Weekly Newsletter

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SCHOOL FOODS

As you may know, NYC has Free School Lunch for All in our Public Schools. As a result, it is no longer necessary for families to maintain a MySchoolBucks lunch money account for their students and we will be refunding all families with remaining balances. If you have a remaining balance for your student’s MySchoolBucks account, the DOE will refund you. A check will be mailed to the parent or guardian at the home address on file for the student. Please contact the main office by December 15, 2017 if your address changed since you last registered to make sure it is correct (changing on the Blue Card does not change the address in the DOE system). If you have any questions, please send an email to: SFLunchRefunds@schools.nyc.gov.


COMING UP

Dec 11 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Dec 13 - PTA Diversity Committee Meeting, 8-9 am
Dec 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting at Founders, 6:30 pm
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 19 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up
Dec 20 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 25 - Jan 1 - Winter Break - School is Closed
Jan 2 - Back to School
Jan 5 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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PS 154 PTA DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING

DEC 13, 8-9 am at PS 154

Meet PTA Diversity Committee Chairs Abby Palanca and Shannon Tam and discuss PTA Diversity Committee goals, and start planning a winter event. Contact Abby or Shannon at PTA_Info@ps154.org with any questions. Please note that PS 154 schoolchildren can be dropped off as early as 7:45am in the cafeteria.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply now to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways below (PS 154 does not handle initial registration.). Info here.


FREE MONEY FOR PS 154

ALL YEAR LONG

Need a Christmas Tree? Planning to buy presents for your family and friends? Please do your regular holiday shopping and give PS 154 a bonus by using our links and our name when you buy your stuff. Check out the MANY ways you can help PS 154 during this holiday shopping season.

 

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

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

 

FREE AROUND TOWN
 

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CITY OF SCIENCE

SUN, DEC 10, 10 AM - 4 PM

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

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

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Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4 pm Sign up to help!
Dec 5 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up Coming Soon
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair Sign Up to Help!
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal (see info below)
Dec 11 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Dec 13 - PTA Diversity Committee Meeting, 8-9 am
Dec 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting at Founders, 6:30 pm
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 19 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up Coming Soon
Dec 20 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 25 - Jan 2 - WINTER BREAK - School is Closed

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.

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TOMORROW IS THE PS 154 WINTER FAIR!

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

PS 154's annual Winter Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope to see you there.

PLEASE HELP OUT! We still need a few Volunteers, especially in food service. Please also donate food! Casseroles are great, sweet treats are terrific.
 


ORDER NEW PS 154 GEAR FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS!

DEADLINE IS THIS SUNDAY, DEC 3!

We have new TOTE and SWEATSHIRT options as well as RACCOON TEES for toddlers, kids and adults! Order here.
 

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PS 154 DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING

DEC 13, 8-9 am at PS 154

Meet PTA Diversity Committee Chairs Abby Palanca and Shannon Tam and discuss PTA Diversity Committee goals, and start planning a winter event. Contact Abby or Shannon at PTA_Info@ps154.org with any questions. Please note that PS 154 schoolchildren can be dropped off as early as 7:45am in the cafeteria.


FREE MONEY FOR PS 154

ALL YEAR LONG

Need a Christmas Tree? Planning to buy presents for your family and friends? Please do your regular holiday shopping and give PS 154 a bonus by using our links and our name when you buy your stuff. Check out the MANY ways you can help PS 154 during this holiday shopping season.


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

THURS, DEC 7- DISMISSAL AT 11:30 AM

Touch base with your teacher if you have questions about your appointment time.

Please remember, 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. The teachers have to keep to their schedule so they will need to limit your questions.  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 December 7 during the times available (12:30pm – 2:30pm or 4:30pm - 7:30pm), 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.)
 

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BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8, 2017 at PS 154

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair. All classes will have an opportunity to shop during school. We will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Dec 7 with an additional adult selection. Books start at $5 and go up from there. 25% of the proceeds will go to the PTA! Thank you Terrace Books! We will also have used books for $1.  Parents and family, please sign up to help.
 

