C.S. 211 The Bilingual Magnet School

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1919 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457

Telephone: (718) 901-0436
Grade levels: PreK-8
District: 12

Department of Education

Principal: Betty Gonzalez-Soto

The Children's Aid Society

Community School Director: Frank Quinones

History and Program

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) started collaborating with PS 211 in 2009, with an afterschool program, for approximately 120 students in the 5th thru 8th grades. The partnership grew and became stronger in August 2012; CAS now provides a robust after school program to around 300 K thru 8th, as well as a Head Start Program. The school also hosts CAS Prep Charter School. The partnership between CAS and CS 211 promises to be a long term endeavor that will continue to promote academic and social emotional success for all students.

Theme-based instruction aligned with NYS State and City core standards. As part of the comprehensive program for the provision of Academic Intervention Services, after-school programs are also aligned with the regular school day curriculum. Learning experiences engage students in speaking, listening, questioning, reading, writing and accountable conversations.

Home/school sharing of ideas, strategies and materials will allow for reinforcement of concepts learned in school. The AP and Grade Leaders will work out alignment issues. The ELA teachers will collaborate on theme-based instruction. The Parent Coordinator and the Parents’ Association President will provide alternatives for parents of all students to participate in academic programs that meet their educational needs. Attendance will continue to be monitored to assure participation of identified at-risk students. Students will utilize technology resources for research and projects.

Comprehensive health services (medical, dental, visual, and mental) will be available to all students by linking the school to the nearby CAS Bronx Family Center. In addition to providing student services, CAS provides emergency help through the New York Times Neediest Case Fund and thoroughly supports the school’s parent and family engagement efforts.