Note from the Principal's Desk

Updated: Mar 13

Welcome from Natalie Perez-Hernandez, Principal of PS 376

I am thrilled to be welcoming your children back to school! We have eagerly anticipated the full reopening of our school building.

Dear PS 376 Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am thrilled to welcome your child back to school! We have eagerly anticipated the full reopening of our school building. Our continued commitment to fostering resilience, perseverance, grit, empathy, and the ability to communicate effectively in diverse learning partnerships will undoubtedly help our students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our teachers will continue to embed critical thinking and collaboration across all content areas. We will also continue working diligently to meet the diverse needs of our students through small group instruction across all grade levels, school-wide implementation of Thinking Maps, and emphasize meaningful, timely feedback to help students work towards academic mastery. Students in all grades will continue to participate in Project Based Learning with a special emphasis on service learning and giving back to our beautiful Bushwick, Brooklyn community.

Our deliberate work to instill tools for self-regulation and emotional wellness will carry on through lessons by our teachers, guidance counselor, and elementary learning specialists. Practices such as the Bucket Filler Program, mood meters, naming emotions, communicating needs, self advocacy, and breathing exercises help our students have ownership over their own responses to their emotions.


One of the greatest characteristics of the PS 376 learning community is the genuine care and compassion shared between staff, students, and parents. I look forward to an amazing year!