FRIDAY NEWSLETTER – SPRING FLING, PTA ELECTIONS, CHESS TOURNAMENT AND MORE!

May & June are busy! Check the school calendar so you don’t miss anything!
 

TOMORROW!

May 20 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm. PLEASE sign up here to volunteer!
 

COMING UP

May 23 - P/T Conferences & Family Potluck & SIGN UP
May 23 - Fairway Double Day
May 25 - 3rd–5th Music Concert at Bishop Ford, 9am Sign Up
May 25 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30pm - ELECTIONS!
May 26 - Field Day - We need volunteers -Sign Up
May 30 - SLT, 4pm
May 30 - 5-307 5 minute plays, 7pm (6pm call time)
May 31 - 5-302 5 minute plays, 7pm (6pm call time)
June 1 - 5-306 5 minute plays, 7pm (6pm call time)
June 4 - Chess Tournament - Sign Up
June 6 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
June 22 - Diversity Committee, 6:30pm
 

SPRING FLING - May 20, 3-7 pm

A thrilling afternoon of “scientific wonder” in the schoolyard. Along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, we’ll have a main stage science show hosted by Tiny Scientist. Sign up to help – we cannot do it without parent power!

Feeling competitive? Enter our pie-baking contest!
 

FAMILY POTLUCK (after Conferences)
May 23, 6pm - 7:30pm

Even if you are not here for the conferences, we hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:00pm – 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. Please think of a favorite family dish you can bring to share and sign up here.
 

PTA AND SLT ELECTIONS
May 25, 6:30pm

Please attend our PTA meeting to vote in new PTA Exec Board members and new School Leadership Team (SLT) members. We’re still taking nominations and hope you’ll run! Contact Nominations Chair Jane Bliss Birk. We will also vote in a PTA budget for 2017-2018.
 

9TH ANNUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT
Sunday, June 4, 12-4 pm

GRADES K-5, $20 per entrant. Details and signup information here. QUESTIONS? Want to volunteer? Email Tina March.
 

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

Book Club
June 14, 7pm, Founders Workspace (Prospect & 10th Ave)

Parent Amy Brill will lead the first meeting, open to the entire 154 community. We’ll have an informal discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. You can buy it a 10% discount from Terrace Books on PPW - tell them it's for the PS 154 Book Club. RSVP to Amy Brill.
 

Committee Meeting
June 22, 6:30pm, MMR

During this meeting we'll reflect on what we've developed in the past few months and strategize going forward.
 

CEC ELECTION RESULTS

Congrats, Nicole Brier!!!

Congratulations to our very own Nicole Brier – PS154 parent, Events Chair, and Chair of the Committee to Support Students With Special Needs – on her election to the Community Education Council of District 15! She was in a tough race with more than 45 candidates, and earned her spot onto the 7-member board. As part of her duties, she’ll represent the interests of students with special needs and their families. We are SO proud of Nicole and SO grateful to have her in our community!

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER – SPRING FLING, CHESS TOURNAMENT AND MORE!

May & June are busy! Check the school calendar so you don’t miss anything!
 

TODAY!

May 12 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 12 - Homework Surveys due for 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade
 

TOMORROW!

May 13 - PTA Fun Run - you can still register! It’s on, rain or shine!
 

COMING UP

May 15 - K-201 Music Share, 1pm
May 16 - K-110 Music Share, 12:15pm
May 16 - K-210 Music Share, 1:05pm
May 17 - PTA Exec Meeting, 8am
May 17 - K-101 Music Share, 1pm
May 20 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm – Sign Up
May 23 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up (we need more help at 12:15pm)
May 23 - Parent Conferences & Family Potluck
May 23 - Fairway Double Day
May 25 - 3rd - 5th Grade Music Concert at Bishop Ford, 9am – Sign Up
May 25 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30pm - Elections!
May 26 - Field Day - We need volunteers - more info soon!
May 30 - SLT, 4pm
June 4 - Chess Tournament – Sign Up
June 22 - Diversity Committee, 6:30pm
 

5K PTA FUN RUN IS TOMORROW!!

