Principal's Corner

2020-2021 Welcome

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I want to thank all of you for your support and commitment as we concluded the 2019-2020 school year. This past school year was one that will go down in history as we came together as a school community to support each other and make sure ever single one of our students continued to learn and be supported in the academic achievements, and lend a helping hand to our fellow PS 333 community members. 

The new school year 20-21 will be different in many ways. The PS 333 community will need to continue to build the strong bonds between school and families so that we continue to support students learning. At the moment there are still many questions that are being thought through before decisions of how school will exactly start in September 2020 and the scheduling. We want to thank you for your patience, resilience, and versatility during this time. We ask that you continue to follow our schools Instagram account "lad333x". Any information from the NYCDOE will be posted there as well as your families NYCDOE account. Please continue to encourage your child to READ books throughout the school year and reach out to their teacher if they need any help or support. 

As a school community I believe we can “Learn, Achieve, Discover” and prepare our students to be college and career ready in an increasingly competitive 21st century global economy. I look forward to continuing our work together in making PS 333X The Longwood Academy of Discovery one of the best schools in the Bronx.

 Warm Regards,

 Ms Victoria Nájera

Victoria Nájera, Principal

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Ms. Luz Gerena, Parent coordinator at or call 718-860-3313. 

Principal's Book Recommendation

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

“The Dot” is about a young girl named Vashti who does not believe he can draw. One day, her teacher tells her to just make a mark and see where it takes her. She grabbed her marker, made a dot, and signed it. The next day when she saw it hanging in a frame, she told herself she could make a better dot than that! Vashti experimented and painted until she made dozens of dots in all different sizes and colors. At the end, she helps encourage another young girl that she can do anything she puts her mind to.

 Opportunities to explore–

1) Ask your family to make a dot picture of their own. Hang them around the walls to create a “dot” mural/museum! As a family you can look around and see how each family member created their art.

2) Make up a “dot” scavenger hunt! Take your children around the house or outside and have them point out/draw/take pictures of dots they see in their environment.

3) Have your child make pictures with only dots! (dot drawings) They can use whatever materials they want, but must use dots to make up the pictures.