The fact that the administration heard parents complaints and brought in programs to help children work together. Teachers who try to expose children to the ecology thru recycling and composting. When we were faced with budgets cuts students were encouraged to write letters to government officials. Many encouraged their parent to come in early to picket at school one morning. Show me that they care about their community
PS 2 has changed since my child started in Pre K with Ms. Lisa Cheu '09. Her program still encourages 4yr olds to love science. They study a real-life cycle of Pumpkins. Plants grows in class, worms composts, happy snails, millipedes and Butterflies thrive in tanks.
It is the rest of the school that has transformed. There is a New Principal Bessie Ng. and an Asst. Principal Joanna Cohen.
PTA involvement has quadrupled. They began events like Spirit Day, Movie nights and the Carnival.
Smart boards are now in almost every classroom.
TERC math method was replaced with Singapore Math 2 yrs ago.
The new computer teacher has introduced programs like Flappy Birds to teach coding in Computer Class.
There is still NDI for 5th graders but now Ms.Chan's Choir is includes 4th and 5th Graders.
Drama Class (Ms.Sklaire) performed Aladdin the Musical (before it was a musical), Annie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Cinderella. Some of which received good reviews from the local Chinese Newspapers
They have received grants :
*Apple will give every student an iPad to use
in class and every teacher a laptop as soon as they finish wireless upgrades sometime this year.
*Henry Street Settlement for art.
*Cooking for the lower Grades
Last Month Laura Schroff, author of "The Invisible Thread" came to our school.
Added to after school is Eternity, a new enrichment program, that runs at PS2 along with ISS, CPC, and A Place for Kids.
Plus the website www.ps2m.info home page is up.
The school administration is super rude all the time. They treat parents bad and nasty attitude when we ask some questions. I think Ny city education department can't do any things. Because they protect by workers union. Their bad attitude is not short term period is long term period. Which means I saw when I was a little child in ps2 they used yelling abuse language all the time. I hope some people could teaching them to correct their bad attitude. Hoping them become normal one day . Anyway I like school teachers in ps2. They all are excellent teachers. Except admin
This school's administration is one of the worst I have ever seen. Some of the people that work here are not helpful and incredibly rude. I hate to see my taxes put to such poor use. I hope the NYC Dept. of Education would take it upon themselves to perform corrective action where warranted and replace the staff with those that are more caring and courteous in order to foster a better and healthier learning environment.
I am a 5th grade student at P.S. 2, and I've been here since Pre-K. This school is great for kids. All the teachers are friendly, and they always try to push them a little farther to the next level. They also try to
Ms. Jung of 5th grade is the best teacher my son has ever had. I've never seen a teacher who is so caring, observant and so willing to help her student suceed. She takes every opportunity to help her student out. SHE IS THE BEST!!! This school is really great! The Principal, supervisors and staff are all very accommodating. You will see how they work as a team. Thank you very much PS 2 and a BIG thanks to Ms. Jung.