Mr. Paul Martuccio, Principal

Ms. Stephanie Fremer, Assistant Principal

Ms. Danielle Nola, Assistant Principal

Ms. Valerie Panzella, Assistant Principal

Vision Statement

          "P.S. 13 is a collaborative learning community wherein the parents, students, and staff members have a voice and responsibility in the continuous shaping of and adherence to high expectations, processes, and systems that ultimately result in the social and academic growth of every student."

  • Valentine's Day Dance

    PS013 (31R013) M. L. Lindemeyer
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    PS013 (31R013) M. L. Lindemeyer
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Friday, January 31, 2020

8:45 am

K-133, 2-205, 4-302

8:45 am

K-130, 2-207, 4-305

8:45 am

1-219, 3-206, 5-323, 5-226

10:00 am

1-211, 3-306, 5-320

10:00 am

1-213, 3-213, 5-321

10:00 am

1-221, 3-311, 5-322

11:30 am

K-135, 2-204, 2/3-208


1:15 pm

K-128, 2-202, 4-301, 3/4-220

1:15 pm

K-137, K/1-113, 2-201, 4-304

1:15 pm

1-215, 3-308, 5-315


January Focus: Independence

Promoting Independence in Children

A key task of parenting is raising independent, self-motivated children who are able to appropriately use the support of parents and friends as they grow. You can help your child develop a healthy sense of independence. Independence is an important aspect of your child’s development. From the age of two, children strive for more independence. From this age, you should encourage your child to make simple choices about their lives.

The degree of independence you can expect from your child must be appropriate for their age and abilities will differ with each situation. Children may be more independent in some situations than others.

It can be a common pitfall for busy parents to do things for children that children are capable of doing themselves. Although it may take more time at first for parents to support children to do age-appropriate tasks for themselves, your child's self-confidence and independence will grow as a result.

Ways to encourage appropriate independence:

  • Allow your child to make simple choices from a range of options you are prepared to accept. For example, allow your children to have a say in which clothes they will be wearing each day, even if this is limited to basic color selection. Let children make mistakes and support them to learn from them.
  • Let children participate in household chores, such as vacuuming, dusting and making beds.
  • Develop a responsibility chart, so your children can keep track of the household chores they have completed.
  • Let children know you are interested in their thoughts and ideas. Ask their opinions on things that interest them and have to do with them.
  • Respect your child's decisions; whenever possible.
  • Help children understand the impact of their choices.
  • Teach children problem solving skills – encourage them to think about what they could do to fix the problem rather than telling them what to do.
  • Provide positive support for your child in situations that may be challenging.
  • Encourage and praise children’s attempts to do things for themselves no matter what the outcome.
  • Provide age-appropriate toys so that children can learn to play by themselves for short periods of time.
  • Help children take responsibility for packing up their toys.
  • Teach older children to use a watch and incorporate time in some directions you give. For example "You can go next door to play, but I want you to be home by 4:30."
  • Help children to set achievable goals and work toward achieving those goals.

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Several parents requested a break down of the prices of smencils that are available for the children to purchase. We've listed it all below for your convenience!


Smencil Price List

Smencils $1.00      Troll pens $4.00
Gel crayons $1.00  Troll 3pk pencils $4.00
Smickers $1.00 Tsum Tsum scented pens $4.00
Smens $3.00 Backpack buddies $5.00
Fruit keychains $3.00  Assorted character keychains $5.00
Mechanical pencils $3.00 Plush scented pencil cases $6.00
Scented erasers $3.00 Rubber scented pencil cases $8.00


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