Greetings PS 8 Families,

As the principal of P.S. 8 - The Isaac Varian School, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to a new, exciting year of school. At P.S. 8, we strive for excellence and have high expectations for our students. We are focused on creating a learning environment that is safe, respectful, and engaging and our goal is to develop responsible and dedicated students that are prepared for the demands necessary to be successful in the 21st century. We welcome your feedback, and I hope you visit our site often for the latest news and school events.


Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Summer Countdown: 2 Days Left

Last Day of School- June 26th, 2019

Half Day for Students

Dismissal Time: 11:10 a.m. for K - 2nd Grade

11:20 a.m. for 3rd Grade - 5th Grade

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

Friday June 21st, 2019

Session I: 8:15- 9:30 a.m.

Classes- K-401, K-403, K-404, & K-407

Session II:10:00- 11:00 a.m.

Classes- K-402, K-405 & K-406

Students will be dismissed after ceremony.

5th Grade Graduation

Friday June 14th, 2019

Fordham Prep

441 East Fordham Road

Bronx, NY 10458

Field Day Schedule

  • 1st Grade: June 7th in the Gym
  • 2nd Grade: June 13th
  • 3rd Grade: June 14th
  • 4th Grade: June 18th
  • 5h Grade: June 20th

2nd- 5th Field Day @ Allerton Field

Up Coming Events

June 4th: Eid Al-Fitr- School Closed

June 6th: Chancellor's Conference Day(No classes for students)

June 11th: Clerical Day (No classes for students.)

June 26th: Last Day of School


Summer Reading!!!

Explore ‘A Universe of Stories’ with the myON digital library As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON®, by Renaissance®, are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 12th grade and their families all around the state!

When: May 1 through September 30, 2019

What’s available: • Unlimited, 24/7 access to the Renaissance myON® digital library, which includes more than 6,000 authentic fiction and nonfiction texts covering a broad range of themes and topics .

School Name:New York Reads User Name: read Password: books

The 2019 Library Awards

Best Attendance for the Month of May

Kindergarten: K-407 Ms. McCarthy

First Grade: 1-128 Ms. Saxton

Second Grade: 2-222 Ms. Morales & Ms. Venticinque

Third Grade: 3-201 Mr.Bruno

Fourth Grade: 4-227 Ms. Califano

Fifth Grade: 5-302 Ms. Gotkin

June Character Pillar

Fairness & Justice