176 Afterschool

June 2019 - Vol. 8 Issue 3

Thinking BIG For Our Children

Mrs. Hughley, Assistant Principal of PS176

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"The Steady Hand"

Mrs. Hughley, thanks for your commitment to the children and families in our community over the past 29 years. We will miss you dearly. However, we are consoled knowing you will continue your quest of building a community of lifelong learners. Much success in your future.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

CYCSI would like to congratulate the graduating students from the Class of 2019! We will dearly miss many of the students who participated in our Afterschool Program through their time at PS176. These students served as role models to the successive students within the program and PS 176 school. We wish them all luck on their future endeavors and hope to see them accomplish more big things soon!

Senior Social

Graduating Class of 2019 (Staff Edition)

We would also like to congratulate our CYCSI Team Members 2018 graduates. Our staff goes above and beyond to ensure our students are being enriched both academically and artistically. We wish them luck and encourage them to continue to do their best.

Science Fair 2019

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P.S. 176 participated in the District 29 science fair this year with all eyes on the prize. Our students competed with other schools to see which projects were the most creative and which ones most accurately portrayed the scientific method. This year, our students won many awards ranging from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade students. Congratulations to Janelle Burrowes (2nd Place Kindergarten), Jasmine McGeachy (3rd Place Kindergarten), Uriel Meadows-Elder (1st Place First Grade), Eyan Vidal (1st Place Second Grade), Atira Allen (1st Place Fourth Grade), Michael Faloye (2nd Place Fifth Grade), and Eden Marriot (3rd Place Fifth Grade) for all winning first, second or third place awards.

Community Service

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Our theme for the month of May was Community Service so we tasked our volunteers with writing a response to why they feel Community Service is important and how they feel it impacts their lives or others:

Mekhi Perrin

"Community service is an essential part of life that everyone should involve themselves in. Not only does it serve as a humbling experience but it helps you realize that you can make a difference. It assists in teaching you that you alone are enough to make a change and a huge impact in your community. Being able to give back to the community in which you live in is a blessing itself. Overtime being able to see the difference you made is incredible and community service has been a very amazing and cathartic experience for me."

Deborah Dormevil - 12th grade

"Community service is important because it gives you an opportunity to give back to a community that gives so much to you. When you meet new people and learn from them, it can create such a huge impact on your life and teach you things you can hold on to for a lifetime. Without even knowing it, you can impact people's lives the same way."

John Fentress - 8th grade

Community service is important because it can help the youth. Kids will learn more outside of school and gain more knowledge so they can show that they are good workers too.

Nia James - 11th grade

Community Service is important because it can teach you important values. Volunteering with CYCSI has shown me how to develop a good work ethic. Also, it can teach you to give back out of the kindness in your heart.

Benny Nonato - 12th grade

Community service is crucial for experience and building up the relationship with our community. By serving the community, we not only improve our character but also help the people around us.

Thomas Pearson - 12th grade

Community service is important because it helps the community turn into a better place. Community service impacts people's lives in positive ways which help people develop throughout their life. In my opinion, I think everybody should do community service once in your life.

Joel Seenarine - 11th grade

Community service is important because it allows us to learn about the new generation. It is also important because we have a chance to give back to the community we love. The things we love about our community help us understand how people operate around us.

Aiesha Williams - 12th grade

Community service is a huge opportunity for society and its people to benefit. Individuals are able to gain experience and knowledge of the work environment. Also, you can receive skills that can last a lifetime.

Sherique Murray - 10th grade

I feel that community service is important because it gives volunteers a chance to help make our community a better place. Community service impacts the lives of everyone because it lets us learn about and bond with the people around us.

Birthday Celebration

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CYCSI sends a special shout out to all the students whose birthdays were in May and June. Happy Birthday and we wish you many more!!!!

"Our Stories" - Culminating Event 2019

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On June 24th, 2019, we hosted our Culminating Event surrounding the theme "Our Stories". . Additionally, various performances and exhibits that our students worked on in their selective clubs were showcased. Every Friday our Activity Specialists work closely with students to enrich them with knowledge on a specific subject area, where they look to both learn and eventually display their efforts. Our exhibits included Art, Engineering, and Computer Science and Technology Clubs. Our show included:


  • This is the Way…………………………………..Kindergarten Class
  • The Game Changers …………………………….………..Theater Club
  • Zeta Phi Psi New Member Presentation……………………….ZPP Sorority
  • We’re Playing Basketball . . .………………………. Basketball Sports Club
  • We are the World ………………………………… CYCSI Chorus
  • Gumboot Story ……………………………………………..Step Club
  • Hot Cross Buns ……………….. Music Club (recorders and Chorus Collaboration)
  • Greatest Love of All …………………………………CYCSI Chorus
  • Football Playbook ……………………………...………….. Sports Club
  • Jasmine’s Homecoming ……………………………...………. Dance Club

Thanks to all the parents who allowed their children to perform and attended the Event to support them. This program simply wouldn't be great without our talented young minds. We are appreciative of all staff, students, teachers, and parents and look forward to seeing you all Summer 2018.
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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

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