Weekly Newletter

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

COMING UP

May 19 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm in the schoolyard. Help needed!
May 21 - Jump a Thon - Rescheduled!
May 21 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
May 22 - K & 1 Armory Visit
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert,
9am at K280 Auditorium
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30-6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck - 6:15-7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day
for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign Up) Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 30 - 4th Grade Trout Trip
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids - 
6:30pm
June 3 - Chess Tournament
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, Check calendar for times
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays
(during school day – time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr

 

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SPRING FLING IS TOMORROW!

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 3-7PM
RAIN OR SHINE!

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means, along with inflatable rides, an PS 154 Advanced Band performance at 3pm, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!

ADVANCED BAND PERFORMANCE at 3pm
SCIENCE SHOW by TINY SCIENTIST at 4:30pm
FEATURING DJ FRANCIS GARCIA
of Shout It Out Loud Music (and 3rd grade parent!)

BRING A JAR! 

Make a star jar and receive a meditation to use with it with event sponsor Jane Weedon from 5-7 pm

WE NEED BAKED GOODS!

Drop off the day of after 12 noon

Collection Bin for Kensington Shelter

Our neighbors down the hill at the Kensington Shelter could use our help. If you are able to bring any of these donations, 5th Grade Teacher (and PS 154 parent) Ms. Rached will bring them down to the shelter after the Spring Fling. The items needed are:

  • Diapers size 3, 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups in all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Unstained or new burp cloths
  • NEW underwear sizes 2T to 6x for boys and girls
  • New or lightly used spring and summer clothing for boys and girls ages 2T-5
  • New and lightly used spring and summer clothing for men and women
  • Net or plastic stroller covers

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.
 

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PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES & FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

TUES, MAY 22
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES - 4:30-6:15pm
POTLUCK DINNER - 6:15-7:30pm

From 4:30pm – 6:15pm, 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 that went 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 reach out to you if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be a minimum of ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents on the 22nd, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

We also hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This will be a time when parents, students and teachers are out socializing in the school yard (weather permitting) and enjoying each other with some delicious food.

Sign up Here to Volunteer:

Family Potluck

 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.

 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5

Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only - no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park (info below)
May 15 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENCETASTIC DAY! More information here. Wear your PS 154 shirts!
May 16 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 19 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 21 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
May 22 - K & 1 Armory Visit
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert, 9am at K280 Auditorium
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30pm - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15pm - 7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign Up) - Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids, 6:30pm (info below)
June 3 - Chess Tournament (info below)
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, evening times TBA
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert

 

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11TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K FUN RUN

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10AM IN PROSPECT PARK

Run, Walk, Stroll, Toddle. All are welcome! Number pickup and pre-race activities begin at 8:45 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot.

If your ball game is cancelled due to weather tomorrow, come and join us! We’re a rain or shine event. Race day registration available from 9am. Look for the PS 154 tent! 

MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER

 

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PTA MEETING — LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 6:30PM in the MMR

Get updates about PS 154 and our PTA, and vote for next years parent leaders! Learn more about the PTA Executive Board here, and your School Leadership Team here. Read statements by fellow parents who would like to be elected to our School Leadership Team. You can still be nominated from the floor if you wish to be elected.

Babysitting and pizza for school-age children $5 each.
 

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SPRING FLING

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 3-7PM
SCIENCE SHOW BY TINY SCIENTIST AT 4:30PM

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means, along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!

integrating body and sensory awareness for kids by Jane Weedon

Bring a small jar with a lid and make a star jar and receive a meditation to use with it with Jane from 5-7pm.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES & FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

On May 22nd, we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:30pm – 6:15pm with a Potluck Dinner from 6:15pm – 7:30pm.

From 4:30pm – 6:15pm, 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 that went 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 reach out to you if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be a minimum of ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents on the 22nd, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

We also hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This will be a time when parents, students and teachers are out socializing in the school yard (weather permitting) and enjoying each other with some delicious food. Sign up Here to Volunteer: Family Potluck

 

FIELD DAY

May 25

Friday, May 25 is our Annual Field Day in Prospect Park for 1st - 5th grades. Students come to school as usual that day and then, by class, make their way to Prospect Park. (Kindergarten will have their own fun planned. Please touch base with your K teachers for more information.)

Don’t forget - we will be wearing our PS 154 T-shirts! Permission slips and general information went home in backpacks already.

We would love for you to join us. Find out more here: Sign Up
 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.


