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
 

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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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COMING UP

Feb 12 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Feb 13 - PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 13 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Feb 14 - We Love PS 154 Day - Show your spirit by wearing pink or red!
Feb 16 - School Closed - Lunar New Year
Feb 19 - 23 - School Closed - MidWinter Recess
Feb 26 - Return to School
Feb 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Feb 27 - Mindfulness for Children: A Parenting Seminar, 6:30pm in the MMR, info below
Mar 1 - 2nd Grade City Worker Day
Mar 6 - Red Hawk Native American Assembly
Mar 9 - Movie Night

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.

 

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THANK YOU READ-A-THON PARTICIPANTS!

We had about 240 students participate in the Read-A-Thon this year. We are so impressed with all the children who meticulously recorded their reading and met their ambitious goals. We are also so grateful to the many parents, friends, and extended family who donated to our PTA as part of this fundraiser. We’ve already raised more than $14,000 and we’re still tracking donations! You can still donate here. We will have a final tally in the March PTA budget report. We’ve gotten a few questions about online donations. If you would like to know who donated online in honor of your child, please reach out to us at PTA_Info@ps154.org and we can provide you with that information.

Read-a-Thon Prize Winners were announced by Mr. Buckley Thursday morning.

Class Winners:

K- Mrs. Witkowski’s class - 8563 minutes
1- Ms. Capua’s class - 16,440 minutes
2- Ms. Weitzman’s class - 11,540 minutes
3- Ms. Milledge’s class - 36,225 minutes
4- Mrs. Theodorakis’ class - 18,787 minutes
5- Ms. Fought & Ms. Marucci’s class - 41,655 minutes

Individual Winners

K- Joshua Gillman - 1,265 minutes
1- Lila Sivin - 2,437 minutes
2- Samantha Gavin - 2,666 minutes
3- Andrew Hernandez -  4,086 minutes
4- Calvin Zimmerman - 5,105 minutes
5- Liel Yakobian - 5,823 minutes

 


WE LOVE PS 154 WEAR RED OR PINK DAY!

FEB 14 DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Show your school spirit and love of PS 154 by wearing Red or Pink.

 

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Mindfulness for Children: A Parenting Seminar

Tues, Feb 27, 6:30-8 pm in the MMR

$5 Suggested Donation / DONATE HERE

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.


 

A Trip Around the World

Sat, March 3, 2-5 pm

Join us as the PS 154 PTA Diversity Committee hosts 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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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 pm
at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West

Coming up on March 22nd is  our biggest adults only fundraiser of the year: Raffle Mania! Raffle Mania is back for its 3rd consecutive year and bigger than ever. We’ll have more games, more raffles and our biggest fundraising goal yet: $50,000! Bring your friends and family, and help us meet that goal. Dinner and open bar are included.

Buy your ticket today!

Donate an item or experience!
 

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Around the Community

Check out Prospect Park for Lunar New Year

Friday, February 16

Find out more here.
 

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LOST & FOUND WILL BE DONATED WED, FEB 14!

Check for your child's lost water bottles, hats, mittens, jackets, etc!

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RAFFLE MANIA IS COMING!

Check out our Raffle Mania video, and BUY TICKETS today! Big thanks to Eve Hartmann-Crep for putting this together! More details about the event below...


COMING UP

Feb 5 - Meet our School Based Support Team, 8:30 am
Feb 5 - 2nd - 3rd Grade Bio Bus visit
Feb 5 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit: Michael Buckley
Feb 8 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Feb 9 - American Heart Association Assembly (Jump-a-Thon Kick Off) - Wear RED
Feb 12 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4:30 pm
Feb 13 - PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 13 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Feb 14 - We Love PS 154 Day - Show your spirit by wearing pink or red!
Feb 16 - School Closed - Lunar New Year
Feb 19 - 23 - School Closed - MidWinter Recess
Feb 26 - Return to School
Feb 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit
, Sign Up
Feb 27 - Mindfulness for Children: A Parenting Seminar, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Mar 1 - 2nd Grade City Worker Day

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

MEET YOUR SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT TEAM (SBST)

MON, FEB 5, 8:30 - 9:30 AM IN THE MMR

This information session is open to all PS 154 parents and guardians. Topics will include:

  • timeline for interventions and family communication
  • response to interventions
  • evaluations and assessments
  • explanation of support services available

We will also introduce the special education teachers in each of the 1st-5th grade Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
QUESTIONS? Contact PS 154 Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger at 718.768.0057, EXT 1


JUMP-A-THON KICKOFF ASSEMBLY - NAT’L DOUBLE DUTCH LEAGUE

FEB 9 DURING THE SCHOOL DAY - Wear RED Day!

