Donors Choose


Many teachers at P.S. 139 are using to request additional much-needed supplies for their classrooms.

Donors Choose is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and you can give any amount (as little as $1) to the project that most inspires you. When a project reaches its funding goal, they ship the materials to the school.

Below is the Donors Choose page from my child’s 4th grade teacher. Check out for many, many more.

Free English Language Classes for Adults

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Family Curriculum Night – Tuesday, Sept. 16, 5:00pm

We are pleased to invite you to PS 139’s Family/Curriculum Night to be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. This is an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers to learn about grade level expectations, and get an overview of the curriculum. Below is a schedule with three different time slots for the Parent Classroom Orientation, Workshops, and Out-of-Classroom information.

Family Curriculum Night

Ice Cream Social – Saturday, Sept. 20th @ 1:00pm

Join the P.A. this Saturday, September 20th from 1:00-3:00, at our back-to-school Ice Cream Social in Prospect Park! Bring a picnic to the park & then enjoy a free ice cream on us!

Ice Cream Social

Arts Clubs Meeting–Thursday Sept. 18th

Hello, Caregivers,

Ms. Jonynas, Mr. Arosemena, and Ms. Quarantillo welcome parents of Students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade to attend our informational Arts’ Clubs Meeting next Thursday, September 18, from 2:30-3:30 OR 5:30-6:00. At that meeting, you will have the opportunity to hear information about:
–2nd Grade Violin Club*
–3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Bell Choir**
–3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Chorus**
–4th and 5th Grade Guitar Clubs**
–4th Grade Band** and 5th Grade Bands*
–4th and 5th Grade Dance Clubs**

You will also be able to get permission slips for the clubs your child is interested in. The only club offered to students in CAMBA is 4th Grade Band.

*Please note that the only students who will be participating in 2nd Grade Violin and 5th Grade Band are the same students who participated in 1st Grade Violin and 4th Grade Band, respectively. Those programs have a continuous curriculum.

**Any students may sign up for Bell Choir, Chorus, 4th Grade Band, 4th and 5th Grade Guitar, and 4th and 5th Grade Dance Clubs. Please note that with 4th Grade Band, there will be one morning a week where your child will have a 7:30 lesson; there are no exceptions.

Students may participate in multiple clubs, including Sports Club and Chess, which will be announced soon. We all work together to avoid conflicts and support those students who have multiple interests.

A notice about this meeting will be going home with your children soon. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Ms. Jonynas, Mr. A, or Ms. Q at 139. Thank you so much and have a wonderful rest of your week!! Ms. Jonynas

Educational resources for students and families

Brain Pop

Engage NY

NYC Department of Education

PBS Kids

Reading Plus


Welcome Message from Principal McDonald

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you had an enjoyable summer! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back. We are looking forward to a successful school year. Please read the following carefully, as some of the information has been updated since June.
• School hours for the 2014 – 2015 school year are 8:10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for all K-5 students
• Please send school supplies in over a period of several days, and place supplies in bags that your child can carry for easy transport. Also, label each bag with your child’s name and class.

Please Note:
• Students are expected to attend school daily and on time. In the event that your child is ill, a doctor’s note is required upon return from an absence. All absences are permanently recorded with or without documentation.

1. Breakfast is served – 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. daily and is free for all students.
2. All students entering the building before 8:00 a.m. must enter through Exit C, Rugby Road & Cortelyou Road, and immediately go to the cafeteria.
3. Students arriving at 8:00 a.m. will be allowed to enter through the main entrance and go directly to their line-up locations.
4. Attendance is taken at the lineup locations. All students must be at their lineup location by 8:10 to be marked on time. Students not at their lineup location by 8:10 must get a late pass.

Kindergarten Students Only – will have a half day on Thursday, 9/4 and Friday, 9/5. School hours for kindergarten students on 9/4 and 9/5 are 8:30-11:45am. Kindergarten orientation for parents will be held on 9/4 from 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. in your child’s classroom. Please refer to the kindergarten letter that was mailed to your home or see the Welcome Kindergarten Families post for additional information regarding arrival times for the start of the school year.

For line up and dismissal locations click here.


Brooklyn Museums

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Neighborhood resources

Community Board 14

Flatbush Development Corporation


Jim Brennan, New York State Assembly

Mathieu Eugene, New York City Council

Brooklyn Public Library–Cortelyou Road Branch

Prospect Park


P.S. 139 Alexine A. Fenty Elementary School

P.S. 139 is located in the vibrant community of Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. The school is an anchor in the neighborhood where area families and children meet and play in its playgrounds and or visit the abutting Cortelyou branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. PS 139 is noted for its dedicated faculty and staff, its special programs, like band, chess, and art, it active parent volunteers (parent volunteers built and maintain this website!) and its openness to the broader neighborhood.

Our Mission Statement:

P.S. 139 is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment,
a community where all children strive for high standards,
develop a love for learning, and respect for themselves and others.

Our Vision Statement:
P.S. 139 is a unique and vibrant elementary school; it lives and breathes warmth and learning. It exemplifies a true collaborative school community. Our students come from every continent and background, and speak many languages. Parents, staff, administrators, and community members work together so that all our students not only succeed at P.S. 139, but also go on to have wonderful, productive lives.