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Kindergarten Parents NYC Kids Rise Save For College Workshop

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Chopped Winners! / Ganadores Chopped!

 

The SASF Middle School Champions Club is proud to announce that a group of our participants finished in second place at the first annual SASF “Chopped” cooking competition out of 11 teams! The group used skills and knowledge acquired in our after school “Food Explorers” nutrition based curriculum to create 3 dishes for the judges panel which included an appetizer, an entree and a dessert. The panel included SASF administrators and 2 professional Chefs who were past winners of the television show “Chopped. The success of our young people came from their communication, teamwork and creativity. We look forward to next year’s event where we hope to bring the Championship back to PS/IS 78Q!

The following is a list of our participants:

Sophia

Sky

Victoria

Shane

Allison

Jessely

Sylranady

Andy

Sofia

Elma

El SASF Middle School Champions Club orgullosamente anunciamos que nuestro equipo escolar gano el segundo lugar entre once equipos en la primera competencia anual de SASF “Chopped.” Nuestro equipo practico la técnica culinaria aprendida en nuestro programa de nutrición “Food Explorers” para crear tres platos para los jueces. Los platos incluyeron un aperitivo, un plato principal y un postre. El grupo de jueces incluyo administradores de SASF y dos Chefs profesionales que fueron ganadores del show de televisión “Chopped.” El éxito de nuestros jóvenes es el resulto de la creatividad, comunicación y camaradería entre ellos. ¡Esperamos el evento del próximo año en el cual esperamos ser campeones!

Estos son los participantes de nuestro equipo:

Sophia

Sky

Victoria

Shane

Allison

Jessely

Sylranady

Andy

Sofia

Elma

Please help our PS/IS 78Q Garden! ¡Por favor ayuda nuestro jardín!

 

We need your help to care for our school’s two gardens at the MS Building (next to school entrance) and inside Gantry Park (across from Rainbow Park). We grow a variety of organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. A one-week commitment to water, weed, prune, harvest and cleanup either garden every other day.  No prior gardening experience necessary. Children participation encouraged with adult supervision.

Please sign up here:

http://signup.com/go/PgCeiqq

Mandatory orientation sessions on Saturday, April 14 (9:30AM-12:30PM) or Monday, April 23 (1:15PM- 2:00PM) for new volunteers

Volunteer spots for spring are OPEN now, spots for summer and fall will open up in early June.

Interested in getting more involved with the planning of the gardens?  Please contact Karly at  karly.lin@gmail.com.

¡Por favor ayuda nuestro jardín!

Necesitamos su ayuda para cuidar los jardines de nuestra escuela en el edificio MS (al lado de la entrada de la escuela) y en el interior de Gantry Park (al otro lado del Rainbow Park). Cultivamos una variedad de vegetales orgánicos, hierbas y flores. Se pide un compromiso de una semana para regar las plantas, y cultivar cada otro día. No se necesita experiencia. La participación de los niños es permitida con supervisión de un adulto.

Por favor, regístrese aquí:

http://signup.com/go/PgCeiqq

Sesiones de orientación obligatorias para los nuevos voluntarios de la primavera: 

sábado, 14 de abril de 9:30 am a 12:30 pm y lunes, 23 de abril de 1:15 pm a 2 pm

Lugares para verano y otoño estarán disponible a principios de junio.

¿Interesado en involúcrate más con la planificación de los jardines? Por favor, póngase en contacto con Karly a karly.lin@gmail.com.

NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program Workshop #1

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2018 NYC School Survey

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Lost and Found

Please stop by the Community Room on the first floor to see if any of the items in the lost and found belong to you. We have dozens of coats, sweaters, hoodies, scarves, hats, gloves, water bottles and lunch boxes waiting to be reunited with their owners. There are even some headbands and books. So if you are wondering where your favorite hat went, come in and see Ms. Cantante, our Parent Coordinator. She can help you sort through the collection and help you find what you lost.

Por favor visite el salón de comunidad en el primer piso de la escuela secundaria. En el salón se encuentra el departamento de los objetos perdidos.  Tenemos una gran cantidad de abrigos, suéteres, bufandas, gorros, guantes, botellas de agua y loncheras que buscan a sus dueños. También tenemos unos libros y unas diademas. Si ha perdido su gorro favorito, visite a la Señora Cantante, nuestra Coordinadora de Padres en el salón de comunidad. Ella le puede ayudar a reencontrar lo que perdió.

Hance Family Foundation Beautiful Me Toy Drive

A huge heartfelt thank you to our families for their generous donations to the Hance Family Foundation Beautiful Me Toy Drive. Your donations will help bring a smile to children during this holiday season. It is wonderful to see our PS/IS 78 children so excited to give to other children. Their smiles grew wider every time they passed the donation boxes. We are very fortunate that we had full boxes within a week of beginning the Toy drive! Your generosity will help to make this holiday season a wonderful one for children in need. A special thank you to our hard working Student Council for coordinating this Toy Drive. The Hance Family Foundation awarded our school a Certificate of Appreciation for our donations.  Congratulations PS/IS 78Q! What a wonderful way to begin this holiday season.

Un gran agradecimiento a nuestras familias por su generosidad a Hance Family Foundation Beautiful Me Toy Drive. Es maravilloso ver a nuestros estudiantes tan entusiasmados por ayudar a otros niños que no tienen mucho. Las sonrisas de nuestros estudiantes eran muy grandes cada vez que pasaban por las cajas de donación y veían cuantos juguetes colectamos. Somos muy afortunados que llenamos las cajas en la primera semana de esta colección. Su generosidad asegurará que los niños menos afortunados tengan una época festiva muy feliz. Un agradecimiento muy especial para nuestro consejo estudiantil que organizo esta colección. La Fundación de la Familia Hance ha extendido un certificado de agradecimiento a nuestra escuela por la donación.  Felicidades P.S./I.S. 78Q!!!

Parent Coordinator Contact Information/ Información de Contacto de la Coordinadora de Padres

Teresa Cantante 

(718) 392 – 5402 Ext.1232

tcantante@schools.nyc.gov

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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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!