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New Faces at P.S. 81

This year, as P.S. 81 teachers and staff welcomed back their students, they also welcomed a new face - CFK’s new School Manager, Zareta Ricks. Zareta coordinates CFK’s programs at P.S. 81 and builds relationships with students, teachers, administrators, parents and volunteers. She is also the School ...Learn More

New Faces at P.S. 15

This year, as P.S. 15 teachers and staff welcomed back their students, they also welcomed a new face - CFK’s new School Manager, Alyxe Lett. Alyxe coordinates CFK’s programs at P.S. 15 and builds relationships with students, teachers, administrators, parents and volunteers. Here at CFK, Alyxe works ...Learn More

Summer in September ’13: The JC Works Its Magic Again!

On September 26, the CFK Junior Council hosted their Summer in September event to support P.S. 15 and P.S. 81. The crowd at Hudson Terrace was decked out in their summer best (and then accessorized with props from the step-and-repeat). As expected, Summer in September was a blast, and the Junior Council ...Learn More

The Story Pirates’ New First Mates at P.S. 15

Excitement is in the air as the students eagerly await the Story Pirates’ inaugural performance of original P.S. 15 work. The anticipation is palpable. Instead of the usual hallway chatter, the third and fourth grade students have been focused on whose work will be presented. Equally exciting ...Learn More

First Grade: Face to Face

After a semester of hard work in their museum residency, first graders from P.S. 81 excitedly headed to the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA). Their purpose: to both explore the gallery as well as create their own art in the studio space. Since January, every first grader at P.S. 81 has been attending ...Learn More

Ninjas, Pop Rocks and Turtles

Normally on the Friday before Spring Break you can tell that everyone’s mind is on one thing only... vacation! But last Friday there was a different kind of excitement in the air at P.S. 81. The Story Pirates were setting up in the auditorium, and the classrooms were all buzzing with anticipation. ...Learn More

School Beautification Day at P.S. 15

ps-15-logo On Saturday, March 23rd over 50 volunteers descended on P.S. 15 for our very first School Beautification Day at our newly adopted partner school. As a team, we transformed hallways and refreshed classrooms to warmly greet students and teachers when they arrive back from ...Learn More

Bowl for Kids 2011: It’s a Wrap

After the liquor bottles were all put away, after the silent auction items went to good homes, after the CFK staff finally managed to sneak in a full night’s rest, we counted up the total income from this year’s Bowl for Kids… $188,232. Bowl for Kids 2011 Slideshow Which is ...Learn More

The Dinosaurs Were Enormous (and other useful lessons)

On a good day, P.S. 160 in Jamaica, Queens, is about 30 minutes from the American Museum of Natural History --that’s if there’s no traffic, no construction and none of the bizarre incidents that so often hinder movement above ground in the greater NYC area. In other words, on every day except ...Learn More

Bowl for Kids 2010

The wild success of last week’s Bowl for Kids event left us with quite a conundrum here in the office. Is there a bowling metaphor, we wondered, that would accurately convey how ecstatic we were with the turnout and energy at Thursday’s event? Call it a strike, turkey, kingpin or a smorgasbord of ...Learn More