Most of the time the home work is complemented with additional fun activities that are correlated with the core material, such as kid's journals, puzzles, myon.com, reports based on their field trips, to name a few. Therefore, the home projects are efficient and helpful.
We witnessed the preparation for the school performance last year. The teachers managed to stage 1.5 hours of kids' concert within a short period of time. It took a lot of rehearsals and dedication. The performance was captivating and flawless.
School showed their dedication towards nurturing education through art. Our son's class took multiple trips to Guggenheim Museum throughout the year. All children worked and completed their amazing creations. We also have seen dedication and persistence in participating in city competition of young innovators.
Discipline and hard work are true indications of nurtured respect. We hear from the teachers and school staff, that children demonstrate impeccable behavior not only during the class, but also in hallways and outside of the school. Children are very courteous and attentive.
One of the main reasons why our son loves going to P.S. 048 is because of the great friends he had made at this school.
Our son's teacher, Mrs. Grandstaff has cultivated strong team work and helped to develop sense of camaraderie and at the same time personal responsibility.
We see honesty, integrity and fairness in how are children interact: they are compassionate to each other at all times; they really enjoy working on team projects; they strive to get their work on time. Our son truly loves participating in all extracarricular events with his classmates such as invention competition, Guggenheim trips and class performances.
We would like to thank our son's 3rd Grade teacher, Mrs. Grandstaff for her exceptional work as a teacher and a true leader. Mrs. Grandstaff made a great difference in our son's education by cultivating organizational skills, team work and interest in studying and education.
Our son's approach to studying had changed dramatically since the beginning of the year. Max not only gladly goes to school now, but also works independently and diligently on all his projects. We are grateful to Mrs. Grandstaff, our teacher
and Mr. Mammolito, our principal for such amazing and professional staff.
In my opinion the principal lacks leadership skills needed to address bullying I believe this principal is more interested in her cushy 6 figure salary than the emotional well being of children in her care. Administration is friends with parents on Facebook. If you have a disagreement with another parent, do you want the other parent friends with the assistant principal on Facebook.? After informing a popular mother I would not tolerate bullying my child was forced to endure cruel social isolation! This mother had the skills needed to fracture my child's other friendships and turn her into a social outcast. EVIL. teachers, parents, children participated in it. I fully believe it was condoned by the principal. She doesn't want to be responsible for complaints of bullying should your child suffer an adverse outcome. Her goal : to intimidate you into staying quiet. If you complain, beware, you'll be punished !! your child won't be chosen for the class play, won't be invited to parties, will be told to "go away" . I now understand why parents believe " don't complain, it will make it worse. " Protect your child. Get audiovisual evidence,submit it to the chancellor . So Sad .