Kindergarten Families, welcome to PS 154!
Please reach out to our PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our PTA or want to get involved over the summer. Our PTA president, Zoë Kashner, or President Elect, Nicole Brier, will get right back to you! And you can always reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger: DWattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.
EVERY PARENT/GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WHO ATTENDS PS 154 IS A MEMBER OF THE PS 154 PTA.
The PTA of P.S. 154 Brooklyn is a collaboration of parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff within our school community. The PTA serves an important fundraising, communications, and at times, problem-solving role for our school. It organizes and supports PTA-funded programs that benefit our students, and a number of events throughout the year to raise funds and build community.
2017-18 EVENTS ROADMAP
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Below is a list of the biggest PTA-sponsored fundraising events of the year.
BOO BASH - SATURDAY OCTOBER 21st
Spooky late-afternoon kids’ party
Glow-light dance party, witches’ den, crafts, and treats
WINTER FAIR - SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND
Afternoon of crafts, student performances, games, and food
Teacher experience raffle
Live and silent auctions with amazing prizes
Winter Fair Event Chair Needed! Work with an existing team of experienced managers (decorations, raffles, auctions--taken care of already!) as a lead organizer. Contact Maggie Ross Newville at email@example.com.
RAFFLEMANIA - DATE TBD IN EARLY SPRING
Adults-only evening for parents and teachers
Food, cocktails, and raffles galore
Rafflemania Event Chair Needed! Work with other experienced leaders to organize. We need to train a new leader for this fun event! Contact Maggie Ross Newville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING FLING - SATURDAY MAY 19
Schoolyard carnival with food, rides, games, face-painting, and crafts
Live bands and other entertainment
We Need Your Leadership. Any of these roles can be YOURS… NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY….we’ll train you!
EVENT LEADERS NEEDED
Contact Maggie Ross Newville at email@example.com for more information.
Winter Fair Event Chair
Work with an existing team of experienced managers (decorations, raffles, auctions--NOT your problem!) as a lead organizer.
Rafflemania Event Chair
Work with other experienced leaders to organize our parents-only event in the early Spring. We need to train a new leader for this fun event!
2 Event Food Managers
Each person heads up food for 2 of the 4 events (Boo Bash, Winter Fair, Raffle Mania, and Spring Fling) and assists with the other 2. Plan the menu, get food donations, shop, prep, and supervise the volunteers.
Start Supporting PS 154 this summer with our "Free Money" Programs!
Here are some ways you can help earn cash for our PTA—just by shopping:
Instead of typing in amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com and choose “PTA of PS154 Brooklyn Inc.” as the charitable organization you want to support. You’ll find the exact same Amazon site, except that .5% of your purchase will be donated to our PTA. Be sure to bookmark the link so you’ll remember to use Smile, rather than the regular Amazon site, every time you shop. You can also pass on this info to grandparents and other family and friends who might like to contribute.
These personalized dishwasher- and washer/dryer-safe labels help keep your kid’s clothes, backpack, lunchbox, and containers from going missing. Go to www.mabelslabels.com, click "Support a Fundraiser" in the top right, and select “PS 154 Brooklyn” and they will donate 20% of your purchase!
FAIRWAY COMMUNITY PARTNERS
If you shop at Fairway, be sure to present your Community Partners card at checkout and they will donate 3% of your purchase to our school. Plus, look for info on quarterly “Double Days” when the donation is doubled.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Find the “Box Tops for Education” logo on dozens of products. Clip the logos before you throw out the packages, collect them in a Ziploc bag (be sure to take out any expired ones), and leave them in the bin in Ms. Guzzi’s office. Our PTA submits them twice a year for a donation.
TEA SCHOOL DAYS
Keep an eye out for info on these online promotions that run one week each in the fall and spring with Tea Collection, a children’s clothing retailer. We’ll send out a special promo code that will get you 15% off—and a 15% donation to our school!
Download this app on iTunes or Google Play, and use it to snap and send photos of your grocery receipts. Stores will donate to our school for each photo sent.
Again, please reach out to our PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our PTA or want to get involved over the summer. Our PTA president, Zoë Kashner, or President Elect, Nicole Brier, will get right back to you!
Have a great summer! We look forward to meeting you in the fall!