Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Feb 18 - Feb 22 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
Feb 26 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 28 - PS 154 Parenting Book Club, 6:30 pm
March 1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
March 5 - City Worker Day! (see info below)
March 7 - Spring Gala!
March 8 - American Heart Association Assembly-Kids Heart Challenge Kick Off
March 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
March 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal
March 15 - Lip Sync Battle, 6:00 pm

A NOTE FROM OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Makerspace is open for business! Read more about it here

WE ❤️ PS 154
ANNUAL FUND DONATIONS ARE BEING MATCHED THROUGH 2/18!

Thanks to an anonymous Valentine, all donations made between 2/14 and 2/18 will be matched, up to $1,000. Please donate today, so we can maximize these funds for our school — no amount is too small!!
DONATE HERE

CITY WORKER DAY FOR 2nd GRADE!

March 5, 8:40 am

Are you a city worker? Have you ever worked for the city? Come join the second grade at our assembly on March 5th! We are looking for volunteers to talk with the students about what you do and how you help the city. We will sing and have a celebration to thank you for your hard work!  Contact Ms. Varriale to volunteer at lvarriale@ps154.org




THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE



SPRING GALA

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE PICNIC HOUSE IN PROSPECT PARK

Join us for a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire). Let’s raise money for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154!  

SAVE $ ON TICKETS!

Save $15 per ticket in our flash sale, valid through 2/18. PS 154’s party of the year is only 20 days away. Kick off mid-winter break daydreaming about your night out in March!
Tickets are available here!

DONATE COOL STUFF

We still need your creativity — what items, sponsorships, or donations can you connect our Gala team with?
DONATE HERE

CHECK OUT WHAT YOU CAN WIN

We’re adding new items to our auction preview every week until the Gala. Check out silent items, available for your bids now, and live items exclusive to attendees (marked "preview only")! Don’t forget to throw your hat in the ring for our class pizza party and 50/50 raffles

Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.




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Box Tops Deadline is Feb 25!

BoxTops submission is around the corner! Check participating items for an easy way to have money donated back to our school.  Please submit in bags or on a collection sheet to Ms. Guzzi’s office in the MMR.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Founders Workspace Discount for PS 154 Parents

PS 154 Parents & Founders Workspace Owners, Abby Palanca & Terersa Lagerman are now offering a $25 month discount on full-time desk memberships for the PS 154 community. If interested in learning more or signing up please email us at hello@foundersworkspace.com or visit our website at http://foundersworkspace.com/



Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Feb 9 - PS 154 Art Gallery
Feb 11 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am
Feb 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit
Feb 13 - PS 154 Comedy Night!
Feb 18 - Feb 22 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
Feb 26 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 28 - PS 154 Parenting Book Club, 6:30 pm
March 1 - Movie Night, 6pm
March 7 - Spring Gala!


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TOMORROW!
PS 154 ART GALLERY

Sat, Feb 9 from 12:00-3:00pm
FREE admission with refreshments available for purchase

Explore each grade’s project, and enjoy the incredible variations from student to student!  Kindergarten explored Kandinsky's flowers. First grade tried collage, with inspiration from Matisse. Second Grade went back in time to learn about ancient Namibian charcoal drawings. Third Graders made self-portraits influenced by the color work of Paul Klee. Fourth grade learned about Hilma af Klimt's work, and made traditional and abstract still life. Fifth grade followed the pencil lines of Picasso by recreating some of his master drawings...upside-down! 

We need volunteers to help install and deinstall work! VOLUNTEER

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

Thanks everyone for your participation!

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!




THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE



SPRING GALA

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE PICNIC HOUSE IN PROSPECT PARK


WHO: your school community, friends and neighbors

WHAT: a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00-10:00pm

WHERE: The Picnic House in Prospect Park  map

WHY: to show our commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154!  Without PTA funding, our kids wouldn’t have access to Tiny Scientist, the Maker Space featuring Koko, chess, music, sign language and more! Help us ensure that these enrichments continue to be part of our students’ days!

HOW: Tickets are available here!
Regular admission: $95 per ticket
Super Supporter: $250 per ticket (proceeds go toward sponsoring PS 154 teacher tickets)
A lottery for limited quantity of $20 gala tickets will be available as well.

Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.




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Box Tops Deadline is Feb 25!

BoxTops submission is around the corner! Check participating items for an easy way to have money donated back to our school.  Please submit in bags or on a collection sheet to Ms. Guzzi’s office in the MMR.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Apply Now for Exciting STEM Enrichment Programs for Spring Break!

 

Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting spring break STEM enrichment and experiential learning programs. A wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, New-York Historical Society, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens County Farm Museum, Queens Zoo, Staten Island MakerSpace, Staten Island Zoo, and Wave Hill. Student will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real life, hands-on learning experiences.  

Explore, tinker, discover, and design with us! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, February 15. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now! For questions, contact Camps@schools.nyc.gov.

 

 

Brooklyn Borough President’s Summer Program Resource Fair

Tues, Feb 12, 6-8pm
at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Free and open to the public.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Feb  1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb 5 - NO SCHOOL -  Lunar New Year
Feb 6 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
Feb 8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Feb 9 - PS 154 Art Gallery
Feb 11 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit
Feb 13 - Comedy 154
Feb 15 - Lip Sync Battle
Feb 18 - Feb 22 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
Feb 26 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 28 - PS 154 Parenting Book Club, 6:30 pm
March 1 - Movie Night, 6pm
March 7 - Spring Gala!


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Box Tops Deadline is Feb 25!

BoxTops submission is around the corner! Check participating items for an easy way to have money donated back to our school.  Please submit in bags or on a collection sheet to Ms. Guzzi’s office in the MMR.




Lost & Found

It’s cold outside! Please tell your children to look in the MMR for their lost hats, gloves, mittens and more! All Lost & Found items will be donated after Family Friday next week.




LUNAR NEW YEAR ACTIVITY WITH MR. BUCKLEY: Volunteers Needed

On Monday, February 4th, Mr. Buckley will be facilitating a Lunar New Year activity in the lunchroom. It will be helpful to have a few volunteers available from 11:00am to 1:45 pm to help. If you can be available for any portion of lunch on Monday please email Mr. Buckley at mbuckley@ps154.org.





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Family Friday - Special Friend or Family Day

Fri, Feb 8, 8:35 - 9:15 am

Mark your calendars! PS 154 welcomes your child's special friend, grandparent or yourself in their classroom for a very special Family Friday. (Please note, there's not enough space in the classrooms for more than one or two family members per student.) Students and their guests will work on a project that helps the students identify all the strengths they have to draw upon. This is the project if you want to take a look.




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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

Thanks everyone for your participation!

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!





TONIGHT! MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, FEB  1, 6PM

Come in pjs, bring a blanket, and get ready to get cozy for the best kind of movie night at your school! Please review the Code of Conduct introduced at January’s movie night, so we can all continue to have a great time together. 

Please consider bringing something for the bake sale, too! (Store-bought is more than welcome!!)



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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***




THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE



SPRING GALA

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE PICNIC HOUSE IN PROSPECT PARK


WHO: your school community, friends and neighbors

WHAT: a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00-10:00pm

WHERE: The Picnic House in Prospect Park  map

WHY: to show our commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154!  Without PTA funding, our kids wouldn’t have access to Tiny Scientist, the Maker Space featuring Koko, chess, music, sign language and more! Help us ensure that these enrichments continue to be part of our students’ days!

HOW: Tickets are available here!
Regular admission: $95 per ticket
Super Supporter: $250 per ticket (proceeds go toward sponsoring PS 154 teacher tickets)
A lottery for limited quantity of $20 gala tickets will be available as well.

Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.





PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   

BUY TICKETS





COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Apply Now for Exciting STEM Enrichment Programs for Spring Break!

 

Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting spring break STEM enrichment and experiential learning programs. A wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, New-York Historical Society, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens County Farm Museum, Queens Zoo, Staten Island MakerSpace, Staten Island Zoo, and Wave Hill. Student will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real life, hands-on learning experiences.  

Explore, tinker, discover, and design with us! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, February 15. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now! For questions, contact Camps@schools.nyc.gov.

