PS/MS 129 John H. Finley
425 W 130th St. NY,NY

Odelphia Pierre


John H. Finley  

Excellence without Excuses

In 1st grade learners begin to learn about how technology and digital tools for writing can increase learning and communication. Please see the Lifelong Practices for Writers for examples of important lifelong writing habits that should begin in the early years and continue through life.

Above: John H Finley participating in the ribbon cutting with city councilman, Bill Perkins and the City Gardens Club of NYC at Morningside Pond to celebrate the 100th Centennial of the establishment of the club. These students read a poem to the entire audience!

Congrats to the 10 published poets in Ms. Nealy's class!

Josiah   Baylee    Julieta     Shadid       Jolie

Swe-Jolie     Travis     Alejandro     Sheyla      Joe

New for 2018-2019

We added Computer Science for all! 

We added a BOKS program for grades 1-3! and will continue to have CHAMPS for middle school!

We will are expanding Global Scholars  beyond grade 5!

Updated Next Generation Learning Standards:

We will participate in many of the same exciting activities we always have like:

Science Project:

Students from Ms. Nealy's Class were among the 150 students invited to the 46th annual poetry festival.  

For Harlem One Stop's full report click here: 

Over 150 students from as many as 50 schools are expected to recite their poems at this year’s festival. The festival is “something the children always look forward to,” said Norma Dunkley, a former teacher at P.S. 368 in Brooklyn, who had been attending the festival for over 10 years.  “It’s a blessing, something that is real to them, and it’s an entire year of poetry for the children, leading up to this celebration.  The teachers and the administrators love it, too.”

"The City College Poetry Festival is the democratic voice of poetry in New York City public schools,” said Pamela Laskin, a lecturer in the City College English department and director of the CCNY Poetry Outreach Center, which produces the festival. “Its assumption is there are many poets, and they all have terrific stories to tell. This would make Walt Whitman proud."

3/25/18 Exciting Update: 

PS 129 would like to congratulate, Alexa Gruschow, who visited our school in November, for earning the NWHL MVP and helping the Rivs win their first Isobel Cup! See her amazing Game winning goal here!

Alexa is a professional women's ice hockey player for the Metropolitan Riveters.  See more about Alexa Gruschow on her Twitter page.

For More click here  

Bright Smiles, Bright Futures event: 

Brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day!

Students get up close and personal with Metropolitan Riveters

This is what 120 Metropolitan Riveters' tickets look like!

John H Finley would like to thank founder and commissioner Dani Rylan for her generosity. The entire school will be headed to the Prudential Center October 28th for a 1:30 PM games versus the Boston Pride!  

Harrison Browne takes time out to give back. 

Students reached out for autographs and questions as Harrison meandered the school auditorium to try to give attention to as many students as possible. 

Jenny Ryan takes a selfie with Ps 129 Students

Jenny answered students' questions, and of course, even took a selfie!

Riveter Event Photo Gallery
from PS 129 to the Prudential Center

Red Ribbon Week School Wide Pledge:

Upper Elementary Currently participates in the ESSL Basketball League. This year we added Soccer! What sport will we add next?!

Above: In science unit, Variables, students build planes!

2015-2017 photo Gallery