FRIDAY NEWSLETTER - Field Day T-Shirts, Poetry Night & more!

COMING UP

Apr 24 - Deadline for Field Day t-shirt orders
Apr 24 - SLT, 4pm
Apr 25 - Armory Day - (Volunteer) We need help after 11:30AM
Apr 26 - Poetry Night!
CANCELLED--Apr 27 - Diversity Committee Meeting, more info below
Apr 28 - STEM Day (4th & 5th) - Volunteer by emailing tmuth@brooklyn.cuny.edu
May 2-4 - Math State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
May 5 - Family Friday-Seed Planting
May 5 - Jump-A-Thon
May 8 - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week (more info to follow)
May 13 - PTA Fun Run
May 20 - Spring Fling

EARTH DAY PARADE from today will be rescheduled! Date TBD.

Show your Appreciation for our Crossing Guards Here:
Crossing Guard Appreciation Survey

GET READY FOR PS 154 POETRY NIGHT!
Wed, April 26, 6:30pm

ALL students are welcome! They can read their own poems or their favorite poems. Please sign up in advance by emailing Fiona McBainIf you want to sign up the night of, COME EARLY!

 

BUY YOUR CHILD A FIELD DAY T-SHIRT!
ORDERS DUE MON, APRIL 24!

The PTA is ordering new t-shirts for ALL students and staff to be worn on Field Day, May 26. They represent our official debut as The Windsor Terrace Raccoons! You should have received a backpack flyer about this. If not, you can find it here. Order online here by Monday, April 24!

 

5K PTA FUN RUN IS MAY 13!! BUY A SHIRT THIS YEAR!

This District 15 event in Prospect Park is a way to contribute to equity and have fun. NEW THIS YEAR: We designed wicking athletic T-Shirts. Register and buy a t-shirt here by April 24!

 

50/50 MEGA-RAFFLE

We’ll draw the winner at May Family Friday! $100 per ticket & only 300 will be sold community-wide. It’s a 50/50 raffle with 50% to the winner & 50% to 154 PTA Programs. That means we'll be collecting up to 30K to be split between the winner and the PTA, and you stand to win up to $15,000!!! Get details and purchase here.

 

THERE IS STILL ROOM IN A FEW AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS FOR SPRING!

MineCraft Modding / Tues, 4:30
Ballet, Storytelling, Web Design / Wed, 3:00
Camp Half-Blood Adventures in Mythology, Pokemon, Yoga / Thurs, 3:00

See details and register here.

 

PTA DIVERSITY COMMITTEE UPDATE

We are cancelling the Diversity Committee meeting previously scheduled for Thursday April 27, as subcommittees continue to make progress on issues at separately scheduled meetings. Want to get involved in the work of the Diversity Committee? Visit our webpage, or reach out to the following people to get involved in subcommittees:


Also, at our 4/20 PTA general meeting, the parent body voted to fund an evening parent workshop on how to talk to children about race. Check upcoming newsletters for an announcement about date and time once it is scheduled.

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

The DOE Survey deadline was extended until today, April 7th. You didn’t miss it!  

Lost your survey access code? Call 1-800-690-8603 for a new one.
Take just a few minutes and take the SURVEY HERE


COMING UP

Apr 20 - PTA General Meeting - Nominate someone for the Exec Board or SLT!, 8:30 am
April 21 - Earth Day Parade, 8:45am
Apr 25 - Armory Day - Volunteer
Apr 26 - Poetry Extravaganza!
Apr 27 - Diversity Committee, 6:30 pm
Apr 28 - STEM Day (4th & 5th) - Volunteer by emailing here
 

PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD & SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM NOMINATIONS
APRIL 20, 8:30am

Your child’s school needs you! Find out more here.
 

5K PTA FUN RUN IS MAY 13!! BUY A SHIRT THIS YEAR!

This District 15 event in Prospect Park is a way to contribute to equity and have fun. NEW THIS YEAR: We designed wicking athletic T-Shirts. Register for the race and buy a shirt here by April 24!

 

50/50 MEGA-RAFFLE DRAWING IS COMING UP!