 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5
Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only — no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

The May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week! More information here.
May 8 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8am
May 8 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 8 - Parent Happy Hour - The Double Windsor, 6pm
May 11 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park
(info below)
May 15 - SLT Meeting, 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENCETASTIC DAY! More information here. Wear your PS 154 shirts! Stay tuned for news about the Egg Drop!
May 16 - PTA Meeting - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 18 - 5th Grade Dance
, 6-9pm
May 19 - Spring Fling 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert 9am
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30 - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15 - 7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign up coming soon) - Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K-201 (12pm) & K-210 (1pm) Music Presentations

May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K-110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K-101 Music Presentation, 1pm

June 3 - Chess Tournament

 

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FROM YOUR SLT: A NEW LUNCH MENU

What’s for lunch? Check out the NEW menu that started May 1. We switched to a menu that we’ve been told is NYC kids’ favorite—any compliments or concerns? Please let us know at SLT_Info@ps154.org.

This year, the School Leadership Team (SLT) has been discussing our school lunch menu (Alternative menu) based on longtime complaints from families and staff. Complaints include a decline in quality of the alternative menu food as well as concerns that very few children are eating the hot lunch options even now that there is no cost. Most children either bring lunch or opt for the cold sandwiches and the low numbers have put our hot lunch program in jeopardy. If too few children opt for hot lunch, we will end up having only cold food (i.e. sandwiches). We are obliged to make a change in order to continue to provide a hot lunch for our children, including the 14% in poverty who may depend on school lunch and not have the option of packing something from home. In March the SLT came to consensus on this matter and on May 1st we officially switched to the regular lunch menu.  We have been told that other schools are making this choice for the same reason. The SLT is interested in your feedback. Please email us at: SLT_Info@ps154.org.
 

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PARENT HAPPY HOUR

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 6-9PM AT THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

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 how you’ve been doing! Thanks to PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth for arranging, and our generous friends at The Double Windsor for sponsoring this fundraiser.

 


TEACHER / STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 7 - MAY 11

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger are planning to shower our staff and teachers with love, appreciation and celebration for the whole week! Go here to find out what we are planning and how you can help! Thank you in advance for making this a special week for some very special people!  

 

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11TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K FUN RUN

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10AM IN PROSPECT PARK

Run, Walk, Stroll, Toddle. All are welcome! Number pickup and pre-race activities begin at 8:45 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot.
MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER

 

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SPRING FLING

Saturday, May 19, 3-7pm
Science show by Tiny Scientist at 4:30pm

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means, along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!

WE NEED A PA SYSTEM!

We are in desperate need of a PA system to borrow so that the bands can play. The PTA does not have the budget to purchase a PA system and we have always relied upon our parent body to loan us the equipment which we will care for and return to you same-day. If you or any of your musically-oriented friends / colleagues / contacts are able to help us out, we'd greatly appreciate it! Please email pta_info@ps154.org.

AND WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
& FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

TUES, May 22
Parent Teacher Conferences: 4:30–6:15pm
Potluck Dinner: 6:15pm – 7:30pm

(This went home in backpacks last week)

From 4:30 – 6:15pm, 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 that went 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 reach out to you if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be a minimum of ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents on the 22nd, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

We also hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This will be a time when parents, students and teachers are out socializing in the school yard (weather permitting) and enjoying each other with some delicious food. Sign up Here to Volunteer: Family Potluck

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

The end of April through June is a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

May 1-2 Math State Tests for 3rd-5th Grades
May 4 - Family Friday - Seedling Planting Day, 8:35am
May 4 - Story Pirates Assembly, 1pm & 1:50pm
May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week! More information here.
May 8 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8am
May 8 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 8 - Parent Happy Hour - The Double Windsor, 6pm
May 11 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park

May 15 - SLT Meeting 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENTASTIC DAY! More information here.
May 16 - PTA Meeting - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 19 - Spring Fling 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert 9am

May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30 - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15 - 7:30pm (more details to come)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day
May 25 - Field Day
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day

 

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THANK YOU FOR POETRY NIGHT

What a wonderful evening at PS 154, with parents, friends, and teachers watching brave students share their original words of poetry and their favorite published poems. Thanks to the parents of the Poetry Committee for organizing this wonderful event: Alex Lesman, Jeff Allred, Marcella Hahn, Francesca Richer, and Astrid Lewis Reedy.

