P255Q @ PEC celebrated Autism Awareness Month by making posters and spreading awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders to our friends in General Education!
A few of our P255@PEC student dancers had a wonderful opportunity to perform a dance with their general education peers in an Evening of Dance and Drama. This partnership with Queens School of Inquiry was funded by the Office of Arts and Special Projects as part of a Community Engagement Grant. We love our partnership with The Theater and Dance Department at QSI. The students will perform again for our May Spring Show!
On Tuesday, November 6, paraprofessional staff from each site gathered at PS 154 for a half-day of training. The day began with a Back to Basics PowerPoint by Coach Vernice Borleo and 397 Coordinator Katie McLaughlin. Speech Teachers, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists from each site created presentations to refresh the staff on best practices from their respective disciplines as well. Throughout the AM sessions, the paraprofessionals were engaged, entertained, and rewarded for their participation!
Click the link above to read the Queens Examiner article about the new playground at P255Q @ PEC!
There is lots of learning going on in the School Garden! Each time we go out, the students are making observations about what they see, hear, or do. They worked on leaf identification and did leaf rubbings. They performed the “Squeeze Test” which helps us know if the soil needs watering. Our plants were harvested, sorted and sold. I have also initiated a photography program. Many of the pictures above were taken by our students. I learned that they have a keen eye. In the future, these will be framed and sold. All proceeds go directly back into the school garden program. Thank you for your support!
On September 20th some of our families visited our intermediate school at the Parsons Educational Center (PEC) to celebrate with their children our yearly event “Dad Take your Child to School Day” . It was a great moment to celebrate fathers’ involvement at school!. They visited their children during an APE session and learned about the physical education routines that the children are practicing at school. At the end, they shared a snack with their children.