Weekly Newsletter

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DON’T MISS Schoolyard Potluck and Play – TOMORROW!

Sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee
Sun, Sept 24, 4-7pm

kids play • parents chat
FREE – leave your wallet at home!
Featuring a 5pm performance by Latin kiddie band Moona Luna to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)

Bring a dish to share that reflects your own family's culture, along with a label listing ingredients. Sign up here.

 

COMING UP

September 24 - Schoolyard Potluck and Play, 4-7pm
September 27 - PTA General Meeting, 6pm: Potluck Snacks, 6:30pm: Meeting and Elections (info here)
September 28 - CEC Meeting, 5:30pm - 8:30pm at PS 261
October 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser
October 6 - Family Friday, 8:35-9:15 am
October 9 - Columbus Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Oct 9-16 - Tea School Days Fundraiser (info below)
October 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Amory Visit (sign-up coming soon)
October 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” Register for Wait List.
October 13 - School Garden Harvest 2:45-4 pm (info below)
October 18 - Picture Day (details to come)
October 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
October 21 - Boo Bash, 5-8 pm (info below)

 

A Message from Our District 15 Parent Leaders (Community Education Council)

Read the CEC Welcome letter to learn more about the CEC and get the details for a September 28 meeting that you can attend. Reach out to our own PTA President Elect and CEC member Nicole Brier with any questions about the CEC.

 


TEA SCHOOL DAYS
SHOP, SAVE, AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!

OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2017

Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! We will send out the promo code soon. Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com between Oct 9 and 16.

 

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TALKING ABOUT RACE FOR PARENTS: Raising Children for Racial Justice

Wed, Oct 12, 2017, 6:30-8pm in the MMR

Brought to you by the PTA of PS 154 Diversity Committee

Presentation by Staff from Border Crossers, a national organization that trains educators and parents to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our schools and communities. While all tickets to this event have already been reserved, we encourage you to sign up for the wait list in case of cancellations.
 

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PS 154 Garden Harvest Day

FRI, OCT 13, 2:45-4 pm

Our fabulously green garden committee will serve food prepared from 154’s very own herbs and vegetables.  Stick around after school to sample delicious and healthy fare that’s as local as it gets!

Also, the Garden Committee needs a Volunteer Garden Parent for each class. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Garden Committee Chairperson Rhonda Ebbesen at PTA_Info@ps154.org

 

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BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 2017, 5-8 PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!
 

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GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

Would you like to get involved this year? We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org.


Are you willing and able to contribute to our PTA Annual Fund?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.


CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

DON'T MISS CURRICULUM NIGHT!
TUES, SEPT 19, 5-8 pm

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. Please see the schedule here: Schedule By Grade

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.


COMING UP

TODAY - Pajama, Movie and Play, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 5:45 pm Help Needed!
September 18 - Advocacy Skills for Parents, 6:45 pm info
Sept 19 - Fairway Double Day info
September 19 - Curriculum Night, 5-8 pm
September 21 - 22 - SCHOOL IS CLOSED
September 24 - NEW EVENT! Schoolyard Potluck and Play 4-7 pm.
Sign up here.
September 27 - PTA General Meeting, 6 pm (potluck), 6:30 pm (meeting and elections)
October 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser Deadline for tix Weds 9/20
October 6 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
October 9 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Columbus Day
October 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit
(sign-up coming soon)
October 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race.” Reserve your free ticket

 


ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS

MON, SEP 18, 2017, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the MMR

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with healthcare. This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs — all parents are invited whether their children are typically developing or have special needs. Learn essential elements of advocacy parents need to resolve disagreements in any system, including entitlements, business, medical or education. Presentation by INCLUDEnyc and is free admission. Please RSVP here.

 


FAIRWAY DOUBLE DAY

Tues Sep 19, 2017, all day

Fairway Community Partners cards went home in backpacks this week. Present your card at checkout to get a 3% donation to our school. Also see this month's Fairway eblast, which includes information on a gift card sweepstakes and this month's Double Day (Tuesday, September 19), when all donations will be doubled.


 


SCHOOLYARD POTLUCK AND PLAY

SUN, SEP 24, 2017, 4 – 7 PM in the Schoolyard and Cafeteria

Sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee
kids play • parents chat • free – leave your wallet at home!
Featuring a 5pm performance by Latin kiddie band Moona Luna to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Bring a dish to share that reflects your own family's culture, along with a label listing ingredients. Sign up here.
 


