Our school prides itself on our partnerships with our stakeholders. Parent engagement and outreach is consistent and on going by teachers, administrators, the PTA, and our Parent Coordinator. Teachers distribute weekly newsletters to parents highlighting lessons taught during the week, homework, upcoming events, and trips. This communication allows parents to have a window into the classroom and and we hope encourages dinnertime conversations. Administrators have created a school website where we post information including important dates and pictures of students during assemblies or special events. The PTA writes a monthly newsletter and hosts multiple events throughout the year for students and their families. The Parent Coordinator has weekly English classes for parents wanting to learn the English language. We also coordinate weekly "Parent Academies" where teachers present on topics specific to their grade in an effort to help parents support their children.
PS 748's School Leadership Team actively advocates for our school and in the past seven years has been responsible for securing several grants such as digital keyboard lab through VH-1, a Fitness Center through Division of School Facilities, our Zen Garden through LOEWS, and our auditorium upgrade through our Councilman. Our School Leadership Team is comprised of an active parent body and an enthusiastic teaching constituent. Together, this team works in tandem to support school improvement initiatives. Academically, parents are notified monthly of their child's progress through individual goal booklets in K-2 and goal sheets in grades K-5. This allows parents to partner with teachers to support students in meeting their goals. In addition, four times throughout the school year, parents are invited to come to school formally and meet individually with teachers in order to speak about curriculum and their child's progress towards meeting the standards. PS 748 has an integral partnership with the Federation of Italian American Organization (FIAO) which supports our school with a five day a week after school program. The specific program was designed by the school to provide both academic support and enrichment. We have scheduled two days of enrichment and three days of academic support. The enrichment component includes art, music, and drama which culminates in a production in June. Our academic program includes language acquisition for early childhood students and test sophistication in Grades 3, 4, and 5. Many of our working families benefit from a seamless day where students are in a safe, nurturing environment.