Award winning author, Doreen Rappaport, visited with fifth graders to discuss “42 Is Not Just a Number.” Ms. Rappaport wrote this book about Jackie Robinson to help youngsters understand how Robinson was a trailblazer for the Civil Rights Movement, and how his story has created ripples of hope for minority groups around the world.
In order to support our troops in honor of Veteran’s Day, students in our school are writing cards to troops that are currently deployed in the army. It is our hope that these cards bring love and support to those that need it the most. We would also like to thank all of the current and former veterans that served our country to protect our freedoms!
We will be hosting MOVIE NIGHT on Friday, December 8th from 4:30-7:00. Entry to the event is free. Drinks and snacks will be sold. Moviegoers can choose to watch My Little Pony, Frozen, or The Lego Movie.
Yesterday, students at PS 46 were treated to a visit from the dentist. Each student got to board the dental bus, and sit down in the chair to have their teeth looked at by the dentist. While there, they learned about proper oral hygiene, and how often they should visit the dentist. Everyone left with some goodies!
Our music room has just received a brand new piano from Sing for Hope. This organizations has artists decorate pianos that are placed in public spaces for all to play. At the end of the residency, the pianos are then gifted to schools. If you are in the building, come by our music room and check it out!
PS 46 had been hard at work getting ready for our Hispanic Heritage Celebration, and we couldn’t be happier with our event. The day began with assemblies from the younger and older grades in which they showcased some songs and dances that they learned. After the assemblies, students and families were invited to our annual food tasting in which teacher and parent volunteers brought food and snack for our students to enjoy.
Later in the afternoon, our very own music teacher Mrs. Laberge, had her husband and his band Orchestre L’ Proffeta come and play a concert for us. The band played cumbia, merengue, and salsa music. We also had a light specialist come to our school who put on a great light show during the concert with our brand new lighting system.
The day ended with our new WE DAY Slimesale. WE DAY focuses students on doing service learning, or learning how they can give back to the world through meaningful activities. Our WE DAY committee decided to sell slime, with all proceeds going directly to help people in Puerto Rico who were affected by the recent bad weather. The slime sale raised almost $400. Thank you to all of those that participated.