PTA MEETING AND ELECTIONS

WED, SEP 27, 2017, 6 PM Potluck Snacks, 6:30PM Meeting

Hear from Acting Principal Buckley, Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger, and your PTA Executive Board members.

We will vote on the 2017-2018 PTA budget—more than $200K in school programs—WOW!  Your donations and volunteer efforts make it happen. Hear about our goals for the year, see what events are being planned, and get involved. We will elect new PTA Executive Board members and new School Leadership Team (SLT) members.

PTA decisions are made by you, the parent body; we hope you will come and vote. More info here.

 


PS 154 JETS DAY

SUN, OCT 1, 2017, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Join your friends from school to cheer on the Jets!

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS WED, SEPT 20.

More info here.


 


TALKING ABOUT RACE FOR PARENTS: Raising Children for Racial Justice

THURS, Oct 12, 6:30-8 pm in the MMR

Brought to You by the PTA of PS 154 Diversity Committee

Presentation by Staff from Border Crossers, a national organization that trains educators and parents to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our schools and communities.

RSVP at PS154.org/diversity-committee


 


BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 5 PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!


GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org.


ARE YOU WILLING AND ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PTA ANNUAL FUND?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.


CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

ARRIVALS & DISMISSALS

REMINDER: Arrival and Dismissal Procedure: Check out the plan for Monday, School Day #3!

We’re back to our regular schedule. Please note, the schoolyard doors close promptly at 8:20am so if you arrive later, you will need to bring your child to the main entrance to sign in and pick up a late pass.


COMING UP

Sept 12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8am
Sept 15 - Pajama, Movie and Play, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 5:45pm info
Sept 18 - Advocacy Skills for Parents, 6:45pm info
Sept 19 - Curriculum Night, 5-8pm
Sept 21 - 22 - School is CLOSED
September 24 - NEW EVENT! Schoolyard Potluck and Play 4-7pm
Sept 27 - PTA General Meeting, 6pm (potluck) 6:30pm (meeting and elections) 
Oct 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser info
Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (school CLOSED)

 


BACK-TO-SCHOOL PAJAMA PARTY MOVIE NIGHT: SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

FRI, SEP 15, 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 5:45 pm FOR PLAY IN THE SCHOOLYARD, MOVIE STARTS AT 6:15pm

Pre-party in the schoolyard in pajamas and nightgowns, then enjoy an awesome movie in the MMR. Suggested donation $5 per person. Pizza, snacks, and treats for sale.
 


ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS
MON, SEP 18, 2017, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the MMR

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with healthcare. This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs — all parents are invited whether their children are typically developing or have special needs. Learn essential elements of advocacy parents need to resolve disagreements in any system, including entitlements, business, medical or education. Presentation by INCLUDEnyc and is free admission, please RSVP here.

 


SCHOOLYARD POTLUCK AND PLAY

SUN, SEP 24, 2017, 4 – 7 PM in the Schoolyard and Cafeteria

Sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee
kids play • parents chat • free – leave your wallet at home!
Featuring a 5pm performance by Latin kiddie band Moona Luna to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15). Bring a dish to share that reflects your own family's culture, along with a label listing ingredients.
 

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PTA MEETING AND ELECTIONS

WED, SEP 27, 2017, 6:00 PM Potluck Snacks 6:30PM Meeting

Hear from Acting Principal Buckley, Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger, and your PTA Executive Board members.

We will vote on the 2017-2018 PTA budget—more than $200K in school programs—WOW!  Your donations and volunteer efforts make it happen. Hear about our goals for the year, see what events are being planned, and get involved. We will elect new PTA Executive Board members and new School Leadership Team (SLT) members.

PTA decisions are made by YOU, the parent body; we hope you will come and vote. More info here.

 


PS 154 JETS DAY

SUN, OCT 1, 2017, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Join your friends from school to cheer on the Jets! DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS WED, SEPT 20. More info here.
 


BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 2017, 5PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD OR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM?

Elections will take place at our first PTA meeting on September 27, 6:30pm. More information here.

ARE YOU WILLING AND ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PTA ANNUAL FUND?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.

CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

Dear PS 154 Families,

Welcome to another school year at the Windsor Terrace School! 

We know that it’s hard to keep track of everything happening at school, and we aim to help. We will be sending you key dates and information via our Weekly News e-blasts throughout the year.

For the latest information on what’s happening when, check out our constantly-updated PS 154 Calendar. Follow the directions on that page to add the school calendar to your own digital calendar.

We look forward to seeing you at school next week. Please review our Arrival & Dismissal procedures here.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about our school or our P.T.A.

