Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

This is an exciting time of year. Class trips and other events may not be listed below. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

June 18 - 5th Grade Graduation, at the K280 auditorium, 10am
June 19 - School Spirit Day. Wear your PS 154 t-shirts and gear!
June 19 - 5th Grade v. Teachers Kickball Game
June 19 - Middle School Info Meeting, 6:30pm in the MMR
June 20 - New Parent Orientation, 9am in the MMR
June 20 - School Leadership Team (SLT), 4pm
June 20 - Ballroom Dance Competition, 6pm at MS839
June 21 - K110 & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am in the cafeteria
June 22 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - Movie Night 6pm, details below
June 24 - Brooklyn Cyclones Game, 4pm
June 26 - Last Day of School! 11:30am Dismissal!

 

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D15 Diversity Plan: Survey & Community Presentation

WED, JUNE 20, 6:30pm

at Sunset Park High School, 153 35th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Over the last 6 months, the D15 Diversity Plan Working Group and School Community have worked collaboratively to develop a set of recommendations to create diverse, meaningfully integrated middle schools.

Please join us at the final community presentation as part of the D15 Diversity Plan process!

RSVP HERE

Please take a moment to fill out the D15 Diversity Plan Survey on the middle school application process! Your voice is important to this process!

Por favor tome un momento para llenar esta encuesta sobre el proceso de admisión a la escuela intermedia/middle school.
English Language Survey
Encuesta en español
中國語文調查

For more information visit www.d15diversityplan.com

 

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FINAL PTA MEETING

FRI, JUNE 22, 8:30am in the Cafeteria

Be sure to keep an eye on your email — we will be sending an agenda and proposed PTA plans for next year via email a few days before the meeting. Please come and vote on next school year’s PTA budget.

We are still $17,000 below our goal of $100,000 for our PTA Annual Fund. Last year we were able to raise $100,000 together with direct donations. Please consider donating this year, if you haven't already. No amount is too small—or too large! Donate at www.ps154.org/donate.

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MOVIE NIGHT - PETER RABBIT

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30pm

Surprise! We had so much fun at our movie nights, we want to have one last event before the school year is out. Join us at 6pm for open schoolyard play. The movie starts at 6:30pm. $5 suggested entry per person, plus pizza, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, snacks and treats available for additional purchase.

 

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BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 4pm

PS 154 and the Brooklyn Cyclones are inviting families to put the FUN back in fundraising for the annual, end-of-school year minor league baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island!

2pm: Gates open, 3:15pm: Pre-game School Spirit Parade (line up in section 24), 4:00pm: Game starts!  

Purchase tickets by MON, JUNE 18

  1. Go to https://groupmatics.events

  2. Enter the code: PS154

  3. Select the desired tickets from the menu

  4. Proceed to checkout

  5. Pay with your credit card

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your event organizer Karen Sarraga Russell at (646) 775-8719 or PTA_Info@ps154.org and she will help you.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

This is an exciting time of year. Class trips and other events may not be listed below. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 12 - Middle School Info Mtg, 8:30am in the cafeteria
June 12 - 2nd Grade Landmark Museum, 8:45am
June 12 - Superintendent Parent Meeting, 6:30pm in the MMR
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays (during school day-time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 14 - Parenting & the Art of War - Parent Workshop, 6:30pm Buy tix here!
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr
June 18 - 5th Grade Graduation, at the K280 auditorium, 10am
June 18 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 19 - School Spirit Day. Wear your PS 154 shirts and gear!
June 19 - 5th Grade v. Teachers Kickball Game
June 19 - Middle School Info Mtg, 6:30pm in the MMR
June 21 - K110 & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - PTA General Meeting, cafeteria, 8:30am
June 22 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - Movie Night 6pm, details below
June 24 - Brooklyn Cyclones Game, 4pm
June 26 - Last Day! 11:30am Dismissal!

 

SUPERINTENDENT PARENT MEETING:
NEW PRINCIPAL MEET & GREET

Tuesday, JUNE 12, 6:30pm in the MMR

Join us in the MMR for introductions and meet your new administrative team! Babysitting & pizza at $5 per child. Please let us know if you need babysitting at PTA_Info@ps154.org so that we can plan ahead.

 

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FATHER’S DAY COOKIE SALE

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, during school hours

$5 PER COOKIE
Each class will get a chance to visit during the school day. All profits go to benefiting PTA Programs.
 

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PARENT TALK: PARENTING AND THE ART OF WAR

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 6:30-8pm - Buy tix here!

