Sunworks Morning Program
Our Sunworks Program provides students with a hands-on farming experience right inside the school in a hydroponic greenhouse. Year-round, students experience hands-on, project-based environmental science education. This innovative way of learning science is particularly effective for exploring modern-day issues of global concern. Water resource management, climate change, biodiversity, conservation, contamination, pollution, waste management, efficient land/rooftop use, food production, and nutrition are some topics covered within our curriculum. The Hydroponic STEM Lab is used to educate our students about the science of food, but also about nutrition and urban agriculture. Our students are learning critical science, technology, engineering and math concepts while they sustainably grow food in the classroom. The hands-on science learning opportunities have enhanced our students’ understanding of climate change and their ability to enact positive change. At the same time, they are acclimating their palates so that eating vegetables becomes a regular part of their diet. The positive impacts of this program will stretch many years into our students' futures.
New Victory Theater/SPARK
The New Victory offers our students a unique opportunity to participate in the New Victory Dance instruction that will be provided by a live teaching artist over Zoom/Google Meets as a residency for all students throughout the year. Third Graders will Explore a World of Arts in a virtual residency through instructional videos that explore theatrical performances from a different continent each week over ten weeks. Early Arts Learners is a program offered to children in 3K/PK and K that provides instructional videos to enhance arts learning in the early childhood grades. New Victory Education helps educators infuse creativity across the curriculum while encouraging students to become more expressive.
World Conservation Society
World Conservation Society provides professional development and support for our teachers which leads to an incredibly rich experience for students at school as well as virtual trips at the WCS Prospect Park Zoo and the New York Aquarium which are aligned to our Service Learning Themes.
Rising New York Road Runners
An incentive-based running program that reinforces the importance of living a physically active and healthy lifestyle. The children jog and exercise during gym and recess and their miles are logged into the computer and each month the New York Road Runners will send the children incentives as a reward for all of their efforts and staying healthy. In addition, the New York Road Runners share activities that the teachers can do in their classrooms as physical brain breaks as well as at home.
Move-to-Improve All-Star School
Move-to-Improve is a free classroom-based physical activity program that helps elementary school teachers enhance their lessons by integrating physical activity into academic instruction to get students moving. Move-to-Improve All-Star schools may count up to 40 minutes of Move-to-Improve activities each week to supplement the New York State Elementary PE requirement of 120 minutes per week, as well as the required frequency for each grade
Google for Education gives teachers and students a way to be organized and increase efficiency through collaboration. Students learn 21st-century problem-solving and the skills that they’ll use in their future careers. Teachers use google classroom to share documents and materials with students. Students are exposed to google coding through a Computer Science curriculum, as well as during our after school program for grades 1-4.
Computer Science for All
Through Computer Science for All (CS4All), our students learn to think with computers, instead of simply using computers to convey their thinking. Students will develop:
Apple provides a clear vision on how technology-rich environments support learning goals in the 21st Century. Through professional development for the staff, Apple has inspired teacher and student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. At QE there is device equity as all students and staff have the information technology capacity and devices needed for full participation in remote and blended learning.
Respect for All
Respect For All - During RFA week, we celebrate, highlight, and build upon ongoing diversity programs and curriculum-based instruction including promoting respect and addressing hate crimes. We engage students in meaningful lessons and/or other activities that focus on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying.