Wednesday, July 30, 2014
News and Announcements 

PS 24 School Policies
PS 24 Newsletter - September 2013
PS 24 Calendar - May 2014

Social-Emotional Programs Target Students' Long-Term Behavior
October 14, 2013  by Liana Heitin
Teachers using social-emotional learning to manage student behavior say they are encouraging more than just compliance—they're working to build more responsible and empathetic people
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  First graders react to the question, "What face do you make when your mother compliments you?" with smiles of laughter and joy during a class session called "Feeling Faces" at Public School 24 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The school is one of a growing number using social-emotional learning curricula to help students recognize and regulate their emotions, understand others’ perspectives, and resolve conflicts.
—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week 

Curriculum Statements
This year we have developed Curriculum Statements that explain what students will learn during the school year.  Curriculum Statements are sent home every 2-3 months for all grades to inform families of the content and skills that will be taught during each new unit and to provide them with helpful suggestions for how to support their children at home. more>> 

Infectious Enthusiasm: A CookShop Teacher

Although this is only Daisy Carusillo’s second year implementing the Food Bank’s CookShop Classroom curriculum at PS 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, she handles the job like an old pro. more>>
Dental Services for Students at PS 24
Lutheran School-Based Health Center is currently providing dental services at PS 24. The School-Based Dental Clinic (SBDC) provides preventive and restorative services including; dental exams, dental hygiene treatments, fluoride treatments, sealants, and fillings. See letter for more information>>

PBS  Highlights PS 24’s Social Emotional Learning  (SEL)

On July 21, 2009 the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer aired a segment on the remarkable success of PS 24’s Social Emotional Learning Program in partnership with Morningside Center. The segment highlights Morningside’s classroom-based 4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution), an innovative, research-based approach for fostering students' social and emotional learning. more>>

See PBS video about PS 24!



    The U.S. Department of Education's Doing What Works website identifies best practices in schools across the country. The USDOE has chosen to highlight PS 24’s partnership with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. This partnership has grown into a comprehensive, school-wide initiative that fosters students' social and emotional learning that can "reduce behavior problems in elementary school classrooms."


Edutopia, the website of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, features a program where 4-5 students in every K-2nd grade classrooms are selected to be trained by older students to take leadership in their classrooms to help manage conflicts and support children when they are upset. 
See the Edutopia video about PS 24!