2018 Early Childhood Technology Expo
PS 376 is excited to present our annual Early Childhood Technology Expo. Every year our students in grades K - 2 showcase their culminating projects for the entire school community. Students touch upon real-world careers, issues, and concerns as they work through driving questions using a project-based-learning approach. Participants demonstrate mastery of content by delivering presentations using various applications such as Wixie, iMovie, Frames, Scratch, PowerPoint; TinkerCad, and more. The entire school community is invited to learn from and cheer on our youngest members, and all classes have the opportunity to visit the STEAM Lab, the Environmental Design Lab, and the DreamIt Studio. This year we are also excited to have a visit with Schmitty the Weather Dog and his humans, Elly McGuire and Ron Trotta.
Early Childhood Technology Expo
Schmitty the Weather Dog
Schmitty the Weather Dog Comes to PS 376
We are so excited to welcome Schmitty the Weather dog and his humans, Ron Trotta (meteorologist) and Elly McGuire (author) to PS 376. We will welcome Schmitty for a special program during our Early Childhood Technology Expo on Friday, February 9, 2018. Students will engage in a STEAMtasitc presentation, learn about the science of meteorology, and listen and sing along to some live music. Students may also purchase the book, Schmitty the Weather Dog, and receive a copy autographed by the author.
More on Schmitty and his humans: Schmitty the Weather Dog
First League Lego Robotics Jr.
First League Lego Robotics Jr. is designed to introduce STEAM concepts in elementary school while exciting them through a brand they already know and love: Legos. Students are working hard to build models using Lego Education WeDo that respond to an identified problem with the water cycle process. Students will also create “Show Me” posters to present what they learned and showcase their learning at various expos. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) through a real-world challenge- to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.
LEGO League Jr.
Mayor de Blasio Makes an Education Announcement
PS 376 is Recognized by Chancellor Carmen Farina
Congratulations to our school community! NYCDOE School Chancellor Carmen Farina and Mayor de Blasio held a press conference to announce the NYS English Language Arts and Mathematics scores. Once again our school excelled in both ELA and Math. These gains are attributed to our hard work. It's not easy to get great results, so take a bow teachers and students!
STEAM EXPO 2017
PS 376 STEAM Expo
PS 376 hosted our annual STEAM Expo on Friday, May 26, 2017. Our students from all grade levels showed off their tech savvy and presented their final projects to the school community and beyond.
Check out more photos here: Expos
PS 376 Community Garden
PS 376 administration teachers, students, staff and family came together on Friday, May 19 to complete building our raised beds at the Himrod Wilson Community Garden. We were welcomed by our Assemblywoman, Maritza Davila, her staff, George Torres, Manager of Hope Gardens, and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) officials to open the space. The agreement between PS 376 and NYCHA is unique in the city. PS 376 is grateful for the opportunity to share the space with NYCHA residents and we have plans for using the space to grow vegetables, fruit and native plants. Watch us grow!!
Here is a link to an article about our build day: Bushwick students plant vegetables at community garden
Community Garden Build Day
School Chancellor, Carmen Farina, visits our Expo
Early Childhood Tech Expo
On February 17, 2017, PS 376 opened its doors for our annual Early Childhood Tech Expo. This year we were especially pleased to receive a visit from the New York City Department of Education Chancellor, Carmen Farina. Students in grades K - 2 presented their culminating projects from the work they do every day in the classroom. These projects ranged in topics from STEM design challenges in engineering to the production of news reports about the weather.
Check out more photos from our Expo: click here
PS 376 Excels
PS 376 is considered one of New York City's best public elementary schools. We were honored to be part of the newly released book by Clara Hemphill and Lydie Raschka entitled, New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools: A Parents' Guide, Fourth Edition. We are proud to be the only school in District 32 to have earned this distinction, and we will continue to serve the PS 376 community with diligence, rigor, compassion and care.
Find the book here: New York City's Best Public Pre-K and Elementary Schools
What They're Saying
PS 376 Featured on Google Blog
Google visited PS 376 with Google Cardboard, their virtual reality viewers, and class 4-403 and class 4-404 took a virtual Google Expedition. The classes launched their social studies unit on Native Americans and did so by visiting a Crow Nation Powwow in Montana, learned about the celebration, dance traditions and costumes, and how Native Americans built traditional Teepees.
Check out the Google Blog entry here: https://blog.google/topics/education/celebrating-native-american-culture-past-and-present/
PS 376 and Google Expeditions
We are pleased to highlight some great new technologies to come in the 2016 - 2017 school year. Stay tuned for wearable robotics and Z-Space... Check out the trailer below:
Showcase School News
We are very excited to announce that PS 376 has been selected to be a Showcase School for the second year in a row! Our school exhibits strong promising practices in STEAM, Project Based Learning, and embedding technology as both an instructional tool and a tool for demonstrating student learning. We will open up our classrooms to share these practices with other teaching professionals from all across the city. We look forward to the collaboration with the Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning Division to continually hone our skills, as well as the chance to share and reflect with educators around the city.
Come Learn with Us!
Be an Eco Hero
The PS 376 community enjoyed the music and the message of Mr. Eco and Change My World Now on November 16. Mr. Eco believes that monumental changes begin with the youngest members of society. He combines his passions for sustainability, wildlife conservation, and hip-hop as an environmental rap hero and uses music to empower children to become activists called #EcoHeroes.
Sign up to become a member of the Eco Hero club: http://www.mreco.org/
Take a look at Change My World Now (ask your teacher for login information): https://www.changemyworldnow.com/home
Mr. Eco Assembly
As a collaborative school community at Public School 376, we are dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating learning environment with high academic and civic expectations for all of our students.
We are committed to developing students’ unique talents and abilities. By integrating standards-driven instruction with the arts and 21st century technology, we foster global and lifelong learning skills of thinking, communicating, reasoning, investigating and questioning. Through Project-Based Learning students are actively challenged to apply their understanding in purposeful ways in order to reach their full potential as capable, creative citizens.
We envision all of our students developing into knowledgeable, goal-oriented, and productive global citizens on a pathway to college and career readiness.
Students are empowered to think, reason, investigate, communicate, and question through the integration of STEAM and 21st century technology.
By engaging in varied and rich experiential opportunities through problem/project-based learning, the school community furthers the talents and abilities of all learners.
Our innovative, enthusiastic, compassionate staff and supportive parents work together to provide a nurturing and secure learning community for all.