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Features of PS75

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Dual Language Program:  PS75 offers an English/Spanish immersion program for grades K-5. Children master both languages, regardless of the language spoken at home. In kindergarten, half the day is spent in each language. In upper grades, the language alternates by day. Lessons are fully presented and homework performed in the language of the day. PS75 has two dual-language classes per grade.

Computers and Technology:  All classrooms have Smart Boards. The school also has MacBook Air laptops and iPads available for classroom use. Internet-based learning tools, including iXL, Max Scholar, BrainPop, RazKids and Flocabulary are used in the classroom. Upper grade students may engage in computer research projects of their choice with guidance from the librarian. 

The Library: PS75’s well-stocked and professionally staffed library is the heart of our school. Students become acquainted with the library in Kindergarten through weekly visits. Middle grade students visit more frequently and upper grade students use the library stacks and Internet-ready computers for independent research. We have a full time librarian with an SLMS license. PS75 also offers an Early Bird Reading program starting at 7:30am.

Reader’s Theater: Every student participates weekly in Reader’s Theater, an integrated approach for involving students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities.

After School: Our Afterschool Program offers two options: Aftercare and Enrichment. Our flexible approach allows families to combine aftercare and enrichment classes to suit the scheduling needs and interests of their children. The Aftercare Program offers affordable full time childcare for working parents. The Enrichment Program provides PS75 students with exposure to recreational, academic, and intellectual experiences that will expand and enhance their elementary school education. The wide range of classes offered include fine arts, ceramics (on-site ceramics studio with kiln), dance, chess, music (piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, guitar), cooking, practical arts, small group tutoring, sports, and science. 

Parent Teacher Association (PTA): The PTA raises funds to provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs for our students across grade levels. The PTA puts on several community events such as fall Harvest Dance, Chess Night, Student Talent Show, and movie nights that are fun events where the whole community comes together. The PTA also runs picture day, a read-a-thon, and an annual auction gala that provides much of the PTA’s income. Funds raised support programs such as our Studio in a School Art program, kindergarten classroom aides, classroom chess instruction, Symphony Space social studies program, Young People’s Chorus, ballroom dancing, music field trips, classroom supplies, library books and much more. Without PTA funds these programs would not exist!