"A Community of Learners"

PS 112M. Mission
The staff and administrators of our school believe that every student will be given the opportunity to maximize his/her ability to learn.
We recognize that education is fostered through cooperation between the teacher, student, parent, and community.
To this task we commit ourselves to build an educational atmosphere for learning which we will provide our students the opportunity to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially in order to become future productive members of society.

Our Vision:
We see our school as a community of learners where all members of the staff, students, and parents support and accept each other, and meet the needs of individuals. It is the hope that all members of our community will become life long learners, be flexible, embrace change and become active participants in our school and society. Ideally, all members of the community will be responsible and accountable. The members will respect themselves and others. The members will develop critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively.



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P.S 112M,
                           Jose Celso Barbosa School                           
535 E.119th Street
New York, New York 10035 
Eileen Reiter, Principal
Carmen Colon, Assistant Principal
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Fax: 212-860-6077

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P.S.112 CARES!!



 2nd Grade students were busy for weeks making crafts to sell to raise money for hurricane Sandy victims. They made frames, beaded necklaces and bracelets, glittered ornaments, flower pots, and painted rocks to name a few. The sale was a huge success!! They raised over $800!! A Red Cross respresentative visited our school and the students presented the money to them! Congratulations 2nd graders and Teachers !!!

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After the devastating events of the earthquake and tsunami that affected Japan in March, students  from 1-213 began asking questions.  First they wondered exactly about what a tsunami was and what an  earthquake was.  Then their wonderings shifted to how they could help the people of Japan.  They decided to raise money for the people of Japan.  They created posters and went around the school to fundraise.  Along with  the Penny Harvest team, they raised $500 for the Japanese Red Cross.  As their inquiry broadened, they began reading  books about life in Japan.  Their questions then centered on children in Japan, how they dressed, what they ate, what  they did for fun, what kind of animals lived there, etc. As a culminating event to this project of humanity and empathy, students created collages that were put into book form.

Jacob Brandt's parents arranged for a visit to the United Nations, where they both work.  Dignitaries from Japan met with Class 1-213 to receive the book of collages and sympathy messages.  The students performed "Kuma San" that they had learned in Music Class with Miss Trudy, as well as "On Top of Spaghetti."  A film crew was there from a Japanese television station.

You can click on the link to view a short clip of the presentation.


June 3-- Mighty Milers Fun Run

1/2 Day for ALL Students


June 9 --1/2 Day for ALL Students

June 10-- PTA Meeting and Election

Room 207 8:30

June 16, 17 and 19-- Ballroom Dance Festival

June 18  Children's Art Exhibit Floors 1 and 2 8:30

June 23--Moving UP Ceremony 2nd Grade 9:30

June 24 --Moving Up Ceremony

PK 128 9:00

PK 129 9:30




  Parent Resources:

 1. Information on how to REGISTER your child in a NYC public school: click here

  2.  ***Keep your child SAFE ONLINE!!!***

View Guidelines for Parents

Internet Safety for Kids: click  here

3. Want access to your child's school records?Stop by Room 117 to pick up your ARIS Log-in Information!


Penny Harvest

Third Annual Penny Harvest 2012-2013

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Second Annual Penny Harvest 2011-2012!!!

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Read all about 2010-11 project!


The students decided to donate the money to:

1- Red Cross Relief Fund for Japan
2- Little Sisters of the Assumption Food Pantry

  Seniors for Seniors

Our Penny Leaders made care packages (toiletries, etc) with our Senior Citizen Center Connection in East Harlem, the Casabe Housing for Seniors. It is the only senior citizen center that the Penny Leaders are associaded with.  The Penny Leaders chose to donate to the Ocean Prominade Nursing Home for Seniors affected by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway!

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The seniors were also invited to see our students dancing in the Nutcracker at our school!

We are proud to announce that we have received many awards for our hard work.  Click on the ribbon to view our
Awards and Recognitions. 



    Playground Ribbon Cutting


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 View DOE Calendar 2013-2014 website

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 PS112M Dual Language Program for Autistic Students: Read



Class 2-311 Poetry

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2-311 learned the crafts of poetry and wrote our own anthologies. We practiced making music in our poems and turning ordinary language into poetic language. Here is just a sneak peek at some of our poems!!



