Photos of the Week
2021 - 2022
The photos of the week below have previously been featured on our website and Instagram throughout the school year and have been placed here for your convenience.
Week of August 30, 2021
This week's photo features the P.S. 596X administrative team who returned to school this week. We are excited to welcome our students and staff back to school in-person on September 13th for a fun and engaging new school year!
Week of September 13, 2021
This week's photos feature our back to school decorations at our 178 site! We were very excited to welcome back our students and staff to in-person learning on Monday, September 13th. We are looking forward to a great year together in the classroom!
Week of October 4, 2020
This week's photo features our breakfast with the principal at our 178 site! On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, parents had the opportunity to meet the admin team and to learn about the school's instructional focus, DOE Priorities and 596X Comprehensive Educational Plan Goals. The parents also learned about the assessments we use and the curricula used at P596X.
Week of October 11, 2021
This week's photo features Izzy our school comfort dog returning to school after being remote since the beginning of the pandemic. Izzy is a four year old female beagle. She is our school comfort dog and comes to visit our students throughout the school year to engage in lessons in the classroom using the Mutt-I-Grees Curriculum.
Week of October 18, 2021
This week's photos feature class X12 at our 178 site! To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, one of the families of class X12 sent in items used in their countries for the students to explore, including a pilon and a tostonera. Student Evan helped his mother make templeque (a coconut pudding) for the students to enjoy and mom celebrated with the class virtually!
Week of October 25, 2021
This week's photos feature class X15 at our 178 site! To celebrate Halloween, the students in the class decorated their own pumpkin and added Jack-o-lantern faces.
On Thursday, October 28th the students will participate in the Halloween parade and will celebrate with their teacher, paraprofessionals and classmates!
Week of November 1, 2021
This week's photo features class X17 at our 178 site! To celebrate Halloween, the students in the class dressed up in their best Halloween costume. On Thursday, October 28th the students participated in the Halloween parade and celebrated with their teacher, paraprofessionals and classmates!
Week of November 8, 2021
This week's photos feature class X17 at our 178 site! On Friday, October 22nd the students participated in the Hispanic Heritage Celebration/Assembly. Students & staff listened to native music, learned about Hispanic history & created an art project. The students had a great time participating in this school-wide event!
Week of November 15, 2021
This week's photos feature class V23 at our 153 site! The students recently participated in a virtual program through our partnership with the New York Botanical Garden. NYBG sent plants for V23 to dissect as they learned about plant parts. They also sent materials for the students to plant a bean plant. The students enjoyed participating in this hands-on activity!
Week of November 22, 2021
This week's photos feature the P176X/P596X Father's Club! In partnership with P176X, our father's club meets every third Wednesday of the month at our 178 site. The purpose of the father's club is to network and learn from one another. The father's club is lead by P596X teacher/father Kevin Feeney and P176X Psychologist David Leslie-Skaller. Fathers, Brothers, Uncles and Grandfathers are all welcome at this great monthly event.
Week of November 29, 2021
This week's photo features Sharaf from class X15 at our 178 site! Sharaf celebrated Thanksgiving with his friends in Class X15 by sharing in the Class Feast, making Thanksgiving crafts, and reading the book "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims" by B.G. Hennessy about Pilgrim and Wampanoag children. Sharaf and his classmates enjoyed taking part in this fun Thanksgiving activity!
Week of December 6, 2021
This week's photo features class X30 at our 498 site! Class X30 is super excited with our new addition to the class this month, Mr. Red Cookie our class Elf on the Shelf. Each morning, students enjoy finding Mr. Red Cookie and love seeing what he is up to. Students understand the concept of the elf flying back to the North Pole to report to Santa Claus if they have been naughty or nice. It’s a cute and fun interactive way to keep the spirit of Santa alive—and encourage good behavior in our class.
Week of December 13, 2021
This week's photo features class X15 at our 178 site! Recently, class X15 read "The Gingerbread Man" and Jan Brett’s "Gingerbread Baby." The students made Gingerbread Man pancakes as a special breakfast treat. They also made their own gingerbread houses, like the one in Brett’s story. The students enjoyed this fun and educational activity
with their peers!
Week of January 10, 2022
This week's photos and videos feature class V50 at our 498 site! Students Miles, Anthony and Dane from class V50 are working hard and having fun with STEM! They each built a robot using the LEGO Education kit and programmed their movements using the WeDo2.0 app on the iPad. There are currently two different STEM programs at P596X. Our computer science program introduces our students to Coding, Digital Citizenship, and Lego Robotics.
Week of January 17, 2022
This week's photos feature class Y04 at our 178 site! The students of class Y04 recently conducted a science/chemistry experiment. The class filled an empty bottle with vinegar and put baking soda into the deflated balloon. Finally, they put the balloon over the bottle opening. The students made predictions and then watched the reaction inflate the balloon. The students enjoyed taking part in this fun activity!