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of the PTA of PS 154 presents this talk by Neil Weintraub, LCSW (and PS 154 parent!)

Apply wisdom from Sun Tzu's 2,500-year-old military manuscript to contemporary parenting issues. Parents will discuss how to choose their battles and timing, how to avoid power struggles, and how to win without fighting. 

Neil Weintraub is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with over 25 years experience working with children from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings. He is a School Social Worker at an elementary school in Brooklyn. The father of three boys, he also spends his summer at a Sleepaway Camp in the Hudson Valley. Mr. Weintraub maintains a practice in Park Slope Brooklyn with a focus on Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, depression, and parenting issues. His other workshops include, "Helping Children Deal with Anxiety," "Everything We Always Forget about Memory and Other Executive Functions," "Parenting Boys" and "Independence, a Guide for Helicopter Pilots." He is also a PS 154 parent!

 AT PS 154 / 1625 11th Ave between Sherman & Windsor
TICKETS $10 / Open to the community
Thank you for understanding that this event is for adults only.

 

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MOVIE NIGHT - PETER RABBIT

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30pm
 

Surprise! We had so much fun at our movie nights, we want to have one last event before the school year is out. Join us at 6pm for open schoolyard play. The movie starts at 6:30pm. $5 suggested entry per person, plus pizza, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, snacks and treats available for additional purchase.

 

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BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 4pm
 

PS 154 and the Brooklyn Cyclones are inviting families to put the FUN back in fundraising for the annual, end-of-school year minor league baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island!

2pm: Gates open, 3:15pm: Pre-game School Spirit Parade (line up in section 24), 4:00pm: Game starts!  Purchase tickets by MON, JUNE 18

Purchase tickets online:

  1. Go to https://groupmatics.events

  2. Enter the code: PS154

  3. Select the desired tickets from the menu

  4. Proceed to checkout

  5. Pay with your credit card

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your event organizer Karen Sarraga Russell at (646) 775-8719 or PTA_Info@ps154.org and she will help you.

 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

June is a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

June 3 - Chess Tournament
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, Check calendar for times
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 12 - School Spirit Week, (check backpacks next week for details)
June 12 - 2nd Grade Landmark Museum, 8:45am
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays (during school day-time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 14 - Parenting & the Art of War - Parent Workshop, 6:30pm Buy tix here!
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr
June 18 - 5th Grade Graduation, at the K280 auditorium, 10am
June 18 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 19 - 5th Grade v. Teachers Kickball Game
June 21 - K110 & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - PTA General Meeting, cafeteria, 8:30am
June 22 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - Movie Night 6pm, details below
June 24 - Brooklyn Cyclones Game, 4pm
June 26 - Last Day! 11:30am Dismissal!
 

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FATHER’S DAY COOKIE SALE

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, during school hours

Custom decorated and individually wrapped cookies from Eleni’s Bakery. Four great designs to choose from! Each class will get a chance to visit during the school day. All profits go to benefiting PTA Programs.
$5 PER COOKIE
* Cookies are kosher, peanut and tree nut free, and made in a peanut and tree nut free facility. 
 

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PARENT TALK: PARENTING AND THE ART OF WAR

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 6:30-8pm - Buy tix here!

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of the PTA of PS 154 presents this talk by Neil Weintraub, LCSW (and PS 154 parent!)

Apply wisdom from Sun Tzu's 2,500-year-old military manuscript to contemporary parenting issues. Parents will discuss how to choose their battles and timing, how to avoid power struggles, and how to win without fighting.

Neil Weintraub is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with over 25 years experience working with children from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings. He is a School Social Worker at an elementary school in Brooklyn. The father of three boys, he also spends his summer at a Sleepaway Camp in the Hudson Valley. Mr. Weintraub maintains a practice in Park Slope Brooklyn with a focus on Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, depression, and parenting issues. His other workshops include, "Helping Children Deal with Anxiety," "Everything We Always Forget about Memory and Other Executive Functions," "Parenting Boys" and "Independence, a Guide for Helicopter Pilots." He is also a PS 154 parent!

 AT PS 154 / 1625 11th Ave between Sherman & Windsor
TICKETS $10 / Open to the community
Thank you for understanding that this event is for adults only.

 

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MOVIE NIGHT - PETER RABBIT

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30pm

Surprise! We had so much fun at our movie nights, we want to have one last event before the school year is out. Join us at 6pm for open schoolyard play. The movie starts at 6:30pm. $5 suggested entry per person, plus pizza, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, snacks and treats available for additional purchase.
 

