PS 32 Sat Morning Adult Workshop – April 22nd

Jump start your weekend with a

FREE PS 32 Saturday Morning Adult Workshop Saturday, April 22nd from 8:30am to 10:30am

FINDING THE NEW YOU!!!! The focus of this workshop is to help parents develop a plan to reach their personal goals. We will reflect on accomplishments, disappointments, and lessons learned. We will also identify types of relationships; achievable and realistic goals; and healthy coping mechanisms. There will be a focus on helping families  balance different dimensions of their life and improving their physical and emotional well-being. Parents will walk away feeling stronger and more motivated to face the challenges that lie ahead. An interactive environment will be used to help families socialize and learn from each other. Grandparents are also encouraged to attend.

Meet Frances Victory, Developmental Psychologist and Parent Coach for Autism from Victory Coaching LLC.  All are welcome to attend  please rsvp to: Assistant Principal, Melanie Carbone at MCarbone3@schools.nyc.gov

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Dance/Movement at P.S. 32!

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We are excited to announce on Tuesday May 16th, the Brooklyn-based Artichoke Dance Company will perform at PS32!
We will be partnering with Artichoke Dance Company, and the dance department of PS 372 The Childrens School in June to bring awareness and activism around sustaining clean water supply – Global Water Dances on the Gowanus Canal.
The community event – with dance, music, plastic costumes, and possibly plastic puppets – will happen in the yard at PS32 on Fri June 23rd and on the Whole Foods Promenade on Sat June 24th. There will be adjacent events to make costumes out of plastic bags and instruments out of recycled plastics/metals.
Hope to see you there! – Ms Wendy, PS 32 Dance/Movement
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Get ready for Summer Camp at P.S. 32!

On Monday April 10th from 10am – 5pm AND Tuesday April 11th 10am – 5pm we will begin distributing summer camp applications on site at PS32. All interested families must complete a summer camp application per child and submit a current physical examination (completed within the last 365 days) in order for us to begin processing the application. Students who are in Kindergarten (and at least 5 years old) to those currently in 5th grade are eligible to apply. Unfortunately our program no longer accepts Middle School students. After Spring Break, applications will be accepted again on Wednesday April 19th 10:30am – 6pm in Room B137 until we are completely full. If you cannot pick up an application on these dates, please send someone who can pick up an application(s) on your behalf.  Continue reading

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2017 Spring Box Tops contest is on!

Dear PS 32 Friends, Families and Staff,

Spring is here…hopefully!  And that means it’s time for the spring Box Tops contest! In the fall, the Apples, Pumpkins, Squirrels and Owls submitted more than 6000 Box Tops, raising over $600 for our school.  Let’s do it again! 

Our spring teams are:  Monarchs, Hummingbirds, Cherry Blossoms, and Tulips.  There will be a poster in the main hallway showing the progress of each team.

The spring contest will run from March 27-May 12. Continue reading

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And the 2017 March Poetry Madness Tournament winner is…

“Lazyhead” by Calef Brown

It was a tough battle to the end but P.S. 32 has spoken!  The winner of the 2017 5th Annual March Poetry Madness Tournament is Calef Brown’s poem, “Lazyhead”!

Thanks to all in the P.S. 32 Community and the PS32 Poetry Club for participating in our 5th Annual March Madness Poetry Tournament.  How did your favorite poem do?  Check out the final tournament bracket results!

We hope you enjoyed the 5th Annual March Madness Poetry Tournament. Let’s keep up with the poetry momentum –  next month,  April is National Poetry Month!  Mr Marcus would like everybody to keep a poem in their pocket on April 27th for 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. – Mr Marcus

PS 32 ❤️️s Poetry!

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P.S. 32 Parent Workshop – Online Safety & Digital Citizenship

P.S. 32 Caregivers,

I will give a parent workshop on online safety and digital citizenship. We will also look at using VoiceThread, an interactive social media site our PS32 students use in the library and at home.  The workshop will take place on Friday, April 7th in the library from 9:15am to 10:00am.  There is space for up to 20 caregivers.

Please email me to RSVP at adam.marcus@ps32.org
Thanks,
Adam, P.S. 32 Librarian
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PS32’s 5th Annual March Poetry Madness is on!

To encourage the love of poetry, strengthen our culture of literacy and community, we are having our 5th annual March Poetry Madness Tournament. 16 published poems will compete over 15 days with one winner decided on by students and staff. Last year’s 2016 winner was “Snowball” by Shel Silverstein. Who’s going to win it this year? Log into our PS32 VoiceThread site to check out the current standings and the poems that are in it to win it!

PS32 VoiceThread Site

Our PS32 VoiceThread site where students, staff and family can all interact online to discuss tournament poems, share new poetry and celebrate poetry!

How it works:  The P.S. 32 community will read and discuss the tournament poems through our PS32 VoiceThread website.  Our VoiceThread site has all the poems, information about the poets (links to their sites, links to contacting them, as well as video and text interviews),  and the tournament bracket (updated daily).  Through the VoiceThread site,  there are opportunities to post original poems and to share our thinking about poetry. Mr Marcus hopes everyone can participate in the PS32 Social Readia (Social Readia =Social Media + Books)!

Look for the PS32 PTA email with details about the PS32 VoiceThread link, student login accounts and more.  Students can participate by accessing the PS32 VoiceThread site from the PS32 Library or at home.  If you have any questions about using VoiceThread, usernames, or passwords please contact Mr Marcus, adam.marcus@ps32.org

Enjoy the madness! – Mr Marcus

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2nd Grade Author-Illustrator Visit Nina Crews

Second Grade Author Visit
Nina Crews
Friday, March 24th, 2015 in the P.S. 32 library

Dear 2nd Graders & Parents,
We are excited to bring Brooklyn-based, acclaimed author-illustrator, Nina Crews, to our library to speak to the
second grade classes. Continue reading

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