Education Matters

SELC Shows Their Appreciation for Mothers

BY AMANDA MOSES The Starrett Early Learning Center (SELC) kicked-off their Mother’s Day celebration on Thursday, May 9th with a fun breakfast at their 125 Schroeders Avenue location. Mothers and…

Spring has Sprung at the SCRF UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES Spring has finally sprung! The cold dreary weather has now been replaced by rainclouds and warmer days. It is now the season of flowers and sowing seeds…

Intergenerational Gardening

BY AMANDA MOSES Over the course of the winter and early spring months, Garden Edu-cator Jacqui Roytman hosted indoor gardening lessons for students and members of the Spring Creek Senior…

Students Celebrate Earth Day By Making Fruit Salads

BY AMANDA MOSES On April 12th, the Starrett Early Learning Center (SELC) kicked off their Earth Day celebration early by incorporating their monthly cooking lessons with making salads. The children…

Celebrating Teacher’s Day: A Spotlight on Local Schools

May 7th marks Teacher’s Day, which is a time to show educators our appreciation for their contributions, patience, and dedication to their work. Local schools in the Spring Creek Towers’…

IS 364 Students Build Hydroponic Units

BY AMANDA MOSES Spring is finally here, and with the ensuing beautiful weather and blossoming flowers begins outdoor lessons in the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC)….

IS 364 Students Learn About Simple Machines

BY AMANDA MOSES In March, IS 364 students in Laura Saccomanno’s sixth grade science class studied simple ma-chines. The children discussed devices such as: a wheel and axle, pulley, blinds,…

New York International Children’s Film Festival

BY AMANDA MOSES Lights, Cameras, Action! On March 16th, the Spring Creek After School Program’s Media Club went on their very first field trip to the New York International Children’s…

Spring Creek After School Family Paint and Sip Night

BY: PAMELA STERN On November 8th, the Spring Creek After School Program hosted a Paint and Sip night from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for the families of children enrolled…

Spring Creek After School Program Celebrates Black History

BY AMANDA MOSES On March 13th, the Spring Creek After School Program held their annual Black History Month show in PS 346 for parents, teachers, and fellow students. Event coordinators,…

Fun During Midwinter Recess

BY: PAMELA STERN While most children spent their midwinter recess engaging in social media, and resting at home, students in the Spring Creek After School Program and Teen Central boarded…

Creating Sub-Irrigated Planters

BY AMANDA MOSES One of the many lessons Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman instills in her students is the importance of recycling. She has told her classes that when we re-use…

Read Across America

By Pamela Stern Read Across America is an initiative created by the National Education Association, which began in National Read Across America Day is held on the school day closest…

Full STEAM Ahead for Local Middle Schools

BY AMANDA MOSES On October 10th, the principals of local middle schools Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) VIII and Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 were awarded hefty STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,…

Tapping Into Creativity with Family Paint Night

BY AMANDA MOSES Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364’s mission is to “cultivate a dynamic environment of advance thinkers, high achievers, and model citizens.” It is through this teaching model that…