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Stay Informed

There are a number of ways that our PS 58 families stay up to date on the goings on at our busy school.

E-blast messages from Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer  

Joan sends an email blast to parents and guardians about 3 times a week. If you are not getting her e-blasts, send a request to  Make sure you include your name, and your child's name and grade.  E-blasts include information related to school events and issues.


Konstella (external link) is a communications platform hosted by the PTA that connects parents to teachers, to each other, and to the many communities within our school.  You can use Konstella on a computer, tablet or phone.  You'll find events, sign ups, announcements and more.  New parents will get an invitation to join at the start of the school year. Join your "classroom" to connect with the teacher and other parents. Ask you class parent for more information, or contact the PTA Vice President of Technology at

Visit our Konstella for Parents tips page to Sign-up and get tips on how to use the tool!

Parent Teacher Association Monthly Meetings

As a parent or guardian of a child at PS 58, you are automatically a member of our PTA.  Attend monthly meetings to stay informed about school news.  The Principal, Assistant Principal, and the PTA Officers and Chairs give updates.  Meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of each month, alternating mornings at 8AM with evenings at 7PM.  Childcare is always available for PTA meetings.  Check the web calendar for details.

Web Calendar, Konstella Calendar, and Monthly Backpack Calendar

Visit the web calendar or Konstella for up-to-date information about events and programs.  You can search through the months for future events and you can download information to your phone.  Check your child's backpack for the monthly school backpack calendar, which will include scheduled trips. For security reasons school trips are not listed on the web.

Class Parents

Class parents work closely with their child's classroom teacher to help coordinate volunteers and refreshment sign-ups for class and school events.  They use Konstella to create a classroom directory, and send timely messages to parents.  The PTA calls for volunteers to be class parents in the fall of each school year.

NYC Schools Account

Parents and guardians can visit their NYC Schools Account to check grades, attendance and more for all their children attending NYC public schools.  Contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer for your activation code.

Teacher and Class Blogs

Some classroom teachers and many specialty teachers (art, music, science, etc.) have developed informative blogs.

PS 58 Google Group

This e-group is moderated by parents and is open to every school community member, past or present.  Subscribe to receive a daily digest or email messages from other group members.  You may post and receive information about our PTA after school program, neighborhood events, baby sitters, camps, lost pets, and even some grass-roots organizing to benefit the school or neighborhood.  No junk mail, chain letters, gossip or complaints, please, and please be sensitive to all members of the group.

To subscribe, send an email to and  INCLUDE YOUR NAME, CHILD'S NAME AND CLASS, so that the manager will know who you are.  Sign each new post with the same.

Facebook and Twitter

"Like" our facebook page, PS58, or follow us on @PS58bklyn.

SchoolMessenger Emergency Alert System

In the case of an emergency, PS 58 will use a "robo-call" system to reach families quickly.  The system is programmed to call the telephone number you listed as primary on your child's blue emergency contact card.  If you would like to add additional numbers or receive a text message in addition to a call, please contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer by email to

NYC Department of Education and NYC Government Information and Alerts

This Department of Education website offers comprehensive information about school leadership, accountability, initiatives, opportunities, calendars, and more.

Sign up for newsletters, latest news and updates directly from the DoE, including announcements of dates for Pre-K and Kindergarten application periods.


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