UWS Elementary School Hosts Online Auction

UWS Elementary School Hosts Online Auction

PS 166  – The Richard Rodgers School of Art & Technology – on the Upper West Side is hosting an online fundraiser auction. 

Over the past 6 years more and more schools are cost-effectively raising funds in an effort to close the gap between slashed city budgets and the growing

costs of programs to meet the needs of students.

Public school 166 is a public elementary school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  The mission of PS 166 is to create and maintain a caring environment in which the individual differences of students and teachers are recognized, encouraged and promoted to make the most of the teaching, learning and growing process.  Students work in a manner that best serves their needs and fulfills the new learning standards.  Teachers are inspired to use teaching styles and techniques which maximize their individual abilities and philosophies as well as including original ideas and abilities of the students.  Parents are expected to be part of the children’s education and will be encouraged to be successful in this participation.

Take a look, grab a deal and support the school –  http://bit.ly/157bx4S

Poetry – The PS 166 School

School is fun, it is for everyone.
I love school, it is cool.
I love school, you can run and have some fun.
In school you can learn,
But be careful because you can also get rug burn.
Share in school and don’t be a fool.
Don’t drool in school
or you will be a fool.
My mom is here, oh dear!
PS 166 is nice.
No, no – fine – you can stay and play with your dice.

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Porgy and Bess on Broadway


Tonight I saw The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.  (I posted on it earlier. See this link http://nycurbanlife.blogspot.com/2012/01/porgy-and-bess.html)

Its going to be hard to give this show justice in words….I’m not sure what the reviewers watched, but I LOVED it. And I don’t LOVE shows very often; I am discerning after many years working on Broadway.

Audra McDonald was the talent you expect – a huge range of emotion and a powerful voice to back that up. And Norm Lewis….was…amazing, and that’s a weak word, but I just can’t think of anything more superlative right now. I would imagine that he’d need a massage after every performance, probably aching from how he contorts his body to portray crippled Porgy. I’d volunteer for that task.

After the show we (Spence-Chapin Adoption Services) were treated to a cast talk-back and were honored with Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Trevon Davis, JD Webster and Roosevelt Credit.

I would gladly buy another ticket to see it again, and probably will.

Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald
Trevon Davis, J.D.Webster
Norm Lewis