The drawing for this raffle is coming up at May Family Friday! $100 per ticket & only 300 will be sold community-wide. It’s a 50/50 raffle with 50% going to the winner, and 50% to PS 154 PTA Programs. That means we'll be collecting up to 30K to be split between the winner and the PTA! You stand to win up to $15,000!!! Get details and purchase here.

BUY YOUR CHILD A FIELD DAY T-SHIRT!

The PTA is ordering new t-shirts for ALL students and staff to be worn on Field Day, May 26. They represent our official debut as The Windsor Terrace Raccoons! You should have received a backpack flyer about this. If not, you can find it here. Buy your child one here!

Have a wonderful and safe Spring Break!

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

last call for surveys!
complete yours today: Surveys

COMING UP

TODAY! - Green envelope surveys due!
Apr 3
- Committee to Support Students With Special Needs meeting, 8:30am (details below)
Apr 4 - Parenting Skills Presentation (details below), 7pm   
Apr 4 - Armory Day - (Volunteer)
Apr 7 - Family Friday, 8:30-9:15am
April 10 - April 18 - SPRING BREAK
Apr 20 - PTA General Meeting - Nominate someone for the Exec Board!, 8:30 am
April 21 - Earth Day Parade, 8:45am
Apr 25 - Armory Day - (Volunteer)
Apr 26 - Poetry Extravaganza!
Apr 27 - Diversity Committee, 6:30 pm
Apr 28 - STEM Day (4th & 5th)

 

SUMMER FRIENDSHIP CAMP
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1

Our beloved PS 154 After School Program is creating a new summer camp for rising kindergartners and 1st graders. This is an adorable opportunity for our newest citizens to make friends and acclimate to their new school, and rising 1st graders will enjoy staying in a familiar environment with schoolmates. Learn more here!

 

AFTER SCHOOL SPRING CLUBS
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 3, 9am

The Spring enrichment club catalog is now available here. Register via JackRabbit starting April 3 at 9am. Spring clubs begin the week of April 24th. Questions? Email Heather Swain, the Creative Director of After School.

 

COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS MEETING
MON, APRIL 3, 8:30-9:30am

Join chairperson Nicole Brier and the committee for a meeting at Founders Workspace at 553 Prospect Ave (near 10th Ave). If you plan to attend, please reach out to Nicole.

PTA EXEC BOARD & SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM NOMINATIONS
THURS, APRIL 20 8:30am

PTA EXEC BOARD:
We have a number of open positions! Won’t you please help out? We currently have NO nominations for our two new Treasurers, a Chair of Operations, a Chair of Marketing and Communications, a Secretary, and a Chair of After School. Also—you can run for ANY position, regardless of whether nominations have been submitted already. More information about the nomination process is here, and more information about each position is here (starting on page 6) Questions? contact Jane Bliss Birk, the chair of our Nominating Committee.

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM (SLT) COMMITTEE:
Parents, teachers and administrators work together on School Leadership Teams (SLTs) to make important decisions about their schools. This is a school steering committee that identifies and discusses issues such as curriculum, school procedures and policies, and future growth. It is composed of the principal, the PTA president, a United Federation of Teachers representative, elected parents and teachers who meet monthly. Meetings are open to all. There are three open positions on the SLT for the 2017-2018 school year. Your obligation is to attend a monthly meeting at 4pm on rotating weekday afternoons. Please come to the April 20 8:30am PTA meeting to toss your name in the hat if you’re interested. Questions? please contact Debby Wattenbarger, and if you already know that you want to be nominated, contact our Nominating Committee Chair Jane Bliss Birk.

DISTRICT 15 CEC ELECTIONS - SUPPORT NICOLE BRIER!

154 Mom Nicole Brier is running for District 15 Community Education Council in a very tight race so she can work hard to support all families in our district. Please take a minute to learn more here about what you can do to support her candidacy.
 

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

COMING UP

Mar 24 - Movie Night TONIGHT - The Lorax!
Mar 30 - Integration Matters: The Case for School Integration Now, 6:30 pm at John Jay High School Auditorium
Mar 31 - Green envelope surveys due!
Apr 4 - Parenting Skills Presentation
(details below), 6:30 pm
Apr 4 - Armory Day - volunteer
Apr 7 - Family Friday, 8:30-9:15am
Apr 20 - PTA General Meeting - Nominate someone for the Exec Board!, 8:30 am
Apr 25 - Armory Day - volunteer 
Apr 26 - Poetry Extravaganza!
Apr 27 - Diversity Committee
, 6:30 pm
Apr 28 - STEM Day (4th & 5th)

 

💗 COOKING? WE NEED YOU!!!

