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Important Notice

School will not be in session for students on Monday, June 17, 2024 in Observance of Eid-Al-Adha. Students will return to school on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. 

School will not be in session for students on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 in Observance of Juneteenth. Students will return to school on Thursday, June 20, 2024. 

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News from
P.S. 596X

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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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Eid-Al-Adha

Monday, June 17, 2024

School will not be in session for students on Monday, June 17, 2024 in Observance of Eid-Al-Adha. Students will return to school on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. 

Eid Al Adha

School Leadership Team Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 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

Last Day of School

Wednesday,  June 26, 2024

The last day of school for students will be Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

 

Have a great summer!

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No School: Independence Day

Thursday,  July 4th

School will not be in session for students on Thursday, July 4, 2024 in Observance of Independence Day. Students will return to school on Friday, July 5, 2024. 

Happy of 4th of July

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Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

 

School will not be in session for students on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 in Observance of Juneteenth. Students will return to school on Thursday, June 20, 2024. 

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Pre-K Graduation 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:00am

P.S. 178X

1st Floor Cafeteria

850 Baychester Avenue

You are cordially invited to the P.S. 596X Pre-K Graduation and Awards Ceremony. Parents must enter through the main entrance and bring identification. This event is for Pre-k parents ONLY.

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First Day of Chapter 683 Summer Program for STUDENTS

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The first day of the Chapter 683 Summer Program for STUDENTS will be on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. 

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Summer

Laser Show

Thursday, July 11, 2024

10:00am to 11:00am

Harry S. Truman High School

Maye A. Shaw Auditorium

750 Baychester Avenue

Join us for a Summer Laser Show on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 10:00am in the Truman HS Auditorium. All visitors will need to show identification upon entering the building and go through a security screening.

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News & Events

View additional news and upcoming events.

Calendar

View our calendar of upcoming events and important dates.

Parent Page

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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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 June 3, 2024

This week's photos feature P596X Field Day 2024!

 

On Friday, May 17th,  students, parents and staff participated in Field Day 2024. The activities included ring toss, javelin throw, torch relay, pin the tail on the donkey, car racing, limbo, hurdle relay, long jump, home run derby, frisbee toss, soccer, volleyball,  parachute games, bouncy ball racing, bubbles and more! The ceremony also included the 596X color guard and a performance by the P596X Cheerleaders! The students and staff enjoyed  participating in this fun event and walked away with a medal for their participation!

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

May - June

After the Fall by Dan Santat

Focus Area: Growth Mindset

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 May/June Book After the Fall by Dan Santat 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!

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