Service Projects

2022 Spring Projects

New murals painted on second floor and kindergarten section of our elementary school side by Saint-Cyr art Studio and P&P Murals. Isn't it just beautiful and inspirational?
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Past Panther Projects

2021 Holiday Caroling 
This year third and seventh graders banded together to share the holiday spirit. Practicing Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Have a Merry Christmas with Dean Bratton, our students worked hard to showcase the holiday songs to our school community.
On Tuesday, 12/21/21, we visited the Fire station and Senior Center. On Wednesday, 12/22/21, we visited the John Croaker Daycare center and the Annex Building to spread the holiday cheer. 



Principal Marshall, AP Witherspoon, and AP Augustin representing colors for Juneteenth

Happy Freedom Friday for our Juneteenth celebration!
"President Biden signed a bill establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is now the 11th federal holiday!
Although we are celebrating freedom, let's continue to commit to the fight for racial justice in all aspects of American life. Freedom has impacted my life because as a child of immigrants, I had opportunities that my parents did not have which has shaped my appreciation for education.
Freedom for me means opportunity."
- Ms. Marshall
Staff picture in main office representing colors for Juneteenth.
Ms. Bell, Ms. Marshall, and Dean Bratton representing Juneteenth colors!  Ms. Rivera, Ms. Nicole, and Ms. Jakes representing Juneteenth colors!  Ms. Rivera, Ms. Marshall, Mr. Williams, and Ms. Jakes representing Juneteenth colors!

P.S./I.S.45K Garden of Hope

Students plant their first tree at the PS/IS 45 Garden of Hope5th grade students plant their first tree at the PS/IS 45K Garden of Hope.

Our first tree at the Garden of Hope is planted to honor the memory of Amyelin Pinzon, our 1st grade angel that passed away this year.
This garden also represents our students, the kids at hope who are the hope for our future and our world. In addition, we will giving a plant to each of our classes to nurture and grow. This effort has really touched the hearts of our school community, showing how one act of kindness to spread love in our community and also benefits our planet!
How did the Garden of Hope Start?
Our staff Ms. Davis , Ms. Edwards , Ms. De La Cruz , and Ms. Gonzalez have teamed up to create "the Garden of Hope." The first tree will be planted in our school yard by "The B Team" staff, Ms. Beatriz, Ms. Brittman, Ms. Burgos, Dean Bratton, Ms. Bell and our 5th grade classes!
How can I help?
Pick up a plant/seed at school on Tuesday April 27th & Wednesday April 28th to take care of or plant in your home.

Other ways we celebrated Earth Day:

PS/IS 45K Celebrates Earth Day
6th Grader, Alexa Restituyo, is urging everyone to stop hurting the Earth by recycle6th Grader, Alexa Restituyo, is urging everyone to stop hurting the Earth by recycle
3K Celebrates Earth Day
3K Students celebrate our Earth by showing off personalized artwork!
2nd Grade's class plant named Bunny.2nd Grade Class Plant Bunny. 
Pre K learning how to plant plants!Pre K learning how to plant plants!
Pre K students Learning how to plant plants!
4th Grade poems on ways we can protect our Earth.

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PS/IS 45K Food Drive Banner. October 25 - November 12, 2021Annual Food Drive 
We have launched our food drive to support (City Harvest NYC) and we hope you will join us by making a healthy food donation. It couldn’t be easier to do.
How can I help?
Visit our webpage ) pick out and purchase the food you would like to donate and it will be delivered directly to (City Harvest NYC) once the drive is over.
Why this project?
People struggling with food insecurity also struggle with high rates of diet related health issues due to lack of access to healthy food. Our food drive is designed to help them with the kind of food they really need.


Please support our #GiveHealthy Food Drive! OR please encourage the students to show compassion for other New Yorkers who are experiencing food insecurities. Donate can foods and other nonperishables.

Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope
This year we created an interactive museum that includes various exhibits that are created and curated by our students. The exhibits will include social justice warriors, The Arts, and cultural heritage.
Special thanks to Ms. Polite, Ms. De La Cruz, 4th grade, and other school staff for your help to put it all together!

