Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled) - Wear Red or Pink
May 21 -  K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 21 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
May 24 - Cyclones Baseball Assembly
May 27 - School is Closed, Memorial Day
May 28 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance, daytime shows
May 29 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance daytime shows
May 30 - 3rd - 5th Grade Music Concert, 9:30am at K280 Auditorium, Volunteer
May 31 - Field Day, We Need Help - Volunteer
June 3 - 5th Grade Trip to Wagon Road
June 4 - School Closed, Eid al-Fitr
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 6 - School Closed For Students - Chancellor’s Conference Day
June 7 - 5th Grade v Teachers Kickball Game (morning)
June 7 - Schoolyard Picnic, 6pm
June 9 - Chess Tournament, 12pm
June 9 - Parent Band Night, 6:30pm at Union Hall
June 10 - PTA General Mtg and Coffee with Principal - Budget Vote
June 11 - School Closed for Students - Clerical Day
June 13 - 5th Grade Ballroom Dance Performance, Holy Name Shepherd’s Hall, 6pm
June 14 - PS 154 at the Cyclones Game, 7pm



See-you-in-September Schoolyard Picnic

Fri, June 7, 3:00-8:00pm

Come celebrate a wonderful school year with a schoolyard picnic. Bring balls, blankets, and a little nosh to slow down with friends and family.  





11TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 12-4 PM
$25 PER ENTRANT

Open to ALL students GRADES K-5; 4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5
REGISTER





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PS 154's Sometimes Annual Parent Band Night!

Sunday June 9th, 6:00 PM (doors)
Union Hall, 702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Raise money for your favorite elementary school, while jamming with some amazing parent bands!   

Buy tickets here (link)!  $20 advance/$25 at the door

Featuring: The Windsor Terrors, NWSPR, The Mercantillers, The Waystrels, Palomar, Charles Bissell from The Wrens, Mark Rozzo and the Three Gentlemen, and Jennifer Silva





BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FOR PS 154 FAMILIES & FRIENDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Pre-Game School Spirit Parade 6:15pm, game at 7pm

PS 154 and the Brooklyn Cyclones are inviting families to put the FUN back in fundraising for the annual, end-of-school year minor league baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your PTA at PTA_Info@ps154.org or Karen Sarraga-Russell at 646.775.8719 and we will help you out!




IN THE COMMUNITY


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Annual Brooklyn Answer Fair

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 11am - 2pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

The Brooklyn Answer Fair! is a real-time, in-person opportunity to ask your questions and get answers and information from dozens of local, city, and state agencies, organizations, and service providers.*  

The event will include a shred-a-thon hosted by AARP and free rain barrels distributed by the Department of Environmental Protection.

To reserve a rain barrel and for more information please email CarrollR@nyassembly.gov or call 718-788-7221.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May 13 - PTA Survey Deadline
May 15 - May Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30pm - Details will go home in backpacks
May 15 - Science Day Out! Volunteer
May 16 - PTA General Meeting (ELECTIONS), 6:30pm
May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled)
May 21 -  K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 21 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
May 24 - Cyclones Baseball Assembly
May 27 - School is Closed, Memorial Day
May 28 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance, daytime shows
May 29 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance daytime shows
May 30 - 3rd - 5th Grade Music Concert, 9:30am at K280 Auditorium, Volunteer
May 31 - Field Day, More information coming soon - Volunteers will be needed




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PTA SURVEY: YOUR VOICES ARE NEEDED BY MONDAY, MAY 13!

Our PTA raises approximately $250,000 yearly to support PS 154. We want to hear from YOU about how we raise and spend this money.

Please fill out ONE survey per family; if you have more than one child at the school, please make sure you provide feedback for EACH grade. And please CLICK THROUGH to the end!

FILL IT OUT HERE





Music Concert VOLUNTEERS NEEDED May 30th!

