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Bank Street School for Children 2nd Graders Clean Up the Hudson River

Posted by Katie Peshut on May 11, 2013

On Saturday, May 11, School for Children 7/8s (2nd grade) students, their teacher, Danette Lipten, and parents, selflessly volunteered to spend the day picking up trash along the shoreline of the Hudson River in northern New Jersey. Ever since Danette began teaching the Hudson River curriculum in the 7/8s, she ...

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On Race & Football: Documentary Filmmaker & Former NFL Player Visit SFC 8th Graders

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 23, 2013

On April 19, School for Children 13/14s (8th grade) students were treated to a very special educational experience when documentary filmmaker Theresa Moore and former NFL player Walter Beach III visited their classroom. Moore showed the students a portion of her documentary film Third and Long: The History of African ...

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The School for Children Is Reducing Its Ecological Footprint with a Composting Initiative

Posted by Katie Peshut on April 23, 2013

On Monday, April 15, the School for Children (SFC) launched a composting initiative in the cafeteria and kitchen, due in large part to the focused efforts of the Parents Association's Green Action Committee. Green Action Committee member and first-year parent Laura Sametz spearheaded this initiative after helping to implement a

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On Bullying: Bank Street Hosts Author Emily Bazelon

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 23, 2013

On March 13, Bank Street School for Children hosted acclaimed journalist Emily Bazelon, author of the bestseller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. A senior editor at Slate who has appeared on The Colbert Report, Bazelon is a leading voice ...

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School for Children 6th Graders Discuss Stereotypes on Book Cover Art with Knopf Editors

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 20, 2013

On March 13, School for Children (SFC) 6th grade students (11/12s) met with Knopf editors Erin Clarke and Michelle Frey for a conversation about cover design and marketing decisions. The impetus for this meeting began back in October during a booktalking session with Children's Librarian Allie Bruce. An 11-year-old girl ...

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Project Cicero Book Drive A Success

Posted by Katie Peshut on March 11, 2013

The School for Children once again participated in the annual Project Cicero Book Drive, which is designed to create – or supplement – school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools. This year's drive was a great success - the Bank Street community collected and ...

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School for Children 8th Graders Host 2nd Annual Antigone Film Festival

Posted by Katie Peshut on February 05, 2013

On February 1, 2013, the 13/14s (8th grade) class hosted its second annual Antigone Film Festival, debuting original film adaptations of the classic Greek play, Antigone, by Sophocles. This festival was the culmination of a lot of hard work, with students working in small groups to write screenplays and then ...

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Creating a Mural in the School for Children

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 20, 2012

Submitted by a 10/11s (5th grade) student: This fall, the 10/11s painted a mural in the stairwell. The mural compares food, celebrations, transportation, and education in China to those parts of culture in New York City. We did this so people were able to see the similarities and the differences ...

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Author R.J. Palacio Visits Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 20, 2012

On December 18, 2012, the Bank Street auditorium was packed with School for Children 9/10s - 13/14s (4th - 8th grade) students, teachers, and other members of the Bank Street community, all eager to hear author R.J. Palacio speak. Everyone had read all or part of Wonder, Palacio's debut novel. ...

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School for Children 5th Graders Help With Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts in Riverside Park

Posted by Katie Peshut on December 12, 2012

Bank Street School for Children 10/11s (5th grade) students spent their community time on November 30, 2012 helping Riverside Park recover from Hurricane Sandy. Two of the students described the afternoon's work: We went down to the park at 1:30 PM, split up into groups of 4 or 5, and ...

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