Reasons To Be Proud
We were thrilled to have a recent visit from Janene Ward, Associate Director of Elementary Education from UCLA Mathematics Project. Janene was on campus for two days, working with students & providing on-site professional development for teachers in Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI).
The Orange class (grades K&1) has been busy! In math they are learning about length and measurement. What is the best object to use as a non-standard unit to measure a long line?
In their Imaginative Inquiry project, Middles students took on the role of Coastal Commission Employees to examine and reimagine the Santa Monica Pier to restore balance between natural and human systems.
We were honored to welcome so many grandparents and special friends to campus on February 10th. We celebrated with a special Community Circle Time in their honor, delicious food, photo booths, classroom visits, and lots and lots of fun! Thank you to all of our visitors from near and far who spent their day with us.
CLICK HERE to read the latest edition of our digital magazine, highlighting our school-wide theme of Sharing Our Planet.
See classrooms and curriculum in action, reminisce about traditions and celebrations from this fall, and hear what our incredible alumni are up to!
The Board of Directors announced on Nov. 17 the appointment of Susannah Wolf as its next Head of School. She was selected from an impressive pool of candidates following an extensive nationwide search and will succeed the Interim Head of School, Erik Carlson, on July 1, 2023.
The Community Service Committee would like to thank the entire school community for making this the best sock and underwear drive to date. Thank you to administrators, teachers, parents, and especially the kids who rallied to help PS Serves. We had hundreds of items that we walked over and delivered to our neighbors at Turning Point Transitional Housing.
Students in grades 2 & 3 are focused on instructional writing. They are working on writing building directions for a design of their own creation that classmates can follow. Students will learn how to sequence steps, write command sentences, create text features like a table of contents and glossary, and even create an All About the Author page and book blurb.
In The Studio, Middles students create working models of windmills or wind turbines. Using everyday materials like cardboard paper cups, students begin to learn and understand the aerodynamics and function of the windmill, one of the best methods to transform wind energy into electrical energy.
We welcomed back 14 PS1 alumni on Oct. 18 for our annual Life After PS1 event. Students from a range of high schools (public and independent) returned to talk about their experiences in middle and high school, discuss how PS1 set the foundation for their education. The audience was moved by their personification of PS1's Portrait of a Graduate.
This coming year the (online) events are occurring on November 17th 2022, January 19th 2023 and March 9th, 2023. as well as the "Follow up Discussion & Dialogue" sessions occurring on December 1st, January 26th and March 26th.
Previous speakers have included Ibram X. Kendi and Van Jones.
Though it is a small act, choosing to go digital instead of printing and mailing thousands of copies each year helps us to reduce our carbon footprint and uphold our school's long-standing commitment to sustainability.
Click to watch Lina give a tour of the Art Room and an overview of the Art curriculum throughout the clusters and grade levels.
Click to watch Erik address the whole school during our first Community Circle Time of the school year! Learn how We Can Change The Weather... Together, and hear a brief introduction of our new Student Reporter feature. Scroll down to read more about our all-school Circle Times, which will take place on most Friday mornings (usually under the oak tree).