Rebecca Quiñones. Courtesy of ILA.Rebecca Quiñones, a second-grade dual-language Spanish teacher at Ditmas Park’s P.S. 139, has been named an honoree on the International Literacy Association (ILA)’s 30 Under 30 [https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/communications/literacy-today/ila-2021-30-under-30.pdf?sfvrsn=5279b38e_8] list for 2021.
Photo by David Ballew [https://unsplash.com/@daveballew?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/school?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] DITMAS PARK – P.S. 139 will be shutting down for 24 hours after a second staff
Sesame Street characters during the commercial. (Photo Hugo Smith/BKLYNER)Photo Hugo Smith/BklynerDITMAS PARK: Want to see some Sesame Street characters? Fiat Chrysler is filming a commercial featuring the characters today and tomorrow — and the location manager says neighbors are welcome to stop by. Neighbors watching (Photo Elan Rabiner/
Ginko Necklace. (Jewelry and photo by CJ Segal-Isaacson)This Sunday, the annual Art and Craft show [https://www.facebook.com/Art-and-Craft-780238918808296/] by the Flatbush Artists returns at P.S. 139 at Argyle Road near Cortelyou Road. This year, the show features more than 20 artisans and artists — many living and
PS 217 Unity rally, Monday, January 30. (Photo via Audrey Walen)This week, local parents are using the schoolyard to support for the scores of immigrant families at two Ditmas Park elementary schools, following a slew of executive orders this week banning refugees from entering the U.S [/demonstrators-gather-cadman-plaza-emergency-hearing-immigration-ban/]. P.
Screenshot courtesy NYC Department of Education. Read the full rezoning proposal here [http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/28FEC0C1-A79F-44C7-9685-728DFE1EC109/0/D22_Rezoning_Official_Presentation_vfinal.pdf] .[Update 9/28 at 12:45pm: The NYC Department of Education’s Office of District Planning released the full proposal online for the rezoning
This list is ongoing. If you have an event you’d like featured in our calendar, or if there’s anything we’ve left off, please let us know! Post your events in our community calendar [/blog/events/got-an-event-coming-up-share-it-on-our-new-calendar/] or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Introduction to Bird Watching
Photo via PS 139 Chess NinjasCongratulations to the PS 139 Chess Ninjas [https://www.facebook.com/Ps139ChessNinjas/]! At the US Chess Federation K-12 Grade National Scholastic Tournament [http://www.uschess.org/results/2015/k12/] December 4-6 in Orlando, Florida, both competing Chess Ninja teams placed! 3rd Grade Team: 8th in
Photo by KensingtonBKWe’re one week away from #GivingTuesday [http://www.givingtuesday.org/], a global day following Black Friday and Cyber Monday that focuses on giving back to the community. We can’t think of a better way to give back than helping our neighborhood schools. Donors Choose [http://www.
Image courtesy The Dad BeatsNeighbors, get ready for a night filled with music, dancing, food and more! Tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, everyone is invited to join our neighborhood’s much lovedThe Dad Beats [https://www.facebook.com/events/1553231998262957/]for a fundraiser for PS 139 [http://ps139.org/](330 Rugby
Tuesday, June 17, join zealous zoologists and burgeoning botanists alike at PS 139 [http://ps139.org] for the school’s Annual Science Night! Attendees can learn all about students’ super cool projects, get interactive with hands-on science rooms, and even check out a real “jungle gym.” The community is welcomed
Tom Montuori, a resident of Rugby Road for more than 50 years and a man some consider the Mayor of Ditmas Park [/blog/neighbors/talking-to-tom-montuori-the-mayor-of-ditmas-park], celebrates his 95th birthday today, March 19. http://youtu.be/-LkaMDuvKU8 This afternoon, third graders from PS 139 stopped by his house to sing “Happy
Thanks to neighbors like you, the Flatbush Development Corporation [http://fdconline.org/], Brooklyn Hearth [http://www.brooklynhearth.com/], the NYC Department of Small Business Services [http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/html/home/home.shtml], and not least of all generous Cortelyou businesses, October 10’s Cortelyou at Twilight [/blog/
If you missed Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s Ship of Tolerance [http://www.shipoftolerance.org/theshipoftolerao.html] last week at the DUMBO Arts Festival [http://dumboartsfestival.com], here’s another chance to check out the creations of some local students: from 11am-3pm on Sunday, October 6, the ship will be
A few weeks back, there was hope for vastly-improved sanitation conditions [/blog/education/is-your-childs-personal-information-safe-at-ps-139] outside the PS 139 [http://ps139.org/] schoolyard on Argyle Road–but as of last night and today, it seems like there might still be a bit of an issue. A neighbor who sent the photo
The PS 139 [http://ps139.org/] Parents Association will be hosting a carnival Saturday, June 15, to celebrate the end of the school year. From 12-4pm, families can enjoy: * A bouncy house and inflated slide * Games * Face painting * Glitter tattoos * Balloon animals * A magician * Live music * Cotton candy, popcorn, hot