 

 

CARMEN AT BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 pm
Brooklyn High School of the Arts
345 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Brooklyn High School of the Arts is hosting a live HD telecast of the Metropolitan Opera House's production of "Carmen".  This is a FREE event open to the public.  All students, parents and educators are welcome,




Brooklyn Borough President’s Summer Program Resource Fair

Tues, Feb 12, 6-8pm
at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Free and open to the public.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Jan 25 - Read-a-thon Ends!
Jan 29 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Feb 1 - Pajama drive ends (collection boxes in K classrooms)
Feb  1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb 5 - NO SCHOOL -  Lunar New Year
Feb 6 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
Feb 8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Feb 9 - PS 154 Art Gallery
Feb 11 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit
Feb 13 - Comedy 154
Feb 15 - Lip Sync Battle
Feb 18 - Feb 22 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
Feb 26 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up


A NEW NOTE FROM OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

http://www.ps154.org/from-the-leadership-team/





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Family Friday - Special Friend or Family Day

Fri, Feb 8, 8:35 - 9:15 am

Mark your calendars! PS 154 welcomes your child's special friend, grandparent or yourself in their classroom for a very special Family Friday. (Please note, there's not enough space in the classrooms for more than one or two family members per student.) Students and their guests will work on a project that helps the students identify all the strengths they have to draw upon. This is the project if you want to take a look.




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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon is on! You can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.





MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, FEB  1, 6PM

Come in pjs, bring a blanket, and get ready to get cozy for the best kind of movie night at your school! Please review the Code of Conduct introduced at January’s movie night, so we can all continue to have a great time together. 

Please consider bringing something for the bake sale, too! (Store-bought is more than welcome!!)



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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



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LIP SYNC BATTLE

FRI, FEB 15, DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM; PERFORMANCES START AT 6:30 PM.
FREE WITH SIGNUP

You’re invited to our first-ever Lip Sync Battle! Bring your best lip syncing performance to our MMR stage! Please sign up below, indicating which song you will lip sync.  Also, please consider signing up as a group -- due to time constraints, we will cap the performances at 30 songs.  

PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPETE! Things to consider: your costume, props...  There will be [meaningful, inexpensive] awards in every category!

Can't wait to see how our community brings it!

SIGN UP


THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE



SPRING GALA

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE PICNIC HOUSE IN PROSPECT PARK


WHO: your school community, friends and neighbors

WHAT: a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00-10:00pm

WHERE: The Picnic House in Prospect Park  map

WHY: to show our commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154!  Without PTA funding, our kids wouldn’t have access to Tiny Scientist, the Maker Space featuring Koko, chess, music, sign language and more! Help us ensure that these enrichments continue to be part of our students’ days!

HOW: Tickets are available here!
Earlybird tickets: $80 per ticket (available until Jan 31, 2019)
Regular admission: $95 per ticket
Super Supporter: $250 per ticket (proceeds go toward sponsoring PS 154 teacher tickets)
A lottery for limited quantity of $20 gala tickets will be available as well.

Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.





PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   

BUY TICKETS





COMMUNITY EVENTS

ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE

Anyone interested in playing in an adult soccer league at the Armory YMCA? League is co ed, decent to high level of play, 4 a side with games on Sunday afternoons. Anyone interested please contact Kindergarten parent Brad Samuels at brad@situ.nyc. Space is limited so, if interested, please be in touch ASAP.



STEM Spring Break Camps

Do you know a student in kindergarten through grade 12 who is interested in having fun, unique, STEM experiences during spring break? Tell them about upcoming STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs! Explore, tinker, discover, and design. Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application is only open between Tuesday, January 29 and Friday, February 15, 2019. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download the flyer




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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Sunset Park School - P.S. 169 and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company!

Friday, January 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
P.S. 169 - 4305 7th Avenue (Auditorium)

This is a FREE event.  Snacks will be available for purchase.




Brooklyn Borough President’s Summer Program Resource Fair

Tues, Feb 12, 6-8pm
at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Free and open to the public.




