Memorial Day 2010 FUN Activities: NYC & Staten Island

Saturday, May 29, 2010

  • BEACHES OPEN! Lifeguards are on duty throughout the city beaches for fun on the sand this weekend! Go to:
  •  Kayaking. South Beach, End of Boardwalk, Parking Lot #1.
  • Krafty Kids – Pom Pom Birds. Blue Heron Park. 917-751-0071
  • Kids & Kritters – The Birds are Back. Blue Heron Park. 917-751-0071
  • Canoeing Basics. Wolfe’s Pond Park – Urban Park Rangers. 718-967-3542
  • Art Inspirational Hike. Greenbelt Nature Center. 718-351-3450

Sunday, May 30, 2010

  • Flower Power. Wolfe’s Pond Park – Urban Park Rangers. 718-967-3542
  • History Club: The History of Memorial Day. Blue Heron Park – Urban Park Rangers. 718-967-3542
  • Photography Exhibit. High Rock Park. 718-667-2165
  • Focus on Wildflowers. Blue Heron Park. 718-967-3542
  • Gone Fishing. SI Zoo. 718-442-3101

Monday, May 31, 2010

Fleet Week 2010 in NYC!


Celebrate Fleet Week at the Intrepid, and tour other Navy, Army and Coast Guard ships as they visit New York Harbor. Enjoy special Broadway performances and help kick off our summer movie series on the Flight Deck. Watch the military battle it out in the famous Tug of War. Visit displays from FDNY, Office of Naval Research, American Red Cross and more on Intrepid’s Pier 86. Join us for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Flight Deck of Intrepid with the unfurling of the 100-foot-long American Flag.For a full schedule of events go to:

Weill Cornell Medical College: Genetic Study of Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Genetic Study of Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Weill Cornell Medical College is enrolling families with children older than 12 months of age with unknown types of intellectual disabilities or autistic spectrum disorders to participate in a study to identify the factors that are associated with these conditions. The study involves about three to five hours of time. The study will include a detailed clinical evaluation including neuropsychological testing, completion of a questionnaire, and blood drawing.
For more information about eligibility please contact the research coordinator, Ms. Nelena Jackson at (646) 962-8318 or

Link Here: Autism Study Recruitment Notice

Petrides “J” Building Celebrates Cultural Day!

Our Cultural Day Fair is a Celebration of our K-2nd grade student’s work throughout the school year.  We have visited six different countries:  Russia, Mexico, Italy, China, Australia, and Kenya.  Our students have learned cultures and traditions, language, geography and mapping skills, architecture, famous artists, and have even sampled authentic cuisine from our journey around the world.  They have completed web quests and research projects during computer lab and have also created beautiful art work to represent each county.

You can also visit our PAW’s Club Blog to see our student’s progress with this project throughout the school year at:

PS 373R Election Notices for June 11, 2010 Election Day

P373R PTA Meeting

PTA Elections/Elecciones PTA

June 11th, 2010 @ Main Site

From 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


The PTA of P373R will be holding its annual elections on June 11th, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Auditorium, at the main site located at 91 Henderson Avenue. The term will be from year of 2010 – 2011.  Please come and vote.

(Voting privileges are for: Each parent of child/children currently enrolled at P373R shall be entitled to one (1) vote. Each teacher currently employed at P373R shall be entitled to one (1) vote.)

Cada padre de un niño / niños actualmente inscritos en el P373R tendrá derecho a una.

The Candidates are as follows/Los candidatos son los siguientes:

President/ Presidente

1.) Port, Dawn

Vice President/Vice Presidente

  1. Walsh, Jennifer
  2. Wise, Perian
  3. Hughes Burke, Rikisha

Secretary/ Secretario

  1. Lindsey, Peggy

Treasurer/ Tesorero

  1. Mauro, Lisa
  2. Scarso, John
  3. Sabato, Maritza

Five positions are open for the School Leadership Team. You may vote for the SLT parent positions on June 11, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Auditorium, at the Main site located at 91 Henderson Avenue.  

The following people are running for the five Parent positions on the SLT:

  1. Alvarez, Marina
  2. Archangel, Albacelis
  3. Adami, Numeratu
  4. Cannon, Lisa
  5. Cuffaro, Maria
  6. Sabato, Maritza
  7. Scarso, John
  8. Walsh, Jennifer
  9. Wise, Perian 


Freedom From Fear – Summer Program Helps Children Manage Emotions

There is a program for anxious and depressed children which will be offered this summer right before the new school year begins. It is called Freedom’s Way.   Freedom’s Way is a program developed by Freedom From Fear, a non-profit organization established in 1984.   The program has been developed and is supervised by licensed mental health professionals.  

Freedom’s Way incorporates fun and exciting activities with learning skills to manage emotions in a healthy, proactive way.   The program is open to children 7 – 13 years old.   It will be held on Staten Island from August 16 – 27, 2010.   Numerous scholarship opportunities will be available for those who qualify.   For more information, please contact Mary Guardino at 718-351-1717.

S.I. Children’s Museum Summer Camp 2010


Campers experience a new Staten Island Children’s Museum every week. That’s because every one-week mini-camp has a different theme – a choice of activities bound to entertain every child, from the athlete to the artist. Kids learn cooking and photography techniques, play sports and games and learn new dance moves. The naturalist, animal lover, the actor and kids who just want some old fashioned summer fun, will also feel at home. We have something for everyone age 4+.

Week 1 – June 28 – July 2 – Nature Camp
Week 2 – July 5 – 9 – Arty Camp
Week 3 – July 12 -16 – Cooking Camp
Week 4 – July 19 – 23 – Sports & Game Camp

Week 4 – July 19 – 23 – Photography Camp*
Week 5 – July 26 – 30 – Animal Camp

Week 6 – August 2 – 6 – Cooking Camp
Week 7 – August 9 – 13 – Theatre Camp

Week 8 – August 16 – 20 – Dance Camp
Week 9 – August 23 – 27 – Arty Camp
Week 10 – August 30 – Sept. 3 – Photography Camp*
Week 10 – August 30 – Sept. 3 – Summer Fun Camp
* 8 years and older

1/2 Day All Week – $150. 9 a.m. to noon
or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Full Day All Week – $275. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Camps are for kids 4 years & older except where noted.
  • To register or for more information call: 718-273-2030 ext. 137
  • Reservations accepted with payment.
  • 10% discount(one time only) when registering more than one child or more than one camp.
  • Camper will be grouped by age whenever possible.
  • Camps will not be held without a certain number of participants.

For more information, call 718-273-2060 or visit our website: