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P.S. 396 was awarded and recognized as a
2014 Respect For All School!

The Musical Theater Club of P.S. 396 has already begun preparing for this years musical production. We are proud to announce that we will be performing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast jr. in May 2014. Check this website and school calendars for specific dates and times. 

See you there!

MTC club members and directors

A few weeks ago (12/5/13) the Musical Theater Club (MTC) were invited to meet and greet the cast and crew of Broadway’s Cinderella. The students were invited from a team of artists from Inside Broadway. A non-for profit educational organization that brings a taste of the “Magic” that is Broadway, into our New York City Public schools; as they by partner with as many Broadway production companies that produce and direct many popular Broadway hits!  

Inside Broadway also provides public schools with the opportunity to partner with resident artists who provide various workshops in the area of Theater Arts with educational leaders who would like to bring a taste of Broadway into their schools. 

Prior to obtaining 40 back stage passes for the entire MTC,

Dr. Camacho, Mr. Pellerin and Ms. Ermini were invited to an all-day Professional Development workshop, hosted by Inside Broadway. There they had the pleasure of meeting Nick Sala, director and promoter of Inside Broadway, and several other resident artists. Mr. Sala fell in love with P.S. 396, simply based on all he heard about this incredible school, and its amazing staff, students and parents! 

The 70-minute seminar allowed the students to see the labor that goes on behind the scenes; from lighting to props, costumes and even the sounds of music from beneath the orchestra pit. What an amazing sight to see! The MTC also heard a few musical numbers performed by a several cast members: Cinderella and the Prince. This was their favorite part. The beautiful Fairy who helps Cinderella convert into a beautiful princess also showed up to perform a duet with Cinderella. The MTC also got a chance to see how Cinderella’s pumpkin coach comes to life. From puppets to moving set designs, the MTC were in complete awe! They will never forget this incredible experience. Their experiences are now fond memories! The MTC were complemented for their amazing, respectful behavior. They truly demonstrated the 3R’s far from home. We are very proud of these young actors in the making! 

We look forward to future partnerships with Inside Broadway, so our students can experience the “Magic” that is Broadway, right in their very own backyard…at P.S. 396-“Broadway on Burnside.” 

Recap written by: Dr. Camacho Director of MTC 

To learn more about Inside Broadway, visit their website at www.insidebroadway.com.  

Moments before the actors hit the stage!


One Book, One School 
P.S. 396 students are participating in a, school-wide book club for the months of December and January. The book-club project is part of the One Book, One School Program. This program is designed to create a shared reading experience within a single elementary school community. A chapter book is chosen and every student and teacher reads that book together. Activities at school coordinate, promote and enrich the shared reading experience.  We are excited to announce our school has chosen the book Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White.  This classic children's novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.  Weekly trivia questions and school-wide activities are planned to encourage and reward attentive close reading and listening.  Parents are encouraged to speak with their children about the story at home so we can all be part of this special initiative. 

Check out our PS 396 Student of the Month "Flash Mob" Video! 
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Congratulations to our ASD Nest program!

Students and staff from our school are featured in videos on the NYU website, in celebration of their exemplary work. You can find the videos on the right-hand side of the following webpage: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/asdnest/

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