Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm
Through Oct 15 Tea School Days
Oct 15 - PTA Diversity Meeting
, 6:30 pm
Oct 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 17 - School Picture Day
Oct 18 - School Tour for Incoming K Families
- RSVP
Oct 19 - Family Friday, 8:35-9:15 am, Please have your child bring a adult palm sized rock
Oct 20 - Boo Bash
Oct 23 - PS 154 Safety Town Hall and PTA Meeting
, 8:30 am
Oct 23 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 24 - Box Tops Due
Oct 25 - Committee to Support Students with Special Needs Hosts Principal Foreman
, 6:30pm
Nov 6 - No School for Students - Election Day!
Nov 8 - Red Hawk Native American All School Assembly



BLUE CARDS

We ask that you update your Blue Cards on-line each year, even if nothing has changed. You will be getting phone calls from the main office if we do not have your new blue card on file yet. You can do it today here: Blue Cards





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TONIGHT!
PARENTS VS. KIDS KICKBALL GAME

FRI, OCT 12, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  
SIGN UP TO PLAY


 


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FAMILY FRIDAY - BRING A ROCK!

Fri, Oct 19, 8:35-9:15 am

In preparation of our first Family Friday event, our teachers will be reading the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. This is a wonderful story of self-acceptance and incorporates many valuable opportunities for discussion focused on our 3 Cs (Courage, Curiosity and Caring). When you visit on the 19th we will be engaging in an art activity, aligned with the story, that involves coloring a rock that we will then place in our outside garden. Next week, please send your child in with a clean, adult palm sized rock.  

Here is a link for a video reading of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989O0O_xc3o

 
 
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PS 154 Garden Committee Fall Harvest Tasting Festival

Fri, Oct 19, 2:45 pm

Sample Some Goodies from our school garden at the Harvest Tasting Festival. The garden committee will be serving food prepared from the herbs and vegetables harvested from our garden. Stick around after school to sample some delicious and healthy fare grown by our kids right in our schoolyard!

 
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BOO BASH

SAT, OCT 20, 4:00-8:00 PM

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

 
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PS 154 SAFETY TOWN HALL/PTA MEETING

TUES, OCT 23, 8:30 AM

Please join us to review how PS 154 keeps our students safe, and to get updated on PTA events and fundraising. A pre-read will be sent a week prior to the meeting.

 
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COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOSTS PRINCIPAL FOREMAN

THURS, OCT 25, 6:30PM IN THE MMR

Principal Foreman will discuss:

  • P S 154 Support Services

  • Evaluations - how to get them and what happens

  • At-risk intervention services

  • IEPs vs 504s

  • How to read and interpret an IEP

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP PS 154 EARN FREE MONEY!


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TEA COLLECTION:

TEA'S SCHOOL DAYS ARE BACK THROUGH OCT 15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!

 
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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND IS HERE!

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Oct 5 - Movie Night
Oct 5-13 Halloween Costume Donations - Drop off in PTA Office
Oct 8 - School is Closed
Oct 8-15 Tea School Days

Oct 9 - Armory Visit for for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 11 - SEE Committee Parenting Book Club
Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm
Oct 15 - PTA Diversity Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 17 - School Picture Day
Oct 18 - School Tour for Incoming K Families
- RSVP
Oct 19 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am, Please read Mr. Foreman’s message below
Oct 20 - Boo Bash
Oct 23 - PS 154 Safety Town Hall and PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Oct 23 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 24 - Box Tops Due
Oct 25 - Committee to Support Students with Special Needs Hosts Principal Foreman, 6:30pm


A Message from Mr. Foreman…

Dear Families,

In preparation of our first Family Friday event on 10/19 our teachers will be reading the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. This is a wonderful story of self-acceptance and incorporates many valuable opportunities for discussion focused on our 3 Cs (Courage, Curiosity and Caring).   When you visit on the 19th we will be engaging in an art activity, aligned with the story, that involves coloring a rock that we will then place in our outside garden. Next week, please send your child in with a clean, adult palm sized rock.  

