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COMING UP

Nov 17 - TONIGHT! Pajama Movie Night: The Nut Job 2, 6:15 pm in the MMR
Nov 20 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 23 & 24 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Nov 28 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign Up
Nov 29 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4pm
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.

 

PS 154 MODELL’S “TEAM WEEK” FUNDRAISER

FROM NOV 17-DEC 31

Thanks PS 154 parent Nick Chang for setting us up with this fundraiser where YOU get 15% off at Modell’s and PS 154 gets 5% back on every purchase you make! Please check your child’s backpack for the paper coupon. Or show this digital coupon on your phone at checkout. Extra coupons for friends and family can be picked up in the main office.

Check out the MANY ways you can help PS 154 during this holiday shopping season.

 

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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING

MON, NOV 20, 6:30 pm at PS 154

Get an update from Principal Buckley about Responsive Classroom Training and other school news, and get an update from Community Board 7 chairperson Jeremy Laufer about what’s going on in our community. Bring your concerns or ideas about our neighborhood! Also, VOTE on adding the Diversity Committee mission statement to our PS 154 PTA Bylaws.

 

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PS 154 WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 2, NOON-4 PM at PS 154

PS 154's annual Winter Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope to see you there. For right now… we need YOUR HELP!
Volunteer! We still have 52 slots to fill—please pitch in at this community event.

Donate food! Casseroles are great, sweet treats are terrific.

Plus, the Teacher & Staff Experiences Raffle — where kids can enter to win an experience with their favorite teacher or staff member — is now open with online pre sales for your convenience.

 

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BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8 at PS 154

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair. All classes will have an opportunity to shop during school. We will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Dec 7 with an additional adult selection. Books start at $5 and go up from there. 35% of the proceeds will go to the PTA! Thank you Fork + Pencil! We will also have used books for $1. Parents and family, please sign up to help.

Also, save your USED BOOKS! We'd love to sell any gently used elementary age appropriate books at the fair and will be accepting them Mon, Nov 27 through Fri, Dec 1 in the MMR.
 

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

This campaign aims to share all the incredible PTA funded programs that our children benefit from with your family. We do this by collecting names of grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and special friends to whom we make a one-time annual fund appeal. Please give us contact information!

 

FREE AROUND TOWN

Sunday, December 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

CITY OF SCIENCE is Back! Once again, please join the World Science Festival and Con Edison to explore this FREE buzzing metropolis of larger-than-life interactive installations and hands-on activities. CITY OF SCIENCE is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the power of STEM through exposure to hands-on science that sticks with kids. Check out the FLYER.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: the DOE calendar has a different date for Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC). Our PTCs will be Dec 7, with dismissal at 11:30 am. The DOE calendar has Nov 16 as a ½ day, but this is a full day for us. Please email Debby if you have any questions.


COMING UP

Nov 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8:00 am
Nov 14 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Nov 15 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Nov 17 - Pajama Movie Night – The Nut Job 2, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 20 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 23 & 24 - School is Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 28 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Nov 29 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4 pm
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar.

 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT - THE NUT JOB 2

FRI, NOV 17 at PS 154, doors open at 6 pm / movie starts at 6:15 pm

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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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING

MON, NOV 20, 6:30 PM AT PS 154

Get an update from Principal Buckley about Responsive Classroom Training and other school news, and get an update from Community Board 7 chairperson Jeremy Laufer about what’s going on in our community. Bring your concerns or ideas about our neighborhood! Also, VOTE on adding the Diversity Committee mission statement to our PS 154 PTA Bylaws.


THE PS 154 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PLAN (CEP)

Your School Leadership Team (SLT), which is the steering body for our school, has already been hard at work planning the overall goals for the school. Check out the new CEP, which sets out goals for our school to meet this school year — and action items for how to meet them. Our goals include:

(1) aligning science curriculum to new science standards
(2) implementing Responsive Classroom social and emotional learning curriculum
(3) vertical alignment for Math and English Language Arts
(4) improving reading scores of students who perform below grade level in grades K-2
(5) Increasing parent satisfaction with our school’s support of children with special needs

Do you have questions or concerns? Reach out to your SLT Parent leaders at SLT_Info@ps154.org.
 

