A Message From Principal Colon
I am a proud Williamsburg native. I was born, raised and educated in the very neighborhood of PS 196. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from New York University, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Administration from Fordham University. Many find it hard to believe, but I have been an educator for over 30 years. Although I've taught at various schools throughout Brooklyn, my love for Williamsburg led me to PS 196. I have been principal for the past 12 years. Prior to that, I was an administrator for 17 years. I am truly dedicated to my school and my community. Here at PS 196, we proudly foster a family-oriented culture. One of my greatest beliefs is to educate the whole child. Our goal at PS 196 is to provide challenging and enriching curriculum that will create opportunities for students to discover their passions and talents. All while doing so, I am still discovering some of my own passions, including my newfound excitement for yoga! I still reside in Williamsburg with my husband and four children, keeping my two families within reach.
News & Announcements
- Multicultural Day Celebration: May 9th
- Hydroponic Lab Grand Opening: May 9th @ 9:00am - Ribbon Cutting & Opening Ceremony
- Open House: May 16, 2018 @ 8:30am and 5:30pm - Anyone is welcome to visit our school for a tour.
- Cook Shop Parent Workshop: April 27 @ 8:15am - Join us for a very veggie morning as we create healthy treats!
- Check out our Facebook page to see our 4th Grader's Ademix Music Video!
- There are open spots available for new students at our school, tell your family & friends!
- Call us for a tour anytime @ 718-497-0139
April 18: Open House
Upcoming Parent Workshops
A cozy neighborhood school in trendy East Williamsburg - PS 196K The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Media Arts is a warm and friendly place where students receive a well-rounded education and individualized attention from their teachers. The school has the feel of a close-knit community where everyone works diligently to infuse learning with a sense of fun. Through the magnet program, students have access to hands on project based learning experiences that include technology, the arts, cooking and more!
- Magnet School of Communication and Mixed Media Arts.
- Health & Wellness program sponsored by Pure Edge.
- Spanish Dual-Language Program Kindergarten through 3rd grade
- One of three schools to be granted $300,000 for a community Technology and Media Center via Participatory Budget Funding
- UFT Community Learning School (CLS), with a full time Community School Director
- PROSE, Leader in Me and Showcase School
Our parents created beautiful flowers in our Spring Time Paint Studio Workshop led by Mrs. Avroch and Mrs. Calo!
Things we do ..
- Community Learning Schools Initiative
- UFT PROSE School
- Spanish Dual Language: Kindergarten through 3rd grade
- NYU Lutheran dental clinic
- Grand Street Settlement - OST
- Health & Wellness sponsored by Pure Edge
- New York Cares Early Mornings
- Saturday Academy- Lego Robotics and Sports Explorers
- Rosie's Theater Kids
- Annenburg Foundation
SERVICES & DONATIONS
- Winter Wishes
- Compass Learning Computer Program
- Harcourt Journeys Curriculum
- Aeropostale Block Room
- Dental Room
- Leader in Me
- Kind Donations
- Ernst & Young Financial Literacy Program
- American Express Service Days
- Family Health Challenge
- Citizen Committee (photography program)
- Participatory Budget - $300,000 Media/Tech Center
196 on the news ..
The community of Public School 196 is committed to working towards the enhancement of our standards-driven instructional program, creating high levels of academic excellence for all of our students in each of the disciplines.
We will continue to provide a safe environment that empowers all children, including English Language Learners and students with special needs, to experience greater success and confidence in themselves, allowing them to grow socially, emotionally, as well as academically into well-rounded productive citizens.
Our students will attain these goals through the collaboration of school, home and community. Through creative and comprehensive strategies of instruction, our students of The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Mixed Media Arts will become lifelong learners prepared for the millennium.
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