Here is a link for a video reading of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989O0O_xc3o

On 10/10 we will be conducting a "Soft Lockdown" drill. Since this is the first of the year I wanted you to know in advance. Our teachers have begun to review procedures with their classrooms and are careful to not use any provocative language. When we discuss soft lockdowns we don't include specific "what if" scenarios. We simply tell the children that this drill is practiced in case there is a problem in the building and that it's important to stay in a secure place so that Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley can make sure that everyone is safe.



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MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E

FRI, OCT 5, 6:00-8:30PM IN THE MMR

Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, treats and drinks are served.  And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts! Please email jess@wright.fm if you want to get involved and help out!



MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP PS 154 EARN FREE MONEY!

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TEA COLLECTION:
TEA'S SCHOOL DAYS ARE BACK OCT 8-15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!  


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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) COMMITTEE PRESENTS PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, OCT 11, 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

This book club will serve as a safe, supportive discussion space for parents to learn new parenting philosophies and tools, and to share their parenting challenges and successes within the context of a chosen book. The books chosen will be aligned with the mission of the PS 154 SEE Committee: to support the social and emotional learning of our children and of those who teach and care for them.  Our first book is Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene.
MORE DETAILS


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PARENTS VS. KIDS KICKBALL GAME

FRI, OCT 12, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  
SIGN UP TO PLAY


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BOO BASH

Sat, Oct 20, 4:00-8:00 pm

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…,

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

DONATE YOUR GENTLY LOVED HALLOWEEN COSTUMES NOW UNTIL 10/13

We’re accepting donations of costumes in good condition through Oct 13 for donation to the Kensington shelter. There is a DONATION BOX in the PTA office in the MMR.



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PS 154 Safety Town Hall/PTA meeting

TUES, OCT 23, 8:30 AM

Please join us to review how PS 154 keeps our students safe, and to get updated on PTA events and fundraising. A pre-read will be sent a week prior to the meeting.

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COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOSTS PRINCIPAL FOREMAN

THURS, OCT 25, 6:30PM IN THE MMR

Principal Foreman will discuss:

  • P S 154 Support Services

  • Evaluations - how to get them and what happens

  • At-risk intervention services

  • IEPs vs 504s

  • How to read and interpret an IEP

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm
Sept 29 - Garden Crawl, 10am - 2pm
Oct 5 - Movie Night
Oct 8 - School is Closed
Oct 8-15 Tea School Days
Oct 9 - Armory Visit for 2nd - 5th Grades - Volunteers needed - Sign up coming soon.
Oct 11 - SEE Committee Parenting Book Club
Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm
Oct 15 - PTA Diversity Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 17 - PICTURE DAY
Oct 18 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - RSVP dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov
Oct 19 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15am


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SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT

FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!

Please use Sherman St. entrance. Please NO SCOOTERS or BIKES!



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THE BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDEN CRAWL

SAT, SEPT 29, 10AM - 2PM

PS 154’s Garden Committee is participating! Please come and have your kids learn more about gardening during these sessions:

10-10:45  Fun with Dirt
10:45-11:30 Seed Bomb
11:30-12:15 Fun with Dirt
12:15-1:00 Seed Bombs
1:00-2:00 Fun with Dirt

DROP OFF YOUR USED BOOKS FOR OUR UPCOMING USED BOOK SALE!

Drop off in the schoolyard, which will be open for play from 10am-2pm.


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Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thurs, Oct 4, 6-7 pm

The Sustainability Committee aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the PS 154 community. Please join us for our first meeting of the year! We will discuss how we can help improve recycling and waste management during the school day and at PTA events, bring environmentally-focused enrichments to our kids, organize  recycling drives, and anything else our members bring to the table. Please join us!


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MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E

FRI, OCT 5, 6:00-8:30PM IN THE MMR

Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, treats and drinks are served.  And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts! Please email jess@wright.fm if you want to get involved and help out!




MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP PS 154 EARN FREE MONEY!

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TEA COLLECTION:
TEA'S SCHOOL DAYS ARE BACK OCT 8-15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!  


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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) COMMITTEE PRESENTS PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, OCT 11, 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

This book club will serve as a safe, supportive discussion space for parents to learn new parenting philosophies and tools, and to share their parenting challenges and successes within the context of a chosen book. The books chosen will be aligned with the mission of the PS 154 SEE Committee: to support the social and emotional learning of our children and of those who teach and care for them.  Our first book is Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene.
MORE DETAILS


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BOO BASH

Sat, Oct 20, 4:00-8:00 pm

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…,

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!











Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Sept 22 - Sun Dojo’s Focus for Fall register
Sept 25 - Curriculum Night, 4:30 - 7:30pm - SCHEDULE
Sept 26 - Parents’ Night Out Happy Hour, 6-9 pm
Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm
Sept 29 - Garden Crawl, 10am - 2pm
Oct 5 - Movie Night
Oct 8 - School is Closed
Oct 8-15 Tea School Days Fundraiser

Oct 9 - Armory Visit for 2nd - 5th Grades - Volunteers needed - Sign up coming soon.
Oct 11 - SEE Committee Parenting Book Club details
Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm


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TOMORROW!
SUN DOJO’S FOCUS FOR FALL!

SAT, SEPT 22, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
AT SUN DOJO, 1256 PROSPECT AVENUE

A new Martial Arts seminar designed for 1st-5th graders that will set your student off to a great start this September! Sun Dojo will equip them with the tools they need to have their best school year ever!

More details at ps154.org/shop. $20 per child.

REGISTER HERE





“BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT” aka CURRICULUM NIGHT

TUES, SEPT 25, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Join us to find out what your child will be learning this year in all subjects. The schedule depends on the grade your child is in. Check it out here: Schedule by Grade

Please note, there is a scheduled "Open Classroom Time" during Curriculum Night. This is a time for you to see your child's class and where they spend their day. Please refrain from individual questions with the teachers. Appointments can be made with your child's teacher for another time if you need a one on one meeting. In addition, if you are unable to make it to this event, please reach out to your teacher directly for follow up.

 

We will be using all available space, so unfortunately, we will not be able to provide child care. If needed, your children are welcome to join you, but please make sure they stay under your supervision.



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PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT:
HAPPY HOUR AT DOUBLE WINDSOR

WED, SEPT 26, 6:00-9:00PM

Come alone or with a friend to tie one on with your fellow PS 154 parents. We’d love to see you there and hear all about your summer!



 
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SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT

FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!



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THE BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDEN CRAWL

Sat, Sept 29, 10am - 2pm

PS 154’s Garden Committee is participating! Please come and have your kids learn more about gardening during these sessions:

10-10:45  Fun with Dirt
10:45-11:30 Seed Bomb
11:30-12:15 Fun with Dirt
12:15-1:00 Seed Bombs
1:00-2:00 Fun with Dirt

Drop off your Used Books for our upcoming USED BOOK SALE!

Drop off in the schoolyard, which will be open for play from 10am-2pm.



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MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E

Fri, Oct 5, 6:00-8:30pm in the MMR

Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, treats and drinks are served.  And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts! Please email jess@wright.fm if you want to get involved and help out!

Mark your Calendars and help PS 154 earn free money!


Tea Collection:
Tea's School Days are back Oct 8-15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!  


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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) Committee presents Parenting Book Club

ThurS, Oct 11, 6:30 pm in the MMR

This book club will serve as a safe, supportive discussion space for parents to learn new parenting philosophies and tools, and to share their parenting challenges and successes within the context of a chosen book. The books chosen will be aligned with the mission of the PS 154 SEE Committee: to support the social and emotional learning of our children and of those who teach and care for them.  Our first book is Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene.
MORE DETAILS



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BOO BASH

Sat, Oct 20, 4:00-8:00 pm

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…,

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!











Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Sept 16 - Welcome Back Diversity Potluck, 4-7 pm
Sept 17 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm Pre-read materials
Sept 19 - School Closed for Yom Kippur
Sept 22 - Sun Dojo’s Focus for Fall register
Sept 25 - Curriculum Night, 4:30pm - 7:30 pm
Sept 26 - Parents’ Night Out Happy Hour, 6-9 pm
Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm

Update from your Leadership Team

Check out the “From the Leadership Team” tab on the ps154.org website. Mr. Foreman will be sharing school updates via his very own blog.


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THIS SUNDAY!
WELCOME BACK DIVERSITY POTLUCK

SUN, SEPT 16, 4 - 7 PM IN THE SCHOOLYARD, FREE!

