June 2018 - Vol. 7 Issue 3
Thinking BIG For Our Children
Arlene Bartlett, Principal of PS176
Artwork by Brian Benjamin
"The Quiet Storm"
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Graduating Class of 2018 (Staff Edition)
Music Club Activity Specialist - Deborah will attend John Jay College in Fall 2018 and will major in Criminal Justice.
Engineering Club Activity Specialist - Katrinka graduated from Queens College this past Spring with a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics.
Music Club Activity Specialist - Dominique will attend Laguardia Community College in Fall 2018 and will major in Early Childhood Education.
Art Club Activity Specialist - Brian graduated from The Kubert School with a degree in Art this past Spring. He hopes to attend York College to continue his degree in Art or pursue one in Education.
Media Club Activity Specialist - Benny will attend John Jay College in Fall 2018 and will major in Public Administration.
Media Club Activity Specialist - Thomas will attend Utica College in Fall 2018 and will major in Communications.
Aiesha graduated from the Preparatory Academy for Writers this past Spring.
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Briah will attend Nassau Community College in Fall 2018 and will major in Nursing.
Science Fair 2018
The Month of June by Sherique Murray
June is the sixth month of the year and the first month of summer; it’s also the month when schools in New York State let out for summer break. Like any month, it has its fair share of events.
June is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage.
Birth flower: Rose, or Honeysuckle.
Birth stones: Pearl, Alexandrite, or Moonstone.Significant people born in June:
Michael Phelps, 6\30\1985: this swimmer holds the all time record for winning the most Olympic medals (28).
Tim Burners-Lee, 6\8\1955: This computer scientist invented the World Wide Web.
Judy Garland, 6\10\1922: this actress and singer's most known role was Dorothy in the original Wizard of Oz.The most known and celebrated June holiday is Father’s Day which takes place on the third Sunday of June.
National Best Friend’s Day on June 8 is less popular than Father’s Day but a similar holiday. This day is dedicated to showing appreciation for that important person in your life who you can share everything with and is almost like family.
There are also some odd and obscure holidays:
National Egg Day 6/3: A name that doesn't need much explaining. You can eat them scrambled, sunny side up, in an omelet, hard or soft boiled, over easy, devilled, in a frittata, or poached.
National Garfield the Cat Day, 6/19: this day is to commemorate the first Garfield comic strip, published June 19, 1978(forty years ago) by Jim Davis.
176 Afterschool Students Perform at UniverSoul Circus
Once again we were invited to perform at the 2018 UniverSoul Circus. This year the organization celebrated their 25th anniversary. We were thrilled to join the 25 years celebration of Fun Under the Big Top in Brooklyn. The theme of our performance this year was "Save the Arts", which focuses on combatting and preventing future budget cuts to performing arts programs. The students who performed included Olanre Oridota, Noel Boone, Morgan Harris, Damiyah Hilton, Taylor Thompson, Zoe Henderson, Elise Silva, Peri Smith, Meghan Palmer, Huntley Swaby, Kalel Douglas, Jolie White, Ashley McClymont, and Savannah Solomon. We commend our students for working diligently to memorize their lines and routines, and give their parents a special thanks for allowing their children to perform. Kudos to the students for another great performance.
Dominque Coppin - 12th grade
Deborah Dormevil - 12th grade
John Fentress - 8th grade
Nia James - 11th grade
Benny Nonato - 12th grade
Thomas Pearson - 12th grade
Joel Seenarine - 11th grade
Aiesha Williams - 12th grade
Sherique Murray - 10th grade
Save the Arts Poem by Sherique Murray
If you don’t know how to say the words in your head
But you're able to form what no one's ever said
It can inspire,
Lighting a fire,
All can admire,
That's why it's dire
When art’s in danger of those who misunderstand just how far its influence has spanned.
Every picture tells a tale,
Every song tells a story,
Every dance wants to do more than regale,
And we don't make them for simple glory.
Why should we put the paintbrushes away?
Why should we now disregard the ballet?
Why should we keep talented minds at bay?
Expression after depression,
Imagination takes flight.
The things we humans can convey,
An open canvas in sight.
Anybody can create as long as passion is there,
So nobody should ever believe that talent is rare.
Inside you and me is where it can be found.
The arts are important, let’s keep them around.
Save the Arts
- The Pledge of Allegiance by the PS176 Girl Scouts
- A performance by Step Club
- Body by Denise Let's Do It
- "I Believe" a Jazz/Hip Hop dance by the 2nd club of Dance
- "You Raise Me Up" by Music Club
- Presentation to Mrs. Bartlett
- "Real in Rio" a Samba Jazz Fusion dance by the 1st club of Dance
- Save the Arts Poem written by Sherique Murray
- "Something Inside So Strong" by Music Club
- Save the Arts Video
- Save the Arts Finale- "They Don't Really Care About Us" a contemporary fusion performance
P.S. 176 Out of School Program
Community Youth Care Services, Inc.
Quality Out of School Programs
120-45 235th Street, Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Telephone no: (718) 276-8140• Fax no: 775 459-4359