Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Nov 12 - No School - Veterans Day
Nov 13 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5
Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Nov 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8 am
Nov 13 - School Leadership Team Meeting (SLT)
Nov 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am Dismissal
- See Below
Nov 16 - Movie Night
Nov 19 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Nov 22&23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 - School Tour for Incoming K Families
- FULL
Nov 29 - “The Talk 2.0” Parent Workshop, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Dec 4 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5
Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Dec 6 - Parenting Book Club, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Dec 7 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
(announcements in the MMR at 8:25 am)
Dec 8 - Winter Fair, 12-4 pm



PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

THURS, NOV 15, DISMISSAL AT 11:30 AM

Appointment slips went home on Monday. Please return them as soon as possible.

Please note, it is difficult to meet with everyone in the short time teachers are given for this. Teachers are allotted a limited amount of time on this day to discuss your child's progress so we are asking that you arrive on time to your appointments. If you are late, you will most likely have to reschedule for another date. If you have other concerns that aren't able to be discussed, please send a note to your teacher to meet at another time.

In addition, if you cannot meet on November 15 during the times available (12:30–2:30 pm or 4:30-7:30 pm), please make alternate arrangements directly with your teachers. Throughout the year, dedicated time for parents to conference with teachers is on Tuesdays after school. You can contact your child’s teacher for more information about this parent time.

You can contact your teacher directly if you have questions, or contact our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger, at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.



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MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

FRI, NOV 16, 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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PTA GENERAL MEETING

MON, NOV 19 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

Pizza + Babysitting available for school-aged children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

Highlights will include a SEE Committee update:

  • Renaming the SEE Committee

  • SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) — what is it, exactly, and does my kid need it?

  • Upcoming programming: monthly parenting talks, book club

AND a parenting talk:
"Raising your child's EQ," by Jane Bliss Birk, Leadership Coach and Facilitator SEE Committee Co-chair & 4th grade parent

Emotional intelligence is a hot topic for adults and children alike. Science is showing us that a person’s ability to manage his/her emotions (Emotional Intelligence Quotient - EQ) determines the quality of his life more fundamentally than IQ. Let’s look at what happens to the brain during meltdowns and tantrums (of both the adult and kid variety) and practice tools to calm the storm and raise EQ for more peaceful, productive exchanges with our kids.








“THE TALK” SEX ED 2.0 - WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS - NOTE ADJUSTED TIME

THURS, NOV 29, 6:30 - 8 PM

60 min presentation, 30 min Q&A in the PS 154 Multi Media Room - MMR
Open to PS 154 parents and the wider community
Suggested donation $5
Babysitting: available onsite for children K and older

The SEE Committee has organized a workshop for parents to learn about a modern, healthy approach to talking about sex with our children.

In this workshop for parents of elementary­-aged children, sex educator Rachel Lotus will discuss the importance of the “early and often” approach to conversations about sexuality, explore the powerful connection between our own sex ed histories and the messages we send to our kids, and send parents home with actionable steps, practical help with language, and resources for all ages.
MORE INFO


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Red Hawk Native American Arts Council ASSEMBLIES

We hosted Red Hawk Native American Arts Council for two assemblies on Nov 8th - all supported by YOUR PTA contributions! Thank you, the kids loved it!

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2nd & 3rd Grade Author Visit Book

Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society)
by Adam Gidwitz

This is the book that will be presented to your child during their 2nd and 3rd grade author visit. You can order through the school (some proceeds of the order will benefit the PTA). Books will be delivered to your child in their classroom. Purchasing the book is completely optional – not required. You can also order books wherever books are sold.

Books will be distributed to the kids the day of the author visit - place your order by Nov. 12th.
ORDER HERE

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PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, DEC 6 AT 6:30 PM

*Please* join us for the second club meeting! The book is Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence, by Lawrence J. Cohen. We will have 90 minutes to share our thoughts and ideas, and then can continue socializing off site at a TBD location once our time is up.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 8, 12:00-4:00PM

A cozy winter festival for the family — filled with delicious food, crafts, student performances, a silent auction, and our famous teacher experience raffle!

STOMPING GROUND PHOTO WILL BE OFFERING PORTRAITS TO FAMILIES AT PS 154 DURING WINTER FAIR

The $40 session fee goes to the school!

*Prints, files, and gifts are additional*

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE

QUESTIONS?

