Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5
PITTSBURGH — Kindergarten students at Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5 in Squirrel Hill started cruising in physical education class on Monday, thanks to a surprise delivery of 24 bicycles. Engineering company HDR and All Kids Bike provided the school with the bikes, helmets, and more, as part of an initiative that seeks to teach kids how to ride at school.
Pittsburgh Phillips K-5 had a slime the teacher event today to celebrate working hard to be respectful all month as part of their PBIS incentive. Third grade teacher Mrs. ElSabbagh was the brave staff member who was selected by students and families through a raffle at Back to School Night.
Superintendent Dr. Wayne N. Walters has been named the inaugural honoree of The Plant A Seed Experience. The experience supports the work of Plant A Seed Children’s Partnership Inc., which through its Working Supportive/Mentoring Curriculum supports youth with life skills that will guide them to better conflict resolution and decision-making - planting comprehensive skills for tomorrow’s generation today.
Twelve school across Pittsburgh Public Schools are among the 781 schools nationwide to be named as America’s Healthiest Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The recognition, awarded by Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), a leading children’s health organization, honors schools’ dedication to supporting the health and well-being of students, staff, and families.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Pittsburgh Minadeo is a PreK-5 neighborhood school nestled on a quiet residential street in Squirrel Hill. The school was named in memory of John Minadeo, a patrol boy at the former Gladstone School located on Hazelwood Avenue, who gave his life to help save others from a runaway car. To support our safe learning environment, the Student Code of Conduct is followed and supported by a strong School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Program. Behavior Expectations are communicated through a framework called PRIDE: Polite, Responsible, In- Control, Do Your Best, and Engaged. It is a proactive, positive, instructional approach to classroom management. We hold ourselves accountable for preparing all children to achieve academic excellence and strength of character so they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life.
There are several technology programs, a computer lab,computers, and iPads that provide additional media for student learning. All students in grades K-5 are scheduled for physical education, art, and music. Students are also scheduled with the librarian weekly for book circulation. The choral and instrumental music students prepare annual winter and spring concerts. In grade 3, each student is exposed to 9 new instruments. This is a great opportunity to decide if he or she would like to join the instrumental program in 4th or 5th grade.
There are many programs at Minadeo that support academic achievement, as well as development of the whole child.
Our students can also participate an annual talent show, play intramural basketball, and train for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon. Minadeo has partnerships with community organizations such as Center of Life, The Pittsburgh Chess Club, Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, Oasis Tutors, and many local universities to provide additional opportunities for meeting the needs of a diverse student population. We partner with MEDP to provide families with before- school care and after- school care until 6:00 P.M.
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Minadeo PreK-5, located at 6502 Lilac St, was built in 1957. The 2 story building a total area of 81,160 square feet.