Online Enrichment Class Enrollment, Now Open!

Stay & Play! Enrichment class enrollment is officially open for the Fall 2020-2021 trimester. All classes will be held via Zoom video conferencing, with links provided prior to your child’s first class.

Our PTA sponsored Enrichment Program provides an array of specialized classes taught by teaching professionals either independently or in partnership with a reputable children’s program. The goal is to provide enrichment classes that are exciting, engaging and affordable to PS 372 families.

Head over to our Enrichment Options page and signup today!

A Letter from Principal Rosa Amato

Dear Children’s School families, 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2020-21 school year! We are so excited to see the students! We opened our doors this past Monday to our PreK students and our students that attend our Adelphi Street Campus. Our main site will open for all K-5 students on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. If your family opted on Hybrid Learning, then Group A (K-5 main campus) will begin on September 29th and Group B will begin on October 1st. The new school hours for all students across NYC are 8:30am – 2:00pm.  

Group A’s first Monday is October 19, 2020; second Monday is November 2, 2020

Group B’s first Monday is October 5, 2020; second Monday is October 26, 2020

Welcome Back from The PTA!

Even though the start to the school year was different than most, the Administration & PTA of PS 372 would like to wish our new and returning students & families a great start to the school year! As much as we would love to see our PS 372 students & families in person, we know our community is strong and we will get through this unconventional year together.

Ms. Rosa, the administrative team, the teachers and the PTA are working hard to make this a stellar year despite these unprecedented times. We promise to put forth every effort to make sure all of our students and families feel like part of the PS 372 community, and we plan to continue to support our school with classroom mini-grants, technology, and enrichment opportunities.

Starting with our 1st PTA meeting of the 2020-21 school year on Thursday, September 24th at 6pm (Meeting info to follow on Konstella)!! Please join us at this meeting to learn about the PTA and how YOU can become a part of our wonderful community, hear from Ms. Rosa, Ms. Yvette, our APs, and much more! 

Warmly,
Michelle Dobson & Liza Gouger
Co-Presidents of The PTA of PS 372

Student Entry Protocol

The DOE has released health and safety guidance for parents and students returning to school. Topics include mask and hand washing reminders, daily health screenings, busing information, daily temperature checks and guidance for those students who have recently traveled. Please click through to review:

Messages From the Staff: We Miss You!

Adults at the Adelphi Street Site and the Carroll Street Site of the school created video messages to say how much they miss the students.

Special thanks to parent Brian Miksis for his outstanding editing and AP Ms Rosa Perez Leonetti and parent Cheri Anderson for organizing the project.

Introducing Spots The Cheetah

We hope everyone is doing well and wanted to take a moment to spread some cheetah cheer! With the help of the Children’s School Student Council, we were finally able to vote for a name to give our school mascot, The Cheetah. The name, Spots The Cheetah, was selected by students who voted from a list of possibilities. Spots will help support school spirit as well as give a face to our SPOT-on initiative, which encourages all in our community to:

  • Show Kindness
  • Practice Responsibility
  • Offer Help
  • Take Safe Steps 

This video was created to communicate to the community the selection of this name. Spots The Cheetah has already visited with our students during morning meetings to check in with students and spread the Cheetah cheer! Thank you to Cirillo Productions for editing! 

Fall 2020 Kindergarten Offers

Kindergarten offers for the 2020-2021 School Year are now available on your MySchools Account.  Please log on to your MySchools Account and accept your offer.

Once we have received direction on how to proceed with enrollment and registration for Kindergarten that information will be posted here on our website.

PreK offers will be sent out in May. If you have any questions please contact our Parent Coordinator Ms. Yvette Agas-Bautz via email: yvette.agasbautz@ps372.net

Please check back soon for any updates.

Remote Learning Resources

The administration was able to review the results of the Remote Learning Survey assessing the top priorities for school families during remote learning. In response, we compiled information on a website that hopefully communicates to you (in one location) the resources and contacts for the specific concerns you may have. 

Thank you for the many positive acknowledgements of classroom staff. We tried to address as many of your concerns as possible on the site and hope to reassess at a later date to see if your priorities have shifted. Thank you to Doug Dugan for sending out tech resources early on which allowed us to expand on these pages. As always, continue to reach out should you need support. 

