The DOE has begun a Wellness Wednesdays initiative in an effort to assist students, their families, and educators in developing skills to maintain their physical, mental, and emotional well-being during remote learning.
Wellness Wednesdays uses a skills-based, whole-child approach that promotes accessible and actionable resources, as well as student-facing activities, which can help young people become healthy, focused, and ready to learn now, but also when they return to their school communities.
The core question grounding this initiative—how do we take care of ourselves and take care of others during difficult times—is explored each week through a specific theme that includes a complementary student/family activity, along with supporting resources and an in-home-fitness video.
Please visit the Wellness Wednesday family-facing webpage each week, and join in sharing these mental health and wellness activities.
For questions, email DivisionOfSchoolClimateAndWellness@schools.nyc.gov.
Our school has many exciting parent engagement events planned for this year. Please click the button below to view a list of upcoming events and opportunities to visit your child's classroom. You can also download our PS596X App to stay up to date on the latest upcoming events. Parent engagement remains and has always been a top priority at PS596X.
P596X has been designated as a Gold Star 2019-2020 No Place For Hate® School!
P596X has been designated as a Gold Star 2019-2020 No Place For Hate® School! P596X received this award to honor our school’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. This year, you we are one of over 1,800 schools across the country that took part in the program. Congratulations to P596X and student Sonia from class V22!
When The Police Stop a Teenager With Special Needs
On February 27th, the New York Times published an article about students with special needs and their interactions with the police. The article contains very good information for parents and students as well as several resources. Click the button below to read the article:
P.S.596X student Matthew Rosario selected to be National Student Ambassador
P.S.596X student, Matthew Rosario was selected to be a National Student Ambassador for the Mutt-i-grees program. The Mutt-i-grees program is a social and emotional curriculum used in conjunction with our school comfort dog, Izzy. Students from all fifty states applied and Matthew was among the very few that were selected.
Thanks to Matthew, our school received 500 dollars to be used to deepen the work already taking place.
If you are interested in ordering PS596X school apparel for the 2019 - 2020 school year, please click on the link below. Apparel is available for staff, parents, and students with the school logo. Instructions are available in: