AT LGCS, we’re building a positive school culture that stresses positive interactions between students, and cooperative small-group learning. Social skills development includes teaching students to respectfully express their needs and feelings in the classroom setting. Our Responsive Classroom approach has five targeted behavior skills: Cooperation, Assertion (speak up clearly), Responsibility for action, Empathy, and Self-Control.
Our interactive morning meetings start off the day with sharing about ourselves, and the world. And throughout the school year, we take time to celebrate our achievements, and our End of Year celebration brings together students and families.
We like to have fun, be it on Crazy Sock Day, Pajama Day, or the day when students and staff come dressed as their favorite literary character.
Parent volunteers play an important role at LGCS.
The main vehicle for volunteering is the LGCS Parent Association, which organizes the school's book fair, and events for students. Each classroom has at least one class parent who helps arrange for parents to volunteer in the classroom, reading to students, or assisting teachers and aides. Parents with a particular expertise can talk with students about their specialties. They can also serve as chaperones on the weekly field-study trips to educational sites in Brooklyn.