Who We Are . . .
- Students are involved in work that is aligned to Common Core State Standards in literacy and Math everyday of the week, throughout the school year. Resources are continuously purchased to support DOE and State Instructional Expectations and mandates. Teacher teams work together throughout the year to plan units of study, closely monitor student performance, and revise plans accordingly.
- Students are taught lessons that are aligned to the NY State Standards curriculum in physical education, health education (taught by PE teachers), Social Studies and Science.
- Students regularly receive feedback on their performance in class and instructional next steps to improve their work in every subject area throughout the year.
- Students set goals and are provided with incentives to reach those goals.
- Students participate in our School wide STARS Behavioral and Academic Expectations Program
- Students receive STAR BUCKS for whole class recognition and redeem them for whole class special events.
- Students receive STAR TICKETS for individual student recognition
- Students redeem STAR TICKETS FOR tangible and Staff contribution intangible incentives for recognition.
- High Academic Performance Recognition throughout the year for Reading, Social Studies, Science, State Test Performance, and Perfect Attendance.
- PBIS School Wide Assembly Boosters to celebrate student behavioral and academic success throughout the year.
- School leaders work with teachers to make adjustments in curriculum and assessments throughout the year to advance student learning and achievement of academic goals.
- School Staff communicate high expectations and the importance of preserving through challenging assignments everyday throughout the year.
Intervention / Support Activities / Programs
- Fundations for Kindergarten
- Reading Recovery and Fundations for Grade 1
- Fundations for Grade 2
- Wilson Reading for Grades 3 – 5.
- Just Words for Grades 4 – 5
- Sidewalks Reading Program for Grades 3-5
- Learning Leaders Tutorial Program
- Afterschool Title I Program
- Afterschool Title III Program
- Teachers also spend extra time during their preps and lunches to assist students
- Classrooms have SMART Boards, desktop computers, laptops and printers.
- Grades 3 -5 actively use Google Classroom
- Classes have access to yearly web-based program subscriptions
- Homework is posted on the School Website for upper grade classes (depending on the teacher for this year)
- Peer Mediation (3-5) support students in resolving disputes peacefully.
- Student Council
- Governed by student voted peers
- Support Community Service Initiatives.
- Fifth Grade students assist with planning Fifth Grade Spirit Week.
- Cool Culture Pass (K)
- Cook Shop (K-1)
- Educational and Cultural Trips (K-2)
- Studios in a School (3-4)
- Yearlong Reading Challenge (2-5)
- Second Grade Reading Challenge and Tiger Day.
- Spelling Bee Competition (4-5)
- Math Fact Competition (4-5)
- Young Runner Club (3-5)
- Girls on the Run (3-5)
- Mighty Milers (K-2)
- Cheer Leaders (3-5)
- Spirit Squad (3-5)
- Fitness Club (K-2)
- Crochet Club (2, 5)
- Chess Club (2)
- STEP Team (4-5)
- Spring Talent Show (K-5)
- A – Z Learning: Home/School Connection
- myON Reader: Home/School Connection
Grants / Partnerships
- Robin Hood Library Grant:
- Provides instruction and resources aligned to the school curriculum
- Provides Open Access hours for students and their families before and after school, ongoing purchase of resources aligned to DOE and State instructional initiatives.
- Yearlong Reading Challenge Competition (2-5)
- Second Grade Reading Challenge and Tiger Day Event
- Book Fairs
- Astor Literacy Grant (K-2)
- Councilperson Grants:
- Recess Enhancement Program (REP) provides recess activities twice a week for the school during lunch recess.
- Classroom Laptops
- CASA Arts Grant
- New York State Council for the Arts Grant: to create literacy based murals for the Annex walls
- Donors Choose: Teacher funded projects for the proposals they submit to Donors Choose Foundation.
- Library Parents as Partners Grant
- School Fitness Grant
- Compass Afterschool Programs
- MMCC - All Grades,
- Young Achievers (K-2)
- NYSCA Grant - Lehman College Art Gallery Program
- Family Communication Folder is used to send notices from school and receive notices from parents.
- Parent Coordinator works with family’s everyday of the week to address concerns, provide additional resources as requested and support the school in all parent activities.
- Monthly Parents Association Meetings
- www.ps94x.org has a wealth of resources for families and class web pages
- Phone call reminders of special events at school.
- School community Board in Main Lobby
College and Career Readiness
P.S. 94 Kings College School: “College and Career Readiness” Program
The New York City Department of Education has identified “College and Career Readiness” as the cornerstone for success. Preparation for success in college and careers goes beyond book knowledge. Our students must also master other skills and behaviors that lead to success in college and the workplace. At P.S 94, our objective is to provide our students, with as many opportunities, to see different careers, in addition to learning about the education or skills that needed to pursue this profession.
We are asking organizations to help us provide our 5th grade elementary students with the chance to briefly tour their facility, so they may observe; in addition to briefly meet one or two professionals at the company, who will share their education and work experiences. Furthermore, we would like our students to be able to ask questions. Our objective is to spark student interest in a possible career path.
High expectations and support are critical for our students’ success. To be prepared for challenging college courses and demanding jobs, all of our students must develop their critical-thinking, creative and communication skills. College and career readiness can only happen when we work together.
Community and family involvement are key components to student success in school and after graduation. With this in mind, we hope that organizations will provide our 5thgrade students with a brief tour experience, so we may encourage and motivate their success, both now and in the future.