You can still register! This District 15 event in Prospect Park is a way to contribute to equity and have fun! Register here. It’s a go, rain or shine!
 

SPRING FLING
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 3-7 PM

A thrilling afternoon of “scientific wonder” in the schoolyard, which means that along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, we’ll have a main stage science show hosted by Tiny Scientist. Sign up to help – we can’t do it without parent power!

Feeling competitive? Enter our pie-baking contest!
 

9TH ANNUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 12-4 PM

GRADES K-5, $20 per entrant. Details and signup information are here. QUESTIONS? Want to volunteer? Contact Tina March.
 

PTA AND SLT ELECTIONS
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 6:30 PM

Please attend our PTA meeting to vote in new PTA Exec Board members and new School Leadership Team (SLT) members. We hope you’ll run! Contact Nominations Chair Jane Bliss Birk.
 

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
JUNE 22, 6:30 PM

During this meeting we'll reflect on what we've developed in the past few months and strategize going forward.
 

AROUND THE CITY

THE WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The World Science Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary on May 30 to June 4, 2017, and we want you to join us! Explore New York City’s waterways, gaze at the stars in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and let your inner scientist out at our FREE Youth and Family Events. There’s something for everyone in every borough!
WSF Family Flyer
WSF Fish Count Flyer
 

CUNY Fatherhood Academy

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College is a free program that can help you:

  • Earn a high school equivalency diploma while focusing on academic and personal success

  • Gain valuable information on your rights and responsibilities as a father

  • Explore careers

  • Get work experience through a part-time job or an internship Fatherhood

  • Learn about parenting, health and financial literacy

  • Prepare for college
     

Outdoors For Autism

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!

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER - Teacher Appreciation, Chess Tournament and more!

May & June are busy! Check the school calendar so you don’t miss anything!
 

NEXT WEEK

May 8-12 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 9 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 10 - Coffee Break for Teachers & Staff - Sign Up
May 11 - Cyclones Kick-Off Assembly
May 12 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale - Volunteer - details below
May 13 - PTA Fun Run

COMING UP

May 20 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm (info below)
May 23 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 23 - Parent Conferences & Family Potluck - more information soon!
May 25 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm - Elections!
May 26 - Field Day - more information soon!
May 30 - School Leadership Team (SLT), 4pm
June 4 - Chess Tournament Sign Up
June 22 - Diversity Committee, 6:30pm


TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK IS NEXT WEEK

We invite you to show your love for PS154 teachers and staff with snacks, notes, and an off-campus gathering. Get all the details here!

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 8am-4pm

Show the moms in your life how fantastic they are and support our school! Each class shops during the school day. Please consider sending your child in with cash. Flowers & herbs $1-3; flower pots  $5. Please sign up to volunteer!

 


5K PTA FUN RUNS IS MAY 13!!

This District 15 event in Prospect Park is a way to contribute to equity and have fun! Register here.
 


SPRING FLING
MAY 20, 3-7 pm

It’ll be a thrilling afternoon of “scientific wonder” in the schoolyard, which means that along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, we’ll have a main stage science show hosted by Tiny Scientist.

Feeling competitive? Enter our pie-baking contest!

 

 

9TH ANNUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 12-4 pm

GRADES K-5, $20 per entrant. Details and sign up information are here.
QUESTIONS? Want to volunteer? Tina March: tsmarch72@gmail.com

 


DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
THURS, JUNE 22, 6:30pm

During this meeting we'll reflect on what we've developed in the past few months and strategize going forward.

 


FIELD DAY T SHIRTS

Your kids will be coming home with their field day T-Shirts next week. All kids will receive a shirt whether you submitted an order or not. Please note that all orders received by the deadline should receive the size ordered. We will try our ABSOLUTE best to pair any late orders with the size you wanted or the next size up. There will be a few extra shirts in Debby’s office if you’d like to see if you can swap. If you didn’t contribute money for your child’s shirt and would still like to, click here to pay.

