PTA Meeting this Saturday, 10/14

We will be voting on the 2017-2018 budget and major spending items
You must be present to vote
Please see this document for the current budget proposal and financial statement


Breast Cancer Walk, Sunday 10/15


Join Team 180 Jag Moms (Jag Dads wear pink too) for the Annual American Breast Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer walk this Sunday, October 15.
To exceed our $1,000 goal we are having our last lobby sales this Wednesday and Friday in the lobby. On sale this week- coffee, fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts, pink tutus, magnets, para-cord bracelets, bookmarks and more. Cash only accepted for lobby sales. (Check out the 1st floor thermometer  to see how awesome we are.)
For more information about the walk, join our team, or donate please visit our walk weblink or speak to a Jag Mom in Pink Tutus during the bake sales.

School Supplies

We have a new partnership with Yubbler to make school supply purchasing a breeze.  Simply go to the Yubbler website for PS/IS 180, find your grade and buy the list in a few clicks.  No need to hunt on Amazon or Rite-Aid and Staples and the prices are quite competitive.  Best of all, Yubbler donates 50% of the profits back to the school!  If you prefer not to use Yubbler, see below for the supply lists.

Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade


As a reminder, PS/IS 180 is a uniform school. Click here for more details on the policy.  You are free to buy any clothing that fits this policy but here are a few suggestions:

Primary - This is a new option for PK-5 that gives back to the school on all purchases
French Toast
Land's End - The school code for PS/IS 180 is 900171455
Donnelly's - Codes (case sensitive) Boys: MSAW-205266 Girls: QAXD-938480

New Arrival Procedure

Although the school day officially starts at 8:00 am, students can arrive to school as early as 7:30 am.  Classroom teachers will pick up students at exactly 8:00 each morning in the following locations:

Students in grades K-2 will assemble in the auditorium
Students in grades 3-5 will assemble in the gym
Students in grades 6-8 will assemble in the cafeteria

Message from Ms. Jeneca Parker, Interim Acting PS/IS 180 Principal

Dear Families,
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the incoming Interim Acting Principal of PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman College Preparatory School. I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children.
Over the next few months, I look forward to learning more about the history and rich traditions of our school and community. I come to PS/IS 180 with several years of experience as an Assistant Principal of curriculum and instruction at a special education high school. Prior to my service as an administrator, I served as an instructional coach and an elementary classroom teacher. I teach and I lead because I am committed to every student gaining the skills necessary to graduate and succeed in college. My core values are deeply rooted in promoting a culture of CARE: Collaboration, Arts & inquiry-based learning, Reflection, as well as Empowerment.
From my conversations with staff, parents, and community partners, it is clear that PS/IS 180 is a remarkable institution with caring adults who work tirelessly to support the academic and social/ emotional needs of all students.

  • Identified as the greatest strength of this school is the reputation of excellence throughout the larger community. Second, the strong family and community partnerships are the heart of the school pumping vital life into the classroom and after-school programming. You all have asked that I protect and promote these essential qualities of our school. I pledge to you that I will.
  • Identified as an opportunity for growth for us this year is increasing the student achievement level for all students on the NYS mathematics exam.

These strengths and challenges are priorities for us and exist as goals for our school in the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) which maintains our primary focus on student achievement. I will update you on these topics and our pathway to success at Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 26th. Live jazz entertainment will be provided and light refreshments will be served. 

PS/IS 180 has a history of great educational leaders. Rest assured that my goal will be to continue building on what others before me have worked so hard to achieve, and to use that strong foundation to move our school to the next level. Together, we will continue to be a beacon of light for public education in Harlem by providing outstanding educational opportunities and academic excellence for all.
If at any time during the year, you have questions or concerns, please call me or stop by.
Jeneca Parker
Principal, I.A.


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PTA (Parent Teacher Association)

2017-18 PTA Executive Board
President: Dennis Morgan
Secretary: Mary Vachon
Treasurer: Kurt Eldridge

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