Education / Food
PAL Thanksgiving is a feast to remember Thanksgiving came early at PS 48. Friends and family of the students who participate in the PAL’s afer-school program at the school enjoyed a holiday meal together on Nov. 22. The food, donated by parents and employees, added Hispanic dishes to the traditional [...]
Since 2008, the PAL in Hunts Point has been working with children at the school on Spofford Avenue, providing a safe environment where students from age five to 11 can mix play with learning about a variety of subjects.
A teacher uses gospel music to transform some formerly rowdy preteens into music enthusiasts.
The award-winning music program at PS 48, the Joseph Rodman Drake School, is looking for a few good friends, or, better still, lots and lots of good friends, to join a Facebook campaign sponsored by the Target stores to bring funds to schools. For every vote the school gets between [...]
Although the cruel reality of budget cuts has hit every corner of the city, including Hunts Point, the students at PS 48 are trying not to let it bring them down. Students at the elementary school on Spofford Ave. have entered a musical contest called Glee Give a Note in [...]
Education / News
Her hands over heart, a passionate young woman reflects on how deeply she has fallen in love. She can’t tell the man she loves him, because she’s in disguise as a boy to protect herself from unwanted advances, and he thinks they can be buddies. Besides, the man she loves [...]
Third-to-sixth grade girls from the Police Athletic League on Longwood Avenue and from PS 48 Elementary School joined young girls across the city on March 18 to celebrate the second annual GirlSport Day.
Education / Jobs / Politics
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. In Hunts Point and Longwood, Banana Kelly High School would stand to lose five of its 27 teachers to the Mayor’s buzzsaw, while the high school with which it shares a building [...]
By Venita Virgia Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org For families of students from Bronx Charter School for the Arts, St. Athanasius, MS 424 and PS 48, Thanksgiving came early. They gathered at The Point CDC on Nov. 19, for a celebratory potluck dinner, joined by City Year, the organization of young volunteers who [...]