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Back to School Prep with PS 557


Back to School Prep with PS 557

Let's welcome the students of PS 557 back to school with open arms and care packages to help get them through the year.

Volunteers are invited to help pack bags with hygiene kits and all of the school supplies that students need to face the coming year proudly.

All packaged supplies will be donated by New York Cares.

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At Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School, staffers encourage children to investigate and explore. A sense of curiosity and a willingness to ask questions are seen as a plus. The heart of the curriculum is social studies, science and the arts, with a special focus on gardening in a nearby park. Children engage in extended projects in which they plan, discuss, write, read, draw, and build. 100% of students receive free lunch.