Spring Fling (May 20) desperately needs a Food Chair. We promise to advise, help, and support you every step of the way. Contact Nicole Brier: nicole.brier@gmail.com, 347-578-0255.

 

SCHOOL SURVEY

We are only at 24% parent participation. We know we can do better! PLEASE take a few minutes to tell us how you feel here or mail paper survey in a green envelope. The trees were already sacrificed for it. :-( To complete it online, your 8-digit survey access code is on the bottom right corner of the paper survey. If you cannot find your paper survey, please call the Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603.
INFO IN SPANISH or CHINESE

 

AFTER SCHOOL SPRING CATALOG RELEASE AND REGISTRATION DATES

 

BOBBY CARROLL PETITION

The Governor’s Budget drastically shortchanges NYC Public Schools and Assemblymember Bobby Carroll has drafted a petition to fight for our fair share of funding! The more signatures we get the more pressure we place on the governor to give NYC Public Schools the money we need and by law deserve!!   

Governor Cuomo: Fully Fund our Public Schools!
March 3, 2017
Foundation Aid

  • Foundation Aid is the formula used to determine funding for school districts after the NYS Court of Appeals ruling in 2006, which found that New York State was violating students’ constitutional right to a “sound and basic education” by leaving schools without adequate funding. Foundation Aid accounts for Teachers, Para-Professionals, Principals, and other operating expenses associated with running our schools. In accordance with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, NYC is owed roughly $9B in Foundation Aid in the upcoming FY 2017/2018 budget. PS 154 is owed over $900,000!

  • Governor Cuomo is only allocating $7.3B in Foundation Aid for NYC Schools, meaning we’ll be shorted $1.7B in critical Foundation Aid. Further, Governor Cuomo is seeking to repeal the Foundation Aid formula and turn back the clock on funding our public schools.

  • Foundation Aid was designed to create an equitable district by district funding structure to ensure all children receive a sound and basic education. In his attempt to repeal the foundation aid formula from Education Law, the Governor will exacerbate the inequities in districts across our city and I, along with Speaker Heastie and my Majority Colleagues will fight to make sure that NYC Schools get the Foundation Aid to which we are entitled.

Please take just a few moments to sign this petition and call the Governor at 518-474-8390 and tell him to fully fund our schools.

 

A PARENTING SKILLS PRESENTATION BY PARENT EDUCATOR SHELLY MACDONALD, APRIL 4, 7-8:30pm

This interactive parenting solutions presentation — organized by the Social and Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of the PTA of 154, will be taught by an NYC parent educator/coach, Shelly Macdonald, who bases her teachings on the book "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk." More information here.

 

PTA EXEC BOARD NOMINATIONS, APRIL 20, 8:30, am

Nominate yourself or someone else. Join a group of committed parents who plan community events and fundraisers, and support programming. We especially need a new Treasurer and a new Events Chair Elect. No experience necessary, just a willingness to help our school thrive. More info here.

 

STEM DAY, APRIL 28, 8:45-11am

Are you or do you know a science, technology, engineering and/or math professional?  Our 4th & 5th Graders would love to interview you and find out more about what you do. Please contact Theodore Muth (5th grade parent) if you or someone you know can help either as a STEM professional and/or with setup of the day.

 

5K FUN RUN - SAVE THE DATE (MAY 13) AND BUY A SHIRT!

The 2017 PTA Fun Run, a District-15-wide event in Prospect Park, is a way to contribute to equity and have fun. We will share registration info soon! NEW THIS YEAR: We have designed wicking athletic T-Shirts to commemorate this event. Buy yours here by April 24.

