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    Parents- we need your feedback!

    Please take a few moments to fill out our Parent Reopening Survey.  

    We are continuing our preliminary planning around the possible fall 2020 - 2021 school reopening. Your input is needed as we strategize. Please fill out this short online questionnaire so we can plan and make decisions accordingly. We appreciate your time and continued support.

    PS 160 Parent Reopening Survey

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    The Bronx Borough Visual Arts Festival

    The Bronx Borough Visual Arts Festival has created a Virtual Art Gallery of student winners 2020.
    Two of our very own students Jordan Smith, class 3-219 (Slide 11) and Garrett Fontimayor, class 5-367(Slide 26) work is showcased.
     
    Bronx Arts Festival 2020 ( Please click on link to view)
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    End of Year Information from our Chancellor

    Please click on the attatchments below to read Chancellor Carranza's End of the Year Letters to Families.

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    Title 1 Parent Workshop Video- Protocols & Strategies ( Positive Outcomes When Interacting With The Police) /Coping ( Anxiety & Stess)

    Title 1 Workshop- Positve Outcomes When Interacting With The Police

    Please click on the link above to view a powerful workshop dealing with tips and strategies for families focusing on positive outcomes when dealing with the police . The workshop also offers strategies for identifying and countering anxiety and stress in adults & children during this stressful time.

    Parent Coordinator-Parent 411
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    Out -of - School Learning Updates

    Summer School Programming- 3rd - 8th Grade

    Update from the Chancellor in regards to summer school- 

    In continued adherence to federal, State, and City health guidelines, we are adapting our summer school model for summer
    2020. This year, we will offer summer school via remote instruction, allowing us to provide more students than ever before
    with the academic supports they need and a bridge from this school year to the next. In addition to academic instruction,
    students participating in these summer school programs will also have opportunities to go on self-paced virtual field trips
    and engage in daily social-emotional learning activities.

    Please click on the link below to read the Chancellor's Letter to Families for more information.

    Parent Coordinator-Parent 411
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    Important Contact Information

    During the summer months please view below the following information ( Available throughout the Summer): Please note do not use the waltdisney.org emails , they will not work.  

    Mrs. L. Baker, Principal- lbaker3@schools.nyc.gov

    Mrs. K. Washington, Asst. Principal- kwashington15@schools.nyc.gov

    Mrs. K. Gray, Parent Coordinator- kgray6@schools.nyc.gov  Remote Learning  Phone #: 845 875 9234

    Parent Coordinator-Parent 411
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    NYC SCHOOL ACCOUNTS & Final Report Cards

    Parents please click on the attachment below from Ms. Baker explaining  how final report cards  will be distributed .

    Parents if you do not have a NYC Schools Account, please fill out the attached form below so that I can send you your child's Account Creation Code.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfK365AamfZ0ZN1sze1eQzQapubNnwxeD5fPzURYQjeYDYoRw/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see your student’s grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more from anywhere and in all DOE languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Get started right now!

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    Pandemic - EBT Family Support Money For Families

    New York Letter- PEBT  Pandemic EBT (Pebt Cards) - The Federal Government is using funding left from  Free/Reduced lunch program to assist families facing  food insecurities during this pandemic. PEBT cards loaded with $420 per NYC student will be mailed to every DOE parent of a child in K-12 to reflect the cost of their lunches while school was closed.

    Please see attached P-EBT Presentation to view more detailed information.
                 

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    Parent Resources

    Here are a list of Food Resources- If you or someone you may know is in need of food please click on the attachement below .

    Need Help, Helping Your Child Through Disappointment During CoVid?- Please click on the link below.

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  • Parent Info Session - School REOPENING - Preliminary Conversation Video

     On Wed. June 24th  we held a preliminary conversation about the possibilities for our 2020- 2021 school year.n

    Please click on the link provided below to view our Parent Info Session discussing the possible options for School Reopening.

    Parent Info Session- School Reopening

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  • Moving To The Middle- Middle School Parent Updates

    Parents of students who will be attending MS 180 in Sept. please note that information from our MS 180 Moving to The MIddle Meet & Greet will be made available to parents via their child's ps160.org gmails by Fri. July 3rd.

     Ms. Gray at kgray6@schools.nyc.gov.

    Parent Coordinator-Parent 411
  • A Message From Our Chancellor- A Response to Current Events

    Please see the attached message from our Chancellor addressing the state of our city and country in response to the devastating events that have been taking place around our country these past days. 

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Getting To Know Us... The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School

STEAM - Collaborative Research

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    Web of kindness

    Third grade shows kindness toward one another.

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    Each One Teach One; “We share what we’ve learned with you”

    Fourth grade students support third grade students with math.

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    NYC Park Rangers- Ecosystem

     

     
    The students learned about the Ecosystem, the complex of living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships.
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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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  • Peer Teaching

     

    Peer teaching is a method by which one student instructs another student.  The benefit is peers and students share a similar discourse, allowing for greater understanding.  "Research also indicates that peer learning activities typically yield the following results for both tutor and tutee: team-building spirit and more supportive relationships; greater psychological well-being, social competence, communication skills and self-esteem; and higher achievement and greater productivity in terms of enhanced learning outcomes."

    STEAM
  • Library checkout encourages reading

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  • Collaborative Learning

    Learning Collaboratively Helps Students


     
    Students have
    the opportunity to work and collaborate together to learn and grow from each other. Collaborative learning has been shown to not only develop higher-level thinking skills in students, but boost their confidence and self-esteem as well.

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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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PS 160 Virtual Art Exhibition 2019 - 2020

Our STEAM Focus

Science: kids playing with play-doh  Technology: girl using iPad to code  Engineering: little ones playing with blocks  Art: boy making art project  Mathematics: girl writing down homework