Chess Open House
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, some 40 Yalow kindergarten, 1st-, and 2nd-grade students—the Yalow Tigers—taught their parents how to play chess at Yalow’s first chess open house. Yalow Tigers train every Saturday for the Yalow chess team, and these 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds learn fast. Fast enough to teach their parents why chess is not only fun (attack, defense!) but also intellectually important, requiring focus and geometrical reasoning. It’s no coincidence that studies show chess programs also increase students’ overall scholastic performance.
Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Daryl Homer Visits Yalow
Daryl Homer and his mentor, fellow Olympian and Yalow board member Ivan Lee, conducted a saber fencing exhibition for students and their families, while London’s Royal Automobile Club chess team took on four chess masters, including three of Yalow’s chess instructors. BronxNet Channel 67 broadcast the Community Festival.
NY1 broadcast the Community Festival
Kindergarten and 1st-grade students celebrate National School Choice Week, led by 1st-grade teacher Christina Buonocore, special education teacher Catherine Seibert, and music teacher Amy Fraser.