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

COMING UP

Mar 20 - Set up for Science Fair (Volunteer
Mar 20 - Lost & Found Donated - Check it out by Monday morning
Mar 21 - Fairway Double Day
(rescheduled from snow)
Mar 23 - Science Fair Open House, 6 - 7:30pm
Mar 23 - Free Parent Education Event at PS 10: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” RSVP
Mar 24 - Jump-a-thon for Jump Rope for Heart

Mar 24 - Movie Night! - The Lorax! 
Mar 30 - Diversity Committee, 6:30 pm
Mar 31 - Green envelope surveys due!
Apr 4 - Parenting Skills Presentation (details below), 6:30 pm
Apr 20 - PTA General Meeting - Nominate someone for the Exec Board!, 8:30 am
Apr 25 - Armory Day - volunteer link coming soon
Apr 26 - Poetry Extravaganza!
Apr 27 - Diversity Committee, 6:30 pm
Apr 28 - STEM Day (4th & 5th)

Follow our SCHOOL CALENDAR here!

RAFFLEMANIA THANK YOUS!

RaffleMania was a blast and we raised almost $22,000, nearly 7K more than our budgeted $15,000! Thanks to all the teachers, staff, parents, and friends for joining us, and to all volunteers for pulling it off! This was a gargantuan effort by a rockstar group.

  • Monica Hampton and Crystal Orraca, our RaffleMania event chairs, worked harder than you can possibly imagine for many months.

  • Anna Patscha, our PTA Chair of Auctions, worked tirelessly to procure that HUGE list of prizes.

  • Nicole Brier, our PTA Chair of Events, powered through as she always does, but this time with a twisted ankle!

  • Erin Mears, Jorge Mouro, and Sarah Kagan prepared a delicious dinner for all. And thank you Jodi Harris and Abby Moskowitz for the emergency use of your ovens!

  • Anthony Crep kept his booming voice and sense of humor hour after hour.

  • Greg Bloxham lit up the room (literally!).

  • Emily O’Connor’s creativity transformed the space into a fiesta.

  • Jane Tulbovich of JT chocolates made lovely and delicious confections.

  • Alex Costas procured the liquor sponsorship.

  • Jeremiah Fox contributed the sound system.

  • Jenny Robinson Hartley & Amy Tanaka, our treasurers, counted a LOT of $!

A huge team of many parent volunteers worked tirelessly for hours to prepare, run, and tear down the event:
Jennifer Lipari, Lisa Rochlin, Gretchen Aguiar, Elizabeth Evangelista, Zoë Kashner, Darla Dickey, Erica Smilevski, Meghan Williams, Laurel Edmonson, Allison Eisen-Kiener, Jodi Harris, Maggie Ross, Priya Patel, Anne Lanier, Samantha Liskow, Missy Muellich, Diana Yeo, Nicola Salvage, Beth Shapiro, Jenny Robinson-Hartley, Amy May, Ula Bochinska, Deirdre Read, Ruth Lanne, Teri Ferguson Roth, Jenni Cook, Christine Ponder, Rachel Garrahan, Deirdre Read, Valeria Bloom, Nicole Brier, Alex Costas, Sarah Plutzer, Susannah Voigt, Amy Tanaka, Adam Schaper, Josh Newville, Virginia Jarvis, Jody Mosley, Meg Moorhouse, Brooke Hunt, Joanne Derwin, and Christopher Kelly. We know there were more of you, but we don’t have your names on the sign-up forms, so if you helped and don’t see your name—thank you too!

Science Night in the MMR
Thursday March 23, 6pm

Check out the science projects created by our 3rd-5th graders!

Jump Rope for Heart
Friday, March 24, during the school day

Get your donations in for this terrific fundraising event organized by Ms. Moore. Last year, we raised thousands to support the fight against heart disease. Donate online to sponsor your child or send in checks made out to the American Heart Association.

 

Movie Night: The Lorax
Friday, March 24

Doors open at 6:15, movie starts at 6:30pm

Enjoy our LAST movie night of the school year. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Plus, pizza, hot dogs, cookies, drinks and more for sale. Join us!

 

A Parenting Skills Presentation by Parent Educator Shelly Macdonald
April 4, 7-8:30pm

This interactive parenting solutions presentation—organized by the Social and Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of the PTA of 154, will be taught by an NYC parent educator/coach, Shelly Macdonald, who bases her teachings on the popular and effective parenting book, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.” More information here.

 

PTA Exec Board Nominations
April 20 8:30am

Nominee yourself or someone else for the PTA exec board. Join a group of committed parents who work to plan community events and fundraisers, and support programming. We especially need a new Treasurer and a new Events Chair Elect. No experience necessary, just a willingness to help our school thrive. More info here.

