A Note from Principal Berner

Dear MS 51 Community,

As you may already know, the new teacher contract has an impact on our session times and programming this year. 
  • On Mondays only, students' start time is at 8:20am and end time is at 2:40pm. Students go directly to homeroom in the mornings. 
  • All other days, Tuesday through Friday, homeroom begins at 8:40am and school ends at 3:00pm, as in the past.  
  • We will also start a new, free, after school program on September 8 which runs all year from 3:00-6:00pm. Our new program, under the new teacher’s contract does not offer ZERO period tutoring any longer.  We hope that our after school program will be able to support all students who need extra help in their classes.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!  Incoming 6th graders will be receiving a postcard with their homeroom number later this month. See you all on the turf, behind the Old Stone House, on Thursday, September 4, at 8:30am, where you will meet your new homeroom teacher and class!  Looking forward to it!

Lenore DiLeo-Berner, Principal, MS 51


Dear MS 51 Students and Families,

This notice is to inform you the after-school program at MS51 is currently enrolling students and will begin programming Monday, September 8th, 2014. 
MS 51 will provide tuition-free after-school programming from 3pm-6pm throughout the 2014-2015 school year. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Space is limited. Those who are interested are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible. 
In order to enroll please fill out and return the attached application to:

Jeneen García
, LeAP Site Director 
William Alexander MS 51
350 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

I will be attending the MS 51 Parent Meeting on September 10th at 6:30pm to introduce myself and the program. I hope to see you there! If you have any questions please contact Jeneen Garcia at Jeneen@leapnyc.org

Jeneen Garcia , Leap Site Director

ENROLLMENT FORMS BELOW.. (Please download the PDF's after it loads up on your screen)

Dear MS 51 Families,

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Sellers family. Since the tragic passing of Joie Sellers earlier this summer the entire Landais/Sellers Family has been greatly touched by your compassion and support. Many members of our school communities have been seeking information about how they might make donations to Marcia Landais as she faces the many financial challenges associated with Joie's final arrangements as well as the expenses related to Charli's future rehabilitation.
PS 39 and MS 51 are working together to collect donations to help support the families present and future needs in relation to this tragedy.  Families from both schools are invited to donate online through the following link:
100% of the donations received will be presented to Ms. Landais as a joint gift from the PS 39 and MS 51 communities. One of the hallmarks of our school communities is the love and support that we provide to each other. We hope that you will continue to send your thoughts and prayers to Marcia and Charli during this challenging time.
Anita de Paz, PS 39 Principal & Lenore Di Leo Berner, MS 51 Principal

General School Supply List (all grades)
General School Supply List for all grades.docx
8th Grade Parents/Students- SHSAT Test Prep Form for Sept. 2014
SHSAT form for after school Sept. 2014.pdf
The High School Directory and the Specialized High School Handbooks for 2014-2015 have been distributed to all 7th graders. These books are to be used for the high school application process which begins in Sept. 2014.  The students have been instructed to safeguard the books as the DOE does not give us many extras. If your child lives in 2 households and needs a second book so they have 1 for each parent, please see the guidance counselor ( Ms. Donna Zaengle)


Make your list of schools you are interested in ( over the summer)
Research these schools on www.insideschools.com or other resources.
Make a calendar where you enter in dates of tours, open houses and auditions, using the dates listed in the hs directories or directly checking the school website.

Ms Donna is available to meet with parents and children regarding the High School process.

Warm thoughts & wishes
Donna Z

6th Grade Reading List 2014.docx
8th Grade Reading List 2014.rtf
Kaplan Test Prep Friday's class schedule.
Kaplan Friday_Class_Flier starting May 9, 2014.pdf
DOE School Calendar for 2014-2015
SchoolYearCalendar 2014-2015.pdf
High School Information:
  8th grade families, (& 7th grade) please check the  Guidance tab, for all important information.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 4
School Event
First Day of School for Students !
Monday, September 8
School Event
Kaplan Test Prep Continuation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, September 9
School Event
Wednesday, September 10
School Event
Kaplan Test Prep Continuation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
School Event
1st Parent Association Meeting in the auditorium
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 12
School Event
Kaplan Test Prep Continuation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, September 15
School Event
Kaplan Test Prep Continuation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

MS 51's School Calendar can be exported into Microsoft Excel, iCal or vCal.  Click on the "View Monthly Calendar" link above and then click on the Export Events icon, located on the top right corner of the monthly calendar, and follow the prompts to complete the export.

Today, 8/22/2014
High: 76 Low: 66
Chance rain showers
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/23/2014
High: 77 Low: 62
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.