Welcome to The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School: Please scroll down to find out what is happening at our school.

  "Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0."If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Kwafi Gray @ kgray6@schools.nyc.gov to request assistance.

 

New incoming parents please click on the following link for information about the start of school: Parent pre-k k open house 2018.pdf   

School Supply List for Pre- K Students-   SUPPLY LIST K- 2nd grade.pdf 

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS FOR K-2ND GRADE PLEASE CLICK  HERE:  SUPPLY LIST K- 2nd grade.doc  , 3RD - 5TH GRADE PLEASE CLICK LINK: SUPPLY LIST 3rd- 5th Grade 1.pdf 

New Uniform Policy:

Parents we are a mandated uniform school and with our status now as Magnet STEAM school we have updated our school uniform policy. Uniforms are to be worn daily and they consist of the following:

For K-5th grade students- School shirt (red polo with school logo), standard school navy pants/skirt or dress and navy or black shoes. Pre-K students it is a grey polo shirt with school logo.

On scheduled gym days students should wear navy sweatpants and a white shirt. We will still use our white button down shirts/polo shirts for special assembly days.

Due to the shipping constraints all uniform orders placed by Aug. 18th will arrive at the school on Sept. 5th, which is the 1st day of school. We are asking all students to come in Assembly Day uniform for the 1st day (white shirt, navy pants etc...) moving forward students should be in their red school shirt and navy pants unless notified of a special assembly.

Parents click on the following link to purchase our new school uniform shirt: www.smoothUSA.com/PS160X

Pre k parents, shirts are not available online for our Pre-K students due to sizing. Info will be sent home on how to purchase pre-K uniform shirts.

Summer Meals

 Starting  June 27, 2018. Breakfast and lunch continues beyond the scheduled instructional school year from June 27th to August 31st. 

Summer Meals Program is available at hundreds of Public Schools, Community Pool Centers, Libraries, and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal to all children 18 years old and under. Please note there is no service on July 4th & August 21st.

 Follow link below to inform yourself and others. 
http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/sch_search/summermeals.aspx

 

FYI- July 20 Movies Under the Stars: Coco  at Ferry Point (in Ferry Point Park), Bronx; 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz...
Free!

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Upcoming events

This is the latest of the Second Saturdays event series for music, art, sports and fitness and other family activities at St. Mary's Park. Events run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other dates are July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. See the flier in English and Spanish »

 

News you can use

UFT help hotlines: The UFT offers two help hotlines for students. One is run by the UFT BRAVE Campaign(Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education) and serves as a safe space for students who are the victims of bullying or who are themselves bullying other students. Students can call 212-709-3222 on weekdays from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. or text BRAVE to 43961. These are just a couple of the resources the BRAVE campaign offers.Learn more about UFT BRAVE »Another UFT hotline is Dial-A-Teacher, 212-777-3380, a homework help hotline where classroom teachers offer assistance to elementary and middle school students in 10 languages. Learn more about Dial-A-Teacher »

NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy: The New York Police Department (NYPD) invites students between the ages of 10 and 16 to apply for its Summer Youth Police Academy before the deadline of June 1. Five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from July 2 through Aug. 10, students will attend classes, field trips, military drills and more. The program includes lunch, uniform shirts and field trips. Learn more and apply »

Free job training and placement help for parents who owe child support: Familes Forward invites parents who owe child support to participate in a free career training program. Get help breaking into trades like construction, hotel hospitality, IT support and woodworking. You can also get help managing your finances and applying for jobs. Learn more and apply »

Find a job with help from Workforce1: New York City Small Business Services offers job-matching help through Workforce1 Career Centers throughout the city, six of which are in the Bronx. For help finding an employer near you,contact your Workforce1 Career Center »


We had a great time at the opening of our New Gym- Thank you to Councilman Andy King for his support !  

 Parents Please Note: There are some new protocols for our NEW GYM- Please click on link to view: New gym protocol.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Just A Reminder : Parents, it is important that we have an Emergency Contact Card on file for your child with correct pick up and contact information. Students will not be released to anyone who is not on their blue emergency card. If you need to add any new information please click on the link and send the adjusted information in your child's homework folder.  blue card pdf.pdf  (Please click here to download Parent Contact Sheet).

