Reasons To Be Proud
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
The Graduation Ceremony is a PS1 rite of passage. Each year, each grad stands in front of parents, teachers, and fellow students to address the crowd, and our Head of School prepares an individual honoring of each child.
Olders students return to the tradition of presenting Shakespeare under the Oak Tree. The first Circle Time and “public” performance in 15 months! Olders 4 students performed A Midsummer Night's Dream to a small audience of (socially distanced) students under the old oak tree 🎭
PS1 Pluralistic School has officially completed the Santa Monica Shines COVID Safety Assurance Program. This means that the City of Santa Monica recognizes PS1's dedication to safety and cleanliness during this COVID-19 era.
Hundreds of Grandparents, Special Friends, Parents, Teachers and Staff gathered for this online extravaganza! Join us for words of welcome from Grandparent host Carleen Glasser, a share from Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning Nancy Harding, a digital campus tour from Director of Admissions and Alumni Relations Beth Kemp, a festive Circle Time hosted by Music Specialist Virginia Seaman and a kickoff greeting from Head of School and Founder Joel Pelcyger - there was something for everyone in this fun-filled day!
PS1 welcomed back students in grades K-6 for the (re-)start to our Hybrid Program. The students are happy... The teachers are happy... It feels like the first day(s) of school. In many ways it is the first day(s) of school!
It is with enormous pleasure that we announce the appointment of Jij de Jesus as the first ever PS1 Associate Head of School, effective July 1, 2021. Jij (pronounced "Jay") comes to us from Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has served as Lower School Principal since 2015.
Students in the Green Class (grades 1-2 equivalent) honored Inauguration Day with conversations about what they would do as President and explored the theme of Unity in President Biden's Address.
A primary purpose of Pluralism in Education is To educate every PS1 student in the way that works best for them. One way all Clusters at PS1 facilitate this is to investigate the notion of Growth Mindset. Learning about Growth Mindset helps students develop resilience and a strong sense of self as they face challenges and adversity.
Please enjoy a few highlights from Blue students as they share things they like/accept about themselves. Students listened to the story I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont to identify characteristics they admire about themselves, and qualities their Growth Mindset can help them improve.
Cordinated by PS1's music specialist Virginia, students showcased their gratitude by creating this "Good Job" video. The entire community gathered virtually to celebrate the holiday season and teachers and parents had their hearts warmed by this incredible tribute!
PS1 is incredibly honored to Co-Host an upcoming discussion with Professor Ibram X. Kendi on December 2nd from 5:00-6:00pm. To register and receive the Zoom link, CLICK HERE.
PS1's Community Service Committee thanks everyone who participated in the PS Serves sock and underwear drive, benefiting The People Concern. This may have been our most successful drive to date! Residents received the socks and underwear on Monday along with a delivery of tasty cookies.
PS1 Has Officially Earned A Green Business Certification! The application process took almost a year and we thank Brad and Ani for working tirelessly from start to finish. The certification signifies and recognizes excellence in the many steps PS1 continues to take to incorporate sustainable practices into our operations.
Parents, Alumni Parents, Friends: Join us on November 17 @ 5:30 PM
Back by popular demand! Dolly Klock has been a favorite speaker the past few years at PS1 and we are honored to have her join us again.
This workshop will help parents recognize the difference between moodiness and mood disorders, and provide tools for making room for kids' big feelings while regulating our own adult emotions in the process.