2013-15 Happenings at Anderson
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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ANDERSON
Kindergarten Graduation June 18, 2015
Click on each photo above to enlarge. Photos by Heather Levine, Vahan Nahabedian, Rashawn Mclean and Denise Jordan
Cultural Celebration May 13th
Click here for classroom photos, video and slideshows of the evening's events.
Anderson Student Wins Earth Day Poster Contest!
Kindergartner Timothy Yang is one of many city students who submitted an entry to the New York State Senate's Earth Day Poster contest, and his work has been chosen as the winner for Senatorial District 29! New York State Senator José M. Serrano visited Anderson to present a certificate to Timothy on May 8 (see photos below). Congratulations, Timothy!
A City Council Proclamation for Our Green Schools Parents!
Congratulations to Pam French and Lisa Maller, Anderson parents who spearheaded the District 3 composting pilot program which has recently been expanded by the Department of Sanitation throughout the city. Since 2011, Anderson has dramatically increased recycling in the cafeteria, replaced styrofoam trays with compostable trays, and reduced the volume of trash by 85%. All the students from K-8 separate compostable material, recyclables, liquids and trash into separate containers, contributing to a greener environment and sustainability.On April 16th, City Council Member Helen Rosenthal presented our parents with a proclamation at a ceremony at City Hall. See photos below.
Sixth Grade Olympics!
On April 1st, Mrs. Feick's sixth grade Social Studies students participated in their version of the Ancient Greek Olympics, with groups of students representing Argos, Athens, Corinth, Megara, and Sparta. Mr. Sanchez, Ms. Chandonnet, and Mrs. Feick ran the events with the help of Mr. Zinzi, Ms. Rolon, and Ms. Greenfield. See photos of each team and also of one event, chariot racing, below. Click on each image to enlarge.
Second Annual Anderson Science Fair
On March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, Anderson hosted its second annual Science Fair, with work from third grade, sixth grade, and eighth grade on display.See images of parent and students interacting with the science projects and their creators below. Check out Mr. Conway's sixth grade web page for video of science fair participants explaining their projects to younger students, coming soon.
Spring Girls' Debate Tournament at Hunter College School of Social Work
On March 23rd seventeen girls on the AMS debate team participated in a day-long session of workshops, speeches, and debates. The day was organized by the New York City Urban Debate League and the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute and took place at the Hunter College School of Social Work. To highlight Women's History Month, the subject of the debate was whether the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) should pass.
Photos: Joe Pierce
The Little Mermaid Jr. Performed at Anderson!
To see the Virtual Playbill, with cast, crew, and many photos of the process of putting on The Little Mermaid Jr, click here.
February 13th Is the 100th Day of School!
Photo collage credit, top to bottom: 1. Nicole Unger, 2. Leni Cohen, 3. Nicole Unger, 4. Leni Cohen, 5. Heather Levine and Denise Jordan
Respect for All Week
February 9-13 is Respect for All Week in the NYC public schools. During this week, schools have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs. Schools also have the opportunity to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and engage students in meaningful lessons that focus on preventing harassment, intimidation and bullying. At The Anderson School, students are working on the concept of respect as part of our year-long character development program, and are paying special attention to it this month. Staff and students discussed the idea of bucket-filling: everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and content, and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad or upset. Kind, caring, considerate actions and words fill buckets; mean, inconsiderate, disrespectful actions and words empty the buckets. Even our kindergartners understand that their words and actions can either fill a bucket or empty it. We have created an Anderson bucket, hanging outside the main office, and classes will work to fill out slips that capture times when they do something to fill someone else's bucket, and will decorate the wall around the bucket with them.
The Little Mermaid Is Coming to Anderson!
Mr. Shaheen, Ms. Prusasky, Mr. Nahabedian, and the amazing cast, crew, and set designers of this year's school musical, The Little Mermaid Jr., are putting finishing touches on the production as the performance dates approach. Friday, March 6th is the evening performance (7 p.m.) and Saturday, March 7th, is the matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are ten dollars each, available at brownpapertickets.com (limited tickets may be available at the door, depending on online sales volume). Search "Anderson School" on the ticket site, or click here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1168838.
Congratulations to sixth grader Cerulean Ozarow, who competed in the
Jeopardy! Kids Week competition televised on December 1st. Cerulean
performed phenomenally, taking home the amazing sum of $25,158!
Cerulean aced the geography category and did well in the vocabulary and
"long things" categories. He wagered 11,000 dollars on a vocabulary question
in a true Daily Double and doubled his money. What an exciting game!
Well done, Cerulean!
See video of Cerulean answering questions posed by Jeopardy staff here.
Respect for All Poster Competition
Students in the elementary school and middle school worked individually and in groups to create posters that celebrate Respect for All. Students worked with our Art teacher Mr. Nahabedian on the characteristics of successful posters (both the message and the graphics). Many older students used technology for some poster components.
Click below to view selected highlights of the submitted posters. Click on each poster to enlarge.
A judging committee selected the six posters below to represent The Anderson School in the citywide competition.
Clockwise from top: Dasha Smirnova and Natasha Michaels, Grade 3;
Lunne Wang, Kevin Lin, and Ela Gulson, Grade 8; Kristoff Misquitta, Grade 6.
Clockwise from top: Gabriella Ramirez, Grade 4; Liam O'Neill, Grade 3; Photos: Denise Jordan
Giles Mitchell, Grade 6.
SPIRIT WEEK AT ANDERSON
Pajama Day in Mrs. Unger's class, above. Photos: Nicole Unger
See Spirit Week photo slideshows below.
Have you seen our newly updated main office?
The finest reupholstery by Tania Kovalenko LTD, who donated her services.
Thank you to Cindy Parra, Joli Golden, and Mindy Wigutow for making the couch project happen.
Thanks to custodian John P. for reassembling the couches.
And here is a beautiful custom rug, donated by the Graduating Class of 2014. Photos: Denise Jordan