June 2017 - Vol. 6 Issue 3
Thinking BIG For Our Children
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
Media Club Activity Specialist - Darrien will attend Farmingdale State College in Fall 2017 and will major in Computer Engineering.
Sports Club Activity Specialist - Alexia will attend Adelphi University in Fall 2017 and will major in Nursing.
Cheerleading & Sports Club Activity Specialist - Alie will attend Hofstra University in Fall 2017 and major in Health Sciences.
Music & Dance Club Activity Specialist - Julie will attend Queensborough Community College in Fall 2017 and will major in Early Childhood Education.
Cheerleading Activity Specialist - Shanakay graduated from St. John's University in May 2017 with a degree in Childhood Education. She plans to pursue her Master's Degree in the fall.
Sports Club Activity Specialist - Destyn will attend Queensborough Community College in Fall 2017 and will major in Early Childhood Education.
Sports Club Activity Specialist - Lauren graduated from SUNY Old Westbury in May 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in English.
Dance Club Activity Specialist - Leilani will attend John Jay University in Fall 2017 and will major in Forensic Psychology.
Theatre and Boys Step Club Activity Specialist - Tiaura will attend Bowie State University in Fall 2017 and will major in Theatre Arts and English Literature.
Community Service/Work Learn Grow
High School and Middle School Students Working And Volunteering at P.S. 176 Out of School Program
Here are their reflections:
- Alexia Forbes (Community Service Learning) -
4th and 5th Grade Girls Academic Segment, Step Club, Sports Club
"Through my experiences working and volunteering, I learned the importance of time management, patience and confidence."
- Charmaine Washington (Community Service Learning) -
Kindergarten Academic Segment, Music Club
"Working here helped me realize the importance of time management and working towards a larger cause."
- Darrien Hunt (Work Learn Grow/Community Service Learning) -
4th and 5th Grade Boys Academic Segment , Media Club
"Working here has made me a more responsible individual and has boosted my confidence. My work ethic has also improved."
- Deborah Dormevil (Community Service Learning) -
"This program has helped me to become a more outgoing and outspoken person."
- Destyn White (Work Learn Grow/Community Service Learning) -
Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
"WLG has allowed me to find a career choice that I am pursuing. I learned more about myself and how to interact co-workers and students."
- Tevya Spencer (Community Service Learning) -
Kindergarten academics and sports club.
"My experience here helped me learn new strategies when dealing with children."
- Julie-Anne Marshall (Work Learn Grow/Community Service Learning) -
Cambria Heights Academy
2nd Grade Segment
"My experience positively impacted my ability to manage children and also made me a more flexible person."
- Leilani Washington (Work Learn Grow/Community Service Learning) -
Queens Preparatory Academy
K-2nd Grade Academic Segment
"I learned that patience is a virtue."
- Maleha Tasmem (Community Service Learning) -
Kindergarten homework/academic segment.
"Throughout my internship here, I learned many things such as how to manage my time. I became much more patient and even learned how to work with younger students professionally."
- Nikki Blackman (Community Service Learning) -
4th and 5th grade girls
"Through my entire experience volunteering at C.Y.C.S.I, I improved my character as a young individual. Through my work and patience my understanding of sisterhood has grown immensely."
- Tiaura Townsley (Work Learn Grow/ Community Service Learning) -
Theater Club, Boys Step
"Working here made me enjoy the theater field even more and taught me how to manage children."
- Leilah Camille (Community Service Learning Spring Break) -
"In my experience volunteering, I learned how to interact with children of all ages. I am practicing patience and other skills that will help me in the future."
- Leashell Camille (Community Service Learning Spring Break) -
"I learned how to be more creative and adaptive at the workplace."
- Briah Singleton (Work Learn Grow/ Community Service Learning) -
Queens High School of Teaching
First Grade Academic Segment, Maintenance, Dance Club
"Throughout the year I learned the importance of punctuality. Additionally, I assumed more responsibility which allowed me to sharpen my multitasking skills."
