co-curricular projects

Math Olympiads for Grades 4 through 6 with math teachers
- Highest Team Achievement – Division E; 2008-2011
- High Achievement Award; 2009-2011; 2005-2006
Scripts Spelling Bee with our Performing Arts Teacher
Chorus with our Performing Arts Teacher
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Bookmaking Contest with library teacher
Ballet Tech Auditions – students in Grades 3 and 4
Fitnessgram with Movement Ed teacher
Respect for All Class and grade projects with themes of diversity, friendship, respect
Anti-bullying presentations and classroom resources
APEX Census Poster Contest - two NYC winners; 2010
- 1st and 2nd place from Grade 2 students with Enrichment Teacher
- Awards totally $2,400.00 for school, teacher and individuals
Click here to see the slide show
Heritage Fair - grade 5
- Multicultural Projects and Foods; Dance demonstration by parents
Science Fair Projects - mandatory for grades 3 through 6
- The Halls of Science display
Author Visits - Penny Coleman
Nonfiction writer; please see her two blog entries with one class


community service

Penny Harvest - School of Excellence; 2007-2012
Daffodil Days for the American Cancer Society; 2007-2012
Autism Walk - 2009 and 2010
Wonder Walk for the March of Dimes; 2006-2012
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Math-a-thon; 2012
Fund for Haiti, 2010
Asthma Friendly School Award; “Drivers, No idling”
Clothing Drive for Queens Families
Pet Bedding Drive for Queens Pets
Operation USO Care Packages
Make-A-Wish Foundation – Honoring 300 Wishes by planting 300 daffodil bulbs!
New York City Parks Department
NY City Harvest Food Drive; 2007-2012
Rego Park Green Alliance
Valentines for Local Seniors; 2006-2011
School Supplies for Children; 2010-2012
Bigs and Littles – Mentorship for Grades K and 5
Planting Flower Beds for PS 174; 2012
Reading Swap - PS 174 Book Exchange – yearly project


Classrooms Celebrations

Community of Readers – All classes read and share projects inspired by a common book and theme. About four times per year.
Writing Celebrations - All grades; monthly; publishing writing pieces and including books such as how-to books; non-fiction books; poetry anthologies and personal narratives.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebrations – All grades reading books, wearing hats, and perhaps eating “green eggs and ham.”
Pi Day – 3.14 – March 14 each year - Students learn the digits of pi; create pi inspired projects. Winners enjoy pie.
Poem in your Pocket Day
Celebrating 100 Days of School