Email help@stompinggroundphoto.com

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Nov 6 - No School for Students - Election Day!
Nov 8 - Red Hawk Native American All School Assembly
Nov 12 - No School - Veterans Day
Nov 13 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5
Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Nov 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8 am
Nov 13 - SLT
Nov 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am Dismissal - See Below
Nov 16 - Movie Night
Nov 19 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Nov 22&23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 - School Tour for Incoming K Families
- RSVP



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PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: HAPPY HOUR AT HAMILTON’S

WED, NOV 7, 6-9 PM

Calling all parents!  Let’s get together for a night out, and support our kids’ school at the same time!  Meet at Hamilton’s on Ft. Hamilton Parkway for drinks and snacks — 50% of every drink ticket goes to support our school.





PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

THURS, NOV 15, DISMISSAL AT 11:30 am

Forms are being sent home via backpack by Monday with more information about making an appointment for this date.

Please note, it is difficult to meet with everyone in the short time teachers are given for this. Teachers are allotted a limited amount of time on this day to discuss your child's progress so we are asking that you arrive on time to your appointments. If you are late, you will most likely have to reschedule for another date. If you have other concerns that aren't able to be discussed, please send a note to your teacher to meet at another time.

In addition, if you cannot meet on November 15 during the times available (12:30–2:30 pm or 4:30-7:30 pm), please make alternate arrangements directly with your teachers. Throughout the year, dedicated time for parents to conference with teachers is on Tuesdays after school. You can contact your child’s teacher for more information about this parent time.

You can contact your teacher directly if you have questions, or contact our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger, at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.


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MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

FRI, NOV 16, 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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PTA GENERAL MEETING + A PARENTING TALK

Mon, Nov 19 at 6:30 pm in the MMR

Pizza + Babysitting available for school-aged children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

Highlights will include a SEE Committee update:

  • Renaming the SEE Committee

  • SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) — what is it, exactly, and does my kid need it?

  • Upcoming programming: monthly parenting talks, book club

AND a parenting talk, "Raising your child's EQ," by Jane Bliss Birk, Leadership Coach and Facilitator SEE Committee Co-chair & 4th grade parent

Emotional intelligence is a hot topic for adults and children alike. Science is showing us that a person’s ability to manage his/her emotions (Emotional Intelligence Quotient - EQ) determines the quality of his life more fundamentally than IQ. Let’s look at what happens to the brain during meltdowns and tantrums (of both the adult and kid variety) and practice tools to calm the storm and raise EQ for more peaceful, productive exchanges with our kids.



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ORDER HOLIDAY CARDS WITH MINTED AND EARN MONEY FOR PS 154!

Thank you to PS 154 families who participated in Tea School Days and Box Tops for Education.  We were able to generate $668 in additional income to help fund important programs and initiatives!

PS 154 has teamed up with Minted's holiday fundraising program!  During the month of November families can order their holiday cards and gift purchases using our unique promotional code FUNDRAISEPS154WTS and get 15% off.  Minted will donate 15% of all proceeds back to our school! Offer is valid 11/01 through 11/30.  



PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, DEC 6 AT 6:30 PM

*Please* join us for the second club meeting! The book is Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence, by Lawrence J. Cohen. We will have 90 minutes to share our thoughts and ideas, and then can continue socializing off site at a TBD location once our time is up.








Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.


Nov 1 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - FULL
Nov 6 - No School for Students - Election Day!
Nov 8 - Red Hawk Native American All School Assembly
Nov 12 - No School - Veterans Day
Nov 13 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed -
Sign Up
Nov 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8 am
Nov 13 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
Nov 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am Dismissal - More information to follow
Nov 16 - Movie Night
Nov 19 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Nov 22&23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 - School Tour for Incoming K Families -
RSVP



TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF

Trick or Treat for UNICEF boxes were given out at Boo Bash and will also be available in the front entryway of the school until Halloween. This fundraiser is a great way to get your kids involved in helping children around the world, including those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Kids collect donations while trick-or-treating—many people are familiar with the drive and will have coins ready to give out. You can donate money collected online or bring it to the collection stations along the Park Slope parade route on Halloween between 3 and 5 pm:

-in front of Naidre's restaurant (7th Ave. between 11th & 12th Sts.)
-in front of Bank of America (7th Ave. & 6th St.)
-on the steps of the Old First Reformed Church (7th Ave. & Carroll St.)


Or you can drop off boxes until Sunday November 18 at the Crunch Gym at 330 Flatbush Ave. (at Sterling Pl.)




