  • **Curriculum Conference**

    Come and join us on September 13, 2017.

    There will be two sessions: 

    Session One will be from 5:15 - 6:00pm

    SessionTwo will be from 7:00 - 7:45pm

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  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Parents Only

    Early Dismissal 

    Pre-K students will be dismissed at 11:15am on September 7th and September 8th.

    Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:20am only on September 7th.

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  • First Day Arrival Procedures

    * Pre-K/Kindergarten: Enter through Exit 6

    * Grade 1: Enter schoolyard on Thursday, September 7, 2017 Only (starting Friday, September 8, 2017 enter through Exit 9)

    * Grades 2 - 5: Enter through Exit 9

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  • New Student Registration

    **Please contact Mrs. Yzaguirre to schedule an appointment to make the process run efficiently .**

    Registration will occur on:

    August 31, 2017 thru September 1, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

    September 5, 2017 and September 6, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    September 7, 2017 (The First Day of School), after 9:00am

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  • Morning Care & Anchors Away Applications for September 2017

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  • School Begins Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Anchors Away Begins Monday, September 11, 2017

    For more details see the 2017-2018 Calendar located in the District News Section

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Achieve, Believe, Succeed

History of Our School

 Public School 69 officially opened its doors in September of 1976. Also known as the Daniel D. Tompkins School, P.S. 69 was one of the first barrier free schools on Staten Island.  Under the leadership of principal Francis X. Kelly, a retired naval officer, and administrative assistant Robert Corso, who was instrumental in writing and composing the school song, the school chose the dolphin as its mascot because of its reliability and devotion to mankind.

Who was Daniel D. Tompkins?

Did you ever wonder who Daniel D. Tompkins was and his significance to P.S. 69?  Daniel D. Tompkins   
was one of the highest elected public officials to live on Staten Island. Born in 1774 in Scarsdale,
N.Y., he was elected to the state legislature in 1803. The following year he was elected to 
Congress, but resigned to serve on the  New York State Supreme Court. He ran for governor of 
New York in 1807, and served for 10 years.
 
    After the War of 1812, Tompkins purchased a large tract of land. This land, on
Staten Island, is now known as Tompkinsville. A few years later, Tompkins became vice president of the 
United States under President James Monroe from 1817 to 1825. He lived on Staten Island from 1815
until he died in 1825. 


    Staten Island schools have been named after significant people, places, and things related to the borough. We are proud to be named after such an important Staten Islander.

Our School Song