Monthly Archives: November 2013

WITS Bits – Chef Anne – Ginger and Kale Salad Recipe!

On Thursday, 11/07 – Chef Anne and the third graders made Ginger and Kale salad – a huge hit.  Take a look at the recipe attached and happy eating!


2 bunches kale, stemmed and rinsed

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

½ orange juiced

1 Tbl. Honey

1 ½ tsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. granulated ginger or 1 Tbl. Grated fresh ginger

¼ cup olive oil

Cut or tear kale into bite size pieces

In a bowl large enough to hold the salad, mix all the remaining ingredients. Whisk or stir until thoroughly combined.

Add kale. With hands, massage the kale and the dressing until the kale begins to soften slightly.

Can be served immediately or will hold until the next day.

Serves 6

Wellness Walking Groups! Come Join the fun!


Wellness Walking Group

Dear Families,

Please participate in a NEW, free, PS/MS 278 Wellness Council program “Wellness Walking Group,” for parents and caregivers each Monday and Friday at 8:10am.


Where: After morning drop-off, meet at the front doors of our school on West 219th Street. We walk over to Columbia University’s Baker Field track together for a few healthy laps.

When:  Monday and Friday mornings

Time:    8:10am

Why:     Lots of great reasons! To jump start a healthy week! To feel good! Because it is really fun!

Who:     All are welcome – moms, dads, caregivers, relatives, friends, and school staff. Strollers and small children too!

How: Whenever you can, meet at school front doors at 8:10am on Monday and/or Friday. We’ll go from there and walk a few healthy laps together!  Participants walk/run/jog at own pace and for time or number of laps desired.

Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers, and layers are good as the weather cools down. Bring a bottle of water. Columbia University’s Baker Field track has restrooms.

Questions: Please contact Kristin at or stop by the school front doors at 8:10am on Monday or Friday, or contact Parent Coordinator, Angelin Gonzalez at (212) 942-3440, ext. 1100.


Sponsored by PS/MS 278 Wellness Council



Our Gardening Committee had their First Fall Planting!

IMG_1296On Friday November 8th, our 278 Parents and Kids dug up the dirt around the trees on 220th so that the kids could plant the daffodil bulbs around our new tress.  A HUGE thank-you to all of the parents who helped out with the Fall Bulb Planting Event today.  It was super fun and the kids and teachers seemed really into it and appreciative of the opportunity to play in the dirt and experience nature.