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MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

Fri, Nov 16, 6:00-8:30pm in the MMR.

Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! $1 concessions now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!

And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts!  Please email jess@wright.fm if you want to get involved and help out!



COMMUNITY NEWS

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BIG APPLE AWARDS

We are excited to announce the nomination period for the New York City Department of Education’s seventh annual Big Apple Awards – recognizing outstanding teachers who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities. Our goal is to receive a nomination from every school!

We need your help to highlight some of our City’s best teachers, and highlight the great work happening at your own school. Please consider making a nomination yourself, and helping to spread the word to others.

To make a nomination, visit schools.nyc.gov/BigAppleAwards. Nominations accepted through Monday, November 26.

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Office of Adult & Continuing Education Information

The Office of Adult and Continuing Education’s mission is to empower adults in their roles as parents, family members, workers and community members. We promote lifelong learning and the development of problem solving skills through a continuum of services, including Adult Basic Education, English for Speakers of other Languages, High School Equivalency, and Career & Technical Education.

For more information, please click here.

A Family Resource Day: Find Free Legal Services, Free Consular Services, & Other Social Services!
Saturday, October 27

What is Key to the City? Key to the City is a family resource fair, which provides valuable resources to our immigrant communities such as free legal immigration screenings, consular services, and other social services. Key to the City is sponsored by the New York City Council and is brought to you in partnership with the Mexican Consulate and the New York Legal Assistance Group.

Flyer available to download in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic.

Services Available Free immigration legal consultations offered by the New York Legal Assistance Group. No appointment necessary!

The Mexican Consulate provides help with passports, consular IDs, and more. For an appointment go to 1-877-639-4835.

Know Your Rights workshops that discuss what immigrants' rights are when confronted with ICE.

Financial Literacy workshops.

Resources and legal consultations discussing "public charge," the recent Trump administration proposal.

Resources for healthcare, English classes, and more!

Future Dates:

November 17, 9 am - 1 pm
P.S. 112 Jose Celso Barbosa
535 E 119th St, New York, NY 10035

December 8, 9 am - 1 pm
I.S. 061 Leonardo Da Vinci
98-50 50 Avenue
Queens, NY 11368

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Oct 20 - Boo Bash!
Oct 23 - PS 154 Safety Town Hall and PTA Meeting
, 8:30 am
Oct 23 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 24 - Box Tops Due
Oct 25 - Committee to Support Students with Special Needs Hosts Principal Foreman
, 6:30 pm
Nov 1 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - RSVP
Nov 6 - No School for Students - Election Day!
Nov 8 - Red Hawk Native American All School Assembly
Nov 12 - No School - Veterans Day
Nov 13 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5
Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Nov 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8 am
Nov 13 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Nov 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am Dismissal - More information to follow
Nov 16 - Movie Night


NOTES FROM THE ADMINISTRATION


SCHOOL BREAKFAST

Please note: Breakfast starts at 7:40 am and ends promptly at 8:10 am so students can get ready for line up.

If you would like your Kindergarten student to have breakfast in the morning please arrive before 8:10 am. Students can enter the cafeteria from the Sherman St. playground door. 


PARKING AT DROP OFF AND PICK UP

When cars are double parked, they block school buses and teachers from finding spots. In the afternoon, the staff has also been experiencing cars blocking them in from leaving. Please do not double park around the school building. The school’s last resort is to request that  NYPD circulate the area.

 
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BOO BASH

SAT, OCT 20, 4-8 PM

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

BOO BASH BAKE SALE

If you can’t volunteer, bring something for the bake sale!  We need lots of yummy treats to sell — from brownies and cupcakes made at home, to store-bought cookies and donuts, we appreciate it all!  Please drop off your baked goods on Saturday, October 20 between 9:00am and 4:00pm. *IF YOUR TREAT IS GLUTEN FREE/DAIRY FREE/NUT FREE, PLEASE LABEL IT ACCORDINGLY*

DONATE COSTUMES!

Finally, if you missed the chance to donate your kids’ old (and good condition) Halloween costumes, the Kensington family shelter will continue to accept our donations through Boo Bash.  Bring them to the party, or to the school on Family Friday. If you have any questions, please email jess@wright.fm.



 
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PS 154 SAFETY TOWN HALL/PTA MEETING

TUES, OCT 23, 8:30 AM

Please join us to review how PS 154 keeps our students safe, and to get updated on PTA events and fundraising. A pre-read will be sent shortly for review.



