John H. Finley  
PS/MS 129M 

Excellence without Excuses

John H Finley Post
School news created by students!

Volume 1 Issue 1 

Special thanks to all the students that contributed and worked endlessly on their writing to complete the December issue of the JHF Post.  Also, big applause and thanks to Ms. Fagan - she worked tirelessly to make this newsletter happen! 

Logo Design contest!


Who: PS 129 students

What: Create a panther for our school's website and newsletter.

How: Design your best panther logo

Where: Bring your finished logo to Mr. Wyn room 128

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Learn: WikiHow

An Interview with Mrs. Pierre by Malia:

Strive everywhere you go. If better is possible, good is not enough.

- Odelphia Pierre

Malia: When is your birthday?

Mrs. Pierre: “September 3rd."

Malia: What is your teaching profession now?

Mrs. Pierre:  "Principal."

Malia: What schools/colleges did you go to?

Mrs. Pierre: "Long Island University for my bachelor’s degree. Brooklyn College for a master’s degree. Went back to Long Island University for an administrative license."

Malia: What got you into the teaching profession? Why are you the principal?

Mrs. Pierre: "I love working with kids. I couldn't see myself doing another job. Also because I love people, patience, motivation and having the desire to learn."

Malia: What was one of your first jobs?

Mrs. Pierre "Teaching in a daycare center as well as part time in a library. I always did everything around people." 

Malia: What are some of your hobbies?

Mrs. Pierre: "Traveling (love to go on cruises), bowling, watching sports such as: football, basketball, and baseball. I also love any board game or puzzles."


Malia: What is a fun fact about you?

Mrs. Pierre: "I make people laugh and sometimes say crazy things. You would never be bored around me because I make crazy jokes."

Malia: When did you start working as the principal?

Mrs. Pierre: "1999 as a principal, 18 years ago."

Malia: Do you love your job at P.S/M.S 129?

Mrs. Pierre: "I love what I am doing and I love every moment of it."

Malia: What is/are your favorite color(s)?

Mrs. Pierre: "Pink and green"

Malia: Is there anything else you will like to include?

Mrs. Pierre: "This made me reflect. I was so scared when I first worked here. What prepared me was the people, my ability and the resources. I met great children, parents and amazing teachers. They motivate me over the years. Excellence without excuse. We will never have to apologize to be smart. If you are smart, do not let anybody call you a nerd. Never give up your beliefs. Strive everywhere you go. If better is possible, good is not enough. Go from good to great, then you will always be on the right track."