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NYC PTA EXPO

A Day of Health Awareness

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Back to School Night

New Student Orientation Flyer 2014

Hodori SONYC Afterschool Program

 

Hodori SONYC Afterschool is a free afterschool program hosted by EWSIS.

The program operates for 3 hours every school day (2:15 pm – 5:15 pm) and includes homework assistance, educational activities, extracurricular lessons, and leadership development. Enrolled participants will have a weekly extracurricular activity of choice, with options being Taekwondo, Fencing, Drama, Art & Craft, Dance, and Korean Drumming (subject to change). Also included is three free all-day field trips through the year.

If interested, please call (917-635-2333), e-mail (saenam@kafsc.org) or pick up an application packet at EWSIS Room 405H.

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Instead of sleeping in on a Saturday morning or video games over breakfast, thirty students participated in cleaning up Rachel Carson Playground, painting benches and garbage cans, planting flower beds, raking leaves, and just picking up trash that has been blown into the park.

Thirty East-West students

Thirty East-West students asisted Green Earth Urban Gardens and Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association with It’s My Park Day

Able students ready for a day of manual labor.

Smiling students ready for a day of manual labor.

Hanglong and Cheng Rong teaming up

Hanglong and Cheng Rong working together 

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This looks easier than it really is.

 

Jiong Yu

Jiong Yu!!!

Painting garbage cans

Painting garbage cans…

and benches

and benches…

and at times it got messy…

Volunteering has its reward

… but free pizza and t-shirt for volunteering has its satisfaction.

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East-West Dance Company "on the road"

East-West Dance Company took its first dancers’ “on the road” this week!

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Sixty-three dance students performed at the Ozanem Nursing home in Bayside to an enthusiastic crowd of Senior Citizens.

Synchronized dancing

Japanese Inspired Synchronized Marching

They presented dance styles including Hip Hop, Japanese Synchronized Marching and Jazz Dance.

Students also had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their love of dancing.

Students had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their love of dancing with the audience.

The Anime group, led by our exceptional Social Studies teacher, Mr. Oppenheim, sang a beautiful rendition of the song, “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen in Japanese!

After the show, the students gave cards and gifts, and had the opportunity to chat with the residents.

 

Cards, Gifts, and Flowers were given to the residents.

Cards, gifts, and flowers were given to the residents.

A huge thank you to Carolyn Cohen for spearheading the whole  idea and logistics of the trip, and our incredible Dance Teacher, Jennifer Brainsky, for inspiring our your performers.

A huge thank you to Mrs. Cohen for spearheading the idea and logistics of the trip, and our incredible Dance Teacher, Ms. Brainsky, for inspiring our your performers.

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Photo opportunity with Mrs. Cohen’s mom.

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Daddy’s little girl!

And for the finale, our students performed the MACARENA

And for the finale, our students performed the MACARENA!

It was a day full of learning and joy for all!

It was a day full of learning and joy for all!

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Inspired by our English Department’s Poem In Your Pocket Day, which was a school-wide initiative to foster a love and appreciation of poetry across all subject areas, Mrs. Pechersky’s 9th graders took this opportunity one step further to increase our students’ “international studies.”

Mrs. Pechersky writes: 

Thank you for bringing Poem in Your Pocket Day initiative to East-West! Our 9th graders celebrated it by having a special Global History class dedicated to Poems from around the World. In preparation to this event, each student was supposed to prepare a poem from a country (culture) of their choice. I encouraged them to ask their families for their favorite poems in their home language and to recite them in class in their original language.

The kids loved the idea! As the result, today’s presentations included poems, songs, and videos in Urdu, Japanese, Spanish, Bangla, Tagalog, Chinese, Yiddish, and English. We spoke about their common themes of love and friendship, men and women, parents and children, nature and seasons. We discussed how poetry transcends the borders by listening to the popular song version of the Russian translation of a poem by the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, who wrote it in the Bangla language. We noticed the challenges of creating singable (or equimetrical) translations that sacrifice the original words for the sake of rhyme and rhythm. Everyone received a copy of every poem recited in class. The homework assignment was to bring these poems home and to read them with someone outside of East-West. This was a real lesson in international studies and global citizenship!

Asher presents a poem translated from Urdu into English

Asher presents a poem translated from Urdu into English

Syed shares a poem he wrote

Syed shares a poem he wrote

Christian shares a poem from the Philippines in Tagalog and English

Christian shares a poem from the Philippines in Tagalog and English

Tayvon reads a Japanese haiku poem in English translation

Tayvon reads a Japanese haiku poem in English translation

 Ms. Ahmed and Ms. Pechersky – a poem, video, and song in Bangla, translated into English and Russian;


Mrs. Pechersky shares a Yiddish song animation film with the English and Hebrew translation of the lyrics.

Ms. Ahmed also shares a poem, video, and song in Bangla, translated into English

Ms. Ahmed also shares a poem, video, and song in Bangla, translated into English

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Ms. Pechersky also read a Russian poem translated into English.

Ms. Connor

Ms. Connor reads A Poem of Friendship in English

Lastly, Joesin read Love the Mexican Way, a Mexican poem in Spanish and English

Stay tuned for more poetry in English to come by Ms. Lee and Ms. Blitman.

 

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