Class 3-218: 2017-2018 School Year
Small moments of classroom 3-218. Have a wonderful summer!
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.
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 »
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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 »
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- email@example.com
Parent Coordinator: Kwafi Gray, E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/resources/testing/default.htm Click on this link for more information about NY State Exams.
Small moments of classroom 3-218. Have a wonderful summer!
Our culminating PBL project is underway. Students collaborate to design a simple machines playground.
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.
How can you design a rocket that flies the farthest? Students were challenged to make a rocket that flies.
*space to launch rocket.
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.
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!!!
Through art integration, third grade is learning about the relationship between plants and pollinators.
Third grade students learn about the Central Park Reservoir.
3rd grade students collaborate to complete an aqueduct challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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?
During math students work with a partner to discuss answers.
Students were asked to design anything using unsharpened pencils. They were allowed to use any additional materials as long as they used unsharpened pencils.