There are school talent shows, and then there is the P.S.173 “It started with a Hola Hoop” school talent show. The idea for having a talent show came to Assistant Principal Ms. Zeno, when a student came by her office with a hula hoop and asked to show her a few tricks. Ms. Zeno enjoyed it so much that she began to wonder what other talents our other students’ possess. You could say from that moment the school talent show bar had been set high. And we’re going to bet there is no other show that has the depth and breadth of talent you can find at P.S.173. The 2nd annual “It started with a Hola Hoop” talent show at P.S.173 Elementary School was a feast for the ears and eyes. This year’s talent show was an unforgettable show, to say the very least. There was a packed house full of talented individuals sharing their expertise to an enthusiastic and attentive crowd that cheered. Almost the entire auditorium was packed, with only a few sparse seats scattered around. It’s safe to say that it was a lively and high-spirited show. In between acts, the host kept the energy flowing throughout the large audience. The acts ranged from ballads sung with powerful and beautiful voices that deeply echoed and resonated all throughout the hall; to students spoken word performances. A rubrics cube solver performance took it to another level by combining a great stage presence with outstanding showmanship. There were amazing dances which several were choreographed by Ms. Chavez with complexity that were jaw-dropping to say the least. The show concluded with a surprise dance routine by many of our dedicated teachers. I am sure we will all remember this, because it was epic! We definitely won’t forget the signature performance of the talent show hula hoop tricks. Overall these kids have amazing talent and the “It Started with a Hula Hoop” Talent Show was legendary, we were able to laugh, be emotional and have fun. I believe no one is going to forget what happened in the 2nd annual show because great memories were made.
New York Road Runners had their last weekend race of the school year. It was a mini 10k specifically for girls, a Girls Run. P.S.173 was represented by 6 great young girls during this race. They woke up early and headed to Central Park ready to race. They finished the mini 10k with medals to bring back home. Congrats Ladies.
P.S.173 is excited to share our Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony. Our students showed their parents a few songs, poems and dances that they’ve learned. The kids were excited to perform for their families. The best part of the performances was all the of hand and body motions choreographed for each routine. We enjoyed a slideshow made for the parents. After the songs and dances, all of the children and parents were invited to have refreshments. We hope to see you all will next year. Congrats Pre-kinder, see some more pictures in our activities section.
The P.S.173 yearbook is a record of our yearly activities. It is a farewell to our seniors, a documentation of memories. The yearbook club did an amazing job creating a book that evokes so many feelings. The cover art, pages and writing was done by the students which generates excitement in the school. This yearbook is a project that will be looked at for years to come creating a wonderful P.S173 2016-17 legacy. We hope in the future you will take a moment to go find your old yearbook, look inside, go down memory lane and reminisce of all the great schoolmates, teachers and memories.
Ask William a P.S.173 5th grader about the senior trip to Frost Valley and he will say “life altering outdoor experience.” Frost Valley is located in the heart of Catskill Mountains providing eight core values that foster youth development. These values serve as pathways for students to bond with nature and each other, it’s educational and fun. They are taught to be a community, appreciate diversity, partake in inclusiveness, be caring, honest, respectful, responsible and Stewardship.
The purpose of field day was for the P.S.173 5th graders to get together for a few enjoyable hours of activities and provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to interact cooperatively. The reward of the day was the enjoyment and good feelings of participation. 2017 Seniors are READY, SET 2 GO!!!
After a winning season against top ranked teams P.S.173 played for the Jeter 2 Jeter Baseball championship title. P.S.173 rode that wave of momentum into the Championship game against P.S.48, but was unable to rally against several unanswered runs. P.S. 173 finished the Jeter 2 Jeter Baseball season undefeated and as the runner-ups in the league, falling to Champion P.S.48. It was a heartbreaking lost but a great season orchestrated by Coach Galvez and Coach Battaglini. Congratulations P.S.173 baseball team on your valiant effort.
For young children, a ride on a colorful carousel, a spin around the bumper car track, and a dipping ride are the stuff summer memories are made of. These rides provide just the right amount of thrills for kindergarten aged children. Happily, P.S.173 kinder enjoyed the amusement park with these attractions. Here's our roundup of their time at the theme park perfect for our pint-sized students.
On June 7, people from all over the world were running as part of Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of the sport. The day is about fun and fitness for people of all ages. Its especially about the Million Kid Run, which seeks to get a million young participants in this amazing worldwide initiative. PS 173 was well represented at the NYRR event by Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Wohl's classes. Congratulations to Hailee Molina for coming in first for our school at Global Running Day NYRR Fun Run at Icahn Stadium. PS 173 continues to follow NYRR's Let's Move! Active School initiative.
This community has been eagerly awaiting the opening of the P.S.173 Library, and it was one of the most exciting moments this school year. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place to unveil the new P.S.173 Library welcoming the community to the new space.
The new library offer services for our P.S.173 community, including:
All of the P.S.173 staff are excited to welcome our energetic and vibrant community into the new library. We encourage our parents and students to stop by, say hi, and take advantage of our robust collection of books, programs, classes and other resources. We look forward to seeing you all!
Here is a few words about our new P.S.173 Library
“I am delighted to see the opening of the highly anticipated -P.S.173 Library, which will become an oasis for our classes. It will also provide so many services and materials to a bustling P.S.173 community, a special thanks to The Carmel Hill Fund for helping us achieve this dream.” said Principal Rachael Garcia. “With its welcoming Librarian Ms. Cayne and book collection tailored to the school, we believe this library is worthy of the passionate student community that it will long serve.”
"It's so amazing, it looks so amazing, I want to stay there for EVER and EVER and EVER!' said P.S.173 student, Issac Perez.
Special thanks to: District 6 Superintendent, Manuel Ramirez; PLF Refaela Landin; Dr. Judith Parker of Carmel Hill Fund; Ms. Damary Gonzalez and Ms. Brenda Addison of Carmel Hill Fund; Carmel Hill Fund staff; Accelerated Reader Coordinator, Teri Zenoz; Accelerated Reader Support Coach, Maria Garcia; Parent Coordinator, Wandaly Torres; School Librarian, Lauren Cayne, and P.S.173 Staff
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