Come check out a performance and mini-class by Buckley’s School of Dance!  They’ll show us their best steps, and how to follow along, starting at 4:30pm.

Our welcome back celebration this year will also feature an eclectic set by DJ JENNY DOOM (aka Jennifer Dumlao) — an awesome parent volunteer with 15+ years of DJ experience spinning NYC clubs, galas, corporate events, weddings, turntablist competitions, tours and more. Jenny will mix a “melting pot” of songs, blending World Music with a sprinkling of Classics and Top 40! Get your global groove on, and come say “hi” at the DJ booth while you're at it — Jenny and her girls Aurora May (3-303) and Leilani (2-207) are enjoying their first few weeks at PS 154!

And don’t forget to sign up to share your culture with our amazing community:

SIGN UP TO SHARE A DISH


PTA GENERAL MEETING

MON, SEPT 17 IN THE MMR
DOORS OPEN AT 6:15 PM TO CHAT WITH FACELAB ABOUT PARENT VOLUNTEERS, MEETING STARTS AT 6:30 PM
Babysitting & Pizza - $5 per child suggested donation

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year!

In case you missed the email with PTA meeting pre-read documents, you can find them all here. 

Agenda includes:

• Updates from Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley + Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger

• Election of 5 PTA Member at Large positions — and Chair of Fundraising! Nominations will be taken from the floor, and you can nominate yourself!

• 2018-19 PTA Events Forecast and how you can help

• School Leadership Team (SLT) update

• Vote on utilization of funds from our unrestricted PTA reserves for Responsive Classroom support, diversity books for classrooms, Occupational Therapy/flexible seating equipment and a new Reading/Writing Intervention Program.

Bring USED BOOKS to the PTA MEETING!

Please bring Used Book Donations to our PTA meeting, Monday 9/17 at 6:30pm. If possible, bag or box them grouped by the grade they are appropriate for. They will be used for our Used Book Fair later in the year.

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SUN DOJO’S FOCUS FOR FALL!

SAT, SEPT 22, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
AT SUN DOJO, 1256 PROSPECT AVENUE

A new Martial Arts seminar designed for 1st-5th graders that will set your student off to a great start this September! Sun Dojo will equip them with the tools they need to have their best school year ever!

More details at ps154.org/shop. $20 per child. All money goes to the PTA!

REGISTER HERE



CURRICULUM NIGHT! (aka “Back to School Night”)

TUES, SEPT 25, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Join us to find out what your child will be learning this year in all subjects. The schedule depends on the grade your child is in. The schedule will be going home soon.

We will be using all available space, so unfortunately, we will not be able to provide child care. If needed, your children are welcome to join you, but please make sure they stay under your supervision.

 

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PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT:
HAPPY HOUR AT DOUBLE WINDSOR

WED, SEPT 26, 6:00-9:00PM

Come alone or with a friend to tie one on with your fellow PS 154 parents. We’d love to see you there and hear all about your summer!

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SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT

FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!

 

Morning School Yard Volunteers Needed

We are looking to add volunteers to our school yard from 7:40am - 8:20am. This is to assist school staff with line-up, but also to help generally make sure our kids are safe while they play before school. Please email Debby Wattenbarger if you are interested.















Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

TONIGHT! Sept 7 - Movie Night - Lego Batman (info below)
Sept 10 & 11 - School closed for Rosh Hashanah
Sept 16 - Welcome Back Diversity Potluck, 4-7 pm
Sept 17 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Sept 19 - School Closed for Yom Kippur
Sept 22 - Sun Dojo’s Focus for Fall
Sept 25 - Curriculum Night, details coming soon
Sept 26 - Parents’ Night Out Happy Hour, 6-9 pm
Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm


Blue Cards

We ask that you update your Blue Cards on-line each year, even if nothing has changed. You can do it today here: Blue Cards

 

Family Income Inquiry Forms

The state requires a Family Income Inquiry Form from every family. The results may lead to more funding if PS154 qualifies for Title 1 money. Paper copies were sent home with students on the first day of school, and you can also fill it out online at https://www.myschoolapps.com. Your answers are private and the DOE is prohibited by federal law from sharing them.

