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The 50 students who participated in the Adventures in Summer Reading program at PBC enjoyed reading, writing, crafts, and computers...and those are just a few of the fun things Pieter B. students did in the program.
Students were busy keeping their reading skills sharp through many different activities in this exciting four week program. Students were even visited by the Traveling Library each week to borrow books for reading at home with family. Our local librarian, Barbara Goetschius, made a special visit and taught us about glaciers and icebergs to keep us cool. Take a look at the fun we've had!
School supply lists have been released. You can get an early start on back-to-school shopping!
Koblenzer said the visit paired nicely with the class's study of butterflies.
Students participated in two fun honeybee dances to show them how honeybees communicate. Justin Castillo was also lucky enough to wear a beekeeper's uniform and demonstrate how to use a smoker to get the bees out of their hive.
The chorus was led by Deborah McAllister and the band director was William Hoeprich. [READ MORE]
Whether they were studying owl pellets, observing exotic animals or going on a scavenger photo hunt, the students at PB Coeymans enjoyed Habitat Day - an annual day-long celebration in honor of the accomplishments of the PBC community who helped create the schoolyard habitat and received certification from the National Wildlife Federation for those efforts.
Students visited four to five of 18 potential habitat stations including: Owl Pellets, Nature Art, Food Hunt, Predators and Prey, Sounds of Nature, Plant identifiers, Bird Activity, Ladybugs, Scavenger Photo Hunt, Energy, Sharing Legends, Animal Habitats, Bird Beaks, Bees Are Our Friends and Oceans. [READ MORE]
On Monday, May 18, PBC fifth graders were visited by a group of RCS high school students who came to talk to the elementary students about an important topic — bullying.
The high school group hailed from the school's Diversity Club, presented to the elementary students and stayed for lunch and recess! [READ MORE]
On Monday, May 4, the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Award Program continued its tradition of honoring elementary and middle school students for their leadership abilities and positive influence on their peers.
The award ceremony was held in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College, and recognized a number of students from
AWB, PBC and the middle school.