Wellness Council

Dear PS/IS 180 Families,

All members of the PS/IS 180 community are invited to join the newly formed PS/IS 180 Wellness Council! The Wellness Council involves families, faculty, and school leadership alongside community leaders to ensure our children are receiving the programming and resources they need to be healthy and active throughout the school year.

What does a Wellness Council do?

  • Make sure the school provides high-quality physical education and health education
  • Make sure the school is following the DOE Wellness Policy
  • Starting physical activity clubs and organizing fitness events
  • Creating healthy snack policies and encouraging your school to follow them
  • School gardening
  • Promote the importance of healthy food
  • Promote inclusivity and diversity

If those are activities you want to be a part of, or have any specific health and wellness experience, we’d love to hear from you!

Wellness Council Sign Up & Suggestion Form

Click here to read an OpEd by Manhattan Borough President Gayle Brewer on healthy eating and living.

Go Jaguar Scholars!

Our grade 3-8 Jaguars will be putting forth their best efforts in the upcoming state tests April 2nd and 3rd for ELA and May 1st and 2nd for Math. Give them an encouragement boost in the morning so they can show off all they have learned!

For parents, there was a seminar on state testing to explain the process and what to expect. Check out the presentation below for the details and helpful tips to prepare your Jaguar to do their best.

Harlem School Summit 4/6

Dear Parents,

We are excited to invite you to attend the Harlem Schools Summit on Saturday, April 6th at PS 185 The Locke School of Arts and Engineering in Harlem. Our charge for this year’s summit isA Vision for Young, Gifted Harlem: A Community Call to Action! We will have a day filled with engaging opportunities to learn more about the state of Harlem schools and collectively brainstorm solutions with a cross-section of corporate and community stakeholders. Below you will find additional details about the Summit, please RSVP by April 1st if you would like to attend and spread the word to other Harlem parents. Our goal to have at least 20 parents from each Harlem school represented!


Coffee, Community, Conversation Stations 9:30am- 10:30am

Join us for free breakfast sponsored by local businesses and have conversations with elected officials, community-based organizations and corporate partners. You will also have a chance to vote for a Harlem school to win funding for the participatory budgeting grant sponsored by City Council. 

A Vision for Young, Gifted Harlem – 10:30am – 12:00pm

Hear from our dynamic keynote speaker, Harlem students and a panel of leaders on the many ways to support Harlem students.

Guest Speakers

  • Dr.Shannon Waite, Fordham University Professor and Panel for Educational Policy Member
  • State Senator Robert Jackson
  • City Council Member Bill Perkins
  • Michael Rodgers, New York Road Runners
  • Clara Hemphill, Inside Schools

Lunch and Visioning Sessions 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Join us for a chance to share your vision for Harlem schools, discuss your ideas with elected officials, community and corporate leaders. During the visioning sessions, five tech companies will pitch innovative ideas to create tech solutions to help support some of the issues impacting Harlem schools. 

At the end of the sessions, we will announce the winners of the EdTech visioning session and raffle winners.