PS255 at PEC, Student Recognition

An Evening of Dance & Drama = Success!

P255q Dance Squad in effect!
P255q @ PEC Dancers on stage!

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!

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NYCDOE, PS255 at PS7, Student Recognition, Uncategorized

P255Q @ PS 7 Attends the 3rd Annual District 75 Social Studies Fair

PS7 Class X01 created and presented their project entitled “The City that Never Sleeps” during the 3rd Annual District 75 Social Studies Fair held at the New York Historical Society. The project was led by the collaboration between Ms. Arminda Crisostomo and Ms. Calianne Botsaris with the help of Ms. Tiffany Bejarano and Ms. Frimy Parola. The students were accompanied by Ms. Mary Ellen Barnes and Ms. Yubis Lopez.

In this project, the students learned how NYC evolved over time by comparing and contrasting images of past and present New York City. They also made dioramas to highlight the differences between NYC Then and Now. Students researched information about the buildings and constructed a time line to show the order in which the buildings were built. They also used circuits to light up the Empire State Building. Students used bubble maps, double bubble maps, flow maps and bridge maps to organize the information they had learned about New York City.

 

As students made their way to the other schools’ exhibits around the five boroughs of New York City using their passports, they explored and learned different Social Studies topics. It was truly a fun and engaging day filled with knowledge and hands-on learning!

PS255 at PS154, Student Recognition

Respect For All Week at 154

During the week of February 11th, students and staff at P255 @ 154 celebrated Respect For All Week with daily activities and themed dress up days.  Respect For All is a program that highlights kindness, compassion for others, inclusion of all, respect for diversity, and the prevention of bullying. Check out below to get a glimpse of what our school did each day.  

Monday: “Caught Being Kind” All acts of kindness were recognized and celebrated with student’s earning certificates throughout the day

teacher giving student certificate

Ms. Nicole awards Bennett for holding the door for his classmates.

two students sharing supplies

Sasha and Ethan are “caught being kind” when they share supplies with each other.

student holds up certificate

Anthony proudly shows off his certificate that he earned for being kind to a friend.

Puzzle pieces with kindness messages are put together to make one large puzzle of unity.

Tuesday: “Everyone Fits In Here” Students wrote messages or glued symbols of kindness on puzzle pieces which then formed one large puzzle of unity. This puzzle is displayed in the hallway of our unit.

Wednesday: “Everyone Counts” This was a themed dress up day where students and staff wore clothing with a number.

Students and staff of 154 pose in their numbered clothing for "Everyone Counts" day

Thursday: “Wear Red” Students and teachers wore red to be unified to show respected and compassion for each other.

students and teacher group picture wearing red

Friday: “I am…” Students created a colorful bored displaying distinctive traits and attributes about themselves. This is on display in the hallway.

"I am..." bulletin board display of student characteristics and traits

In addition, 154 participated in National No One Eats Alone day, which is a lunchtime program where students engage with each other or teachers to increase socialization and promote inclusion of all.

Teachers and students eating together using picture boards and social scripts to facilitate conversations during lunchtime.
Ms. Gail and Rocco and Ms. Nahid and Josiah eat together using picture boards and social scripts to facilitate conversations during lunchtime.
2 students engage in conversation at lunchtime during National No One Eats Alone Day.
Yusuf and Joseph share in conversation together during lunchtime.
Student Recognition

Samuel Stern Award Presented to PS255Q Student!

Samuel Stern Award
Principal Richard Marowitz, Lucas, and his teacher, Victoria Barone at the Samuel Stern Awards Ceremony.

On Tuesday, May 21st, fourth grader Lucas Roszkowski, was presented with the Samuel Stern.  Lucas was nominated for this award because of his remarkable progress over the past four years.  Lucas has shown improvement in his behavior and social skills and a true passion for learning.  Last year he moved from a six student class to an 8:1:1 and next year he will be attending an inclusion program.  On behalf of the entire team that worked with Lucas – all of his teachers, paraprofessionals, and therapists, his parents Rob and Fernanda, unit coordinator Josephine Morales, assistant principals Gregg Lopez and Jeanne Zucker, and his principal, Richard Marowitz:

Lucas, we are all so proud of you!

Written by: Victoria Barone, PS255 at PS 151