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COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOSTS PRINCIPAL FOREMAN

THURS, OCT 25, 6:30PM IN THE MMR

Principal Foreman will discuss:

  • P S 154 Support Services

  • Evaluations - how to get them and what happens

  • At-risk intervention services

  • IEPs vs 504s

  • How to read and interpret an IEP 


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

CEC13 & CEC15 Joint Meeting

Tues, Oct 23, 6:30 pm

P.S. 133 - 610 Baltic Street
Public Transportation: D, N, Q, R, 2, 4 to Atlantic Ave./Barclays Ctr.

Representatives from the Borough President's Office will teach us about How to get FREE Money for Your School through Reso A Funds
AND
Join Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon for a Discussion about Dyslexia. Learn about the new law that was recently passed for this school year and how it will effect your child.
We hope to see you there!

RSVP not necessary but appreciated. RSVP to CEC15@schools.nyc.gov.



UNIVERSAL DYSLEXIA SCREENING

Assemblymember Bobby Carroll is petitioning for universal dyslexia screening. Please see more here: https://www.robertcarroll.nyc/dyslexia

Join Assemblymember Bobby Carroll to discuss current education policies & proposals:

The State of Education Forum
Thurs, Nov 8, 8:30 - 10:00 am
PS 130, 713 Caton Avenue
RSVP: seerym@nyassembly.gov



Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm
Through Oct 15 Tea School Days
Oct 15 - PTA Diversity Meeting
, 6:30 pm
Oct 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 17 - School Picture Day
Oct 18 - School Tour for Incoming K Families
- RSVP
Oct 19 - Family Friday, 8:35-9:15 am, Please have your child bring a adult palm sized rock
Oct 20 - Boo Bash
Oct 23 - PS 154 Safety Town Hall and PTA Meeting
, 8:30 am
Oct 23 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 24 - Box Tops Due
Oct 25 - Committee to Support Students with Special Needs Hosts Principal Foreman
, 6:30pm
Nov 6 - No School for Students - Election Day!
Nov 8 - Red Hawk Native American All School Assembly



BLUE CARDS

We ask that you update your Blue Cards on-line each year, even if nothing has changed. You will be getting phone calls from the main office if we do not have your new blue card on file yet. You can do it today here: Blue Cards





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TONIGHT!
PARENTS VS. KIDS KICKBALL GAME

FRI, OCT 12, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  
SIGN UP TO PLAY


 


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FAMILY FRIDAY - BRING A ROCK!

Fri, Oct 19, 8:35-9:15 am

In preparation of our first Family Friday event, our teachers will be reading the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. This is a wonderful story of self-acceptance and incorporates many valuable opportunities for discussion focused on our 3 Cs (Courage, Curiosity and Caring). When you visit on the 19th we will be engaging in an art activity, aligned with the story, that involves coloring a rock that we will then place in our outside garden. Next week, please send your child in with a clean, adult palm sized rock.  

Here is a link for a video reading of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989O0O_xc3o

 
 
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PS 154 Garden Committee Fall Harvest Tasting Festival

Fri, Oct 19, 2:45 pm

Sample Some Goodies from our school garden at the Harvest Tasting Festival. The garden committee will be serving food prepared from the herbs and vegetables harvested from our garden. Stick around after school to sample some delicious and healthy fare grown by our kids right in our schoolyard!

 
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BOO BASH

SAT, OCT 20, 4:00-8:00 PM

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

 
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PS 154 SAFETY TOWN HALL/PTA MEETING

TUES, OCT 23, 8:30 AM

Please join us to review how PS 154 keeps our students safe, and to get updated on PTA events and fundraising. A pre-read will be sent a week prior to the meeting.

 
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COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOSTS PRINCIPAL FOREMAN

THURS, OCT 25, 6:30PM IN THE MMR

Principal Foreman will discuss:

  • P S 154 Support Services

  • Evaluations - how to get them and what happens

  • At-risk intervention services

  • IEPs vs 504s

  • How to read and interpret an IEP

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP PS 154 EARN FREE MONEY!


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TEA COLLECTION:

TEA'S SCHOOL DAYS ARE BACK THROUGH OCT 15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!

 
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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND IS HERE!

