NOTEABLE HAPPENINGS AT PS596X
Guided by the research on resiliency, social and emotional learning, and human-animal interaction, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum includes lesson plans and strategies to actively engage students and promote social and emotional competence, academic achievement, and awareness of the needs of shelter pets.
Izzy is a three year old female beagle. She will come to visit our students throughout this school year to engage in lessons in the classroom.
Disney Musicals in Schools Program
They say “All the world is a stage…” At P596X we are thrilled to be part of a special program entitled, “Disney Musical in Schools.” Our school has the pleasure of working with two Disney educators, learning skills of drama, which will culminate in our students performing in a Disney show! We are one of five schools selected to be a part of this program. So many skills are learned as students are working together in rehearsals; reading, following direction, music, social skills, language arts, self-expression and most of all: self-confidence!!!
Many thanks to the Disney organization for this fantastic program and kudos to all students involved!
The purpose of the P576X Father's Club is to bring together men who have children with special needs. The group continues to meet monthly with a lively discussion on many topics important to fathers. Everyone shares positive ideas and concerns in a comfortable environment. Interested dads call the parent coordinator, Dawn Harney at 718-904-5770 or e-mail DHarney@schools.nyc.gov.
Benny the Reading Dog
Benny and his caretaker Kathryn visit classes throughout our three sites. The R.E.A.D. program helps improve children’s reading, communication and social skills by utilizing registered therapy animals and their teammate in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The students all have an opportunity to read with and take pictures with Benny. Our students make enormous strides building self-esteem and confidence, elevating reading scores, and acquiring a love of books by reading to Benny the therapy dog. This picture of Paris and Benny is proof how wonderful this program has been and how far all the kids have come in their reading!