P.S. 153 students in K - 5 receive Science instruction weekly. Students engage in hands-on learning and are provided with opportunities for exploration. We are using the Amplify Science Curriculum.






Physical Education

My goal as a physical education teacher is to motivate and teach all my students the value of being physically active. This includes living a healthy lifestyle as well as showing them how fun physical activity can be. I want to expose as many students as possible to different sports in hopes that they will continue to be physically active outside of school and their everyday lives. Physical education is crucial for our students to learn to work together with their peers as a team. This is will improve the students social skills as well as their social emotional health, which are crucial as they get older. 



 This year we are implementing a STEM program at PS153. Students will be building and creating different things in the Computer lab. P.S. 153 has a Computer lab for students in grades K-5.  We house 32 I-Mac computers for the children to interact with and learn technology skills.  We also have IPads and Chromebooks  in the school building. The teachers and students can  use the I-Pads and Chromebooks to  enhance their learning experience . The students explore many different websites, as well as keeping up with the changes in Technology. We use the I-Ready program to access their Reading and Math skills. These assessments are done  four times a year.




Welcome back to the start of the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Mrs. Champagne and I will be your child’s SEL (Social Emotional Learning) cluster teacher for the school year. I have learned that fulfilled, happy, confident, responsible, kind, and loving are the goals families want for their children. As your child’s SEL teacher, together we can meet these goals. I recognize that as a family member, you are your child’s first teacher and I want to partner with you to help your child become tolerant, compassionate, and caring adults. 

I will be introducing Nalini KIDS that includes Subject of Self (focuses on students’ unique perspectives and provides outlet to process and express today’s world through various modalities) and Word Workouts (emotion- based lessons to help students discover the ways emotions manifest in their bodies, academics, and social situations). In addition, students will be introduced to Mindfulness breathing techniques and the Zones of Regulation. All lessons are aligned with the New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks and (CASEL) the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

Information will be sent home periodically and sharing activities. I welcome your feedback. Thank you for your support! 

Sandy Champagne😀




Welcome back! My name is Mrs. Katsanos-Ovagimyan and I will be your child's dance teacher. The goal of the Dance Program at P.S. 153 is to develop their knowledge and skills of different dance styles, while making connections to other arts and subjects, as well as to their community. Students will be exposed to different genres of dance throughout their time here at P.S. 153, including creative movement, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop and cultural dances. Students will develop their dance literacy skills, while also participating in dance making/choreography and performance opportunities. P.S. 153 recently has worked with Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theater, which brought a virtual danced residency and performance to the school during the 2020-2021 school year. Students also recently participated in a Virtual Dance Festival at the end of the 2020-2021 school year organized by Mrs. Katsanos. We hope to bring more performance opportunities in the upcoming years, both virtually and in person, and to continue to expose our students to different styles of dance. 


The Library  Program at PS153's  goal is to encourage and support students to become life long readers as well as to educate and familiarize students in the functions of a Library.

Together we read as assortment of diverse books spreading across all genres. The students also learn how a library is organized using the Dewey Decimal system and how to use

Destiny the library management system. This knowledge provides them with the skills they can use throughout life in any library.

Music Program

  In the 2021 - 2022, school year students will be using the Little Kids Rock Modern Band Program in Music class.  The children will learn to sing and perform multi-cultural songs and different styles of Music.  Students will also have the  opportunity  to learn to play instruments, such as the ukulele and the  guitar.  During the year, we will be doing virtual performances  of some of the songs that we have  learned throughout the year.

Visual Arts

My name is Mrs. Martin and I will be teaching Visual Arts this year.  I will be using different mediums to teach the elements of art.  I will also be creating projects based on the seasons and some holidays along the way.  
The children are excited when they see me come to their rooms.