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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of March 18)

The Petrides School


The Week of March 18, 2024


Dear Petrides Families, 


Here is to another great week at Panther Nation!!


Great Resource

Petrides recently purchased access to World Book Online for students in grades K-12. World Book Online is a comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.


 To access World Book, go to   and click on "Sign in with Google".  Students can log in by using the Petrides email @Petridesschool account to access the site. 


We also have access to Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos -The Spanish-language reference tool for those learning Spanish and ELL students. Browse features provide visual prompts, and bilingual features allow students to toggle between Spanish and English text. The site includes concise articles, videos, maps and activities more.



Events happening this week . . .    


March 18 – 22 – Parent Teacher Conferences – Please reach out to your students’ teacher, Parent Coordinator or Assistant Principal if you need an appointment with any teacher



MS & HS Wellness Council Meeting @ Wagner College



K-4th Grade Report Card Distribution




PTA Meeting – Please see our website for login and agenda information.


FRIDAY 3/22 ½ Day of School

Official School Hours are 8:00 am – 11:20 am


Pre K Fashion Show

MBK Trip



Looking ahead

March 23 – PTA Sponsored Ice Skating 

March 26 – Petrides Council for Unity sponsored blood drive

March 26 – HS Trip to Royal Coffee Distributers

March 27 – MS & HS end of 3rd Marking Period

March 27 – 11th Grade SAT Day

March 27 – 12th grade Tip to Top Golf

March 28 – Kindergarten Fashion Show

March 29 – April 1 – Easter Weekend – DOE Schools Closed



Some of our celebratory and graduation dates are set.

Middle School – 8th Grade

Prom – June 5

Graduation – June 20

High School – 12th Grade

Prom – May 23

Graduation June 24




Student & Family Survey

We want to hear from you! The NYC School Survey is here! 


Each year, all families are asked to take the NYC School Survey to share feedback about their schools. The NYC School Survey is one of the nation’s largest education surveys. The NYC DOE works with an external survey vendor to administer the survey.  This vendor collects and processes all the responses and shares the school level data with the NYC DOE. Survey feedback can help improve your child’s learning environment.


  • PK-12 letters & surveys are being backpacked with students
  • If families have MORE than ONE student attending Petrides they MUST complete a survey for EACH student (this is a change from the past where families only completed survey for the oldest student)
  • Completed papers surveys can be mailed directly or returned to Petrides 
  • Online: parents can take survey by visiting or their NYCSA account
  • Elem & MS students who return their completed survey or proof of online submission will receive a Homework Pass

If you need help finding your child’s OSIS # or any other assistance, please feel free to contact:

·         Ms. Ettinger- Parent Coordinator at  718-815-0186 ext. 21131

·         Ms. Troost at 718-815-0186 ext. 31141




Have a great week!!    


Anthony Tabbitas
The Petrides School