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            • Good morning Makowski Families,


              Please join us to view the Moving Up Ceremony for our fourth grade students.


              The link is live. https://youtu.be/tucejSZtBTg


              moving up video


              Should you have trouble with the link, copy and paste it into a new window on your browser.


              Congrautlations to our now FIFTH GRADE students!!


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            • Attention parents and families,

              Here is the link to our final newsletter for this school year.

              Please find important information regarding pick up of student items, fourth grade moving up, and other details!

              Stay safe and healthy!

              Parent Information Hope this all finds you healthy and safe! This will be our last newsletter for the school year. In the past few...



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            Makowski Announcements

            • The library is still open and your BPS District Librarians are here for you! Here is a video "Hello!" from your librarian friends from across the district. 


              Libraries are STILL OPEN (click title)

              buffalo libraries

              Libraries aren't just places that house books; they are about facilitating access to information, even remotely. 


              Please  enjoy the first installment of BPS Librarians: Resources for Curious Minds!


              Resources for Curious Minds (click title)



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            • Parents and Families,


              Please read the newsletter for updates on school closings, grading, ipad and tech support and resources.


              Hope you are all healthy and safe!


              MAY Parent Newsletter

              may newsletter


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            • Missing Our Makowski Families...


              With our building closed and our students at home, the Makowski staff wanted to extend a message to our families. Please enjoy the video! Reach out to your teachers and keep communicating. We will get through this together. We are Buffalo STRONG; we are Makowski STRONG!!


               Makowski video

              Makowski Family Video



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            • Makowski Parents...


              The following link will take you to the learning resources for parents and families: 

              Parent Resource Page


              There you will find resources that may help you during this time while our schools are closed. 


              As always, please reach out to the classroom teachers and check out their websites too. There is valuable learning information and contact information as well.

              Thank you for all that you are doing at home with your children.

              Stay healthy!!



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            • Our administration team’s contact information

              Principal - Dawn DiNatale                                  ddinatale@buffaloschools.org               870-5458

              Assistant Principal - Kathleen Sciolino               klcarpenter@buffaloschools.org           380-3250

              Assistant Principal - Jennifer Mohorter              jlmohorter@buffaloschools.org              861-4143


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              Stanley M. Makowski IB World  School  

              Be well and be safe.

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            Our School

            •                 learner profile                    We Are IB                                 traits ib student


              What is the Primary Years Program (PYP)?

              The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.

              The PYP transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond.

              Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.


              What the PYP offers students

              By choosing to implement the PYP, schools will develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.

              The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. The themes include ‘who we are’, ‘where we are in place and time’ and ‘how the world works’.


              PYP Curriculum

              The Primary Years Programme (PYP) presents schools with a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education.

              It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

              Schools work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education.

              The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3–12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.


              The PYP is organized according to:


              Growing World Citizens
              One Makowski Moment At A Time!


              For more information, please visit IB Primary Years Program





              Mission Statement


              "Makowski is a community that recognizes, respects, and celebrates diversity.  Through inquiry, we nurture and educate our children to become compassionate life-long learners.  Our students will grow to become a positive influence on their community and the world."



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