Welcome to The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School: Please scroll down for information & updates
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If you are interested in applying to our school please click on the following link for our application: Magnet application.pdfb.
Parent 411 Newsletter , please click on following link to view - https://www.smore.com/nj6h0
Feb. 2019 Calendar- Feb 2019 calendar.pdf
Feb. 8th- PTA Meeting, 5:15 pm- Calling All 5th grade parents URGENT- Join us to find out where we stand with 5th Grade Moving Ahead activities our venue for our 5th grade dance has CLOSED. Come see what that means for this year's 5th grade. We may have to cancel.
Feb. 11th - 15th is Respect For All Week- During this week schools will have the opportunity to highlight ongoing diversity programs that engage in activities that promote diversity. Here at P.S. 160 we will be engaging in meaningful lessons that reinforce our 3B’s, To Be Respectful, To Be Empathetic, & To Be Responsible.
Feb. 13th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm- Family Valentines Day Dance: Fun, Music, Food & Prizes! Dress to Impress. $5 admission for all families.
Feb. 14th- A Band Special Event For Our Families- Calling All 4th & 5th Grade Parents that have students in our P.S. 160 Band please join us at 9:00 am for a special performance. A light breakfast will be provided immediately following.
Parent FYI & Upcoming Events- BLACK HISTORY = EVERYDAY HISTORY- Calling All Parents and Community Members! Join us Feb. 25th at 9:00 am for a special interactive performance. It is a play based on the "Birmingham Children's March". Become a part of the performance! Breakfast reception directly following our special performance.
#WeImpact Parent Equity Team Meeting, Feb. 28th ; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm- Do You Believe Your Child Can Be All That They Can Be? If the answer is Yes, join us on our journey of understanding Equity. Learn how you can be part of a team looking to bring about change.
Jan. Citywide Council of English Language Learners- Jan. 8th ; 6:15 pm- Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street, 2nd. flr.
5th Grade Parents/guardians please click on the Parent 411 Tab on the Menu for Middle School Info and Moving Ahead Information. Dates are posted on our calendar. Please click on the Calendar Tab and scroll forward to June.
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.
Moving forward students should be in their red school shirt and navy pants unless notified of a special assembly. Only Pre-k shirts are ordered specifically through the school. The cost of the shirt is $10.
*** 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 Emergency Contact Card).
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.
Parents Please Note: There are some new protocols for our NEW GYM- Please click on link to view: New gym protocol.pdf
P.S. 160 Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead 2018-2019
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.
WHOSE HOUSE: OBAMA: Yes We Can! Si, Se Puede; OPRAH: No Struggle , No Strength!; OCHOA : Reach For The Stars! House Information and Updates
Whose House? Whose House Is In The Lead?
OCHOA HOUSE...REACH FOR THE STARS! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL VIP DANCE PARTY ON JAN. 23RD!
Thank you to our HOUSE PARENTS who have really jumped in to help to support our new house system. Your participation speaks volumes and also helps to earn HOUSE POINTS!
Parent Participation plays a big part in your child's House earning House Points! Your attendance at family events & workshops adds House Points. We are STILL looking for House Parents especially in our 1st Grade!
(Pre-k to 1st Grade) OBAMA: Yes We Can! Si, Se Puede-
(2nd & 3rd Grade) OPRAH: No Struggle , No Strength!-
(4th & 5th Grade) OCHOA : Reach For The Stars! -
Quick Links to Important Websites: REMIND (messaging system), Engage NY, etc...
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,,
Events, Project Based Learning , Celebrations and much more
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.
Next Meeting: Jan. 8th- 6 pm at PS 121 -2750 Throop Ave. ( Public transportation use the # 26 Bus)
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.
School Contact Information
P.S. 160's Contact Information:
Phone #- (718) 822-8402 Fax # (718) 822 8416
Principal: Lori Baker, E-mail- lbaker3@ schools.nyc.gov
Asst. Principal: Katherine Atiles, E-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Principal: Kiana Washington, E-mail- email@example.com
Parent Coordinator: Kwafi Gray, E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
STEAM - Collaborative Research
Project Based Learning: Research
PBL has a positive impact on how students learn. “ Research shows students develop skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving and engagement.” (Buck Institute for Education).STEAM
PBIS: Web of Kindness
The power of kindness is inspiring; students in class 3-219 created a web of kindness sharing or noticing the good qualities in each other.STEAM
During English Language Arts students utilize computers. Technology provides an opportunity for students to tap into their learning modality by helping reinforce core skills.STEAM
Math: Problem Solving
Students develop understanding and mastery of the subject through peer teaching.STEAM
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.STEAM
Test Coordinator's Corner-Important Testing Dates & Information.
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.