Sincerely,

Debby Wattenbarger, PS 154 Parent Coordinator dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov
Zoë Kashner, President, and Nicole Brier, President-Elect, P.T.A. of PS 154  pta_info@ps154.org


COMING UP

Sept 6 - Kindergarten Orientation & Playdate info
Sept 7 - School Begins (½ day for Kindergarten)
Sept 12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8am
Sept 15 - Pajama, Movie and Play, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 5:45pm info
Sept 18 - Advocacy Skills for Parents, 6:45pm info
Sept 19 - Curriculum Night, 5-8pm
Sept 21 - 22 - School is CLOSED
Sept 27 - PTA General Meeting,
6pm (potluck) 6:30pm (meeting and elections) 
Oct 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser info
Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (school CLOSED)


SCHOOL & PTA EVENTS

 

KINDERGARTEN AFTER SCHOOL ORIENTATION AND ALL-KINDERGARTEN PLAYDATE
TUES, SEPT 6 IN THE SCHOOLYARD

At 9 am, our PTA After School Kindergarten Orientation will begin. Are you considering using our After School program for your kindergartener now or in the future? Join us.

At 10:30 am, we welcome all kindergarteners and their families to briefly meet the kindergarten teachers and then adjourn to the schoolyard for snacks and play until noon. Children are welcome with parents or babysitters, and siblings are also invited to attend.
 


BACK-TO-SCHOOL PAJAMA PARTY MOVIE NIGHT
FRI, SEPT 15

Doors open at 5:45pm for play in the schoolyard, Movie starts at 6:15pm

Pre-party in the schoolyard in pajamas and nightgowns, then enjoy an awesome movie in the MMR. Suggested donation $5 per person. Pizza, snacks, and treats for sale.
 


ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS
MON, SEPT 18, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the MMR

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with healthcare. This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs — all parents are invited whether their children are typically developing or have special needs. Learn essential elements of advocacy parents need to resolve disagreements in any system, including entitlements, business, medical or education. Presentation by INCLUDEnyc and is free admission, please RSVP here.

This is especially relevant because of new legislation just signed by Governor Cuomo, which will instruct the State Department of Education to develop a guidance memorandum for schools, consistent with federal requirements, and inform schools that they may include the names of specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia in IEPs.
 


PS 154 JETS DAY
SUN, OCT 1, 1 PM

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Join your friends from school to cheer on the Jets! DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS WED, SEPT 20. More info here.
 


BOO BASH!
SAT, OCT 21, EVENING at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!


GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


Would you like to get involved this year?

We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org

Would you like to join our PTA Executive Board or School Leadership Team?

Elections will take place at our first PTA meeting on September 27, 6:30pm. More information here.

Are you willing and able to contribute to our PTA Annual Fund?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.

Curious what the PTA supports with the money we raise?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

School’s out for Summer!

As you make your way to enjoy some fun in the sun, please take note that there is always time to learn. A few of my Parent Coordinator colleagues and I have put together a list of mostly free things for you to check out in NYC. This is by no means the only things in town, but a good start. See the guide

Health Watch

As you are out and about for the summer, please be safe in our parks and beyond the city and watch out for ticks. The CDC has an informational brochure you can read here: Lyme Disease

Class Assignments

If you haven't already, please email Debby your info so that she can send your child(ren)'s class assignments in August. If you don't email her, she’ll contact you via snail mail. All incoming K students will receive their class assignment letters via regular USPS mail.

Please email dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with:
Child’s Name
Current Class
Your Name 

Start of School

Mark your calendars for important dates at the start of the school year!

September 6 - Kindergarten Orientation & Playdate
September 7 - School Begins
(½ day for Kindergarten)
September 18 - Parent Workshop - Advocacy Skills
September 19 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30pm
September 21 - 22 - School Closed
September 26 - Curriculum Night, 5-8pm

 

Friday Newsletter

Families — If your child will not be here on the last day of school, please give the Main Office a self-addressed postage paid envelope with your child’s name so they can send home the report card.
 
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
If you did not send Debby your email address so she can send your class assignments in August, she’ll contact you via snail mail. If you prefer email, email the following info to debbywattenbarger@gmail.com: Child’s Name, Current Class, Your Name, Email Address

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!!

June 26 - Eid al Fitr - NO SCHOOL
June 26 - PS 154 at the Cyclones, 6pm - tickets
June 27 - Please check Lost & Found before you leave for summer!
June 28 - Last Day of School, 11:30am dismissal
 


BIKE LANE PROPOSAL — PASSED!

Thank you to Principal Havlik and parent activist Anne Lanier for your many months of effort to make our streets safer. And a huge thank you to the many other 154 parents and community members who took the time to go to meetings this past week at our school and the Greenwood Cemetery chapel to ensure the success of DOT’s new 10th and 11th Ave Bike Lane proposal, designed to slow traffic and make our streets safer. We did it! The proposal was approved by our Community Board 7 on Wednesday. Check out the plan here.
 


RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM TEACHER TRAINING — SCHEDULED!

Response Classroom, described by experts as one of the most “well-designed evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs” is coming to 154 in the 2017-18 school year, thanks to the Social and Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of the School Leadership Team. The teacher training will take place Nov. 7-8, 2017 and June 6-7, 2018. Here are more details about the training. Our teachers, administration, staff and parents have worked so hard to realize this goal, and we couldn’t do it without YOU funding it.

HELP ART TEACHER MS. KELLY JUNE 29

If you’re available the day after school lets out, Thursday June 29, please consider spending an hour helping Ms. Kelly move art supplies from her room in the MMR into the regular classroom she will be occupy in September. Kids may pitch in, or hang out and draw while the grown ups work. Sign up here.


SCHOOL TOOLKITS — DEADLINE JUNE 30

You can order school supplies from Edukit now so you won’t have to do school shopping at the end of the summer, and your child’s supplies will be delivered right to the classroom. Plus, part of your payment benefits the PTA. Ordering a toolkit is not mandatory! You will get a list of the items in August if you prefer to buy on your own.
 


A REMINDER FOR SUMMER: SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL WHILE YOU SHOP!

This August when you're doing your back-to-school shopping, don't forget about our "free money" fundraisers:
 
AMAZON SMILE: Use this link instead of the regular Amazon site and they will donate a portion of your purchase to our school. Be sure to bookmark the link and use it every time you shop. And feel free to tell relatives and friends who might want to contribute as well!
 
MABEL'S LABELS: These personalized, dishwasher- and washer/dryer-safe labels will keep your kid's clothes, containers, backpack, and lunchbox from going missing. And, if you click "Support a Fundraiser" on the top right corner of the page and select PS 154 Brooklyn, they'll donate 20% of the sale to our school!

FATHER’S DAY COOKIE SALE THANK YOU

Thank you to 1st grade dad Alex Costas for single-handedly selling hundreds of cookies to benefit our school last Friday. Thank you also to Meg Moorhouse for the awesome designs. And thank you, PS 154 families, for your generosity with this fundraiser! We cleared more than $2,000 that will benefit the school via PTA-sponsored programs.
 
If you find yourself in need of beautifully designed, delicious cookies, Eleni’s Cookies, the bakery that gave our school the cookies at a great discount, has given us a coupon code, “PS154” which will give you a 10% discount on any order between now and next June.

FIFTH GRADE GRADUATION LIP SYNC PERFORMANCES

Our beloved 5th grade teachers, Assistant Principal Michael Buckley, and Principal Eric Havlik went all out for our graduates. Check out clips from the graduation performances here and here! Thank you parent Eric Harris for the videography.


THANK YOU!

It has been my honor to serve as your PTA president. Thank you to our committed and creative exec board for rolling up their sleeves, trying new things, and getting SO much done in partnership with our wonderful school administration. Have a beautiful summer!
 
Jodi Harris

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

Please note, the most recent lunch bills went home in backpacks this week. Payments by check or cash must be received by 6/23/17. Or pay online here: MySchoolBucks
 
Frazzled by fractions and other math related problems? We are happy to tell you that help is on way! As a part of PS 154’s Algebra for All grant, the school purchased copies of It’s Elementary: A Parent’s Guide to K-5 Mathematics for every K-4 family. Look out for your family copy of the book coming home in backpacks soon.

NEXT WEEK

June 19 - 4th Grade Hip-Hop Share, 9am
June 19 - Community Board 7 Meeting at PS 154 6:30pm details
June 20 - 5th Grade Graduation (Bishop Ford)
June 21 - New Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 9am in the MMR
June 21 - 5th Grade v. Staff Kickball Game Rescheduled, 9am in the School Yard
June 22 - K-101 & K-201 Stepping Up, 9am (MMR)
June 23 - K-110 & K-210 Stepping Up, 9am (MMR)
June 23 - 5th Grade Class Picnic

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!!

