The Saturday Success Academy will address the specificareas of need in mathematics and/or ELA that students are struggling with andoffer support to help our students improve their academic mastery in ELA andmathematics. The Saturday Success Academy is available for students in 3rd,4th and 5th grade and runs weekly from Saturday November16th 2013 through Saturday March 29th 2014.
The student council is a student-elected body thatgoverns the school and takes care of the welfare of the students. A studentcouncil is made up of student leaders who are given an opportunity to voicetheir opinions and share their ideas or concern in issues that affect theirschool and community.
Student councils afford young minds the ability toplan, organize, and execute endeavors that will be beneficial to the entirestudent body, as well as specific members of their community.
FoodBank for New York City
Approximately 1.4million New Yorkers — the majority of whom are women, children, seniors, theworking poor and people with disabilities — rely on soup kitchens and foodpantries. With the goal of ending food poverty throughout the five boroughs,the Food Bank For New York City provides a series of income support, nutritionand health education programs in addition to food distribution efforts thatlast year provided more than 74 million pounds of food to more than 1,000 foodassistance programs every year.
Without the help ofour partners and supporters like you, the work of the Food Bank would not bepossible
Mighty Milers is a running program for kids of allfitness levels from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It’s designed to getkids moving and prevent obesity and illness. Participation in Mighty Milershelp kids build their self-esteem, and learn to make and reach personal goals.
Over the course of a program cycle, children inMighty Milers strive to complete one to four “marathons of miles” (26.2-104.8miles). They run or walk briskly upwards of a half-mile in supervised sessiontwo to five times a week.
The Common Cents Penny Harvest grew from one child’sdesire to feed the homeless, and since 1991, children between the ages of fourand 14 have been converting their natural compassion for others into action bycollecting pennies and turning those pennies into grants for communityorganizations - $9.5 million in grants donatedby children since 1991!
The Penny Harvest shows young people they have theability to make the world a better place by introducing them to the power ofphilanthropy and service during their formative years. As children helpothers, they develop their generosity and moral character, and they learnthrough practice the skills and responsibilities of democratic participation.
SchoolWide Reading Campaign
Each year students of grades pre-k to second arerequired to read at least 100 books and students of grades third to fifth arerequired to read at least 50 chapter books.
We are also partnering with Pizza Hut Book it. BOOK IT! motivateschildren to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise,recognition and pizza. The program is simple for the teacher to use,flexible because goals match reading ability, and fun because achieving a goalis a great reason to celebrate! BOOK IT! was created in 1985 andcurrently reaches over 14 million students in 38,000 elementary schoolsannually.
The Learning Leaders is a program designed for parentsthat volunteer in our school. Learning Leaders is an outside organization that comesto our school and certifies parents to become Learning Leaders. The program trainsthe parents in ways to support students in reading and math. It teaches them strategiesto assist students as well as staff members.
CornellUniversity Cooperative Extension- NYC
The Cornell University Cooperative Extension supportparents in preparing nutritious and delicious recipes, and tastes new foods.The Cornell University Cooperative Extension is offered on Mondays for 9 weeks.The goal of this program is to train parents in healthy cooking habits topromote healthy living and wellness in their home life.
As a part PS 176 giving back to the communitystarting Friday November 22nd, 2013 we will meet weekly at 9:00 amtor our service learning projects. Also as we learn to crochet we will bediscussing the book of the month. For our first project, we will be making hatsfor Shannon Shares.
The Crochet club will meet from 9:00 to 11:00 everyFriday and 9:00 to 10:30 on Saturday thereafter. We will also be makingblankets for Border Babies at Queens General Hospital.