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PS 154 WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 2, NOON-4 PM AT PS 154

PS 154's annual Winter Fair, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is fun for all ages. Enjoy inspired craft making, student performances, teacher experience and toy raffles, as well as a tasty lunch and delicious baked goods. There will also be a wonderful silent auction to enhance your holiday shopping. From event tickets and vacation stays to unique experiences and gift cards, everyone on your list will be covered. Plus, the wonderful Brooklyn Game Lab is sponsoring this event for the second year in the row, hosting amazing game experiences for the kids!

Volunteers are needed! Also, please sign up to donate food.

 

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WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS – FROM YOU!

Our auction committee members are already hard at work soliciting donations, however, the best and most interesting donations come from you, and those close to you, who adore your children. Can you help? Please reach out to Auction and Sponsorship Chair Jaymie Kelly at PTA_Info@ps154.org.

 

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BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8 at PS 154

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair. All classes will have an opportunity to shop during school. We will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Dec 7 with an additional adult selection. 35% of the proceeds will go to the PTA! Thank you Fork + Pencil! Books start at $5 and go up from there. We will also have used books for $1. Parents and family, please sign up to help.

Also, save your USED BOOKS! We'd love to sell any gently used elementary age appropriate books at the fair and will be accepting them Mon, Nov 27 through Fri, Dec 1 in the MMR.
 

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

This campaign aims to share all the incredible PTA funded programs that our children benefit from with your family. We do this by collecting names of grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and special friends to whom we make a one-time annual fund appeal. Please give us contact information!
 

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JUICE BOX WINE & SPIRITS BENEFIT FOR PS 154

Stop by Juice Box Wine & Spirits and buy a bottle of the 10th Anniversary Cuvée. This Pinot Noir wine celebrates Juice Box's ten years in business. Thanks Jane and Eliot Rennert, owners of Juice Box and parents of PS 154 graduates, who are donating a percentage of the proceeds to the PTA as a charitable gift. We just received our first check — almost $400!
 

PS 154 THANKS YOU

Thank you to PTA Membership Chair Teri Roth and to Double Windsor for the fun New Parent Happy Hour on November 7. We were happy to see a nice crowd on a rainy and cold evening. Thanks also to everyone who joined us. We’ll do it again soon!
 

FREE AROUND TOWN

Sun, Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

CITY OF SCIENCE is Back! Once again, please join the World Science Festival and Con Edison to explore this FREE buzzing metropolis of larger-than-life interactive installations and hands-on activities. CITY OF SCIENCE is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the power of STEM through exposure to hands-on science that sticks with kids. Check out the FLYER

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COMING UP

Nov 7 - Election Day, NO SCHOOL for students. Teacher in-service day
Nov 7 - New Families Happy Hour, 6-9 pm at Double Windsor (Details below)
Nov 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Nov 14 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Nov 15 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Nov 17 - Movie Night — movie to be announced soon!
Nov 20 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 23 & 24 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Nov 28 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit,
 Sign Up
Nov 29 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4 pm
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

TUES, NOV 7, 6-9 PM AT THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

Are you a new family? Do you want to welcome new families? Do you just need a drink? Come to a happy hour to get to know PS 154 parents and support the PTA. Buy drink tickets for $6 each, at The Double Windsor on Prospect Park West, and half the proceeds go to the PTA of PS 154. Contact PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth with questions.

 


SAVE THE DATE - PS 154 WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 2, 2017, NOON - 4 PM at PS 154

PS 154's annual Winter Fair, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is fun for all ages. Enjoy inspired craft making, student performances, teacher experience and toy raffles, as well as a tasty lunch and delicious baked goods. There will also be a wonderful silent auction to enhance your holiday shopping. From event tickets and vacation stays to unique experiences and gift cards, everyone on your list will be covered. Plus, the wonderful Brooklyn Game Lab is sponsoring this event for the second year in the row, hosting amazing game experiences for the kids!

