Student Programs at P.S. 132
All Students from Pre-K through 5th receive Visual Arts, Cookshop & Healthy Kids, Fitness/YOGA, Music, Spanish, and Technology weekly. Take a look at past Community Service endeavors our students have participated in!
The PTA also funds music and dance residencies such as TADA! Youth Theater for the younger grades, Town Hall dance residences, and Salvadori Center for the older grades. Please read below for more info regarding PTA funded programs.
P.S. 132 PTA proudly funds the TADA! Youth Theater in-school residency for lower grades. From their website:
“TADA!’s In-School Residencies use musical theater to enhance school curricular units; engaging students and teachers in active learning while providing tools for artistic expression, successful group interaction and improved self-confidence. Two TADA! professional Teaching Artists (a Director/Choreographer and a Music Director) trained in TADA!’s methodology are provided to work with students and teachers. Residency programs range from basic performing skills to the creation, rehearsal process and performance of a fully fledged original musical created by the class.
Programs can incorporate academic curriculum extensively while following the Common Core and NY State Learning Standards as well as NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Students are also given the opportunity to explore important issues in their own lives. Past scripts have focused on topics as varied as immigration, world cultures, environment, technology, neighborhood history, teamwork and tolerance and culminate with a performance for family, friends and the school community.
All classes begin with a physical and vocal warm-up to help students focus and prepare, plus acting games are incorporated throughout the program. As active participants, classroom teachers also gain exposure to proven arts-based teaching techniques for continued use in their classes, which provides a forum for creative and academic expression. The residencies also encourage development of concentration, discipline, teamwork, confidence, public speaking and writing skills. TADA! is an approved vendor of the NYC Dept of Education.”
P.S. 132 PTA proudly funds the Salvadori Center in-school residency for upper grades. From their website:
“The Salvadori approach to collaborative, project-based STEM education:
Salvadori offers a variety of multi-day in-school and after-school programs that enable every child to succeed. Salvadori’s approach to teaching math and science pulses between small group project-based experiments, and full class sharing, analysis, and discussions.
Our hands-on approach to building projects enables students to have an intimate and personal experience. Working collaboratively, students learn that they don’t need to have all the answers; each team member contributes to a more dynamic view. The small group scientific approach allows students to form hypotheses, build and test apparatus, record observations, and draw conclusions. Results are shared, discussed and analyzed with the entire class.
Each multi-day residency or program includes multiple collaborative experiments that build toward a culminating activity. Individual sessions start with a re-cap activity that explores the previous week’s session on a higher level. This reminds students where they left off and enables those who missed the previous session to catch up. The primary activity reinforces new concepts with hands-on, project-based experiments. Sessions end in a brief wrap-up activity, which is often a “cliff hanger” that motivates students to engage in future sessions.”
P.S. 132 PTA proudly funds Wellness in the Schools (WITS). From their website:
“Our Cook for Kids program works with schools to feed kids real food. WITS Chefs, trained culinary graduates, work with schools to transform the cafeteria menu, train school staff, and provide nutrition education to students.
Our daily goal is for students to return to class after lunch and recess ready to focus and learn. Our long-term goal is to teach children healthy habits that will last a lifetime.”