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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 22 - Kindergarten Registration Ends at Noon - Enrollment
Jan 22 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 23 - Responsive Classroom Parent Info Session, 6:30-7:45 pm
Jan 25 - Pajama Day - All students wear pajamas and send in PJ donations
Jan 25 - Read-a-thon Ends!
Jan 29 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Feb  1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb 5 - NO SCHOOL -  Lunar New Year
Feb 6 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
Feb 8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Feb 9 - PS 154 Art Gallery
Feb 11 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit
Feb 13 - Comedy 154
Feb 16 - Lip Sync Battle
Feb 18 - Feb 22 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break


HELP WANTED: TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Every year our school rallies to cheer on and celebrate all of the teachers and staff at PS 154 who work so hard to make our kids' school an incredible place to learn. This year, we will celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation during the week of May 6-10. We need parent help to get all of our ducks in a row. If you are interested in helping us organize and execute an amazing week for our teachers, please email Lisa Rochlin at rochlin_L@yahoo.com. No amount of time is too little. Even an hour of help will go a long way.  


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Family Friday - Special Friend or Family Day

Fri, Feb 8, 8:35 - 9:15 am

Mark your calendars! PS 154 welcomes your child's special friend, grandparent or yourself in their classroom for a very special Family Friday. (Please note, there's not enough space in the classrooms for more than one or two family members per student.) Students and their guests will work on a project that helps the students identify all the strengths they have to draw upon. This is the project if you want to take a look.





PS 154 MLK Day Diaper Drive for Little Essentials

ThURS, Jan 10 - TUES, JAN 22

Please consider donating to the PS154 MLK Day Diaper Drive! We are collecting new & unused:

  • Diapers (opened packs accepted)

  • Baby Wipes 

  • Baby Wash 

  • Baby Lotion 

  • Body Wash for Moms in need

  • Body Lotions for Moms in need

The collection box is located in the MMR (see above rendering).

Little Essentials partners with 20 different shelters, social service agencies, and community organizations such as the Legal Aid Society to provide urgently needed children's supplies to at-risk families in New York City. The organization was conceived by a mom in Brooklyn. Since it began in 2011, it has served over 33,000 children living in poverty. Your donation will make a difference! 

For more info, please go to little essentials.org

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

Jan 7 - 25

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon is on! You can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.


RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM PARENT INFO SESSION

WED, JAN 23, 6:30PM - 7:45PM (6:30-7:15 PRESENTATION, 7:15 - 7:45 Q&A) IN THE MMR

FREE!

BABYSITTING available for school-age children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

This is an info session for PS 154 parents to learn more about Responsive Classroom, the PTA-funded school-wide SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) program. Parents will learn about how the Responsive Classroom approach empowers our teachers to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities to give our kids a sense of belonging and feel significant. Carolyn Rottman, M.Ed., the Responsive Classroom consultant who will lead the session, will demonstrate the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL) and offer parents Responsive Classroom-inspired tools and language to use at home.




MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, FEB  1, 6PM

Come in pjs, bring a blanket, and get ready to get cozy for the best kind of movie night at your school! Please review the Code of Conduct introduced at January’s movie night, so we can all continue to have a great time together. 

Please consider bringing something for the bake sale, too! (Store-bought is more than welcome!!)



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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE



SPRING GALA

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE PICNIC HOUSE IN PROSPECT PARK


WHO: your school community, friends and neighbors

WHAT: a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00-10:00pm

WHERE: The Picnic House in Prospect Park  map

WHY: to show our commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154!  Without PTA funding, our kids wouldn’t have access to Tiny Scientist, the Maker Space featuring Koko, chess, music, sign language and more! Help us ensure that these enrichments continue to be part of our students’ days!

HOW: Tickets are available here!
Earlybird tickets: $80 per ticket (available until Jan 31, 2019)
Regular admission: $95 per ticket
Super Supporter: $250 per ticket (proceeds go toward sponsoring PS 154 teacher tickets)
A lottery for limited quantity of $20 gala tickets will be available as well.

Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.





PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   

BUY TICKETS


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Brooklyn Borough President’s Summer Program Resource Fair

Tues, Feb 12, 6-8pm
at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Free and open to the public.

