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Means to treat others with kindness. Resolve conflicts in a healthy way via verbal communication.
Maintain all classrooms Leap uses in an orderly fashion and follow the rules of the adults in the program.
Means to come to the LEAP program on the days you are assigned.
Contact the program to inform Jeneen and Cristina of absences and come straight to the cafeteria at dismissal time.
READY TO LEARN
Means being open to try new things and listening to your teacher.
News and Notices
May 24th, 2019
LEAP Families! You're invited to our Spring Celebration!
For the first time in MS 51 history, all activity classes will come together to make one presentation! This year we will presenting an original play titled 'Time Travels". The play will begin at 5:30 in the auditorium. If you want to join us for pizza and cupcakes, we will have a party for students at 4:30 pm in the cafeteria.
May 8th, 2019
March 13, 2019
LEAP Families! Important Program Closure Dates!
December 17th, 2018
LEAP Families! Please join us for our Winter Celebration!
November 27th, 2018
Families, please mark Monday, December 17th on your calendars! On that day, we will have our semi-annual celebration of LEAP student talent. Students in our enrichment classes will show off everything they've been working on since September! We will release the exact times and locations for the gallery and performance presentations soon.
There will be pizza for students and families. We can't wait to see you there!
November 20th, 2018
LEAP Families! Please be aware of the following schedule changes!
Wednesday, November 21st- Classes will end at 5pm. We will have 2 shortened activity periods.
Tuesday, November 27th- There will be no LEAP classes.
October 19th, 2018
LEAP Families! LEAP at MS 51 is excited to announce our annual family Halloween party!
All LEAP students and families are welcome to attend.
Families, if you would like to donate bottled drinks or packaged goods, please bring them to room B19 (you may drop them off before or of the day of the party.) If you are donating a homemade baked good, please include an ingredient list.
Students who are attending the party who don't normally attend LEAP on Tuesdays must come down to the cafeteria at 3:00pm.
September 16th, 2018
Class Rosters are up!
September 14th, 2018
Thanks and Important Notices
Monday, September 17th - First day of LEAP! All students registered for Monday classes are required to come straight down the cafeteria at 2:40 pm!
Wednesday, September 19th- Yom Kippur. DOE schools closed.
Thursday, September 20th- MS 51 Curriculum Night - No LEAP After school
August 23rd, 2018
LEAP Families! Please Read Our New Orientation Dates!
Families, please be aware that our Orientation dates have changed!
August 23rd, 2018
Important Information about LEAP Start Date!
August 23rd, 2018
New Student Orientation Info for Prospective and Returning LEAP Families!
Hello New LeAp Families!
If you would like to download a LEAP application, please visit the Apply For LeAp page.
We can't wait to meet you!
What is LEAP orientation?
An information session outlining LEAP policies, procedures, and program offerings. Families will also have the oportunity to meet LEAP staff and have their questions answered.Families must attend LEAP orientation to submit their child/ren's application and secure a spot in the LEAP program.
Please bring your student to orientation! Students will be treated to a fun-filled kid friendly orientation that introduces LEAP staff and rules.
When is LEAP orientation?
First Leap Family Orientation
Second Leap Family Orientation
Third Leap Family Orientation
*Students of families that attend orientation will have a spot in the program, but to make sure your child gets first choice of classes, we recommend coming to our first session!
What do I need to attend LEAP orientation?
-A filled out LEAP application-We strongly encourage to bring your child/ren with you so that we may answer any questions they may have!
Do I need to attend orientation and fill out a new application even if my child/ren participated in LEAP last year?
May 29th, 2018
LEAP Families! Important Information About the 2018-2019 School Year!
Whether you're returning or new, all families are required to fill out a COMPASS application and attend an orientation.
For more information about the application process for next school year, visit our Apply for LEAP page.
Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (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 fourth year at MS. 51 William Alexander Middle School. For more information about our history and mission, visit the LEAP website at Leapnyc.org.
Jeanine Espinosa 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