Thank you to the PTA and all the staff and family volunteers who helped to make Family Fun Night such an awesome success! And thank you to the staff at P7 for hosting.
From Mr Larry’s 7c Sundae Stand to Ms. Lauren’s photo frame craft, from the fantastic spread put on by the PTA to some questionable but fun dancing in the gym and even a surprise materialization of a giant snake, everybody had a wonderful time.
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.
P255Q @ PS 7 visits the D75 Social Studies Fair
Mr. Loiussaint greets the students with a friendly handshake!
Class X01 arriving at the fair.
The students are proudly displaying their work!
A friendly encounter with Mr. Ketler Louissaint, the District 75 Superintendent.
Class X01 takes a look at the other projects.
Enjoying some hands-on learning experiences!
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!
We made some touchdowns at P7 this week in honor of Super Bowl 53 on Sunday. Our amazing gym teachers Mr. Chris and Ms. Christina created a giant obstacle course in the gym with different football-related activities. Each class participated in running the course and cheering on a different Super Bowl team. With the help of our awesome PTs and OTs, students pushed, kicked, tossed, and tackled their way to making a touchdown! Of course, our fantastic Speech team was on hand to help us with our refreshments after our wins! Go team!
and welcome to 2019. Winter is here, though we have yet to have had major snow,
the wind has been blowing and temperatures are quite frigid. With the new
season, our school curriculum has shifted onto our new area of focus, Physical
Science. Students will focus on a variety of science concepts. In grades K-2 the ‘5 Senses’, grades 3-5 the ‘phases
of matters’, grades 6-8 ‘property changes’ with a focus on cooking, and grades 9-12
the Unique ‘transition’ grade bands with a focus on vocational life
skills. All of the instructional bands
provide access to common core standards with instructional materials that are
adapted to meet our students at their learning level. Be on the lookout for science experiments and
a New Year, many of us set goals and New Year resolutions. One I have set forth
is to be more mindful in the presence of others. Many NYC school have begun to
undertake the practice of ‘mindfulness’. At 255Q for the last 10 years we have
participated in a program to support our students that prepares them to learn.
Get Ready to Learn (GRTL) is a therapeutic, research based yoga program, which
helps improve attending and self-regulation skills for our students. This
school year, we have 18 classes from our elementary school sites participating
in the program each morning as part of their routine. We have expanded the
program this year to our 128 site in Middle Village. Video modeling through GRTL assists our
students in getting their minds and bodies into an optimal state for learning
to take place. Teachers have reported that student’s exhibit decreased
interfering behaviors and greater ability to focus after completing the routine
each morning in the classroom. The program is supported by facilitators from
our Occupational and Physical Therapy Departments.
to look out for school calendar and keep checking in on the school website
p225q.org for upcoming school events. In December we had a PTA sponsored
‘Winterland Dance’ in which over 150 family members, students and staff
gathered to celebrate the holiday season. It was a huge success. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming
We’ve had a lot of fun at our holiday celebrations at all of our sites. Some of our parents came to make holiday crafts. We had lively sing-alongs. A very special visitor came to all of our sites. Here are some of the highlights.
The Parent Support Group welcomed parents and guardians from across the eight sites to come together and take some well deserved time for themselves during this busy month. Families were able to create a fun festive craft while chatting, getting to know each other and sharing some treats. It was a great morning! Our next daytime Parent Support group will be on January 8th, 2019 and the next evening Sibling Support group will be on January 16th, 2019. All are welcomed!