Brooklyn Education: P.S. 160 joins the Hour of Code

Recently, fifth-grade students at P.S. 160 partnered with first graders to learn computer coding. These are just two of the classes at the school that participated in the Hour of Code.

Organized by, the Hour of Code is a global initiative designed to introduce students to computer science. It is a one-hour introduction, intended to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. This is another effort promoted by P.S. 160 Principal Margaret Russo to help her students improve their STEM skills.

During the introductory hours, students used tutorials featuring Star Wars, Minecraft and Elsa from Frozen.

Jeff Lowell of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ office visited P.S. 160 to encourage schools in Brooklyn to take part in this computer initiative. Fifth-grade teacher Jean-Marie Kennedy worked with Borough President Adams’ office and Hour of to organize the event.

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The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe is always a very special time at Our Lady of Guadalupe School, with students of all ages learning more about the apparitions, which took place in Mexico almost 500 years ago. The appearance of Our Lady to Juan Diego is kept fresh and real for the students as the story is re-enacted after the feast day Mass by eighth-grade students.
Monsignor Romano, pastor and celebrant, spoke about his personal visit to the Mexican shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe during the homily.

The liturgy and performance were prepared by Religion and Mission Coordinator Elizabeth McManus and Religion Teacher Deborah Szal. The choral group led the congregation in singing, under the direction of Janet Cullen.
Sister Dolores Crepeau, CSJ, principal, thanked all those who were involved in the preparation of the liturgy, reminding everyone present to call on Our Lady of Guadalupe for help in times of worry and concern.

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Saint Bernard Catholic Academy partnered with Saint Saviour High School’s Gaelic Society for a “Sock-tober” collection. Socks were donated to the McFadden Brothers American Legion Post in Windsor Terrace to be distributed to veterans in Christmas care packages organized by the Legion’s volunteers.

Congratulations to Madeleine Cooke ’16 who designed this year’s artwork on the Saint Saviour Christmas card! The card will be sent to various supporters of the Saint Saviour community during the Christmas season.

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On December 6, Bishop Kearney High School’s chorus filled the Lands’ End Pop-Up Store in Manhattan with Christmas melodies, to the delight of shoppers and staff. Directed by the school’s principal, Elizabeth Guglielmo, and accompanied by Mary Greene, the students presented an hour-long performance of traditional and classical pieces.

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On December 13, families from the Lutheran Elementary School spread some early Christmas cheer. They visited the residents at the Norwegian Christian Home to sing and distribute homemade ornaments.

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