Dear Makowski Families,
We are going to have our first "Trunk or Treat" event at Makowski.
On Oct 21st, 23rd and 26th, families can drive into our Best Street parking lot, drive up to "trick or treat" at the curb, see your teachers, grab your next packet of student work, and have some fun! You do not have to get out of your car! Please see the exact times and dates depending on your grade level. There are separate sessions to ensure social distancing.
If you need a flu shot, you can drive around the lot to the clinic, and they will be offering flu shots and update any information you need to share with them.
There will also be tech help for families in need and meal distribution as well. You will be able to park and enter the building at the clinic doors for these.
Please join us for this fun, family event!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
See you next week!!
Parents and Families,
October is ...
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
Please take a few minutes to talk with your child(ren) about bullying-what it looks like, sounds like, feels like.
Bullying can happen in person and online in cyber based form.
If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your child's teacher, our counseling team at Makowski or call the main office and we will put you in the right hands.
We cannot take this lightly. Here are a few links that might help when speaking to your kids.
Bullying prevention month of activities
Learning Resources from Home (Schoology Videos) https://www.buffaloschools.org/Page/88626
Parent Contact Information Update Form https://www.buffaloschools.org/contact
Hot Spot Request
Student Technology Handbook
Help Line/Help Desk (716) 816-7100
Parent Portal Information
Parent portal will allow you access to your childs grades, assignments, attendance and other information. It is a fantastic resource to help you get involved with your childs learning.
If you have not already signed up for an account to access the Parent Portal, please use the following resources to help.
Should you need a brand new account and to sign up, please use this link.
If you have an account and may have forgotten your username or password, please use this site.
You can also download the App for your smartphone
Our administration team’s contact information
Principal - Dawn DiNatale email@example.com 870-5458
Assistant Principal - Kathleen Sciolino firstname.lastname@example.org 380-3250
Assistant Principal - Jennifer Mohorter email@example.com 861-4143
Join our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/MakowskiIBWorldschool/
Stanley M. Makowski IB World School
Be well and be safe.
We Are IB
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’.
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
"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."
2020 recipient of the Shining Star & Service Award by the Erie County Association of School Boards (ECASB).
Buffalo Board of Education.