P.S./I.S. 45K Celebrates Heart Healthy Month

28 Days Toward a Healthy Heart Try one of these tips each day for a month, then keep up the momentum and make your favorites part of your regular routine.  Day 1 Call a friend and join the #OurHearts movement. Day 2 Make a hearthealthy snack. Day 3 Schedule your annual physical. Discuss your heart health goals with your doctor. Day 4 Squat it out. Do 1 minute of squats. Day 5 Sport red today for National Wear Red Day. Day 6 Make today a salt-free day. Use herbs for flavor instead of salt. Day 7 Visit to take the first step to quitting smoking. Day 8 Get your blood pressure checked. Day 9 Walk an extra 15 minutes today. Day 10 Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity today. Day 11 Plan your menu for the week with hearthealthy recipes. Day 12 Reduce stress using relaxation techniques. Day 13 Give the elevator a day off and take the stairs. Day 14 Protect your sweetheart’s heart: Plan a hearthealthy date. Day 15 Swap the sweets for a piece of fruit for dessert. Day 16 Stress less. Practice mindful meditation for 10 minutes. Day 17 Head to bed with enough time to get a full 7-8 hours of sleep. Day 18 Add a stretch break to your calendar to increase your flexibility. Day 19 Eat vegetarian for a day. Day 20 Share a funny video or joke that makes you laugh. Day 21 Dance for 15 minutes to your favorite music. Day 22 Call a relative and ask about your family health history. Day 23 March in place during commercial breaks to get your heart going. Day 24 Get a tape measure and find out the size of your waist. Day 25 Ask a family member or neighbor to join you for a walk. Day 26 Fill half of your lunch and dinner plates with vegetables. Day 27 See how many push-ups you can do in 1 minute. Day 28 Pay it forward and tell a friend about The Heart Truth®.
PS/IS Service Project Committee is asking you to make a donation to the American Heart Association in recognition of Heart Healthy Month.

Make a donation today through the month of February on behalf of P.S./I.S. 45K to the American Heart Association.
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Proud Panthers stand with Haiti Banner

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in partnership with The City of New York, is directing people to donate cash to the following relief organizations.
The School Service Team will take up a collection and make a donation behalf of our school community. If you prefer you can go to the site Hope For Haiti and make a personal Donation.
We are collecting from October 18th - October 22nd, 2021
Make a donation today: 
School staff pictured in pink pride for BCA support in the auditorium.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Join our Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser  by donation or action!  Visit our website’s Service Project page for more.

In the month of October, we join together in fight for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families by participating in our local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser. Our school community raised a total of over $2,000 and walked a total of 22 miles during our during our BCA Walk.


Our school goal is to raise $1,000 by the end of October! 


Please use the link below to contribute to our school team. 


  • Purchase a $2.00 pink ribbon for THE WALL OF HOPE 
  •  Purchase a raffle ticket for $5.00 

  • Wearing Pink on Tuesday, October 12th 
  • Join our PS/IS 45 Breast Cancer Walk where we will walk for a total of 15 miles around the 45 Park on Friday, October 15, 2021.  
We reached our goal of $2,056! OUR GOAL was $1,000
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Save the dates!
October 22nd, and 23rd, 2020
Continuing our school tradition with Breast Cancer Walk every October, please wear PINK on October 22nd and 23rd to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser Banner


Please join us in fighting for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families by participating in our local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser.


Our school goal is to raise $1,000 by the end of October! We can do it, yes, we can!


Please use the link below to contribute to our school team. 

Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual, nationwide event that started in 2009 to raise awareness about the need for computer science education for all learners and highlight its importance in 21st-century careers. This year it’s celebrated the week of December 7th.

Computer Science Week for All 12/7-12/13

Photo Collections

Panther Toy Drive Flyer

Panther Jingle Jangle

Students receiving toys from our 2020 December Panther Toy Drive.