Please be mindful to listen out for phone blasts from the school in regards to upcoming activities.  

Note: If you have not signed up for our REMIND Text message service please scroll down for more information on how to log in and receive text messages from the school.

 

  

 

 

P.S. 160 Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead 2017-2018

  

The Walt Disney school is moving full STEAM ahead this year in Science, Technology, Engineering , Art and Math. This website is here to keep you informed of "What's Happening At P.S. 160".

How To Maneuver Through Our Website: Click on the menu and under each tab find out information about our school. 

*Information about the Rules/Regulations of P.S. 160 and the NYC DOE can be found under the About The Walt Disney School tab.-

 At the About The Walt Disney School sub tab you will find: 1) Our Mission /Vision Statement 2) Link to the NYC DOE Rules & Regulations  3) Our Parent Handbook where you can find information about the in's and out's of P.S. 160.

P.S. 160's Policies/Rules sub tab you will find: 1) A link to the NYC Chancellor's Regulations 2) P.S. 160's Parent Involvement Policy 3) Cell Phone/ Electronic Usage Policy 4) Grading Policy   

*Please check out our Parent Coordinator (Parent FYI).-  Here you will find parent resources, information about upcoming workshops, parent/student events, information concerning middle school and links to our Remind text and email system .

* The Class Directory - This is  where you can find  information  such as ; homework assignments, reports and special announcements  concerning your child's class.

 

 

Events, Project Based Learning , Celebrations and much more

Parent Events

   

  Parents we have a special treat this year. To keep the learning going through the Summer we will have a Summer Learning Lending Library and Resource Center open on select Thursdays & Fridays. There will be fun STEAM activities to take home, books and learning sheets for every grade from Pre-k to 5th grade. Lending days and times are as follows:

Thursdays - 2:40 pm to 3:45 pm; Fridays - 8:00 am to 9:30 am. Available on the following dates: 7/13, 7/27, 8/2, 8/9,8/10, 8/23 & 8/24.

 

 

Click on the links below for great websites.

http://www.aplusmathcoach.com/Grade_1/Grade_1_Go_Math_Homework.html This link is the GO math resource site. You have access to parent letters, study guides, homework and much more.

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/worksheets/?grade-  Link for ELA printable worksheets  for grades K-5th.

http://www.k12reader.com- Link for ELA printable worksheets for grades K-5th.

http://www.tlsbooks.com- Link for ELA printable worksheets for grades Pre-K - 5th.

 

Please click on the Parent 411 tab to find more resources for parents.

 

 

CEC ( Community Education Council ) MEETINGS -

 Community Education Council (CEC) meetings are very important and parents/ community members are welcome to attend. It is a great way to get informed about what is going on in your school district. Please click on the link to find out more information about CECs.-http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/CEC/currentmembers.htm.

 

 

Congratulations again to our teachers who received tenure on Dec. 19, 2017 ; MS. NELSON (PRE K-144), MS. NIX-MILLER (5-366) AND MS. DOHERTY (S.T.E.A.M. ART TEACHER). 

 At our CEC Meeting  held on April 25th at PS 68, 4011 Monticello ave.  at 6 :00 pm (Business Meeting) and at  7:00 pm  (Calendar Meeting). The main topic of discussion at this meeting was the state of education. What is the plan for  our schools under the  new Trump Administration.  Parent leaders from different schools urged parents to review the "proposed" Bill H.R. 610, "Title l- Choices In Education Act" and to become proactive in the state of their child's education. 

 

 

Looking Forward 2018-2019 School Updates

What's Happening In School?- 

Click on link to view the NYC DOE School Calendar 2018 - 2019. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/calendar?event_categories=1|Key%20Dates,,

 

 

 

School Contact Information

  P.S. 160's Contact Information:

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE  WE ARE INTHE PROCESS OF SETTING UP PARENT ACCESS TO OUR  TEACHER EMAILS.   

