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Summer Accelerated Program 2022

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Date Added: 8/12/2022

Family Engagement Event at Gotham Avenue School

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On June 2, Gotham Avenue School held a Title 1 Family Engagement Event co-sponsored by Gotham’s PTA.

During the event, grade K-2 families gathered in the gymnasium, while grade 3-6 families gathered in the cafeteria. They were able to rotate from station to station, learning, creating and experimenting with fun activities and engaging materials. At each station, teachers facilitated activities that targeted important academic skills in literacy, math or science, such as Battleship, book tastings, found poetry and Jenga.

The objective was not only to provide a fun family event, but to also have parents/guardians leave with hands-on materials and practical knowledge of how to support learning at home.

When asked about her favorite part of the event, third grade student Kyley Leveille said, “Spending time with my family.”

Date Added: 8/4/2022

Clara H. Carlson Students Do Pushups for Alzheimer’s

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Clara H. Carlson School students tested their pushup skills to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease on June 7.

Coordinated by fifth grade teacher Christopher Tricarico, the event challenged students in pre-K through sixth grade to do as many pushups as possible in 30 seconds to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center. Teachers also participated and performed pushups to the excited cheers of their students. This is the school’s fifth year hosting a pushup fundraiser for the cause.

By the end of the day, the school raised $1,250 for the center.

Date Added: 8/3/2022

University Day at Alden Terrace School

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Alden Terrace School scholars learned about future career options and ways to obtain those goals through education during the building’s annual University Day on June 8. University Day was coordinated by teachers Katherine Bennett and Kelly Connor, along with the Student Council.

To kickstart the day, each classroom tuned into a virtual Zoom assembly led by Assistant Principal Shona Beldo that featured facts on colleges, universities and trade schools. In the video, students spoke about Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Ivy League schools, colleges and universities in New York State, music and art schools, medical and science schools, extracurricular activities available for college and university students, and what careers to pursue through vocational schools. The assembly video also shared fun facts about the teachers, such as where they studied abroad, what sports they played and what clubs they were a part of when they went to college. Students tested their knowledge of this staff trivia by playing Kahoot!

Date Added: 8/2/2022

Relay Races, Sports and Games at Covert Avenue’s Field Day

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As a fun culmination to the school year, Covert Avenue School students played together on the playground, tested their skills in relay races and enjoyed various sports during Field Day on June 14.

Excited cheers and laughter were heard across the school’s field, as students wet sponges and squeezed them into a container to get a pingpong ball to rise to the top in the Fireman’s Bucket Relay, went over and under a limbo stick in the Over-Under Relay and stacked large cups as quickly as possible in the Jumbo Stacks Relay. Students also played volleyball and gaga.

Date Added: 8/1/2022