Interview with Ms. Christele, Engineering Activity Specialist
Ms. Christele commenced her employment at P.S. 176 Out of School Program in the Fall of 2016. She works with the 3rd grade academic segment and is the lead Activity Specialist for the Engineering Club. Ms. Christele also assists with managing the office. She exposes the students to STEM through fun engineering activities. The club comprises eager students who complete new engaging projects each week.
Read below to learn more about Ms. Christele.
What are some of your accomplishments prior to working at CYCSI?
"I graduated from York College with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. Before joining CYCSI I was an Undergraduate Research Assistant in an immunology lab. I also tutored elementary and college students."
Why did you decide to work at CYCSI?
"I enjoy working with kids."
What are your long term career plans and how will your experience at CYCSI help you in the future?
"I’m planning to pursue a career in clinical research. My exposure to the discipline of the program and the importance of innovation will remain with me throughout my career and in my personal life."
Winter - Spring Birthday Celebrations
New Clubs: Boys Step, Theater, Cheerleading
This year we introduced three new clubs: Boys Step, Theater and Cheerleading. In addition to an already successful Step Club, a new branch of the club was added exclusively for boys in grades two to five who were interested in learning how to step. We expanded our Performing Arts Segment with the institution of Theater Club. Students of the Theater Club enjoy acting and performing on stage. The Cheerleading Club has quickly become popular amongst our young ladies, allowing them to exert their energy through a fun and physically engaging activity. The Theatre and Boys' Step Club is led by Senior Activity Specialist Tiaura Townsley. The Cheerleading Club is led by Senior Activity Specialist Shanakay Sudlow.
Spring Break 2017
Spring Break 2017 was an eventful and enjoyable time for the CYCSI students. The children participated in fun and educational activities. Our students were enriched mathematically, literally, and scientifically during our morning hours. Staff and students were able to bond, which allowed the staff to be able to spread their knowledge among the youth.
After the academics portion of the program, the students were able to enjoy lunch and a lengthy recess. Outside, they were permitted to enjoy free play with their friends or participate in small organized sports games. Clubs were the most enjoyable part of the day for everyone. The children were able to choose a club of their choice, building on their interests while learning valuable skills. The staff shared their expertise ensuring that each child would be more informed at the end of the program.
Science Fair 2017
Some of the experiments included:
- What is the best Location to Store Microwave Popcorn for Maximum Popping by Olanre - Grade 2
- Which Nail Polish Lasts the Longest, Matte or Shiny? by Shaniah - Grade 4
- The Leak Proof Bag by Shayla - Grade 2
- Does Smell Effect Your Taste Buds? by Micheal - Grade 3
- Beast of the Yeast by Darrius - Grade K
- Can Eggs Float? by Ryan - Grade 1
- Why Doesn't the Whole Ocean Freeze? by Elijah - Grade 2
- Which Liquid Expands the Most When Frozen? by Ryan - Grade 5
- Water vs. Soap Tornado by Jeremiah - Grade 1
- Cookie Monster Taste Test by Kaelyn - Grade 2
- Why do Pine Cones Open and Close? by Deryk - Grade 2
- Tornado Gravity by Osazeme - Grade 4
- Plants Making Fruits by Nicole - Grade 4
- Elephant Tooth Paste by Skyy - Grade 2
Culminating Event June 2017
Opening Remarks................Linette Townsley, Program Manager
Viva la Vida…………………………………………………...............Music Club
All or Nothing
College is Here
This Is A Test……………………………………….…….........…..Theater Club
Cheer Routines………………………………………….....Cheerleading Club
Boys Killing It At Success……………………………………..Boys Step Club
Zeta Phi Si………………………………………………….................…...Sorority
Rhythm Nation……………………………………….........………...Dance Club
Closing Remarks…................…...Cheryl Caddle, Executive Director
Summer Program 2017
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