P.S. 108K Placemat

Vision Statement

The vision of PS 108K is to collaboratively educate the whole child intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially, with families as our partners, through high-quality learning opportunities so they graduate with the skills needed to reach their full potential as they develop into our future leaders.

Mission Statement

PS 108K's school community is committed to educating every child by embedding 21st-century learning through a growth mindset, providing a cognitively challenging learning environment so our students are college and career ready. We will accomplish this collaboratively with all stakeholders by utilizing data-driven, shared goals to impact each and every student to ensure equity and wellness for all.

Equity Statement

PS 108K is committed to educational equity, where each student will have what they need to reach their full potential.

Literacy Vision

Our literacy vision at PS 108K is to create a community of lifelong literacy learners who have a joy for reading, writing, listening, and speaking confidently. We believe that literacy is at the heart of all learning and is fundamental to each student’s success.

Focus Priority

To create a learner-centered environment where all teachers plan opportunities for students to use content-based rubrics or success criteria so students take ownership of their learning through self-monitoring & choosing strategies that work best for them which leads to improved student outcomes in reading and writing by embedding UDL, differentiation, SDI, and enrichment and cultural relevance as appropriate into daily instruction.

Instructional Focus: Student Discussion

Students will engage in peer discussions based on success criteria or rubrics to provide feedback, extend, justify and elaborate their thinking which will lead to improved student work.