Please contact CGabel@ps154.org if you are available to help with the following during the concert. She also needs to borrow a powered audio mixer for passive speakers for the concert - if you have one that she can use please contact her.

  • Transport, unload and load audio equipment to and from auditorium (7:30am and 11:30am) Car needed and 1 or 2 people can split the job.

  • Tune ukuleles; tuners provided (8:30am) - 2 people

  • Pass out programs (9:15am) 2 people

  • Move ukuleles on to stage and make sure each child has an instrument on the stage during concert.

Click here to sign up for these assignments.






SCIENCE DAY OUT

Wed, May 15 during the school day

Science Day Out (the child of our former Spring Fling weekend carnival and last year’s Sciencetastic Day) will be held on Wednesday, May 15.  This event will be a local field day, with all grades participating in various ways, reinforcing their science curriculum and having fun throughout the day.

We need parent volunteers to help us run the all-day program.  Science-minded volunteers are welcome but not at all necessary.  Please come help us out! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eafad22a2fb6-science




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PTA 5K Fun Run for Public Schools

Saturday, May 11, Prospect Park, Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot
9am, number pickup, pre-race activities
10am, race starts

Sign up now

Questions, please email: Amy May or Lisa Zullig

School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and may raise additional money through sponsors.




IN THE COMMUNITY



Screening of "En El Séptimo Día" at MS 447

May 14, 6pm at MS447

Q&A afterwards with filmmaker Jim McKay Check out more on these flyers:

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Special Education Information Workshop

May 14, 9:30am - 11:00am at PS 24

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HTTPS://PS24-INTRO.EVENTBRITE.COM

Please see the flyers for more information






How to Teach Social Emotional Skills and Help Kids Succeed: An Evening with Ross Greene

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8 pm
P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn

Dr. Ross Greene is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Raising Human Beings, and Lost & Found and a pioneer in the field of child psychology. The innovative, evidence-based treatment approach described in his books provides a compassionate, accurate understanding of behavioral challenges and a non-punitive, non-adversarial approach for reducing challenging episodes, solving problems, teaching skills, improving communication and repairing relationships. Dr. Greene lectures widely throughout the world. This event is open to the public. Free child care available for school-age children. $5 suggested donation. Sponsored by the PS 321 PTA.

RESERVE HERE

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm
May 6 - 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 - Visiting Scientist Day for 4th & 5th Grades, 9am
May 7 - K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 7 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8am
May 9 - Poetry Night, 6:30pm
May 10 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9:30am in the MMR
May 10 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 10:30am in the MMR
May 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30pm; Details will go home in backpacks
May 15 - Science Day Out!
May 16 - PTA General Meeting (ELECTIONS), 6:30pm
May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled)
May 21 -  K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 21 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
May 24 - Cyclones Baseball Assembly
May 27 - School is Closed, Memorial Day


May Parent Teacher Conferences

Wed, May 15, 4:30–7:30 pm

Parents are invited to meet with classroom and cluster teachers. This is not a traditional Parent Teacher Conference. Please note that because of the number of students we serve, conferences are by appointment only. There will be no report cards given prior to this conference. These meetings are intended for parents who have follow-up questions after the March conferences or have questions related to how to best support their child over the next month and through the summer.

Please indicate on the form here (also going home in backpacks) if you plan to attend. The teacher will assign the time of your conference. Time for each conference will be determined by demand. Your teacher may also reach out to you directly if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be approximately ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents in need on May 15, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions.


We Need you in the School Yard!

Morning Volunteers



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Lost & Found!

Spring has Sprung and so has our Lost & Found! Please check it out in the MMR before Wednesday morning to find your child’s lost items. Your children can also take the time to check the Lost & Found during the school day, or after dismissal.




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TONIGHT! PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, MAY 3
Doors open at 6:00 — movie starts at 6:30!

This will be the last movie night of the year! Join us for a showing of Mary Poppins to close out a great series of movie nights this year.

$5 per person (over age 3), $1 concessions
Reminder: This is not a drop off event, every child needs an adult chaperone.





