Photos of the Week
2023 - 2024
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 4, 2023
This week's photo features our 2023 school magnet. Our latest magnet is a black bookbag with the school name, website, and phone number printed on it. The magnet also includes our school slogan and our new comfort dog Tellulah.
We are very excited for the new school year and are looking forward to a successful 2023 - 2024 school year!
Week of September 11, 2023
This week's photos feature our new Storytelling through Legos cluster class at our 178 site. This new class was designed with the purpose of providing opportunities, lessons and activities that are most current in the world of Lego education and literacy to our students.
Led by veteran teacher Mary Andrews, this hands on and technology infused class is already very popular among both students and staff. We hope to showcase more of their exciting projects throughout the school year!
Week of September 18, 2023
This week's photos feature our parent breakfast with the principal on Friday, September 22, 2023. Parents and guardians were recently invited to breakfast with the principal in our 178X gym. Parents and guardians had the opportunity to meet the administration, curriculum support staff and Technology Coach Steven Sobol.
Parents and guardians also had the opportunity to share a photo and explain why the image was important or special to them. We had a great turnout and everyone who attended enjoyed sharing their success stories and challenges with the other parents who attended.
Week of September 25, 2023
This week's photos feature our Laser School Spirit Show on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Parents,. students and staff recently attended our laser show/pep rally at Harry S. Truman High School.
The show included music, dancing and a laser show on the auditorium stage. Everyone enjoyed this fun and interactive event to start off the school year!
Week of October 2, 2023
This week's photos feature our school bus driver and matron training event on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Our school hosted this event in the 178 2nd floor gym.
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 9, 2023
This week's photo features our Curriculum Night event on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Our school hosted an event for parents and guardians to learn about our school's curriculum, see and learn more about our instructional programs that we use for math, reading, science, handwriting and social studies.
The event was held in-person at our 178 site and presented by our administration and curriculum coaches. Parents and guardians enjoyed attending this informative and educational event.
Week of October 16, 2023
This week's photos feature our Hispanic Heritage month parent engagement event at our 178, 153 and 498 sites. On Friday, October 6, 2023, our school invited parents and guardians to visit their child's classroom.
Each year from September 15th through October 15th, Latino heritage is recognized. We invited parents to come and engage with their child's class as they read about these diverse cultures and participate in an activity based around them. Parents, students and staff enjoyed taking part in this fun event.
Week of October 23, 2023
This week's photos feature class Y61 at our 153 site. In honor of Fire Prevention Week, class Y61 took a trip to the local fire station.
The trip was enlightening and the students learned about all the gear the firefighters use. They enjoyed touring the fire truck and each student took a photo in the inside the truck. The students and staff enjoyed visiting the fire house on their first field trip of the school year!
Week of October 30, 2023
This week's photos feature class X29 at our 498 site. Class X29 recently collaborated with their speech therapist Ms. Romy to explore pumpkins and its different parts. The students identified both the outside and inside parts of a pumpkin including leaves, vine, stem, seeds, strands, skin, pulp as well as shape, size, and color. The students used AAC system "CoughDrop" as well as an interactive pumpkin chart made by the classroom teacher. The students, staff and parents enjoyed taking part in these fun and educational activities.
Week of November 6, 2023
This week's photos feature our Halloween trick or treat and parade events at our 178, 153 and 498 sites.
On Tuesday, October 31st P596X hosted a Halloween celebration at each site. Students and staff 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 13, 2023
This week's photo features class V04 at our 178, site. Recently, the students and staff took part in a pumpkin decorating contest. Each class decorated a pumpkin and put it on display for all classes to see. The students took part in the entire design process including planning, painting and decorating. Staff and parents then had the opportunity to vote for their favorite pumpkin from each of our three sites. The students, staff and parents enjoyed taking part in this fun fall activity.
Week of November 20, 2023
This week's photos feature students from our 178 site. Recently, P596x was given a unique opportunity for our students and accompanying staff to engage in swimming lessons at the Bronx YMCA.
The classes include one YMCA instructor guiding the swim class and a lifeguard on duty at all times for safety purposes. The students and staff are enjoying their time at the pool. Additional students at our other sites will have the opportunity to participate in the swimming program (with parent permission) in the near future.
Week of November 27, 2023
This week's photos feature our November parent engagement activity at our 178, 153 and 498 sites.
For this month's parent engagement activity, the students read the book of the month "Apple Cake a Gratitude" by Dawn Casey and Genevieve Godbout, placed thankful apples on their gratitude tree, and made no-bake apple pie in a cup. The book focuses on social contributions and saying thank you for the gifts nature provides. The students, staff and parents enjoyed taking part in this fun activity.
Week of December 4, 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!