 

Call Governor Cuomo to Support Public Education

Our school is owed $900,000! Please take 1 minute to call - here’s how!

 

STEM DAY
April 28th 8:45-11am

Are you or do you know a science, technology, engineering and/or math professional?  Our 4th & 5th Graders would love to interview you and find out more about what you do. Please contact Theodore Muth (5th grade parent) if you or someone you know can help either as a STEM professional and/or with setup of the day.

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

COMING UP

Mar 11 - Zumba FUNraiser - Buy tix here 
Mar 13 - 6:30 pm PTA General Meeting & “Testing Q&A” with Principal Havlik (babysitting & pizza available!)
Mar 14 - Armory Day (Volunteer)
Mar 14 - Fairway Double Day
Mar 15 - “Testing Q&A” with Principal Havlik
- 8:30 am
Mar 16 - RaffleMania SOLD OUT! For single seats, contact Crystal Orraca. Volunteer here.
Mar 20-23 - Science Fair in the MMR
March 21 - CEC 15 Internet Privacy Workshop at PS 24, 6pm-8pm: English, Chinese, Spanish
Mar 23 - Science Fair Open House, 6:00-7:30pm
Mar 23 - Free Parent Education Event at PS 10: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race”  RSVP
Mar 24 - Jump-a-thon for Jump Rope for Heart
Mar 24 - Movie Night! Join us for The Lorax!
Mar 30 - Diversity Committee Meeting - 6:30 pm
Mar 31 - Surveys Due!
Apr 4 -
Parenting Skills Presentation (details below), 6:30 pm
Apr 28 - STEM Day (4th & 5th)
May 13 - PTA 5K Fun Run
- 10am 

Follow our SCHOOL CALENDAR here!


 

 

PTA GENERAL MEETING, Monday, March 13, 6:30pm

Join us for PTA budget and events updates and stick around for Principal Havlik’s Test Talk to hear the latest updates on 3rd & 5th grade state tests.

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING, Thurs, March 30, 6:30pm

We’ll break out into small groups and continue to identify opportunities and plan programs in the areas of Curriculum/Professional Development, Family Engagement, and Student Body Diversity. VIsit the Committee Page here to sign up for the Google Group and for more info.

ART AUCTION RECAP

Our class art auction raised $3,280 for our PTA Programs. Thanks to all the kids, parents, and teachers who worked on the art projects, and congratulations to the winners! Thank you Meg Moorhouse and Priya Patel for organizing this event.

BOOK FAIR RECAP

It’s still running this morning but we’ve already raised over $3,000 profit with our new vendor Fork & Pencil. The kids, teachers, and parents seemed to love it! Thank you chairs Abby Moskowitz and Amy Gleason!

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Check out a message from Mayor’s Office of Immigration Affairs, affirming access to city services for all NYC residents regardless of immigration status.

CALL GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION

Our school is owed $900,000! Please take 1 minute to call - here’s how!

 


 

 

ZUMBA! Saturday, March 11, 10-11am

Join 154 parent Lisa Rochlin and dance along to radio hits, Latin pop & African beats! All proceeds to PTA. Buy $20 tickets here.

 


 

 

RAFFLEMANIA, Thursday, March 16, 7-10pm

It’s going to be a wild night with a sold-out crowd! No more tables are available, but you can contact Crystal Orraca for single tickets. Sign up here to volunteer. If you volunteer, you’ll be entered to win a dinner for two at a local hot spot!

 


 

 

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MOVIE NIGHT — THE LORAX, March 24, 6:30pm

Doors open 6:15pm. Better seating and a new projector make for a delightful evening for parents and kids alike. $5/person suggested donation. Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, juice, seltzer and water available for purchase. This is the LAST movie night this school year! Thank you Deirdre Read and the movie night committee for organizing these fun events!

 


 

 

PARENTING SKILLS PRESENTATION — Tues, April 4, 6:30pm

This interactive parenting solutions presentation, sponsored by our PTA, is taught by an NYC parent educator/coach, Shelly Macdonald, who bases her teachings on the popular and effective parenting book, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. More info here.

