Welcome to The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School: Please scroll down for information & updates

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Parent FYI

Veterans Day, NOV 12TH. There is no school for students on this day. Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. Charles B. Rangel
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/charles_b_rangel_622427

  nov 18 calendar.pdf  

5th Grade Parents/guardians please click on the Parent 411 Tab on the Menu for Middle School Info

PICTURE DAY NOV. 16th For ALL Students.

Nov 13th - Parent Engagement Tues. - 3rd Grade Workshop please click on link for more information: pARENT ENGAGEMENT november.pdf 

Nov. 13th CEC Meeting (PS. 121, 2750 Throop ave .); 6 pm Turkey giveaway

Nov. 15th- Parent Teacher Conferences. 11:20 am Dismissal for all students! MMCC Young Achievers Afterschool will not be open on this day. Conference schedule is as follows: Afternoon 12:30 pm to 2:20 pm, Evening 5:00pm  to 7:30 pm.

Nov. 27th MAGNET OPEN HOUSE 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Kitchen Science Workshop 

 Thank you to those who joined us on Nov. 8th for our Title 1 Parent Meeting

Nov. 9th PTA Meeting, 5:30 pm; CANCELLED

 New Uniform Policy: Parents we are a mandated uniform school and with our status now as Magnet STEAM school we have updated our school uniform policy. 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. On scheduled gym days students should wear navy sweatpants and a white shirt. We will still use our white button down shirts/polo shirts for special assembly days.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Moving forward students should be in their red school shirt and navy pants unless notified of a special assembly. Only Pre-k shirts are ordered specifically through the school. The cost of the shirt is $10. 

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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 

 

  

 

P.S. 160 Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead 2018-2019

  

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.

 

 

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 Is In The Lead?

Thank you to our HOUSE PARENTS for coming out on Oct. 27th to support our school and hear about EQUITY from our Bronx Executive Superintendent Ms. Meisha Ross Porter. Great Job!  The Winning House & those family who came out to support on that day will be invited to a Special FAMILY FUN NIGHT- Please look out for your SPECIAL VIP Invitation!

   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 STILL looking for House Parents especially in our 1st Grade!

 (Pre-k to 1st Grade) OBAMA: Yes We Can! Si, Se Puede- 103 pts. 

(2nd & 3rd Grade) OPRAH: No Struggle , No Strength!- 79 pts.

(4th & 5th Grade) OCHOA : Reach For The Stars! - 71 pts.

Looking Forward 2018-2019 School Updates

What's Happening In School?- 

Click on link to view the NYC DOE School Calendar 2018 - 2019. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/calendar?event_categories=1|Key%20Dates,,

 

 

 

Events, Project Based Learning , Celebrations and much more

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: Nov. 13th- 6 pm at PS 121 -2750 Throop Ave. ( Public transportation use the # 26 Bus)

 

Congratulations again to our teachers who received tenure on Dec. 19, 2017 ; MS. NELSON (PRE K-144), MS. NIX-MILLER (5-366) AND MS. DOHERTY (S.T.E.A.M. ART TEACHER). 

 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. 

 

 

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

STEAM - Collaborative Research

  • Project Based Learning: Research

    PBL has a positive impact on how students learn. “ Research shows students develop skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving and engagement.” (Buck Institute for Education).

    STEAM
  • PBIS: Web of Kindness

    The power of kindness is inspiring; students in class 3-219 created a web of kindness sharing or noticing the good qualities in each other.

    STEAM
  • Independent Work

    During English Language Arts students utilize computers. Technology provides an opportunity for students to tap into their learning modality by helping reinforce core skills.

    STEAM
  • Math: Problem Solving

    Students develop understanding and mastery of the subject through peer teaching.

    STEAM
  • 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. 

    STEAM

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.