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POETRY NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA

THURSDAY, MAY 9 6:30-7:30PM

Join us for a celebration of your poetic children.  All students will have the opportunity to read their poetry at this very special open mic night.

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PTA 5K Fun Run for Public Schools

Saturday, May 11, Prospect Park, Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot
9am, number pickup, pre-race activities
10am, race starts

Sign up now

Questions, please email: Amy May or Lisa Zullig

School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and may raise additional money through sponsors.




IN THE COMMUNITY




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BORDERS & BELONGING

Sat, May 4, 2-4 pm
At PS 10, 511 7th Ave

An author event for all ages! The PS10 PTA welcomes Newbery award-winning author Matt de la Peña and DREAMer and NY Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz NY, in conversation with New York Times nonfiction critic Jennifer Szalai, to share perspectives on immigration, social justice, and the power of stories—from picture books to superhero novels—to connect us all.

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CEC District 15 Science Fair

May 4, 2pm - 4pm, PS 32- 317 Hoyt Street





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Special Education Information Workshop

May 14, 9:30am - 11:00am at PS 24

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HTTPS://PS24-INTRO.EVENTBRITE.COM

Please see the flyers for more information






How to Teach Social Emotional Skills and Help Kids Succeed: An Evening with Ross Greene

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8 pm
P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn

Dr. Ross Greene is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Raising Human Beings, and Lost & Found and a pioneer in the field of child psychology. The innovative, evidence-based treatment approach described in his books provides a compassionate, accurate understanding of behavioral challenges and a non-punitive, non-adversarial approach for reducing challenging episodes, solving problems, teaching skills, improving communication and repairing relationships. Dr. Greene lectures widely throughout the world. This event is open to the public. Free child care available for school-age children. $5 suggested donation. Sponsored by the PS 321 PTA.

RESERVE HERE

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

April 19 - April 26 - Spring Break - School is Closed
April 25 - Final Deadline for Online School Survey
May 1 - Field Day TShirt Order Deadline
May 1 & 2 - Math State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
May 2 - Parenting Workshop - Dr. Laura Markham, 6:30pm
May 3 - Family Friday, Spring Planting, 8:35am - 9:15am
May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm
May 6 - 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 - Visiting Scientist Day for 4th & 5th Grades, 9am
May 7 - K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up (coming soon)
May 7 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8am
May 9 - Poetry Night, 6:30pm
May 10 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9:30am in the MMR
May 10 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 10:30am in the MMR
May 11 - PTA Fun Run
May 14 - May Parent Teacher Conferences & Family Potluck, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
May 15 - Science Day Out!
May 16 - PTA General Meeting (ELECTIONS), 6:30pm
May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled)



NYC SCHOOL SURVEY

They extended the deadline to complete the survey online to April 25. We’re only at 52% participation rate. We need more of you to complete the survey so we get the best picture of how our school is doing. Give us your honest opinion. Your feedback helps improve our school.

Complete the Survey online in five easy steps!

  1. Go to nycschoolsurvey.org

  2. Click on the link to the parent & guardian survey

  3. Enter your access code (found on the paper survey given out at Parent Teacher Conferences OR through the code lookup tool on the survey login page)

  4. Complete the survey

  5. Click “Submit”

Contact Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with questions. For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363.



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ORDER FIELD DAY TSHIRTS BY MAY 1

PLEASE RESPOND BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st IF YOU ARE A NEW FAMILY OR IF YOUR CHILD LOST OR OUTGREW THEIR TSHIRT.

On Field Day, May 31, all students and staff will be wearing their school T-shirts. You may already have this shirt for your child. If it still fits, great! If you need a new one, we’re asking you to place an order and select a size.

Order online at PS154.ORG/SHOP/FIELDDAY by Monday, May 1st. Please do NOT place requests / payment in the PTA mailbox. If you are unable to pay for a shirt or need to pay cash / check, please contact Dana Klaboe at dklaboe@yahoo.com to get your order in and request the correct size.


“HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WANT TO COOPERATE WITHOUT YELLING, BRIBES, THREATS OR PUNISHMENT”

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS” AUTHOR, DR. LAURA MARKHAM.

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham is coming to PS 154 to share practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, there will be a long Q&A at the end to ask individual questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:


• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.
• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.
• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.
• The most important parenting habit to create a peaceful home.
• Strategies to handle your own strong emotions so you can help your child.

Suggested donation $10 per PERSON (exclusive pricing for PS 154 families until Sunday 4/14. $20 tickets available to the community go on sale 4/15.)

REGISTER HERE



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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, MAY 3
Doors open at 6:00 — movie starts at 6:30!

This will be the last movie night of the year! Join us for a showing of Mary Poppins to close out a great series of movie nights this year.

$5 per person (over age 3), $1 concessions
Reminder: This is not a drop off event, every child needs an adult chaperone.




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PTA 5K Fun Run for Public Schools

Saturday, May 11, Prospect Park, Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot
9am, number pickup, pre-race activities
10am, race starts

Sign up now

Questions, please email: Amy May or Lisa Zullig

School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and may raise additional money through sponsors.


IN THE COMMUNITY




CEC District 15 Science Fair

May 4, 2pm - 4pm, PS 32- 317 Hoyt Street

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

April 13 - PS 154’s Science Fair - Volunteers Needed - Sign Up
April 15 - 18 - Spring Textile Recycling Drive, Drop off in the MMR
April 15 - PTA General Meeting - Elections! - 8:30am in the MMR
April 15 - K201 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
April 16 - K102 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
April 17 - K101 Music Presentation, 8:45am
April 17 - K110 Music Presentation, 9:25am
April 18 - K210 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 18 - School Spirit Day - We all wear Blue or Green to celebrate Earth Day!
April 19-26 - Spring Break - School is Closed
May 1 & 2 - Math State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
May 3 - Family Friday, Spring Planting, 8:35am - 9:15am
May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm
May 6 - 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 - Visiting Scientist Day for 4th & 5th Grades, 9am
May 7 - K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up (coming soon)
May 7 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8am
May 9 - Poetry Night, 6:30pm
May 10 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9:30am in the MMR
May 10 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 10:30am in the MMR




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Science Fair

Saturday, April 13, 11am-2pm

Grades 3-5 will demonstrate their super science skills with projects displayed in the MMR.  The schoolyard will be open for outdoor play.
Volunteers Needed - Sign Up



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SPRING TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 15-18

During the week leading up to Spring Break -- not to mention Earth Day -- we will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Help keep textiles out of the waste stream and raise money for our kids a the same time: The PTA earns a dime on every pound collected.

If you have any clothes, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts that no longer spark joy, bring 'em in! Note that we can't accept fabric scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

Donation bins will be located in the MMR.


“HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WANT TO COOPERATE WITHOUT YELLING, BRIBES, THREATS OR PUNISHMENT”

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS” AUTHOR, DR. LAURA MARKHAM.

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham is coming to PS 154 to share practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, there will be a long Q&A at the end to ask individual questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:


• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.
• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.
• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.
• The most important parenting habit to create a peaceful home.
• Strategies to handle your own strong emotions so you can help your child.

Suggested donation $10 per PERSON (exclusive pricing for PS 154 families until Sunday 4/14. $20 tickets available to the community go on sale 4/15.)

