Building Support for the Arts: At School, At Home and in the Community

Looking west along the fronts of the five nort...

Looking west along the fronts of the five northern buildings of Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Workshop – Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

All parents and members of the school community are invited to attend this hands-on workshop focused on providing children with a vibrant arts education. Childcare/arts activity will be provided for children between 5-12 years old.

Where: Noble Maritime Collection at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terrace (Building D) Staten Island

  • Art Activity for parents

  • Art Workshop for children

  • Ideas for making art at home

  • Tips on fundraising for arts programming

  • Strategies for getting support from local businesses and elected officials

  • Local arts opportunities for schools and families

  • FREE art books, paints and paper

  • FREE food and refreshments

Call Kirsten Rorke at 347-563-5281 with any questions

Screening appointments available for Summer Intensive Reading Program

One to One Supervised Tutoring Program: The Wilson Reading System

Manhattan: July 9 – August 3, 2012

Everyone Reading Offices 71 W. 23rd St., Suite 1527, New York, NY 10010

Screening Appointments Available: 4 – 6:15pm

Thursday, May 31

Friday, June 1

Thursday, June 7

Friday June 8

Contact them at, (212) 691 – 1930 ext 12 to schedule
your child’s screening.

Students: Who should apply?

. Students in grades 4-12 with poor decoding and spelling skills who
are two grades behind in reading ability.

. Students will be screened to confirm that they meet program
criteria and must be able to attend all sessions of tutoring.


*ONE-TO-ONE TUTORING to support and promote your child’s success in

*WILSON READING SYSTEM used, a multisensory program that addresses
the needs of readers struggling with phonemic awareness, decoding and
encoding skills

*20 SESSIONS total for four consecutive weeks, 50 minute sessions
beginning at 9am, 10am, and 11am, Monday – Friday

Parents are expected to arrive with children each day 5 minutes
prior to the start of the session. Promptness is necessary to keep the
program running smoothly.

All 20 sessions must be completed within the 4 week time frame. In
emergency circumstances, make-up sessions may be granted and must be
arranged with the child’s tutor.

Free program, preference will be given to students receiving free
and low cost lunch
Proof of free lunch required upon registration

Zumba Class at Bubbles Playhouse in Staten Island

Message from Bubbles Playhouse in Staten Island:

Zumba Class this Sunday, May 20th – 3:00 – 4:30pm

Nathan Blake is an amazing fitness expert who travels the world sharing his Zumba Fitness moves, style and choreography with so many……. So happy to say he is my Mentor and my dear friend……..

Together we our gonna shake up your Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

$15.00 admission……

Bubbles Playhouse

2102 Clove Road

Staten Island, NY  10305

(718) 447-7779

Sunday, May 20th – 3:00 – 4:30pm

S.I. Yankees Annual School Fundraiser – PS373R School Night on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

We are having a S.I. Yankees School Fundraiser. Any student that sells even one ticket will be entered into a drawing to win from “Scooter’s Barnyard Treasure Chest”. It’s loaded with great items such as a Nintendo Wii, an iPod, and tons of Staten Island Yankee gear. If your child sells 45 tickets they will receive an unbelievable opportunity to learn from the pros in a one day baseball clinic with the Staten Island Yankees players! Sell 60 tickets and they will be invited with a guest to a private meet-and-greet with a current NY Yankees player! Last year, students had the opportunity to meet second baseman, Robinson Cano and receive an autographed photo. Lastly, the student who sells the most tickets in the program will visit the NY Yankees Spring Training that is held in sunny Tampa, Florida in March, 2013.

School Night Out. On our school’s primary night, all students and families will get to enjoy the game while sitting together as one large group, while together you will also have your school personally welcomed to the game on our huge video board in centerfield!

Ticket option: All-You-Can-Eat, Ballpark Meal Deal, Group Seats. Bringing a hungry crew? The All-You-Can-Eat option allows guests to enjoy all the hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, chips, soda, and water they would want at the game. Other options are included in the order form. BUT remember each ticket includes a limited edition S.I. Yankees Cap. All children under the age of 12 are invited to run the bases after the game.

To make attending a game as easy as possible, you can choose between your school night as well as three alternate dates. See order form. Feel free to mix and match any combination of games.

Our PS 373R Primary Night is on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. This will feature a spectacular post-game firework show. Please join us and the entire PS 373 family for an exciting night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

The final date to turn in the order form to your teacher is June 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact John DeLuca at 718-313-1336 or

If you need an extra order form, please contact Kirsten Rorke at 718-816-8897 press “1” then “3”

Staten Island Yankees

Staten Island Yankees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)