City Harvest Food Drive at P596X
Monday, November 27, 2023
through Monday, December 18
P596X @ 178, 153 and 498
We are collecting non-perishable food donations for City Harvest to pick-up and distribute to their network of soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need. Last winter we collected a total of 1,000 pounds for donation! We are hoping to beat that number this year with your help!
Most Helpful Items: Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Macaroni and cheese (packaged), Hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized), Juice packs, Peanut butter (plastic jars), Canned proteins (i.e. tuna or beans).
P596X/P176X Fathers Club Meeting
December 13, 2023
6pm to 8pm - Room 160
178X - 850 Baychester Ave
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…
Please bring identification.
December Saturday Academy
Saturday, December 16
10:00am to 12:00pm
850 Baychester Ave.
We are very excited to invite you to our Saturday Academy. The Academy provides an additional learning opportunity to assist you in supporting your children’s success in school and the community.
The activities will to be, empowering, educational, interactive and fun. We will provide a pizza lunch.
Additional information in the flyer below.
P596X Holiday Show 2023
December 20, 2023
11am to 12am
Harry S. Truman HS
Maye A. Shaw Auditorium
750 Baychester Avenue
Join us for our annual holiday show!
Parents, students and staff will listen to holiday music and dance!
Parents must bring identification and leave extra time to go through a security scanning to attend.
School Leadership Team Meeting
Thursday, December 14th
5:30pm to 7:30pm
P.S. 596X @ 178
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. The School Leadership Team functions as the management team of the school, representing the educational community. It oversees the planning and restructuring process to ensure our children are provided with quality education through increased teacher and parent participation.
P596X Holiday Spirit Week 2023
Week of December 18th - December 22nd
P596X @ 178, 153 and 498
It's that time of year for some holiday cheer! So, let's get together and find something cool to wear! Additional information in the flyer below. Attire is optional for all students and staff.
Additional Family Resources can be found on our Parent Page.
TAKE A VIDEO TOUR
OF OUR SCHOOL
Take our video tour to learn more about our programs and school community.
Week of December 5, 2023
This week's photos feature class Y03 at our 178 site. Aligned to Chancellor Banks' Four Pillars for Building Trust in NYC Public Schools (prioritizing wellness and its link to student success), class Y03 collaborated with our STEM department and our community-based partners at the Botanical Gardens. This partnership allowed the students to experience the various plant life found within the Botanical Gardens. Students were encouraged to use their 5 senses to help document their findings about different plants. The students and staff had such an amazing time. We are looking forward to going back again!
Former P596X student Joliah Ceda drew and created our school logo.
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
November - December
Apple Cake a Gratitude by Dawn Casey and Genevieve Godbout
Focus Area: Social Contributions
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 September/October Book All Are Welcome 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!