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SPRING FAIR – 2017

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SPRING FAIR 

Sat. June 17, 2017 11am to 5pm

@ PS/MS 278 – 421 W. 219 St.

The 8th Annual Spring Fair is coming up this Saturday! Can you believe the school year is almost done? The Spring Fair is free to attend. There are tickets sold for activities and rides. There are concessions for sale and there is an awesome raffle to win tons of great prizes! The proceeds from the fair support the PTA of PSMS278. This annual event is a great time to connect with your community while you support the local school. Come one, come all to PSMS278 Spring Fair 2017!

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PS/MS 278 7th Annual Spring Fair

food. music. bouncy house

Pirate half moon ride. games

Slime. face painting. raffles

FREE Admission!

 

Wellness Council Events

The School Wellness Council meets monthly and is open to all. Below find information on our end of the year events, please drop in at any point after that time, learn what is going on and  become part of the team!

All are are welcome. 

1. Tuesday June 6th, 5:30PM Internet/ Social Media Safety: Teaching your Children Responsible Digital Citizenship. A workshop and discussion for parents and caregivers. Translation, Dinner and Childcare provided. Teachers from the organization, “Globalkids”, will come to the school Tuesday June 6th to lead assemblies and discussions with the students then will provide information and lead discussion for parents at 5:30. Please come and learn/discuss about this important topic.  

This event is provided by a grant through the Office of School Wellness in collaboration with CHALK.

2. Tuesday June 13th at 2:30PM: Final School Wellness Council Meeting. Come and be a part of the planning for next year!

Teacher Appreciation Lunch 2017!

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On Tuesday May 23rd, the PTA will celebrate 278 teachers and staff with a delicious lunch of homemade delights!  Our teachers and staff do so much for our kids, if you want contribute goodies, please drop them off in the library from 8am- 10am.

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278 Spring Book Fair Class Schedules and Website Link

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To access the online fair, follow this link: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair and then scroll down to PS MS 278 PAULA HEDBAVNYSCHOOL.  And here is the classes schedule for the book fair – please direct any questions to Ms. Reyes or your child’s teacher. See you at the Book Fair!

Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 –8:43 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
8:45 –9:28 K02 501 401 151(half) 701
9:30 –10:13 KO1 101 302   802
10:15- 10:59 202 402 201    
11:01- 11:51 152 801   702
11:53- 12:43 601 301
12:45- 1:29 602 102 502  
1:31-2:14        

 

Thank you.

WITS Letter to the 278 Community (December 2016)

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December 19, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We have had a busy fall.

I began doing “My Plate” Wits Bits in October working my way through the lower grades. The concepts were a bit challenging with the little guys but when I walked through the cafeteria and they proudly hoisted their planned plates for me to see, I realized they are beginning to get the message. I concluded with the fifth graders with a more mature take followed by Kale Smoothies. And, yes, the smoothies do taste good.

I did an introduction to the salad bar with Kindergarten. I quizzed them on their veggie knowledge and then they made a custom salad dressing to have at lunch.

Some actively tried, others will take more time.

I enjoyed “catering” November’s PTA meeting. It was a pleasure seeing many of you. For some, I have shared your children’s entire school life at 278. We tried new items on the menu – turkey burgers, “Greek Salad” and homemade coleslaw.

The tower garden has arrived and after a slow beginning it is now assembled in Ms. Lucarelli’s class. The planting should begin in January and I hope to have pictures affixed to my next letter to show our progress.

I am having a tasting tomorrow and we will have our first Café Day (Kale Krazy) and Career Day in January.

We are ending this year and beginning a new one with healthy, exciting and fun things to share with your kids. Thank you for letting me be part of it.

Best wishes for health, hope and happiness in the Holiday Season and New Year.

Chef Annie

Aka Anne Williams anne@wellnessintheschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Williams (aka Chef Annie).

 

 

 

We began December as Vegetable Month with a Café Day. Rumor has it that a very Large Green Salad and Carrot also attended to add a little wit to the event.

We offered lots of vegetable combos and every morsel was eaten. Until this activity, I had felt that I could only connect with the children in their classrooms. Times change. We will definitely be doing more Café Days based on the success of this one.

I am marching up the grade levels with classroom activities and today we made soup in the 3rd grade. Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Beans) was a huge success.

Mr. Cheeseman and Ms. Volow were real sports with both the children and me.

Some of the last class skipped lunch to have second (and thirds) of the soup.

I encouraged them to try the recipe at home.

I have always had a special affection for 278 as a school and community. The teachers, administrators and parents continue to inspire me and the children are a gift to me that is priceless. I can honestly say that my work is FUN!!!

May you and your families share the joy of the season with health and happiness in the New Year.

Feliz Navidad!

Chef Annie

anne@wellnessintheschools.org

Thank You to our Volunteers, Families and Local Businesses!

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What an exciting Fall so far! The PTA would like to take a moment to thank all of you who volunteered during our many events this fall. A hearty thank you to the parents who donated their time and/or resources to the Dues Drive, Movie Night, Book Fair, Picture Day and Community Dinner.

This is an admittedly busy time for our school and your families but everyone on the Executive Board is excited to see how our community continues to rise to the challenge.

We could not do it without you.

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Movie Night Friday October 7th: Zootopia

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Thank you to all our volunteers and local benefactors who contributed to a fantastic Fall Family Movie Night!
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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, October 7th, 2016
6pm in the Auditorium

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Doors open for refreshments and entertainment at 5:30pm
The film will be shown with Spanish Subtitles
Bring the whole family and enjoy Zootopia,
a delicious hot dog and some yummy popcorn*!
Admission FREE
Popcorn $1.00 Hot Dogs $1.00
Water $1.00 Juice $1.00
PARENTS – You are expected to stay with your children – This is NOT a drop off event!
*All the funds raised by the PTA for “Movie Night” will go to support various events for our students.

 

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Mr. Jackson Honored – NYC Men Teach!

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Mr. Stephen Jackson, PS/MS 278 7th and 8th grade science instructor and a member of the inaugural group of NYC Men Teach teachers, was honored on Wednesday, June 29th with the “NYC Men Teach Award” in recognition for excellence in teaching and commitment to students in New York City.

“Led by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Young Men’s Initiative, NYC Men Teach is an engagement and recruitment effort aimed to inspire more men of color to become teachers in New York City. Of 75,000 teachers citywide, 8.5% are male teachers of color. Meanwhile, male students of color comprise 43% of our 1.1 million students. The NYC Men Teach initiative will make a difference in the lives of young people, who are not accustomed to seeing themselves represented in the front of the class, by infusing New York City public schools with teachers that reflect the vast diversity of the city.”

Mr. Jackson, along with distinguished colleagues, served on a panel of experts at the event. He will continue to serve as a leader and role model for men teachers, especially minority men, to be recruited for teaching in New York City. He will be a partner in helping the mayor’s office reach their goal of recruiting over 100 new men of color to the NYC teaching profession over the next 3 years.

“The event [also] featured remarks from an array of distinguished guests and speakers including: First Lady of New York City Chirlaine McCray, Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, Michael Mulgrew, UFT president, and Carmen Farina, NYC Schools Chancellor.”

Congratulations, Mr. Jackson! Thank you for the leadership, commitment, and expertise that you invest in the students of PS/MS 278 and city-wide.

To learn more about NYC Men Teach: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/ymi/teach/nyc-men-teach.page

 

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