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Oct 5 - Movie Night
Oct 5-13 Halloween Costume Donations - Drop off in PTA Office
Oct 8 - School is Closed
Oct 8-15 Tea School Days

Oct 9 - Armory Visit for for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 11 - SEE Committee Parenting Book Club
Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm
Oct 15 - PTA Diversity Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 17 - School Picture Day
Oct 18 - School Tour for Incoming K Families
- RSVP
Oct 19 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am, Please read Mr. Foreman’s message below
Oct 20 - Boo Bash
Oct 23 - PS 154 Safety Town Hall and PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Oct 23 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 24 - Box Tops Due
Oct 25 - Committee to Support Students with Special Needs Hosts Principal Foreman, 6:30pm


A Message from Mr. Foreman…

Dear Families,

In preparation of our first Family Friday event on 10/19 our teachers will be reading the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. This is a wonderful story of self-acceptance and incorporates many valuable opportunities for discussion focused on our 3 Cs (Courage, Curiosity and Caring).   When you visit on the 19th we will be engaging in an art activity, aligned with the story, that involves coloring a rock that we will then place in our outside garden. Next week, please send your child in with a clean, adult palm sized rock.  

Here is a link for a video reading of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989O0O_xc3o

On 10/10 we will be conducting a "Soft Lockdown" drill. Since this is the first of the year I wanted you to know in advance. Our teachers have begun to review procedures with their classrooms and are careful to not use any provocative language. When we discuss soft lockdowns we don't include specific "what if" scenarios. We simply tell the children that this drill is practiced in case there is a problem in the building and that it's important to stay in a secure place so that Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley can make sure that everyone is safe.



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MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E

FRI, OCT 5, 6:00-8:30PM IN THE MMR

Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, treats and drinks are served.  And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts! Please email jess@wright.fm if you want to get involved and help out!



MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP PS 154 EARN FREE MONEY!

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TEA COLLECTION:
TEA'S SCHOOL DAYS ARE BACK OCT 8-15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!  


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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) COMMITTEE PRESENTS PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, OCT 11, 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

This book club will serve as a safe, supportive discussion space for parents to learn new parenting philosophies and tools, and to share their parenting challenges and successes within the context of a chosen book. The books chosen will be aligned with the mission of the PS 154 SEE Committee: to support the social and emotional learning of our children and of those who teach and care for them.  Our first book is Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene.
MORE DETAILS


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PARENTS VS. KIDS KICKBALL GAME

FRI, OCT 12, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  
SIGN UP TO PLAY


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BOO BASH

Sat, Oct 20, 4:00-8:00 pm

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…,

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

DONATE YOUR GENTLY LOVED HALLOWEEN COSTUMES NOW UNTIL 10/13

We’re accepting donations of costumes in good condition through Oct 13 for donation to the Kensington shelter. There is a DONATION BOX in the PTA office in the MMR.



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PS 154 Safety Town Hall/PTA meeting

TUES, OCT 23, 8:30 AM

Please join us to review how PS 154 keeps our students safe, and to get updated on PTA events and fundraising. A pre-read will be sent a week prior to the meeting.

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COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOSTS PRINCIPAL FOREMAN

THURS, OCT 25, 6:30PM IN THE MMR

Principal Foreman will discuss:

  • P S 154 Support Services

  • Evaluations - how to get them and what happens

  • At-risk intervention services

  • IEPs vs 504s

  • How to read and interpret an IEP

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm
Sept 29 - Garden Crawl, 10am - 2pm
Oct 5 - Movie Night
Oct 8 - School is Closed
Oct 8-15 Tea School Days
Oct 9 - Armory Visit for 2nd - 5th Grades - Volunteers needed - Sign up coming soon.
Oct 11 - SEE Committee Parenting Book Club
Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm
Oct 15 - PTA Diversity Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 17 - PICTURE DAY
Oct 18 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - RSVP dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov
Oct 19 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15am


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SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT

FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!

Please use Sherman St. entrance. Please NO SCOOTERS or BIKES!



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THE BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDEN CRAWL

SAT, SEPT 29, 10AM - 2PM

PS 154’s Garden Committee is participating! Please come and have your kids learn more about gardening during these sessions:

10-10:45  Fun with Dirt
10:45-11:30 Seed Bomb
11:30-12:15 Fun with Dirt
12:15-1:00 Seed Bombs
1:00-2:00 Fun with Dirt

DROP OFF YOUR USED BOOKS FOR OUR UPCOMING USED BOOK SALE!

Drop off in the schoolyard, which will be open for play from 10am-2pm.


