A Message From Our Assistant Principal

                                                                                 October 2011


The Lynn Gross Discovery School is busy with excitement as we embrace this new school year.  We greet returning friends and look forward to making new friends.


P. S. 175 Queens is a flourishing environment, a place to learn, to share knowledge, to explore, and to investigate.  Field trips are planned to enhance the curriculum and new Common Core Learning Standards.  New York City is rich with culture, music and art.


Walk down the halls and experience the talents of our students.  Admire the colorful drawings and paintings.  Enjoy brilliant self portraits and collages rich in texture.


Bulletin boards and showcases highlight simple concepts and complex concepts.  Search for themes and topics in math, science and social studies.  Read how students creatively introduce themselves in a variety of ways “All About Me”.  


Classroom doors are decorated with one of the many beautiful places in Europe. Look for your favorite places.


Upcoming school wide events include Cook Shop Classroom, a Halloween celebration and Student Council Elections.  Good luck to all of the candidates.

Several general education and special education classrooms will be energized as students, teachers, parent coordinator, and parents participate for the first time in the2011-2012 CookShop Classroom.

This exciting grant program is sponsored by Food Bank for New York City www.foodbanknyc.org  .  Students will join in hands-on cooking activities that promote exploration, investigation, communication, literacy, mathematics, science, nutrition and the eating of healthy foods.  CookShop Classroom will be filled with enjoyment and with learning. Students will strengthen and develop good lifelong eating habits.  Bon Appétit to all.


The beautiful fall days are wonderful for Family Day Trips.  May I suggest you visit?


The Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park  New York  (718) 347-3276


The New York City Parks Department and click on things to do    www.nycgovparks.org


Where’s the buzz?        Find out what’s happening… visit             www.FamilyBuzzGuide.com


Remember to curl up and share a favorite book.  Visit your local public library and borrow a book with your child’s library card.

Queens Library                          www.queenslibrary.org


Keep reading, enjoy learning, enjoy family and enjoy friends.



Patricia Cooper


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