June 26 - Eid al Fitr - NO SCHOOL
June 26 - PS 154 at the Cyclones, 6pm
June 27 - Please check Lost & Found before you leave for summer!
June 28 - Last Day of School, 11:30am Dismissal
 


COMMUNITY BOARD 7 - BIKE LANE VOTE (TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE)
MON, JUNE 19 @ 6:30PM IN THE PS 154 MMR 

Our Community Board 7 will meet at PS 154 THIS COMING MONDAY for a presentation by the DOT on the proposed bike lanes for 10th & 11th Aves. Are you a PS154 family that lives on 11th or 10th Ave? Please contact Anne Lanier ASAP at annelanier@gmail.com.

Following the presentation and comments from the public, the committee will vote to approve the bike lanes – which will then go to a vote by the full committee 2 days later on Wednesday, June 21st.

Last fall, more than 500 of you signed a petition to encourage the DOT to enact traffic calming measures.  This bike lane proposal is a direct result of activism by our school community for the safety of our children.  However, the bike lane still requires a vote from our local community board.  If you happen to live on 10th Ave or 11th Ave, your voice will be particularly important to the committee.  

As bike lanes remain unpopular with some people in our district, we expect to hear strong opposition.  But there is good news for all!  Here's what the bike lanes will bring to Windsor Terrace:

1. We will not lose a single parking space on either avenue.  In fact we will gain up to 19 spaces as the DOT will add parking on the bridge.

2. Bike lanes will narrow the avenues, which will reduce speeding and accidents.

3. Bike lanes will improve safety and accessibility for all bikers, big and small.

4. The project implementation is quick and painless to the community.

5. This project has the full support of both Council Member Brad Lander and Assembly Member Robert Carroll.

We hope to see you on the 19th! Questions or ideas? Please contact Anne Lanier annelanier@gmail.com

 


BUY MABEL'S LABELS FOR CAMP & BENEFIT PS 154

Shopping for camp? Don't forget your Mabel's Labels. These personalized, dishwasher- and washer/dryer-safe labels will keep your kid's clothes, containers, backpack, and lunchbox from going missing. And, if you click "Support a Fundraiser" on the top right corner of the page and select PS 154 Brooklyn, they'll donate 20% of the sale to our school!

 


6/22 DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELED

Unfortunately, due to conflicting schedules, we have to cancel the 6/22 full-group meeting. However, Committee Chairperson Nicole Cartagna will send out an all-school mailing summarizing what the committee has been up to soon! Please reach out to Nicole Cartagna at ps154pta.diversity@gmail.com if you’d like to get more involved.

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER - CYCLONES DEADLINE EXTENDED, TALENT SHOW PHOTOS, CHESS TOURNAMENT WINNERS, AND MORE!

June is busy! Check the school calendar so you don’t miss anything!

No school for students on Monday, June 12. Enjoy the long weekend!

NEXT WEEK

June 12 - Clerical Day - No School for Students
June 13 - PTA Exec Board Meeting (Home of Jodi Harris)
June 14 - 5th Grade v. Teacher Kickball Game
June 15 - 5th Grade Ballroom Performance, 6pm at K-280
June 16 - 2nd Grade NYC Performance, 9am
June 16 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale details

COMING UP

June 19 - 4th Grade Hip-Hop Share, 9am
June 19 - Community Board 7 Meeting at PS154, 6:30pm details
June 20 - 5th Grade Graduation (Bishop Ford)
June 22 - Diversity Committee, 6:30pm
June 22 - K-101 & K-201 Stepping Up
June 23 - K-110 & K-210 Stepping Up
June 23 - 5th Grade Class Picnic

June 26 - Eid al Fitr - No School
June 26 - PS 154 at the Cyclones
, 6pm details
June 28 - Last Day of School, 11:30am Dismissal

 


ORDER MASCOT DESIGN TEES & SWEATSHIRTS FOR KIDS & ADULTS BY SUNDAY, JUNE 11!

By popular demand, we’ve made our PS 154 mascot shirt design available for special order. Order adult tees, kids’ tees and sweatshirts by THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 11, and we’ll deliver to your child by the end of the school year! Order here.

 


PS 154’S 2ND ANNUAL FATHER'S DAY COOKIE SALE
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 8:20 AM – 4 PM

The sale is a great way to show appreciation for fathers — or anyone who deserves a treat — and raise some money for PTA programming! Each class will have the chance to shop the sale during the school day. Please consider sending your child in with some spending money. Cookies are $5 each and are kosher, peanut and tree nut free, and made in a peanut and tree nut free facility.
 


