Thank you for coming to the P.G.M.S. Community News and Notes page. Here you will be able to see the activities that the school is engaging in to impact The Bronx at large. Take a moment to look at what we're doing in our community.
What is College Access For All?
Last year, the NYC Department of Education launched its College Access for All Middle School Program with a focus on ensuring that all 7th graders develop the skills and knowledge to get into college and thrive in their future careers.
Meet The Interns
Hi. My name is Shinea Austin. I’m here to talk about the University of California at Los Angeles aka UCLA. It is located in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California United States. It was founded by Edward Dickson 1919. This college specializes in many things including surgery, science, psychology, biology etc. But that’s not it. This school’s athletic program is major. For instance, if you love basketball this school has 11 NCAA championship titles. They have women sports also which include soccer, volleyball as well as basketball. There population is 44,947. Probably the most in the state. Not to mention their colors are fire. They are blue and gold. This school is a must go. What do you think? Join me at UCLA!
Let's explore....Fordham University
Hi. My name is Claribel and today I’ll be talking about Fordham University. Fordham is located here in the Bronx. It has 15,200 students from 65 different countries. Its students represent the world. It’s located in the Rose Hill section of the Bronx. Fordham is also a private independent research university. Fordham was the third oldest university in New York. They offer more than 70 majors and minors. Who wants to go to college? Well who thinks they are going to quit before they get to college? Well you don’t get a prize if you finish college but you do get a job and a boss that yells at you. Thanks for listening.
My name is Judahlia Jimenez and I will present to you Harvard University which is an Ivy League school. Harvard was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1636. It has a large population of students. There are 21,000 on campus each year. Harvard expects that if you want to go to their school that you have great grades and pass the S.A.T.’s and A.C.T. standardized tests. Someone you should all know that graduated from Harvard is the first African American president of the United States of America Barack Obama. Thank you for listening.
Trip: THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Since their founding in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. Their rigorous, multidimensional environment dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At their university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world. With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, they are committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world and solve the most pressing social issues of our time.
The New School Photos
Entering TISHMAN Auditorium at THE NEW SCHOOL
Trip: Bronx Community College
Bronx Community College of The City University of New York offers more than 30 academic programs that prepare students for careers and to continue their education at four-year colleges. Located on a 45-acre tree-lined campus, BCC is home to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the country’s first hall of fame. The College provides its approximately 11,500 students with quality academic programs, outstanding faculty, and flexible class schedules. BCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with students representing approximately 100 countries. In October 2012, the BCC campus was declared a National Historic Landmark, becoming the country’s first community college campus to receive such a designation.
Bronx Community College Photos
Trip: Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College
One of the best liberal arts colleges in New York City and part of a leading university, Lang offers students a unique learning experience. This city’s vast intellectual resources are fully integrated into Lang’s curriculum through liberal arts courses built around socially relevant questions, seminars co-taught by community partners, in-depth internships, and service learning programs. Life in the city feeds a limitless range of interests, and Lang provides numerous ways to study liberal arts in conjunction with the city’s art, culture, music, and political events.
Eugene Lang Photos
Trip: Mannes School of Performing Arts
Mannes was established in 1916 by two exceptional musical leaders with revolutionary ideas about how and why music should be taught. Their ultimate goal was to nurture love of music. What began as a community music school was transformed into a world-class college conservatory by their son — a gifted pianist who was also one of the inventors of Kodachrome film. Today, as part of The New School, Mannes continues to evolve to reflect the changing landscape of classical music in the 21st century. But the founders' belief in the power of music to improve people's lives remains its guiding principle.
Mannes School pf Performing Arts Photos
Trip: Borough of Manhattan Community College
BMCC is a college that is alive with ideas and innovation, and supportive of the innate human striving for self-improvement. We offer opportunity to those students who desire it and wish to strive for it.
BMCC reflects the best of downtown Manhattan: the culture of Tribeca, the vibrancy of Wall Street, and the promise of the Statue of Liberty. New York City is exciting and dynamic, and as a BMCC student, you become an integral part of the community.
Our students come from the New York City area, and all over the world. An international college, BMCC has students from over 155 countries, who speak a variety of languages.
Trips with Ms. Bryant
Each year, Ms. Bryant takes students on trips to explore the vast options available for them on their journey toward academic success. You can stop by to take a quick peak at the highlights here on the P.G.M.S. Community News and Notes Page. High Schools. Colleges. The experiences she provides open the door to the future our students need and desire. Enjoy.
What is Garden to Cafe about?
This valuable program connects school and community gardens with school lunch meals . SchoolFood kitchen teams prepare produce and turn it into delicious foods like kale salad, fresh herbed vinaigrettes, and roasted root vegetables. This gives students a unique opportunity to taste what they have grown. Schools also receive additional culinary support from SchoolFood’s Garden to Café coordinators.
Pelham Gardens says..
“I can’t control everything in my life but I can control what goes into my body.”
1. Baked Peaches with Maple Syrup and Blueberries
2. Spinach & Arugula Salad with Cucumbers
3. Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley Vinaigrette
4. Fresh Plums
What is Kings Harbor MultiCare Center?
- Kings Harbor Multicare Center provides long-term and short-term skilled nursing care for more than 700 residents. Kings Harbor's resident community is diverse in background, culture, religion, race and age. The care provided meets a broad range of needs with some residents requiring only partial assistance with their activities of daily living, while others require total personal assistance.
P.G.M.S. Give Back Day at Kings Harbor
On the third Thursday of every month a select group of students are attending our P.G.M.S. Give Back Day at Kings Harbor Multi-Care Center. We have created structured activities to create a fun engaging environment for our students and the residents that they are paired with during the visit. If you'd like to create with us the activity will be posted to this section of the page. Take a moment to check out how we are impacting the people of our community. Thank you to Ms. Carolyn Perito and her staff for welcoming us into Kings Harbor.
Craft Activity: Red or Green Tissue Paper Apples
October is National Apple Month so as a celebration we are going to produce Tissue Paper Apple Art.
- Facilitator will introduce the activity by displaying finished green and red tissue paper apple art.
- The participants will then be given the supplies necessary to create their own.
- They will receive a pre-cut cardboard apple, glue, tissue paper red or light green, dark green and brown.
- The student and their resident partner will work together to cover their pre-cut apple with glue and light green or red tissue paper. The dark green tissue paper is used to create the leaf at the top of the apple and the brown tissue paper is used to create the stem.
- The participants can create a second after they complete their initial tissue paper apple.
P.G.M.S. Give Back Day
Board Game Activity: Jingo-Christmas Themed Bingo
Our visit to Kings Harbor was a great time. We played Jingo which was a play on the world wide classic Bingo.
P.G.M.S. Give Back Day
What is Green Thumb NYC?
GreenThumb provides programming and material support to over 600 community gardens in New York City. Workshops, which are the access point for supplies, are held every month of the year, covering gardening basics to more advanced farming and community organizing topics.
THE RAISED GARDEN BED PROJECT
This was a wonderful time for us and the students. Mr. Rasheed Hislop from The Green Thumb Project came out to our building and helped us learn how to begin our mission of building a garden for our school community. Check out the pictures from this wonderful day.
WE WANT YOU!!!!
October 4th Raised Garden Bed Building Workshop
HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT 2017-18
Why give to hurricane relief?
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser, earlier this month made note of the volume of extreme weather events unfolding across the world. “There can be little doubt that 2017 is turning into a year of historic significance in the struggle against climate change and all the other risks that put human life in danger and threaten the peace and security of exposed and vulnerable communities around the world who find themselves in harm’s way from hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.”