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  • Students design hats and shirts during our Spring Fling party.
    Students design hats and shirts during our Spring Fling party.
  • Students fly original airplanes during an airplane show.
    Students fly original airplanes during an airplane show.
  • Anjay poses in a student-made photobooth.
    Anjay poses in a student-made photobooth.
  • Charlie shares his original poem.
    Charlie shares his original poem.
  • Students enjoy pizza during our Spring Fling party.
    Students enjoy pizza during our Spring Fling party.
  • Omar gives us a peace sign as he challenges Daniella in chess.
    Omar gives us a peace sign as he challenges Daniella in chess.
  • Ms.Downie and her Player Health assistants pose at the Nurse Station
    Ms.Downie and her Player Health assistants pose at the Nurse Station
  • Issac and Stella beam with their 1st place awards
    Issac and Stella beam with their 1st place awards
  • The Flyers come in for a huddle to increase team spirit
    The Flyers come in for a huddle to increase team spirit
  • Students view each other's LeAp Mascot Contest entries.
    Students view each other's LeAp Mascot Contest entries.
  • Kailey Stark shows off her second place mascot design.
    Kailey Stark shows off her second place mascot design.
  • Yoga students stretch and hold a pose.
    Yoga students stretch and hold a pose.
  • The Dream Team shows us their pinnie numbers
    The Dream Team shows us their pinnie numbers
  • Jaedon Alleyne smiles with his third place mascot design
    Jaedon Alleyne smiles with his third place mascot design
  • William Summitt smiles by his LeAp Mascot Contest entry
    William Summitt smiles by his LeAp Mascot Contest entry
  • Aleta pretends to be a driver in an improv skit for Drama Class.
    Aleta pretends to be a driver in an improv skit for Drama Class.
  • Patrick Lin shows Fitness students how to dribble a basketball during a supervised peer-led workshop
    Patrick Lin shows Fitness students how to dribble a basketball during a supervised peer-led workshop
  • Aleta and Leah color their comics
    Aleta and Leah color their comics
  • Ms.Funmi overlooks her Dancing and Drumming class
    Ms.Funmi overlooks her Dancing and Drumming class
  • Drama students Monica, Kailey, and Lena show off their certificates for acting in a Freestyle Friday improve skit about sportsmanship
    Drama students Monica, Kailey, and Lena show off their certificates for acting in a Freestyle Friday improve skit about sportsmanship
  • kids search for their names on the new LeAP bulletin board
    kids search for their names on the new LeAP bulletin board
  • Audience Squad member Amber holds up a homemade sign during the game
    Audience Squad member Amber holds up a homemade sign during the game
  • Students make a presentation during our 'What is the Internet' workshop.
    Students make a presentation during our 'What is the Internet' workshop.
  • Anjay and Arturo show off their outfits for our Freestyle Friday LipSync Battle
    Anjay and Arturo show off their outfits for our Freestyle Friday LipSync Battle
  • Jack Jewell smiles with our Group Leaders after a successful Freestyle Friday performance.
    Jack Jewell smiles with our Group Leaders after a successful Freestyle Friday performance.
  • Aleta and Ahlani brace the indoor snowstorm that followed after their festive singing performance during Freestyle Friday.
    Aleta and Ahlani brace the indoor snowstorm that followed after their festive singing performance during Freestyle Friday.
  • Issac carves his stamp design into linoleum.
    Issac carves his stamp design into linoleum.
  • The Flyers take a group photo before the starting quarter of the Student/Staff Basketball Game
    The Flyers take a group photo before the starting quarter of the Student/Staff Basketball Game
  • Patrick Lin gives pointers during a supervised peer-led Basketball workshop in Fitness
    Patrick Lin gives pointers during a supervised peer-led Basketball workshop in Fitness
  • Students construct a model during the Internet during the 'What is the Internet?' workshop.
    Students construct a model during the Internet during the 'What is the Internet?' workshop.
  • Freestyle Friday Star Issac Forson wows the crowd with his split
    Freestyle Friday Star Issac Forson wows the crowd with his split
  • Patrick Lin finds his name on the new LeAp board
    Patrick Lin finds his name on the new LeAp board
  • Music and Technology students utilize real instruments to compose songs in a computer program
    Music and Technology students utilize real instruments to compose songs in a computer program
  • Ms. Buckley introduces her new spring classes with the help of two students during orientation.
    Ms. Buckley introduces her new spring classes with the help of two students during orientation.
  • One LeAp student guides another student through their Minecraft world.
    One LeAp student guides another student through their Minecraft world.
  • The girls of Girl Talk watch an informative video about 'Zines
    The girls of Girl Talk watch an informative video about 'Zines
  • Dorian the LeAp Elf poses with two prize winners during our LeAp Holiday Trivia Extravaganza
    Dorian the LeAp Elf poses with two prize winners during our LeAp Holiday Trivia Extravaganza
  • Kesh uses Multiple Sound Sources to make an animation in Music and Technology class
    Kesh uses Multiple Sound Sources to make an animation in Music and Technology class
  • Jun Hao smiles while he composes a song for Music Technology Class
    Jun Hao smiles while he composes a song for Music Technology Class
  • Our Group Leader goofs around in a photobooth made by LeAp students
    Our Group Leader goofs around in a photobooth made by LeAp students
  • Freestyle Friday Star Issac Forson sings to the crowd
    Freestyle Friday Star Issac Forson sings to the crowd
  • Students show off the pumpkins they made for the Halloween Photobooth.
    Students show off the pumpkins they made for the Halloween Photobooth.
Students design hats and shirts during our Spring Fling party.
Students design hats and shirts during our Spring Fling party.