BROOKLYN CYCLONES - MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!
MONDAY, JUNE 26

The deadline for paper form sales has passed, but you can order ONLINE until JUNE 14! We’ve sold so many tickets that Principal Havlik is invited to throw the first pitch!

5:30 pm Gate opens; 6:15 Pre-game “School Spirit Parade” around the field, 7:00 pm GAME TIME!

Buy tix online at https://groupmatics.events/ using code “Windsor.”
Questions? Danny Segelin, Cyclones Game Organizer dsegelin@gmail.com

 


AFTER SCHOOL TALENT SHOW

We were so proud to see so many of the kids involved in our After School program participate in the talent show last weekend. From singing and dancing, storytelling, and rollerskating, the kids displayed such courage, poise, and skill. Thank you to Barbara McGouran, Heather Swain, Coach Sean, Miss Hannah and all of the After School program instructors for organizing! Some great pics from PS 154 dad Jason Roth are here.
 

2nd-3rd grade winner, Jeremy Oppenzato

2nd-3rd grade winner, Jeremy Oppenzato

CHESS TOURNAMENT WRAP UP

Thank you to parent Tina March and PS 154’s chess instructor, Jairo Moreira, for organizing another great chess tournament for the kids last weekend! Big congratulations to our winners — your skills, focus, and determination paid off!

Kindergarten: Brian Lam and Benjamin Colt
1st Graders: Jonah Barazani, Carter Shapiro and  Hayden OConnor
2nd-3rd: Jeremy Oppenzato
4th-5th: Kento Carrera


COMMUNITY BOARD 7 - BIKE LANE VOTE (Transportation Committee)
JUNE 19 @ 6:30pm in the PS 154 MMR 

Our Community Board 7 will meet at PS 154 THIS COMING MONDAY for a presentation by the DOT on the proposed bike lanes for 10th & 11th Aves. Are you a PS154 family that lives on 11th or 10th Ave? Please contact Anne Lanier ASAP at annelanier@gmail.com.

Following the presentation and comments from the public, the committee will vote to approve the bike lanes – which will then go to a vote by the full committee 2 days later on Wednesday, June 21st.

Last fall, more than 500 of you signed a petition to encourage the DOT to enact traffic calming measures.  This bike lane proposal is a direct result of activism by our school community for the safety of our children.  However, the bike lane still requires a vote from our local community board.  If you happen to live on 10th Ave or 11th Ave, your voice will be particularly important to the committee.  

As bike lanes remain unpopular with some people in our district, we expect to hear strong opposition.  But there is good news for all!  Here's what the bike lanes will bring to Windsor Terrace:

1. We will not lose a single parking space on either avenue.  In fact we will gain up to 19 spaces as the DOT will add parking on the bridge.

2. Bike lanes will narrow the avenues, which will reduce speeding and accidents.

3. Bike lanes will improve safety and accessibility for all bikers, big and small.

4. The project implementation is quick and painless to the community.

5. This project has the full support of both Council Member Brad Lander and Assembly Member Robert Carroll.

We hope to see you on the 19th! Questions or ideas? Please contact Anne Lanier annelanier@gmail.com

AROUND THE CITY FUN & FREE

OUTDOORS FOR AUTISM
JUNE 10

You bring a blanket, we'll bring the fun! INCLUDEnyc invites you to our very first Outdoors for Autism.  Join us June 10th at Morningside Park from 11 AM - 3 PM for an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and connection. There will be sporting events, music, arts activities, informational resources, and more. Click here to register. Hope to see you there! Details

CENTRAL BROOKLYN ARTS & CULTURE WEEKEND
JUNE 10-11

The Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Weekend begins with “Movie Night Under the Stars” on Saturday June 10th and ends on Sunday, June 11th with the main festival, which will start at the famed Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch at Grand Army Plaza and continue along the Eastern Parkway corridor from Flatbush Avenue to Washington Avenue. This route is home to the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, the spectacular Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the world-famed Brooklyn Museum, and Ronald E. McNair Park. Additionally, art, crafts, and featured performances will be provided by the Prospect Park Zoo, the Jewish Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the New York Aquarium. Details

Viewpoints: Latin America in Photographs

Visit the New York Public Library, Astor Hall to view over 100 images from the 1860s through the present. The exhibition, drawn exclusively from the Library’s immense Photography Collection, is the first devoted solely to the subject of Latin America. The exhibit is open until June 28th. Find out more here.

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