P.S. 038 The Pacific
YOLANDA RAMIREZ, PRINCIPAL
450 PACIFIC STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11217Phone: 718-330-9305
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Our school is a project arts school. Our students are immersed in all aspects ofthe art including music, drama and dance. We work collaboratively with community based organizations such as; Arts Connection, Mark Morris, and Music on the Brain. These programs expose our students to a wide range of enrichment opportunities that focus on the essence of the arts. For 29 years, Arts Connection has been providing arts instruction to children in the New York City public schools. At P.S. 38 Arts Connection reaches every child from Kindergarten through 5th grade.They are designed to make connections with our social studies and literacy curriculum. Learning in the arts increases a child’s self-esteem and encourages risk-taking. In addition it provides motivation for learning, and develops cooperative learning skills. And it’s a fun way to learn!
KINDERGARTEN: PUPPETRY & STORYTELLING
Students experience a variety of puppetry forms including hand puppets, masks and shadow puppets bringing them to life through a storytelling and puppets.
1st GRADE: MARK MORRIS DANCE & PUPPETRY
Our collaboration with Mark Morris has given our children exposure to modern dance. Each week the studio provides services to our children as part of a community based partnership.
2nd GRADE: NOEL POINTER VIOLIN
Students learn how to play the violin and how to read and write music.
3rd GRADE: AFRICAN DANCE
Students learn the movements and the cultural meanings of a variety of West African dances with accompanied by a drummer onthe djembe.
4th GRADE: ARTS CONNECTION MUSICAL THEATER
As an introduction to the theater,students learn how to perform theater based productions
5th GRADE: BALLROOM/DANCING CLASSROOMS
Students create and develop characters and situations, scripting, and performing an original dance.
3rd-5th GRADE-LEGAL LIVES
Children work collaboratively with the Brooklyn District Attorney to Learn more about the United States Legal System.