Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math is our school's focus .

"The Walt Disney Magnet S.T.E.A.M. School" STEAMS AHEAD

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 S.T.E.A.M 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

  D.A.D.S. INITIATIVE Focus: Empowering our boys to succeed! Interested "dads" please listen out for more information via phone blasts and text messages. Our D.A.D.S did a wonderful job helping to host our  Annual Family S.T.E.A.M. Bingo Night. Thank you so much! Our next BIG D.A.D.S Event will be our  Annual Family Valentines Day Dance- Be on the look out!

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.

 

Parents our 2nd Annual NAACP Black History Month ESSAY/ART Contest Is Taking Place- Wonderful prizes for our winning entries. Please click on this link for 3rd - 5th grade  black history month 3 - 5 contest.pdf  and K- 2nd grade  K- 2nd Grade- black history contest.pdf . Submissions are due by Thurs. Feb. 15th. Winners will be announced at our Family Love /Black History Celebration on Feb. 27th.

PARENTS PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO VIEW IN IT'S ENTIRETY OUR PARENT 411- NEWSLETTER: Fall winter Newsletter 2017 Final.pdf 

  Parents: This was a very important meeting.  Human Trafficking Awareness is a very real situation that is happening right here in the Bronx. Thank you to Senator Jamaal Bailey for creating a platform for this information to be heard.

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 classrooms.

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

     

 Below are a few pictures from our 1st Open House highlighting some of the great PBL  (Project Based Learning) that is taking  place within our classrooms -

                                      Thanks to Ms. Nowak, Magnet Site Coordinator & Ms. Navarro, Magnet Resource Specialist our "STEAM Lab" is full STEAM AHEAD.... 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

We also had a great time with our D.A.D.S. Connection at our annual Family STEAM Bingo Night- Math & Engineering !  Bingo is a great way to teach math, ElA, Science, Art , Music and more. It is a fun way to get your child learning! Our parents had a nice time while our kids used their engineering skills to create wonderful holiday houses!

        

  Our 4th grade 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 

 

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 -

 Our next CEC meeting is scheduled for Jan. 9th at 6 pm,  LOCATION: PS 121,  2750 THROOP AVE. (RIGHT OFF OF ALLERTON ave.)

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. 

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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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    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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  • 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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