Invited to share at our weekly all-school gathering, Upper Primary students decided to compose and perform a skit to share a concern with PCS students.Read More
Announcing: The First Ever PCS Invention Convention
PCS students will share inventions, as well as the processes that lead to their creation, in our first ever PCS Invention Convention, May 30th, in the Community Room at PCS from 2 to 3pm.Read More
Our fourth annual PCS Maker Fair and Food Truck Rally was a huge success: we saw more than 500 people; we floated boats, built robots, faced ourselves, ate tacos, potted, painted faces, wobbled bots, constructed cardboard ...Read More
Updates and observations of project based learning at PCS..Read More
During this trimester’s Integrated Studies Unit students are approaching the work of "Telling Our Stories" from a variety of angles and perspectives. Students are thinking about what stories we have to tell: what stories do we share? how are our stories different? where do our stories begin? how do they bring us to where we are? how do these stories make us who we are? how do we tell our stories?Read More
PCS’s youngest learners in Early Childhood spent three months exploring space and our Solar System through play, story, song, art and construction.Read More
Our Solar System is vast, complex and difficult to observe directly; the motions and forces that govern the Universe, while incredibly influential in our daily lives here on Earth, are often invisible. So, how do we guide children to connect astrophysical concepts with their daily experiences with the sun, moon, stars, seasons, day, night, light, dark, distance, proximity, and their own sense of their place in the world?Read More
Lower Primary’s study during the Astronomy Integrated Unit was led by the children’s imaginations, curiosity and inquiry. Asked at the start of the unit “what do you want to know about Astronomy?” students spent the trimester answering “everything!” as their evolving questions and explorations guided us from topic to topic.Read More
Middle Primary focused on the realities and possibilities of galactic space travel and sustainable human communities on Mars during this trimester’s Astronomy Integrated Studies Unit.Read More
Upper Primary focused on investigating the vastness, complexity and wonder of the Universe and our place in it during the third trimester Astronomy Integrated Studies unit.Read More
To celebrate the conclusion of our Astronomy Unit, we assembled a collaborative black light room, illustrating learning from each classroom.Read More
As part of their Astronomy study, Lower Primary (First and Second grade) students were offered the following STEAM challenge:
Work in teams to research, design, construct, test, revise, and launch a Space Landing Capsule that survives an 8 foot drop and floats an astronaut in water.
Watch Lower Primary engineers test their capsules:Read More
A few of the things we’ve been working on during the Astronomy Integrated Studies Unit since we last updated: our Celebration of Learning is around the corner, and we’re all getting excited about sharing our learning.Read More
In a single day, 120 people, 40% of whom were first-time donors, made donations ranging from $5 to $10,000! PCS parents, family members, staff, teachers, friends and supporters from near and far donated over $35,000, making the day our most successful #GivingTuesday yet!Read More
PCS students had an amazing opportunity to speak with a pararescue jumper from the Air National Guard who spent part of his career assigned to NASA’s space shuttle program.Read More
Dennis Gaboury and Tinashe Basa (the Founder and Director of Zimkids Orphan Trust) are familiar faces to returning PCS students, and their annual visits to PCS (this is their 6th!) is a highly anticipated, enlightening and uplifting experience.Read More
This was extraordinary. Last week PCS traveled to Peconic Landing for an intergenerational contemporary dance workshop with Colombian dance troupe El Colegio del Cuerpo (The School of the Body), currently in residence at The Watermill Center, and senior residents from Peconic Landing. Alvaro Restrepo, together with El Colegio’s co-founder Marie France Delieuvin, led dancers, children and seniors through two hours of music, movement, collaboration and conversation.Read More
One of the guiding forces at PCS is a belief in the ability of students to affect change — in fact, it is our mission to make the world a better place through education.
And, we understand that change doesn’t just happen while we’re busy doing something else, or just because we think it’s a good idea. Change is made.
Children love to affect the world around them, to see the impact they can have in the world. When we dedicate time and space and guidance to making change — when we commit to making it a part of our daily work at school — look what can happen:Read More
PCS students spent a lot of time out in the world this past week: students visited the 11th and 12th generations of Halsey farmers at the Milk Pail for a tour of the family farm and to pick apples and pumpkins (our annual Halloween tradition); Kindergarteners were back and forth to the yard to collect falling leaves; Middle Primary headed to Riverhead to shop for sneakers for kids in need; Early Childhood followed Rebekah out to the garden to harvest, clear, and prep beds during Wellness; and all of the Primaries, plus Kindergarten, rode the bus to the Southampton Arts Center to be the first visitors to experience artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez’s Light of the Ocean installation ahead of its opening reception.Read More