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Celebrating the Class of 2021

The Class of 2021 closed out their unprecedented career at Gaynor with an unprecedented graduation ceremony at Icahn Stadium at Randall’s Island on Friday, June 11. 

Professional Development for Educators: Stern Structural Arithmetic Workshop

In-Person Professional Development for Educators: August 10, 11, and 12, 2021. Learn to support your students’ development of number sense and understanding of the operations through the use of Stern Structural Arithmetic, a systematic, multi-sensory system that engages students in the discovery of fundamental mathematical principles. This interactive workshop series includes demonstrations of the Structural Arithmetic materials and activities, including games, student videos, and hands-on practice.

Welcome to America! Yellow Cluster Students Explore the Immigrant Experience

This week, students in the Yellow Cluster brought their history lessons to life as they played the part of immigrants coming to America through Ellis Island. In previous years, students took a field trip to the island, but this year the Yellow Cluster teachers found a creative solution to allow the students to take part in a multisensory exploration of what it was like to arrive in the United States through Ellis Island.

Gaynor Alumni Parent and Author Richie Jackson Kicks Off Gaynor Book Club

The Gaynor Parents’ Association hosted the first-ever Gaynor Parent Book Club on the evening of May 18 with their first guest, Author Richie Jackson.

This Reading Challenge Reward Was Worth the Wait!

On May 13, students in the Red, Orange, Yellow, Silver, and Green Clusters received a very long-awaited treat. Head of School Dr. Scott Gaynor, Assistant Head of School Jill Thompson, and Director of Lower Division Donna Logue hand-delivered individually wrapped ice cream to them for meeting their 2020 reading challenge goal! (Yes, you read that correctly — 2020.) In what became an exercise in delayed gratification and promises kept, as well as a celebration of reading, the students finally received their reward!

Welcoming Gaynor Families for a Unique Relatives and Special Friends Day

This week Gaynor opened its doors virtually to give relatives and special friends of students a peek inside their classrooms.

Orange Cluster Students Travel the World from the Comfort of the Classroom

Orange Cluster students used their imaginations to jet across the globe last week as they learned about different countries and cultures.

From the PA’s DEI Committee: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates, honors and recognizes the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation. Katherine Yang, PA DEI Co-Chair and PA Book Fair Co-Chair and mother of Lauren Chan in the Green Cluster, shared a little bit about APA Heritage month.