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History of Highlights 2

Cupcakes for Haiti

No words can portray the utter devastation of Haiti.  The PS 139 school community believes firmly in the human spirit and determination of the Haitian people and relief workers.  

As a community, we established a school fundraiser to collect donations to support the valiant relief effort in Haiti.  (Please note the Chancellor had waived the ban on baked goods in the school for this worthy cause.) All cupcakes donated to this fundraiser were sold during student lunch periods.

All donations were sent to the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, which will then be distributed to reputable relief organizations, including the Red Cross, working in Haiti. 

Parents' Association Sponsored Fundraiser and Ballroom Dancing Night

This exciting night took place on Friday, January 30.  Students and teachers joined together to raise funds to continue our widely successful fifth grade ballroom dancing program.  

The PS 139 Parents' Association organized this fundraiser to keep the Dancing Classroom program in our school.  This program is run by the American Ballroom Theater Company in Manhattan, and provides all fifth graders 20 lessons over a 10 week period during school hours.  

Professional ballroom dancing teachers come in the school and teach 

our students how to dance Meringue, Swing, Rumba, Fox Trot, Waltz and Tango.

Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Contest!

The Ezra Jack Keats bookmaking contest celebrates story writing and illustrations.  Ms. Grupper and Mrs. Rubman's class participated in this year's competition.  Nikko Nakamura was the school winner from the 5th grade, and Emily Li was the school winner from the sixth grade.  Nikko Nakamura was selected as the Queens Borough-Wide winner in grades 3-5.  We are very proud of all the students that took part in this wonderful contest. 

PS139 Art Garden

Come see and smell our fresh and fabulous garden.  We are so proud to display our garden mural along with our garden.   Thank you to the Parents of PS 139 for helping make our school an even more wonderful place to visit!

Music Memory

Mrs. Nash has once again lead our fourth and fifth graders to a FIRST PLACE VICTORY at the Music Memory competition this past May!  Thank you Mrs. Nash for working with our students all year long to get them ready to answer some really tough questions that relate to various music genres!  

Wax Museum

This year the theme of the Wax Museum was genealogy.  Each student researched about a famous person or thing from their culture, and then created a costume representation to wear for the Wax Museum.  Visitors could view the "wax" statues in Mrs. Rubman's room and then venture right next door to the computer lab.  Ms. Buckley welcomed guest into the lab to view the powerpoint projects done to represent each wax museum character.  These self running presentattions were complete with sound, video clips, and extensive research!. The students also had their genealogy projects on display for all to view!

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