Saturday, June 27, 2015
The school year is officially over! Congratulations to all of the students at our school that have worked so hard all year! A special congratulations goes to our graduates! We have appreciated all of the views, comments, and 'likes' on our blog and Facebook page! During the summer, go to our Facebook page to see some of the events and activities that NYC has to offer! Click here to read a letter with some suggestions for summer activities from our school's Chancellor!
School resumes on September 9th. Expect some exciting changes at PS4! Have a great summer!
Posted by The Librarian at Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
|Teaching Artists Alegria & Chuvisco with Catelina.|
Thanks to Teaching Artists Chuvisco and Alegria for making sure our young Capoiera dancers learn and have fun! Special thanks to DanceBrazil's founder and Master Teacher, Jelon Vieira and Executive Director Patty Bryan for continuing to be great partners in the education our students for the fourth year in a row. To see photos and videos from past Capoeira programs at PS4, click here! To see photos and videos from this year's program, click below!
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
|Kindergarten graduates pose for photographs after receiving their diplomas from Principal White-Jones.|
|Principal White-Jones hands diploma to graduate.|
Saturday, June 13, 2015
|Photo of Nathan M. as he performs at the 2015 Talent Show.|
Friday, June 12, 2015
Our 9th annual Talent Show was a success! Thanks to all of the teachers, family members and student-performers for making the show so successful. Take a look at the slide show below for some highlights of this fundraising event.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
|5th grade students from Ms. Marmolejos & Mr. Nycz's class at Sportime USA.|
Thanks to Kenya our party host who made sure we had a lot of fun. Special thanks to Jackie Rivera (Sales and Marketing) and Jay Matthew (Sportime President) for making sure our students had an opportunity to participate in all that Sportime had to offer. Take a look at the slide show below for some highlights from the festive occasion!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
|Coaches McArdle and Coach Nycz with the PS4 Baseball Team at the Turn 2 Us Awards Ceremony.|
Although the new PS4 Wellness Committee has not officially booked any events for the coming school year, that will happen in their next meeting, the committee will aim to continue the work of the Turn 2 Us program in the areas of wellness initiatives for families and staff, sports teams and mentorship, school assemblies, and mind-body exercises for in-class, cafeteria and recess.
|PS4 Wellness Committee for 2014-2015 school year.|
The mentorship program runs in conjunction with the Turn 2 Us sports teams, drama, and art clubs. This program allows students to spend lunch time once each week learning problem solving skills, stress management, and other healthy lifestyle practices.
|Students 4th and 5th grade Turn 2 us programs.|
Dr. Montanez had the priveledge of handing out scholarships to the YMCA Camp Hi Rock's Sleep-away Camp. These scholarship recipients were chosen for their excellence in class and in program or for overcoming personal obstacles. The six students will attend sleep-away camp at YMCA Camp Hi Rock in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts for two weeks this summer, from August 9 to 22. More information and pictures are available at camphirock.org.
|Honorees of the Hi Rock Sleep Away Camp Scholarship.|
Special thanks to Dr. Montanez and her dedicated team for supporting the boys and girls of PS4 since 2004. We appreciate her dedication to educating the whole child and we wish her all the best. Click here to read highlights from programs that Turn 2 us has had at our school over the years.
Monday, June 8, 2015
|Dr. Akala (left), Dr. Hultgren (center) and Dr. Carey (right) visited 5th grade classes for PS4's Mini-Med School.|
Dr. Aaron Hultgren, who specializes in emergency medicine at NYU/Langone Medical Center and who is now Assistant Professor at NYU's School of Medicine, has been bringing his Mini-Medical School Program to PS4 since 2010. With the help of medical students, Dr. Hultgren allows 5th grade students to have a better understanding of the human body.
This year, he brought Dr. Akala, Dr. Sani (not pictured) and Dr. Carey! Over the course of three sessions, PS4 students learned about the cardiovascular system, the central nervous system, and the musculoskeletal system. Activities included listening to heart sounds, testing nerve reflexes, examining the pupil reflex, making a splint for a broken bone, and the students even created a simulated brain and performed heart surgery on damaged vessels. They showed what they learned through station challenges. They were also required to answer questions and perform activities based on the different body systems.
To see highlights from Dr. Hultgren's previous visits, click here! To see a professional video from our 2013 Mini-Med School, click here! We love you, Dr. Hultgren! On behalf of the students and teachers, thank you for inspiring our young scholars and allowing them to make valuable connections to the real world.