 


AFTER SCHOOL IS SEEKING A POKEMON INSTRUCTOR

Calling all Pikachu parents! With Mr. Gioia unavailable this spring, we have a poke-ball shaped hole in our After School enrichment club schedule. If you love and know the game, please consider joining us as the interim Pokemon Club Instructor. Thursdays, 3:00 - 5:00pm, 4/27 - 6/22. In addition to being paid for your time, your PS 154 children will be comped After School care during the time you are teaching for us. Contact Heather Swain.

STEM PROFESSIONALS NEEDED FOR STEM DAY, April 28th 8:45-11am

Are you or do you know a science, technology, engineering and/or math professional? Our 4th & 5th Graders would love to interview you and find out more about what you do. Please contact Theodore Muth (5th grade parent) if you or someone you know can help either as a STEM professional and/or with setup of the day.

POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA JOURNAL

We need your help during April-June for 8 weeks, one day a week (for 90 minutes), during after-school hours with a small group of 3rd-5th graders. The students will work with Microsoft Word to select fonts, typeset, incorporate drawings and more. Each child at 154 has a poem included. This is a big commitment — but it’s fun and critical — you’ll be impacting the entire school! Please contact Astrid Lewis Reedy for details.

 

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

COMING UP

March 5 Skate Night - 6:30-10pmBuy tickets here.
Mar 7 - 10 - Book Fair - Volunteer sign-up here
Mar 9 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 11:30 am dismissal
Mar 11 - Zumba FUNraiser - Buy tix here
Mar 13 - 6:30 pm PTA General Meeting & “Testing Q&A” with Principal Havlik (babysitting & pizza available!)
Mar 14 - Armory Day (Volunteer)
Mar 14 - Fairway Double Day
Mar 15 - “Testing Q&A” with Principal Havlik
- 8:30 am
Mar 16 - RaffleMania - buy tix here. Volunteer here.
Mar 23 - PS 10 Free Parent Education Event: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” RSVP
Mar 24 - Jump-a-thon for Jump Rope for Heart
Mar 30 - Diversity Committee Meeting
- 6:30 pm
Mar 31 - Surveys Due!
Apr 4 - PTA-Sponsored Speaker on: “How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk”
- info here

Follow our SCHOOL CALENDAR here!

 


 

 

SKATE NIGHT AT LAKESIDE - Sunday, March 5, 6:30-9pm

Outdoor rink is ours for the evening! Details & tix here.

 


 

 

ART AUCTION ENDS - Monday, March 6, 10pm

Bid now! Our children, with help from some creative teachers and parents, created amazing works of art. Every dollar we raise goes to support our critical PTA programs.
 


 

 

BOOK FAIR, Tuesday, March 7 - Friday, March 10

Check here to see when your child will be shopping—and volunteer to help at the fair—we can’t do it without you. $1 (used) or $5-$20 (new). Thanks to our new vendor Fork + Pencil, our PTA gets 35% of all proceeds! Thank you Abby Moskowitz and Amy Gleeson for your hard work! You can also shop Thursday during Parent Teacher conferences on Thursday.

 


 

 

ZUMBA! SAT, MARCH 11, 10-11AM

Join PS 154 parent, Lisa Rochlin and dance along to a combination of your favorite radio hits, Latin pop & African beats! All money benefits the PTA. $20. Buy tickets here.

 


 

 

RAFFLEMANIA, Thursday, March 17, 7-10pm

Buy tickets here before they sell out—only a few tables left! Sign up here to volunteer. If you get your name on that sign-up genius (and volunteer!) you will be entered to win a dinner for two at a local hot spot—a special raffle JUST for volunteers.

 


 

 

PTA SPONSORED SPEAKER: PARENT EDUCATOR SHELLY MACDONALD
APRIL 4, 7-8:30PM

An interactive parenting solutions presentation by a NYC parent educator/coach who bases her teachings on the popular parenting book, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. More info here.

 



CALL GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION

Our school is owed $900,000! Please take 1 minute to call — here’s how!

JOIN THE COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

This PTA committee is meeting soon to share experiences and ideas. Then, as a group, we will discuss our thoughts with Principal Havlik. Contact chairperson Nicole Brier for more information.

