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.

Apr 20 - School Survey Deadline! See below.
Apr 24 - PTA Meeting 8:30am - Nominations for PTA Exec Bd and SLT!
Apr 24 - K&1 Armory Visit - Sign Up is full. Thank you!
Apr 26 - Poetry Night, 6pm in the MMR - sign up and info below
Apr 27 - Jump a Thon
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 info coming soon
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

 

SURVEYS DUE APRIL 20 (online only)

Survey Time!
Today is your LAST CHANCE to give input! If you haven’t yet completed a survey, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one.
 

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PTA and SLT NOMINATIONS

TUESDAY APRIL 24 8:30 am PTA MEETING

Please join your PTA to hear about and vote on an exciting new proposal for science this spring, and also to nominate people to serve our our PTA Executive Board and our School Leadership Team. Learn more here!

 


PS 154 POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA

NEXT THURSDAY!
APRIL 26 6-7pm IN THE MMR

Come celebrate creative children courtesy of Calliope (muse of poetry)! Bring your rhymes, whims, piths, and gists, and remember that Carl Sandberg said, “poetry is the synthesis of biscuits and hyacinths.” Long story short: words + kids = fun.

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! Students can read their own poems or their favorite poems.

Sign up here!

 

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STORY PIRATES ASSEMBLY

May 4th during school
Optional Book Orders Due April 24

Story Pirates will be visiting PS 154 for an assembly on May 4th. Founded in 2004 to celebrate the words, ideas and stories of young people, Story Pirates pairs world-class teachers with first-rate actors and comedians, and offers a variety of tools to make learning more engaging and effective.

Their book, Stuck in the Stone Age, is being released in March, and they’ve offered copies of the book for sale to our community at a discount. If you wish, buy it here.

 

PTA ENRICHMENTS SURVEY

Due April 26

Our PTA raises $250,000 yearly to support The Windsor Terrace School. We support a variety of programs that affect every every child at our school.

Every parent and guardian of a PS 154 student is a member of our PTA. PTA budget and programming decisions are made at PTA meetings and must be voted on by PTA members present. At the same time, we hope that we can reach as many families as possible with this survey and get a more complete sense of the wishes of our PTA members.

You can fill out the survey here. DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN!

 

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 Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Apr 16-20 - Earth Day Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive
Apr 16 - School Leadership Team (SLT),
4:30pm
Apr 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Apr 20 - School Survey (extended) Deadline! See below.
Apr 20 - PS 154 Springs into Action for Earth Day - Wear Blue or Green
Apr 20 - Earth Day Parade, 8:45am
Apr 24 - PTA Meeting 8:30am - Nominations for PTA Exec Bd and SLT!
Apr 24 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Save the Date - Sign up Info Coming Soon
Apr 26 - Poetry Night, 6pm in the MMR
Apr 27 - Jump a Thon
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 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park


DID YOU WIN ROCKTOPIA TICKETS AT RAFFLEMANIA?

If so, we need to know who you are and talk to you. Please contact Raffle Mania chairperson Crystal Orraca at PTA_Info@ps154.org.

 

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EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.

Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office
 

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SURVEYS DUE APRIL 20

(extended for online submissions only)

OK — we know you care, but just haven’t gotten a chance to do the survey yet. Right!? Parents who care enough to do the survey are the ones who help decide how we improve our school. Only 43% of you have filled it out. Let’s hear from EVERYONE!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one. Online submissions are now due April 20, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible.

 

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PTA and SLT NOMINATIONS

APRIL 24 8:30am PTA MEETING

Please join your PTA to hear about and vote on an exciting new proposal for science this spring, and also to nominate people to serve our our PTA Executive Board and our School Leadership Team.
Learn more about PTA Elections
Learn more about SLT Elections

 

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 Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30 pm
Apr 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: Sign Up
Apr 11 & 12 - ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th Grades
April 16 - School Leadership Team (SLT), 4:30 pm
April 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Apr 20 - School Survey EXTENDED DEADLINE! See below
Apr 20 - PS 154 Springs into Action for Earth Day - Wear Blue or Green
Apr 16-20 - Save the date! Earth Day Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive
Apr 24 - PTA Meeting 8:30 am - Nominations for PTA Exec Board and SLT! 
Apr 24 - K&1 Armory Visit
- Save the Date - Sign up Info Coming Soon
Apr 27 - Jump-A-Thon
May 1-2 - Math State Tests
for 3rd-5th Grades
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park
 

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RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS

MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON

Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.

Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.

As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:

  • Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;

  • Sharing your mistakes;

  • Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;

  • The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change

This presentation is for adults only.

BUY TICKETS

While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:

BRAVE GOALS, BALANCED FRIENDSHIPS

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
more info

4 STEPS FOR GETTING WHAT YOU NEED

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
more info
 

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EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.

Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office
 

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SURVEYS DUE APRIL 20

extended for online submissions only

OK — we know you care, but just haven’t gotten a chance to do the survey yet. Right!? Parents who care enough to do the survey are the ones who help decide how we improve our school. Only 43% of you have filled it out. Let’s hear from EVERYONE!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one. Online submissions are now due April 20, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible.

 

HAVE A GREAT BREAK, EVERYONE!
 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 26 - Test Talk, 8:30 am in the MMR
Mar 26 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm (Test talk after the PTA mtg)
Mar 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: SIGN UP
Mar 29 - EXTENDED DEADLINE - SURVEYS ARE DUE
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30 pm
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30 pm
Apr 11&12 - ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th Grades
April 16 - School Leadership Team (SLT), 4:30 pm
April 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
April 20 - PS 154 Springs into Action for Earth Day - Wear Blue or Green
Apr 16-20 - Save the date! Earth Day Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park


THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at RaffleMania last night! What a great time we had raising money for PS 154. In a few days we will send out an update with our final fundraising amount for this event — stay tuned!


 

PTA MEETING

MON, MARCH 26, 6-7:30 PM IN THE MMR

Hear about our Raffle Mania success, our plans for the rest of the year, and the roles on the PTA Executive Board and SLT that we want YOU to get involved in. We need your ideas and energy — and your participation benefits every child in this school! Please join us.

Babysitting and Pizza $5 per child (school age only please).

Stay after the meeting to hear a talk about testing hosted by Principal Buckley and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger.
 

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SURVEY TIME!

We know how much you care about your child’s education. This is your chance to tell us YOUR point of view. Your answers will help us improve our school together! Only 43% of you have done if so far. Let’s get it done for PS 154!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one. They are now due March 29, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible. More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish

 

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HELPING KIDS MANAGE THEIR FEELINGS WITH KIMOCHIS®

THURS, MARCH 29, 7 - 8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$10 PER PERSON

A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.

Teach your kids the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. In this workshop you will learn seven simple tools that help your child manage upset feelings positively and help you and your child feel more connected.

BUY TICKETS

 

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RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS

MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON

Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.

Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.

As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:

  • Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;

  • Sharing your mistakes;

  • Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;

  • The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change

This presentation is for adults only.

BUY TICKETS

While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:

Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
more info

4 Steps for Getting What You Need

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
ore info

 

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EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.

Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 18 - Zumba! Buy tickets
Mar 20 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Mtg, 4:30pm
Mar 21 - Science Fair Night: Sign Up to help set up and break down.
Mar 22 - RAFFLE MANIA! Details below. Buy Tickets
Mar 23 - SURVEYS ARE DUE
Mar 26 - Test Talk, 8:30am
Mar 26 - PTA General Mtg, 6:30pm (Test talk after the PTA mtg)
Mar 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: SIGN UP
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30pm
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30pm
Apr 16-24 - Save the date! Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive for PS 154
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park
 

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SCIENCE FAIR HELP

Our Science Fair is being held during the school day from March 19 - March 21, with our Science Open House on the evening of March 21 from 6pm - 7:30pm.  

We are looking for a few parents to help with setup and breakdown after the open house on Thursday night. Please take a look at the following time slots to see if you can help out... As always, we can't do it without your help! SIGN UP

Please note, 3rd - 5th grade families, if your child has a science project, it must be picked up after the Open House. Any projects left over will be discarded after dismissal on Friday, March 23.

 

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SURVEY TIME!

Ok parents- we saw you at Parent Teacher Conferences- you said you would do your surveys. We’re taking you at your word. Only 27% of you have done if so far. Let’s get it done for PS 154!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go on-line and follow the prompts to get a new one. They are due March 23, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible.
More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish

 

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RAFFLE MANIA! 
BUY YOUR TICKETS BY SUNDAY March 18!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 PM

This is PS 154’s biggest Spring fundraiser and we want to have fun and support our school with YOU. We have some amazing prizes: Rink side Rangers tickets, Taylor Swift tickets, Broadway tickets, design your own custom rug... and SO MUCH MORE!

The event is just up the street at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West. Dinner and Open Bar INCLUDED with admission!

Donate an item or experience!

BUY TICKETS

Can you help us set up or tear down? We depend on parent volunteers! Sign up here.

 

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HELPING KIDS MANAGE THEIR FEELINGS WITH KIMOCHIS®

THURS, MARCH 29, 7 - 8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$10 PER PERSON

A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.

Teach your kids the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. In this workshop you will learn seven simple tools that help your child manage upset feelings positively and help you and your child feel more connected. 

BUY TICKETS

 

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RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS

MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON

Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.

Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.

As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:

  • Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;

  • Sharing your mistakes;

  • Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;

  • The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change

This presentation is for adults only.

