Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cafe Day – Apple Crisp Recipe!


imagesOn October 22, the 4th and 5th Graders had a WITS cafe day where they made yummy Apple Crisp.  See the recipe below and happy eating!

Apple Crisp Recipe

Classroom/ 1 Hotel Pan

  • 20 apples, cut into slices
  • 3 Cups light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour (or regular flour), divided
  • 3 Cups quick cook oatmeal
  • 1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 lb very cold butter cut into small dice (2 stick)
  • Juice ½ lemon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

The Arts at 278 Walkathon – October 17th!

2014 walkathon

IMG_0006K-8 students walked ona beautiful fall day at Baker Field on Friday, October 17th to raise money to fund our Arts programs! The results and winners will be announced next month!

Pleadge sheets will be accepted until 11/7 – so happy fundraising! The materials (including a walkathon pledge and information sheets) are attached!  Go 278!


Walk-a-thon 2014 Oct  2, 2014
Walk-a-thon 2014 Oct 2, 2014
717.0 KiB
Walk-a-thon Pledge Sheet FINAL
Walk-a-thon Pledge Sheet FINAL
350.8 KiB

Summer 2014

June 24, 2014

Dear Parents,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful summer. This has been another successful year; our school continues to be in “Good Standing” with New York State, our graduating students have been accepted into some very good high schools and as far as we know now, only a handful of students did not meet the standards in their ELA and Math New York State Assessment. However, as a school, we must constantly keep improving and providing our students with the best education possible.

Our PTA has again done a wonderful job of supporting our school’s initiatives by taking over the cost of the 92nd St. “Y” residency, support for our library upgrade, our auditorium renovation and our school’s beautification project.  Further, Spring Fair, the support for the Arts, in general, and musical Mondays, all parent organized, provided additional opportunities to enrich the lives of our children. A parent, willing to give of their personal time to our students, is a blessing and a fine example as role models for their own children.                                                       The Wellness Committee, a branch of the SLT (School Leadership Team) gathered parents together to provide Math Facts Fun during lunch, cafecito for the parents during arrivals, a weekly parent walking group and supported a uniform exchange program.  I am sure I have left out many activities but I am just so privileged to have such wonderful, active and supportive help from the parents.  I hope every parent can find some time to work with the PTA.  They have worked tirelessly on behalf of your children.

Summer is a time for family and fun.  However, research has shown that children who do not practice what they have learned, and do not read daily, start off in September at a definite disadvantage.  Please do not let that happen to your child.  The teachers have provided summer packets in ELA and Math. On our website you will shortly find a grade level syllabus.  This is a new project that the teachers have undertaken.  It is a guide to the topics that your child will be learning about over the course of the year.  You can help, especially in social studies and science by taking family trips to the museums or merely going to the library to have your student take out books that might help them be prepared for the new work. We will be using our website next year for most of our communications so please become familiar with all the resources on it.  The parents do a fantastic job of keeping it updated.

Again, thank you for sending us your children. I hope you feel that your student has been successful.  Working together we can have a positive impact on your child’s development.  See you on September 4th at 8:00 (Kindergarten 8:30 on the first two days). Our schedule for ALL students is Monday through Friday is 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.




Maureen Guido, Principal