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BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 4pm

PS 154 and the Brooklyn Cyclones are inviting families to put the FUN back in fundraising for the annual, end-of-school year minor league baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island!

2pm: Gates open, 3:15pm: Pre-game School Spirit Parade (line up in section 24), 4:00pm: Game starts!

Purchase tickets by MON, JUNE 18

  1. Go to https://groupmatics.events

  2. Enter the code: PS154

  3. Select the desired tickets from the menu

  4. Proceed to checkout

  5. Pay with your credit card

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your event organizer Karen Sarraga Russell at (646) 775-8719 or PTA_Info@ps154.org and she will help you.

Weekly Newsletter

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

COMING UP

May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 29 - 4th Grade Hip Hop Share, 9:30am
May 30 - 4th Grade Trout Trip
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids, 6:30pm
June 3 - Chess Tournament
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, Check calendar for times
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 12 - 2nd Grade Landmark Museum, 8:45am
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays (during school day-time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 14 - Parenting & the Art of War - Parent Workshop, 6:30pm
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr
June 18 - 5th Grade Graduation, at the K280 auditorium, 10am
June 18 - SLT, 4:30pm
June 19 - 5th Grade v. Teachers Kickball Game
June 21 - K110 & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - PTA General Meeting, cafeteria, 8:30am
June 22 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 24 - Brooklyn Cyclones Game, 4pm
June 26 - Last Day! 11:30am Dismissal!
 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.
 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5

Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only - no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION
 

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PARENTING AND THE ART OF WAR

WITH NEIL WEINTRAUB, LCSW
THURS, JUNE 14, 6:30-8 PM

Apply wisdom from Sun Tzu's 2,500-year-old military manuscript to contemporary parenting issues. Parents will discuss how to choose their battles and timing, how to avoid power struggles, and how to win without fighting. 

AT PS 154  1625 11th Ave between Sherman & Windsor
TICKETS $10 / Open to the community

Thank you for understanding that this event is for adults only.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Weekly Newletter

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

COMING UP

May 19 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm in the schoolyard. Help needed!
May 21 - Jump a Thon - Rescheduled!
May 21 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
May 22 - K & 1 Armory Visit
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert,
9am at K280 Auditorium
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30-6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck - 6:15-7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day
for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign Up) Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 30 - 4th Grade Trout Trip
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids - 
6:30pm
June 3 - Chess Tournament
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, Check calendar for times
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays
(during school day – time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr

 

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SPRING FLING IS TOMORROW!

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 3-7PM
RAIN OR SHINE!

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means, along with inflatable rides, an PS 154 Advanced Band performance at 3pm, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!

ADVANCED BAND PERFORMANCE at 3pm
SCIENCE SHOW by TINY SCIENTIST at 4:30pm
FEATURING DJ FRANCIS GARCIA
of Shout It Out Loud Music (and 3rd grade parent!)

BRING A JAR! 

Make a star jar and receive a meditation to use with it with event sponsor Jane Weedon from 5-7 pm

WE NEED BAKED GOODS!

Drop off the day of after 12 noon

Collection Bin for Kensington Shelter

Our neighbors down the hill at the Kensington Shelter could use our help. If you are able to bring any of these donations, 5th Grade Teacher (and PS 154 parent) Ms. Rached will bring them down to the shelter after the Spring Fling. The items needed are:

  • Diapers size 3, 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups in all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Unstained or new burp cloths
  • NEW underwear sizes 2T to 6x for boys and girls
  • New or lightly used spring and summer clothing for boys and girls ages 2T-5
  • New and lightly used spring and summer clothing for men and women
  • Net or plastic stroller covers

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.
 

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PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES & FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

TUES, MAY 22
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES - 4:30-6:15pm
POTLUCK DINNER - 6:15-7:30pm

From 4:30pm – 6:15pm, parents are invited to meet with classroom and cluster teachers. This is not a traditional Parent Teacher Conference. Please note that because of the number of students we serve, conferences are by appointment only. There will be no report cards given prior to this conference. These meetings are intended for parents who have follow-up questions after the March conferences or have questions related to how to best support their child over the next month and through the summer.

Please indicate on the form that went home in backpacks if you plan to attend. The teacher will assign the time of your conference. Time for each conference will be determined by demand. Your teacher may reach out to you if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be a minimum of ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents on the 22nd, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

We also hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This will be a time when parents, students and teachers are out socializing in the school yard (weather permitting) and enjoying each other with some delicious food.

Sign up Here to Volunteer:

Family Potluck

 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.