Our PE teacher, Ms. Moore, is using her PTA mini-grant to bring in an amazing group to perform for our children as a kick-off to the jump-a-thon season. The organization National Double Dutch League will bring a demonstration team to show off their skills to our kids.

 

We Love PS154 DAY - Wear RED or Pink!

FEB 14 DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Show your school spirit and love of PS 154 by wearing Red or Pink.

 


Mindfulness for Children: A Parenting Seminar

Feb 27, 6:30-8 pm in the MMR

SAVE THE DATE!
$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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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 pm
at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West

Coming up on March 22nd is  our biggest adults only fundraiser of the year: Raffle Mania!  Raffle Mania is back for its 3rd consecutive year and bigger than ever. We’ll have more games, more raffles and our biggest fundraising goal yet: $50,000! Bring your friends and family, and help us meet that goal. Dinner and open bar are included.

Buy your ticket today!
Donate an item or experience!

 

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Did you know you can volunteer in the lunchroom?

Volunteers help keep the lunch room organized and fun for our children as they have down time from their studies. The success of your child’s education can be found in the many aspects of their school day. This includes their lunch time. In order for our children to enjoy every part of their day at PS 154, we need dedicated people EACH DAY to help in the lunchroom. This is also a great opportunity to get to know the wonderful children and families in our school.

In order to volunteer, please read and sign the volunteer agreement. You are required to sign and return the Expectations for Volunteers form to Debby Wattenbarger before serving as a lunchroom volunteer. Hope to see you soon!

 

Apply to Pre-K

New York City families with children born in 2014 can now apply to pre-K. Please note, PS 154 does not have Pre K classes. Submit an application between February 5 and March 30, 2018:

Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages for over-the-phone and in-person application submissions. You can ask questions and request information about admissions in any language when you call or go to a Family Welcome Center.

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COMING UP

TONIGHT! Jan 26 - Movie Night! The Lego Ninjago Movie - doors open 6 pm, movie begins 6:15 pm
Feb 1 - World Read-Aloud Day (details below)
Feb 2 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Feb 5 - Meet our School Based Support Team, 8:30 am
Feb 5 - 2nd - 3rd Grade Bio Bus visit
Feb 5 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit: Michael Buckley
Feb 8 - PTA Executive Board, 6:30 pm
Feb 9 - American Heart Association Assembly (Jump-a-Thon Kick Off) - Wear RED
Feb 12 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4:30 pm
Feb 13 - PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 13 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Feb 16 - School Closed - Lunar New Year
Feb 19 - 23 - School Closed - MidWinter Recess

 

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READ-A-THON ENDS TODAY

Today, Friday, January 26, your young reader will record his or her last day's reading for the 2018 PS 154 Read-A-Thon. Congratulations to all for the effort and achievement!

What's next? Please add up the number of minutes that the student has read and mark it at the bottom of the reading log. Collect the money from sponsors and return it with the completed reading log and pledge form to your child's teacher in a sealed envelope clearly marked “READ-A-THON” with the student’s name, teacher and class number on the envelope by Thursday, February 1. Sponsors can also donate online.

Stay tuned for winners to be announced on Friday, February 9! Each child that reads the most in his or her grade will get a gift certificate to Terrace Books, and each grade's class that collectively read the most will get a special reading session with our own Principal Buckley.

Thank you to all PS 154 families for assisting your children with this wonderful fundraiser and community event.


 

WORLD READ-ALOUD DAY

FEB 1

This year, PS 154 will be participating in this global celebration of reading. The global nonprofit LitWorld organizes this event, in which schools, families, and communities across the world bring attention to the global issue of childhood literacy by reading aloud together, and posting pictures on social media using #WorldReadAloudDay. We hope your family will participate too! Stay tuned for an email update on Feb 1.

 


CLASS ART PROJECTS

FAMILY FRIDAY, FEB 2, 8:35am

Many classes will be doing the class art project next Friday, Feb 2, on Family Friday. Please ask your class parent how you can help. This is a beloved PS 154 tradition that the children enjoy, and we auction off the projects in March as a benefit for the PTA.

 


MEET YOUR SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT TEAM (SBST)

MON, FEB 5, 8:30 - 9:30 AM IN THE MMR

This information session is open to all PS 154 parents and guardians.

