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Where we document events that happened outside our school.

Green Team at the Sustainability Expo

First Annual Sustainability Expo

May 22, 2017

SPS Green team did an amazing job at the First Annual Sustainability Expo. Our team presented all our recycle, reuse, and reduce programs in our school.

Xu Xin Gao is a winner!

Xu Xin Gao is a winner at the 31st annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest

May 16, 2017

Congratulations! Our student, Xu Xin Gao has been selected as a winner for the outstanding art entry submitted to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s 31st annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. The entry was beautifully executed and shows genuine understanding of – and appreciation for – New York’s water resources. More than 1,700 watershed and New York City students participated in the contest this year.

Zero Waste Schools Tweet

SPS Students were featured in a Zero Waste School Tweet

March 27, 2017

@NYCschools teachers, win giveaways & cash prizes for your school with the Zero Waste Schools Awards! Apply today:

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One World Observatory


Program Provided New York City Students Opportunity to Visit and Tour One World Observatory and Submit an Illustration to be Sold Onsite with All Proceeds to Benefit Winning School

New York - July 21, 2016

The fourth grade class at PS 169 Sunset Park (Brooklyn) won the first city-wide schools initiative hosted by One World Observatory and its founding partner JetBlue, the organizations jointly announced today.

The program, held from February through June of the 2015-16 academic year, invited New York City school students to tour One World Observatory and after the completion of their visit, collaborate on an illustration depicting their experience, with each class submitting one entry. The winning submission, created by the fourth grade class at PS 169 Sunset Park, will be reproduced in postcard format and sold onsite in the Observatory gift shop for the duration of the summer season. All proceeds of the postcard sales will go back to PS 169 Sunset Park.

The winning artwork, a collective effort by the students of PS 169 Sunset Park, features historic landmarks visible from the Observatory, including the Statue of Liberty, as well as figures of students taking in aspects of the experience, such as the dynamic Sky Portal. The artwork includes in colorful, handwritten text, “We Are One!”

In total, 111 city schools participated in the program, with more than 3,500 students visiting One World Observatory and receiving the opportunity to view the city and surrounding area from more than 1250 feet above the ground.

Class trips were awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, through an online entry system. Each trip covered 32 student tickets and three complimentary adult tickets.

The program is part of an ongoing community service initiative between the Observatory and JetBlue, designed to give back to the community.