A message from your guidance counselor.

Ms. Malcolm,

Guidance Counselor

Dear Parents/Guardians:


Greetings and welcome to P.S. 201.  We are committed to a strong educational program that promotes academic and personal growth for all of our students.  Each student will become productive, responsible, confident individuals with strong academic foundation and the ability to make intelligent choices.  Our goal is to cultivate a sense of pride in all of our students, our school and community.  Every staff member, parent, and other members of the community share this philosophy.  We have implemented a variety of programs and frameworks that will help your child be the best they can be while attending our school.



Ms. Malcolm

Guidance Counselor



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Guidance  Programs

Kids At Hope

Kids at Hope is not another program; it is first and foremost a belief system, supported by a cultural strategy and then enhanced by programs. Kids at Hope’s vision is that every child is afforded the belief, guidance and encouragement that creates a sense of hope and optimism, supported by a course of action needed to experience success at life’s four major destinations: Home & Family; Education & Career; Community & Service; and Hobbies & Recreation. Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, ​NO EXCEPTIONS​!

Sanford Harmony

Imagine a classroom where students are empowered to connect, communicate, collaborate, embrace diversity, and resolve conflict. Welcome to Sanford Harmony—a social-emotional program that builds strong classroom relationships and supportive learning communities.

The goal of Harmony is to integrate the evidenced-based strategies of Meet Up and Buddy Up and grade level lessons and activities into classroom schedules — and promote the development of today’s students into respectful, compassionate, and caring adults for the future.

Heart 2 Heart

Heart 2 Heart is voluntary and open to all interested female students in grades 4 and 5.  It is a program that helps girls build confidence at a critical time when self-esteem is vulnerable.  This program will also help with their critical thinking skills and empower girls to form a tight-knit group where they can develop authentic and genuine relationships.  It will help provide a safety net where girls can honestly share their feelings, challenge one-another in a proactive manner, and build their inner strength to use their voice to regain confidence.  The primary goals of Heart 2 Heart are:

*​To bring a group of girls with diverse backgrounds and forge relationships that would not have normally develop on their own


*To have them interact with one another in a safe and nurturing environment         ​


*Help them express themselves in fun & creative space that is equitable   


*Allow them to be a part of something greater than themselves and network with other students   Our group meets once a week for 45 minutes from 7:15 am to 8:00 am once a week on Fridays.

Penguin Patrol

Our Penguin Patrol is voluntary and open to all interested students.  It is a AAA School Safety Patrol sponsored program.  Duties will require a short amount of time each day. Members are selected for their leadership, courtesy, dependability, interest in their job, physical fitness, attitude toward others and scholastic standing.   The primary aims of the Patrol are:   


*To help children become safe pedestrians

*​To foster qualities of leadership and good citizenship in Patrol members.  


AAA School Safety Patrol membership is an honored position.  Millions of boys and girls have served since the program started in 1920.  AAA is now celebrating our 97​th​ year!  Since then, the safety record among children ages 5 to 14 has improved significantly.  Patrols have played an important role in this achievement.   The School Safety Patrol follows an award/demerit system to ensure students maintain the high standards of the program.  Students receiving several demerits for failing schoolwork, classroom discipline, being late for duty assignments, etc. may be temporarily suspended from the Patrol.  It is our hope that the student will develop a sense of responsibility that will strengthen character and provide an opportunity to help fellow students develop a better understanding of pedestrian traffic hazards.  Our patrollers are required to report promptly every day at 7:50 am ready to patrol and safety get our students to their respective destinations.

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