Topics will include:
timeline for interventions and family communication

  • response to interventions
  • evaluations and assessments
  • explanation of support services available


We will also introduce the special education teachers in each of the 1st-5th grade Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

QUESTIONS?  Contact PS 154 Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger at 718.768.0057, EXT 1

 


JUMP-A-THON KICKOFF ASSEMBLY - NAT’L DOUBLE DUTCH LEAGUE

FEB 9 DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Our PE teacher, Ms. Moore, is using her PTA mini-grant to bring in an amazing group to perform for our children as a kick-off to the jump-a-thon season. The organization National Double Dutch League will bring a demonstration team to show off their skills to our kids.

 

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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 pm
at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West

Coming up on March 22nd is  our biggest adults only fundraiser of the year: Raffle Mania!  Raffle Mania is back for its 3rd consecutive year and bigger than ever. We’ll have more games, more raffles and our biggest fundraising goal yet: $50,000! Bring your friends and family, and help us meet that goal. Dinner and open bar are included.

Buy your ticket today!

Donate an item or experience!

 

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NY INT'L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

February 23 - March 18

This event showcases new films for ages 3-18. The festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

1.      Go to www.nyicff.org/tickets/  
2.      Select our school from the “School Partner” Menu on the top of the page (IMPORTANT!!!!)
3.      Purchase tickets

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COMING UP

Jan 23 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Jan 23 - Intro to Special Education, 6:30 pm, info below
Jan 25 - Sustainability Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm
Jan 26 - PS 154 Shares & Cares Pajama Day, info below
Jan 26 - Movie Night! The Lego Ninjago Movie, doors open 6 pm, movie begins 6:15 pm
Jan 27 - Self-Defense for Kids & Tweens - Buy Tix here
Feb 2 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Feb 5 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit: Michael Buckley
Feb 8 - Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Feb 9 - American Heart Association Assembly (Jump-A-Thon Kick Off) - WEAR RED
Feb 12 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4:30 pm
Feb 13 - PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 13 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
 

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CONGRATULATIONS BOOKMARK CONTEST WINNERS

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2018 Read-a-Thon Bookmark contest. Thank you to the many students who entered their bookmarks. The winners are:

Kindergarten: Jia-Li Lambert
1st grade: Beatrix Kiener
2nd grade: Louella Schwenzfeier
3rd grade: Violet Adler
4th grade: Bea Kotuk
5th grade: Naina Mukherjee

Congratulations to the winners, whose bookmarks have been given to every student in their grade. All of the bookmarks that were entered in the contest are on display on the wall over Agent White's desk this week. Please stop by and check out the many terrific designs!

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THE READ-A-THON CONTINUES THROUGH JAN 26!

Please keep logging your minutes for the Read-a-thon, which ends a week from Friday, on January 26. Lost your child’s packet? All info here.
 

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INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

TUES, JAN 23, 6:30-8:30 PM

This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs. Learn the New York City special education process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

Presentation by IncludeNYC. Please register (not required, but helpful!)

NEED TRANSLATION SERVICES AT THIS EVENT? Please email pta_info@ps154.org, and we will arrange.
 

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PTA SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE MEETING

WED, JAN 25, 6:30-7:30pm

Please join this first meeting to learn about the Sustainability Committee and its mission to reduce PS 154’s carbon footprint. We’ll hear from school leadership, and brainstorm about how to support their efforts. As a new committee we have an opportunity to explore new ideas that will impact our kids and help make our school community as ‘green’ as possible.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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SCHOOL SPIRIT: PS 154 Shares & Cares Pajama Day

Fri, Jan 26

Please have your child come to school on Friday, January 26 wearing their cozy pajamas. Let’s show we care and share by participating in our Pajama Drive. If you can, please send in brand new pajamas (for Adults and/or Children) with tabs and in the original packaging. There will be a collection box in the MMR.
 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT - THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE

FRI, JAN 26, doors open at 6:00 pm / movie starts at 6:15 pm at PS 154

Join us in your nightgowns and PJs for this animated comedy. Kids of all ages will enjoy this wild caper filled with slapstick humor. Pizza, hot dogs, snacks, drinks, and treats for sale. Suggested donation at the door: $5 per person.
 

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SELF DEFENSE FOR KIDS AND TWEENS

SAT, JAN 27 2-3pm

Sign up here! Learn how to:
• Remove someone's grip
• Use your voice more effectively
• Get someone off of you safely and effectively

Classes taught by a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Open to children in grades 1 through 5. All proceeds for this event benefit the PTA of PS 154! You do not need to be a PS 154 student to attend.

 

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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 pm
at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West

Coming up on March 22nd is our biggest adults only fundraiser of the year: Raffle Mania!  Raffle Mania is back for its 3rd consecutive year and bigger than ever. We’ll have more games, more raffles and our biggest fundraising goal yet: $50,000! Bring your friends and family, and help us meet that goal. Dinner and open bar are included.

