Daily Announcements

Parents click on the link below to read our
Parent 411 - Aug. edition Newsletter
It has pertinent information in regards to the start of school, September's calendar
as well as a 2015- 2016 calendar of important dates for the entire school year.
Summer 2015 newsletter.pdf

Welcome To The Walt Disney School- 1st Day of School FYI-

School starts Sept. 9th and we are encouraging all "DADS" (granddads, uncles, foster dads etc..) to bring their children to school on that day.

Pre-K will follow a staggered schedule for the 1st day of school and will have an early dismissal the 2nd day of school. Please click on link below for more information.

Kindergarten will have an early dismissal at 11:20 am for the 1st day of school ONLY!
UPDATE- KINDERGARTEN WILL NOW BE DISMISSING AT 12:50 PM ON THE 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL ONLY!

1st Grade - 5th Grade will follow the daily schedule below:

 Arrival for all students is 8:00 am &
Dismissal time is 2:20 pm:

A) Arrival & Dismissal Locations-
Pre-K -
Pre-K students line up for arrival & dismissal in the front side yard. Teachers are outside during arrival time to greet the students.
Kindergarten -Kindergarten students line up for arrival & dismissal in the large school yard in the back of the school EVERYDAY! Kindergarten students line up near the back of the yard near the basketball hoops. Teachers during arrival time are outside to meet the students.
1st Grade - 5th Grade - 1st - 5th grade students enter into the school via the large school yard at the back of the school for arrival and are dismissed in the large school yard.

PARENTS PLEASE CLICK ON THE PARENT 411 TAB IN THE DIRECTORY TO ACCESS OUR SCHOOL PARENT HANDBOOK, SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST , SCHOOL PROTOCOL INFORMATION AND MUCH MORE.

Just a reminder: P.S. 160 is a uniform school . Students should wear navy bottoms (no jeans) and white collared shirts with a red tie. Shoes should be navy or black. 


Pre-K Staggered schedule 1st day 2015.pdf
Changes to Immunization Requirements for the 2015–16 School Year                                                
All schools
 
As required by State law, you are responsible for ensuring that students are fully vaccinated against specific preventable diseases in order to attend school. Please note the following changes to immunization requirements that will be in place for the 2015–16 school year:
            
  • The second dose of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine (MMR) is now required for all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Previously, the second dose of MMR was required by age seven.
  •  Two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine are now required for all students in kindergarten, first, sixth, and seventh grade. Previously, two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine were required for all students in kindergarten and sixth grade.         
  •   Four doses of the Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV) are required for all students in kindergarten, first, sixth, and seventh grade; three doses are acceptable if the third dose was received at age four or older. If the third dose was not received at age four or older, the fourth dose must be given at age four or older.        
  •  Five doses of the DTaP are required for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade; the fifth dose should be given at age four or older. Four doses are acceptable if the fourth dose was received at age four or older.  
 Please note that these updated requirements will be posted on the school health website later this summer. For questions about immunization requirements, contact your Borough Health Director or Julia Sykes.



Please Click on the Parent 411 tab then click on the Parent Coordinator page. You will find school supply lists for all grades. The supply lists for K- 5th grade are listed in the resource box on the bottom right hand side of the page.

APPLY DURING THE SUMMER!
It Is Easier Than Ever To Apply Online!
Find Out If You Qualify For FREE School Meals.

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of SchoolFood offer healthy meals every school day.
The school meals application determines if your child will qualify for free or reduced-price meals and determines federal funding which is available to your child's school. 

Beginning in July, you can apply at nyc.applyforlunch.com which is quicker, easier and more accurate than filling out a paper application. You may qualify for free meals before the start of school. 

One application per household. Your privacy is important. All information is kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Dept. Of Education to share your information with any other agency.

Why Read Aloud? Is Reading Aloud Important?
There is an easy way to improve your child's chances at school. It will entertain and delight him. It will strengthen the bonds between him and you. And it is virtually free.

Sound too good to be true? Actually, it isn't. The magical method: taking time to read aloud to your child.
"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."
Adams, M.J. Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print

In an era of high-stakes testing and education reforms and revolutions, research has repeatedly proved that one simple parenting technique is among the most effective. Children who are read aloud to by parents get a head start in language and literacy skills and go to school better prepared.

"Reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes emerging literacy and language development and supports the relationship between child and parent," concludes a review in this month's Archives of Disease in Childhood.

In other words, reading that bedtime story may not only entertain and soothe your child, it may also develop their vocabulary, improve their ability to learn to read, and - perhaps most important - foster a lifelong love of books and reading.

Benefits of Reading Aloud

  • Encourages use of imagination to explore people, places, times and events beyond their experience.
  • Introduces children to the language of books which differs from conversational language.
  • Expands vocabulary and thinking.
  • Provides opportunity for parents and teachers to be role models for reading.


Please click on the following link for more information and resources http://readaloud.org/



 

Principal's Message
 
Dear Walt Disney School Community,
 
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the P.S. 160- Walt Disney School website, www.thewaltdisneyschool.org
The Walt Disney School is a dynamic, exciting, and educationally stimulating place where students are encouraged to reach their fullest potential.  The motto of our school is:  "The future starts here. Believe, Achieve, Succeed!"  The culture of the school emphasizes high expectations, creativity, respect and the cooperation of family, community and school.
 
The Walt Disney School staff is committed to providing a nurturing, academic environment.  It is through this environment that we create lifelong learners who will meet the challenges of the 21st century.
 
Our school's success is built on the foundation of strong partnerships between students, parents, staff and community.  Together, we bring to life our shared vision for our school.  The acquisition of the knowledge, skills and values required to effectively participate in a rapidly changing world begins in elementary school.  The members of the Walt Disney School staff are committed to assisting our students in meeting these demands.  The students, parents, staff and community truly make the Walt Disney School a great place to learn.
 
Educationally yours,
Lori Baker
Principal

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