P.S. 329

P.S. 329

Coney Island

Just blocks from the Coney Island Boardwalk, P.S. 329 is a cheerful school where students begin each day by reciting a pledge of excellence—a reminder that their journey toward excellence is never ending. Principal Salema Marbury is committed to providing students with experiences to help them recognize their unique talents. On any given day at P.S. 329, you can get the latest school news from a student-led broadcast, hear innovative ideas from an entrepreneurship program, or watch our nation’s future leaders participate in student government. Change for Kids is thrilled to partner with P.S. 329 to offer new experiences so students can further discover their talents and encourage them, as Principal Marbury does every day, to “never surrender their dreams.”

For more information, contact Executive Director Katrina Huffman at khuffman@changeforkids.org.

Quick Facts 

Principal: Salema Marbury

Lead Sponsor: Open

Student Population: 447

73% of children in the surrounding community are born into poverty

Current Programs

Programs and Experiences

Chess: Students learn the basics of this powerful game

Early Childhood Music: Music and vocal instruction provided by Third Street Music School Settlement for the second grade

Parent Workshops: Held throughout the year to support parent engagement and education

Urban Golf: Golf lessons for students that integrate physical, social, cultural and academic concepts

Leadership Support

School Manager: CFK staff member working on the ground at the school to develop and maintain relationships with the leadership team, parents, community members, program partners, and volunteers

Principal Network: Opportunities for collaboration and learning with other CFK partner school principals

Volunteer Support

Career Day: Introduces students to new educational and professional experiences so they can chart a path to their futures

Family Fun Nights: Organized around a theme, these evenings bring parents and children together to learn and have fun

School Beautification Day: Transforming the halls and classrooms by painting bright and engaging murals, organizing and cleaning teaching resources, and making the school an even more engaging place to learn

Collection Drives

School Supplies and Book Donations throughout the year

Food, Coat and Toy Donations in November and December