Events, Project Based Learning , Celebrations and much more

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.

 

 

Parent Events & Resources

   

 5th Grade Information-

Our 5th Grade Senior Trip Money Is Due May 18th- It is the FINAL DATE TO SEND IN PAYMENT.  The Trip Scheduled Is To Holiday Hills On June 12th. The cost of the trip is $55.00. It is a separate cost from the Senior  Dues . Parents please send in your child's trip money along with his/her signed permission slip by May 18th. Students who do not have payment on this date will not be allowed to attend our scheduled trip.

5th Grade Senior Dues are $90. Payment is past due. Senior Dues include: Senior Dance, T-shirt, Cap & Gown, and Autograph book. Please have payments placed in a white envelope attn: PTA with your child's name and class on the outside 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME TUES. MAY 8TH FROM 5:00 - 6:00 pm; Intro to 3D Printing Parent Event With Ms. Cannizzo Our Tech. Lab Cluster Teacher.

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.

 

 

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.

May Calendar click on the link may 2018 CALENDAR.pdf 

Upcoming events

Thursday, May 31: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. invites Bronx community members to a Ramadan Iftar Dinner to honor outstanding Muslim community activists and benefit Islamic Relief USA. The dinner will be at 7 p.m. at Veterans' Memorial Hall in Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse. To register, emaillroldan@bronxbp.nyc.gov.

Saturday, June 2: INCLUDEnyc invites children with autism and their families to Outdoors for Autism, an afternoon of fun, entertainment and connection, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mullaly Park on 164th St. between River and Jerome avenues. Bring a blanket and enjoy the refreshments and activities. Learn more and register »

Saturday, June 2: Join the World Science Festival in the Great Fish Count, where community members are invited to help marine scientists catch, count, identify and release some of the 225 fish species in the Harbor and Hudson ecosystem. The Bronx fish count will be at Concrete Plant Park on Bruckner Blvd. at the West End of the Bronx River Bridge, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more locations and details, see the flier »This is just one of many science events happening around the city starting on May 29 as part of the World Science Festival. For more events and resources, visit the website »

Saturday, June 2: The UFT is one of the organizers of the Youth Over Guns March, a youth-led action centered on gun violence in urban communities of color. The march will start at noon at Korean War Veterans Plaza in Brooklyn and proceed over the Brooklyn Bridge, culminating in a rally at Foley Square. You can learn more by visiting the Facebook page »

Saturday, June 9: Come to It's My Park and help beautify St. Mary's Park at the intersection of 146th Street and St. Anne's Avenue. It's a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, meet other volunteers and clean up a neighborhood park. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Park. See the event listing »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 »

Saturday, June 9: PS 18 invites families to its 3rd annual "Buzzing About Health" Community Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PS 18 school yard, 502 Morris Ave. 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 »

Apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the American Federation of Teachers: The UFT's parent union invites high school seniors in public schools who are of Hispanic/Latino heritage and have parents or guardians who are union members are eligible to apply for the Maria Portalatin National Freedom scholarship. Apply by June 20 for the chance to receive a $1,000 stipend for books and a laptop. Download the flier and application »

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Although motorcycles make up only 3 percent of registered vehicles, they accounted for 13 percent of traffic fatalities in 2016. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is working to change that with resources and training for motorcycle riders, car drivers and pedestrians. For more information, check out the website »You can also spread the word about Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by downloading and sharing this flier »

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 »


Thank you to our parents who attended our  May 23rd Parent STEAM Showcase:Highlights from our STEAM Journey,Student Performances, Art Show and more…

 

 Our students have the NYS Science test coming up in the spring, please click on the following links for the science vocabulary words: science vocab1.pdf , Science vocab2.pdf  science vocab3.pdf

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday March 15th. 

We had a great time at the opening of our New Gym- Thank you to Councilman Andy King for his support !  In partnership with our Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School Community Initiative  we  hosted 2 sports clinics for all students that attended. Parents enjoyed hands on activities in our  STEAM Lab classrooms. Our special guest Councilman Andy King was instrumental in us receiving the grant to refurbish our gym.   It was a wonderful opportunity to meet our staff and see what innovative things are happening within our classroom.
 Parents Please Note: There are some new protocols for our NEW GYM- Please click on link to view: New gym protocol.pdf                                                                                                                        

GYM UNIFORMS CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH THE SCHOOL PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR ORDER FORM:   GYM UNIFORM ORDER FORM.pdf ,  gym uniforms are here again.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.

 Pre-K student arrival/Dismissal is through the side frontyard.  Kindergarten through 5th grade arrival/dismissal is through the large backyard. Please click on the link to see more information  Protocol Sept 17.doc.

  

 

 

CEC ( Community Education Council ) MEETINGS -

 This month's CEC meeting: May 15th at 6 pm,  LOCATION: PS 121, 2750 Throop ave.

Join Us For CEC Idol Singing Competition. Come support our very own Jadelyn Medina as she showcases her vocal talent on this night!

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

 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.

 

 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 2017-2018 School Updates

What's Happening In School?- 

Click on link to view the NYC DOE School Calendar 2017 - 2018. http://schools.nyc.gov/Calendar/default.htm

 

Incoming Pre-K and New Kindergarten Parents Info: Pre-K K orientation parent info.doc 

 

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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    Animals on the Move: Art Project

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

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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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    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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  • 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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