Posts Tagged ‘P.S. 199’

Dept. of Ed Plays Russian Roulette with School Buildings

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Parents are outraged that the DOE can’t tell them which of two possible Upper West Side schools will be demolished and rebuilt The Upper West Side community has come down hard on the Department of Education for not communicating to the public about possibly demolishing and rebuilding P.S. 191 on West 61st Street, and P.S. [&hellip
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Schools Face Wrecking Ball

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Borough President questions how the DOE can move forward without a review process Many local residents may be  surprised, as was the Manhattan Borough President, to discover that the Department of Education (DOE) is planning to destroy some local school buildings. The DOE has plans to completely demolish three schools, on the Upper East Side [&hellip
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PS 199 Creates Lifelong Learners

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Blackboard Awards

Photo By Emily Johnson Outstanding Grade School By John Friia The motto of PS 199—Jessie Isador Straus Elementary School, located at 270 W. 70th St.—is “Work hard. Be kind,” and Principal Katy Rosen explains the school strives to fulfill those words. Named after the former ambassador to France and president of R.H. Macy & Co., Jessie Isador Straus Elementary [&hellip
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West Side Parent Always Working for P.S. 199

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections, WESTYS

Fighting for schools is a fulltime ‘job’ for this mom By Mirva Lempiainen Throughout high school, college and young adulthood, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin was never the community activist type. And yet now, at 39, the mother of two finds herself the co-president of the Parent Teacher Association of P.S. 199 for the second year. Lipkin [&hellip
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CITY PUSHED ON PCB MITIGATION

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli West Side elected officials want the Department of Education to quickly remove PCBs from P.S. 199 using recommendations from the school Parent-Teacher Association. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Borough President Scott Stringer, State Sen. Thomas Duane, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and Council Member Gale Brewer wrote a letter Nov. 3 asking for the expedited [&hellip
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West Side School Picked for PCB Removal

Written by admin on . Posted in Blog, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

P.S. 199 will be part of a study to target and remove PCBs, a cancer-causing substance, throughout public schools in the five boroughs. Two years ago, the man-made chemical was found in the Upper West Side school, at 270 W. 70th St. between West End and Amsterdam avenues. An investigation revealed that the school was [&hellip
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About Face for DOE: District 3 Needs New School

Written by admin on . Posted in Education

After desperate parents, elected officials and the Department of Education convened a “war room” to deal with District 3 crowding, the city has agreed to create a new school on the Upper West Side. This marks a significant turnaround for the Department of Education, and a victory for parents who have been pleading with education [&hellip
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Shapiro’s Creative Curriculum

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections

A longtime advocate of music in the classroom, P.S. 199’s Elaine Shapiro once took her class to a rehearsal for a piano concerto. After the performance, students spent time asking the soloist questions. When someone asked what the pianist’s outside interests were, she said she had a compound upstate where she harbored wolves. Shapiro’s interest [&hellip
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