School Reopening

If you are planning to have your child participate in 100% remote learning this school year please fill out this survey.  *TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO CHOOSE THIS OPTION*


For more information on reopening procedures please visit this link  


Once all surveys are received we will begin planning for the year, including in-person and remote teaching.




Message to PS 83 Family

Please click on this link  for a special message to all the students and families of PS 83.  WE MISS YOU!!

Parents, please click here to take part in the DOE Remote Learning Survey





NYC school buildings will be closed for the rest of the year.  Please see  this letter  from the mayor and the chancellor. 

Online learning will continue, so please make sure you have a device for the remainder of the year.  

Please visit:




As we enter week two of Remote Learning, please join the PTA in spreading some school spirit by posting to their Facebook page at PS83 PTA1.  







Please see this important  Family COVID Letter regarding COVID 19 and PS 83






If anyone has email or login issues please visit this link and fill out the form.  



For any family that needs technology from the DOE (ipad, laptop, or internet service) please visit this site:

Online classes begin Monday 3/23





School personnel will be out of the building starting 3/20. 


All classes will be held online.  If you have not received an invitation to join a class or do not have your username and password, please feel free to email


If you have any questions or need assistance you may also call or text our parent coordinator at

(929) 322-3301







Yesterday and today (3/17 & 3/18) teachers have been working hard to create online classrooms through Google Classroom.

Each student should have been contacted with instructions on how to log in.

If you have not received these instructions please call the school and ask to speak to your child's teacher.


For those parents that need to borrow technology, you must come to the school (MAIN BUILDING) and fill out a usage agreement form. 

This will be available on Wednesday from 10am - 1pm and on Thursday from 9am- 2pm.  Please bring ID with you to the MAIN BUILDING.


Laptops are VERY limited and should be reserved for those that have no technology at home.  Only one per family will be allowed to be borrowed.    


If any parent would like worksheets and packets for the next few weeks, those will also be available outside of the main building


Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.








For guidance from NYC please visit this website often





Dear Parents,


As you know, the Mayor has decided to close all NYC schools until April 20th.  As of now there are several opportunities for students to access online learning material.  For students in grades 5-8, assignments will be sent to them through their Google accounts at  For students in K-4th grade, we are in the process of creating accounts for each child and will disseminate that to you shortly.  If you do not have access to technology, the mayor is working on providing that to you somehow, we are all awaiting that strategy. The DOE has issued a set of grade level assignments that you can start working on if you would like.  The website is Learn at Home. Over the next week, teachers will be in the building to learn more about online learning and how we will make this all possible.  We understand that these are uncertain times, but we will do our best to partner with you to provide educational content to your child while we are not physically at the school. 


For those that get meals from the school, you may still do so by visiting us from 7:30am-1:30am. 


Any information that you may need regarding updates on attendance, online learning, meal programs or anything else related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and NYC schools can be found on the NYC Info Hub page


Please make sure you are connected to the school in some way via electronic communication.  Whether it be the PS 83 Donald Hertz App or the IO Classroom App available at the iTunes or Android store,, PTA email list, Parent Coordinator email list, , or individual teacher’s class Dojo.  


Thank you…

STEAM/Science Fair

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the STEAM/Science Fair!

Fearlessly Girl

Thank you to GoNoodle for bringing FEARLESSLY GIRL to our 4th grade and their 8th grade mentors!

Bulb Planting

Beautifying the neighborhood with daffodils and tulips!  

Math League

Our 6th grade Mathletes Competed in the Math League Competition!  

Congratulations to all that participated, especially

Davin Li---4th place

Dawoud Choudhery---1st place

PS 83 Dance Team

The PS 83 Dance Team was in action for the Bronx Columbus Day Parade

Crock-Pot Cook-Off

Our Wellness Committee held its annual Crock-Pot Cook off this week.  Each grade was represented as the entire school was welcomed to come and taste the culinary delights that were slowly cooking throughout the day.  NYC Wellness staffers were on hand to sample and vote for the best dish.


Congratulations to our 4th grade winners headed by Ms. Romano, Ms. Ayala, and Ms. Roman!! (pictured left with their Skinny Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps) 

winner, winner chicken dinner!

health fair

Annual Health & Wellness Fair

The 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair took place this past weekend.  Although it started out a little wet and cold, it turned out to be a great event!  

Also, thank you to Community Learning Schools for the forum, prizes and delicious/healthy lunch!!

Congratulations to PS 83's Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Members

Members of PS 83's Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Program defense team pose after their first round success.

Standing from left to right  are Angelica Diaz, Ashally Delacruz, Ayaisha Alseadi, Amani Hayan, Judge Martino, Shanelle Dong, Gerta Gjonbalaj, and Valentina Conetta 

MLK Math Competition

Middle School MLK Day Math Competition

P.S. 83 Students competed in a borough wide math completion on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The top two prizes were awarded to P.S. 83 students!!


!!  PENNY WAR  !!

Congratulations to Everyone who took part in our latest Penny War to help recent hurricane victims. 

Together the school raised $2,331.37 which has been donated to UNICEF.

The grades that collected the most were 4th grade with $428.84 and our 6th grade with $297.50.  Congratulation to you and to all that helped contribute to this global cause. 

Ps 83 helps bring back Barnes & Noble

P.S. 83 visited Barnes & Noble during their last hours with a special holiday wish...

 P.S. 83 held a holiday event at Barnes & Noble that featured the middle school choir, guest read alouds from administrators, student gift wrappers and a visit from Assemblyman Gjonaj. In addition, we delivered over 3,000 letters to Barnes & Noble asking them to keep their promise of relocating in the Bronx as soon as possible.  The letters were written by students from P.S. 83 and other schools in District 11.  


Congratulations to our 'Mathletes' who competed in the National Noetic Math Competition.  

And a special congratulations to all of our Team Winners and National Honor Roll Winners!

P.S. 83 Health Fair

P.S. 83 Celebrated its 3rd Annual Health Fair on Saturday.  

Thank you to all of our vendors, volunteers, parents and students for making it another success!

Congratulations to the following students for taking the most steps for their grade:

Kindergarten--Matthew Morales              

1st Grade--Marcus Massey              

2nd Grade--Pauleen Hortelano                

3rd Grade--Wael Alkasimi              

4th Grade--Miquel Pagan                          

 5th Grade--Edwin Rodriguez              

6th grade--Amani Hayen                        

7th Grade--Brandon Perez                          

8th Grade--Opshora Kabir


PS 83 Pumpkin Patch

Thank you Councilman Vacca!!

Today Councilman Vacca came to visit us to introduce a new horticultural grant that will allow us to convert our front yard into an outdoor classroom.  With the help of the Horticultural Society, we will be building upon our garden while also creating an outdoor classroom with tree stumps for chairs and desks. 

The event started with the Councilman giving away pumpkins and reading a book called How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara.

Click here for News12 coverage.

 Alzheimer's Awareness Day

Wednesday, October 5th we had an Alzheimer's awareness  program at our school.  Thanks to the SHARKS program we were able to raise over $500 to help the cause! 

For News 12 coverage click here.