Congratulations to our Hawks Wrestling Team for a very successful end to their season!
Lan won first place for Novice division, Abdelbast won 3rd place in Juniors division, and Laila and Persya both came 4th in their very first tournament, winning Wrestlers Mark awards. Well done Hawks, and thank you to Coach Xavier and Coach Luce for all your support!
First Grade parents are invited to attend a workshop led by the 1st grade teachers about helping your child read and understand informational texts.
Children are welcome to enjoy breakfast in the Cafeteria with Ms. Val and Ms. Lauraine at Breakfast Club!
For this year's Hour of Code, 3rd and 4th graders took on the challenge of assisting kindergarten classes work through several coding puzzles or building makey-makey kits. We love seeing our students not only learning more about the basics of computer science and coding, but also having the chance to practise emerging leadership skills!
The following students have made the trimester 1 Honor Rolll by achieving an overall average of 90 or above!
Crystal Ureña Burgos
Congratulations to all these students - keep up the great work!
A lot of fun was had by all at the Family Makers Night. A huge number of automatons were made, along with a dazzling array of creative craft projects and light-up decorations.
Thank you to the many 217 teachers who stayed after a long day, to Cornell Tech's Niti Parikh, Dianne Levitt, Meg Ray, and the numerous Cornell Tech students who helped make dozens of projects come alive. Thanks also to Council Member Ben Kallos for stopping by to join the making!
Cornell Tech will get us making tonight!
Join us before Maker Night at 5.30 for an internet safety presentation by Diane Levitt and a PTA meeting.
See you there!
Our November Food Drive to help the Hour Children organization in Queens came to a close this week. Thank you to our school community for coming together toin the spirit of supporting and helping others. Understanding, sharing, and giving are all important qualities that we want our students to learn - thank you for having conversations with your children at home about why they were bringing cans and dry goods to school!
Thank you to the Middle School students for sorting and tallying up all the donations ready to be delivered to Hour Children.
On Tuesday, 5th grade students and their families participated in an open PBIS class. The class was themed: "Empowering Your Child" and was all about conflict and bullying and how to stand up for yourself in certain situations. Families and students discussed specific scenarios together and answered tough questions on what to do!
Positive Beahvior, Intervention & Supports (PBIS) helps schools provide social, emotional and behavior support. Click HERE for more information oon PBIS in schools.
Irena Dvorak, Class K004
Irena demonstrates respectful behavior from the moment she arrives at art class! She listens attentively when another artist is speaking, follows class instructions, and perseveres to make her artwork outstanding! Irena’’s favorite art making material is clay. Her favorite piece of art she has made is the painted pattern of shapes that she made in art class. One day, she would like to create a sugar skull out of clay, just like her brother Miklos!
Keep up the excellent work, Irena!!
Dani Cohen, Class 104
Dani consistently demonstrates that she is a positive, responsible and helpful member of her art class! She practices thoughtful decision making when creating her amazing artwork, and does not give up until her work is complete! Dani’s favorite art making material paint. Her favorite piece of art she has made is a house created from index cards that she made with her dad. One day, she would like to make slime in art class.
Great job, Dani!
Lorenzo Aranda, Class 204
Lorenzo stands out for his kindness and respectful behavior in art class! He does an excellent job sharing materials with his fellow artists, lending a hand during clean up, and practicing active listening during instruction. Lorenzo’s favorite art making material is paint. His favorite piece of art he has ever made is his African mask of a bird. One day, he would like to build a sculpture out of wood.
Keep up the great work, Lorenzo!
Taia Reitz, Class 304
Taia serves as an excellent role model to her fellow artists, both in her behavior and her art making. Her attentive listening to instruction, her focus during independent work time, and her thoughtful attention to detail help her to create beautiful pieces of art! Taia’s favorite art making material is paint. Her favorite piece of art she has made is her African mask. One day, she would like to create a 3D letter out of cardboard. Way to go, Taia!
Gemma Bongiorni, Class 401
Gemma stands out for her excellent listening skills, ability to work independently, and her incredible art work! She demonstrates positive behavior by arriving to class ready to listen, helping out around the classroom, and treating her fellow artists with kindness. Gemma’s favorite art making materials are colored pencils, drawing pencils, and markers. Her favorite piece of art she has made is a drawing of a cat- her favorite subject to draw! One day, she would like to create something “cute and beautiful.” Well done, Gemma!
Adam Mechichi, Class 504
Adam exceeds expectations in the art room by practicing respectful behavior, putting careful thought into his artwork, and focusing on his art for the duration of independent work time. Adam is not afraid to try new materials and creative strategies, and he perseveres to continuously improve his art. Adam’s favorite art making materials are colored pencils. His favorite piece of art he has ever made is his skeleton collage. One day, he would like to make his very own comic book. We are proud of you, Adam!