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Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Bridge - Parks Upgrades

Wed, Jan 23, 6:30-8 pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

RSVP to Catherine Zinnel atczinnel@council.nyc.gov

From Brad Lander’s Office: “On Wednesday January 23rd, the New York City Parks Department will discuss potential upgrades to the two green spaces on either side of the Ocean Parkway Service Road. Last year Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and I allocated $650,000 to refurbish the sitting area on East 8th Street and the park on Sherman Street, and at this meeting the Parks Department will update us on their plans and listen to your suggestions for how to improve these spaces. We will also share updates on the different development projects in the “Stable Brooklyn” area, including the rezoning of nearby 57 Caton Place, and the preservation of Kensington Stables.”

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


Jan 10 - 22 - Diaper Drive for Little Essentials
Jan 14 - Kindergarten Registration Ends - Enrollment
Jan 15 - PTA Sustainability Committee meeting, 7-8 pm, Room 207 - All are welcome!
Jan 16 - Kindergarten Author Visit
Jan 17 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 22 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 23 - Responsive Classroom Parent Info Session, 6:30 pm
Jan 25 - Pajama Day - Students wear pajamas and send in PJ donations
Jan 25 - Read-a-thon Ends!
Jan 29 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Feb  1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb  8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35-9:15 am




Poetry Journal - Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for the Poetry Journal.  From (approximately) February - April, work with class parents to coordinate and gather poems from teachers, ensuring that we don't miss anyone.  This can be done in the evenings at your own pace, as long as deadlines are met. Or... help in June when the journal needs to go to the printer or is ready for distribution. This is usually more of a sprint to the finish line, a.k.a. the last day of school. Finally, help to publicize and staff the annual Poetry Extravaganza, when the students read their work, likely the week of May 6th. Please email pta_info@ps154.org if you are able to lend a hand!


PS 154 MLK Day Diaper Drive for Little Essentials

ThURS, Jan 10 - TUES, JAN 22

Please consider donating to the PS154 MLK Day Diaper Drive! We are collecting new & unused:

  • Diapers (opened packs accepted)

  • Baby Wipes 

  • Baby Wash 

  • Baby Lotion 

  • Body Wash for Moms in need

  • Body Lotions for Moms in need

The collection box is located in the MMR (see above rendering).

Little Essentials partners with 20 different shelters, social service agencies, and community organizations such as the Legal Aid Society to provide urgently needed children's supplies to at-risk families in New York City. The organization was conceived by a mom in Brooklyn. Since it began in 2011, it has served over 33,000 children living in poverty. Your donation will make a difference! 

For more info, please go to little essentials.org

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

Jan 7 - 25

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon is on! You can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.


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PS 154 WEEK AT TERRACE BOOKS

WEEK OF JAN 7-13

Terrace Books has generously offered to donate 20% of all sales during the week of Jan 7-13. Just say you’re affiliated with PS 154, and your purchase will count toward the 20% donation!  Thank you, Terrace Books! While you’re there, consider refreshing your child’s classroom teacher’s bookshelf — teacher wishlists will be available at the bookstore.


RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM PARENT INFO SESSION

WED, JAN 23, 6:30PM - 7:45PM (6:30-7:15 PRESENTATION, 7:15 - 7:45 Q&A) IN THE MMR

FREE!

BABYSITTING available for school-age children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

This is an info session for PS 154 parents to learn more about Responsive Classroom, the PTA-funded school-wide SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) program. Parents will learn about how the Responsive Classroom approach empowers our teachers to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities to give our kids a sense of belonging and feel significant. Carolyn Rottman, M.Ed., the Responsive Classroom consultant who will lead the session, will demonstrate the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL) and offer parents Responsive Classroom-inspired tools and language to use at home.


THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   

BUY TICKETS


COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

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Windsor Terrace Library - Closure & Repairs

Thurs, Jan 17, 6-7:30 pm
at the Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E 5th St

Please RSVP by emailing Mike Fieni at mfieni@bklynlibrary.org or calling 718-230-2052.

