Positive Action is an educational program featuring a series of scripted lessons, for each grade level Pre-K through 12th. The program is presented in a kit, which includes all the materials required for implementation. The lessons are scoped-and-sequenced, allowing schools to create a unified environment. No training is necessary and the lessons are easy to use. It works by teaching and reinforcing the intuitive philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions. The program teaches the positive actions for the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas of the self.
The philosophy is illustrated by the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle where positive thoughts lead to positive actions, positive actions lead to positive feelings about your self and positive feelings lead to more positive thoughts.
Parents as Learning Partners will be the Second Friday of each month beginning with October 14th. There will be none in January or April.
As a new addition to our Healthy and Fitness Policy, we will continue the Swim for Life NYC program this year. Swim for Life is a unique pilot program that teaches second graders to swim through a standardized curriculum based on low student-to-instructor ratio for maximum individualized instruction, using a 10-session over 10 weeks model. All second grade students will be invited to participate in the swimming program during the regular school day free of charge. Our teachers will chaperone their students to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park indoor pool for a total of ten sessions. Swim instructors will be provided by the facility.
Website: Swim for Life
P.S. 101Q teachers will be given all of the CCLS aligned units of study from Teachers’ College/ Columbia University for the 2016-2017 school-year. In addition, 20 in-school professional development days will be offered. All classroom teachers will participate in 10 days of PD for 2 periods each session. Furthermore, there will be 25 professional development days at Teachers’ College offered. Teachers will be given the opportunity to choose the day they feel will best meet their professional needs. Each teacher will attend up to two of those days. Lastly, the Reading and Writing Project will provide the school with many additional instructional tools that teachers will have access to throughout the year.