Mini Building trip 7/24/08

•July 28, 2008 • Leave a Comment

On Thursday July 24, 2008, Jennifer Codero’s, Class Y12 went to the Elizabeth Connelly Center. While there the class was able to use the computers and print. After the computer workshop they went to McDonald’s for lunch. A special thanks to Kirsten Rorke, parent coordinator, for setting up this trip. Here are some comments from the class:

Anthony said ” I liked playing Scooby Doo on the computer.”

Michael Y. said “I liked playing on the internet on PC Windows XP, even though it was slow. Thank you to everyone.”

Isaiah said ” I had fun on the computer making tons of print outs.”

Michael L. said “I had fun making pictures and exploding them when I was done. I loved my gift. Thank you.”

Julian said, “I enjoyed playing on the computer and printing my beautiful pictures. Thank you to everyone.”

Angel said “I liked playing arts and crafts on the computer. I loved the picture that I printed.” Thank you, Love, Angel

Here are some pictures:

Writing a letter of Thanks to Time Warner Cable.

•July 28, 2008 • 1 Comment

Friday’s visit from the Time Warner Ice cream truck was truly wonderful. Not only did everyone enjoy ice cream but we were able to donate money to local food pantries that provide food to families in need.

Our assignment to day is to write a letter of thanks to Time Warner Cable for this wonderful service they have provided our community with this summer. We will use the business letter format to accomplish this task.

Some links you may need to get started:

Letter Generator

This site will introduce you to proper format for writing a letter.

My own Screencast of the 6 parts of a business letter

This is a little film I made that point out the 6 parts of a business letter.

Finally here is a rubric about letter writing that you can use to this to check to see if you letter is ready to send.

letter-writing-rubrick1

THE TIME WARNER ICE CREAM TRUCK VISITED US ON FRIDAY!

•July 28, 2008 • 37 Comments

Time Warner, I thought they were a cable company not a ice cream company? Well this summer they are both. Time Warner is sending ice cream trucks around the metropolitan area serving kids all over ice cream for just 1 buck! Great deal! But there is more that dollar is than donated to help local food pantries that distribute food to families in need. Really cool!

Read the article below for more info. Anyway Time Warner Truck came to our North Shore school P.S.373R and everyone had a truly delicious time.

Thank you Time Warner!

Click on the picture above for slide show of 373R’s students enjoying their ice cream.

July 08, 2008Time Warner Cable is using a favorite summer food to raise money to feed needy residents of Bergen County and elsewhere in the state. NY1’s Samantha Liebman filed the following report.Tuesday’s heat made it an appropriate day for Time Warner Cable, the parent company of NY1, to debut its ice cream truck for the summer in Palisades Park and Englewood. The truck is part of a program to help raise money to provide food for those in need.

“Time Warner Cable created this initiative about five years ago. It’s gone through several incarnations, though,” said Marjorie Barishman, a Time Warner Cable marketing manager. “We started off with doing random acts of kindness, and it developed into scooped ice cream and different kinds of ices. This is our first year selling soft-serve ice cream with sprinkles for just a buck.”

The money raised will go to food pantries in the New York/New Jersey area, like Englewood’s Center for Food Action.

“During the summer, the number of people coming in goes up because children are home from school, they’re not getting their free breakfast and lunch,” said center director Thelma Fedele. “Working parents may have more of a problem because they have to spend more on child care.”

During the summer, food donations also decrease.

“People just don’t think to donate food in the summer,” said Fedele. “Most people think of Thanksgiving, which is great, but people are hungry all year round.”

The Time Warner Cable ice cream truck will be at outdoor events all around Bergen County through August 23, with a goal to raise $10,000.

The truck will also come to events by request. Neighborhood groups, nonprofit organizations and anyone hosting a public event can call 877-SMMR-TWC to schedule a visit by the truck.

Time Warner’s Ice cream Truck To Benefit Local food Pantries!

•July 25, 2008 • 1 Comment

Time Warner’s Ice Cream Program Helps Feed The Hungry
July 08, 2008

Time Warner Cable is using a favorite summer food to raise money to feed needy residents of Bergen County and elsewhere in the state. NY1’s Samantha Liebman filed the following report.

Tuesday’s heat made it an appropriate day for Time Warner Cable, the parent company of NY1, to debut its ice cream truck for the summer in Palisades Park and Englewood. The truck is part of a program to help raise money to provide food for those in need.

“Time Warner Cable created this initiative about five years ago. It’s gone through several incarnations, though,” said Marjorie Barishman, a Time Warner Cable marketing manager. “We started off with doing random acts of kindness, and it developed into scooped ice cream and different kinds of ices. This is our first year selling soft-serve ice cream with sprinkles for just a buck.”

The money raised will go to food pantries in the New York/New Jersey area, like Englewood’s Center for Food Action.

“During the summer, the number of people coming in goes up because children are home from school, they’re not getting their free breakfast and lunch,” said center director Thelma Fedele. “Working parents may have more of a problem because they have to spend more on child care.”

During the summer, food donations also decrease.

“People just don’t think to donate food in the summer,” said Fedele. “Most people think of Thanksgiving, which is great, but people are hungry all year round.”

The Time Warner Cable ice cream truck will be at outdoor events all around Bergen County through August 23, with a goal to raise $10,000.

The truck will also come to events by request. Neighborhood groups, nonprofit organizations and anyone hosting a public event can call 877-SMMR-TWC to schedule a visit by the truck.

Fort Wadsworth Slideshow

•July 25, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Caputo were the 2 lucky classes to visit the amazing Ft Wadsworth on Thursday July 24, 2008. Look for the student coments on their class trip and check out the pics!

Today Ms. Leston’s Class is Taking a walk to the Fruit Stand!

•July 25, 2008 • Leave a Comment

The Fruit stand is located in the old Gypsum plant on Richmond Terrace, along our Northshore. The U.S.Gypsum plant was a factory that made wallboard, and paint. It closed in 1974. Some questions to ask the owner:

1. How long have you been in business here?

2. Who supplies your fruit and vegetables?

3. How much business do you do each week?

4. What kinds of fruits and vegetables do you sell ?

5. What do you sell the most of?

The class is going to purchase some fruit and make a fruit salad. Should be delicious!

July 22 Trip to SI Children’s Museum

•July 24, 2008 • Leave a Comment

On July 22 three classes from the mini building at P373 went to the exhibits at the SI Children’s Museum. It was a great experience for the students and staff. Enjoy the pictures.