2016 – Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories
Black History Month-
The history of African Americans unfolds across the canvas of America, beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower and continuing to the present. From port cities where Africans disembarked from slave ships to the battle fields where their descendants fought for freedom, from the colleges and universities where they pursued education to places where they created communities during centuries of migration, the imprint of Americans of African descent is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past. These sites prompt us to remember and over time became hallowed grounds.
We will be celebrating Black History Month with several events that highlight some important events that helped to shape history.
Our 1st event- WED. FEB. 10TH; 6PM- "BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S MARCH" An interactive play. Announcement of our 1st NAACP Essay & Poster Contest Winners.
Week of Feb. 22nd- "AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN"- CELEBRATING BLACK AUTHORS, ILLUSTRATORS,PLACES, EVENTS (HALLOWED GROUNDS) AND THE JOY OF READING.
Feb. 27th- CULMINATING EVENT -FAMILY FUN SAT. EVENT AT AMC BAY PLAZA- VIEWING THE MOVIE "RACE".
Reminder For All Parents-
Every Tuesday 40 minutes is set aside specifically from 2:20-3:10 pm JUST FOR YOU!
Parent engagement is taking place each and every Tuesday during this time please take advantage and join us!
Check your child's planner, homework folder, class page and listen out for phone blast reminders about all the great
ways we are working with you throughout the building. From our classroom teachers to the parent coordinator there are opportunities to be actively engaged in your child's learning experience.
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.
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.
Dear Walt Disney School Community,
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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.