Art Class

          Mrs. McLean was selected to receive the “Distinguished Teacher Award” at the Holocaust Memorial Creative Art Contest Award Ceremony this year. This award recognizes her longtime participation in this contest and her hard work in assuring that the younger generation understands the lesson of the Holocaust.     

    Winning Art Contests

    Mrs. McLean’s creative art inspired her students and in turn secured PS 209’s contest winnings.

    A quote for Mrs. McLean: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires". - William Arthur Ward


    2015- First Place- Annual Holocaust Memorial Creative Art Contest – PS / IS 209 1st Place tied in the Intermediate School Division.

    2014- First Place-  Annual Holocaust Memorial Creative Art Contest – PS/ IS 209 1st Place in the Elementary School Division.

    2014 Aeropostale T-shirt Design Contest – PS/IS 209 2nd grader won the T-shirt design contest.

    Winning a contest and a birthday too!  

    Fit to a Tee!!


    Our prize-winning T-shirt from a second grader.

    Budding pop artist and PS 209 second grader Amna Ali sewed up the Aeropostale contest — “PS What Makes You Smile” — by designing a killer T-shirt. The very talented Amna won a $500 Aeropostale gift card and $5,000 for the school.

    Amna was selected from a nationwide pool of nearly 50,000 entries. Contestants were tasked to create an original design with “PS” incorporated into the artwork.

    Aeropostale reps presented the winnings to Principal Fran Locurcio and Amna. Amna was also celebrating her birthday on the day of the award presentation and was allowed the privilege of handing out 50 shirts featuring her wow design to her fellow students.

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