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February 12, 2014
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Check out our school’s recent press release in regard to our tremendous Respect for All efforts:
ALL ABOARD THE LOVE TRAIN AT P.S. 186Q
Local School Initiates a Full Week of Student Activities in order to Highlight Bullying Prevention
P.S. 186Q Castlewood, also known as “The Little School with a Big Heart,” is certainly living up to its title this week! P.S. 186Q Castlewood has been honored by the Chancellor’s Office as a Respect for All School for the third year in a row. This award is in recognition of the school’s collaborative efforts of the students, parents, staff, and community partners of Castlewood to create and sustain a safe and supportive school culture that allows all students and their families to feel safe, respected, valued and included in the life of the school community. Evaluators looked at the ways in which the school culture fosters positive interpersonal relations between students, staff, and parents. They also sought to identify how the overall school community shows respect for diversity, promotes collaboration, and supports the social and emotional well-being of students.
P.S. 186Q’s Respect for All Committee has planned various exciting and educational activities for this year’s Respect for All Week, which takes place February 10th – 14th. The committee decided to kick off the week with a school-wide Love Train. On Monday, each student was asked to write or draw how he/she would be jumping on board Respect for All on a heart shaped paper. Later, Principal Dolores Troy-Quinn gave the official train send-off over the school P.A. system. As The O’Jay’s Love Train reverberated over the sound system, students took to the halls as The Love Train came to pick up each class. Students across all grades and cultures carried their heart-felt promises as they jumped on board and danced through the halls. As the train made it to its final destination, the school gymnasium, students placed their paper hearts on one of six train cars and celebrated Respect for All with a school-wide dance party.
The Love Train is now stationed in the auditorium for all to see as the week long Respect for All program continues with activities and lessons that include differentiated instruction on social alienation, a fifth grade performance of One, a book by Kathryn Otoshi, as well as a “Team-up[standers]” Day!
While it is a very special week at Castlewood, the school continues their Respect for All efforts all year long. It is without a doubt that this school’s big heart continues to grow each day.
February 3, 2014
Did you know that Castlewood is hosting its own 2014 Winter Olympics?! Classes have been assigned to one of three teams: Germany, U.S.A., and Sweden. Students are learning about and practicing techniques of figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, curling, and the ski jump during their weekly gym class. Students can earn extra points for by completing assignments and projects related to their country’s team. Mr. Gomes will announce which team placed for the gold, silver, and bronze at the end of the competition!
We are so excited for Math Olympic Night on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm where students will have several opportunities to “mathercise” with family and friends. All are welcome!
In other news, February brings some more snow and a letter from our principal, Mrs. Quinn. Find it here, and in the Principal’s Office! Happy reading!
January 8, 2014
Happy New Year!
After a long break and a surprise snow day, students, teachers and staff have jumped right back into the school groove. The entire Castlewood community is very excited for all the new and exciting learning opportunities that await us in 2014!
2014 also brings the Eighth Annual District 26 Scholarship Dinner Dance. Please find further information, as well as the scholarship application, on our Parents Page.
Good luck to all applicants!
December 5, 2013
Do you have a young learner headed to kindergarten next September?
Please find the Kindergarten Registration Flyer for 2014 under “Forms” on our resources page!
October 7, 2013
There’s nothing like curling-up on the couch with a good read on a cold, wet day.
Thankfully, Mrs. Sci’s November Math Minute has arrived just in time!
As always, this issue (as well as past issues) can also be found under the Parent Page in our Math Museum. Enjoy!
October 7, 2013
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
A new letter from our beloved principal, Dolores Troy -Quinn, can be found under the “Principal’s Corner” tab!
September 30, 2013
September passed by so quickly at Castlewood! We are looking forward to all that October will bring, including a new Math Minute by Mrs. Sci! Parents, be sure to check out the Math Museum (usually found on our Parent Page), too!
September 9, 2013
We had a fabulous first day at Castlewood!
It’s great to see new and old friends as we get settled into our new classrooms and routines.
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As folders come home full of forms and notices, we know that items can easily be misplaced.
Have no fear! You can also find these handouts here!
Please see below (as well as our Parents tab & Resources tab) for printable handouts and notices:
August 14, 2013
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – back to school!
We are so excited to start a brand new school year at Castlewood – we’ve missed you!
Our wonderful teachers and staff are already beginning to get our classrooms in order so that we are ready to go on the first day, September 9th!
Make sure you’re ready, too! Soak in those last summer rays, and check out the supply lists for each grade below!
See you soon!
School Supply List(s) for 2013-2014
Congratulations Class of 2013!
We are proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, Castlewood has been honored by the Chancellor’s Office as a Respect for All School.
While it is widely known that Castlewood is ”The Little School with the Big Heart,” now, we might end up being called “The Little School with the Tremendous Heart!” We are thrilled to announce that P.S. 186 has been officially selected as a Respect for All school for the year 2013. This award and title was created by the Department of Education in collaboration with the City Council. Its primary purpose is to highlight the importance of respecting others as part of the City’s efforts to combat bullying and harassment. Castlewood is one out of 24 schools that have been selected for this award, and only one of eight to have been granted the title two years in a row! Respect For All Week (February 11-15) was designed and implemented to focus the attention of all city public schools on encouraging a safe, supportive, and inclusive school environment. It also provides an opportunity to highlight and expand existing efforts to promote respect for diversity and prevent bias-based bullying within our schools. Our Respect for All Committee worked incredibly hard to bring many informative and engaging activities in honor of this special week. Take a look below to see a brief outline of what we have been up to. Also, be sure to stop by school and have a look at our latest Respect For All project: the hallway of citizen hearts—it’s a true inspiration.
We’re Making Headlines! Castlewood is in the News!
NYCDOE Progress Report for P.S. 186Q
Castlewood School Notes
Jenny Nino-Bonilla & Jessica Garcia
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