SLT Minutes, 9/29/2017

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Middle School Open House

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SLT Meeting Dates 2017-2018 School Year

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District 30 Elementary Admissions Event

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District 30 Middle School Fair

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Note From The District 30 Superintendent

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HOW DO OUR GARDENS GROW?

As you may know, students at P.S./I.S. 78Q have been growing fruits, vegetables and flowers in our two school gardens–one located in Gantry State Park and the other right next to the middle school on 5th Street, across from the sports field.  So far this year students have harvested lettuce, raspberries, strawberries and garlic that was planted last fall. They have planted lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, basil, cabbage, string beans and flowers. Most of students’ efforts in the garden involve learning about and preparing the soil, planting seeds, fertilizing, watering and weeding.

Since 2010 gardening workshops with individual classes have been held by retired P.S./I.S. 78Q 5th grade teacher Walter Ditman and his wife, Carmelina Cartei. School principal Louis Pavone started the ball rolling in 2010 by helping the school obtain space in Gantry State Park, where the original school garden is located. Mr. Pavone also helped with the creation in 2015 of the newer school garden outside the school on 5th Street.
Even though the school year ends soon, the school garden still needs the tender, loving care given to it by our student gardeners.  We invite parents to join with us in taking care of the garden over the summer. Karly Lin, a parent volunteer whose child attends the school, has been involved in maintaining both school gardens over the past few years, and is now organizing parents to assist in that effort. Please email her at karly.lin@gmail.com to be put on our mailing list, and look out for future events and activities through school notices. Any effort you can offer to take care of the P.S./I.S. school garden would be greatly appreciated.
To sign up and help water our school’s two gardens at the MS Building and Gantry Park this summer, please follow these easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/LnPVApA
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
If you prefer not to use your email address, please email parent volunteer Karly Lin at:  karly.lin@gmail.com and she can sign you up manually.
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SLT Minutes, 6/9/2017

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JUNIOR AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

U.N. Australian Ambassador Gillian Bird Visits Our School

On Friday, May 26, the Australian Ambassador to the United Nations, Gillian Bird, visited our 7th grade class!

The visit was part of the Junior Ambassadors Program, a partnership between the New York City Mayor’s Office, United Nations, and 20 NYC schools.

The 7th graders first gave Ambassador Bird a warm welcome and introduced her to our great school. Then, the Ambassador discussed her prestigious career with the entire 7th grade class, which was followed by a Q+A session. At the end, the 7th graders presented Ms. Bird with amazing art, poems, and more!

Our 7th grade class (27 students) were selected to become Junior Ambassadors for the United Nations; a privilege that only 20 total NYC classrooms were accepted into! Under the guidance of Mr. Pistell (Middle School science), the 7th grade class is focused on fighting climate change through various forms of activism. The program entails a private tour of the UN, a visit from an ambassador, and finally a year-end culminating event where students present their work on climate change.

 

 

 

Finders Is Not Always Keepers!

The other day one of our students popped in to give us this note.

It read:

Hello Lost & Found,

These are being returned after being found in the yard some time ago.

Finders is not always keepers!