Check out the NYC DOE’s Twitter feed this morning!
Last week Class 625 enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Morgan Library. Our class is partnering with the Morgan Library to write and illustrate personal books about culture. These books will be designed in the same way medieval books were created hundreds of years ago and will be officially published for viewing in March 2018! – Ms. Gibson and Mr. Jeff
Our 2017-2018 cohort of Principal’s Council members met to form committees to work on school and community issues. Each committee brainstormed priorities and projects for the year.
Brooklyn’s Burgeoning Bards Read at Barnes & Noble
WHAT: Poetry reading by students from Middle School 88 and reception made possible with a mini-grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
WHEN: Thursday, November 16th, 6 – 7pm. Barnes & Noble Park Slope, 267 7th Avenue at 6th Street, Brooklyn
SHOPPING: Students, staff, and families can use the Barnes and Noble Bookfair ID code 12263477 on the day, or online from 11/17 to 11/21.
Raise a juice box to Brooklyn’s budding poets!
On Thursday, November 16th, a dozen students from Park Slope’s Middle School 88 take the stage at Barnes & Noble to share Brooklyn-themed literary creations. Young poets drew inspiration from sidewalk scenes and constellations of the heart. Once they wrote, they set their words against original artwork to create modern broadsides.
“Sitting on a hill/ where the silent sea / can meet the sullen sky” from “Sunset” by Z. L.
“When I met you, in / Park Slope at M.S. 88 / I fell in love with you.”
from “7th Ave Love” by R.P.
“… the empty space wants / the love it / deserves / to refresh again / to be silent…”
from “Falling into the Deep Trench in Brooklyn” by F.A.
The students, whose home languages include Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Mandarin, Spanish and Urdu, practiced their presentation skills as part of the poetry project.
M.S. 88’s principal Ailene Mitchell will introduce the event, to be emceed by eighth grader, Miguel Garcia.
The My Brooklyn broadside project was made possible by an Ezra Jack Keats mini-grant awarded to teachers Julie Schildkraut (English Language Arts) and Laura Silver (English as a New Language).
Our Petey is in the news again. He has been hard at work this summer!
All 3 houses had a great time participating in Field Day! Classes took part in Core Values Activites and Track and Field games with their Physical Education Teachers.