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Archive for May, 2014

P.S. 119 on Page One of May Service in Schools Newsletter


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More Magnet Exposition 2014 by Mr. Johnson

Legacy Awards 2014 with Paula Held and Howard Teitelbaum: Class of 1950

Dear Paula and Howard,

How are you? I am just writing this letter to thank you for the amazing interview. My dad is going to take a trip to Bangladesh (maybe), so if I win I will actually use it for the childrens’ (poor) education. I heard that many children from Bangladesh, my country, do not get an education. So, I am willing to use the money for their education. But if I don’t win, I will try to raise money for their education. Paula, I also remembered all of my teachers from Pre-K to 5th grade, like how you remembered all your teachers from Kindergarten to 8th grade! I always remember them because I love them, like you. Thank you so much for coming to our school each year. P.S. 119 appreciates it ALOT! I learned alot about you and our school’s history too. I never knew that P.S. 119 use to go up to 8th grade before. Therefore, you two are the bestest people that ever interviewed ME! Thank you again. Sincerely, Noshaabah Murad

Dear Paula and Howard,

Thank you for the wonderful interview. I had a great time and it was nice to hear what PS 119 was like when we didn’t go here. It was very nice to meet you also and i hope when I am in junior high school I can come back and visit and see you. I didn’t get to finish my resume,but when I do there will be a lot added to it. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Aneesa Zaragoza

Dear Paula and Howard,

Thank you so much for visiting PS.119. It was a complete honor to have you. I really hope you liked my essay. I am very thankful that you are taking time to read my essay. I really wish you well Paula and Howard.–Kayla Layne


9/11 By Ivan 4-203

The chief cried ‘Theres a fire!” The alarm came on in the fire station. I thought to myself “the time has come”. The Twin Towers are on fire.The team went down the pole. We put on our gear. My heart started beating when we started  getting close to the fire.  One of the team members said “I love my family” I said ‘we are going to survive”. Everbody said “No way”. I looked  at the fire covering every part of the building. The driver said “Good Luck!” There was  so much children  and adults screaming and running around. The news stations were recording us. We started to walk closer A firefighter said ” I ‘ll get the hose”. His hand was shaking like crazy! I opened the door.  The only thing I saw was fire. I thought to myself ” It is all over’…

My Day at Sahara Sam’s Water Park By Keshon Blackman 5-305

On Sunday May 25th My family and I took a 2 and an half  hour ride to West Berlin New Jersey.  The ride was boring, but it  was worth it.


We went to Sahara Sam’s Water Park. It was fun and and different. Most water Parks are outdoor. But this one was Indoor and Outdoor.  I went in lots of pools. I went in a pool with basketball hoops and basketball’s. It was perfect because they were two of my favorite things combined Basketball and pools. I played basketball for a little while then went to the “Tim-Buk-Tu Tree Fort”. It had this Giant Bucket of water that filled up  and then splash the water all over you. It also had a long water tube. When I went in there it was very dark. The slide went around in many loops. After that there was a hot tub.  I would have relaxed in the hot tub for the whole day. Unfortunately I couldn’t because  you had to be 18 years or older. Then we went to the Beach Club where there was a wave pool. I did not know it was a wave pool. This is How I found out. The pool was from 1-6 feet deep. I can’t swim but I can stand up in the water and float. I went down to where the water was 5 feet deep. I was just relaxing enjoying the pool until I heard a buzzer that sounded like a shot clock buzzer. I was looking around wondering what it was then I saw this massive wave. The wave pushed me away from the pool (that’s how strong it was). It pushed me from 5 feet to 4 feet, from 4 feet to 3 feet, and so on until I reached 1 foot.


Unfortunately, I am sick today for being in the pool for so long. I don’t care because I had fun!


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Dr. Farkas Invitation By Keshon Blackman

Dear Dr. Farkas,

I would like to invite you to the Legacy Award interviews on Tuesday May 27th.