BUY TICKETS

While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:

Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
more info

4 Steps for Getting What You Need

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
more info

 

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EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.

Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 9 - TONIGHT! Movie Night - Coco!, Doors open at 6pm
Mar 13 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8am
Mar 13 - Fairway Double Day
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30am dismissal
Mar 18 - Zumba! Buy tickets
Mar 20 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4:30pm
Mar 21 - Science Fair Night: Sign Up to help set up and break down.
Mar 22 - RAFFLE MANIA! Details below. Buy Tickets
Mar 23 - SURVEYS ARE DUE
Mar 26 - Test Talk, 8:30am
Mar 26 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30pm (Test talk after the PTA mtg)
Mar 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: SIGN UP
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30pm
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30pm
May 12 - SAVE THE DATE! PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park


March Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, March 15. (Dismissal at 11:30am). Letters went home in backpacks to schedule times for either afternoon or evening conferences. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions.


SURVEY TIME!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go on-line and follow the prompts to get a new one.

Preliminary response rates as of Thursday, March 8 at 9 am:

18% parent/guardian response rate (85 parent/guardian surveys received)

They are due March 23, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible. More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish

 

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RAFFLE MANIA IS LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 PM

Buy your tickets before they sell out! This is PS 154’s biggest Spring fundraiser and we want to have fun and support our school with YOU.

The event is just up the street at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West. Dinner and Open Bar INCLUDED with admission!

Donate an item or experience!
BUY TICKETS

Can you help us set up or tear down? We depend on parent volunteers! Sign up here.

 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT -- COCO!

TONIGHT! FRIDAY, MARCH 9
DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM MOVIE STARTS AT 6:15 PM

Suggested entry donation: $5 per person. Pizza, hot dogs, drinks, snacks, and treats for sale.

 

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D15 Diversity Plan – Public Workshop #2

TUES, MARCH 13, 6:30-8:30 PM
(DOORS OPEN AT 6:00PM)

Sunset Park High School
153 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Please join District 15 leadership for Public Workshop #2 of the D15 Diversity Plan. Public Workshop #2 will cover historic and demographic changes, introduce precedents & data related to school diversity, and provide another opportunity for community members to share their ideas to create diverse, meaningfully integrated middle schools in D15. Food, childcare, and interpretation services will be provided!

RSVP at www.d15plan.eventbrite.com
For more information visit www.d15diversityplan.com
 

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ZUMBA!

SUN, MARCH 18, 10-11AM, IN THE MMR

Enjoy this outrageously fun, calorie-burning class with PS 154 parent, Lisa Rochlin. Dance along to a combination of your favorite radio hits, Latin pop & African beats!
BUY TICKETS

 

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HELPING KIDS MANAGE THEIR FEELINGS WITH KIMOCHIS®

THURS, MARCH 29, 7 - 8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$10 PER PERSON

A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.

Teach your kids the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. In this workshop you will learn seven simple tools that help your child manage upset feelings positively and help you and your child feel more connected.

BUY TICKETS

 

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RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS

MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON

Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.

Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.

As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:

  • Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;

  • Sharing your mistakes;

  • Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;

  • The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change

This presentation is for adults only.

BUY TICKETS

While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:

BRAVE GOALS, BALANCED FRIENDSHIPS

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
more info

4 STEPS FOR GETTING WHAT YOU NEED

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
more info

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 3 - A Trip Around The World, details below
Mar 5- 2nd Grade City Worker Day
Mar 6 - Red Hawk Native American Assembly
Mar 9 - Movie Night - Coco!, details below
Mar 13 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal
Mar 18 - Zumba! Buy tickets
Mar 21 - Science Fair Night
Mar 22 - RAFFLE MANIA! Details below. Buy Tickets
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30pm, register
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30 pm, register


SURVEY TIME!

The NYC School Survey is going home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. Please do your part and complete it as soon as possible. More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish


March Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, March 15. Dismissal will be at 11:30am. Letters will go home in backpacks soon to schedule times for either afternoon or evening conferences.
 

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A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

TOMORROW! SAT, MARCH 3, 2-5 PM

Join your PS 154 community for a FREE community event sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee. You’ll enjoy:

  • Six country exhibits where your children will be able to play games and learn facts about cultures from around the world
  • Each child will receive a passport to get stamped at the tables (while supplies last)
  • Buckley’s School of Irish Dance will perform at 2:15 pm. They have been in Windsor Terrace since 1976, and advanced students perform throughout Brooklyn.
  • Ajna Dance Company (Indian Dancing) will perform at 3:30 pm with a workshop to follow. Ajna Dance Company has been featured on NBC, Good Morning America & they have performed for the UN General Assembly.
  • Art on display created by each class at PS 154 being offered at our online auction. See your child’s class project! 

This event will be fun for all ages and is not limited to Windsor Terrace School attendees. Please bring your neighbors, friends, and relatives! 

