Saturday, June 14, 2008

June 22, 2008 Autism Speaks - Walk for Autism

Reminder! The Walk for Autism is 1 week away. Let's get in shape and come out in mass to support our students on the spectrum and their families. Please continue to raise funds in order that we can make a meaning contribution.

See you at the Seaport!

June 7, 2008 - Urban Advantage Family Saturday

On Saturday, June 7, 2008 a bus filled with students, staff and families went to the Bronx Zoo for a day of fun and inquiry based learning. The collaboration between our Urban Advantage teachers, Ms. Baller and Mr. Bugajski, and our Parent Coordinator Ms. Baylor made this "well attended" event possible. This field trip received rave reviews from all who attended. I understand that families remained at the zoo to enjoy the rest of the day. On Monday morning, a delightful excitement filled the air as students and staff told their stories.

Despite the extreme high temperatures in the 90's on Saturday, our dedicated and committed staff generously gave this initiative an above and beyond call of service on their precious weekend respite. We appreciate all that you do to make 368 a great place for improving student outcomes.

A special thank to our "368 All Star" Staff members:

Terrence Addy, Beverly Baller, Dawn Baylor, Jeffrey Bugajski, Julio Morales, Magdelena Oliver, Lorna Perkins, Lori Sheares and Shannon Siler.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

CRITICS' CORNER: P368K 6th graders Critique Great American Plays

During the month of May 2008, two sixth grade ELA classes explored some of America's classic plays including Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" and Otto Preminger's musical adaptation of Bizet's opera "Carmen". With both works having been revived in the last few years by MTV using pop culture stars such as Beyonce Knowles and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, our sixth graders were familiar with the stories but not the origins of the plays.
Nevertheless, the children enjoyed the unit and were able to connect the past with today's entertainment and media. Here are some of their comments about what they saw and heard:

On "Carmen Jones":

"She (Dorothy Dandridge) looks like Halle Berry. I like the singing but she was a wild woman!"-Najee

"The dancing and the singing were my favorite parts and I liked that the cast was African-American."-Isaiah

"The story was sad because she ("Carmen") died at the end."-Albert

On "A Raisin in the Sun":
"P. Diddy did a good job! Alot of people are just hating; he's a good actor!"- Joseph

"I liked the lady from the 'Cosby Show'. She's good in this play!"- Joshua

"They were a strong family and I'm glad they bought a house at the end. You need a house nowadays."- Mark

Friday, May 23, 2008

June 5 - Chancellor's Conference Day

On Thursday, June 5 the entire 368 community will meet at the Main site for a day filled meaningful professional development. The theme for the day is "Just Be".

Please wear your "368K Star Academy" uniform shirts.

5th & 8th Grade Graduation Trip

The graduates will be going to Club Getaway in Kent, Conn.  They will spend the day rock wall climbing, cargo net climbing, bungee jumping, zip lining and other great sport activities.  The trip is on May 28, 2008.  We leave from I33 at 6:30 AM.  We will come back from the trip at 6:30 PM.  WE look forward to everyone having a great time and I will post comments from the students when we get back.   

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Invitation to post

Please feel free to post about projects your class may be working on, interesting PD you have attended, or anything that you think might be of interest to the P368K community.

If you look on the tool bar in the "new post" frame, you will see how to add links, pictures and video. Please ensure that consent forms are on file, and no names are included if using student images.

In order to post, you must be a registered user. Check your DOE email and you will find an invitation to become an author to this blog. Follow the prompts, and post away!!! Please direct any questions to me, or look on the blogspot 'help' section.

1st Annual Children's Day Parade in Brooklyn

The theme is "I Love New York City Public Schools." I thought it would be a great idea to invite our kids and families as well. Just click below...