Breakfast & SOAR
This initiative will be transformative for our school community and the heartbeat of creating an affirming & supportive environment for our scholars; A task the Chancellor has asked of us all. This daily work will be facilitated by the Counseling Department and will involve a cross section of our staff. Each morning during breakfast time our children will engage in critical SEL work including mindfulness work. Each grade band and select staff members will be placed in strategic places to carry out this work. For example, children will learn about self-identification of emotions and participate in brief yet powerful techniques to promote well-being.
Rise & Soar
Our Tier 2 & Tier 3 Academic and Social Emotional Learning based Interventions will be held prior to the start of the school day and throughout the school day by selected staff members. Cycle 1 will begin shortly after the administration of our beginning of year screeners. We will use F&P Intervention, Spire, Reading Rescue, targeted small group instruction & Guided Reading as part our core intervention work.
Throughout the school year, select teacher-led & teacher-created enrichment opportunities will be offered for excelling scholars. Opportunities will include STEAM, STEM, Arts & Theatre.
Learn & SOAR
Holding true to our motto- Parents As Partners- we will offer families invaluable mental health & educational workshops that aim to support our families and scholars navigate through these trying times and beyond. We will engage families on an on-going basis via in-person and virtual workshops facilitated by staff and outside agencies. We will be launching the new Parent Resource Room which will act as a place where all families are welcomed and where we seek to share the resources necessary to help them SOAR too!
Buncee is a creative website and app, where users can create digital projects, assignments, presentations, stories, holiday projects and more. Teachers and students have access to thousands of graphics, animations, audio, drawing tools, and other multimedia. Users can share their Buncee projects via email, embed code, social media, and more. Ms. Mirvil will be leading this fourth grade pilot. We can’t wait to see our teachers and scholar’s create magic!
Girls on the Run
This program that focuses on the whole girl. The program offers girls a chance to work with two trained coaches to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. We will have two cohorts, up to 12-15 students per group, one in the Fall and another in the Spring, of grade 3-5 girls. If you’re interested in leading this work or finding out more, please let me know.
Young Peoples Chorus
Young Peoples Chorus (YPC) brings it’s innovative, nationally recognized music education choral performance program back to PS 69 for the 21-22 SY! They will provide both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and our grade 3-5 selected scholars will experience the joy of singing while exploring music that spans NYC’s many cultures. We are so excited to have them back!