 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT — COCO!

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM MOVIE STARTS AT 6:15 PM

Suggested entry donation: $5 per person. Pizza, hot dogs, drinks, snacks, and treats for sale.

 

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D15 Diversity Plan
Public Workshop #2

Tues, March 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
(Doors open at 6:00pm)

Sunset Park High School
153 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Please join District 15 leadership for Public Workshop #2 of the D15 Diversity Plan. Public Workshop #2 will cover historic and demographic changes, introduce precedents & data related to school diversity, and provide another opportunity for community members to share their ideas to create diverse, meaningfully integrated middle schools in D15. Food, childcare, and interpretation services will be provided!

RSVP at www.d15plan.eventbrite.com
For more information visit www.d15diversityplan.com
 

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ZUMBA!

SUN, MARCH 18, 10-11AM, IN THE MMR

Enjoy this outrageously fun, calorie-burning class with PS 154 parent, Lisa Rochlin. Dance along to a combination of your favorite radio hits, Latin pop & African beats!
BUY TICKETS

 

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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 PM

Buy your tickets before they sell out! This is PS 154’s biggest Spring fundraiser and we want to have fun and support our school with YOU.

The event is just up the street at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West. Dinner and Open Bar INCLUDED with admission!

Donate an item or experience!

BUY TICKETS

 

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HELPING KIDS MANAGE THEIR FEELINGS WITH KIMOCHIS®

THURS, MARCH 29, 7 - 8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$10 PER PERSON

A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.

Teach your kids the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. In this workshop you will learn seven simple tools that help your child manage upset feelings positively and help you and your child feel more connected.

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RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS

MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON

Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.

Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.

As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:

  • Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;

  • Sharing your mistakes;

  • Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;

  • The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change

This presentation is for adults only.

BUY TICKETS

While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:

Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
more info

4 Steps for Getting What You Need

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
more info

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Feb 26 - Return to School
Feb 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit
, Sign Up
Feb 27 - Mindfulness for Children: A Parenting Seminar, 6:30pm, info below
Mar 3 - A Trip Around The World, info below
Mar 5- 2nd Grade City Worker Day
Mar 6 - Red Hawk Native American Assembly
Mar 9 - Pajama Movie Night – Coco!, info below
Mar 13 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal (more info in next newsletter)
Mar 18 - Zumba! Buy tickets
Mar 21 - Science Fair Night
Mar 22 - RAFFLE MANIA! info below. Buy Tickets
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, info below

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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MINDFULNESS FOR CHILDREN: A PARENTING SEMINAR

THIS TUESDAY, FEB 27, 6:30-8 PM IN THE MMR
$5 Suggested Donation / BUY TICKETS

In this parenting talk, co-presented by the Committee to Support Students with Special Needs and the Social and Emotional Experience Committee, our guest speaker will share her expertise on this topic: What is mindfulness training and how can it help my child?

By learning and practicing mindfulness, our children can calm down, reduce impulsiveness, identify their feelings, improve attention, improve body awareness and generally feel better.

Presenter Jane Weedon, P.T.M.S., BFA, MFA, will explain and demonstrate how her unique approach to mindfulness training can help your child and you be healthier and happier.
 

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A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

SAT, MARCH 3, 2-5 PM IN THE MMR

Explore the diverse cultures of the PS 154 community. The PS 154 PTA Diversity Committee will host a fun and informative day in the MMR. We are currently looking for volunteers to host a table at which kids can stop and learn about a different country. Play a game, sing a song, build a craft — please join us and share something special associated with your heritage. Please email abbypalancapta@gmail.com and skellyfranci@hotmail.com to volunteer.
 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT — COCO!

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM MOVIE STARTS AT 6:15 PM

Suggested entry donation: $5 per person. Pizza, hot dogs, drinks, snacks, and treats for sale.
 

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ZUMBA!

SUN, MARCH 18, 10-11AM, IN THE MMR

Enjoy this outrageously fun, calorie-burning class with PS 154 parent, Lisa Rochlin. Dance along to a combination of your favorite radio hits, Latin pop & African beats!

This class is designed for all levels. Only adult participants will be permitted. All money benefits the PTA.
 

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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 PM

Buy your tickets before they sell out! This is PS 154’s biggest Spring fundraiser and we want to have fun and support our school with YOU.

The event is just up the street at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West. Dinner and Open Bar INCLUDED with admission!

Donate an item or experience!

BUY TICKETS
 

2018-kimochis-01-web.jpg


HELPING KIDS MANAGE THEIR FEELINGS WITH KIMOCHIS®

THURS, MARCH 29, 7 - 8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$10 PER PERSON

A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.

Teach your kids the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. In this workshop you will learn seven simple tools that help your child manage upset feelings positively and help you and your child feel more connected.