Welcome Party Recap
Our PS 8 community has gained some new additions – over 100 in fact! One day before PS 8 officially opened its doors for the school year, incoming kindergarten and new 1st grade families gathered together at BBP Pier 2 for a Welcome Party. Wearing color-coded name tags, kids were able to search for others who would be in their class, adding to the excitement (and calming the nerves) of getting back in a classroom.
In between face painting and crafting, kids had fun working out their energy on the swings and playground equipment. Brand new, brightly-colored tees were debuted the Pop-Up Store, much to everyone’s delight. Kids have been proudly showing off their school spirit in the halls during these first weeks of school.
Special thanks to our Welcome Committee and Co-VPs of Events for putting together such a fantastic event!
Celebr8 Diversity Recap
Last Thursday we celebrated the richness of diversity at PS 8 with our annual potluck, an event that was filled with cultural pride, music, dance, delicious food, and fun for all. No less than 50 families brought scrumptious homemade dishes and activities to honor their cultural backgrounds and share them with our community.
Some of the many highlights included baked beans and cornbread to celebrate African-American culture; onigiri and origami representing Japan; favorite Jewish treats, rugulech and hamantashen; arroz con gandules and cheesecake flan for Puerto Rican pride; coconut curry chickpeas and macaroni pie from Trinidad and Barbados; stroopwafels from the Netherlands; and rainbow everything for LGBTQ!
Thanks to all the families and staff who came out to the joyous celebration. A special thanks to our incomparable dance teacher Alexis Garay for the extra special merengue lesson. Wepa!