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


September 24th 2018

Kindergarten Admissions for 2019-20

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 7th, 2018

  • November 14th, 2018

  • November 28th, 2018

  • December 5th, 2018

  • December 8th, 2018 (Saturday!)

  • December 12th, 2018

 Please sign up with the link below:

A&L Kindergarten Tour Registration

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 2019-20

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 10th, 2018

  • October 17th, 2018

Please sign up with the link below:

A&L Middle Grade Tour Registration 

Please email any questions to admissions@artsandlettersbklyn.org

Transferring into A&L for 2019-20

Interested in transferring into A&L in the fall 2019-20?  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.) 

August 10th, 2018

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. Allgood and Ms. Harris)

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

  • Wed. and Thurs., Sept 5 and 6: 9:15 - 10:45

  • Fri., Sept. 7: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Wed., Sept. 12 (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00

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

  • Wed. and Thurs., Sept 5 and 6: 11:15 - 12:45

  • Fri., Sept. 7: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Wed., Sept. 12 (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00

K01 Clermont (with Ms. Boyle and Mr. Cline)

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

  • Wed. and Thurs., Sept 5 and 6: 9:15 - 10:45

  • Fri., Sept. 7: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Wed., Sept. 12 (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00

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

  • Wed. and Thurs., Sept 5 and 6: 11:15 - 12:45

  • Fri., Sept. 7: 8:50 – 12:00

  • Wed., Sept. 12 (and rest of year): 8:50 – 3:00


August 9th, 2018

Hello Families-

Hope all are having a lovely and fun summer season.  Attached below you will find the After- School brochure for Fall 2018 at Arts & Letters. There is information for classes, programs and activities for Grades K-8.  Included are many of our longstanding and successful programs but also new offerings, so be sure to read through all.

For LG fee based classes, simply go to our registration/payment site: bookwhen/artsandletters
to register for the Fall session from Sept. 12th - Dec. 21st.

All other classes and programs will have alternative directions specified in listing for registration. Please feel free to contact me (dbabbush@artsandlettersbklyn.org)  with any specific questions or registration support, if needed. 

Looking forward to having your students participate this year in the many, diverse and enriching after school programs offered at Arts & Letters.

Dawn Babbush
A&L After School Programs Coordinator

Afterschool Brochure- Fall 2018


August 6th, 2018

Summer Mailings

Dear A&L families,

The month of June was again a wonderful flurry of activity- so many families visited our art filled hallways- for class shares, Roundtables, the Art Expo, Field Day, final performances, end of year field trips, class picnics and awards ceremonies, and moving up for the 8th graders. We have now ground to a halt and the hallways are bare. It feels very different and quiet . We will have a few summer programs here in July, but most of the classrooms are packed up and are undergoing their deep  summer clean. While we miss the hubbub we will enjoy the calm and have some time to reflect on the year and plan for the next one.

We are  looking forward to welcoming your students back into the building on September 5th. Within this summer edition of the parent blast, you will find:

  1. A letter from your teacher(s)

  2. Supply lists and class lists

  3. A brief overview of the curriculum and expectations for the next grade

  4. Suggestions for summer activities and enrichment

  5. PTA welcome letter

Have a wonderful and safe summer,

Meg Crouch, Pia Micoli and John O’Reilly

PS- Our main office will be closed from July 21st-August 22nd . All inquiries that are not time-sensitive will be responded to when our office staff returns on the 22nd.

Summer Mailings 2018


Transferring into A&L for 2018-19

Interested in transferring into A&L in the fall 2018-19?  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.) 



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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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