 

Did you know you can volunteer in the lunchroom?

Volunteers help keep the lunch room organized and fun for our children as they have down time from their studies. The success of your child’s education can be found in the many aspects of their school day. This includes their lunch time. In order for our children to enjoy every part of their day at PS 154, we need dedicated people EACH DAY to help in the lunchroom. This is also a great opportunity to get to know the wonderful children and families in our school.

In order to volunteer, please read and sign the volunteer agreement. You are required to sign and return the Expectations for Volunteers form to Debby Wattenbarger before serving as a lunchroom volunteer. Hope to see you soon!
 

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TONIGHT! MOVIE NIGHT: LEGO BATMAN

Friday, Sept 7 in MMR
Doors open at 6 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm

Our movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies at PS 154! Suggested entry donation: $5 per person. Concessions $1

 

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WELCOME BACK DIVERSITY POTLUCK

Sun, Sept 16, 4 - 7 pm in the schoolyard, FREE!

Welcome back to school! Come share your cultural and culinary background in our schoolyard celebration of diversity, and enjoy music, games and friends as we celebrate the beginning of school.

SIGN UP TO SHARE A DISH
 

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PTA GENERAL MEETING

MON, SEPT 17 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

Babysitting & Pizza - $5 per child suggested donation

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year. Agenda includes:

• Updates from Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley + Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger

• Election of 5 PTA Member at Large positions — nominations will be taken from the floor, and you can nominate yourself!

• 2018-19 PTA Events Forecast and how you can help

• School Leadership Team (SLT) update

• Vote on utilization of funds from our unrestricted PTA reserves for Responsive Classroom support, diversity books for classrooms, Occupational Therapy/flexible seating equipment and a new Reading/Writing Intervention Program.
 

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SUN DOJO’S FOCUS FOR FALL!

SAT, SEPT 22, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
AT SUN DOJO, 1256 PROSPECT AVENUE

A new Martial Arts seminar designed for 1st-5th graders that will set your student off to a great start this September! Sun Dojo will equip them with the tools they need to have their best school year ever!

More details at ps154.org/shop. $20 per child.

REGISTER HERE

 

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PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT:
HAPPY HOUR AT DOUBLE WINDSOR

WED, SEPT 26, 6:00-9:00PM

Come alone or with a friend to tie one on with your fellow PS 154 parents. We’d love to see you there and hear all about your summer!

 

SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT

FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!

 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Sept 4 - Kindergarten After School Orientation, 9 am
Sept 4 - Kindergarten Meet & Greet, 10:30 am
Sept 5 - 1st Day of School! (½ Day for Kindergarten)
Sept 7 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:30 am
Sept 7 - Movie Night - Lego Batman (info below)
Sept 10 & 11 - School closed for Rosh Hashanah
Sept 16 - Welcome Back Diversity Potluck, 4-7 pm
Sept 17 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Sept 22 - Sun Dojo’s Focus for Fall (info below)
Sept 26 - Parents’ Night Out Happy Hour, 6-9 pm
Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm

 

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL FOR 2018-2019

What time does school start? What time does school end? Find out who, what, when and where here:
Arrival & Dismissal

 

CLASS PARENTS — WE NEED YOU!

Are you interested in being a class parent for your child's class this year? Please email Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger as soon as possible at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov so she can start sending out class contact lists.

 

BLUE CARDS

We ask that you update your Blue Cards online each year, even if nothing has changed. You can do it today here: Blue Cards

 

EPI PENS & OTHER MEDICINE NEEDS

Does your child need an Epi Pen or other medicine during the school day? You must alert the school nurse as soon as possible and complete a 504 form. You can call the school at 718-768-0057 and press 3 to be connected directly to our school nurse.
 

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COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

Friday, Sept 7, 8:30-930 am in MMR

Join the PTA of P.S. 154 in hosting our first Coffee with the Principal of the year. Hear from Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley about their plans for the school year, which will be followed by a Q&A. If there are specific questions you already have, please email them to pta_info@ps154.org and we will make sure they are addressed!

 

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MOVIE NIGHT: LEGO BATMAN

Friday, Sept 7 in MMR, Doors open at 6 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm.

