Daily Announcements

Student of the Month...

Join us in celebrating our Student of the Month:

Olivia Turner-Main Site
Nicole Kelly-Workstudy


Honors @ Main Site: 

Olivia Turner
Dillon Robbins
Renaldo McClean


Understanding My Child's IEP

This workshop will address the following:
·         What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?
·         The IEP as an instructional planning tool
·         The sections of the IEP and the information listed
·         The role of a parent in assisting his or her son/daughter with achieving IEP goals and objectives
·         The importance of sharing information and communicating with your child’s school regarding his/her 
          present level of functioning and your parental concerns.

Presented by Natalie McQueen, Thomasina Howe & Ruchika Chopra 
Director of Transition, Coordinator of the Autism Department, Director of Inclusive Education 
District 75 Citywide Programs NYC Dept. of Education

WHEN:             October 29, 2015
TIME:                10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE:           P25R-CYO  6581 Hylan Blvd., SI, NY 10309


Families will gain insight into:
• Legal Guardianship Application Process
• How to complete Guardianship Forms & Promise
Presented by Randi Rosenstein, AHRC Legal Services
WHEN:         November 4, 2015
TIME:            10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:        Hungerford @ Jerome Parker Campus 
                     100 Essex Drive 
                     Staten Island, NY 10314

Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) Overview Workshop

Parents and guardians of children with Autism and non-verbal children are invited to attend.  This workshop will be presented by a certified PECS trainer. Parents and Guardians will be given an introduction to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) which is used to rapidly teach communication skills to children with limited functional speech. Key points of workshop:
• Concepts, key points and rationale behind PECS 
• The six phases of PECS
 District 75 Office of Autism in collaboration with Pyramid Consultants
 District 75 Citywide Programs NYC Dept. of Education
Workshop facilitated by Dr. Tony Castrogiovanni, of Pyramid Educational Consultant,
WHEN:      October 22nd, 2015  
TIME:         10:00 am-12:30 pm 
WHERE:    P25R (CYO Building)
                     6581 Hylan Blvd
                     Staten Island NY 10309
PECS 2015.doc

New York Lawyers For The Public Interest, Inc.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 10:00 A.M. TO 12 NOON
100 ESSEX DRIVE, SI, NY 10314 

Name of Presenter: Paola Martínez Boone 
Community Organizer for the Disability Rights- NYLPI

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc (NYLPI)
is a non-profit law firm that finds unique ways to tackle the problems facing disadvantaged people in NYC

Topic(s): Looking at what the future holds for a person with a disability may require thoughtful pre-planning. 
• Guardianship 
• Special needs Trust 
• Health Care Proxy
• Wills
• Letter of Intent
• Power of Attorney…and more 

NYLPI Wkshop 2015.doc

PS25R-South Richmond HS, PS37R, PS373R & 721R







            10:00 AM – 12 NOON


Hungerford School Transition Fair:   Staten Island Families please join us as we invite you to Our First Summer Fair so we can visit with many of the agencies that provide services to students transitioning into the adult community. Learn about afterschool and weekend recreation programs and much, much more…… & testing new approaches and innovations for supporting successful post high school transition of youth who receive Supplemental Security Income and their families.   Hungerford School Transition Fair – Family RSVP to Janet Manolakos @ JManolakos@schools.nyc.gov or Terry Slavens @ TSlaven@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-273-8622 ext. 2241.  Fair will be held at:

Place:    Hungerford @ Jerome Parker Campus 
                100 Essex Drive Staten Island, NY 10314

Date:        Saturday, July 25, 2015

Time:        10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act - CELEBRATE!

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA!

Disability Pride Parade.pdf
District 75 Stem Fair:  This fair was held at the Museum of Natural History-Seed Germination.  It was attended by Gary Hecht, Superintendent and Barbara Joseph, Deputy Superintendent. Teachers Warren Butler from IS 25R and Donna Bianco from IS 7 worked with the students collaboratively on this project.

Staff vs. Student Volleyball Game:  Tuesday, June 9, 2015 the students played volleyball against the staff.  The staff won first game 15-11 and students won second game 21-17...It was a challenging game!!  Fun was had by all...

IS 25R-Debate Team:   Congratulations....IS-25R Debate Team won second place in the District 75 Debate about "private prisons".  They were mentored by Antonio Vastano,Teacher and directed by Stella Porto, Assistant Principal .

District 75 Soloman Stern Award: This year's recipient of this award is Danielle Frato.  She attends our workstudy program at SIUH-North.  She will graduate with a regent's diploma and attend the CSI Nursing Program in the Fall 2015.....CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Staten Island Federation of PTA Scholarship Award 2015:  Congratulations....The recipient of the $2,000.00 award is Angel Roman.  This year the students had to write an essay on  "What does “giving back” mean to you?"  The essay included  examples of how he gave back to his community, school or family, or how someone else’s giving back has influenced him

Can you help us collect food for the needy?
The Bread of Life Food Drive is a food drive involving students, teachers, families, and friends from 125 schools, including ours.  The food drive will benefit people who’ve lost their jobs or benefits,senior citizens struggling to make ends meet, single mothers with infant children, victims of domestic violence, needy families and the homeless.

When does the drive take place?
The drive runs from Monday, March 16th thru Friday, March 27th, 2015.

What kinds of food are needed most?
Contributions of canned meats and fish, baby formula and baby cereal, all types of canned soups, vegetables, fruits and juices, pasta, canned tomato sauce or puree, rice, peanut butter, powdered milk and other kitchen essentials would be specially welcomed.

What can you do to help?
Contributions can be brought to the Main Site or North Shore Site any day between Monday, March 16, 2015 and Friday, March 27th, 2015
On behalf of the recipient organizations, we thank you for your generosity and support.


Social Skills for Children with Autism


WHEN:          March 24th, 2015

TIME:            10:00am-12:00pm

WHERE:        P25R (CYO)

                     6581 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10309

Parents and guardians of children with Autism are invited to attend. This workshop will examine the benefits of social play and leisure for children on the Autism Spectrum. 

Parents will gain insight to:

·   Identification of play/leisure goals

·   Identification of associated social skills;

·   Recognizing readiness for social skill integration;

·   Ways to utilize social skills taught in school to the home environment;

How peer interaction is beneficial to children on the Autism spectrum.

Presented by Thomasina Howe


P25R is a special education school operating at different locations throughout Staten Island and is part of District 75, a citywide district which coordinates students with special needs.
Mission Statement
Our mission is to create programs that afford positive experiences for our students. The purpose is to provide opportunities that will enhance student performance as well as to move students toward A Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
We provide multiple options to achieve LRE,specifically Day Treatment, Community Based Instructional Programs, Work Study and full time General Education Inclusion. We believe that all children have the potential to succeed.

Our Vision is to meet the standard academic, social and emotional needs within a safe, clean and nurturing school environment. We challenge students to reach their full potential by providing differentiated instruction throughout all curriculum areas and reward students success accordingly. We are committed to the mantra that no child will be left behind.

Principal: James McKeon

Friday, December 11
Picture Re-Take
Main Site & North Shore
Thu, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 1
Winter Recess
schools closed
Monday, January 18
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
schools closed

Today, 12/1/2015
High: 51 Low: 46
81% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 57 Low: 40
Rain showers likely
74% chance of precipitation.