From Brad Lander’s Office: “This is a community meeting regarding the closure of the Windsor Terrace Library (which even though is in Windsor Terrace I know is used by many Kensington residents as well). The library has to undergo necessary extensive repairs to replace its HVAC (heating/ventilation/air conditioning) system and unfortunately will be closed as of February 2, 2019 and re-open in 2020. I know this is a very long time to be without the local library branch, which is why I encourage you to attend the library’s community meeting to learn more about the repairs as well as the interim library service that will be offered during the closure period.”

 

Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Bridge - Parks Upgrades

Wed, Jan 23, 6:30-8 pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

RSVP to Catherine Zinnel atczinnel@council.nyc.gov

From Brad Lander’s Office: “On Wednesday January 23rd, the New York City Parks Department will discuss potential upgrades to the two green spaces on either side of the Ocean Parkway Service Road. Last year Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and I allocated $650,000 to refurbish the sitting area on East 8th Street and the park on Sherman Street, and at this meeting the Parks Department will update us on their plans and listen to your suggestions for how to improve these spaces. We will also share updates on the different development projects in the “Stable Brooklyn” area, including the rezoning of nearby 57 Caton Place, and the preservation of Kensington Stables.”




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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


Jan 4 - Movie Night
, 6:30 pm
Jan 7 - Read-a-Thon starts!
Jan 7 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
, 8 am
Jan 8 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 14 - Kindergarten Registration Ends - Enrollment
Jan 16 - Kindergarten Author Visit
Jan 17 - PTA General Meeting
, 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 13 - Comedy 154
at Littlefield

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MOVIE NIGHT: EARLY MAN

FRI, JAN 4, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON STARTS NEXT WEEK!

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon begins on Monday, January 7. Packets came home in backpacks this week. Or if you prefer, you can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

BOOKMARK CONTEST:

Bookmark Contest entry forms can be downloaded here. All entries are due on Monday, January 7.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 24 - Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Return to School
Jan 4 - Movie Night
, 6:30 pm
Jan 7 - Read-a-Thon starts!
Jan 7 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
, 8 am
Jan 8 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 14 - Kindergarten Registration Ends - Enrollment
Jan 16 - Kindergarten Author Visit
Jan 17 - PTA General Meeting
, 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day




A NOTE FROM OUR ADMINISTRATION:
GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLIES HAVE BEGUN!

This week, we had our first monthly assemblies.  Kindergarten and first grade had theirs on Thursday and the second and third graders had theirs today. Fourth and fifth grade are scheduled for next Friday. These assemblies provide us with a great opportunity for community building. At each event, we discuss the 3Cs (Courage, Curiosity and Caring) and have students perform or showcase their school work. This week, our performances included singing, dancing, musical instruments, jokes and magic. We even had an incredible science experiment.

Ms. Graham’s class performed a skit, that they developed, based on our November diversity book, One by Kathryn Otoshi. Check out the video!





A NOTE FROM THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE: TIPS FOR WINTER BREAK

We all look forward to holidays and vacations, but for children they can also be challenging. Unstructured time, departure from routine, and the demands of travel are unsettling for many kids and families.

This tip sheet, Tips for Winter Break, may be helpful for parents and caregivers looking for information about how to make the upcoming winter break both fun and relaxing for the whole family. Please share this document with parents and caregivers.  More information on this topic may be found here.






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SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE & SUPPORT PS 154!

If you buy a Christmas tree, buy it from FOLEY FIRS on 8th St. and 8th Ave. Mention PS 154, and they will donate minimum $10 to our school for every tree sold. Or order from www.foleyfirs.com — you can have the tree delivered for free and never leave your house!

  • open 7 days a week from 11/24 to 12/23

  • super-fresh trees, cut in southern Quebec just 1 week before Thanksgiving

  • 3 varieties of trees + wreaths and stands

  • FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP if your tree stand is set up (check with Foley Firs for delivery radius)

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! They just have to mention the school — and don't have to have a child at the school for us to benefit!


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35

PRE-SALE FOR PS154 COMMUNITY THROUGH DEC 15TH WITH PROMO CODE: PS154
GET PRE-SALE TIX

Please join us to support, PS154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



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MOVIE NIGHT: EARLY MAN

FRI, JAN 4, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!