Take a look and happy eating!
Take a look and happy eating!
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!
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.
Aka Anne Williams firstname.lastname@example.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.
Our PSMS 278 Chess Team on their first Chess Tournament! Our students participating in the Growing Minds Chess Academy, an after school program held at the school, were invited to participate on AVENUES Thanksgiving Chess Tournament 2016 held Saturday, Nov 27th at The World School. The kids had a blast! They all got to play four matches in their division. Representatives for Team PSMS 278 proudly held their trophies and they came in second place in the Novice 2 Division!
All parents of children born in 2012 can now register for Kindergarten using this website: http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/Kindergarten
We hope you choose to join our community at PSMS278.
The outside of the school looked a little more beautiful on Monday morning, November 21. Several PTA dads worked with Tony and Miguel of the New York Restoration Project to lay a healthy bed of compost and wood chips for our trees out front and out back of the school. Here is a quick snap shot of the team as they finished their work Sunday morning.
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.
And so we begin again! Here are the class lists for the new school year. The lists are also posted outside the Main Entrance. Here’s to another great year!
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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
At the Excellence in School Wellness Ceremony this week, 57 New York City public elementary schools were awarded an Excellence in School Wellness Award for creating healthier school environments.
The award recognizes schools that have met wellness criteria in six areas: physical activity, indoor active recess, removal of chocolate milk, school level wellness policies, wellness councils and the promotion of social, mental and emotional health.
The awards are a collaboration between the New York City Health Department’s Center for Health Equity and the New York City Department of Education’s Office of School Wellness Programs.
Each Spring, the Office of School Wellness Programs holds a poster contest that’s open to all NYC public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The award winners have showcased their creativity, originality and artistic talent as they promote the importance of healthy eating, daily physical activity and sufficient sleep. One winner and three runners up are selected from each grade level.
The winning designs will be displayed on posters in schools citywide, on the Department of Education’s website and in a colorful calendar.
PSMS 278 was a Silver Award Recipient!
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!
P.S. 001 Courtlandt School
P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School
P.S. 311 Lucero Elementary School
P.S. 443X The Family School
P.S. 414 Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School
P.S./I.S. 226 The Alfred De B.Mason School
P.S. 72 The Lexington Academy
C.S. 154 Harriet Tubman Learning Center
DREAM Charter School
Amber Charter School
P.S. 13 Roberto Clemente
P.S. 294 The Walton Avenue School
P.S. 457 Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders
P.S. 21 Crispus Attucks
P.S. 25 The Eubie Blake School
P.S./I.S. 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School
P.S. 249 The Caton School
P.S. 50 Vito Marcantonio
P.S. 125 The Ralph Bunche School
P.S./M.S 278 Paula Hedbavny School
P.S. 50 Talfourd Lawn Elementary School
P.S. 112 The Dutch Kills School
The Academy of the Arts
P.S. 55 Benjamin Franklin
P.S. 32 The Belmont School
P.S. 85 Great Expectations
P.S. 95 The Sheila Mencher School
Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 2
The Brooklyn Brownstone School
P.S. 75 Mayda Cortiella
P.S. 32 The Samuel Mills Sprole School
Mosaic Preparatory Academy
P.S. 18 Park Terrace
P.S. 314 Muscota New School
P.S. 244 The Active Learning Elementary School
P.S. 555 Mt Eden Children’s Academy
P.S. 65 Mother Hale Academy
Grant Avenue Elementary School
P.S. 33 Timothy Dwight School
Mott Haven Academy Charter School
Family Life Academy Charter School I
P.S. 44 Marcus Garvey Elementary School
P.S. 305 Dr. Peter Ray School
P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson Elementary School
P.S. 59 William Floyd School
P.S./I.S. 165 Ida B. Posner School
P.S. 116 The Elizabeth L. Farrell School
P.S. 123 Suydam School
P.S. 145 Andrew Jackson School
P.S. 274 Kosciusko School
P.S. 334 The Anderson SchoolP.S./I.S. 171 Patrick Henry Preparatory School
P.S./I.S. 210 Twenty First Century Academy for Community Leadership
P.S. 1 The Tottenville School
P.S. 11 The Governor Thomas Dongan Elementary School
P.S. 13 The Margaret L. Lindemeyer School
Claire Yoon, Grade 3
P.S. 79 Frances Lewis, Queens
Teacher: Benjamin Paquette
Akaneh Wang, Grade 8
J.H.S. 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne, Queens
Teacher: Irene Papamichael
Luyi Song, Grade 12
Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn
Claire Baek, Grade 5
P.S. 98 The Douglaston School, Queens
Teacher: Linda Rizzatti
Matteo Feola, Grade 4
P.S. 32 Samuel Mills Sprole, Brooklyn
Teacher: David Chimoskey
Ferenc A. Zou, Grade 2
P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep, Manhattan
Teacher: Hannah Choi
Katherine Chokpaporn, Grade 8
I.S. 141 The Steinway, Queens
Teacher: Nicole Somma
Sophia Hoang, Grade 6
J.H.S. 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne, Queens
Teacher: Andrew Zaben
Xue Ying Huang, Grade 7
J.H.S. 220 John J. Pershing, Brooklyn
Teacher: Aleccia Braithwaite
Stephanie Chin, Grade 11
Robert F. Kennedy Community High School, Queens
Teacher: Edward Zawacki
Dayanara Garcia, Grade 11
High School for Health Careers and Sciences,
Teacher: Iana Mardirosyan
Sabiha Sultana, Grade 12
Brooklyn International High School, Brooklyn
Teacher: Dara Ross