​​Check out the Community School District Two Website!

Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 3.29.50 PM.pngLetter from Superintendent Bonnie Laboy


Dear District 2 Community,

We hope that you enjoyed an invigorating and delightful summer.   We look forward to welcoming back our 25,000+ students across our 49 schools and six Pre-k centers on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said, “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”  The vision for our School District is to cultivate socially responsible students who thrive in joyous, supportive and rigorous learning environments that reflect and embrace the rich diversity of our wonderful District.  It is our goal to empower each student to realize their full potential in order to meet the challenges of our emerging world.  We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our school leaders and staff in making our vision a reality for our students.

Each September we invite parents to renew their partnership with our teachers. We recognize the power of partnering with parents. This partnership is the most effective way to foster communication and collaboration for the educational benefit of our students.

We look forward to a productive, successful 2017-18 school year!

​Superintendent Laboy


Dear District 2 Families,

We believe that a strong home/school connection is vital to the success of our students.  The power of partnering with parents to promote a child’s academic achievement and healthy social-emotional development is crucial to our collective success.  We value the strong contributions our parents make in our schools and in our District.
We thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy our website and all the information it provides .  If you need additional information, please reach out to your school’s Parent Coordinator.

In partnership,
The District 2 Team

Reminder Storybook Character Day – Friday, October 27th – Parade Schedule timeline below….

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Storybook Character Day Parade Timeline

October 27th 2017

  • 8:55 – 9:05 – Kindergarten
  • 9:05 – 9:15 -1st Grade
  • 9:15 – 9:25 – 2nd Grade
  • 9:25 – 9:35 – 3rd Grade
  • 9:35 – 9:45 – 4th Grade
  • 9:45- 9:55 – 5th Grade

Note: PS77 Recess Lower Grades starts at 10:05


Dear Lower Lab Families,

On Friday, October 27th, we will commence with our Tenth Annual Storybook Character Day. Weather permitting, we enjoy a parade as part of our celebration. We will visit all the classrooms celebrate literacy and words. Students are invited to dress as their favorite character from a book and students must also bring the book to school to present to their classmates.  Students can also dress as a much-admired vocabulary word. For example, if your son or daughter would like to dress as the word parallel, you could take two longer rectangular pieces of construction paper. Punch holes at the top. Loop together and hang around your neck. Write the word “parallel” on each strip. Extending on our celebration in this way allows us to learn new words and open up the experience for additional students to participate.

Storybook character day is about the celebration of literacy and the love of words during the school day. Treats, pumpkins and other celebratory items are reserved for the PTA sponsored Halloween Party.        

Change in Clinton Admissions Process!

Dear Fifth Grade Families,

After a comprehensive review, the Clinton School has changed its admissions process. The school will no longer administer a school-based assessment to prospective students. In addition, it will rank more than first choice applicants.  These changes will take effect immediately for prospective 5th and 8th graders. 

The updated information on the Clinton School’s process and rubric can be found on its website at theclintonschool.net.


Joshua Goldstein

Reminder Mary Boncher Talk Tonight 6:30



Dealing with Electronics in Your Children’s Lives

 Workshop will address:

How overuse of electronics impacts  brain, social, emotional, and physical development.  Electronics are here to stay

Figuring out reasonable limits 

Thursday October 12th at 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Hosted by Denice Balducci

 Those who have RSVP’d with Gina we are excited to see you tonight from 6:30-7:30 PM

We are no longer meeting in the outside location. (Same address but please let the doorman know you are here for the Mary Boncher Talk and the doorman will direct you to the correct room)!



CECD2 Diversity Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 25

6:00PM – 8:00PM

The Clinton School, 10 East 15th Street, First floor library

On the agenda:

  • Review of the CECD2 Diversity Committee’s work from last year
  • Workshop on Admissions Methods & Equity

Save The Date: Chancellor’s Town Hall
Wednesday, November 1 (new date!)

6:30PM – 7:30PM 

The Clinton School, 10 E. 15th Street 

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity for the community to interact directly with Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Issues and concerns for District 2 will be addressed.

Volunteers for Recess and Lunch

Volunteers for lunch and recess are still needed!  This is a fantastic time to connect with the school, TA’s, children and staff!
We also kindly request that all volunteers help out with the salad bar at lunch.
Thank you for your help!

The Lower Lab School is rocking the FUN RUN


Ronald Mcdonald Fun Run!!!

*Friday,October 20th – 12 noon–Early Bird Registration ends. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this discount.After the 20th, the registration fee will go back up to $30 .

*Wednesday, November 1st  – 12 noon—For all Partner Schools,if your runners register by this date,they will receive their T’s & running #’s at your school during the week prior to the Run. After this date,they will have to pick up everything the day of the Run at least one hour before their scheduled race time.