School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m. daily.

Free breakfast and lunch are available every day to all students.

Photo of Principal Sal Paingankar.

School Administration

Mr. Salil Paingankar,   Principal

Ms. Joni Southard, Assistant Principal

Parent Cordinator

Ms. Antoinette LaBella

Together for Children

The Mill Basin Huskie Mascot

Home of the Huskies!

Visiting Our School

Google Map of P.S. 236 neighborhood

Google Map Directions to P.S. 236 (opens in a new window)

Our beautiful school yard is complete!

Information from The NYC DOE (opens in a new window)

Updates from Mrs. LaBella, Parent Coordinator

Middle School application closes on December 8th

Many of you have your application in the Progress or Create Stage.

You MUST complete the application by the due date!

Please take a moment to fill it out in myschools and submit it by the due date.

If you already submitted your application and want to edit it, you can edit it until the due date.

Remember:  If you only put one choice and your child does not get matched to that choice, the DOE will place your child in any school that has a seat.

You will NOT automatically get a seat in your zoned school.   

PEBT Card replenishment/Important information

P-EBT cards from 2020 have been replenished again.

If you still have your card, check it out.  

To get your P-EBT card number you can call the P-EBT center at 844 673-7328 Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.  

Remember you had to have a child registered in Kindergarten and up during the 2020 school year. 


Health Guidance and Resources for Families — Tips for Staying Healthy (opens in a new window)

P.S. 236 has a FREE after-school program housed in the school

The Community Based Organization (CBO) that runs the program is Millennium Development.

The Director of the program is Ms. Stacey Dunn, PS236 Compass Director

The program hours are:

2:20pm - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

Proper footwear for recess

All students go outside during the school day either for recess or gym.

It is important to make sure your child has proper footwear on everyday.

Please do not send your child in flipflops, sandals without back straps, crocs without back straps,

shoes with heels or boots.   The best footwear is rubber bottom shoes or sneakers.

We want all students to enjoy their time outside safely.

NYC My Student Account

This is the way for you to stay connected to your student’s education and more in the new NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal. 

One sign-in will allow you to:

P.S. 236 Cellphone Policy (Updated November, 2023)

I understand that many of you have given your child a cellphone or a Smart Watch, especially in grades 4 and 5. I understand that many children go to afterschool programs, take public transportation, or walk home and need to have one for safety and communication. 

After consulting with the School Leadership Team, we have come up with the following cellphone/smart watch policy: 

• Students may wear a Smart watch but may not use it to take pictures or call, text or communicate with anyone including parents during the school day. If your child needs to call you they will go to the main office and we will make the call. 

• Students that have a cellphone must keep their phone in their backpacks for the whole day. They may not bring the cellphone to lunch, walk around hallways or the bathrooms. 

• Students are not allowed to take pictures, videos, post on social media sites, make calls, play games and text during the school day. 

• Students are not allowed to pick up the phone during the school day, even from a parent. If you need to tell your child something please call the school or Parent Square the teacher. 

If a student violates the cellphone policy we will follow are consequences according the NYCDOE Discipline code and implement the following depending on the violation. 

• The teacher will take the phone away and return to the student at the end of the day. The teacher will also notify the parent/guardian. • The teacher will take the phone away and a parent/guardian must pick up the phone. 

• The student will have to give their phone to the main office everyday and pick it up at the end of the day. • The student will be banned from bringing in their device for a period of time depending of the violation. 

Please monitor your child’s phone. Check their browsing history and monitor group chats. Please note that we take all threats/bullying on a device very seriously and will call the police. Together we can ensure the safety of your child. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please contact Ms. LaBella. 


Mr. Paingankar 

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Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the  Web Content Accessibility Guidlines 2.0

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