 

REQUEST: AUDIO EQUIPMENT FOR GRADES 3-5 MUSIC CONCERT

We are looking forward to seeing our PS 154 families at the Grades 3-5 music concert at Bishop Ford / K-280 Auditorium on May 22. Due to broken equipment in that auditorium, we have a request of our families. Do any parents have any of these pieces of equipment that we could borrow for the day? If so, please get in touch with music teacher Ms. Christine Gabel at christinelgabel@aol.com. Thank you!
-2 monitors to play the accompaniment toward the students
-a microphone
-a microphone stand
 

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PARENT HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday, May 8, 6-9pm at The Double Windsor

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 how you’ve been doing! Thanks to PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth for arranging, and our generous friends at The Double Windsor for sponsoring this fundraiser.

 

TEACHER / STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

May 7 - May 11

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger are planning to shower our staff and teachers with love, appreciation and celebration for the whole week! Go here to find out what we are planning and how you can help! Thank you in advance for making this a special week for some very special people!  

 

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11TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K FUN RUN

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10AM IN PROSPECT PARK

Run, Walk, Stroll, Toddle. All are welcome! Number pickup and pre-race activities begin at 8:45 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot.
MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER
 

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SPRING FLING

Saturday, May 19, 3-7pm
Science show by Tiny Scientist at 4:30pm

It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means that, along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!
 

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VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOLYARD!

Did you know that you can come volunteer to help organize games and supervise play in the schoolyard during lunchtime recess? If you would like to get involved, please reach out to Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

The end of April through June is a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

Apr 20 - School Survey Deadline! See below.
Apr 24 - PTA Meeting 8:30am - Nominations for PTA Exec Bd and SLT!
Apr 24 - K&1 Armory Visit - Sign Up is full. Thank you!
Apr 26 - Poetry Night, 6pm in the MMR - sign up and info below
Apr 27 - Jump a Thon
May 1-2 Math State Tests
for 3rd-5th Grades
May 4 - Family Friday - Seedling Planting Day, 8:35am
May 4 - Story Pirates Assembly, 1pm & 1:50pm
May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week! - more info coming soon
May 8 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8am
May 8 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 8 - Parent Happy Hour - The Double Windsor, 6pm
May 11 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park

 

SURVEYS DUE APRIL 20 (online only)

Survey Time!
Today is your LAST CHANCE to give input! If you haven’t yet completed a survey, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one.
 

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PTA and SLT NOMINATIONS

TUESDAY APRIL 24 8:30 am PTA MEETING

Please join your PTA to hear about and vote on an exciting new proposal for science this spring, and also to nominate people to serve our our PTA Executive Board and our School Leadership Team. Learn more here!

 


PS 154 POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA

NEXT THURSDAY!
APRIL 26 6-7pm IN THE MMR

Come celebrate creative children courtesy of Calliope (muse of poetry)! Bring your rhymes, whims, piths, and gists, and remember that Carl Sandberg said, “poetry is the synthesis of biscuits and hyacinths.” Long story short: words + kids = fun.

ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! Students can read their own poems or their favorite poems.

Sign up here!

 

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STORY PIRATES ASSEMBLY

May 4th during school
Optional Book Orders Due April 24

Story Pirates will be visiting PS 154 for an assembly on May 4th. Founded in 2004 to celebrate the words, ideas and stories of young people, Story Pirates pairs world-class teachers with first-rate actors and comedians, and offers a variety of tools to make learning more engaging and effective.

Their book, Stuck in the Stone Age, is being released in March, and they’ve offered copies of the book for sale to our community at a discount. If you wish, buy it here.

 

PTA ENRICHMENTS SURVEY

Due April 26

Our PTA raises $250,000 yearly to support The Windsor Terrace School. We support a variety of programs that affect every every child at our school.

Every parent and guardian of a PS 154 student is a member of our PTA. PTA budget and programming decisions are made at PTA meetings and must be voted on by PTA members present. At the same time, we hope that we can reach as many families as possible with this survey and get a more complete sense of the wishes of our PTA members.

You can fill out the survey here. DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN!

 

VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOLYARD!

Did you know that you can come volunteer to help organize games and supervise play in the schoolyard during lunchtime recess? If you would like to get involved, please reach out to Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Apr 16-20 - Earth Day Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive
Apr 16 - School Leadership Team (SLT),
4:30pm
Apr 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Apr 20 - School Survey (extended) Deadline! See below.
Apr 20 - PS 154 Springs into Action for Earth Day - Wear Blue or Green
Apr 20 - Earth Day Parade, 8:45am
Apr 24 - PTA Meeting 8:30am - Nominations for PTA Exec Bd and SLT!
Apr 24 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Save the Date - Sign up Info Coming Soon
Apr 26 - Poetry Night, 6pm in the MMR
Apr 27 - Jump a Thon
May 1-2 Math State Tests for 3rd-5th Grades
May 4 - Family Friday - Seedling Planting Day, 8:35am
May 4 - Story Pirates Assembly, 1pm & 1:50pm
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park


DID YOU WIN ROCKTOPIA TICKETS AT RAFFLEMANIA?