It would be an honor for you to come.

Fellow students including myself of P.S.119 wrote essay’s for the “Legacy Awards”.  We had to write about community service work that we have performed. For  instance, I wrote about community service work such as the “At your Service Crew” and Rockademics. The AYS crew is a lunch time service crew that give up their recess to help teachers. Rockademics is a program that write’s educational songs to teach children through music. We will be interviewed on Tuesday May 27th about our essay’s. Also it might be nice for you to meet the class of  1950 alumni who sponsor the community service legacy essays for nine years running.

It will be very nice if you can come. The students will be excited. Mirror Mirror on the wall who’s the best superintendent of all them all? “Dr. Farkas”



Keshon Blackman

What is Memorial Day? By Keshon Blackman

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial day is held every year on the last Monday of May Memorial Day is a Day of memory. A day to remember the troops that died for our country. Before this day was called “Decoration Day”. That holiday was to remember all troops that died during the “Civil War”. But now this day is to remember all american troops.

Things people do on this day:

  • Have a BBQ
  • Gravestones AT Arlington National Cemetery are decorated with american flags.
  • flag of united sates is raised to top of pole then lowered to half of pole until noon
  • Have a parade
  • Concert on west lawn of U.S. Capitol

Events relating to this day:

  • Indy 500 an auto race that is held. the Sunday before Memorial Day
  • Coca-Cola 600 an auto race held later  the day of the Indy 500





Dear Ms. McCray by Amaya Mayers typed by Furqan Khan 5-305

Dear Ms. McCray,

Our school would like to have Pre-K kids in our school because it would help them.  Our school will guide them and teach them right from wrong.

I love it here because all of the teachers and the principals help you with your problems.  They guide you through life. For example, all the teachers guide me now so when I go to 6th grade I can get guided from the other teachers. Did I mention, “that P.S.119 is like a mother to me”?  P.S.119 is a mother to me because it helps me like a mother does. Also the teachers are caring. They are like a friend. We will welcome the children here in P.S.119. Also I like this school because of the programs and fun. All the fifth graders have an opportunity to perform community service. Therefore, we can help grades K-3.

So please listen to what I just told you. I know you like it when people are happy so make our hopes come true by making our school happy and prosperous with Pre-Kindergarden. 


Bold words are revisions by Furqan.



List of Brazils Food By Khushpreet Kaur 5-303

      Hey do you guys know the taste of Brazilian food?Brazilian cuisine was developed from indigenousEuropean, and African influences.That means it was a mix of different regions.


Brazils food

*Empanada –   (The traditional Spanish empanada is not at all typical in Brazil or even known by that name, but variations of it are heavily present in different shapes, recipes and names.) 

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*Pacoca –    (It’s the name of two very different Brazilian foods. In Northeastern Brazil, especially in FortalezaCeará, and in Rio Grande do Norte, paçoca is the name of a dish made of carne de sol (sun-dried beef), cassava flour and red onions, ground together in a mortar (pilão). In other regions of Brazil, paçoca is actually a candy made of ground peanuts and sugar pressed together.)


* Salgado –   (Many different kinds of finger food which can be small (for parties) or bigger (for bakeries, as snacks and even replacing meals), usually consisting of dough wrapped around chopped meat, chicken, ham and/or cheese.)


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* Beijinho – (Beijinho is a typical Brazilian birthday party candy prepared with condensed milk, grated desiccated coconut, rolled over caster sugar or grated coconut and topped with a clove. It’s the coconut version of the Brazilian brigadeiro. When rolled, it can be covered with granulated sugar or grated coconut. Traditionally a single dried clove is stuck in the top of the candy)


*Brigadeiro – ( Brigadeiro is a simple Brazilian chocolate bonbon usually served at birthday parties and also as dessert, made by mixing sweetened condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder together, covered in granulated chocolate.)

Delicious right?Well maybe you can search up the recipe and enjoy it.



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