FAIRWAY COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Cards went home in backpacks. (A few classes are waiting to get them later this month.) Use your card and Fairway donate a % to our school. Tuesday, March 14 is a “Double Day.”  And check out this recipe contest.
 


 

 

MEET ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL MR. BUCKLEY

At a PTA meeting earlier this year, Mr. Buckley shared this priceless video about his role…according to OUR kids. Check it out!
 


 

 

STEM Professionals Needed for April 28th

Are you or do you know a science, technology, engineering and/or math professional?  Our 4th & 5th Graders would love to interview you and find out more about what you do.

Details: Friday, April 28th from 8:45am – 11am.  Our 4th & 5th graders read a short biographical statement about each STEM professional, the volunteers introduce themselves briefly and then our students walk around with prepared questions and short interviews.

Please contact Theodore Muth (5th grade parent) if you or someone you know can help either as a STEM professional and/or with set up of the day.

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

CITY WORKER DAY - March 1, 9 - 11am

Do you work for the city or have a relative or friend who does? We need city workers for the annual 2nd Grade City Worker Day, a beloved 154 tradition. Our honored guests will simply intro themselves and then the children circulate the room and interview them! Contact 2nd grade teacher Laura Varriale if you or someone you know can join us!

SKATE NIGHT: SUN, MARCH 5, 6:30-8 PM

We need your help at the door! Contact Zoë Kashner if you can pitch in for half hour or longer. 

RAFFLEMANIA: THURS, MARCH 16

Help set up and run the show for our biggest adults-only fundraising event. Sign up here.
 


 

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART FUNDRAISER

The all-school jump-a-thon is March 24. To fundraise:
Follow directions on the flyer sent home in backpacks AND/OR
Go to Jump Rope for Heart campaign and register your child under “P.S. 154.” 

 


Apply For STEM Spring Break Camps Today!

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES

NEXT WEEK

Feb 27 - Boxtops Due
Feb 27 or 28 (TBD) - SLT Meeting, 4pm
Feb 27 - Mar 6 - Tea School Days Fundraiser (read below for info)
Feb 27 - Rafflemania Raffle Baskets Due (drop off in Debby Wattenbarger's office)
Mar 2 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8am
Mar 3 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Mar 5 - Family Skate Night
- Buy tix here

LOOKING AHEAD

Mar 7 - 10 - Book Fair - Volunteer here
Mar 9 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 11:30am dismissal
Mar 11 - Zumba Fun Raiser - Buy tickets here.
Mar 13 - 6:30pm PTA General Meeting featuring “Testing Q&A” with Principal Havlik, (babysitting & pizza available!)
Mar 14 - Armory Day (Volunteer)
Mar 15 - 8:30am “Testing Q&A” with Principal Havlik
Mar 16 - RaffleMania
buy tickets here
Mar 23 - PS 10 Free Parent Education Event: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” RSVP
Mar 24 - Jump-a-thon for Jump Rope for Heart
Mar 30 - Diversity Committee Meeting, 6:30pm
Apr 4 - PTA-Sponsored Speaker on: “How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” 
- more info to come

Follow our SCHOOL CALENDAR here!

 


 

TEA SCHOOL DAYS - FEB 27 - MAR 6

Tea Collection sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales AND you get 15% off. Shop at www.TeaSchoolDays.com February 27 - March 6. (Use this special fundraiser link, NOT teacollection.com.) At checkout, enter promo code SDS17PS154.

 


 

WIN UP TO $15K IN PS 154'S MEGA RAFFLE 50/50

Get your 50-50 Raffle tickets here! This is a big fundraiser for us, and you stand to win up to $15,000! Tell family, friends and neighbors!

 


 

ZUMBA! SAT, MARCH 11, 10-11am

Join PS 154 parent, Lisa Rochlin and dance along to a combination of your favorite radio hits, Latin pop & African beats! All money benefits the PTA. $20. Buy tickets here.

 


 

RAFFLEMANIA IS MARCH 16

Don’t miss this adults-only evening! Socialize with parents, teachers, and the community — and benefit 154. Reserve a table for 10, or buy single tickets! Drinks, raffles, fun! Buy tickets here - NOT sold at the door. Questions? Crystal Orraca or 917-691-1000