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LeAp All-Stars of the Month

LeAp All-Star Award

in honor of 

Jeanine Espinosa.

She was an active member of LeAp.

She attended Drum and Dance, Empowerment and Drama.

She will be greatly missed and we honor her life and spirit.

-MS 51 LeAp After-School Community

MS 51 and the LeAp community is currently raising money for the Espinosa family. 

For more information, please click on the GoFundMe button below.

MAY

Juliette Ziegler

Esha Chinchankar

Mei Ling Dekorne

 

News and Notices

 

August 8th, 2016

New Student Orientation Info for Prospective and Returning LeAp Families!

Hello New LeAp Families! 

Welcome to the official website of MS51 LeAp! Please take the time to explore our website. Learn about the activities we offer and our program rules and policies.

If you would like to download a LeAp application, please visit the Apply For LeAp page.

We can't wait to meet you!

 

June 16th, 2016

 

June 6th, 2016

LeAp Parents and Friends, join us for a Student/Staff Soccer Game!

May 25th, 2016

May 23, 2016

You're invited to our Spring Celebration on June 13th!

LeAp Parents and Friends, please join us for our Spring Celebration on Monday, June 13th.

From 5:15 to 6:15 there will be a Gallery portion of the celebration. The gallery will be in the Cafeteria. Student's traditional art will be mounted on the walls. Watch films and read poetry made by our students. Take home anthologies of student writing and listen to student's original music. 
For students in these classes: Coming soon!

From 6:20 to 7:30 there will be a performance in the Auditorium. Students in our performing arts class will perform.
For students in these classes: Drum and Dance, Drama (Tuesdays), Yoga & Meditation

If you prefer, you can attend just the gallery or performance (but we would love to see you stay the whole time!)
 

May 10th, 2016

To register, visit this link.

 

May 4th, 2016

 

April 22, 2016

LeAp After-School is having a party! 

Activities include: 

-hat decorating!

-games!

-prizes!


Note: If your child doesn't attend LeAp Afterschool on Fridays but would like to attend the party, please return the bottom portion of this flyer. 

We will gladly accept any donations in the form of napkins, cups, plates and prepackaged desserts.

 

APRIL 13,2016

LeAp Mascot Contest - We have a winner!

Congratulations to Issac Forson, Sydney Wargo, Stella Shepard and Mia Sopchak for winning the Create-a-LeAp-Mascot contest!

 

APRIL 11th,2016

Save the Date! Spring Celebration Details

APRIL 5th,2016

The Top 10 Entries in our Create-A-LeAp Mascot contest have been revealed!

Student voting week is over.

Its up to the LeAp Staff voting committee to choose the top 3 entries!


Winners will be announced the week of April 11th-15th!


Prizes:

3rd place- Your logo will be highlighted on our website, and you will receive a printed and framed print of your mascot and consolation prize.

2nd place- Your logo will be highlighted on our website, and displayed in the MS51 LeAp Office. You will receive a printed and framed print of your mascot and consolation prize.
1st place- Your logo will be on the MS51 LeAp website, displayed in the LeAp Office and printed on our LeAp M51 rosters and attendance sheets. You will receive a printed and framed print of your mascot. Your design may appear on a button or t-shirt! Finally, Your logo may also have a chance to appear on the official LeAp website, www.leapnyc.org!


 

MARCH 29th,2016

Voting for our LeAp Mascot Contest has begun!

This week, LeAp students have the opportunity to vote for their favorite mascot entries.  