REGISTER HERE






IN THE COMMUNITY


Key to the City: A Family Resource Fair

Saturday, April 13,  9am-1pm

PS 131, 4305 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11219

·         Immigration consultations provided for free by NY Legal Assistance Group 

·         Free tax prep clinic (eligibility requirements apply), 

·         SNAP Screening and Enrollment 

·         Know Your Rights Workshop

·         15+ city agencies and community organizations providing resources


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CEC District 15 Science Fair

May 4, 2pm - 4pm, PS 32- 317 Hoyt Street

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


April 8 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
April 9 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
April 11 - Deadline to complete the NYC School Survey
April 12 - Kids Heart Challenge, during recess
April 13 - PS 154’s Science Fair - Volunteers Needed - Sign Up
April 15 - 18 - Spring Textile Recycling Drive, Drop off in the MMR
April 15 - PTA General Meeting - Elections! - 8:30am in the MMR
April 15 - K-201 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
April 16 - K-102 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
April 17 - K-110 Music Presentation, 8:45am
April 17 - K-101 Music Presentation, 9:25am
April 18 - K-210 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 18 - School Spirit Day - We all wear Blue or Green to celebrate Earth Day!
April 19-26 - Spring Break - School is Closed
May 1 & 2 - Math State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
May 3 - Family Friday, Spring Planting, 8:35-9:15am
May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm


TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY

We’re only at 32% participation rate. We can do better!

Give us your honest opinion. Your feedback helps improve our school.

Complete the Survey online in five easy steps!

  1. Go to nycschoolsurvey.org

  2. Click on the link to the parent & guardian survey

  3. Enter your access code (found on the paper survey given out at Parent Teacher Conferences OR through the code lookup tool on the survey login page)

  4. Complete the survey

  5. Click “Submit”

Deadline: April 11, 2019

Contact Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with questions.

(For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363)

Complete the Survey online in five easy steps!

  1. Go to nycschoolsurvey.org

  2. Click on the link to the parent & guardian survey

  3. Enter your access code (found on the paper survey given out at Parent Teacher Conferences OR through the code lookup tool on the survey login page)

  4. Complete the survey

  5. Click “Submit”

Contact Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with questions.

For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363.

PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:00pm in the MMR
FREE!
BABYSITTING & PIZZA for school-aged children: $5 suggested donation

BOOK: “Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings, How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life,” by Dr. Laura Markham (of the Peaceful Parent Series

DETAILS HERE including book discount




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Science Fair

Saturday, April 13, 11am-2pm

Grades 3-5 will demonstrate their super science skills with projects displayed in the MMR.  The schoolyard will be open for outdoor play.
Volunteers Needed - Sign Up



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SPRING TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 15-18

During the week leading up to Spring Break -- not to mention Earth Day -- we will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Help keep textiles out of the waste stream and raise money for our kids a the same time: The PTA earns a dime on every pound collected.

If you have any clothes, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts that no longer spark joy, bring 'em in! Note that we can't accept fabric scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

Donation bins will be located in the MMR.


“HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WANT TO COOPERATE WITHOUT YELLING, BRIBES, THREATS OR PUNISHMENT”

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS” AUTHOR, DR. LAURA MARKHAM.

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham is coming to PS 154 to share practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, there will be a long Q&A at the end to ask individual questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:


• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.
• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.
• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.
• The most important parenting habit to create a peaceful home.
• Strategies to handle your own strong emotions so you can help your child.

Suggested donation $10 per PERSON (exclusive pricing for PS 154 families until Sunday 4/14. $20 tickets available to the community go on sale 4/15.)

REGISTER HERE

PARENT BAND NIGHT

Are you in a band? Do you want to participate in PS 154's (somewhat) annual End-of-Year Parent Band Night? If so, please get in touch with Rachel Warren. The event will take place in mid-June at a venue to be determined soon (likely Union Hall or somewhere close), and you'll likely be sharing a stage with such luminaries as Charles Bissell from the Wrens, Palomar, and possibly Bambi Keno and White Collar Crime. Come out from under your rock — to rock and raise money for PS 154!



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Apply Now for Exciting STEM Enrichment Programs for Summer!

Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in September can apply now to attend exciting summer 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; the Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; MakerSpace NYC Futureworks; 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 Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real life, hands-on learning experiences.