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER - 1 Week to Go on our 50/50 Raffle, Save the Date for Spring Fling, Cyclones Game and more!

COMING UP

May 2-4 - Math State Tests for Grades 3-5
May 5 - Family Friday
May 5 - Jump-A-Thon
May 8-12 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 13 - PTA Fun Run
May 20 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm (info below)


50/50 MEGA-RAFFLE - 1 WEEK TO GO!

We’ll draw the winner NEXT WEEK at Family Friday (which is also Cinco de Mayo!), and the pot is now at $11K! Our goal is $30K, so please consider supporting our programming and taking a chance at 50% of the pot for yourself! $100 per ticket & only 300 will be sold community-wide. Get details and purchase here.

 


FORGOT TO BUY FIELD DAY T-SHIRTS?

Did you forget to order a t-shirt for your child? No worries--we ordered enough for the whole school. However, we are still taking money! If you are able to pay for your child's t-shirt, please feel free to "order" it online or turn in the form to your child's teacher. Every child will get a t-shirt regardless of payment, but we are eager to recoup whatever costs we can.

 


THE 2017 SPRING FLING IS NEARING!
Save the date: Sat, May 20, 3-7pm

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. This year’s theme is “scientific wonder,” 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. Volunteers will be needed, so keep an eye out for sign-up information in next week’s news.

 


SAVE THE DATE: BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FOR PS 154 FAMILIES & FRIENDS
Monday, June 26

The 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!
5:30pm: Doors open
6:15pm: Pre-game School Spirit Parade
7:00pm: Game starts!  
Details via email & backpacks after the school assembly on May 11. For now, save the date!

 


SEE COMMITTEE UPDATE

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee has been working diligently to bring more social emotional learning to the parents, the classrooms, and the community. After an in-depth exploration of social emotional learning programs, the PTA and School Leadership Team (SLT) voted to use PTA funds to send our teachers to a 4-day Responsive Classroom training. Studies have revealed significant increases in student achievement, teacher job satisfaction, and positive classroom interactions when teachers implement this approach consistently, in a supportive environment.  

The training is available-but not mandatory-to any teacher who chooses to participate. Several have already expressed interest and we’re holding an information session next week to spread the word.   

On April 7, we hosted a parent seminar based on the book "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk." More than 50 attended and we raised almost $800 for more classes in this arena. A big thank you to Jane Bliss Birk and Amy Tanaka for putting this program together!

We are so lucky our community is so dedicated to nurturing teachers, parents, and students!  

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE UPDATE

Diversity Committee Book Club:
Parent Amy Brill will lead the first meeting of the Diversity Committee Book Club at 7pm on June 14th at Founders Workspace on Prospect Avenue between 10th and 11th Aves. The Book Club is open to the entire 154 community, and will be an informal discussion of the book and our response to it. The DCBC will be discussing "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. From the latter's judges' citation: "A suspenseful tale of escape and pursuit, it combines elements of fantasy and the counter-factual with an unflinching, painfully truthful depiction of American slavery. Whitehead revisits the grotesque barbarities of our nation’s history in the interest of our common stake in freedom and dignity. He has given us an electrifying narrative of the past, profoundly resonant with the present."

You can buy a copy at a 10% discount from Terrace Books on PPW - tell them it's for the PS 154 Book Club.

RSVP TO amybrill@gmail.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

TRAFFIC CALMING UPDATE
NEW SCHOOL ZONE SPEED LIMIT ON 11TH AVE IN FRONT OF PS 154.

More good news! On Thursday, the DOT installed the signage for our school zone (Speed limit 20 MPH). Yay!  

WE WILL BE MAKING A FEW MORE REQUESTS (AS PER OUR CROSSING GUARDS):

  • We will ask the DOT to add a sign to the West side of 11th Ave because the sign the added on Thursday is behind a tree that will be blooming soon.  
  • We will also ask the DOT to extend this school zone beyond the block directly in front of the school. For more information contact Anne at annelanier@gmail.com.

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.