P.S. 49 means the world to our family. This is what it comes to our minds when we think about the school: peace of mind, safety, creation and implementation of new approaches in education and in discipline, everyday commitment/dedication to help improve our children/parents and community's lives. My 2 daughters were attending this school. Now only 1 attends it, the 8 year-old one. She is 3rd grade and loves her school. My middle- schooler and 12 year-old daughter is in 7th grade. She did her 6 years of elementary in P.S. 49. To know that she was leaving the school was a great challenge for her to accept. I am very at eased now knowing that she has adjusted well to the middle school that she goes to and her performance is as excellent as when she was in P.S. 49. Whenever she has the opportunity; she visits it. P.S. 49 is an excellent school with a great principal, staff, teachers and students. A school which is always on the change, on the move!
Great principal, very involved. Match and reading programs are excellent.
I recently put my daughter at this school and so far my daughter has shown me all that she has learned. Mr. Lombardi and his staff are excellent. The PTA members are on top of all things that have to do with our childrens' education. I am beyond happy with what I am seeing so far at PS/IS 49. Great job and I look forward to hearing and seeing new things at the school. My daughter loves Ms. Bruno (Kindergarten teacher) - great job Ms. Bruno.
I go to IS49 and I started there this past January. My old school never helped me, I didn't understand anything they taught me. Eversince I started there I thought it would be exactly like it was before. But when I got my 1st report card back I 1st chacked my Math score, I got a 3 out of 4! I was so surprised because I knew I failed Math in my other school. Plus the extra activities I was in it boosted my confidence, I realized that I could do better than I did in the other school. Now that I am in 6th grade I will set higher goals and hopefuly acheive them.
I like PS 49. At first I felt a little discouraged by the attitude of the teachers telling me that my child won't succeed, however, we have proved to them that anyone can succeed. I have a child in Special Education, and I was hoping that all the programs and all the information they provided me, would have gone through, my child would have done better. I do give them credit for trying hard and working hard with him. In regards to the principal, I have never met him nor had any interactions with him. But I believe that a true leader needs to be good to the people he leads and that includes teachers, administrators, and students.
PS 49 is a great school! It is socially, economically and academically diverse. There are many programs in place to assist the struggling student such as 37.5 minutes, Learning Leaders and there are enrichment programs for the advanced student such as Advanced Math, architecture, art, chess, etc. There is also a 3rd, 4th and 5th grade band as well as an afterschool fitness program and Studio in the Schools art classes. The principal may not make everyone happy but I believe he does the very best he can for the children by getting the most 'bang for his buck' with his limited budget. The school has an open door policy for parents and you are never made to feel like you are not welcome by any of the professionals in the building.
I love this school. My child is happy here. The principal is amazing.
This school is not as great as they say. Only the needy kids are getting help. If your child is not one of them, he/she would have to be on his/her own.
I have a child in 1st grade and one starting Kindergarden in 09/10. I think the school is a great school. My daughter loves Mr. Lombardi so much. He is very pleasant with ALL the children, he really cares about them and their education. That is all I care about. Whether is a political leader or rough on his staff or rough around the edges or not so firendly to some of the parents who cares. As long as your kids are going to his school and he treats them with respect and a kind heart and they feel safe and are excelling who cares. I give PS 49 an A+.
i graduated this school last year and it is the best if i could i would continue here the teachers are great i miss you all.
I am the parent of a second grader at P.S. 49 this is her third year in attendance. I have to say i am very happy to have my daughter at this school. I feel that the staff and teacher give 110% at all times. I am thrilled that as a parent I am always welcome in the school in fact I was thrilled to attened open schools week (I was there three out of four days} and be able to see how my daughters teacher teaches her lessons so that I can mimic that at home to continue to help my child learn. I think that it is great that wether your child has been on the school for 2 years or 2 weeks the staff not only knows the child by name but they also know you, I would recommend this school to anyone.
My two children started in PS49 this year and are very happy with their new friends and teachers. I am also very pleased after having met with the teachers and sitting in at one of the classes. My one complaint however, is with the administration staff. They were very unhelpful during registration, and when I have had to meet with them throughout the year they acted as though they couldn't be bothered with my questions.
I cannot be happier about this school. The principal Mr. Lombardi gives 100% to the school including his office to create another classroom. I would rate it 10!!! The teachers are great..my daughter attended kinder and i cannot be happier.
I think this is a great school, my daughter is in 1st grade and just loves it she thinks her teacher is also great looking forward to having her there till the eight grade once the construction is completed.
I am a former student that graduated last year. I am shocked anyone would say the princable is bad. My 6 years at P.S 49Q was fantastic. I sugest anyone who is looking for schools go here.
I feel compeled to respond to the first review that suggest the principal is inadequate. My son graduated frm 49 in 05. He transfered from another school where he was struggling. He excelled in time due to the academic stratagies that are implemented and is now in 119 maintaining an 85 average. I have another child that is starting the 1st grade at 49. I am proud to say my children attend 49. PS I love the pricipal, he can be tough but management is difficult and not everyone can be happy all the time.
I am not a parent of PS 49Q, but a former student. My time at PS 49 was a good time, except for my final year, when the current principal arrived. The man is not an educator, he is a politician, and if I had my way, he wouldn't be allowed to go near children.
I love the school. The teachers are devoted to the student success. My child was in 4th grade and she even surprised me how well she did no the ELA. The principle is one of the best, open for parents recommendations. I have base to compare since we move from ps 101, in addition my child has attended a college based nursery and pre-k. Thanks! I am really glad that my child is in ps 49
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