Adam Rios @ our Townsend Harris High School site was one of only 12 NYC Samuel Stern Award winners. This award acknowledges a students perseverance and commitment. Many of you already know of his talents. I was mesmerized to see him perform ‘Landslide’ on the guitar. Adam reminded us that his success is shared by many of you, as he did not ‘get there alone’ . He gave a loud shout out to his current teachers Mr. Matt, Ms. Kathy, Mr. Kenny (his manager), and Ms. Jill. Adam also shared his love of music actually began at PEC, as he was supported to play music by Mr. Jon, his OT and Ms. Karen, his music teacher.
On Tuesday, May 21, our P255q @ 128 students were honored for their participation in the Mighty Milers program. We took a lap around the track, ran an obstacle course, and played with a giant parachute! In the end, the students were invited to parade around the track with their school banner! It was a fun day for staff and students!
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!
The X12 P255Q Newsletter is a weekly project by our 8:1:1 class at the PS 154 Site. This week, the students interviewed Mr. Richard Marowitz, our retired Principal. Check it out below!
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!
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
Ms. Nicole awards Bennett for holding the door for his classmates.
Sasha and Ethan are “caught being kind” when they share supplies with each other.
Anthony proudly shows off his certificate that he earned for being kind to a friend.
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.
Thursday: “Wear Red” Students and teachers wore red to be unified to show respected and compassion for each other.
Friday: “I am…” Students created a colorful bored displaying distinctive traits and attributes about themselves. This is on display in the hallway.
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.
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