Entries in williamsburg (3)

Friday
Jun012012

PS 84 is building a greenhouse classroom

 

PS 84 in Williamsburg is holding their 2nd Annual Garden Party on June 2, 2012 from 11-4. They will be unveiling their state-of-the-art hydroponic laboratory classroom. This is the first stage for them in their fundraising efforts to build a rooftop Greenhouse Classroom. They plan to partner with NY Sun Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the concepts of urban sustainability and environmental science to NYC's schools. 

"This Greenhouse Science Laboratory will serve as an alternative, hands-on classroom. It is built around a 21st-century sustainable urban farm and will be a place for students to grow food, while learning about nutrition, water resource management, efficient land use, biodiversity, conservation, pollution, waste management, and sustainable development. The Greenhouse Classroom will also include hydroponic growing systems, a rainwater catchment system, aquaponics, a weather station and a vermi composting station."

Friday
Feb242012

brooklyn arbor, ps 414 in Williamsburg

I had a great interview yesterday with Eva Irizarry, the new Principal of Brooklyn Arbor, a public school program. The school, which will be also be known as PS 414, will be opening a kindergarten, first and second grade in the PS 19 building in the fall of 2012. PS 19's upper grades will be phasing out in the next couple years and new children entering the building will be attending Brooklyn Arbor. Zoned families can all be served at the school, but the zone also contains PS 319 and some zoned families choose to begin there at K. PS 19 was in its first year of a Magnet Grant. It looks as though the Grant, whose theme is "Global and Ethical Studies" may be split between PS 19 and Brooklyn Arbor. That is being confirmed shortly. The application period for in zone families will be extended to 3/16 for kindergarten, but there are many, many seats available for families from outside of zone and when approved shortly, magnet applications will be available for those families. Those applications can be made throughout the spring. They are having their first meet and greet at the Williamsburg Library 240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave. on Friday 3/9 at 4:30. To confirm: info@brooklynarbor.org or 718-935-3597 They will be scheduling more info sessions and are looking for interested parents and venues to spread the word.

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Thursday
Feb262009

Williamsburg Northside Grows Up


Williamsburg Northside's Director, Amy Warden, just wrote to tell me that the school is going to open a K through 5th grade school called Williamsburg Northside School. in the fall of 09. They will start with a Kindergarten of 20 students. It will be located at 70 Havermeyer St. They are anticipating one class on a grade of 20 students each.

I am touring the raw space with Amy next week and I will blog about all the details then.