April is National Month!April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Everyone can carry original poems and favorites by published poets to share throughout the day. It would be fun to trade poems and give them away as well. – Adam, PS 32 Librarian
30 Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month
- Sign up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem each morning.
- Order a free National Poetry Month poster and display it at work or school.
- Sign up for Teach This Poem, a weekly series for teachers.
- Memorize a poem.
- Create an anthology of your favorite poems on Poets.org.
- Encourage a young person to participate in the Dear Poet project.
- Buy a book of poetry from your local bookstore.
- Review these concrete examples of how poetry matters in the United States today.
- Learn more about poets and poetry events in your state.
- Ask your governor or mayor for a proclamation in support of National Poetry Month.
- Attend a poetry reading at a local university, bookstore, cafe, or library.
- Read a poem at an open mic. It’s a great way to meet other writers in your area and find out about your local poetry writing community.
- Start a poetry reading group.
- Write an exquisite corpse poem with friends.
- Chalk a poem on the sidewalk.
- Deepen your daily experience by reading Edward Hirsch’s essay “How to Read a Poem.”
- Ask the United States Post Office to issue more stamps celebrating poets.
- Recreate a poet’s favorite food or drink by following his or her recipe.
- Read about different poetic forms.
- Read about poems titled “poem.”
- Celebrate April 27, 2017. The idea is simple: select a poem you love, carry it with you, then share it with coworkers, family, and friends.
- Subscribe to American Poets magazine or a small press poetry journal.
- Watch Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s P.O.P (Poets on Poetry) videos.
- Watch or read Carolyn Forche’s talk “Not Persuasion, But Transport: The Poetry of Witness.”
- Read or listen to Mark Doty’s talk “Tide of Voices: Why Poetry Matters Now.”
- Read Allen Ginsberg’s classic essay about Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass.”
- Watch a poetry movie.
- Sign up for a poetry class or workshop.
- Get ready for Mother’s Day by making a card featuring a line of poetry.
- Read the first chapter of Muriel Rukeyer’s inspiring book The Life of Poetry.
- Celebrate Women’s History with a great collection of poems by women that have had a positive impact on all of us. In addition, as a build up to April and National Poetry Month, join in the March Poetry Madness Tournament.
🌼 Attend our Spring Fling Party & Live Auction March 24th 🌱 Check out our Online Auction 🌱 Buy tickets to our Spring Fling School Raffle 🌸
The Spring Fling Raffle starts this week! Look for tables in the front and back of the school starting Tuesday, March 21! Every student receives 1 ticket to drop in the raffle prize buckets. Increase your chances to win a great raffle prizes by purchasing additional tickets! Awesome prizes include:
- Full class field trip at Brooklyn Boulders
- Baked Cupcake party for entire class
- Pie-Pad Party In the Library with Mr. Marcus – Will 2-4 win it a third year in a row!!??
- Gym Teacher for A Day
Ms Watson-Adin, our Principal, at our 2016 Spring Fling Event!
Proceeds from our Annual Spring Fling activities go to the PTA of PS32. With your help, the PTA can continue to fund our many enrichment programs such as:
- Metropolitan Opera Guild Program
- Expanded STEM enrichments
- Arts Connection Performing Arts Program
- Garden Enrichment with Farmer Fred
- Family Fun Nights
- Roald Dahl’oween
- Center for Architecture Program
- Math Midway 2 Go!
- 3rd Grade Trip To Radio City Music Hall
- Teacher Directed Grants for all Classrooms
- Visiting Authors Program
- After School Basketball, Soccer and Track
- Lunar New Year Festival
- Music and Art Support Materials
- Free School Spirit T-shirts for all students
- PBIS Store Support
The new trimester will run from March 27th until June 19th. All classes will from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Regular pick up time will be at 4:45 p.m. and late pick up time will be from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Click here to register for the 2017 Spring session
Check out our Spring 2017 Classes. Click here to read more about our after school program. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our PTA After School Coordinator, Francisca Andino at firstname.lastname@example.org
❤️️LAST CALL!!! Tomorrow, March 17th, is the last day to donate toiletries to the Third Grade Service Project! Our 3rd grade is collecting donations to give to the CHIPS Soup Kitchen & Young Women and Babies shelter. Drop off your donations in the school lobby. Third Graders, you make us proud!❤️️ Continue reading