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

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

FREE AROUND TOWN
 

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PLAY AND PANEL DISCUSSION

THURS, DEC 7, 6:30 pm at PS 24
427 38th Street

Please join the District 15 Community Education Council for a FREE child friendly theatrical event by the Epic Theater Ensemble.

Conceived, written, and performed by NYC Public High School students, LAUNDRY CITY is a hilarious and provocative exploration of what “Separate but Equal” means to us today.

A panel discussion on equity and diversity in District 15 will follow the performance. Many thanks to the co-sponsors who made this performance possible.
 

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CITY OF SCIENCE

SUN, DEC 10, 10 am - 4 pm

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

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

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COMING UP

Nov 28 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign Up
Nov 29 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30am, RSVP
Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4pm Sign up to help!
Dec 5 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up Coming Soon
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair, Sign Up to Help!
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30am dismissal (see info below)
Dec 11 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
Dec 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting at Founders Workspace, 6:30pm
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am
Dec 19 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up Coming Soon
Dec 20 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30am, RSVP

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

THURSDAY, DEC 7, 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. The teachers have to keep to their schedule so they will need to limit your questions. 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 December 7 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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PS 154 MODELL’S “TEAM WEEK” FUNDRAISER

FROM NOV 17-DEC 31

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

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

 


PS 154 WINTER FAIR

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

PS 154's annual Winter Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope to see you there. For right now… we need your help!

Volunteer! We still have 36 slots to fill—please pitch in at this community event.

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

Plus, the Teacher Experience Raffle is now open with online pre sales for your convenience.
 


BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8 at PS 154

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

We need volunteers!

Parents and family, please sign up to help.

WE'RE COLLECTING USED BOOKS FOR THE FAIR THIS COMING WEEK!

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


GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

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

 

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FREE AROUND TOWN

CITY OF SCIENCE
Sun, Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

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

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COMING UP

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

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.

 

PS 154 MODELL’S “TEAM WEEK” FUNDRAISER

FROM NOV 17-DEC 31

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

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

 

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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING

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

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

 

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PS 154 WINTER FAIR

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

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

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

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

 

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BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8 at PS 154

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

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

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

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

 

FREE AROUND TOWN

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

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

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

 

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


COMING UP

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

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar.

 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT - THE NUT JOB 2

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

Join us in your nightgowns and PJs for this animated comedy. Kids of all ages will enjoy this wild caper filled with slapstick humor. Pizza, hot dogs, snacks, drinks, and treats for sale. Suggested donation at the door: $5 per person.
 

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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING

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

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


THE PS 154 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PLAN (CEP)

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

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

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

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PS 154 WINTER FAIR

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

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

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

 

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WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS – FROM YOU!

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

 

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BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8 at PS 154

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

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

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

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

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JUICE BOX WINE & SPIRITS BENEFIT FOR PS 154

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

PS 154 THANKS YOU

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

FREE AROUND TOWN

Sun, Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

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

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COMING UP

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

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

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

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

 


SAVE THE DATE - PS 154 WINTER FAIR

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

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

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

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WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS - FROM YOU!

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


BUY A KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154

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

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COMING UP

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

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 


WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS – FROM YOU!

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

Do you or does someone close to you:

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

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


BUY A CASIO KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154!

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


SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY

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

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

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

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

 

NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

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

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

 

MEETING MINUTES AND MORE

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

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COMING UP

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

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 


BOO BASH IS TOMORROW!

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

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TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF

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

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


THANK YOU SUN DOJO!

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


BUY A CASIO KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154!

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

 

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SCHOOL PHOTOS

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

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PTA MEETING

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

Agenda items will include:

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

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


DISTRICT 15 ELEMENTARY ADMISSIONS EVENT

TUES, OCT 24, 5-7:30 PM

At PS 24, 427 38th St

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


CEC 15 MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS FORUM

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

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

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

SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY at NOV FAMILY FRIDAY

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

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


NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

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

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