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Important Notice

School will not be in session from Monday, April 22, 2024 through Tuesday, April 30, 2024 for spring break.

 

Students will return to school on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

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P.S. 596X

Principal Parent Partnership

Principal Parent Partnership

Speak with Principal John Siracuse, our parent coordinator and our elected parent leaders regarding collaborative practices, school events, initiatives, ask questions and voice any concerns.

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Updates for Families

Read the latest family letters from Chancellor David Banks and other New York City Department of Education officials.

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Parent Engagement

PS596X offers many workshops and parent engagement events throughout the year. Stay informed about the how to get involved at our school.

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Autism Spirit & Neurodiversity Week 2024

Monday, April 15th  

through

Friday, April 19, 2024

Please join us in celebrating autism acceptance and awareness.

 

Additional information in the flyer below.

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Spring and Graduate Pictures

 April 18th - 153X

May 3rd - 498X

Spring school pictures and 2024 graduation photos will be taken. Photos will be taken on April 18th for the 153 site and May 3rd for the 498 site.

153 Picture Flyer

498 Picture Flyer

Picture Day

P.S. 596X Spring Carnival

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00am to 2:00pm

850 Baychester Avenue

Our spring carnival will take place in the 178 school yard.

 

T-BALL - COTTON CANDY

MUSIC - BOUNCY HOUSE - FUN SLIDES

Parent permission for students required.

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P596X Spring Parent Retreat 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024

7:45am to 8:00pm

Camp Ramapo

For Parents/Caregivers of 596x Students ONLY - No students or other children allowed (2 adults per family)

See the flyer below for additional information and to register:

CAMP RAMAPO LETTER - ENGLISH

CAMP RAMAPO LETTER - SPANISH

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P596X/P176X Fathers Club Meeting

Wednesday,  April 17

6:00pm to 8:00pm

P596X@178

850 Baychester Ave.

Room 160

CALLING ALL FATHERS OF P.S. 176X AND P.S 596X

BROTHERS, UNCLES, GRANDFATHERS TOO!

 

Let’s continue a good thing!

Talking, networking, learning from each other…

Light refreshments.

 

Please bring identification.

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School Leadership Team Meeting

Thursday, April 18 2024

5:30pm to 7:30pm

P.S. 178X

850 Baychester Avenue

Room 160

The School Leadership Team plays a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture.

School Leadership Team Meeting

Spring Recess, Schools Closed

Monday, April 22, 2024 through

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

School will not be in session from Monday, April 22, 2024 through Tuesday, April 30, 2024 for spring break.

 

Students will return to school on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

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Picky Eaters Feeding Workshop

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

9:00am to 11:00am

P.S. 178X

850 Baychester Avenue

Families will learn about the complexities of feeding and how to explore new foods to children with autism. Additional information in the flyer below.

Register Here

Picky Eater

News & Events

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Calendar

View our calendar of upcoming events and important dates.

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View our page of parent resources.

Celebrations

View our page of student celebrations.

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Family
Resources

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Mental health impacts not only our students but our families, schools, and communities. Mental health resources are available inside and outside of school.

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BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS

The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year.

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OPWDD APPLICATION PROCESS

We are pleased to provide a guide that explains the entire OPWDD process provided by Advocates for Children (AFC).

Detailed instructions, required documents and links to the appropriate websites are included.

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SOCIAL

EMOTIONAL

HELP

Do you need social/emotional help for your child? Do you need to talk to a school counselor? E-mail our school counselors using the link below.

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ON THE GO VISUAL RESOURCES

Please feel free to download these resources and use them at home and while you are "on the go" in the community.

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RESOURCES FOR RENT, FOOD & MEDICAL

The following are resources for assistance with rent, food and medical.  

 

If you find yourself in need, please let us know how we can support you.  

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CREATE YOUR NYC STUDENT ACCOUNT

Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? Sign up for an NYC Schools Account Today! E-mail our Parent Coordinator to get started!

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INTERNET OPTIONS FOR FAMILIES

There are several free or low-cost internet options available to New York City students and families.

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DENTAL RESOURCES

The following is a list of locations/clinics to receive dental services.

Please reach out to our social worker with any questions:

Please e-mail:

TRodriguez32@schools.nyc.gov

Additional Family Resources can be found on our Parent Page.

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Learn more about our school including our vision, mission statement and goals.

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

Contact our main office, our unit offices or a member of our staff.

REMOTE LEARNING

RESOURCES

View our collection of resources for learning at home.

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FOLLOW US

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TAKE A VIDEO TOUR

OF OUR SCHOOL

Take our video tour to learn more about our programs and school community.

PHOTO OF

THE WEEK

 

Week of April 1, 2024

This week's photos feature our March Magic Show at Harry S. Truman High School. On Thursday, March 21, 2024, our school celebrated the magical progress our students have made by hosting a magic show for the students, parents and staff. The show featured the magician, The Great Ragidy Supreme. Born and raised in New York City, The Great Ragidy Supreme performs at hundreds of special events throughout the year, pushing his act to develop the art of magic into something both unique and modern. The students, parents, and staff enjoyed this entertaining show and look forward to another magic show in the future!

Former P596X student Joliah Ceda drew and created our school logo. 

Former P596X student Joliah Ceda drew and created our school logo. 

WELCOME

Welcome to P.S. 596X! We are a district 75 New York City Public School serving students on the autism spectrum and other special needs from Pre-K through age 11 in three co-located sites: 11X178, 11X153 and 11X498.

 

Through this website, you will be able to step into our classrooms and hallways to get an idea of the wide variety of creative programs and practices in which students participate on a daily basis.

Our commitment is to provide the highest quality, state of the art instructional programs to our students, and to offer parents workshops and activities to equip themselves with the skills to best help their child. Through hands-on learning and fun-filled opportunities, our students make tremendous gains in social skills, language, and academics.

John Siracuse, Principal

BOOK OF THE MONTH

March - April

Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood

Focus Area: Problem Solving

What is the book of the month?

We have selected books that relate to our ReThink social/emotional curriculum. Bi-monthly, teachers and coaches will collaborate to unpack each book and design lessons, adaptations and resources to support the book’s topics. Our goal is to build on our students’ knowledge and understanding of social emotional concepts through literacy, vocabulary, writing, and discussions!

 

How can you get involved?

We would really love for the activities we complete at school, to also be reinforced at home.  For starters, tune in to hear Principal John read the March/April Book Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood during a special pajama read aloud! You will find resources and activities for the book in the letter to the right.  This includes the targeted vocabulary words, and some fun activities you can do at home or in the community with your child!

Every Little Letter
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