Buy your ticket today!

 

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JOINT MEETING OF CITYWIDE COUNCIL ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS & CITYWIDE COUNCIL ON SPECIAL ED

TUES, FEB 13, 6:15 PM

Families are welcome at this meeting talking about students with IEPs who are also English Language Learners. See the flyer.

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COMING UP

Jan 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - SCHOOL IS CLOSED
Jan 17 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm
Jan 23 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Jan 23 - Intro to Special Education, 6:30 pm, info below
Jan 25 - Sustainability Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm
Jan 26 - PS 154 Shares & Cares Pajama Day, info below
Jan 26 - Movie Night! The Lego Ninjago Movie, doors open 6 pm, movie begins 6:15 pm
Jan 27 - Self-Defense for Kids & Tweens - tickets here
Feb 2 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15am
Feb 5 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit: Michael Buckley
Feb 8 - Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Feb 9 - American Heart Association Assembly (Jump-A-Thon Kick Off) - WEAR RED!
Feb 13 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.

 

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SURVEY DEADLINE — TODAY!
FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS (IEPs)

It is very important that every student with an IEP has a parent or guardian fill out Principal Buckley’s survey. He wants to hear from you! Please fill out one survey for every child in your family who has an IEP.

Survey For Families of PS 154 Students With IEPs

 

PTA GENERAL MEETING

MON, JAN 17, 6:30 pm in the MMR

  • Learn about PS154’s new Science Day and vote on a proposal for additional Science Funding.

  • Get an update on PTA fundraising and winter and spring events.

  • Babysitting & Pizza - $5 per child

     

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READ-A-THON CONTINUES UNTIL JAN 25

Lost your child’s packet? All info here. Bookmark Contest winners will be announced Monday at school, and a copy of the winning bookmark for each grade will be sent home with all children in that grade sometime next week. We will also announce the winners to our parent community in next week’s newsletter.
 

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INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

Tues, Jan 23, 6:30-8:30 PM

This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs. Learn the New York City special education process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

Presentation by IncludeNYC. Please register (not required, but helpful!)

NEED TRANSLATION SERVICES AT THIS EVENT? Please email pta_info@ps154.org, and we will arrange.

 

PTA Sustainability Committee Meeting 

WED, JAN 25, 6:30-7:30 pm

Please join this first meeting to learn about the Sustainability Committee and its mission to reduce PS 154’s carbon footprint. We’ll hear from school leadership, and brainstorm about how to support their efforts. As a new committee we have an opportunity to explore new ideas that will impact our kids and help make our school community as ‘green’ as possible. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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SCHOOL SPIRIT

PS 154 Shares & Cares Pajama Day
Fri, Jan 26

Please have your child come to school on Friday, January 26 wearing their cozy pajamas. Let’s show we care and share by participating in our Pajama Drive. If you can, please send in brand new pajamas (for Adults and/or Children) with tags and in the original packaging. There will be a collection box in the MMR.
 

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SELF DEFENSE FOR KIDS AND TWEENS

SAT, JAN 27 2-3 pm AT SUN DOJO

Learn how to:
• Remove someone's grip
•Use your voice more effectively
•Get someone off of you safely and effectively

Classes taught by a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Open to children in grades 1 through 5. All proceeds for this event benefit the PTA of PS 154! You do not need to be a PS 154 student to attend.

Sign up here! 
 

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RAFFLE MANIA

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 PM
AT SHEPHERD’S HALL BEHIND HOLY NAME CHURCH, 245 PROSPECT PARK WEST

Coming up on March 22nd is our biggest adults only fundraiser of the year: Raffle Mania! Raffle Mania is back for its 3rd consecutive year and bigger than ever. We’ll have more games, more raffles and our biggest fundraising goal yet: $50,000! Bring your friends and family, and help us meet that goal. Dinner and open bar are included.

Buy your ticket today!

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS


Monthly TransFamilies Project at The Center - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center

Starts Jan 30 at The Center. See the Flyer Here


Summer Camp Resource Fair - CEC 15 Meeting at MS 839
TUES, Jan 16 at 6:30 pm

Check out the Flyer HERE

 

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LOST & FOUND

Check out the Lost & Found in the MMR before it’s donated!

