Dear MS 51 Community,
A service for our beloved Joie Sellers, will be held next week.  The following information has been updated and provided by the family:
Friday, July 25 from 4-9pm at Torregrossa Funeral Home
2265 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Funeral Service:
Saturday, July 26 at 11am at Greenwood Cemetery Chapel
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Thank you for all your thoughts and wishes for Joie's family.

Dear PS 39 and MS 51 Families,
Since the tragic passing of Joie Sellers earlier this month 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

Dear MS 51 Community,

As our school year comes to an end I would like to thank all of you for your support in making this year a great success for our students.  Congratulations to our graduating class of 2014! 

On Wednesday, June 25, 6th and 7th grade students will bring home their report cards along with summer reading lists.  If there are any questions regarding report cards or diplomas, please contact your teacher or grade administrator by Thursday, the last day of school.  Students are required to return all books (or payment for lost books) in order to receive their report cards (and diplomas for grade 8).

Looking ahead:


Congratulations to all of our 8th grade graduates. We will miss you!
Click LINK to download your graduation photo from the ceremony.


General School Supply List (all grades)
General School Supply List for all grades.docx
Rising 8th Grade Parents/Students- SHSAT Test Prep Form for Sept. 2014
SHSAT form for after school Sept. 2014.pdf
Summer Opportunity for Teenagers through NYPD Youth Police Academy
summer opportunity NYPD nypa_application2014[1].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
 Students and  families are invited to to take part in these interactive workshops to help prepare for the Fall 2014 application season and high school fairs.


High School Admission Summer Workshops 2014.pdf
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, July 31
School Event
Last Instructional Day of Summer School
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mon, Aug 4 - Tue, Aug 5
School Event
Evaluation Days
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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

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, 7/24/2014
High: 84 Low: 66
Rain showers
21% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/25/2014
High: 83 Low: 66
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.