 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5

Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only - no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park (info below)
May 15 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENCETASTIC DAY! More information here. Wear your PS 154 shirts!
May 16 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 19 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 21 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
May 22 - K & 1 Armory Visit
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert, 9am at K280 Auditorium
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30pm - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15pm - 7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign Up) - Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids, 6:30pm (info below)
June 3 - Chess Tournament (info below)
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, evening times TBA
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert

 

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11TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K FUN RUN

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10AM IN PROSPECT PARK

Run, Walk, Stroll, Toddle. All are welcome! Number pickup and pre-race activities begin at 8:45 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot.

If your ball game is cancelled due to weather tomorrow, come and join us! We’re a rain or shine event. Race day registration available from 9am. Look for the PS 154 tent! 

MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER

 

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PTA MEETING — LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 6:30PM in the MMR

Get updates about PS 154 and our PTA, and vote for next years parent leaders! Learn more about the PTA Executive Board here, and your School Leadership Team here. Read statements by fellow parents who would like to be elected to our School Leadership Team. You can still be nominated from the floor if you wish to be elected.

Babysitting and pizza for school-age children $5 each.
 

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SPRING FLING

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 3-7PM
SCIENCE SHOW BY TINY SCIENTIST AT 4:30PM

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means, along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!

integrating body and sensory awareness for kids by Jane Weedon

Bring a small jar with a lid and make a star jar and receive a meditation to use with it with Jane from 5-7pm.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES & FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

On May 22nd, we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:30pm – 6:15pm with a Potluck Dinner from 6:15pm – 7:30pm.

From 4:30pm – 6:15pm, parents are invited to meet with classroom and cluster teachers. This is not a traditional Parent Teacher Conference. Please note that because of the number of students we serve, conferences are by appointment only. There will be no report cards given prior to this conference. These meetings are intended for parents who have follow-up questions after the March conferences or have questions related to how to best support their child over the next month and through the summer.

Please indicate on the form that went home in backpacks if you plan to attend. The teacher will assign the time of your conference. Time for each conference will be determined by demand. Your teacher may reach out to you if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be a minimum of ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents on the 22nd, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

We also hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This will be a time when parents, students and teachers are out socializing in the school yard (weather permitting) and enjoying each other with some delicious food. Sign up Here to Volunteer: Family Potluck

 

FIELD DAY

May 25

Friday, May 25 is our Annual Field Day in Prospect Park for 1st - 5th grades. Students come to school as usual that day and then, by class, make their way to Prospect Park. (Kindergarten will have their own fun planned. Please touch base with your K teachers for more information.)

Don’t forget - we will be wearing our PS 154 T-shirts! Permission slips and general information went home in backpacks already.

We would love for you to join us. Find out more here: Sign Up
 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.


 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5
Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only — no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

The May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week! More information here.
May 8 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8am
May 8 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 8 - Parent Happy Hour - The Double Windsor, 6pm
May 11 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park
(info below)
May 15 - SLT Meeting, 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENCETASTIC DAY! More information here. Wear your PS 154 shirts! Stay tuned for news about the Egg Drop!
May 16 - PTA Meeting - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 18 - 5th Grade Dance
, 6-9pm
May 19 - Spring Fling 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert 9am
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30 - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15 - 7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign up coming soon) - Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K-201 (12pm) & K-210 (1pm) Music Presentations

May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K-110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K-101 Music Presentation, 1pm

June 3 - Chess Tournament

 

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FROM YOUR SLT: A NEW LUNCH MENU

What’s for lunch? Check out the NEW menu that started May 1. We switched to a menu that we’ve been told is NYC kids’ favorite—any compliments or concerns? Please let us know at SLT_Info@ps154.org.

This year, the School Leadership Team (SLT) has been discussing our school lunch menu (Alternative menu) based on longtime complaints from families and staff. Complaints include a decline in quality of the alternative menu food as well as concerns that very few children are eating the hot lunch options even now that there is no cost. Most children either bring lunch or opt for the cold sandwiches and the low numbers have put our hot lunch program in jeopardy. If too few children opt for hot lunch, we will end up having only cold food (i.e. sandwiches). We are obliged to make a change in order to continue to provide a hot lunch for our children, including the 14% in poverty who may depend on school lunch and not have the option of packing something from home. In March the SLT came to consensus on this matter and on May 1st we officially switched to the regular lunch menu.  We have been told that other schools are making this choice for the same reason. The SLT is interested in your feedback. Please email us at: SLT_Info@ps154.org.
 

