Welcome to P.S. 53
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Parents and students do not need to log on with special passwords in order to access important information that has been posted to this website. Our website is constantly updated in order to provide parents, students and the general public with timely and important information.
PS 53 Mission Statement
P.S. 53, The Barbara Esselborn School, a community of all stakeholders, children and adults, are committed to working together to engage students in rich and rigorous learning experiences, in an equitable environment that is safe, caring and nurturing.
P.S. 53 Vision Statement
P.S. 53, The Barbara Esselborn School envisions that each child will actively and responsibly seek to achieve their academic, emotional and physical potential, with the support and guidance of all staff members. All students will be empowered to take ownership of their own learning, monitor their progress, and identify their next steps. We will continue to utilize all community resources and engage in community partnerships to ensure the cognitive, creative, and social-emotional growth of every student.
At P.S. 53, we will continue to seek new and innovative instructional approaches that are appropriate to students’ diverse learning styles. As a school community of equity and excellence, we will strive to prepare each child to be a lifelong learner and a contributing member of an ever-changing society.
Statement on Accessibility- We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Vincent Lyman at the following email - VLyman@schools.nyc.gov or call Angela Navarino at 718-987-8020 to request assistance.
LAST DAY of SCHOOL- early dismissalPS53 (31R053) The Barbara Esselborn School
1/2 day for Pre-K ONLYPS53 (31R053) The Barbara Esselborn School
First day of school for all students!!PS53 (31R053) The Barbara Esselborn School
Back to School NightPS53 (31R053) The Barbara Esselborn School
School Closed- Rosh HashanahPS53 (31R053) The Barbara Esselborn School
PS 53- A Lighthouse School
Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader. This evidence based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more at https://www.theleaderinme.org/
In order to help keep you informed of closures and last second cancellations, I would love for you to sign up to my Remind account. Remind is a text messaging service that will allow me to remind you about half days, closures, cancellations and other activities at PS 53. All you have to do is text my class code, @ps53family to this number 81010. You can also download the free remind app. After you create a username and password for the app you can simply join my school list by clicking the join class button and entering my class code - @ps53family. This is for informational purposes only; you will not be able to reply to my text message. If you have any problems signing up please let me know and I will do my best to assist you.