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Leaves From the Principals Note Book
Vnder the guidance of Mr. Rainey
over a period of twenty-three years,
P. S. No. 9 has become an outstanding
school not only in athletics, but also
in scholarship. The new principal will
strive to keep up this reputation. VVith
the able assistance of Mrs. Carole and
Miss Hoffman, and with the loyal sup-
port of the teachers, he feels confident
ot' the continued success of the school.
Thanks are due to Mr. Janowitz
who so willingly undertook the task
left by Mr. Onken on his promotion
to the Brooklyn Boys' Continuation
School. Mr. Janowitz has taken charge
ot' the athletic training of our boys,
and has devoted afternoons, Satur-
days and holidays to preparing them
for baseball and the various athletic
meets. Under his direction, Public
School 9 has again won the District
Championship in swimming, and also
the City Championship. The office table
is again graced with the Swimming Cup
won by our Championship Team.
The cover design was drawn by Mrs.
lrene YVilliams of the Art Department
of James Madison High School. Mrs.
NVilliams is the mother of M'alter E.
NYilliams of Class QB3. VVe wish to
thank her for her interest in the school.
Our Parents' Association is function-
ing well under the guidance ot' Mrs.
Otto M. Stern. The May meeting was
particularly interesting and profitable
for those who attended. Representa-
tives from tive of the neighboring high
schools outlined what each of the
schools offers to prospective students.
Among the speakers were Mrs. Evelyn
NV. Allan, principal of Girls' Commer-
cial High School, and Mr. Albert L.
Colston, principal of Brooklyn Tech-
nical High School. The principal
wishes to thank the Kindergarten
mothers for their co-operation with
the school. Miss Lonergan and Miss
llubbell have found them of invalu-
Our children again have an oppor-
tunity to learn to play the violin. An
afternoon class for beginners has been
tor-med under the direction of Mr. Max
Weinstein, who has been assigned to
the school by the Director of Music
of the Board of Education. A second
group, of experienced players, has
been organized and will play at the
Graduation Exercises. It is intended
that this group form a nucleus for a
school orchestra. Two groups of chil-
dren, one of beginners and the other
of advanced players, are being in-
structed in piano playing by Mrs.
Olga Kolanos, who has been assigned
to the school.
The success of the Monitor this June
is due to Miss Mahlman, who is the
business manager, and to Miss Purdy,
the literary editor. Through the ex-
cellent co-operation of both teachers
and pupils, it has been possible to pub-
lish this magazine.
Although more may be heard re-
garding our record in athletics, we
are not behind in scholarship. This
term, Superintendent O,Sl162l examin-
ed the pupils of the city schools in
reading and spelling. Vile are happy
to say that Public School 9 made the
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Welcome, Dr. Korey
'tDr. Korey is coming. He is due
tomorrowf' The word spread like
wildfire through the school. The
teachers paused in their work and
wondered. "NVhat is he like? Is he
young or old? Is he nice? What will
he think of us? How will we get on
with him?" These and many other
queries were uppermost in the minds
The following day P. S. No. 9 was
alert, ready to receive its new princi-
pal. Accompanied by Mr. Van Dam,
our Superintendent, Dr. Korey visited
each class room. From the very outset,
we were drawn to him. His kindly
manner and fine administrative ability
have so permeated the atmosphere
that we teachers feel called upon to
congratulate the school and to pledge
anew our loyalty and support. IVe
also wish to take this opportunity to
extend to Dr. A. J. Korey, our new
Principal, a sincere and hearty wel-
Public School, No. 9,
Vanderbilt Ave. and Sterling Pl.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
June 20, 1930
Dear Dr. Korey,
NVe have been awaiting this issue of
The Monitor to say "Hello" to you.
It is our sincere hope that you are as
glad to be here with us as we are to
have you. The children of "45" have
lost a good friend but their loss has
been our gain.
Loyalty to dear old Number Nine
has always been our motto. We in-
tend to continue being loyal pupils of
Number Nine and hope that in a short
time you will have reason to be very
proud of us.
Your Boys and Girls.
The following is an excerpt from a letter
sent to Supt. Van Dam by the teachers of
P. S. No. 9:
"The faculty of P. S. No. 9 takes
this opportunity to voice its apprecia-
tion of the able and successful man-
agement of the school by Mrs. Carole
during Mr. Rainey's illness and his
absence on sabbatical leave. Her
ready helpfulness and sympathy in
our many tribulations have merited our
heartfelt gratitude. 'We tender this
testimonial as our appreciation of a
heavy burden that has been nobly
Brooklyn, March 21, l930
To the Teachers of P. S. 9, Brooklyn
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I acknowledge with very great plea-
sure the receipt of your letter of ap-
preciation of the able and successful
management of the school by Mrs.
Carole during the sabbatical leave
granted Mr. NVilliam M. Rainey, late
Principal of P. S. 9-II1 and since his
I have already conveyed to Mrs.
Carole personally my appreciation of
Very truly yours,
EMMANUEL F. VAN DAM,
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6 THE MONITOR
highest score in Districts 25 and 27,
the two districts supervised by Super-
intendent Emmanuel F. Van Dam.
In one respect we have room for
improvement. That is in our record
for attendance. Vtle have had a great
many children absent in our lower
grades because of measles and other
children's diseases. This, of course,
could not be helped. It is of absences
due to avoidable causes that we wish
to speak. NVe are concerned not so
much with making a record as we are
with helping our children progress
normally from grade to grade. One
of the most serious causes of retarda-
tion in our schools is poor attendance.
A pupil who is absent misses the day 's
instruction, and comes to school the
following day unprepared for he does
not know what lessons have been as-
signed. He thus loses two days in-
stead of one. We have, of course, as
will be found in all schools, some chil-
dren who prefer to stay away from
school. But, we also have parents
who unwittingly encourage their off-
spring in this tendency. NVe do not
Want children who are sick, to come
to school, but very often an imaginary
ache or pain will disappear if the par-
ent insist that the child attend school.
Prolonging a week-end in the country
to include the following Monday, or
taking children out of school for a
week at a time to accompany the
mother on a visit out of town, does
not give the child the proper attitude
toward school work. It often results
in non-promotion and the dreadful
habit of failure.
The Prospect Hill Parents' Associa-
tion is organized to foster a program
for parental education and to estab-
lish a co-operative spirit between the
home and the school. Vile meet on
the second Tuesday evening of each
month from October through June.
Our meetings are both interesting and
instructive. NVe have had some out-
standing speakers with us during this
All parents are urged to join us in
the fine work we are doing.
April 2, 1930
Dr. A. J. Korey,
Principal, The Prospect Hill,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
My Dear Dr. Korey:
A short while ago we sent you a
list of those pupils whom you had
sent to us from your school. The list
showed the results of their efforts dur-
ing their first term with us, and very
probably proved interesting to you.
Since that time we have made
further statistical studies based upon
the achievements made by the pupils
of the various schools. NVe are pleased
to inform you that your school stands
among the leaders in results achieved,
and that we have appreciated the op-
portunity of carrying forward the
education of these boys.
Vile shall be very glad to welcome
to Boys High School's entering class
in June additional boys of the type
which has made this fine record. Should
you find it convenient to do so, please
call upon us that we may make you
acquainted at first hand with the work
we are doing.
J. ALLISON STEVENSON,
EUGENE A. COLLIGAN,
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