Join the QSI OWLS/P255 Team at Autism Speaks Walkathon!

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Attention, QSI and PS 255! We are collaborating to honor students with autism by participating in the Autism Speaks Walkathon. That’s right! We are walking for the people on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Anybody can come, family and friends! Spread the word! If you have any questions, speak to Ahra Sung, Mr. Penagos, or members of the Ivy Society.

Location: Citi Field

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date: May 5, 2013

Directions:

By Subway:

Via 7 train

Get off at Mets/Willets Point Station to get to Citi Field

Via E, F, G, R, or V train

Transfer to the 7 train at the 74th street Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights and get off at Mets/Willets Point Station

Via N or W train

Transfer to the 7 train at the Queensboro Plaza and get off at Mets/Willets Point Station

By bus:

From Queens: Citi Field is served by the Q48 bus. Many other bus lines connect with the train, including the Q18, Q23, Q29, Q32, Q39, Q45, Q47, Q53, Q58, Q60, Q67, Q72, Q104, B34, B61.

From Long Island: Connections to the train can be made at Flushing/Main Street via Long Island Bus lines N7, N20, N21.

By Car:

Please see the website for directions and to find more information on our meeting spot.

How to Register:

Go to the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Website.

http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1049125

You can also Google search “Walk Now For Autism Speaks”

After you clink on the link for REGISTER FOR THIS WALK

You must register individually for the event.

Please register under our team name: QSI OWLS/P255…This is important!  Be Part of OUR TEAM!

Save the Date! April 25: 9th ANNUAL FAMILY FUN NIGHT

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9th ANNUAL FAMILY FUN NIGHT

THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2013
6:00-8:00PM
AT PS7 80-55 CORNISH AVE., ELMHURST

Get ready for a fun evening – bring the whole family!

We will have dinner, music and dancing, family banner making, volleyball games, clowns
and many more activities are being planned for everyone. It truly is a
Fun Night! Click here or on the picture above to see the fun that was had last year!

This event is made possible by grant from THE FAMILY NETWORK: WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT FAMILIES & STUDENTS with SPECIAL NEEDS.

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April 17: Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

The Citywide District 75 Council presents: Calendar Meeting Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

Guest Speakers:
WNBA New York Liberty Basketball Team: Keia Clark, Manager of Promotions & Fan Development and Kristina Decarlo, Account Executive
Thomasina Howe, Autism Coach, District 75 Office of Autism
A Representative of Autism Speaks

Public Forum
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Venue: Tweed Courthouse,
52 Chambers Street, 2nd Fl. Conf. Rm., New York, NY
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00PM

Click here for more information: The Citywide District 75 Council Calendar Meeting Flyer April 17. 2013

Gym Night: Friday APRIL 19

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Our Gym Night at P7 (80-55 Cornish Avenue Elmhurst) will be on Friday April 19 from 6PM to 8PM. Come by for some free play and organized activities! Don’t forget your sneakers!

This is a great opportunity for your families to play together in a regular size gym.  Come meet other parents and children.  We have free play for about 1 hour and then organized activities.

Pizza will be served at 6PM. Please let our Parent Coordinator, Daniry Lopez know if you are coming to make sure you get a slice (or 2)!

In case of inclement weather before venturing out please call 347-563-4496 to see if Gym Night is still on.

Hope to see many of you – we always have a good time!

This event is made possible by grant from THE FAMILY NETWORK: WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT FAMILIES & STUDENTS with SPECIAL NEEDS

Queens Borough-Wide Conference this Saturday April 6

NYC Parent Academy presents:Queens Borough-Wide Conference
Date: Saturday April 6, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Young Women’s Leadership School
150-91 87 Road Queens, New York 11432

Conference Topics Include:
“Creating Welcoming Schools” (Standard 3 of the Partnership Standards)
“Identifying Resources/Local Organizations to Support Your Child’s Learning and Developmental Needs”

Click on the following for more details: ParentAcademyConferenceApril6

Spring Is Here!

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Spring is here! Hopefully this snowy and rainy weather stops soon so we can enjoy the Spring weather! There are a few events coming up that everyone at P255 is getting ready for:

First, we have Gym Night at P7 (80-55 Cornish Avenue Elmhurst) on Friday March 22nd from 6PM to 8PM. Come by for some free play and organized activities! Don’t forget your sneakers!

Next, SPRING BREAK! Schools will be closed from March 25 to April 2nd. Students return to school on April 3rd. Have a wonderful vacation!

Brainpop’s Online March Resources

BrainpopDid you know that the educational website Brainpop has a free app version? Brainpop periodically offers free webinars. Here is a list of March webinars.  Click here for details and to RSVP. Forgot how to login to Brainpop or BrainpopJr? Email us at PS255Q@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 6
3:30 pm ET
BrainPOP’s Resources: An Overview

Explore the ins and outs of our resources with this hour-long overview. We’ll cover best practices for using BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), and highlight the newest features on BrainPOP Educators and GameUp. You’ll leave with an arsenal of tips for getting the most out of your subscription. It’s perfect for newbies and veterans alike!
RSVP

Wednesday, March 13
3:30 pm ET
Get Your Game On: BrainPOP and the National STEM Video Game Challenge 

You’ve heard about the tremendous potential games have for learning and engagement, but how do you bring them into your own classroom? This webinar, featuring our friends at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, highlights different ways to implement game-based learning. You’ll also get the details on the National STEM Video Game Challenge: work with your students as they design their own games and strengthen their STEM skills.
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Wednesday, March 20
3:30 pm ET
BrainPOP and the Flipped Classroom

Make homework fun and involve parents: try a “flipped” lesson! We welcome Katie Neville, master educator with more than 40 years of classroom experience and a current Technology Resource Teacher for Loudoun County (VA) Public Schools. She’ll show you how to build a flipped lesson using BrainPOP resources and our integration with Google. Explore different ways to engage parents and students in the process and hear some alternatives for those who don’t have internet access at home.
RSVP 

Wednesday, March 27
6 pm ET
Exploring Possibilities With “POPstar” Lisa Parisi

Join “POPstar” Lisa Parisi (New Hyde Park, NY) for the first installment of a three-part webinar series entitled “Exploring Possibilities.” A long-time game- and project-based learning champion, Lisa will describe some of her innovative approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and 5th-graders in general. We’re so excited to have Lisa with us, and look forward to hearing her perspectives on effective and appropriate use of technology in the classroom.
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