Print out a donation form and carry it with you! Establishments you frequent are always willing to give donations.

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-4-27-33-pmDear Parents and Friends of The Lower Lab School,

Thank you for your generosity and interest in Lower Lab’s annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction!  The Benefit will be held on March 16, 2017 at Three Sixty° in Tribeca.

It is our hope that you will donate your time and energy to help Lower Lab raise much needed monies to benefit the school that provides such an exceptional education for our children.
Continue reading Print out a donation form and carry it with you! Establishments you frequent are always willing to give donations.

The 2017 Online Auction is LIVE

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The 2017 Online Auction goes LIVE !!!

Get ready to bid on some fabulous items!

Incredible overnight and day camp offers –
Basketball City, Bank Street, Camp DanBee, Camp Wayne, CATS, Coleman, ChessNYC, Elite Gymnastics, Bulldog Baseball, etc.

Classes for kids: Kids at Art, Mathnasium, Tae Kwon Do, etc.

Parties, restaurants, photography sessions, incredible accessories, and many more things to choose from!

Auction opens NOW, tonight, Thursday, February 16th and closes Monday, February 27th at 10pm.

In order to make bids and buy your tickets to “A Night in the Tropics” please register yourself at  which will link you to “Bidding for Good,” our new online bidding platform.  Please create a user name (which will be visible to the online bidding community) and enter your credit card information. Now start bidding!! You will be notified by email if you are outbid on any items so there’s no need to track your items. Bidding will end promptly at 10:00pm on Monday, February 27th.

Be sure to share the link with friends and family.  The auction is open to anyone who registers through the site! Contact with any questions.

All proceeds go towards the PS77 Lower Lab PTA to support and benefit education and enrichment programs at The Lower Lab School.

Note From Ms. Miller


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Dear Lower Lab Community,

Here at Lower Lab, 2017 is off to a great start!  To thank for that, we have our hard-working teachers and staff, strongly committed families and wonderful children!

In this past month and a half, we re-launched Zumba, a fun movement program to keep our students physical in the cold months, when outdoor recess may not be an option.  Thank you to Mr. Goodman and the School Wellness Committee for securing this program once again.  In all grades, we are pushing our reading through books with strong characters, biographies and texts with important themes.  In writing, we are working on building stamina and opinion pieces, and the kindergarten classes celebrated with a publishing party for their how-to books.  Test prep in the upper grades has also begun with commitment and rigor to the task, building on everything they already know, while also supporting individual and small group needs.

In technology classes, students are using google slides (2nd grade), internet research and class padlet (3rd grade), Khan Academy (4th grade), and google docs and google drawing (fifth grade).  All classes will be starting computer science in March.  Coming soon – hands-on technology for our Kindergarteners and first graders!! Continue reading Note From Ms. Miller

February 17, 2017

Dear 4-243 Families,

As we head into our Winter Break, I want to update you on what we’ve been working on in class.

Reading Partnerships have come to a close, however we continue to read independently and students are expected to continue jotting entries in reading notebooks regularly.  Additionally, we have been “close reading” short texts in order to really dig deeply into stories and to analyze them based on characters, themes, and author’s craft.  Students are writing “short responses” off of these texts which are due each Friday.  Keep an eye out for returned work that will have feedback from me.  All of this work then leads us to writing Literary Essays.  We are about to publish our independent essays on one text.   Next, will be a comparative essay.  All of this leads us to ….ELA test prep. 

We are working on preparing children for the State Tests.  We have administered some pre-tests to determine areas of need for both the whole class and more individual needs. I will be able to discuss this with you in more detail during parent teacher conferences which are now open. Please see below for instructions on signing up.  Continue reading February 17, 2017

Thank You to Mary Boncher and Josh for the extremely informative Bullying Workshop.

Dear Lower Lab Families,

Earlier this week we offered a Bullying Workshop with great information to all our families.

Please see the attached documents as a reference if you missed this talk.

Remember Mary is an amazing resource to our families and is available for individual appointments every Friday from 8:30-11:00AM. Please email Gina if you want to schedule an appointment.


See Mary’s Page for all of her handouts!  Mary Boncher’s Workshops – Bullying and more


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