Volunteers are needed! Also, please sign up to donate food.
 

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WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS - FROM YOU!

Our auction committee members are already hard at work soliciting donations, however, the best and most interesting donations come from you, and those close to you, who adore your children. Can you help? Please reach out to Auction and Sponsorship Chair Jaymie Kelly at PTA_Info@ps154.org.
 


BUY A KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154

We have some Casio Keyboards that used to be part of our music program and are no longer being used. They are in excellent condition. We are selling them for $20 each. All proceeds benefit the PTA of PS154. Buy one here.
 

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COMING UP

Nov 3  - Special Friend and Family - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15am (Details below)
Nov 7 - Election Day, NO SCHOOL for students. Teacher in-service day
Nov 7 - New Families Happy Hour, 6-9 pm at Double Windsor (Details below)
Nov 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Nov 14 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Nov 15 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Nov 17 - Movie Night — movie to be announced soon!
Nov 20 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 23 & 24 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 


WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS – FROM YOU!

Our auction committee members are already hard at work soliciting donations, however, the best and most interesting donations come from you, and those close to you, who adore your children. Several PS 154 parents have already made fantastic donations or have connected us with someone who can (thank you very much!), but every year we must get NEW donations, as older parents leave.

Do you or does someone close to you:

  • teach a class, give lessons, or tutor and can donate their time and expertise?
  • have connections for tickets to performances or special events?
  • have a skill that would provide a service or unique experience for a child, adult or family?
  • own or work at a business which can donate a gift certificate, merchandise or service?
  • own a vacation home and can donate a week long or weekend stay?

Please let us know what you’d like to donate by emailing Auction and Sponsorship Chair Jaymie Kelly at PTA_Info@ps154.org.
 


BUY A CASIO KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154!

We have some Casio Keyboards that used to be part of our music program and are no longer being used. They are in excellent condition. We are selling them for $20 each. All proceeds benefit the PTA of PS 154. Buy one here.
 


SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY

FRI, NOV 3, 8:35 - 9:15am

We encourage you to invite a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or special family friend to share in the joy of participating in your child's classroom from 8:35-9:15 am (our usual time for Family Friday). We hope this day will be a great opportunity for your child to share a small piece of their school experience with someone close to them. We ask that only one (maximum 2) visitors per child attend, so that there's enough room for everyone's special friends and family. We are looking forward to welcoming your child's special family and friends to PS 154!

For special friends and family, please let us know if they would like to join us for a PTA-sponsored breakfast in the MMR after Family Friday. RSVP here.

Please note that if your child doesn’t have a “special” someone to attend, a parent or guardian is still welcome!

 

NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

TUES, NOV 7, 6-9 PM at THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

Are you a new family? Do you want to welcome new families? Do you just need a drink? Come to a happy hour to get to know PS 154 parents and support the PTA. Buy drink tickets for $6 each, at The Double Windsor on Prospect Park West, and half the proceeds go to the PTA of PS154. Contact PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth with questions.

 

MEETING MINUTES AND MORE

Visit www.ps154.org/your-pta to check out meeting minutes and budgets from our first two PTA meetings.

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COMING UP

Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5pm We STILL need your help! Sign up here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am in the Cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Volunteers Needed: Sign Up
Nov 3  - Special Friend and Family - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am (Details below)
Nov 7 - Election Day, NO SCHOOL for students. Teacher in-service day
Nov 7 - New Families Happy Hour, 6-9 pm at Double Windsor (Details below)
Nov 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Nov 14 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Nov 15 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 


BOO BASH IS TOMORROW!

We can’t wait! Buy your tickets online today and save time at the door! We still need a few VOLUNTEERS! Sign up here. And please consider dropping off some baked good for us to sell. Drop off tomorrow between 11-5.
 

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TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF

UNICEF is a humanitarian organization that helps children around the world, including those affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Please consider asking your child to “trick or treat for UNICEF!”