Our movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies at PS 154!
Suggested entry donation: $5 per person. Concessions $1
 

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WELCOME BACK DIVERSITY POTLUCK

Sun, Sept 16, 4 - 7 pm in the schoolyard, FREE!

Welcome back to school! Come share your cultural and culinary background in our schoolyard celebration of diversity, and enjoy music, games and friends as we celebrate the beginning of school.

SIGN UP TO SHARE A DISH
 


PTA GENERAL MEETING

MON, SEPT 17 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

Babysitting & Pizza - $5 per child suggested donation

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year. Agenda includes:

• Updates from Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley + Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger

• Election of 5 PTA Member at Large positions — nominations will be taken from the floor, and you can nominate yourself!

• 2018-19 PTA Events Forecast and how you can help

• School Leadership Team (SLT) update

• Vote on utilization of funds from our unrestricted PTA reserves for Responsive Classroom support, diversity books for classrooms, Occupational Therapy/flexible seating equipment and a new Reading/Writing Intervention Program.

 

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SUN DOJO’S FOCUS FOR FALL!

SAT, SEPT 22, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
AT SUN DOJO, 1256 PROSPECT AVENUE

A new Martial Arts seminar designed for 1st-5th graders that will set your student off to a great start this September! Sun Dojo will equip them with the tools they need to have their best school year ever!

$20 per child — all money goes to the PTA.
SIGN UP
 

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PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: HAPPY HOUR AT DOUBLE WINDSOR

WED, SEPT 26, 6:00-9:00PM

Come alone or with a friend to tie one on with your fellow PS 154 parents. We’d love to see you there and hear all about your summer!

 

 

SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT

FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

July 31 - CEC15 Special Education Workshop - info below
Sept 5 - 1st Day of 2018-2019 School Year! (½ day for Kindergarten)



PS 154 AFTER SCHOOL UPDATES

Important Upcoming Dates for After School:

Thurs 8/9 - Catalog available
Thurs 8/16 @ 9:00 am - Fall 2018 Registration Starts
Thurs 9/6 - First Day of After School
Mon 9/17 - Fall 2018 Clubs start

PS 154 CAMP SUMMER FRIENDSHIP STILL HAS SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Spots still available for week of 7/23 and week of 7/30 for rising k to rising 3rd graders. INFO HERE.

After School has a new phone extension. Please dial 1034 to reach the PTA After School program and PTA Camp Summer Friendship.
 

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PTA FINANCE AUDIT

The PTA needs someone to perform an audit on our finances. If that is something within your skill set and you are able to donate time to help us, we would be incredibly grateful. Please email pta_info@ps154.org if you can make our audit dreams come true!


2018-2019 PTA EVENTS

We’re excited to roll out a year of fun community and fundraising events, and we hope you’ll make this the year you get involved!  Please email events chair Jess Wright (jess@wright.fm) with any questions or ideas you have about next year’s events.

To join our events committee, movie night committee, or event food committee, please email as well!  Volunteering for events is a great way to get to know more families within our school community.

 

SUMMERTIME!

We are in and out all summer. Please be patient with our response time if you are trying to reach us. Find information about School and our PTA & After School here: www.ps154.org


CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS

Classroom assignments will be sent out in August. Rising 1st - 5th Grade families, if you haven’t done so yet, please send your summer email information as soon as possible to dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

Please include: Child’s Full Name; Parent/Guardian Name(s); and Email Address(es).

All Kindergarten students will receive their letters via regular mail.

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Out and about this summer? There are always opportunities to learn. Check out some free activities in our very own Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Public Library.

 

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FREE SUMMER MEALS!

Don’t forget you can have free summer meals all around the city.
CHINESE | SPANISH | ENGLISH - and more INFO HERE

 


CEC15 SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Tues, July 31, 6:30 to 8:30PM
MS 88, Room 256, 544 7th Ave

See the flyers here for more information in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

 

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The deadline for placing orders is AUG 10. THESE ORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS on, or a few days before AUG 31.

Ordering a tool kit is NOT compulsory, but it helps keeps your child's classroom stocked with much needed supplies (chosen by the teachers), supports the PTA, and keeps you from having to rush around shopping in September.

ORDER ONLINE HERE
MORE DETAILS HERE