Discover almost any STEM topic under the sun! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, April 5. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now to investigate, design, and create with us this summer. For questions, contact Camps@schools.nyc.gov.




IN THE COMMUNITY


CEC District 15 Science Fair

May 4, 2pm - 4pm, PS 32- 317 Hoyt Street

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


April 2 & 3- ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
April 3 - Deadline to complete the NYC School Survey
April 8 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
April 9 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
April 12 - Kids Heart Challenge, during recess
April 13 - PS 154’s Science Fair
April 15 - 18 - Spring Textile Recycling Drive, Drop off in the MMR
April 15 - K-201 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
April 16 - K-102 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4pm
April 17 - K-110 Music Presentation, 8:45am
April 17 - K-101 Music Presentation, 9:25am
April 18 - K-210 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 18 - School Spirit Day - Wear Blue or Green to celebrate Earth Day!
April 19 - April 26 - Spring Break - School is Closed
May 1 & 2 - Math State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
May 3 - Family Friday, Spring Planting, 8:35am - 9:15am
May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm

TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY

CALLING ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS
DEADLINE IS APRIL 11

Give us your honest opinion. Your feedback helps improve our school.

Complete the Survey online in five easy steps!

  1. Go to nycschoolsurvey.org

  2. Click on the link to the parent & guardian survey

  3. Enter your access code (found on the paper survey given out at Parent Teacher Conferences OR through the code lookup tool on the survey login page)

  4. Complete the survey

  5. Click “Submit”

Contact Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with questions.

For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363.

PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:00pm in the MMR
FREE!
BABYSITTING & PIZZA for school-aged children: $5 suggested donation

BOOK: “Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings, How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life,” by Dr. Laura Markham (of the Peaceful Parent Series

DETAILS HERE including book discount


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SPRING TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 15-18

During the week leading up to Spring Break -- not to mention Earth Day -- we will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Help keep textiles out of the waste stream and raise money for our kids a the same time: The PTA earns a dime on every pound collected.

If you have any clothes, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts that no longer spark joy, bring 'em in! Note that we can't accept fabric scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

Donation bins will be located in the MMR.


“HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WANT TO COOPERATE WITHOUT YELLING, BRIBES, THREATS OR PUNISHMENT”

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS” AUTHOR, DR. LAURA MARKHAM.

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham is coming to PS 154 to share practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, there will be a long Q&A at the end to ask individual questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:


• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.
• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.
• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.
• The most important parenting habit to create a peaceful home.
• Strategies to handle your own strong emotions so you can help your child.

Suggested donation $10 per PERSON (exclusive pricing for PS 154 families until Sunday 4/14. $20 tickets available to the community go on sale 4/15.)

REGISTER HERE

PARENT BAND NIGHT

Are you in a band? Do you want to participate in PS 154's (somewhat) annual End-of-Year Parent Band Night? If so, please get in touch with Rachel Warren. The event will take place in mid-June at a venue to be determined soon (likely Union Hall or somewhere close), and you'll likely be sharing a stage with such luminaries as Charles Bissell from the Wrens, Palomar, and possibly Bambi Keno and White Collar Crime. Come out from under your rock — to rock and raise money for PS 154!




IN THE COMMUNITY


CEC District 15 Science Fair

May 4, 2pm - 4pm, PS 32- 317 Hoyt Street

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


March 27 - 2nd Grade City Worker Day
April 2 & 3- ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
April 8 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
April 9 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
April 11 - PS 154 Parenting Book Club, 6:30pm
April 12 - Kids Heart Challenge, during recess
April 13 - PS 154’s Science Fair
April 15 - 18 - Spring Textile Recycling Drive, Drop off in the MMR
April 15 - K-201 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
April 16 - K-102 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 16 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4pm
April 17 - K-110 Music Presentation, 8:45am
April 17 - K-101 Music Presentation, 9:25am
April 18 - K-210 Music Presentation, 10:15am
April 18 - School Spirit Day - We all wear Blue or Green to celebrate Earth Day!
April 19-26 - Spring Break - School is Closed