Survey results and resources.

Letter From Miss Rosa

March 23, 2020 

Dear Children’s School Families and Students: 

We miss all of your faces already! 

I hope this letter finds you all well. Thank you for the many kind words you have shared with your child’s classroom staff. They are all working at getting your Google Classroom up and running so that the students and the teaching staff can continue to have contact with you all through this difficult time. We spent last week organizing our remote learning plans, contacting every family to make sure that you have the necessary technology needed and to make certain that you have access to the remote systems we are creating. At this time, every student from PreK to 8th grade at our Carroll Street and Adelphi Street locations have been given a gmail account in order to access the google classroom. 

Students and families are encouraged to participate in the check ins, assignments, and activities that teachers have created. We certainly understand if you cannot follow every detail outlined by the remote plans. Do your best and make sure to communicate with your administrators, teaching staff and parent coordinator if the need arises. This is a stressful enough time and we do not wish to add to that. 

Technology distribution began last week. If you are in need of technology, please reach out to our Parent Coordinator who can assist you with completing the survey that was released by the Chancellor’s office. We wish to make sure that every student who can participate in remote learning can do so with the necessary technology. 

School is not cancelled, it is just different! This is a time to stay connected albeit remotely. This is a time to learn from one another as some of us are technology savvy and some of us not. If you have ideas for us, please share them. You will continue to receive information from your teachers beginning March 23, 2020 as this is the launch date for Remote Learning. 

NYC Schools Closed Starting March 16

ps 372 the children's school

The Children’s School will be closed starting Monday, March 16. For more information please visit the NYC Dept of Education’s website.

Espero que este mensaje los encuentre a todos bien. Acabamos de escuchar al alcalde de la ciudad de Nueva York y al canciller de las escuelas de la ciudad de Nueva York, y se decidió que nuestras escuelas cerrarán a partir de mañana, lunes 16 de marzo de 2020.

Todavía no tenemos mucha información para compartir con las familias. Me reuniré con mi personal docente el martes por la mañana para determinar cómo crear una situación de aprendizaje virtual para nuestros hijos.

También entendemos que los niños de la ciudad de Nueva York tendrán un lugar al que ir para recibir desayunos y almuerzos para llevar.

警报
纽约市公立学校将关闭周一年,2020年3月16日。

发布时间下午5:47 EDT,星期天2020年3月15日
更新时间下午6时29 EDT,星期天2020年3月15日
市长比尔·白思豪和学校校长理查德·卡兰萨今天宣布,该市将迈向一个新的远程学习模型移动所有学校天,直到春假。学生将在此期间不向校舍报到指令。校舍计划重新开放给学生以下春假周一年,2020年4月20日。

One School, One Book: March 2020

The One School, One Book project is a school-wide, culturally responsive initiative that brings a shared monthly read-aloud picture book into every classroom at The Children’s School.

This year we are excited to work with Lee & Low publishing, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country. Beyond publishing beautiful, inclusive, culturally diverse titles, Lee & Low also provides additional resources to help support the use of books in the classroom, as well as at home. 

We invite you to explore Lee & Low’s resources by clicking on the links provided next to the featured monthly titles. 

ICT PreK-1/ 6:1:1 All

Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream

By Crystal Hubbard, Illustrated by Randy DuBurke

View the Teacher’s Guide here:  https://www.leeandlow.com/books/catching-the-moon/teachers_guide

If there was anything in the world better than playing baseball, Marcenia Lyle didn’t know what it was. As a young girl in the 1930s, she chased down fly balls and stole bases, and dreamed of one day playing professional ball.

With spirit, spunk, and a great passion for the sport, Marcenia struggled to overcome the objections of family, friends, and coaches, who felt a girl had no place in the field. When she finally won a position in a baseball summer camp sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals, Marcenia was on her way to catching her dream.

Full of warmth and youthful energy, Catching the Moon is the story of the girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team. Readers everywhere will be inspired by her courage to dream and determination to succeed.

ICT 2-5

Baseball Saved Us By Ken Mochizuki

Illustrated by Dom Lee

View the Teacher’s Guide Here:  https://www.leeandlow.com/books/baseball-saved-us/teachers_guide

The groundbreaking children’s book about the Japanese American concentration camp experience during World War II.

