Happy New Year!!
I hope everyone enjoyed his or her holidays. We are off to a great start of the school year!
Our school is an amazing place to be, where students and staff are always learning. We inspire others to create a community of life long learners. As a school community, we are evolving to meet the needs of our students in the 21st Century as we strive to meet the rigor of our Common core Learning Standards.
We ended 2017 with our amazing holiday shows and look into our Enrichment Cycles. Each class was highlighted during our holiday performances with either a song or dance. It was so delightful to see them perform. What a treat!
Parents were invited into the classrooms as students explained their learning through various projects created as a class or group. Pre-K students engaged in creating habitats, Kindergarten created various bridges they studied while First grade students created ideal classrooms for learning. Second grade established their own islands; one that included a beach chair for Ms. Spagnolo! Third graders engaged in constructing amusement parks while Fourth graders invented subject based games. Fifth graders established their own banks; fought for human rights and crafted ways to help Global warming. Each Enrichment cycle is interdisciplinary, combining all subject areas to create a focused project. The student engagement and thinking was amazing.
Our Coach J is working with 4th and 5th graders on basketball skills. Ms. Kuang, Ms. Sheikh and Ms. Papadopoulos have been working on play writing with some our 2nd grade students. Their Enrichment Showcase will be the week of January 16.
January is a time to assess and reflect on the work we have been doing to guide our students in meeting the New York State Common Core Learning Standards. It is a time to look at the learning acquired by our students in meeting those standards. The Instructional Cabinet and School Leadership Team will be analyzing data to progress monitor our school in meeting our CEP goals. Teachers will be analyzing student data to progress monitor student success towards meeting the standards and criteria for promotion.
Preliminary promotion decisions and plans are being made this month. Promotion in Doubt letters are due to distributed by the 2nd week of February.
School Leadership Team members together with PTA and parents are forming a Fundraising Committee to bring great opportunities to PS 100 beginning with Ballroom dancing for our 4th grade students.
The PS 100 Community participated in a Pennies for Patients fundraiser, raising $5,375.00 to help children fight blood cancers such as Leukemia and Lymphoma. Way to go PS 100 Community!!! We are unstoppable when we work together.
PS 100 invite you into our classrooms during our Open House week-January 22-26. A memo with a schedule is forthcoming. Parents will be visiting classrooms on designated days to see what and how their children are learning.
We received a STEM/Technology grant for $450,000.00 from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. We have begun the process of prioritizing technology needs for the building. Our first priorities are a new, upgraded Computer lab as well as lap top carts for student access.
We continue our partnership with our parents and community to ensure our students receive the best education and opportunities to continue their growth as respectful, intelligent life long learners.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!