More than 80 families and students worked together to create flotation devices that could hold weight during the second annual Hands On Science Night tonight.
"The designs were awesome with some more cosmetic than functional features and others built for success," said math and science coordinator Tony Lintner. "Either way, they were able to choose their own materials, build their own designs, and most importantly…work with their family members while discovering the processes of scientific discovery and engineering." [read more]
PBC Principal Hakim Jones and Interim Superintendent Alan McCartney presented 33 students with certificates noting their success on scoring Level 4 - the highest achievement possible - on state science, English Language Arts and math tests in the spring.
Jones noted that teachers work very hard with students every year "to prepare our students and see how much they have grown during the year" in their studies. [read more]
Jessica Emerick's grade 2 class wrote a song with WGNA disc jockey Richie Phillips as part of his “Reading, Writing and Rhyming” program. Phillips came to Pieter B. to record the students singing "I Hate Yams in All Places" to a parody of the Garth Brook's song, “Friends In Low Places.” Phillips also plays the clip of Brooks reacting to the PBC parody during a radio interview.
Listen to the student-created song and Brooks interview by clicking on the image below.
Employees at Pieter B. Coeymans and AW Becker Elementary Schools, along with RCS District Office employees, honored Veterans Day and the men and women who have died defending our country by raising funds for military veterans and their families.
On November 12, staff took part in the 2014 “Jeans For Troops” fundraising drive benefiting the GI Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans returning home find employment, go to college, access their health care and financial benefits, and link to housing.
During the drive, which involves schools and companies from across the country, employees were given the opportunity to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the GI Go Fund. RCS raised $375 for this worthy cause.
PBC's most recent Literacy Night featured a special theme. It was pretty easy to guess what holiday inspired the group.
Check out some more pictures from the eveninghere.
Event organizers expressed the joy at having an engaging, educational and fun-filled evening for the students and families of PBC!
More events will be held like this throughout the school year, so keep checking back for fun photos of the students, teachers and families.
Students took in the sights and sounds of the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) as they performed musical selections of American composers including Charles Ives and Aaron Copland. The program was tailored for students and was very interactive through the use of actors, artwork and of course, fabulous music! [read more]
PBC held a fun and successful pre-K Literacy Night recently.
Here are a few other photos[View pictures]
Ravena Mayor William Misuraca visited PBC on Friday, Oct. 17, to teach Jessica Emerick's, Glenn Koblenzer's, Kim Kratochwill's and Nicole Stott's second graders about the importance of leadership in a community. Many thanks to Mayor Misuraca for taking the time to answer many of the students' questions. Click on the image to enlarge it.
More than 40 crafters will be at the 2nd Annual RCS/VFW Ladies
Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar at the middle school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 8. There will be breakfast and lunch available, a
bake sale, raffles and door prizes and more.
You should be able to begin your shopping for those holiday requests all in one place! [Check out the flyer - pdf]
The grades 2 and 3 Literacy Night will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Come dressed as your favorite storybook character. There will be Halloween themed activities, a snack and a special story time. [download the invitation - pdf]
There were 48 PBC fourth- and fifth- graders who enjoyed a spirited run on a perfect Friday afternoon, Oct. 3.
The annual cross country race was nearly a
mile, along the perimeter of the school. The emphasis is on fun and
fitness every year, and every participant received a post-race ribbon.
Here are the top-3 results from the four
5th Grade Boys – Jason Margiasso, William Miller, Tyler Schwarbrow
5th Grade Girls – Carys Bartlett, Chesnie Waddingham, Gabby Margiasso
4th Grade Boys – Frankie Broadhurst, Garrett Poland, Jack Barry
4th Grade Girls – Nicole Decker, Madison Filkins, Sulamita Voronko
The theme of a recent Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary Literacy Night was “Rhyme Time” and it was centered on nursery rhymes.
The stations also integrated literacy with movement activities to build fine and gross motor skills.
Students followed directions to make their own “Itsy Bitsy Spider” snack and made frames to attach a picture that went along with” Old McDonald’s Farm.” They created star rubbings to accompany “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and even ran an obstacle course and completed a sequencing activity to go along with “Jack and Jill.”
During the summer program, Mrs. G. from the Ravena Library taught students about airplanes, how they fly, and even taught them how to make paper airplanes (see photo).
Some students also took a walking field trip to the library and got a tour of how the library is set up. The students learned about pirates, insects, ocean life. They made crafts, read on computers, and played reading games on iPads. It was a fun-filled four weeks of learning!
The teachers this summer were Mrs. Boehm, Mrs. Manning, Ms. Ranous and Mrs. Brown. Students also worked with Mrs. Stumbaugh and Mrs. Lukens.
Click on the image above to enlarge it.
As September 4 draws closer every day, families and students will begin thinking about the supplies they will need for class in the 2014-15 school year.
Here are the supply lists for the upcoming school year. [read more]
Maeve Newkirk and her third-grade Pieter B. Coeymans friends - Holly Macera and Gabrielle Stacey - are just like Kamryn Slater, a 7-year-old second-grader from neighboring Coxsackie.
They like to run and play. They want to have fun. They enjoy being outside and doing what little girls do every day.
But these three students, and some other friends, have given up their time for a bigger need. They have been spending a lot of time cutting and folding paper to make bright, colorful “Kitty Bookmarks” during their lunch times and recess at PBC.
They are selling the bookmarks for 50 cents each to help Kamryn, who was diagnosed last month with Wilms' Tumor, a type of kidney cancer typically found in children. There are about 500 cases in the U.S. every year. [read more]
For more than 10 years, PBC students have taken a moment to better understand and appreciate the habitats - whether that means ticks, birds or woodlands - around us every day during their annual Habitat Day.
The day is devoted to learning about the different habitats that exist in our community, state, country, or in some instances other parts of the world, said teacher Tony Lintner, who coordinated the event. "Our objective is to celebrate the accomplishments of the PBC community, staff, and students that have helped to create our schoolyard habitat," he said. [read more]
Space on the walls and in the hallways was at a premium as hundreds of students and families turned out to check out student work and displays, get some exercise, challenge their minds and have a good time at the Learning Fair, Family Math Night and Art Show on April 10.
There were activities for children of all ages, including displays of amazing art work, shooting basketballs, bowling, math games and physical activities. [read more]
When fifth-grade students came to physical education class, they probably didn't image they'd be strolling through the outdoors in snowshoes and see deer beds, animal tracks or a trapped rabbit.
But that's exactly what happened when the students explored the outdoors in class with teacher Diane Conover.
"The focus is obviously on lifetime fitness and we also include a science lesson by having them look for tracks and identify them," said Conover. "We saw four deer beds (Deer beds are oval-shaped impressions left in the grass, leaves, or snow where deer have decided to lay down) and various tracks. We also saw a rabbit jump from its hole." [read more]