At P.S. 253 we believe that " Respect " is a right and expectation of all community members. Each and every day we conduct ourselves in a manner that celebrates the contributions of our diverse community. Together we have built a school who has invested in this belief. The seven-minute video above features a plethora of singing, dancing and acting from students in Pre-K through and including Fifth Grade, as well as a few cameo appearances from our faculty and staff!! The segments were especially created by the students and the Performing Arts Department. The students had an opportunity to experience the artistic processes of performance, while actively engaging in a platform inspiring empowerment and hope: "Respect starts with you and me!" Thank you to our P.S. 253 Family, who came together to make this experience both memorable and inspiring. Special thanks to our incredible Principal, Ms. Speroni, for making this project possible!