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 !!!
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 5 Mighty Miler Fun Run
June 6 Prof. Development NO School
June 10 Half Day for All Students
June 11 PTA Meeting & Election Room 207 @ 8:30 AM
June 12 Children's Art Exhibit 8:30-10 AM
June 19 Last Day for Moving Up Ceremony Payment
June 24 Moving Up Ceremony 9:30AM
June 26 Last Day of School HALF DAY
Art Celebration 8:30 to 10:00AM
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Third Annual Penny Harvest 2012-2013
Second Annual Penny Harvest 2011-2012!!!
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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!