Arts & Letters is a small, child-centered public school in Brooklyn encompassing Kindergarten through 8th grade. With only two classes at each grade level, we provide our children and young people with a caring and intimate learning environment.

PARENT BLAST  |  Our latest newsletter.

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Every Friday, please check your email for the school-wide PARENT BLAST, sent from the A&L administration, which includes weekly parent information, classroom anecdotes, and relevant communication from Principal John O’Reilly. 

View our archived Parent Blasts.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Kindergarten Admissions for 2020-21

Interested in having your student attend Arts & Letters for kindergarten next fall?   We will be hosting information sessions/tours on the following Wednesday mornings at 9:15 am in the auditorium:

  • November 13th, 2019

  • November 27th, 2019

  • December 7th, 2019 (SATURDAY)

  • December 11th, 2019

  • December 18th, 2019

RSVP to attend a tour here. Please email any questions to admissions@artsandlettersbklyn.org

Note: We are a District 13 unzoned public school, so you need to reside within District 13 to be eligible for our lottery. 

Middle School Admissions for 2020-21

Interested in attending Arts & Letters for 6th grade? Because we are a K-8 school, we will have an extremely limited number of spots for new 6th grade students.  If you would like to learn more information about our middle school application process, we will have information sessions and tours on the following Wednesday mornings at 9:15 am in the auditorium:

  • October 16th, 2019

  • October 30th, 2019

RSVP to attend a tour here.

Please email any questions to admissions@artsandlettersbklyn.org

Transferring into A&L for 2020-21

Interested in transferring into A&L in the fall 2020-21?  We usually have a small number of spots in each grade, but we don't know for sure until late spring. If you are interested, please fill out the form below:

Transfer Interest Survey

This transfer process will typically begin in June, pause for most of the summer, and then resume in late August.   When we have a space open up, we will refer to this list and begin reaching out to families that have expressed interest in these grades. Please email any questions to admissions@artsandlettersbklyn.org

(Again, please know that we won't have a sense of space at least until June, so we won't be able to give any information on grade availability until then.) 


September 16th, 2019

PTA Web Page Under Construction

The new A&L PTA web page is currently under construction. In the meantime, please review your Jupiter Ed and Class Parent emails for important PTA-related information, events, and updates. And feel free to email the PTA executive board at eboard@artsandletters-pta.org. if you have any questions.

August 16th, 2019

After School Programs for A&L- Fall Semester

Hi Families-

Please find included here information for After School this year at Arts & Letters.

PLEASE read through the attached Brochure below for detailed information about classes and programs. Fee based enrichment classes are registered through our online hosting site
bookwhen.com/artsletters
Other programs will direct you to an email stated in course description for registration.

For those new to us:
-Lower Grades After School Enrichment Classes run in trimesters. Fall session runs Sept. 9th - Dec. 20th
-Hosh Kids is our Lower Grades full-time Annual Program- once you have signed up here for September, you have your spot secured for the year.

Please look out in the future for additional messaging about onsite and offsite enrichment opportunities, directed specifically for your child's grade.

For any questions or assistance with registration process feel free to email
dbabbush@artsandlettersbklyn.org

Looking forward to another successful year of fun and learning in After School at Arts & Letters,
Dawn Babbush
A&L After School Programs Coordinator

2019 afterschool -fall.pdf

August 16th, 2019

Kindergarten Schedule for 1st Week of School

There is a modified schedule for the first three days to smooth the transition to Kindergarten. 

K02- Adelphi (with Mr. Cline and Ms. Harris)

If your child’s last name begins with A to M, their schedule will be:

  • Thursday and Friday, Sept 5th and 6th: 9:15 - 10:45

  • Monday, September 9th: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Tuesday, September 10th (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00

If your child’s last name begins with N to Z, their schedule will be:

  • Thursday and Friday, Sept 5th and 6th: 11:15-12:45

  • Monday, September 9th: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Tuesday, September 10th (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00

K01 Clermont (with Ms. Boyle and Ms. Johnson)

If your child’s last name begins with A to Me, their schedule will be:

  • Thursday and Friday, Sept 5th and 6th: 9:15 - 10:45

  • Monday, September 9th: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Tuesday, September 10th (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00

If your child’s last name begins with Mo to Z, their schedule will be:

  • Thursday and Friday, Sept 5th and 6th: 11:15-12:45

  • Monday, September 9th: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Tuesday, September 10th (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00



Your NYC  Schools Account

You now have a new way to access key information about your child’s progress in school. With a NYC Schools Account, you can view your child’s attendance, grades, and contact information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone, or tablet.
View the flyer and create your account or log in.


In the Media

A & L  F E A T U R E D  O N  W N Y C  |  Check out a recent piece by Beth Fertig on school integration here

C I T Y  G R O W E R S  I N  N A T ' L  G E O G R A P H I C  A R T I C L E  |  Our middle school students are front and center in an article on the after school program and the urban farm that it tends in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 


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