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Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thurs, Oct 4, 6-7 pm

The Sustainability Committee aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the PS 154 community. Please join us for our first meeting of the year! We will discuss how we can help improve recycling and waste management during the school day and at PTA events, bring environmentally-focused enrichments to our kids, organize  recycling drives, and anything else our members bring to the table. Please join us!


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MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E

FRI, OCT 5, 6:00-8:30PM IN THE MMR

Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, treats and drinks are served.  And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts! Please email jess@wright.fm if you want to get involved and help out!




MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP PS 154 EARN FREE MONEY!

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TEA COLLECTION:
TEA'S SCHOOL DAYS ARE BACK OCT 8-15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!  


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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) COMMITTEE PRESENTS PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, OCT 11, 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

This book club will serve as a safe, supportive discussion space for parents to learn new parenting philosophies and tools, and to share their parenting challenges and successes within the context of a chosen book. The books chosen will be aligned with the mission of the PS 154 SEE Committee: to support the social and emotional learning of our children and of those who teach and care for them.  Our first book is Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene.
MORE DETAILS


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BOO BASH

Sat, Oct 20, 4:00-8:00 pm

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…,

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.

Sept 22 - Sun Dojo’s Focus for Fall register
Sept 25 - Curriculum Night, 4:30 - 7:30pm - SCHEDULE
Sept 26 - Parents’ Night Out Happy Hour, 6-9 pm
Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm
Sept 29 - Garden Crawl, 10am - 2pm
Oct 5 - Movie Night
Oct 8 - School is Closed
Oct 8-15 Tea School Days Fundraiser

Oct 9 - Armory Visit for 2nd - 5th Grades - Volunteers needed - Sign up coming soon.
Oct 11 - SEE Committee Parenting Book Club details
Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm


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TOMORROW!
SUN DOJO’S FOCUS FOR FALL!

SAT, SEPT 22, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
AT SUN DOJO, 1256 PROSPECT AVENUE

A new Martial Arts seminar designed for 1st-5th graders that will set your student off to a great start this September! Sun Dojo will equip them with the tools they need to have their best school year ever!

More details at ps154.org/shop. $20 per child.

REGISTER HERE





“BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT” aka CURRICULUM NIGHT

TUES, SEPT 25, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Join us to find out what your child will be learning this year in all subjects. The schedule depends on the grade your child is in. Check it out here: Schedule by Grade

Please note, there is a scheduled "Open Classroom Time" during Curriculum Night. This is a time for you to see your child's class and where they spend their day. Please refrain from individual questions with the teachers. Appointments can be made with your child's teacher for another time if you need a one on one meeting. In addition, if you are unable to make it to this event, please reach out to your teacher directly for follow up.

 

We will be using all available space, so unfortunately, we will not be able to provide child care. If needed, your children are welcome to join you, but please make sure they stay under your supervision.



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PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT:
HAPPY HOUR AT DOUBLE WINDSOR

WED, SEPT 26, 6:00-9:00PM

Come alone or with a friend to tie one on with your fellow PS 154 parents. We’d love to see you there and hear all about your summer!



 
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SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT

FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM

A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.  Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!



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THE BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDEN CRAWL

Sat, Sept 29, 10am - 2pm

PS 154’s Garden Committee is participating! Please come and have your kids learn more about gardening during these sessions:

10-10:45  Fun with Dirt
10:45-11:30 Seed Bomb
11:30-12:15 Fun with Dirt
12:15-1:00 Seed Bombs
1:00-2:00 Fun with Dirt

Drop off your Used Books for our upcoming USED BOOK SALE!

Drop off in the schoolyard, which will be open for play from 10am-2pm.



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MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E

Fri, Oct 5, 6:00-8:30pm in the MMR

Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, treats and drinks are served.  And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts! Please email jess@wright.fm if you want to get involved and help out!

Mark your Calendars and help PS 154 earn free money!


Tea Collection:
Tea's School Days are back Oct 8-15!  

When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!  


emailheader.jpg


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops!  This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.

Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.  

Thanks for your continued support!


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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) Committee presents Parenting Book Club

ThurS, Oct 11, 6:30 pm in the MMR

This book club will serve as a safe, supportive discussion space for parents to learn new parenting philosophies and tools, and to share their parenting challenges and successes within the context of a chosen book. The books chosen will be aligned with the mission of the PS 154 SEE Committee: to support the social and emotional learning of our children and of those who teach and care for them.  Our first book is Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene.
MORE DETAILS



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BOO BASH

Sat, Oct 20, 4:00-8:00 pm

PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…,

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!