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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
  • Art Show at PS 207!

    Come one come all!

    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
  • State Review

    P.S. 255 Has Been Selected  to Participate in
    a State Review for Special Education
    February 2, 2016
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
    The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in P.S. 255 during the 2015-2016 school year.  The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected Federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

    The review will be conducted by the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office.  The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and surveys.  In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office at 718-722-4544 and/or by contacting P.S. 255 at 718-376-8494 ext. 1.

    Sincerely,
    Kelly McCann
    Principal

    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
  • School Survey

    TAKE THE 2015 - 2016 NYC SCHOOL SURVEY!
    EVERY YEAR, ALL PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY. THE SURVEY RANKS AMONG THE LARGEST SURVEYS OF ANY KIND EVER CONDUCTED NATIONALLY.
    THE SURVEY HELPS SCHOOL LEADERS UNDERSTAND WHAT KEY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SAY ABOUT THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT EACH SCHOOL. THE INFORMATION CAPTURED BY THE SURVEY IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT A DIALOGUE AMONG ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THE SCHOOL A BETTER PLACE TO LEARN.

    PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY BY FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST.
    IF YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR PAPER SURVEY, PLEASE CALL THE SURVEY HOTLINE AT 1-800-690-8603.
    IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL HELP, PLEASE SEE
    BETH ROCCO, YOUR PARENT COORDINATOR
    OR CALL: 718-376-8494 EXT. 1
    YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    PARENTS - TAKE THE SCHOOL SURVEY IN ENGLISH OR CHOOSE ANOTHER LANGUAGE BELOW.
    Take the 2016 NYC School Survey online. The survey is available in all 9 languages.

    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School

Dance

Our students are extremely fortunate to have
an AMAZING dance teacher, Mrs. Perabo.

The dance curriculum at PS 255 is imbedded in creative movement, dance literacy, student-created choreography, all through the lens of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA).  Dancers in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten explore how their bodies move, using props and visual resources. Students in first and second grades explore more specific actions, create their own movement sentences, and use symbols, words, and pictures to express their movement ideas.  Students in grade four create dances with small groups, use motif notation to ‘write’ their dances, and provide peer feedback to one another regularly.  All students learn to speak and write about dance, as well as listen to one another and observe each other’s creative work.  Dance themes include (but are not limited to): animals, motif notation, patterns, relationships, and storytelling.  


In addition to Mrs. Perabo, we are extremely fortunate to partner with some amazing programs who are able to bring their expertise to our our students. Here are some of the programs we partner with:

 
Education in Dance

The Program Class Structure: 

    • Basic dance techniques and skills with creative movement
    • Quality music (classical, jazz, ethnic)
    • Visual artforms: Paintings, sculpture, photographs
    • Nutritional awareness (great foods for body and brain)
    • Basic tumbling skills
    • Drama games for self-esteem
    • Sensory awareness methods
  • The curriculum highlights shapes, levels, colors, locomotor skills, seasonal and nature themes, as well as school-based program concepts addressing the New York State Standards and the NYCDOE Blueprint for the Arts.


National Dance Institute

Inspiring Children Through the Arts

National Dance Institute (NDI) is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by ballet star Jacques d'Amboise.

Through in-school partnerships, workshops, and public performances, NDI uses dance as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them towards excellence.