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PARENT HAPPY HOUR

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 6-9PM AT THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

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 how you’ve been doing! Thanks to PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth for arranging, and our generous friends at The Double Windsor for sponsoring this fundraiser.

 


TEACHER / STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 7 - MAY 11

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger are planning to shower our staff and teachers with love, appreciation and celebration for the whole week! Go here to find out what we are planning and how you can help! Thank you in advance for making this a special week for some very special people!  

 

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11TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K FUN RUN

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10AM IN PROSPECT PARK

Run, Walk, Stroll, Toddle. All are welcome! Number pickup and pre-race activities begin at 8:45 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot.
MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER

 

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SPRING FLING

Saturday, May 19, 3-7pm
Science show by Tiny Scientist at 4:30pm

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means, along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!

WE NEED A PA SYSTEM!

We are in desperate need of a PA system to borrow so that the bands can play. The PTA does not have the budget to purchase a PA system and we have always relied upon our parent body to loan us the equipment which we will care for and return to you same-day. If you or any of your musically-oriented friends / colleagues / contacts are able to help us out, we'd greatly appreciate it! Please email pta_info@ps154.org.

AND WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
& FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

TUES, May 22
Parent Teacher Conferences: 4:30–6:15pm
Potluck Dinner: 6:15pm – 7:30pm

(This went home in backpacks last week)

From 4:30 – 6:15pm, parents are invited to meet with classroom and cluster teachers. This is not a traditional Parent Teacher Conference. Please note that because of the number of students we serve, conferences are by appointment only. There will be no report cards given prior to this conference. These meetings are intended for parents who have follow-up questions after the March conferences or have questions related to how to best support their child over the next month and through the summer.

Please indicate on the form that went home in backpacks if you plan to attend. The teacher will assign the time of your conference. Time for each conference will be determined by demand. Your teacher may reach out to you if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be a minimum of ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents on the 22nd, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

We also hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This will be a time when parents, students and teachers are out socializing in the school yard (weather permitting) and enjoying each other with some delicious food. Sign up Here to Volunteer: Family Potluck

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

The end of April through June is a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

May 1-2 Math State Tests for 3rd-5th Grades
May 4 - Family Friday - Seedling Planting Day, 8:35am
May 4 - Story Pirates Assembly, 1pm & 1:50pm
May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week! More information here.
May 8 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8am
May 8 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 8 - Parent Happy Hour - The Double Windsor, 6pm
May 11 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park

May 15 - SLT Meeting 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENTASTIC DAY! More information here.
May 16 - PTA Meeting - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 19 - Spring Fling 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert 9am

May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30 - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15 - 7:30pm (more details to come)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day
May 25 - Field Day
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day

 

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THANK YOU FOR POETRY NIGHT

What a wonderful evening at PS 154, with parents, friends, and teachers watching brave students share their original words of poetry and their favorite published poems. Thanks to the parents of the Poetry Committee for organizing this wonderful event: Alex Lesman, Jeff Allred, Marcella Hahn, Francesca Richer, and Astrid Lewis Reedy.

 

REQUEST: AUDIO EQUIPMENT FOR GRADES 3-5 MUSIC CONCERT

We are looking forward to seeing our PS 154 families at the Grades 3-5 music concert at Bishop Ford / K-280 Auditorium on May 22. Due to broken equipment in that auditorium, we have a request of our families. Do any parents have any of these pieces of equipment that we could borrow for the day? If so, please get in touch with music teacher Ms. Christine Gabel at christinelgabel@aol.com. Thank you!
-2 monitors to play the accompaniment toward the students
-a microphone
-a microphone stand
 

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PARENT HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday, May 8, 6-9pm at The Double Windsor

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 how you’ve been doing! Thanks to PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth for arranging, and our generous friends at The Double Windsor for sponsoring this fundraiser.

 

TEACHER / STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

May 7 - May 11

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger are planning to shower our staff and teachers with love, appreciation and celebration for the whole week! Go here to find out what we are planning and how you can help! Thank you in advance for making this a special week for some very special people!  

 

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11TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K FUN RUN

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10AM IN PROSPECT PARK

Run, Walk, Stroll, Toddle. All are welcome! Number pickup and pre-race activities begin at 8:45 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot.
MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER
 

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SPRING FLING

Saturday, May 19, 3-7pm
Science show by Tiny Scientist at 4:30pm

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means that, along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!
 

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VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOLYARD!

Did you know that you can come volunteer to help organize games and supervise play in the schoolyard during lunchtime recess? If you would like to get involved, please reach out to Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.