PARENT BAND NIGHT

Are you in a band? Do you want to participate in PS 154's (somewhat) annual End-of-Year Parent Band Night? If so, please get in touch with Rachel Warren. The event will take place in mid-June at a venue to be determined soon (likely Union Hall or somewhere close), and you'll likely be sharing a stage with such luminaries as Charles Bissell from the Wrens, Palomar, and possibly Bambi Keno and White Collar Crime. Come out from under your rock — to rock and raise money for PS 154!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

PTA 5K FUN RUN
Sat, May 11 in Prospect Park

CYCLONES GAME
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 at MCU Stadium in Coney Island

TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY

CALLING ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS
DEADLINE IS APRIL 3

Give us your honest opinion. Your feedback helps improve our school.

Complete the Survey online in five easy steps!

  1. Go to nycschoolsurvey.org

  2. Click on the link to the parent & guardian survey

  3. Enter your access code (found on the paper survey given out at Parent Teacher Conferences OR through the code lookup tool on the survey login page)

  4. Complete the survey

  5. Click “Submit”

Contact Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with questions.

For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363.




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HELPING YOUR CHILD COPE WITH ANXIETY

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 6:30-8:00PM IN THE MMR
FREE!

This talk is open to the community
Babysitting available for school aged children for a suggested donation of $5 per child

Rates of anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 70 years. Does your child have anxiety? In this workshop, former 154 parent Neil Weintraub, LCSW, will help parents identify signs of anxiety in children and discuss short-term relief and long-term solutions. He will help parents distinguish between common stress/worry and clinical anxiety. He will also help parents to identify ways in which they unknowingly put pressure on their children and discuss strategies for changing the dynamic.

Neil Weintraub works with children to help them develop an age-appropriate understanding of their challenges and utilize their strengths to make a plan. He specializes in children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and general social difficulties. Neil sees clients individually and in social skills groups designed to help children with real-world social interactions. He is also the social worker for the ASD Nest Program at PS 32 in Brooklyn.

PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:00pm in the MMR
FREE!
BABYSITTING & PIZZA for school-aged children: $5 suggested donation

BOOK: “Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings, How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life,” by Dr. Laura Markham (of the Peaceful Parent Series

DETAILS HERE including book discount


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SPRING TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 15-18

During the week leading up to Spring Break -- not to mention Earth Day -- we will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Help keep textiles out of the waste stream and raise money for our kids a the same time: The PTA earns a dime on every pound collected.

If you have any clothes, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts that no longer spark joy, bring 'em in! Note that we can't accept fabric scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

Donation bins will be located in the MMR.


“HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WANT TO COOPERATE WITHOUT YELLING, BRIBES, THREATS OR PUNISHMENT”

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS” AUTHOR, DR. LAURA MARKHAM.

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham is coming to PS 154 to share practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, there will be a long Q&A at the end to ask individual questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:


• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.
• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.
• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.
• The most important parenting habit to create a peaceful home.
• Strategies to handle your own strong emotions so you can help your child.

Suggested donation $10 per PERSON (exclusive pricing for PS 154 families until Sunday 4/14. $20 tickets available to the community go on sale 4/15.)

REGISTER HERE



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Apply Now for Exciting STEM Enrichment Programs for Summer!

Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in September can apply now to attend exciting summer 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; the Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; MakerSpace NYC Futureworks; 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 Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real life, hands-on learning experiences.

Discover almost any STEM topic under the sun! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, April 5. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now to investigate, design, and create with us this summer. For questions, contact Camps@schools.nyc.gov.



IN THE COMMUNITY

UFT Brooklyn Parent Outreach Committee

Thursday, March 28, 10 am to 2 pm

Free workshop about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Location: UFT Brooklyn borough office at 335 Adams St., 25th floor, rooms A and B.
Breakfast will be served, and children are welcome.

RSVP now