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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March and April is poetry time at PS 32!

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

  1. Sign up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem each morning.
  2. Order a free National Poetry Month poster and display it at work or school.
  3. Sign up for Teach This Poem, a weekly series for teachers.
  4. Memorize a poem.
  5. Create an anthology of your favorite poems on Poets.org.
  6. Encourage a young person to participate in the Dear Poet project.
  7. Buy a book of poetry from your local bookstore.
  8. Review these concrete examples of how poetry matters in the United States today.
  9. Learn more about poets and poetry events in your state.
  10. Ask your governor or mayor for a proclamation in support of National Poetry Month.
  11. Attend a poetry reading at a local university, bookstore, cafe, or library.
  12. 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.
  13. Start a poetry reading group.
  14. Write an exquisite corpse poem with friends.
  15. Chalk a poem on the sidewalk.
  16. Deepen your daily experience by reading Edward Hirsch’s essay “How to Read a Poem.”
  17. Ask the United States Post Office to issue more stamps celebrating poets.
  18. Recreate a poet’s favorite food or drink by following his or her recipe.
  19. Read about different poetic forms.
  20. Read about poems titled “poem.”
  21. 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.
  22. Subscribe to American Poets magazine or a small press poetry journal.
  23. Watch Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s P.O.P (Poets on Poetry) videos.
  24. Watch or read Carolyn Forche’s talk “Not Persuasion, But Transport: The Poetry of Witness.”
  25. Read or listen to Mark Doty’s talk “Tide of Voices: Why Poetry Matters Now.”
  26. Read Allen Ginsberg’s classic essay about Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass.”
  27. Watch a poetry movie.
  28. Sign up for a poetry class or workshop.
  29. Get ready for Mother’s Day by making a card featuring a line of poetry.
  30. Read the first chapter of Muriel Rukeyer’s inspiring book The Life of Poetry.
  31. 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.
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It’s PS32 Spring Fling time!!!

🌼  Attend our Spring Fling Party & Live Auction March 24th 🌱 Check out our Online Auction    🌱   Buy tickets to our Spring Fling School Raffle 🌸  Continue reading

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Register for Spring PTA After School programs

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 afterschool@ps32.org

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Third Grade Service Project – Last Call!

❤️️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

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Author-Illustrator Visit with George O’Connor

Dear Fourth Graders and Parents,

2016_GOConnorPoseidon-coverWe are excited to be bringing Brooklyn’s own New York Times bestselling graphic novel author and illustrator, George O’Connor, to our library on Wednesday, March 8 to speak to the 4th grade classes. Please note, this talk is during school hours and is for the students only but we want to let parents know so they can help their kids get familiar with George’s books before the visit. Continue reading

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Jan 30th Chancellor Fariña’s letter on Immigration

Click here to read Chancellor Fariña’s letter on Immigration

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Fourth & Fifth Grade Author Visit, Jan 31st

P.S. 32 is excited to welcome acclaimed author Paul Griffin on Tuesday, January 31st.  Paul will be speaking to our fourth and fifth grade classes about his 2016 young adult novel, When Friendship Followed Me Home.

Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

…handles hard topics with penetrating insight and honesty, while balancing painful moments with levity.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review Continue reading

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