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              PS 81

              School 81's Mission Statement
              To provide for all students a quality education in a structured, organized learning environment that maximizes teaching time and promotes student achievement and responsibility.
              A School In Good Standing - Pre-K to Grade 8 - 9:00AM to 3:30PM

               Dear Parents/ Guardians,


              We hope you and your family enjoyed your summer.  As we start the 2018-19 school year, there is much to be excited and proud of at School 81.


              • School 81 increased 7 spots in Buffalo Business First Rankings for Middle Schools.This ranking is based on our NYS assessment scores in 2016-17 and the past 4 years.  


              • School 81 Elementary school continues to be a top 10 performer among Buffalo public, charter and private schools in the City of Buffalo according to Buffalo Business First Rankings.  


              • This school year all students in grades 3 to 8 will have access to a laptop/ IPad during the school day.


              • Students in Pre-K to 2 will have IPad learning centers within the classroom.


              • Our 6th grade students are entering their 2nd year in Global Scholars Program. Last year,  students had the opportunity to skype with classrooms in France and South Korea during the school year.  


              • Our technology club finished the outdoor School 81 Library in June. The outdoor library is in our playground area giving all students on our playground an opportunity to read if they choose.  Thank you to Mr. Meyer and our technology club for their continued improvements in our playground area.
              Educational Program Highlights
              Ipads learning centers in Pre-K to 2 
              1 to 1 Ipads for grades 3 to 8
              Global Scholars in Grade 6
              National Junior Honor Society
              Boys & Girls Basketball 
              Track & Cross Country
              Technology Club
              Bike Club
              PBIS School - Roar Tickets
              Girl Scouts
              I-Ready ELA/ Math grades 6 to 8
              STAR Math K to 4
              Myon - Online Library of Books
              Reflex Math grades 2 to 4
              Magic Penny in Kindergarten
              Vocal and Instrumental Music
              School 81 writing initiative
              YMCA partner for after school program
              Student Support Team


              Principal - Mr. Klaich

              Assistant Principal - Grades Pre-K to 4 - Ms. Cobbs

              Assistant Principal - Grades 5 to 8 - Mr. Shepherd

              Phone - 816-4060

              140 Tacoma Ave. 

              Buffalo, N.Y. 14216


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