LIBERTY LINES OCTOBER 7, 2016 - ISSUE 3

ART SPECIALIST AND AUTHOR MICHAEL MARKMAN

Congratulations to Art Specialist Michael Markman of PS 5 who appeared on NJ Classroom Close-ups . Author of Surviving the Storm has been working with the language arts teacher to provide students with the tools to communicate both through visual arts and with narrative writing. A special thank you to Principal John Rivero for supporting the partnership of two powerful content areas through integration.

WEEK OF RESPECT CEREMONY AT CITY HALL

To celebrate the Week of Respect, the Dr. Michael Conti PS 5 hosted various activities centered around respect of self and others. The theme for the week was "Celebrate Our Differences." Fourth and fifth grade students were selected to attend the Week of Respect Ceremony at City Hall based on their exemplifying respect of self and others. The school's CIT, Mr. DeCarlo, spearheaded this successful event.

SHARING OF THE OLD "LIGHT BLUE"

Some of our PS 3's Tigers are also Girl Scouts. This troop's community service project helped out families from neighboring school 15. The troop organized a collection of the old "light blue" uniforms no longer being used by PS 3 and packaged them up to share with students in a fellow Jersey City Public School!

WISTEM 2D EVENT AT LSC

The students from PS 30 and PS 33 were invited to join the WiSTEM 2D event at Liberty Science Center sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. During the event, the participants engaged in inquiry-based, hands-on learning experiences which were facilitated by the team of experts at LSC. During the science labs, the students learned about the importance of each animal and how their adaptations serve a purpose. The participants were also provided with an opportunity to engage in 3D modeling u​sing 3D printing software.​

VERTICAL AQUAPONIC GARDENS AT PS 28

Aquaponics is the National Champion for the Lexus Eco Challenge Competition in 2015-2016. Their project focuses on using natural methods to reduce algal blooms and developing a vertical aquaponic garden in the greenhouse Science classroom of PS 28. Currently, the Vertical Aquaponic Garden have four 300 gallon pools with turtles, tilapias, and carp serving as the water and nutrient source for the 3 tiers with basil and kale. They have successfully harvested enough to share with the local community of students, teachers, and outreach events in Jersey City such as Farmer's Market and the Wild Jazz Fridays at Reservoir No.3 This year, they are developing another garden in our Aquaculture lab. This will be managed by Team HydroPros, a group of students in the 6th grade who will grow hydroponic plants using recycled bottles.
The Office of Family and Community Engagement partnered with the Horizon Family Success Center to present a workshop on "Active Parenting" - child development, discipline, rules, and bonding. The workshop was well attended and the parents enjoyed the presentation. The next workshop will take place November 1. Details are posted below.

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COME JOIN IN ON THE FUN

Congratulations to the staff and students of PS 16 for earning the outstanding attendance for the month of September with 97.9%.

Columbus Day Observed - District Closed - Monday, October 10

Board of Education Caucus - Tuesday, October 18, CO - Room 1R, 6 PM

Board of Education Meeting - Thursday, October 20, PS 11, 6 PM

College, Career, and Self Advocacy Fair - Friday, October 21, St. Peter's University, 10 AM - 1 PM

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