Reasons To Be Proud
The Spring 2020 Issue of Periscope is HERE! Click to read about the school-wide theme of Perspectives. And make sure to view the special section on the 1970s to learn about how PS1 got its start.
Grandparents of PS1 students and alumni were invited to a special garden and architecture tour at the Getty Center. This very unique opportunity was hosted by the Getty Center's Grounds Supervisor of 30+ years (and PS1 special friend) Michael DeHart.
Students in both Middles Cluster classes learned about Chumash daily life by investigating their natural environment, customs, traditions, and resources.
Kobi Yamada, author of What Do You Do With an Idea, video-chatted with PS1 students about his book, his inspiration for writing it, and what it takes to be a published author. Students were excited to ask him so many questions about the book and his writing process, including, "Why does the egg on the cover wear a crown?" and, "How did you think of the topic for the book?"
Collaborative group work at PS1 is a core tenet of our philosophy around how we teach and learn. Learn the how's, why's, and benefits of this aspect of our academic program, Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Veteran teacher Billy traveled overseas during winter break to volunteer at the Center of HOPE Daycare in the Philipppines and serve the local community.
PS1 students prepare an annual Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors at Step Up On Second, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide "compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental health issues, and persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness, to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community."
What a great way to spend a Sunday at PS1. The campus has never been so transformed! This year's Family Festival's Harvest Carnival featured smiling faces, delicious food, and the fun of carnival games.
We've had our Annual Life After PS1 event! Read more in our article below!
Many ask the question, "How do we differentiate for the range of learners in a multi-age class (with a two-year age range)?" The answer isn't as complicated as it seems. Read on to learn more!
The PS1 community prides itself on being inclusive and multi-generational. A wonderful way for grandparents to be involved is through our grandparents' Memoir Club. Additional events include art walks, picnics, and our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day. CLICK HERE to view our most recent Art Walk.
The 2019-2020 school year (PS1's 49th year!) kicked off on Wednesday with tons of bubbles and cheers! We came together to Celebrate the Many and Build One community - making connections between those who are returning to PS1 and those who are just beginning. Welcome to all!
The "Portrait of a PS1 Graduate" is the result of a one-and-a-half year research project we performed to determine the salient characteristics of a PS1 graduate.
When your child turns twelve, what can you expect will characterize them as people, friends, students, and colleagues - both personally and interpersonally? Our research garnered the following benefits: our graduates, year in and year out, are Self-Aware; Respectful; Expressive; Inquisitive; Collaborative; Problem-Solver; Connected; Proactive; and Prepared.
The new issue entitled, "Learning Expeditions" journeys into the WHY behind the exciting and stimulating trips our students take during the year, highlighting examples throughout the Clusters. Combined with updates from our empowered alumni, and reflections from recent events and traditions, it's an issue you won't want to miss! CLICK HERE to read it online.