Elementary Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (in chronological order)

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Elementary Schools: Move-to-Improve K-5 Physical Activity Program

Registration Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: Kristin Jenness / 718-391-8181

Move-to-Improve (MTI) is a FREE professional development that trains NYC public school K-5 classroom teachers to engage students in active learning to improve academic achievement. MTI activities blend academics and physical activity into educational lessons that are aligned to New York State Physical Education (PE) Learning Standards and include integrations with Common Core Learning Standards. MTI can supplement a school's existing PE program to help schools meet the required 120 minutes of PE per week. Teachers receive free MTI materials and curriculum, as well as UFT negotiated training rate (no cost to schools). For more information, or to view the upcoming schedule and registration information, please click here.

Elementary Schools: WonderWalk for March of Dimes!

Registration Deadline: September 30, 2014
Contact: Michelle LoFaso/ 212-353-8368

Elementary schools are invited to participate in WonderWalks, a safe, fun and educational way to introduce community service to students. After learning about March of Dimes and collecting donations, students will get to march in a celebratory parade around school grounds on a date of the school’s choosing (typically around Halloween). For more information, click here or contact Michelle LoFaso.

Elementary and Middle Schools: Project Green Reach (PGR)

Event: Fall Semester begins week of October 6, 2014
Contact: Sara Epstein /718-623-7358

PGR is Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) outreach program to Title I K-8 schools in Brooklyn. A PGR semester consists of two teacher workshops at BBG, one 90-minute in class lesson including hands-on plant investigation and a plant per student, one 60-minute guided tour of BBG (buses provided), and materials and support for a school community planting project. BBG works with two classes per school. The total fee is $200. More information and a link to the application can be found here.