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Greetings PS 176 Families:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year of the Ovington School, P.S. 176. If you are new to our school, I would like to welcome you to our school family. We are very excited to meet you and your child! As we enter a new school year, my hope is that we will continue to move in the direction of high academic achievement and college and career readiness for ALL of our children.



Parent Workshops Survey

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S.E.E.D. certificate

Subject:Official S.E.E.D. Certification Level

Dear Elizabeth Culkin and Kerry Hynes,

Congratulations! It is our great pleasure to announce that your school, P.S. 176 The Ovington School,has officially earned a Gold S.E.E.D. (Sustainability, Efficiency & Environmental Dedication)Certification from the NYC DOE Office of Sustainability!

Your school has completed a series of sustainability-related actions that have positively impacted your school community and directly supported NYC’s goals for a sustainable city. Due to your inspiring commitment and leadership, you are building a foundation for today’s aspiring youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.

We want to sincerely thank you for your commitment to enhance sustainability in your school’s culture, curriculum, and community. It has been an incredible year along your certification journey. As the pilot cohort of the S.E.E.D. Certification Program, you have made this such a success that we will continue next year! We value all of your insight and feedback so that we can refine, target needs, and improve the program on an ongoing basis. Thank you!

We are also excited to announce that in addition to the S.E.E.D. Certification banner you received during the 3rd Annual Sustainability Showcase, you will receive a plaque for display at your school with your official certification level. This plaque will be presented to your school during the first month of the 2019-2020 school year, so we will reach out then to coordinate. We are also attaching your official EBadge, which you can start to include in emails, on your school website, or even your school letterhead!

Thank you for the leadership that you consistently demonstrate in your schools every day, and in this shared work that we all do to make a difference in our City and with our students. You have been a part of a ground-breaking effort and we congratulate you on your great success!

*Please fill out this end of year program survey bit.ly/SEEDSurvey to provide crucial feedback on the program.*

All the best,

Meredith McDermott

Director of Sustainability

NYC Department of Education, Division of School Facilities

Phone: 718.610.3160| Web: schools.nyc.gov/sustainability

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The Imagine Learning

The New York City Imagine Language & Literacy Award winning school is …

PS 176 Ovington Brooklyn is the 2019 New York City Imagine Language & Literacy Award Champion! Congratulations! Your school is now etched in Imagine Language & Literacy history.

PS 176 Ovington Brooklyn will receive a $250 Amazon.com gift card, New York City ImagineLanguage & Literacy Award Champion Certificates for top performing students and the New York City Language & Literacy Award trophy.

Close on their heels was P.S. 020 John Bowne that took home the second-place finish and P.S. 013 Clement C. Moore coming in third. Way to represent your school with reading! The Runner-Up schools will each receive a $100 Amazon.com e-gift card and a Runner-Up New York City Language & Literacy Award commemorative certificate to display with pride.

The New York City Imagine Language & Literacy Award Teamwork Award goes to ten randomly selected classes that average 240+ minutes read during the contest. The below classes have their choice of either a Pizza Hut, Papa John’s or Domino’s $50 e-gift card award.

  • The Procovas’s Students group of 20K176 – PS 176 Brooklyn
  • The Hernandez LIU (181) group of 06M324 – MS 324 Manhattan
  • The Biscardi After School group of 29Q131 – PS 131 Queens
  • The Fredrica group of 75M138 – PS 138 Manhattan
  • The Gaillard Fourth Grade group of 29Q034 – PS 034 Queens
  • The Hook 4-215 group of 16K262 – PS 262 Brooklyn
  • The Delacruz 720 group of 09X117 – MS 117 Bronx
  • The Sanzi 201 group of 11X481 – PS 481 Bronx
  • The Winthrop group of 31R036 – PS 036 Staten Island
  • The Mozorosky’s Students group of 31R078 – PS 078 Staten Island

Imagine Learning would like to congratulate all of the schools, classes, and students that competed in this year’s contest. Everyone is a winner in the eyes of Imagine Learning!

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Growing Green on the Red Planet
Maker Faire Project

Students made bulletin board and researched about Growing Green on the Red Planet for their Maker Faire Project.

Food donation for Thanking US Coast Guard

Principal’s Honor Roll

Check out these super stars who worked hard to earn Principal’s Honor Roll! Way to go!

Principal Honor Roll for student with high study achievements

Beware Vampire Power! Conserve Energy!

Mike & Nick Fiorito partner up with their sister Angela and the students at P.S. 176 to deliver 500 Blankets of Hope!

Peek into 2nd Grade!

The students in Doreen Wong’s classroom conducted an experiment with water balloons and glitter. They made predictions about the experiment and then concluded that the water will dissolve the paint. We placed the balloons outside to see how long it would take for the balloons to freeze.

Experiment of waterballons  and glitter under freezing temperature