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COMING UP

Jan 8 - Read-A-Thon starts! Bookmark Contest Designs due! All info here.
Jan 9 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Jan 9 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Jan 10 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Jan 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School is Closed
Jan 17 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm
Jan 23 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Jan 23 - Intro to Special Education, 6:30 pm, info below
Jan 26 - Movie Night! The Lego Ninjago Movie - doors open 6 pm, movie begins 6:15 pm
Feb 2 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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HELP WANTED: INTERNATIONAL EVENT

The PTA Diversity Committee is planning a school-wide, international event in February.  This event will represent different countries and cultures. We are planning on having dedicated individual booths for each country or culture. We are going to need volunteers who would like to share their knowledge of a country or culture with the community. Please contact Shannon Tam and Abby Palanca, Co-Chairs of the Diversity Committee at PTA_Info@ps154.org if you are interested in participating.


PTA GENERAL MEETING

MON, JAN 17, 6:30 pm in the MMR

Learn about PS 154’s new Science Day and vote on a proposal for additional Science Funding. Get an update on PTA fundraising and winter and spring events.


ATTENTION: FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS (IEPs)

Last month, your teacher emailed you a letter from Principal Buckley with a link to a very important survey. It is very important that every student with an IEP has a parent fill out this survey. Please fill out one survey for every child in your family who has an IEP.
2017 Survey For Families of PS 154 Students With IEPs

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply now to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways (PS 154 does not handle initial registration.):

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THE PS 154 READ-A-THON STARTS MONDAY!

Jan 8 - 26
How many minutes can you read in 19 days?

You can get your kid excited this weekend by working on a BOOKMARK CONTEST entry. They’re due Monday. Print out your Read-A-Thon packet if you didn’t see the one that came home, and get ready for this fun event which encourages reading! All info is here.

Every $ and ¢ raised supports our school, so rally friends and family to support your young reader!
 

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INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

TUESDAY JANUARY 23, 6:30-8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
FREE! PLEASE RSVP BELOW.

This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs. Learn the New York City special education process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role. Presentation by IncludeNYC.

NEED TRANSLATION SERVICES AT THIS EVENT? Please email pta_info@ps154.org, and we will arrange.

PLEASE RSVP

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SAVE THE DATE: RAFFLE MANIA

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 pm
at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West

Coming up on March 22nd is our biggest adults only fundraiser of the year: Raffle Mania!

Raffle Mania is back for its 3rd consecutive year and bigger than ever. We’ll have more games, more raffles and our biggest fundraising goal yet: $50,000! Bring your friends and family, and help us meet that goal. Dinner and open bar are included.

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 25 - Jan 1 - Winter Break - School is Closed
Jan 2 - Back to School
Jan 5 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Jan 8 - Read-A-Thon starts!
Jan 9 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Jan 9 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Jan 10 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Jan 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School is Closed
Jan 23 - Intro to Special Education, 6:30 pm (info below)
Jan 26 - Movie Night! The Lego Ninjago Movie - doors open 6 pm, movie begins 6:15 pm

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here!


THE SLT IS INTERVIEWING PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES

Your School Leaderships Team (SLT) will be interviewing Superintendent Skop’s top three candidates for our PS 154 Principal position in early January. Do you have thoughts you’d like to share? Please reach out to the SLT Parents with your point of view. We read all messages! We’d love to hear your point of view about PS 154 and our future. SLT_Info@ps154.org

Learn more about your School Leadership Team, and read recent meeting minutes, at ps154.org/school-leadership-team-slt.


ATTENTION: FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS (IEPs)

Your teacher has given you a letter from Principal Buckley with a link to a very important survey. It is very important that every student with an IEP has a parent fill out this survey. This anonymous, internal survey, for which only Mr. Buckley will have the complete results, is designed to help PS 154 become better aware of parent and family experiences for those families with children with IEPs. If you need the link to the survey, it is below. Please fill out one survey for every child in your family who has an IEP.

2017 Survey For Families of PS 154 Students With IEPs
 

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DONATE NOW FOR 2017 TAX DEDUCTIONS

With your help, our PTA has  raised more than $54,700 – 22% of our $250,000 overall fundraising goal. Thank you! Donate by the end of the year via our website for your charitable contribution to be tax deductible during 2017. Your donations make a huge difference to the children at PS 154!

DONATE HERE

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply now to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways (PS 154 does not handle initial registration.):

 

INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

TUES, JAN 23, 6:30-8 PM IN THE MMR
FREE! PLEASE RSVP BELOW

This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs. Learn the New York City special education process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

Presentation by IncludeNYC.

NEED TRANSLATION SERVICES AT THIS EVENT? Please email pta_info@ps154.org, and we will arrange.

RSVP HERE

HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY BREAK, EVERYONE! SEE YOU IN 2018!