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

UWS School Hosts Online Auction

UWS School Hosts Online Auction

MS 54 – Booker T Washington Middle School – 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.

Middle School 54 is a public middle school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The mission of MS54 is to nurture and develop a community of young learners with academic skills which meet or exceed the current standards, and the social skills and maturity necessary to ensure success in high school and beyond. Moneys raised in this auction go to continue academic, sports and art programs.

Take a look… www.biddingforgood.com/MS54Auction

Broadway Sings at PS166

Broadway Sings at PS166

PS166, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, has a long history of musical theatre with its highest profile graduate Richard Rogers, the school’s namesake, inspiring arts integration into the school curriculum. In recent years Broadway performer parents have organized a musical show at the school to raise funds for programs that would otherwise have been cut by city budget tightening.

This years musical performance will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 6:00pm. The repertoire will include some of Broadway’s favorite love songs sung by favorite Broadway stars.

Tickets are on sale; you can purchase tickets online http://bit.ly/Vz1Ao3.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013, 6pm.
Seating is on a first come first served basis.

$15 – Kids
$30 – Adults
$100 – Premium Front Row seats with a “Meet and Greet” with the performers after the show (limited availability)

PS166 Fall Festival, October 21

This parent-run festival and Friends of PS 166 fundraiser will feature tons of old-fashioned fun for the whole family: live music and entertainment, carnival games, raffles, prizes and giveaways, entertainers, a costume contest and Haunted House, the beloved Cake Walk, and yummy food!

Date:Sunday October 21
Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: PS166, 132 WEST 89 STREET, between Amsterdam and Columbus.

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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Composting in Public Schools

Did you know that, every day, New York City produces enough garbage to fill Yankee Stadium? Over 30% of that garbage is food waste; and when it rots in landfills, it produces methane – a potent greenhouse gas. NYC spends $4 billion a year trucking its garbage to other states because we don’t have anywhere to put it.
Now, an Upper West Side school – PS 166 – wants to do its share to help solve the garbage crisis.

The school is beginning a cafeteria composting pilot program for food waste and bagasse (sugar cane) lunch trays. They will compost until the end of the school year, June 27th. Ten other schools in District 3 (UWS) will be participating in this pilot program, which is being led by the District 3 Green Schools Group in collaboration with the private waste hauler IESI Progressive Waste Solutions and with DOE support.

The purpose of this pioneering multi-school program – the first of its kind in New York City – is to see if schools can reduce the volume of our cafeteria waste (12 garbage bags a day), and to determine whether composting in NYC public schools is possible, and replicable across other school districts.

IESI has provided PS166 with rolling totes, signage, and liner bags for food waste and bagasse trays. IESI will collect the schools food waste and bagasse trays daily – free of charge – for 4 months, and transport it to the Peninsula industrial composting facility in Wilmington, Delaware.

There is a lot of work to make such a program succeed – let’s hope they make it!!!!