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April 28, 2015 — 2nd Grade Trip to Cooper-Hewitt Museum
April 29, 2015 — Happy Birthday, Ms. Morgan!
May 01, 2015 — Spring Concert; Kindergarten 8:30am; 1st/2nd Grade 9:00am
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On April 17, 2015, all PS 527 students took part in a school-wide event to benefit NY families through the NY Common Pantry. Kindergarten students decorated lunch bags, First Grade students wrote encouraging notes to place in the lunchbags, and Second Grade students assembled healthy lunches to put in the bags. At the end of the event, several teachers and students delivered close to 200 lunches to the pantry.
It was a morning of pajamas and pancakes as the PS 527 PTA hosted a Scholastic Book Fair Saturday event on March 14, 2015. Students came to the event in their pajamas and enjoyed a pancake breakfast. Adding to the fun were our Bouncy House, tons of books, and an appearance by Clifford!
February 13, 2015 was a special day across NYC and at PS 527: it was the 100th Day of the School Year! As they do every 10 school days, students were visited by Zero the Hero, who has helped them to count by tens since the beginning of school.
Our continued partnership with the Story Pirates continued this school year, with all students having the pleasure of working with these talented writers & performers. They helped students to write stories, and then performed some of them for everyone's enjoyment.
PS 527 was honored to host our City Councilmember, Ben Kallos, for a visit on February 9, 2015. In particular, our 2nd graders were able to ask important questions about his job and how he supports our school and community.
On a cold and snowy January Saturday, PS 527 opened its doors to the community for a fun and enjoyable Winter Festival. The "Globe Trekking" theme allowed children to play sports, participate in arts & crafts, and taste many delicious foods from countries around the world.
Council Member Dan Garodnick and Assembly Member Dan Quart helped cut the ribbon on a new cafeteria kitchen at PS 527 on January 5, 2015. Capital funding allocated by Council Member Garodnick's office will now allow on-site cooking and food preparation for all students.
Once a month on a Friday, families visit their child's classroom in the morning to spend quality time with their child, engaging in a fun activity.
Students entertained their families and guests with a beautiful performance at the 2014 Winter Concert. Patriotic songs, social action songs, and holiday songs made for an enjoyable experience.
PS 527 students participated in another social action project to help New Yorkers in need. Students and families donated over 75 toys for The Coalition for the Homeless Annual Toy Drive.
PS 527 students participated in a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the NY Common Pantry. Students collected more than 550 food items to benefit those in need.
Every Friday, PS 527 students participate in Enrichment Clubs to end the week with a fun and engaging experience! Cooking Club, Art Club, Running Club, Tech Club, Movement Club, and Drama Club entertain the students bring smiles to lots of faces.
After months of preparation and hard work from parent volunteers and their children, PS 527 opened its School Library on October 10, 2014. After a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony, students in all classes browsed the library and chose some new books to bring home to enjoy.
With the help of the growNYC Recycling Champions program and the NYCDOE Sustainability Initiative, and Guidance Counselor Mary Polito, PS 527 students are learning how to properly dispose of their lunches and other refuse.
PS 527 staff developed their professional skills in a Summer Institute in August to prepare them for the new school year.
PS 527 kindergarteners loved learning about the animals and people who live in the Galapagos Islands! They had a "Change for Change" drive and diligently brought in coins to support a school in the Galapagos that Ms. Lauren visited last summer. After raising enough money to buy a mini iPad, a group of teachers from the US delivered the iPad to a kindergarten class in the Galapagos!
PS 527 students Harry and Allison Gandel show off donated backpacks to help fellow NYC children in "Operation Backpack."
Ps 527 Parent Teacher Association