P.S. 173 students stared wide-eyed in amazement as what appeared to be a real-life super hero bent a steal rod and ripped a thick text book in half with his bare hands! Titan, from the Omegaman superhero team, did more than use the power of his muscles to impress the students and staff. Titan also spread messages of positive words, respect, self control and believing in yourself. As he convinced students to help stop bullying by being “dream makers” and not “dream breakers.” Students learned how to be super cool, super fun, and superheroes. Our students left the assembly with smiles on their faces, ready to fill the buckets of their peers, their teachers, and their families.” Together We Make PS173 A Bully Free School. For more of our heroes pictures click on the link
A Superhero Is Coming To Our School. Top Character Development & Bully Prevention Assembly
One of the members from the Omegaman & Friends school assembly program will be presenting their positive Superhero message to our students at P.S. 173 on September 13, 2017 during school. All teachers and students can wear their favorite superhero costumes/shirts the day of the assembly.
Omegaman & Friends is a very unique school assembly presentation. Their message delivers the Anti-Bullying/Character Development topics through a superhero theme.
They challenge students to live a life as a Dream-Maker (making good choices) & not be a Dream-Breaker (making bad choices). They perform feats of strength; such as, snapping a baseball bat & ripping a phone book in half as a tool to illustrate and maintain the attention of our students to ensure that their message is not lost.
Schools across the nation have seen a great increase of BULLYING in their schools. P.S. 173 is taking a proactive stance against this trend. Through this assembly, our students will learn how to Identify, Respond, and Prevent bullying in our school, to make sure every student is a H.E.R.O. – Helping Everyone Respect Others.
You will have an opportunity to meet the Superhero and hear the powerful message on September 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at our Back to School Night. It is one event you will not want to miss. We appreciate your investment in your child’s life and look forward to seeing you there!
Ms. Rachael Garcia
[More information on the Omegaman & Friends presentation, can be found at www.omegamanschools.com]
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.
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!!!
PS173 Welcomed children, parents and teachers of all ages to the first annual "Together We Make A Difference Carnival." The carnival was full of fun activities for every kid. The students arrived in groups led by teachers who catered to the needs of the children. The joy and gratitude on the faces of these children was a treasure. The expression of excitement on the faces of the children as their teachers played games with them and joined in on the overall activities was priceless. Kids played games showing off good aim, steady hands, and nerves of steel to succeed. The inflatables seemed larger than life, allowing many children to jump, skip, and bounce without fear. Other kids got a chance to compete with their buddies. Face painting was a memorable carnival favor many enjoyed. The PTA provided everyone with some colorful treats; the cotton candy was a big hit. Many parents come out to volunteer and support adding to the charm of the event. Let's not forget we couldn't have a carnival without music! The DJ started the party playing various tones, the crowd tremendously enjoyed the program that the DJ put up to entertain them. Lastly, the carnival wasn't complete without at least a good Magic Show. The children loved every moment with the magician as he performed trick after trick to entertain them. After the exciting events came to an end, we're certain each child left with memories of a great day and overall merriment. As our principal has taught us, to develop the spirit of community by sharing in the ideology “Together We Make A Difference.” We deeply thank our helpful parents and teachers for being involved in our PS173 community.
PS 173 Boys Scouts honored several veterans during WWII Veterans Appreciation Day. They met with the pilot who flew the last mission before the war ended and the nephew of the last soldier who fell. They listened to the veterans words of guidance. They learned about values and how everyone should focus on the bigger picture of "US" instead of "OURSELVES",remembering to support each other. The Boys Scouts were honored to participate along side these veterans and were grateful to receive an invitation to be part of the Veterans Day Parade.
Kind Kindergartener, Fabulous First Graders and Super Second Graders We Honor You!!! Student of the Month
These students of the month are chosen because of their contributions to P.S.173. They are caring, energetic students and good role models for other students. We appreciate these students hard work, kindness and respect to others. Thank you kinder, first and second grade students for helping make a difference at PS173.
There are many ways that P.S.173 teachers and staff share their expertise with our students. Recently Ms. Heister has begun developing a yoga curriculum alongside our physical education teacher Mr. Battaglini. Boys and girls are learning the importance of breathing and several yoga postures. Checkout our yoga poses as we learn to pose for ourselves. Enjoy, Peace and Namaste
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