This Week @ PS 88Q
March 13th, 2022
A Message From Mrs. O'Shaughnessy
I hope everyone had a wonderful week and weekend! We lost an hour, but that means Spring is on its way, later sunsets and warm weather on the horizon.
This week was a wonderful reminder that good things are happening, we are coming out of a two year pandemic with such restrictions and that Together We Are Better! Masks became optional Monday, and I am so proud of how we all understand that it is indeed a personal choice, and that some may wear, while others may not, but as a community we honor that choice. All classes started the week with these conversations, giving the students the space to discuss how they feel, what they worry about and what to expect.
We also kicked off just the beginning of some amazing activities we have planned over the next four months. The Harlem Magic Masters spent the day with us. I don't know who had more fun, the students or the staff. Having this event wasn't even an option over the past two years, and the minute it was permitted, it happened! The kiddos laughed, danced, played and gathered with their friends. Whats next you ask? Here are just a few of the events we have planned:
- Canvas Paint Party for All Students (March)
- Nick The Balloonatic Performance
- Cosmic IQ: Deep Oceans,an immersive ‘planaquarium’
- PS 88Q Dance Festival
- PTA/PS 88Q Carnival
- Field Day
- Disney Production of Frozen
Students have been working so hard, perservering through such change, and adapting. This year was challenging, but we are determined to close out the year as not the hardest one yet, but the best one!
Stay tuned for all the details of what is to come!
#SELDAY Finding Common Ground, Pursuing Common Good
Our phenomenal S.M.I.L.E. (Supporting Mindful Individuals in The Learning Environment) committee created an amazing day on March 11, 2022. This years them was Finding Common Ground, Pursuing Common Good. Check out a video of the student work and actions..
New York State Diversity Grant (NYSIP)
District 24 is the proud recipient of a NYS Diversity Grant which will create ICT STEM classes in our Title I Schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The grant provides funding for supplies, resources and staff development focusing on Diversity, STEM and CRSE. In addition, the grant will allow for open enrollment throughout the district in kindergarten and sixth grade.
We are proud to have a team on each grade! In the video below, our kindergarten STEM team (Ms. Becker and Ms. Agostino) showcase a STEM lesson in their class.
Women's History Month
Our amazing Social Justice Committee released a new episode of PS 88Q FM-LY honoring Women's History Month. Check it out!