If so, we need to know who you are and talk to you. Please contact Raffle Mania chairperson Crystal Orraca at PTA_Info@ps154.org.

 

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EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.

Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office
 

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SURVEYS DUE APRIL 20

(extended for online submissions only)

OK — we know you care, but just haven’t gotten a chance to do the survey yet. Right!? Parents who care enough to do the survey are the ones who help decide how we improve our school. Only 43% of you have filled it out. Let’s hear from EVERYONE!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one. Online submissions are now due April 20, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible.

 

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PTA and SLT NOMINATIONS

APRIL 24 8:30am PTA MEETING

Please join your PTA to hear about and vote on an exciting new proposal for science this spring, and also to nominate people to serve our our PTA Executive Board and our School Leadership Team.
Learn more about PTA Elections
Learn more about SLT Elections

 

VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOLYARD!

Did you know that you can come volunteer to help organize games and supervise play in the schoolyard during lunchtime recess? If you would like to get involved, please reach out to Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30 pm
Apr 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: Sign Up
Apr 11 & 12 - ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th Grades
April 16 - School Leadership Team (SLT), 4:30 pm
April 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Apr 20 - School Survey EXTENDED DEADLINE! See below
Apr 20 - PS 154 Springs into Action for Earth Day - Wear Blue or Green
Apr 16-20 - Save the date! Earth Day Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive
Apr 24 - PTA Meeting 8:30 am - Nominations for PTA Exec Board and SLT! 
Apr 24 - K&1 Armory Visit
- Save the Date - Sign up Info Coming Soon
Apr 27 - Jump-A-Thon
May 1-2 - Math State Tests
for 3rd-5th Grades
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park
 

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RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS

MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON

Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.

Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.

As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:

  • Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;

  • Sharing your mistakes;

  • Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;

  • The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change

This presentation is for adults only.

BUY TICKETS

While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:

BRAVE GOALS, BALANCED FRIENDSHIPS

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
more info

4 STEPS FOR GETTING WHAT YOU NEED

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
more info
 

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EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.

Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office
 

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SURVEYS DUE APRIL 20

extended for online submissions only

OK — we know you care, but just haven’t gotten a chance to do the survey yet. Right!? Parents who care enough to do the survey are the ones who help decide how we improve our school. Only 43% of you have filled it out. Let’s hear from EVERYONE!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one. Online submissions are now due April 20, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible.

 

HAVE A GREAT BREAK, EVERYONE!
 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 26 - Test Talk, 8:30 am in the MMR
Mar 26 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm (Test talk after the PTA mtg)
Mar 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: SIGN UP
Mar 29 - EXTENDED DEADLINE - SURVEYS ARE DUE
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30 pm
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30 pm
Apr 11&12 - ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th Grades
April 16 - School Leadership Team (SLT), 4:30 pm
April 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
April 20 - PS 154 Springs into Action for Earth Day - Wear Blue or Green
Apr 16-20 - Save the date! Earth Day Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park


THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at RaffleMania last night! What a great time we had raising money for PS 154. In a few days we will send out an update with our final fundraising amount for this event — stay tuned!


 

PTA MEETING

MON, MARCH 26, 6-7:30 PM IN THE MMR

Hear about our Raffle Mania success, our plans for the rest of the year, and the roles on the PTA Executive Board and SLT that we want YOU to get involved in. We need your ideas and energy — and your participation benefits every child in this school! Please join us.

Babysitting and Pizza $5 per child (school age only please).

Stay after the meeting to hear a talk about testing hosted by Principal Buckley and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger.
 

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SURVEY TIME!

We know how much you care about your child’s education. This is your chance to tell us YOUR point of view. Your answers will help us improve our school together! Only 43% of you have done if so far. Let’s get it done for PS 154!

The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one. They are now due March 29, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible. More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish

 

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HELPING KIDS MANAGE THEIR FEELINGS WITH KIMOCHIS®

THURS, MARCH 29, 7 - 8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$10 PER PERSON

A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.

Teach your kids the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. In this workshop you will learn seven simple tools that help your child manage upset feelings positively and help you and your child feel more connected.

BUY TICKETS

 

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RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS

MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON

Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.

Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.

As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:

  • Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;

  • Sharing your mistakes;

  • Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;

  • The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change

This presentation is for adults only.

BUY TICKETS

While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:

Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
more info

4 Steps for Getting What You Need

A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
ore info

 

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EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE

APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.

Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office