Saturday programs are open to students by invitation, and parents should consult with their child’s teachers. The chess team practices Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Students need additional chess instruction in tournament tactics to become competitive players. Saturday sessions go beyond Yalow’s regular Tuesday and Thursday chess classes, exploring traps, zaps, and endgame tactics. Yalow’s fencing team practices using electric épées (one of the three fencing weapons). First session: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Second session: 12:30-2:30 p.m., for advanced second and third graders.
Rosalyn Yalow’s third class of 90 kindergarteners celebrate their graduation to 1st-grade on Wednesday. Each student’s family is granted three tickets to the event. Seating is limited. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the commencement festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. Graduates arrive at 8:00 a.m. Parents arrive at 8:30 a.m. Commencement will be held at the Walker Memorial Baptist Church, 112 E. 169th St., followed by a reception for graduates and their families in the church undercroft. Photos by: Lakeisha Bostick, founding teacher-social worker.
Wednesday programs are open to students by invitation, and parents should consult with their child’s teachers. Students need tactical instruction in chess and fencing to become more competitive team players. Wednesday sessions go beyond Yalow’s regular curriculum chess and fencing classes, focusing on tournament competition. Yalow’s fencing team practice is for advanced second and third graders, with students using steel épées (one of three fencing weapons).