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.
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Family Programs
The Intrepid Museum offers monthly programs for children (ages 5-17) with learning and developmental disabilities. Similar family programs for teens (15+) and adults with developmental disabilities are offered six times a year. These two-hour programs take place on select Sundays during regular Museum hours. Families take a guided, interactive tour of the Museum and participate in art-making activities that everyone can enjoy.
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.
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:
INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities –Micah, Naieer, and Naomie–who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.
District 75 is pleased to announce our Family Fun Days in May and June 2020!
We invite District 75 families to join us for interactive activities, entertainment, health and wellness screenings. We will also facilitate the issuance of safety identification cards and share resources for students and families of all ages.
Join in the fun - play games, create arts and crafts and other hands-on activities! Families may attend any of the events listed.
At Daniel’s Music we believe that everyone is a musician, regardless of their experience. For over a decade we have been empowering individuals with disabilities through music, and now through our expanded offerings, everyone can discover the joy of music in their life. There is no greater sign of a happy heart than a smile, which is why our teaching approach has always been "SMILE FIRST."
NYC School Survey 2020
Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.
Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of their school community think about the learning environment at their school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.
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: