Photos of the Week
2022 - 2023
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 September 5, 2022
This week's photo features the new P.S. 596X administrative team who returned to school the week of August 29th.
This year our administrative team picture includes newly appointed assistant principal Rebecca Miles from our 178 site and interim acting assistant principal Gina Walpole from our 153 site.
We are excited to welcome our students and staff back to school on September 8th for a fun and engaging new school year.
Week of September 12, 2022
This week's photos feature our staff orientation on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. For the first time in 2 years, our staff orientation took place in-person in the 178 cafeteria.
Each staff member received a P596X t-shirt, calendar magnet of important dates and 2022 - 2023 P596X magnet.
During the orientation, the staff had the opportunity to review our safety procedures, our instructional focus for the 2022 - 2023 school year and other important information.
Week of September 19, 2022
This week's photos feature our parent meet and greet on Friday, September 16, 2022. Parents and guardians were recently invited into their child's classroom to meet their child's teacher and classroom staff.
Parents also had the opportunity to participate in various classroom activities with their child and experience "A Day in the Life at P596X!" Parents who could not attend in-person also attended virtually on Google Classroom.
Parents, students and staff all enjoyed taking part in this beginning of the year event. We look forward to hosting similar monthly events in the near future!
Week of September 26, 2022
This week's photos feature our parent breakfast with the principal on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Parents and guardians were recently invited to breakfast with the principal in our 178X cafeteria. Parents and guardians had the opportunity to meet the administration and curriculum support staff as well as Parent Coordinator Dawn Harney, Parent Association President Stefannie Bonilla, Fathers Club coordinator and teacher Kevin Feeney and Technology Coach Steven Sobol.
Parents and guardians also had the opportunity to learn about our instructional focus, DOE priorities, CEP goals, Assessments and curriculum used at our school.
Week of October 3, 2022
This week's photo features student Omari P. from our 178 site at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Our school recently had four tickets generously gifted by a P596X parent to "The President's Own" United States Marine Band at Carnegie Hall. The tickets were chosen by a lottery and each family received 2 tickets.
Omari and his family were one of the lucky families that were able to attend this event and had a wonderful time. We hope to be able to offer more opportunities similar to this to our students and families in the near future.
Week of October 10, 2022
This week's photo features our Unity Day event on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Our school wore orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. This event was created by the National Bullying Prevention Center.
Our administration, staff and students enjoyed taking part in this event!
Week of October 17, 2022
This week's photos feature our school bus driver and matron training event on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Our school hosted this event in the 178 library.
The purpose of the training was to educate the bus staff on the behaviors associated with autism and how they can best support our students while they are riding the school bus. Training materials were distributed and refreshments were served. The training was hosted by the P596X administration and curriculum coaches. The bus staff enjoyed attending this informative event.
Week of October 24, 2022
This week's photos feature part one of our Hispanic Heritage Celebration Celebration. On Friday, October 21, 2022, students, staff and parents joined us in the Harry S. Truman High School - Maye A. Shaw Auditorium to listen to native music performed by the group DNA.
The celebration included dancing, singing and audience participation in several different musical numbers.
The students, staff and parents enjoyed attending this fun event. Part 2 of this event will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10am and will feature song & Dance from Spain & Latin America.
Week of October 31, 2022
This week's photos feature our Halloween parent engagement and parade events at our 178, 153 and 498 sites. On Friday, October 28th P596X hosted a Halloween parent engagement event. Parents were invited into their child's classroom to take part in a fun Halloween activity. On Monday, October 31, 2022, the students dressed in their Halloween costumes and took part in a Halloween parade and trick-or-treat activity. Students and staff also took part in a pumpkin decorating contest. The students, staff and parents enjoyed taking part in these fun Halloween activities.
Week of November 7, 2022
This week's photos feature our October Saturday Academy. On Saturday, October 29th P596X hosted our first monthly Saturday Academy program for the 2022 - 2023 school year.
Parents participated in a workshop entitled “Understanding Related Services” hosted by our P596X Speech, Occupational and Physical therapists.
Students took part in a Fall Fest activity which featured fun, interactive fall activities for the students. The students, staff and parents enjoyed taking part in these fun and educational activities.
Week of November 14, 2022
This week's photos feature class V05 at our 178 site. Recently, the students of class V05 were able to visit Queens Farm. During their visit, the students picked pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, went on a scavenger hunt and took a hayride. The students went through a corn maze and were able to meet some of the farm animals. The students and staff enjoyed taking part in these fun and educational activities.
Queens Farm is a historic farm located on 47 acres of the neighborhoods of Floral Park and Glen Oaks in Queens. The farm occupies the city's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The site features restored farm buildings from three different centuries, a greenhouse, planting fields, livestock, and various examples of vintage farm equipment.
Week of November 21, 2022
This week's photos feature students from the Celebra-tees club at our 178 site. October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. Students in the Celebra-tees club at the 178 site worked with speech teachers Regina Laurato and Frances Chamorro to make t-shirts for our 596X staff fundraiser to support breast cancer research and treatment.
Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. The students and staff enjoyed being a part of this great cause and wore pink on Wednesday, October 26th to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Week of November 28, 2022
This week's photos feature students from class X15 at our 178 site. On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the students in class X15 took a field trip to the New York Hall of Science! X15 scientists explored maker-spaces with Lego and building materials, tested reflection using lamps, experimented with power grids and electricity and played in the happiness experiment hall.
The New York Hall of Science, also known as NYSCI, is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, NY. The students and staff enjoyed this engaging and educational experience!
Week of December 5, 2022
This week's photos feature our November Saturday Academy. On Saturday, November 19, 2022, P596X hosted our second monthly Saturday Academy program. This month's activities featured our Multi-cultural international "Be Thankful" Potluck luncheon.
Parents and students had the opportunity to eat, mingle and give thanks by bringing a delicious dish from their culture for others to try. Parents were also asked to share their recipe to add to the P596x cookbook which will be sent home later this year. Students, parents and staff all enjoyed taking part in this delicious and fun event!
Week of December 12, 2022
This week's photos feature our meteorologist meet and greet at our 178 site. On Wednesday, November 16, 2022 the students in our 178 STEM classes had a wonderful meet and greet from NBC4's Kathryn Prociv. She made and gave a demonstration of a chart with different types of clouds and a weather map of the USA. She spoke about how she became a meteorologist and the tools she uses to predict the weather. The students were able to complete a question and answer session with her as well. It was amazing to see how excited the students were to ask Katherine questions related to the weather.
Week of December 19, 2022
This week's photos feature our November Cookshop/Parent Engagement event. On Friday, November 19, 2022, P596X hosted a salsa making parent engagement activity. Parents joined us in their child's classroom to take part in the step by step process of making salsa.
Parents also had the opportunity to meet with their child's teacher and view the work their child has been working on recently. The parents, students and staff enjoyed taking part in this interactive and fun activity!
Week of December 26, 2022
This week's photos feature our December parent engagement and ornament decorating event. On Monday, December 5, 2022, P596X hosted an ornament making parent engagement event. The event was organized by former Assistant Principal/Mentor: Elena Talamo-Mirabal.
Parents had the opportunity to network with each other, relax and make some holiday ornaments as well as other crafts.
The parents enjoyed taking part in this relaxing and fun activity!
Week of January 2, 2023
This week's photos feature our 2022 Holiday Show. On Friday, December 16, 2022, P596X hosted our annual holiday show. The event was organized by 178 music teachers Melanie DeMarco and Danielle Silves, 153 music teacher Laura Kirton and 498 music teacher Laura Dunlap.
The students danced and performed several numbers including jingle bell rock and had a special visitor! The show was a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and come together as a school community.
Week of January 9, 2023
This week's photos feature our December Saturday Academy. On Saturday, December 17, 2022, P596X hosted our third Saturday Academy event of the school year. The event was organized by Parent coordinator Dawn Harney along with several P596X teachers and paraprofessionals.
Parents and students had a pizza lunch and decorated ornaments and snow flakes. Students also participated in music and other interactive holiday activities.
Week of January 16, 2023
This week's photo features our recent partnership with Magnify Autism. It is with great pleasure that we announce that our school has received a very generous donation of sensory items from Magnify Autism and the NY Yankees. This generous donation will allow for a variety of sensory items to be given to all classrooms at 596X.
A big thank you to Magnify Autism and the New York Yankees. It was a pleasure working with both organizations.