Ella -- A Fable

As part of PS112's Spring Drama show True Colors, the second grade classes adapted fairy tales and placed them 

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Take Your Child

 to School Day!!!!!   

December 2012


  Photos!  1 & 2




  Art Studio News

The Faberje Big Egg Hunt 2014

267 egg sculptures created by artists, fashion designers and architects hidden around New York City April 1-17,
culminating in a final gathering of eggs April 18-25 at Rockefeller Center.

Twenty four of the eggs were created by Studio in a School students.
With the guidance of 11 Studio Artist/instructors, 11 schools participated in this exciting project.
In addition, the Teen Apprenticeship Program students will be working on their eggs live in the 1 East 53rd Street Gallery on April 16 and 17.


 Art Exhibit -photos

**Museum Resources for Parents!!

 Three students' work is at the exhibition called "Celebrating Our Student Achievements in the Arts" at El Museo del Barrio.

HOORAY!!!! and Congratulations!
Big Apple Skyline
has been selected from over 800 entries to be included in the P.S. Art 2010 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


 Art celebrates the visual arts in New York City’s public schools and showcases the tremendous talent of students from every neighborhood across the city.  Students from 2-309 and art teacher, Cathy Ramey, are commended for the exemplary work submitted for this competition. 



Spring 2014 Blogging, click here!


2nd Grade Students participate in an online book club. They read stories and have conversations online at the P.S.112 Blog Site. Click here and click "comments" to read our discussions.

Blog Archives #1  #2

Videoconferencing with Taiwan

Class 2-216

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Terrific   Technology


**Skype Sessions: Click here




Internet Projects 2011-2012

Insect Study -Collaboration with Students from other states!  View PS112Mwork!

Earth Materials: View Wiki 301/311

Trillium Learning

Website and Projects

News and Events


All about   Internet Safety!

  2nd Grade Internet Safety eBook

  Click here: Sites for Kids

Students use this link in the lab to do

research and inquiry work.


Click to hear Podcasts  !

   Student Wikispace

  Health News  

  PS112M Wellness Council Committee. This committee develops activities within our school regarding Nutrition and Physical Education. Parents are more than welcome to join. Please see Ms. Carlisi or notify her at Important Websites are:  My Community Health Page   and  Kids Eat Well


  Health Inquiry Class 1-213


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 Visit Kidfresh for Fun Kid Games and Word Searches!

Additional Information for Parents--click here 

Nutrition Website

25 Snacks for Healthy Kids




Library Media Center Announcements and Events

Click here to view the Library Standards!

P.S.112 VIDEOCONFERENCES WITH ASIA!!!!  This year our Distant Learning program has been a great success!  Class 2-302 and class 2-216 connected with countries in Asia!  2-302 had a videoconference with HONG KONG where our students shared with Hong Kong students the process of print making and they taught us how to bucket drum. When we connected with Hong Kong there was a twelve hour difference. We met at 7:30AM while the students over there met at 7:30 PM. Class 2-216 had their Videoconference with TAIWAN.  Our students learned about the Moon Festival and they learned about the process of print making. When connecting with Taiwan, there was a thirteen hour difference.  We came to school at 6:00 PM and they came to school at 7:00 AM. All the students involved with Distant Learning have learned a great deal about different cultures and our world.  We hope to continue these great Global Projects!  

Class 1-213 and 1-306, had the opportunity to connect with a Zoo in Kansas.  On two separate occasions, the students learned about Animal Adaptation and Birds of Prey. The preparation for these lessons included many visits to the Science Room & Technology Lab. The children also visited the Library to find resources needed for their topic.  The content for these lessons were prepared by Ms. Morelli and the classroom teachers.  The students quickly became experts and even surprised Misty the Zookeeper with their knowledge!
Distant Learning is such a great tool because it allows students to learn and wonder about the world they live in. The student’s natural inquiry that took place during these events was amazing.  The science vocabulary acquired for this unit continues to be in use.   
There is still more Videoconferencing to come this YEAR!!!



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Videoconferencing 2012-2013













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