PTA Annual Fund- click here to donate!
Manhattan Youth After-School
What a great week we’ve had in after-school! Our inaugural Cheerleading Team (led by Coach Catrone) cheered for the first time at a basketball game against Clinton, we blocked a one-act play in Theater Production, and our Dance Team has been working hard for the upcoming “Step it Up” competition. We want to wish the best of luck to Mr. Finkler and the Debate Team, who will be competing in a tournament this weekend at the Anderson School.
Registration is still open for Recipe Rescue 2017- a cooking competition that promotes healthy eating & parent engagement! The competition challenges young people across NYC to take a family recipe and turn it into a healthier option. Each recipe will be reviewed for nutritional improvement and narrowed down to 5 finalists. The top 5 youth chefs will compete in a live cook-off at the Institute of Culinary Education on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. If you are interested in having your child registered for this event, please send an email to email@example.com ASAP. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 31st.
This past week was a great week for sports at Yorkville East! The Varsity Boys team won a game against Ella Baker, improving their record to earn them 3rd place in their league. The Girls Varsity and Boys JV teams both played nail-biting games against Clinton this past Wednesday. We continue to be so proud of their incredible effort and spirit!
If you haven’t registered to participate in after-school, you can find an online form at www.manhattanyouth.org and paper copies are available in the Main Office.
This week has been a quiet one at Yorkville East. Students are in the thick of the marking period and working hard in all of their classes. We are so proud of all of our students on their continued hard work and dedication!
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 6th Grade students are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore Ancient Egypt.
Middle School Leadership Council
We are proud to have sent Preston Frankel, Ela Kurtas, and Olivia Spolar to the Manhattan Borough Middle School Leadership Council! They met with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to advocate for every NYC middle school to establish a GSA in order to increase diversity and tolerance in schools. It is great to see our students integrating the YEMS core values to make a difference outside of our community. Great job, Preston, Ela, and Olivia!
Team Up Tuesday: Our students had the opportunity to show off their basketball skills on Tuesday when Yorkville East participated in Team Up Tuesday! Team Up Tuesday is an initiative started by Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Mayor Bill DeBlasio that brings NYPD officers into schools in an effort to have students connect with officers in their precinct. Yorkville East students had a great time playing basketball with two local police officers.
Dear Yorkville East Families,
As we enter the second month of school, there are already so many things to celebrate! Our students are wrapping up their first units of study in many of their classes and are engaging in debates, high-level academic discussions, and delving deeply into complex topics about everything from characterization in ELA to which mathematical strategies are best applied when tackling tough topics. Students are challenging one another by ensuring peers stay on topic, pointing out gaps in their arguments, and providing targeted feedback to help one another grow. For example, in 8th grade ELA, Ashley Stena thoughtfully pointed out that her group mate had answered her second question but overlooked her first, bringing her group back to the challenging task at hand and pushing them to take on a new perspective of the character from their Book Club book. Her group mate rose to the challenge and tackled the question with the support of the other students in the Book Club, illustrating a commitment and shared ownership over the learning process.
October is also an exciting month as we elect our Student Council, prepare for Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences, begin Out-Lunch in 7th and 8th grade, invite 5th grade families in for school tours, and end the month with a Chess Breakfast and Halloween celebration. As our students continue to settle in to the school year, I am looking forward to seeing their continued growth as well as their smiling faces each day.
Christina Riggio, Principal
We are in need of paper donations! We appreciate any amount of plain 8.5x11 inch copy paper you can donate!
Amazon Wish Lists and School Rewards Program
Please support MS177 classrooms by donating school supplies through the teacher's Amazon Wish lists or participation in our Amazon School Rewards program. By using the provided Amazon link you will give .5% on your purchase back to MS177. Simply follow the link before you log into your personal account. You can bookmark the link and conveniently use every time you shop at amazon. Please let family and friends know. Click here for more information.
Monday, June 19th
Open Gym @ 8:00 AM
8th Grade Cruise
Tuesday, June 20th
Wednesday, June 21st
Open Gym @ 8:00 AM
Thursday, June 22nd
Open Gym @ 8:00 AM
6th Grade Trip to John Jay Park
Friday, June 23rd
Open Gym @ 8:00 AM
Chess Breakfast at 8:35 AM
8th Grade Moving-Up Ceremony @ 6:00 PM at Wagner MS
Students were very busy this week! Over dinner or while walking to the subway, be sure to ask your child about what they are learning in school!
ELA: In 6th Grade ELA, students continued reading Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy. We revisted the different ways of taking notes on our reading and discussed the purpose of each type of note taking strategy.
Social Studies: In 6th Grade Social Studies, students continued to examine what kind of leader Augustus was.
Math: 6th grade students have been exploring the mean absolute deviation in statistics by creating their own data sets shooting baskets and guessing cards.
Science: In science, students finished working on their ecology unit projects.
Spanish: Students learned to express seasons and weather conditions and presented their weather forecast in Spanish.
Art:6th grade students are creating step-by-step illustrations of their favorite recipe.
Physical Education: Students have recently started playing Quidditch and will begin gameplay shortly.
ELA: In 7th grade ELA, students continued reading their book club books for the historical fiction unit. They researched background information on their books, and studied how setting can affect tone in literature.
Social Studies: In 7th Grade Social Studies, students continued to work on their Westward Expansion project.
Math: Students are learning 3D geometry topics like volume, surface area, and cross sections.
Art: 7th grade students are creating an original graffiti tag of their name.
Science: Students will complete their unit on the interactions of matter and energy and begin their Unit on Dynamic equilibrium in humans and other organisms.
Physical Education: Students are finishing up the hockey unit with a dribbling test and peer assessment of passing. They will begin basketball next week.
ELA: In 8th Grade ELA, students have been working on recording their podcasts on GarageBand. They have also been listening to additional episodes of Serial to gather evidence to debate Adnan's innocence.
Math:In 8th grade math, students have been working on their "capstone" project, where they will be using many of the mathematical ideas developed over the 3 years here at YEMS to code their own videogame. In Algebra, students are wrapping up the unit on Quadratic Functions, by looking at real life situations modeled by quadratic equations, like objects affected by gravity.
Social Studies: In 8th Grade Social Studies, students learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor and America's response via Japanese internment.
Art: 8th grade students are working on a collaborative legacy artwork.
Spanish: Students created a presentation of a shopping area in a Spanish-speaking city and presented their floor plans and dialogues this week.
Physical Education: Students will begin playing baseketball next week which is a combination of basketball and baseball.
Complete Lunch Forms Online!
Complete your Lunch Form online by following this link.
Sugar/Snack Policy: As a reminder, our new “Sugar and Snack Policy” is in effect. Sugary foods such as candy and soda are no longer allowed during school breakfast and snack. Students are encouraged to eat a healthful breakfast so they remain focused and energized throughout the school day. To support our students, we have instituted a snack time during the first 10 minutes of 3rd period each day. It is the student’s choice to bring snack, as the school will not be providing one. Thank you for your support in creating a healthy Yorkville East community!
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School Rewards Program
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