*Update – Corsi-Rosenthal Box Project*
Tue, Jan 18 7:57am

Off to a good start, the project has built 18 boxes so far and distributed them to the Carroll Street cafeteria and classrooms at both sites. Now we need to accomplish the big push to build the filters for all of our classrooms. 

 

We are planning several events to build the air filters, and we’re asking interested parents, family members, and teachers to join us and help (all volunteers will need to be vaccinated and masked, since assembly will take place inside the school building). There will be at least 2 build dates this week, watch for announcements about days and times. 

 

Distribution of Boxes 

 

Planned

Built

Needed

Carroll Street

32

15

17

Adelphi Street

16

3

13

Total

48

18

30

 

Why are we building them?

An idea to improve air quality in our classrooms was brought to the PTA and SLT. It is an inexpensive, effective air filter called a Corsi-Rosenthal (CR) box that can be provided to each classroom to improve air cleaning and air circulation. They are inexpensive because they are designed from off-the-shelf parts and assembled by volunteers. We’re very excited about building these simple, efficient filters and improving air quality in all of our classrooms.

 

Tests have shown that the clean air provided by the Corsi-Rosenthal boxes is high volume and effective at eliminating the tiny aerosol particles that carry the virus. Based on the average size of our classrooms, these filters will provide approximately 3 Air-Changes/Hour (ACH) which will be a valuable improvement for students and teachers in the room. 

 

Some helpful articles about the Corsi-Rosenthal Boxes

https://www.resolvedanalytics.com/theflux/air-purifier-cfd-comparison

https://encycla.com/Corsi-Rosenthal_Cube

 

How can you help?

While each CR box is individually not very expensive, we are planning to build a total of 48 CR boxes to cover classrooms, the cafeterias, and other spaces occupied by many people throughout the day. The PTA needs help from people who can help build the air-filter boxes, and from people willing to fund the purchase of the necessary supplies for the boxes. Anyway that you can contribute will be greatly appreciated. 

 

 

Other upcoming events:

Thurs. Jan. 20th 6:45PM - January PTA Meeting - includes SLT special election

Mon. Jan. 24th - PS372 Virtual Book Fair begins (ends Feb 28th)

Tues. Feb 1st - Annual Readathon Begins! - Ready, Set, Read!