Specials

Welcome To The 2019-2020 School Year At P.s. 172! We Are Excited To Be Your Children’s Cluster Teachers This Year. Generally, We See Your Children Once A Week For 50 Minutes.

Physical Education
Mr. Manley
Mmanley4@schools.nyc.gov
Class Description: Mr. Manley Teaches Physical Education To Grades Pre-k Through 5th. Students Will Participate In A Variety Of Physically Active Units Including Personal Fitness, Team Sports And Locomotor Skills. Students Will Display Cooperation, Teamwork, And Sportsmanship During All Activities. Students Are Expected To Come To Class Prepared, Ready To Participate And Put Forth Their Best Effort.
Coming Prepared: All Students Should Come To School Wearing Sneakers And Comfortable, Moveable Clothing (No Jeans, Please). Students Who Are Not Great At Tying Their Laces Should Wear Velcro Or Slip On Sneakers On Physical Education Days.


Music
Mr. Mannino
Fmannino3@schools.nyc.gov
Class Description: Mr. Mannino Teaches Music To Grades Pre-k Through 5th Grade. In Music, Students Will Have The Opportunity To Sing, Play Instruments, And Explore The Many Different Elements Of Music. Students Learn Many Different Rhythms To Help Them Perform Repertoire That Would Help Reinforce Their Musical Abilities.
Coming Prepared: In Grades 3, 4 And 5, Students Need Their Cluster Notebook (To Be Shared With Science And Dance Classes) And A Pencil. Students In Grades 3, 4, And 5 Will Also Need To Bring Their Specific Instrument That Will Be Given To Them During The Year.

Science
Ms. Powierski
Mpowier@nyc.school.gov
Class Description: Students Will Engage In Exciting Experiences That Will Motivate Them To Develop The Skills And Knowledge That They Need To Be Successful Scientists And Learners. Children Will Become Hands-on Learners And Will Be Exposed To Opportunities To Develop Their Observational, Problem Solving And Critical Thinking Skills. Through Inquiry And The Use Of Challenging And Stimulating Materials Students Will Increase Their Knowledge Base And Foster Their Natural Curiosity Of The World Around Them.
Coming Prepared: Students In 1st Through 5th Grade Need A Notebook, Folder, And A Pencil. Students In Grades 3 Through 5 Need To Have Their Homework /projects Completed When They Are Assigned.

Art
Ms. Sauer Mrs. Siskar
Esauer@schools.nyc.gov Csiskar@schools.nyc.gov
Class Description: Mrs. Siskar Teaches Art To Grades 1 And 2 And Class 5-309. Ms. Sauer Teaches Pre K, K, Class 209, And Grades 3-5. Students Will Have An Opportunity To Explore A Range Of Art Media And Develop Skills In Observation, Drawing, Painting, Collage, Sculpture, And Printmaking. Students Will Make Connections With Both Historical And Contemporary Art And Artists By Sharing Their Discoveries Through Verbal Discussions, Artmaking, And Writing. Visual Art Curriculum Is Aligned With Nys Arts Learning Standards Nyc Blueprint For Teaching And Learning In Visual Art.
Coming Prepared: Students In All Grades Pre K - Grade 5 Will Need An Art Shirt To Wear Over Their Clothing With Their Name On It. No Aprons Please. Grades 3-5 Also Need A Spiral Bound Sketchbook With Blank Pages.
Art Classroom Donations Appreciated: Baby Wipes, Clorox Wipes, Paper Towels, And Paper Plates.

Dance
Ms. Todras
Etodras@schools.nyc.gov
Class Description: Ms. Todras Teaches Dance To Grades Kindergarten Through 5. Students Learn About Cultural, Historical And Contemporary Dance Forms And Choreographers, Exploring A Range Of Movement Activities And Developing Skills In Dance-making, Improvisation And Choreography. Students Share Their Practice And Creations In Performances For Their Peers And Sometimes For You! Our Dance Curriculum Is Aligned With Nys Arts Learning Standards As Well As The Nyc Blueprint For Teaching And Learning In Dance.
Coming Prepared: All Students Should Come To School Wearing Sneakers And Comfortable, Moveable Clothing (No Jeans, Please). Students Who Are Not Great At Tying Their Laces Should Wear Velcro Or Slip On Sneakers On Dance Days. In Grades 3, 4 And 5, Students Need Their Cluster Notebook (To Be Shared With Science And Music Classes) And A Pencil.