Children carry their little orange boxes and collect donations while trick-or-treating. The boxes will be available at Boo Bash on Saturday 10/21 and then in the main office up until Halloween. You can donate money collected online. Or, you can bring it to the collection stations along the Park Slope parade route from 3 to 7pm on Halloween.


THANK YOU SUN DOJO!

Thank you to Sun Dojo and PS 154 parent Laurel Carroll for the fantastic Self-Defense for Kids & Tweens class last weekend. Because the event sold out, you may not have been able to access this class for your child. Sun Dojo is planning a pre-teen and teen class on November 4. Stay updated by visiting Sun Dojo’s website to be aware of future self-defense classes for kids.
 


BUY A CASIO KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154!

We have some Casio Keyboards that used to be part of our music program and are no longer being used. They are in excellent condition. We are selling them for $20 each. All proceeds benefit the PTA of PS 154. Buy one here.

 

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SCHOOL PHOTOS

Thank you to parent Abby Palanca for organizing Picture Day this week! Proofs from Stomping Ground, our photo vendor, are expected to arrive around November 8. If you’re child was absent, make up day is November 13. Fifth grade cap & gown photos will also be taken that day. Questions? Email Abby Palanca at abbypalancapta@gmail.com.
 

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PTA MEETING

TUES, OCT 24 at 8:30AM at PS 154

Agenda items will include:

  • State Assemblymember Bobby Carroll will talk about state budgeting and how it affects our school.

  • We are proposing a PTA expense of $1,000 to support our teachers in their work with the Diversity Book Club. You will have a chance to speak if you wish, and we will all vote.


DISTRICT 15 ELEMENTARY ADMISSIONS EVENT

TUES, OCT 24, 5-7:30 PM

At PS 24, 427 38th St

Learn how to apply to PreK, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented programs.


CEC 15 MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS FORUM

WED, OCT 25, 6:30-8:30 PM

At MS 136, 4th Ave btwn 40-41st St

Find out about all District 15 Middle Schools, also hear Superintendent Anita Skop's Contract for Excellence (C4E) Presentation.
 

SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY at NOV FAMILY FRIDAY

FRI, NOV 3, 2017, 8:35-9:15 am

We encourage you to invite a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or special family friend to share in the joy of participating in your child's classroom from 8:35-9:15 am (our usual time for Family Friday). We hope this day will be a great opportunity for your child to share a small piece of their school experience with someone close to them. We ask that only one (maximum 2) visitors per child attend, so that there's enough room for everyone's special friends and family. We are looking forward to welcoming your child's special family and friends to PS 154!


NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

TUES, NOV 7, 6-9 PM at THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

Are you a new family? Do you want to welcome new families? Do you just need a drink? Come to a happy hour to get to know PS 154 parents and support the PTA. Buy drink tickets for $6 each, at The Double Windsor on Prospect Park West, and half the proceeds go to the PTA of PS 154. Contact PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth with questions.

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COMING UP

Oct 13 - TODAY! Garden Harvest, 2:45-4 pm (info below)
Oct 16 - Box Tops Deadline (info below)
Oct 17 - School Tour for incoming families, RSVP
Oct 18 - Picture Day
Oct 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5-8 pm We need your help! Sign up here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am in the Cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, (Volunteers Needed: Sign Up)
Nov 3  - Special Friend and Family - Family Friday, 8:35-9:15 am (info below)
Nov 7 - Election Day. NO SCHOOL for students. Teacher in-service day.
Nov 7 - New Families Happy Hour, 6-9 pm at Double Windsor. (info below)

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar.
 

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TODAY: PS 154 GARDEN HARVEST DAY

FRI, OCT 13, 2:45-4 pm

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

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

 

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PS 154 CARES

Thank you for the help with our canned food drive and the battery and personal care drive. This is what we are doing next: Starting October 16th, we will collect baby food and diapers. Please bring to the MMR.


SCHOOL LUNCH IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS

New York City now provides free lunch for all school children including those at PS 154. You can see our lunch menu for October here and can always access it via the “What’s for Lunch?” link on our homepage.
 


