The PS32 Plastic Bag Drive is till Wednesday, May 24th
*Upcycle (verb): reuse (discarded objects or material) to create a product of a higher value than the original.
Bring in 3 bags, receive a free reusable bag!
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. Continue reading
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
“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!
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.