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Pink Cluster Students Explore the World from Their Classrooms

This week, the Pink Cluster welcomed visitors from Ireland and Iran to learn about their cultures and the spring holidays of St. Patrick’s Day and Nowruz.

Orange and Yellow Clusters Re-Shape the Play Deck

For their culminating geometry project, students in the Orange and Yellow Clusters redesigned the Gaynor play deck with new equipment made out of 3D shapes.

“Peter and the Wolf” Premiere is a Howling Good Time

The Pink and Red Cluster students sat cross-legged on the floor of the North Building cafeteria, each with a small cup of popcorn in their hands, as the lights were lowered and a very special video presentation began with a narrator’s voice and the trill of a flute. The world premiere of the Red Cluster’s video of Peter and the Wolf had begun! 

Winter 2023 Gaynor Gazette is Here!

The Winter 2023 Gaynor Gazette is now available online and will be arriving in mailboxes soon!

Keeping Students Moving with Sensory Hallways!

Sensory hallways are used at Gaynor every day, as they provide quick movement opportunities during transitions or targeted movement breaks.

Honoring Our Founders on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, and is a perfect day to celebrate our founders. In 1962, Stephen Gaynor School grew out of a friendship between two visionaries – Dr. Miriam Michael, a psychologist, and Yvette Siegel-Herzog, an educator – who met as students at New York University. Though the field of special education was in its infancy at the time, the friends saw the need to establish a school for bright students with learning challenges.

Internship Program Will Offer Unique Opportunity to Young Alumni

Over the past several months, Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement Tia Murkison has been working on building the Stephen Gaynor School Alumni Internship Program, which aims to launch in September 2023 with the new school year.

Multisensory Phonics Fun!

Orange Cluster Co-Lead Teacher Jackie Kolbert was rocking out to her Spotify playlist when a song came on that immediately sparked a creative idea. To Ms. Kolbert, it was the perfect segue to a fun, multisensory phonics lesson.

An Epic Skate Night!

On February 15, several hundred members of the Gaynor community gathered at Chelsea Piers for Gaynor’s traditional Skate Night —

Sharing Lunar New Year Traditions at PA’s Breakfast My Way

On February 15, the North Cafeteria was once again covered in decorations and food was laid out in waiting for parents to arrive for the morning’s Breakfast My Way. Breakfast My Way is an event sponsored by the Parents’ Association to bring parents together to learn about the breakfast traditions, holidays, and cultures of their fellow Gaynor families.