Phone #- (718) 822-8402  Fax # (718) 822 8416

Principal: Lori Baker, E-mail- lbaker3@ schools.nyc.gov    

Asst. Principal: Katherine Atiles, E-mail- katiles@schools.nyc.gov

Parent Coordinator: Kwafi Gray,   E-mail - kgray6@schools.nyc.gov

Test Coordinator's Corner-Important Testing Dates & Information.

  Grades 3–8 State Tests

Elementary and middle school students in New York State take yearly State tests in core academic subjects to assess their mastery of the Common Core Learning Standards. Students’ test results are one of the factors that schools use to decide whether to promote a student to the next grade. Educators also analyze students’ test results to help determine which instructional standards to focus on, and to evaluate their programs.
The links below take you to pages with more information about each particular test that elementary and middle school students take; you can also read more about how subjects are taught in New York City on the Academics page. 

English Language Arts (ELA): Students in grades 3-8 take this test in spring.

  • Math: Students in grades 3-8 take this test in spring.
  • Science: Students in grades 4 and 8 take this test in spring.

 

http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/resources/testing/default.htm Click on this link for more information about NY State Exams.

Quick Links to Important Websites: REMIND (messaging system), Engage NY, etc...

STEAM - Collaborative Research

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    Class 3-218: 2017-2018 School Year

    Small moments of classroom 3-218. Have a wonderful summer!

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    Magic Machines-Project Based Learning

    Our culminating PBL project is underway. Students collaborate to design a simple machines playground. 

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    Hands On Learning

    Simple Machines- A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force. Designing their own pulley, students learned how a pulley is used to support movement and change of direction.

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    Science-Inquiry

    How can you design a rocket that flies the farthest? Students were challenged to make a rocket that flies.

    Materials:

    *paper;

    *scissors;

    *pencil;

    * straw;

    *scotch tape;

    *meter stick;

    *space to launch rocket.

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    Collaborative Research

    We live in a multicultural country; it’s important to understand cultures other than your own. Through collaborative research the students become aware of different countries and their customs. 

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  • Animals on the Move

    Third grade students began the launch of their PBL project. Engaging in a hands on approach, the students learned about a variety of animals: quails, hissing cockroaches, toads, bunnies, chinchillas, mice, tortoises, snakes, guinea pigs, geckos. OH MY!!!

     

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  • Animals on the Move: Art Project

    Through art integration, third grade is learning about the relationship between plants and pollinators. 

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  • The Water Cycle

    Third grade students learn about the Central Park Reservoir.

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  • Calling All Engineers

    3rd grade students collaborate to complete an aqueduct challenge. 

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  • Pack Your Bags: Destination Egypt

    Using multiple resources the students collaborate and learn about Egypt’s geography and culture.  After doing so, students will create a travel brochure about Egypt. 

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  • Properties of Matter-Invisible Ink

    The students learned how to write a secret message using lemon juice. Lemon juice is an acidic and weakens paper. When the paper is heated, the remaining acid turns the paper brown and reveals the message. 

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  • Science Inquiry- Properties of Matter

    Essential Question: Does air take up space? If so, how can you inflate a balloon in a bottle? 

    The students learned about the properties of gas by conducting an experiment. They learned a balloon wont inflate inside a bottle if the bottle is already filled with air. There’s no room for the balloon to expand inside the bottle. However, when you punch a hole in the bottle, the air molecules in the bottle have an exit. The molecules are pushed out as the balloon fills the space inside.

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  • Science Inquiry-Energy

    Students learned the importance of energy and renewable resources: wind, solar, geothermal.  The students worked cooperatively to create a model of a windmill to help understand processes:

    What are renewable resources? How does a windmill work? What kind of energy turns a windmill?

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  • Cooperative Math-Problem Solving

    During math students work with a partner to discuss answers.

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  • STEAM Home Challenge; Promoting Critical Thinking

    Students were asked to design anything using unsharpened pencils. They were allowed to use any additional materials as long as they used unsharpened pencils. 

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