Stay tuned to see the top ten entries from our talented students!

 

MARCH 14th, 2016

LeAp Parents,

Please be aware of the following schedule changes:
-There will be no LeAp Afterschool this Thursday, March 17th, due to MS 51 Parent Teacher Conferences.
-There will be no LeAp Afterschool next Friday, March 25th due to the observance of Good Friday.

Have a great Easter weekend!
 

MARCH 14th, 2016

LeAp Mascot Contest-Open to all LeAp Students!

We are now accepting submissions for our First MS51 LeAp Mascot Contest! 

This idea for a mascot contest was conceived by our very own student Cooper Ebbesen (611), who will serve as an honorary judge alongside our LeAp Staff judges.


Contest Rules:

-Your design can be in black or white or color.

-You can submit as many entries as you'd like.

-Each entry must have your name and three reasons why your mascot best represents LeAp Afterschool.

-You can design a mascot using traditional art (pencils, markers,crayons), or with a computer program. 


Voting Schedule:

Entries are due by Thursday, March 24th.


On March 28th, the Round 1 voting period will begin. Students will vote for the top ten mascot designs. Students will vote using our paper ballot box. The Round 1 student voting week will end April 1st.


Round 2 voting will commence on April 4th. Our LeAp Staff voting committee and our honorary student judge will vote for the top three designs.


Winners will be announced the week of April 11th-15th!


Prizes:

3rd place- Your logo will be highlighted on our website, and you will receive a printed and framed print of your mascot and consolation prize.

2nd place- Your logo will be highlighted on our website, and displayed in the MS51 LeAp Office. You will receive a printed and framed print of your mascot and consolation prize.
1st place- Your logo will be on the MS51 LeAp website, displayed in the LeAp Office and printed on our LeAp M51 rosters and attendance sheets. You will receive a printed and framed print of your mascot. Your design may appear on a button or t-shirt! Finally, Your logo may also have a chance to appear on the official LeAp website, www.leapnyc.org!

MARCH 9th, 2016

[Important] Updated Policy about LeAp and Social Media

LeAp Parents, 

Please take a moment to review our updated policy about LeAp and social media. It can be downloaded by clicking this link.


Purpose:

The Department of Youth and Community Development (“DYCD”) recognizes that organizations providing DYCD-funded programs (“Providers” of “Programs”) and Provider employees, directors, volunteers, etc. (together, “Staff”) use social media and messaging applications. Such applications are powerful tools that can enhance education, communication, learning and, but also present various risks. This Social Media Policy governs Program-related use of social media and messaging applications by Providers and Staff and, in particular, interactions with non-adult Program participants (“Participants”). The goal of this Policy is to maximize the benefits of social media and messaging applications to Programs while limiting the downsides.


FEBRUARY 24TH, 2016

The LeAp Day Student/Staff Basketball Game has a new date!

 

FEBRUARY 17TH, 2016

The LeAp Day Student/Staff Basketball Game has been postponed! 


Due to a scheduling conflict our Leap Staff/Student basketball game has been postponed!


Please stay tuned for more details about our rescheduled event.


In the meantime, the Flyers and the Dream Team will be busy practicing for the big game!



FEBRUARY 12TH, 2016

The Team Rosters are in!

THE DREAM TEAM
MR. DORIAN/MS.BUCKLEY

THE FLYERS
MR. YUSEF/MS.STEPHANIE

Charlie "The Giant" McElreath  (Co-Captain)

Xamier Talia-Ferrow Edwards
Kesh "The Ghost" White
JohnLuk "The Pain" Payne
Carlos "The Wiz" Liz
Kourtney "Best Shot" Dunner  (Co-Captain)
Michelle "Red Light" Rojas
Nyklos "The Shield" Wilson
Isabella "Wild Card" Cassetta
Samuel "The Golden boy" Vargas

*Aidan C.-Point Guard

Anjay R.-Shooting Guard Backup

Omar M.-Small Forward

Nailah B.-Center

Patrick L.-Shooting Guard

Angelo A.-Center

Issac F.-Point Guard

Jordan J.-Small Forward Backup (Co-Captain)

Ahlani L.-Power Foward


Did you make the cut?
Root for your friends during the game on March 7th!

To view past News and Notices, click here. 

About LeAP

LeAp is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. LeAp is a leading innovator in educational programs and services and one of the premiere arts-in-education programs in New York City. Since 1977, LeAp has helped over two million students reach their full potential, academically, artistically, and socially.This is LeAp's second year at MS. 51 William Alexander Middle School. For more information about our history and mission, visit the Leap website at Leapnyc.org