Welcome to Public School 216.
Come visit us and see our
" Edible Schoolyard "
Edible SchoolYard ...Coming
Fall 2012 ...GroundBreaking of the
OutDoor Kitchen Classroom in NYC.
Public School 216 particpates in the Wellness in the School Program .
Our experienced chef prepares an assortment of fresh salads and foods daily.
Attention Parents! You can now access your child's assessment results through the ARIS Parent Link.
Contact Helene Selter @347-563-4629
, your Parent Coordinator for more information.
“The benefits of having Edible Schoolyard NYC at our school are many.
It is clear children are already learning how the Earth nourishes both our bodies and minds.”
— Celia Kaplinsky, Principal
In fall 2010, the first Showcase Edible Schoolyard School program opened at P.S. 216. We transformed a cement parking lot into a half-acre organic garden where students from kindergarten are taught how to harvest over 60 types of fruits, grains and vegetables. P.S. 216, The Arturo Toscanini School, is a Title 1 funded elementary school with a diverse student body. P.S. 216’s community is a multi-cultural neighborhood of families from Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Gravesend who are predominantly Asian, Russian, Latino, and Black. With no community supported agriculture programs, only two public gardens and the third lowest percentage of green, open space in Brooklyn, Gravesend was a natural choice for establishing an inaugural showcase Edible Schoolyard.
Parents check out the Links section in the left panel.
School Leadership Minutes can be found on the Parent's Association page - in the Top Links of Banner.
See PhotoArchives by clicking here!
Wipe Test Results - 4/29/13