The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM school is Full STEAM Ahead 2019 - 2020

 Graphic of the word STEAM. Science, Technology, Arts and Math 

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The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM 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".

 If you are interested in applying to our school please click on the following link for our application: Magnet application.pdfb

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.

 

 

The Parent 411- Please scroll down for information , updates & upcoming events

 IT'S BOOK FAIR TIME- Join Us In Giving The Gift That Keeps On Giving! BOOKS OPEN THE DOOR TO POSSIBILITIES.

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL "NEW" & EASY WAY FOR STUDENTS TO SHOP, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO FIND OUT MORE INFO ABOUT THE "E- WALLET". ALL ARE WELCOME TO SHOP DURING OUR UPCOMING PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES (AFTERNOON & EVENING SESSIONS)

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html

CONTACTS:  Please note if you would like to contact our staff it must be done through their DOE emails (e.g. mingram@schools.nyc.gov)

 Important emails:   Ms. Baker; Principal ( lbaker3@schools.nyc.gov), Ms. Atiles; Asst. Principal  (katiles@schools.nyc.gov), Ms. Washington; Asst. Principal (kwashington15@schools.nyc.gov) and Ms. Gray; Parent Coordinator (kgray6@schools.nyc.gov)

 

November Calendar-Please click on the following link for this month's calendar. nov 19calendar.pdf 

Monthly Lunch Menu - https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/menus/school-lunch-meals?value=s1#menuDiv

   Upcoming Events:

 Starting Friday October 18th to Nov. 7th, we are asking families to help us make a difference! We are asking for donations of "NEW" socks for adults & children who are homeless. This is a House Competition- the house with the most donations will receive "BONUS" Points & A Special Fun Day for their efforts.  Please send all donations of "NEW" socks in a bag labeled with your child's name/class and place it in our special Socktober bin in our school lobby.

 

 Uniform Policy: Parents we are a mandated uniform school. 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, standard school navy pants/skirt or dress, and navy or black shoes.

 On scheduled gym days students should wear navy sweatpants and a white shirt.                                                                                                                                                                             

Students should be in their school shirt and navy pants unless notified of a special assembly.  Please click on the links to our web stores:

K-5th-  k- 5 uniform.pdf, Pre-K-  prek- uniform.pdf   

 

K-5TH GRADE SUPPLY LISTSUPPLY LIST K- 2nd grade 2019.pdf  SUPPLY LIST 2019 3rd- 5th Grade 1 Gray Kwafi.pdf  , PRE-K SUPPLY LIST-  supply list PRE-k.docx                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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 

Click the link below for a great website to learn more about women in science: http://sciencenetlinks.com/collections/womens-history-month/

 Parent 411 Newsletter , please click on following link to view - https://www.smore.com/nj6h0  

 

  

 

STEAM - Collaborative Research

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    Exemplars -" A powerful performance material for developing critical thinking, reasoning and communication skills in mathematics."

      Students work with a partner to develop their high-order thinking skills.

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  • Why Research?

    Research help students improve reading skills. It helps students develop critical thinking and reasoning skills as they collect sources for their writing.

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  • New York City’s Water System

    The students learned how New York City gets its water from reservoir to tap. They also as engineers constructed model aqueducts.

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  • STEAM Challenge

    Students worked with a partner to build the longest chain, using one piece of construction paper.

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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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Events, Project Based Learning , Celebrations and much more

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? OUR HOUSE SYSTEM AT THE MAGNET STEAM SCHOOL : BUILDING COMMUNITY, FAMILY AND A SYSTEM OF SUCCESS FOR OUR STUDENTS. CELEBRATING OUR DIVERSITY AND ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LENS. OUR HOUSE SYSTEM AMPLIFIES OUR 3 BE'S OF 160: BE RESPECTFUL, BE EMPATHETIC, & BE RESPONSIBLE.  OBAMA HOUSE, OPRAH HOUSE & OCHOA HOUSE PROMOTES THE FOLLOWING:

  • CREATIVITY
  • INNOVATION
  • SELF AWARENESS
  • RESPECT
  • EMPATHY
  • RESPONSIBILITY
  • DETERMINATION

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 looking for House Parents for each grade! If you are interested in becoming a House Parent for your child's house please email Ms. Gray at kgray6@schools.nyc.gov

 Thank you to our HOUSE PARENTS who  jumped in to help to support our new house system. Your participation speaks volumes and also helps to earn HOUSE POINTS!  

 (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! - 

Looking Forward --2019 - 2020 School Updates

What's Happening In School?- 

Click on link to view the NYC DOE School Calendar 2019 - 2020.  school-calendar-2019-2020 2.pdf 

 

 

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:  Aug. , PS 121 , 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. 

 

 

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. 

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/learning/testing/state-and-citywide-testing-calendar

English Language Arts (ELA): Students in grades 3-8 take this test in spring. ( April 2nd & 3rd)

  • 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.

School Contact Information

  The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School'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- katiles@schools.nyc.gov

Asst. Principal: Kiana Washington, E-mail- kwashington15@schools.nyc.gov

Parent Coordinator: Kwafi Gray,   E-mail - kgray6@schools.nyc.gov