Week of January 24, 2022
This week's photos feature students at our 178 site! The students are making their own codes using Ozobot, some students are participating in an "unplugged" coding activity in which they are learning what an algorithm is and other students are coding using the Codeapillar app. Ozobot and Codeapillar are part of our STEM program at P596X. Our computer science program introduces our students to Coding, Digital Citizenship, and Lego Robotics. The students enjoy participating in this exciting program!
Week of January 31, 2021
This week's photos feature students from class X15 at our 178 site! The students are practice conversational turn-taking while playing cooperatively during choice time. The students are interacting while playing with play-doh and board games. Social emotional skills can help students set goals for themselves and build positive relationships with peers. Social interactions help our students develop self-awareness and emotional management skills.
Week of February 7, 2022
This week's photo features students from class X31 at our 498 site! The students are participating in music class by tapping the notes to Old MacDonald Had a Farm along with a video showing the color-coded note names. The challenge is to tap the correct notes in rhythm, with alternating hands. The instrument is a xylophone made out of BoomWhackers. Boomwhackers produce musical tones when struck together, on the floor, or against nearly any surface. The students enjoy participating in this fun activity!
Week of February 14, 2022
This week's photo features student Mason G. from class X17 at our 178 site! Mason was named a National Student Ambassador by the North Shore Animal League. Mason was awarded a school grant in the amount of $500 to be used to further the work connected to our school comfort dog program. Class X17 is home to our school comfort dog, Izzy. Mason and his classmates participate in the Muttigrees curriculum, which focuses on responsibility, animal awareness, feelings and emotions. Izzy, brings this interactive curriculum to life. We would like to thank P.S.596X teacher, Mr. Trae Schlesinger who was instrumental in supporting Mason during this journey.
Congratulations to Mason and his family on this wonderful accomplishment.
Week of February 28, 2022
This week's photos feature our Winter Garden Wellness event at our 178 site! On Tuesday, February 15th, parents, staff and students were invited to take part in a wellness event where participants were invited to make their own succulent garden!
The objective of this event was to allow participants to be a part of creating & sharing their beauty and love from the inside out with others. Parents, students and staff enjoyed taking part in this event to celebrate Winter and Valentines Day!
Week of March 7, 2022
This week's photos feature our respect for all week from February 14th through February 18th 2022! The goal of the week was to promote the theme of respect by engaging students in meaningful lessons and activities focused on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation and/or bullying. All students and staff were encouraged to participate by dressing in themed attire each day. The themes included Valentine's Day, Teamwork Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Superhero Thursday and pajama Friday!
Week of March 14, 2022
This week's photos feature our St. Patrick's Day celebration on Thursday, March 17, 2022! The celebration included a St. Patrick's Day parade and classroom celebrations! The students and staff dressed up in green, made hats and drew leprechauns! St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world every year on March 17, marking the anniversary of St. Patrick's death in the fifth century. Saint Patrick was actually born in Britain in 386. The students and staff enjoyed taking part in all of the fun activities that took place.
Week of March 21, 2022
This week's photos feature the Book Fair at our 153 site. The book fair took place from Monday March 21st through Friday March 25th. Throughout the week, the classes from all 3 sites were able to visit the book for in-person or attend the book fair virtually online. Parents were able to make donations to their child's classroom and students were able to use an ewallet instead of cash in order to purchase books. The staff, students and parents all enjoyed visiting the book fair and look forward to next year's book fair.
Week of March 28, 2022
This week's photo features our brand new culturally diverse book collection! P.S. 596X recently received a large collection of these books from the Chancellor's office - enough for all of our classes! These books were distributed to schools as part of a new universal curriculum called Mosaic/classroom libraries. This curriculum is designed to reflect the diversity of children in NYC public schools.
The New York City Department of Education/P.S. 596X are committed to supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City.
Week of April 4, 2022
This week's photo features student Angelica N. from our 153 inclusion program! Angelica recently participated in the 153 science fair and finished in second place with honorable mention!
The experiment that Angelica conducted compared different types of soap to determine which soap makes the most bubbles. After completing the experiment, Angelica made a poster board to display her results.
All of the 153 students including Angelica enjoyed participating in the science fair!
Week of April 25, 2022
This week's photos feature our April Saturday Academy at our 178 site! The Academy provides an additional learning opportunity to assist parents in supporting their children’s success in school and the community.
The activities are empowering, educational, interactive and fun. The April activities included a celebration of spring. Parents had the opportunity to mingle with other parents share concerns, relax or just talk about anything. Students were supervised by staff as they did arts, crafts and musical activities. Everyone had a great time!
Week of May 2, 2022
This week's photos feature our P596X families attending Aladdin on Broadway! On Saturday, May 1, 2022, several of our P596X students and parents had the opportunity to see this exciting show at the New Amsterdam Theatre on W42nd street in Manhattan. Tickets were chosen by a lottery and families that were chosen received 2 tickets. The show performance that our families attended was specifically designed for individuals with autism. Everyone had a great time and we look forward to offering this great opportunity again in the future!