Principal’s Message

On behalf of myself and the entire staff at PS 200, the Benson School, I would like to welcome you and your children to what we hope will be another fun and enriching school year. PS 200’s excellent teaching staff and support personnel want to ensure that every child succeeds. Our goal is to support and encourage each child in achieving his/her optimum potential by instilling in them an intrinsic sense of worth, curiosity and love of learning. Our aim is to  meet the educational expectations of our students, parents, staff and community.  We believe that these high expectations should include the development of academic rigor, higher order thinking skills, problem solving abilities, self-discipline and civic responsibility.  We expect our students to become life-long learners and productive citizens in a democratic society. Being actively involved in your child's education is essential in developing a strong partnership between home and school. Whether you are working full time or stay at home, make sure you take time everyday to connect and be present with your child. Talk to your child about what they are doing in school, have your child read to you, provide a quiet place to do homework every day, and help your child  stay organized! PS 200’s motto is “Committed to Excellence”. Our excellent PS 200 PTA is essential in supporting our school. Their efforts provide many school activities and support our programs. We are a school where everyone shares in the responsibility for the success of every one of our students. We cannot do it alone. We hope that you will join our PTA, and find some time to volunteer in your child’s classroom or at a school event. Together we can create a joyful learning experience for all of our children. Along with your support, we value your input. If you have a question, comment or concern, you are encouraged to contact your child’s teacher or email your comments to our school website. I too, am always available to assist you in any way that I can. Please know that your call or visit is always welcome. On behalf of our faculty, I am pleased to welcome you to PS 200, the Benson School. I am privileged to share in your child’s educational experiences and look forward to a strong year of teamwork, community building, inclusion, and a commitment to do our best and be our best for PS 200’s amazing student population.

Very truly yours,

Javier Muñiz, Principal