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School may be out for the summer, but the PS 295 Farmers Market continues to fill neighborhood bellies with fresh fruit and veg from around the area. The market, run by the teachers, parents, and students of PS 295, was launched in 2013 and offers a vast array of produce grown in the school’s garden,
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Heads up, PS 295 Farmers Market fans. Thursday, June 26 is the last day of school, and since the kids have an early release, this week’s market will operate from 12pm to 2pm, instead of the usual 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The market, run by the teachers, parents, and students of PS 295, was launched in 2013 and offers a
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The end of the school year can only mean one thing here in South Slope…the PS 10 Flash Mob! Organized by parent and choreographer Kristi Spessard, the 2014 extravaganza brought together administrators, teachers, parents, and some unsuspecting students for a rip-roaring dance party that had Prospect Avenue rocking. This year’s show came complete with ninjas, …circus
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If you’re hanging around the neighborhood on Friday, June 20, why not check out some local art? Students from PS 53K at MS 88 will be showcasing work made this year with the help of teacher Jami Whitney, who seeks to create connections through art with middle schoolers possessing a range of physical and cognitive
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After a break last week to honor the most sacred of public school holidays, Brooklyn/Queens Day, the PS 295 Farmers Market is back on Thursday with farm fresh treats galore. The market, run by the teachers, parents, and students of PS 295, was launched in 2013 and offers a vast array of produce grown in the school’s garden, but
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13th Street was the place to be on Saturday as PS 124 pulled out all the stops for their annual spring festival. The school’s dance troupe took the stage early in the afternoon to perform two student-choreographed numbers. Afterward, Councilmember Brad Lander came out to congratulate the girls, and the school, on a fantastic year.
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Green trees and warm weather can only mean one thing: the return of the amazingly successful PS 295 Farmers Market, opening for the first time this season on Thursday, May 29. The market, run by the teachers, parents, and students of PS 295, was launched in 2013 and offers a vast array of produce grown in the
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We’ve got a soggy forecast on the horizon, but skies are looking bright and sunny for PS 295′s popular spring fundraiser, Touch-a-Truck, set to take place on Saturday, May 17, from 12-5pm. Not familiar with Touch-a-Truck? We caught up with PTA president Amy Janzen to learn a bit more about the fun family event, what
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Looking to stock up on a little wine for the weekend? Consider stopping by Acme Wines & Spirits (487 5th Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets) on Wednesday, May 14, from 6pm to 8pm, for a special tasting event benefiting our neighbors at PS 124. Try out some new bottles, bring one (or two, or three) home, and
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The inaugural South Slope Perspective comes to us from neighbor, parent, and PS 295 PTA member Dan Janzen. If you’d like to share your own South Slope Perspective, including your response to today’s topic, don’t hesitate to contact editor@southslopenews.com. South Slope Perspective posts are meant to reflect the opinions of individuals in our community, and do not necessarily reflect the
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Administrators and current and alumni students of 19th Street’s Bishop Ford High School, which is set to close its doors at the end of the current school year, refuse to let their beloved alma mater go down without a fight. “Throughout its 50+ year tenure as a well-known Brooklyn Catholic high school,” wrote alumnus Samantha
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Five years ago, neighbor Karin Feldman (pictured above) and her mom, Dalia Abrahamian, began a new journey in Windsor Terrace when they opened the Oranim Jewish Early Childhood Program, a bilingual preschool offering Brooklyn families the opportunity to explore a traditional, but non-denominational, Jewish education for their young children. “We wanted to open a place
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After 52 years on 19th Street, Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School will close at the end of the current school year. Principal Thomas Arria posted an open letter to parents after the conclusion of an emergency meeting by the school’s board of directors. “In its decision,” Arria wrote, “the board of directors cited declining enrollment
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One week after students completed the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of this year’s Common Core test, PS 10 (511 7th Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and 17th Streets) administrators, teachers, parents, and students took to the streets to protest what many are calling a disastrous testing experience. In a letter sent out to parents, PS
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Congratulations are in order for the track team at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School (500 19th Street, between Prospect Park West and 10th Avenue). Thanks to their partnership with the Prospect Park Track Club at last year’s Turkey Trot, a popular 5-mile Thanksgiving race in Prospect Park, the school received a check this week
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