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

OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2017

You still have a few days to participate in this fundraiser. Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (not teacollection.com) through Oct 16 and enter promo code SDF17PTAPS154 at checkout.
 

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BOX TOPS DEADLINE IS OCT 16

We're now collecting box tops for the fall submission deadline: Mon, Oct 16! Each one collected earns a donation for our school. Here's how you can help:

- Look for the Box Tops logo on dozens of products. Here's a complete list.
- Clip the logos before you toss your empty packages, then collect them in a ziplock bag or envelope. (Be sure to take out any expired ones.)  
- Place them in the bin in Ms. Guzzi's office.
 

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BOO BASH!

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

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

GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND YOU CAN USE OUR SPECIAL WILL CALL LINE!

Buy tickets and Boo Bucks here.
We need your help! Sign up here.

 

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PTA MEETING

TUES, OCT 24, 8:30AM at PS 154

Agenda items will include:

  • State Assemblymember Bobby Carroll will talk about state budgeting and how it affects our school.

  • We are proposing a PTA expense of $1000 to support our teachers in their work with the Diversity Book Club. You will have a chance to speak if you wish, and we will all vote.
     

NOVEMBER FAMILY FRIDAY:
SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY

FRI, NOV 3, 8:35-9:15 am

We encourage you to invite a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or special family friend to share in the joy of participating in your child's classroom from 8:35-9:15 am (our usual time for Family Friday). We hope this day will be a great opportunity for your child to share a small piece of their school experience with someone close to them. We ask that only one (maximum 2) visitors per child attend, so that there's enough room for everyone's special friends and family. We are looking forward to welcoming your child's special family and friends to PS 154!


NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

TUES, NOV 7, 6-9 PM at THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

Are you a new family? Do you want to welcome new families? Do you just need a drink? Come to a happy hour to get to know PS 154 parents and support the PTA. Buy drink tickets for $6 each, at The Double Windsor on Prospect Park West, and half the proceeds go to the PTA of PS 154. Contact PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth with questions.

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COMING UP

October 9 - Columbus Day (SCHOOL CLOSED on Monday)
October 9-16 - Tea School Days Fundraiser info below
October 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit (Volunteers Needed: Sign Up)
Oct 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” All seats have already been reserved, but please put yourself on the waitlist.
Oct 13 - School Garden Harvest, 2:45-4 pm
Oct 16 - Box Tops Deadline info below
Oct 17 - School Tour for incoming families, RSVP
Oct 18 - Picture Day info below
Oct 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5-8 pm We need your help! Sign up here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am in the Cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, (Volunteers Needed: Sign Up)
Nov 3  - Family Friday, 8:35-9:15 am

 

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PS 154 Cares: PUERTO RICO DRIVE

Thank you for the help with our canned food drive. This is what we are doing next:
Starting October 9th,  we will collect personal toiletries & batteries (any size).
Starting October 16th, we will collect baby food and diapers.
Please drop off in the MMR.
 

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

OCTOBER 9 - 16

Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (not teacollection.com) between Oct 9 - 16 and enter promo code SDF17PTAPS154 at checkout.
 

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PS 154 GARDEN HARVEST DAY

FRI, OCT 13, 2:45 - 4 PM

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

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

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BOX TOPS DEADLINE

DUE DATE: MON, Oct 16

We're now collecting box tops for the fall submission deadline! Each one collected earns a donation for our school! Here's how you can help:
- Look for the Box Tops logo on dozens of products. Here's a complete list
- Clip the logos before you toss your empty packages, then collect them in a ziplock bag or envelope. (Be sure to take out any expired ones.)  
- Place them in the bin in Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR. 
 


PICTURE DAY

WED, OCT 18

Mark your calendars! This year we will use a new company, Stomping Ground

We need two volunteers to help! If you're able, please contact Abby Palanca at abbypalancapta@gmail.com.
 

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BOO BASH!

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

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

GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND YOU CAN USE OUR SPECIAL WILL CALL LINE! 

