All the Special Things We Do!
Experience the Fun!
PS121 provides an enriched and diverse learning environment for our students. Each set of grade teachers is eager to pass on their knowledge and experience to our students. Come join us on Family Friday to experience your child's learning!
Building Self-Esteem through Physical Fitness
Mighty Milers is a running program for kids of all fitness levels that is implemented in our school by the guidance counselor, Mr. Flores. It's designed to get kids moving, which prevents obesity and illness, build self-esteem, and shows children how they can master goals. Over the course of a program cycle, children in Mighty Milers set goals to run and/or walk a certain distance and earn rewards for reaching milestones along the way. Join us every Friday morning from 7:15-7:45 a.m. to watch us in action!
TAG: Talented and Gifted
The Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) at P.S. 121 provides exceptional students supplemental instruction that is differentiated in content, process, product, learning environment and assessment. The program fosters creative and productive thinking through project base learning. It also provides students the opportunity to recognize their strengths, needs and individuality. Students are assessed for the program by standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, interview and work habits. Children who join this program also need to be able to work with others and think outside the box.
Enriching Our Students' Lives
At PS121, we are constantly striving to make learning fun and dynamic. To that end, we have arranged art residency programs to enhance what our students know about art, music, dance and culture.
More Great Stuff!
Field trips are integrated into our curriculum throughout the school year to enhance students' learning through experiential learning. You can learn all about a subject, but there's nothing like being there to experience it firsthand. Our field trips are arranged specifically for each grade level to ensure age-appropriate experiences. Please be in touch with your child's teacher if you wish to join as a chaperone.
What's more fun than dancing? Dancing in front of an audience, of course! Our school concerts take place twice a year, one in the winter and one in the spring. If you've never been to one of our shows, you don't know what you're missing! This past year, our winter concert was entitled "A Year In the Making" and was a big hit, celebrating all the months of the year. Our spring concert was "That’s Entertainment". The music chosen for this show was from famous movies and musicals. It was really something special to see! Please come to our next concert and celebrate our wonderful student dancers.
Technology in the Classroom
Our Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms have technology centers equipped with laptops. Grades 2-5 have full sets of laptop computers for the entire class. Ipads are available for student use in classrooms school-wide. Some classrooms throughout the building have Active Tables for students to interact with their learning. Learn more about our technology curriculum here.
GO EAGLES! The PS121 basketball team is comprised of aspiring 4th and 5th grade athletes. Students enjoy watching at-home games and cheering for our team! Our coaches help students acquire greater sports skills as well as develop important life skills such as responsibility, effort, loyalty, discipline and teamwork.
Did you know our team has it's very own cheerleaders? Our cheer squad had a great year in 2016-2017. They cheered and performed at all the home basketball games, and even performed at our spring concerts! Cheer squad is made up of 4th and 5th grade girls and boys. We look forward to the accomplishments of our cheer squad for 2018-2019!