April 2017 - Vol. 6 Issue 2
Thinking BIG For Our Children
176 Afterschool Students Perform at UniverSoul Circus
Congratulations to our wonderful and talented students who successfully auditioned and performed at the UniverSoul Circus on April 25th at Baisley Park. The Theme of the performance, chosen by UniverSoul was “Kids Lives Matter”. The owner of UniverSoul Circus is passionate about highlighting the positivity of youth and dedicated the show to bring awareness to “Kids Lives Matter”. The performance was a combination of step, spoken word, and dance directed by Eric Normil-Mendez, Media Activity Specialist, Jasmine Warren, Dance Instructor, and Tiaura Nyla Townsley, Theater/Step Activity Specialist. Our star students who performed include Aniya Campbell, Actor, Dominque Jerome, Actor, Olanna Iwu, Actor, Noel Boone, Actor, Lemaj Engleton, Step, Rashad Townsley, Step, Malakai Pearson, Step, Mikhail Pearson, Step, Ryan Harvey, Step, Jasmine Davis, Dance, Mackenzie Breg, Piano,/Dance, Jennah Pickering, Dance, Elise Silva, Dance, Victorya Fentress, Dance, Damiyah Hilton, Dance, Ashley McClymont, Dance, Osazeme Ekhator, Dance, Jolie White, Dance, Savanah Salomon, Dance Taylor Thompson, Dance, Amiyah Dacosta, Dance.
We are extremely proud of our students for working diligently to memorize their lines and routines.
Performing LIVE at the UniverSoul Circus was a great experience for our students. You can watch a snippet of the performance below:
UPS Black History Celebration Performance
Performers: Aniya Campbell, Serenity Ogelsby, Olanna Iwu, Lailah Guzman, Katia Thompson, Noel Boone, Saniya Roberts, Rashad Townsley, Lamaj Engleton, Jolie White, Kairi Castellanos, Kyla Sease, Ryan Crandle
Black History and Valentine's Day Celebration 2017
Black History and Valentine’s Day is always exciting for the students at CYCSI. Every year, we host a party for the students in recognition of these events. Our after school program encourages students to acknowledge and appreciate Black History. The event was hosted by 4th graders Huntley Swaby, Kal-el Douglas, Chase Eason, Syncere Clark. Performances included:
Black National Anthem by Aaliyah King, Saniya Roberts, Noel Boone and Elise Silva
Black History Reading: Brown V. Board of Education – Lordina Amperee
“We Shall Over Come” – Music Club
“Glory” – Branden McLaughlin, Armani Medley, Osagie Ekhator
Heal The World – Dance Club
Black History Reading: “Hidden Figures” – Kyla Sease
Our Roots – Theater Club and Sorority Club
Black National Anthem
Noel Boone, Saniya Roberts, Aaliyah King and Elise Silva.
Black History Reading: Brown V. Board of Education
“We Shall Over Come”
Our Winter Break Program was an excellent way for students to spend their vacation. During the morning session students completed vacation packets, prepped for the New York State Exam and completed science activities. During the afternoon sessions students participated in Sports, Step, Media, Theater and Engineering Club.
Georden Burton reviews his experience at the Winter Break Program:
“I spent my winter break in school and it was fun. The winter break program was at PS 15. We worked on our homework packets and test prep in the morning. At lunch, we were able to play on our video games. The clubs I attended in the afternoon were Sports and Media. In Media Club, I was able to interview other clubs and take pictures. We had a good time this week. Overall, my Winter Break was awesome.”
-Georden Burton, 3rd Grade
Global Day of the Engineer
Earth Day 2017
About Earth Day by Terryl Jackson (5th Grade)
Earth Day Comedy by Joshua King
There was a boy who didn’t care about Earth.
He didn’t care that he threw his trash outside his house.
Then a knock on the door came. It was a girl named Danielle.
She told the boy he should never litter. In 2007, we Americans threw away about 570 billion pounds of garbage. We are responsible for 30 percent of the planet's total waste. The boy learned his lesson and picked up all his trash.
Earth Day Poem by Talise Peele and Antonelle Coley
Earth Day, Earth Day.
it’s the very best day and has the best weather.
We take care of the earth.
We go outside, and plant new trees.
Thank the Earth for all that it gives.
Earth Day, Earth Day we love you Earth day.
It originated on March 21, 1970.
We celebrate Earth day to understand the consequences of our actions.
Earth Day without you we would live in trash.
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