Buy tickets and Boo Bucks here.

We need your help! Sign up here.

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Dear PS 154 Community,

This week, we have completed elections for our 2017-2018 parent leaders on the PTA of PS 154’s Executive Board and the School Leadership Team. We’d like to extend a big welcome to our new members. We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who ran for a position. Please reach out if you’d like to be involved in any way, and we will find a niche spot for you that is fun, rewarding, and matters to our school.

Sincerely,
Zoë Kashner and Nicole Brier
PTA_Info@ps154.org
 

WELCOME


NEW PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS:

Chair of Programs: Jackie Delamatre
Chair of Auctions and Sponsorships: Jaymie Hilimire Kelly
Members at Large: Jessica Olshen, Jessica Wright, Karen Sarraga-Russell, Jennifer Banks, and Regina Colacino
The Complete PTA Board can be found here.


NEW SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM PARENTS:

Roberto Herrera (2-year position)
Lisa Tazartes (1-year position)
The Complete School Leadership Team can be found here.


Please read meeting minutes from this week:

SLT Meeting Minutes from September 26, 4:30pm
PTA General Minutes from September 27, 6:30pm


COMING UP

Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Oct 9-16 - Tea School Days Fundraiser info below
Oct 10 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit (sign-up coming soon)
Oct 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race.” All seats have already been reserved, but please put yourself on the waitlist.
Oct 13 - School Garden Harvest, 2:45-4pm
Oct 14 - Self-Defense for Kids & Tweens info below
Oct 17 - School tour for incoming families, RSVP: dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov
Oct 18 - Picture Day
Oct 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5pm We need your help! Sign up here. Tickets here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am in the cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit, (sign-up coming soon)

 

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HELP OUR NEIGHBOR SCHOOL — PS 130!

PS 130 PTA Book Sale
Oct 1, 10-2 pm, PS 130 Lower School

This sale has GREAT deals (all books are under $2, most $1 or less). They will be accepting donations of gently used books from the community on SATURDAY SEPT 30, at the PS 130 Lower School back entrance from 9-1. They especially appreciate chapter books. Clear out your shelves, and tell friends and neighbors!

 

COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

MEETING TUES, OCT 3, 8:30 am

Please join the Committee to Support Students with Special Needs at Elk Cafe on PPSW, Tuesday 10/3 after morning drop off, around 8:30am. We will discuss ideas to ensure the needs of our students with learning differences are being met. Come with an idea or just to listen! Contact Committee Chair Nicole Brier with any questions.

 

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

OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2017

Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (not teacollection.com) between Oct 9 - 16 and enter promo code SDF17PTAPS154 at checkout.

 

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PS 154 GARDEN HARVEST DAY

Fri, Oct 13, 2:45 - 4 pm

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

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


SELF-DEFENSE FOR KIDS AND TWEENS

SAT, OCT 14, 1:30-2:30PM

Your child will learn how to:
Remove someone's grip, use their voice more effectively, and get someone off of them 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.

at Sun Dojo, 1256 Prospect Avenue between Reeve & Greenwood, Brooklyn

$20 per child
ENROLL YOUR CHILD

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BOO BASH!

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

Dress in costume and enjoy a DJ dance party, a visit to the witches den, crafts, games, yummy food, and much more!

GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND YOU CAN USE OUR SPECIAL WILL CALL LINE!

Buy tickets and Boo Bucks here.

We need your help! Sign up here.
 

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PTA THANK YOUS

Last Sunday, October 24, we had our first Schoolyard Potluck and Play event. Local band Moona Luna was rocking, kids were playing, grown ups were chatting. And the food was great! What a pleasure to see new and older families getting to know each other. Thank you to everyone who attended–PS 154 is great because of you.

Thank you to the PTA Diversity Committee for sponsoring this event. And many thanks to event chair Anne Lanier, and to Kandace Greller, Diana Yeo, James Hernandez, and Kent Lanier for the help with set-up and cleanup.


GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org

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

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

CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.