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Shorty and his family, along with thousands of other Japanese Americans, have been forced to relocate from their home to Camp. One day Shorty’s dad looks out across the desert and decides they should build a baseball field. Fighting the heat, dust, and freezing cold nights, the prisoners need something to look forward to, even if only for nine innings. So in this unlikely place, surrounded by barbed-wire fences and guards in towers, a baseball league is born. And Shorty soon finds that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect.

Seussical, the Musical Was a Rousing Success

There was a standing ovation last night for the awesome 5th grade production of Seussical! Congratulations to all who were involved in the many interdisciplinary aspects of the production including the incredible 5th grade cast, the amazing 5th grade crew, and all the students and teachers who supported their classmates throughout the process.

Thank you to all those who worked behind the scenes including the many parents and teachers who helped bring this to life. Also big shout outs to Ms. Megan for directing, Ms. Gabrielle for choreography, Mr. Michael for music direction, Mr. Doug and Brian M. for sound, Mr. C. for lighting, set design and construction and Ben S. for design and building of additional set elements. It was a fantastic show!

One School, One Book Titles for January and February

The One School, One Book project is a school-wide, culturally responsive initiative that brings a shared monthly read-aloud picture book into every classroom at The Children’s School.

This year we are excited to work with Lee & Low publishing, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country. Beyond publishing beautiful, inclusive, culturally diverse titles, Lee & Low also provides additional resources to help support the use of books in the classroom, as well as at home.

We invite you to explore Lee & Low’s resources by clicking on the links provided below the featured monthly titles.

 Happy reading and warmest regards,

 The One School, One Book Committee

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January Book Selections:

ICT Site PreK-K Grades & 6:1:1 Site Elementary –

Golden Dragon Parade

By Anastasia Suen

Illustrated by Priscilla Burris

Chinese New Year is here.

Come along to the Golden Dragon Parade.

A beautifully simple, colorful look into the unique experience of this Chinese New Year tradition.

 View the Teacher’s Guide.

2020 Valentine’s Day Dance

We all shared some peace, love & understanding at Valepalooza! Thanks so much to all who came out and especially to all the volunteers who make the Valentines Day dance possible!

The 2020 Read-a-Thon Was a Huge Success!

2020 Readathon

PS 372, THE CHILDREN’S SCHOOL’S 4th ANNUAL READ-A-THON!

READY, SET, READ!

Date: The whole month of February 2020

Mission: A fun school community event, which celebrates reading while empowering students to participate in fundraising for PS 372. All of the money raised will go directly to fund our school. 20% of funds raised will go to our school library to purchase new books for the students.

You can pay online for Read-a-thon minutes here.

Students participating in Ready, Set, Read! recorded their minutes (outside of the classroom) every day in their reading logs. Books count! Reading on a Tablet counts! Magazines count! Comics count! Newspapers count! Homework reading counts! Students who are not reading independently should include the minutes they are read to by an adult.

February 14th was the mid-month Tally Day to check minutes read and begin to distribute milestone minute badges. At the end of February, families returned Reading Logs with collected sponsorship money & Pledge Sheets. Final Tally Day was Thursday, March 5th, to distribute more certificates, badges & prizes!

Milestones & Prizes:
● Every participant in our Read-a-thon received a certificate of participation.
● Students were awarded backpack badges to showcase milestone minutes reached & read.
● Students reaching each milestone minute mark (125, 250, 500, 1,000) were entered into a drawing to win gift certificates to the Community bookstore. There are drawings for PS 372 T-shirts too!
● The class with the most participation in every grade was awarded Read-a-thon Bookmarks & participated in choosing a new book for our school library with funds raised by our Read-a-thon.

Questions? Email us at readathon@ps372pta.org

Read-a-thon Instructions/Worksheets

Winterfest 2019

On Wednesday, The Children’s School celebrated Winterfest 2019 with song and dance performances by each grade, the school band and chorus, as well as parents! The 3rd Grade ran a bake sale to raise money for their field trip in the spring to the Museum of Chinese in America followed by lunch at Hop Kee.

It was a lovely celebration to start the holiday break. See you in 2020!