Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 22 - Kindergarten Registration Ends at Noon - Enrollment
Jan 22 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 23 - Responsive Classroom Parent Info Session, 6:30-7:45 pm
Jan 25 - Pajama Day - All students wear pajamas and send in PJ donations
Jan 25 - Read-a-thon Ends!
Jan 29 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Feb  1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb 5 - NO SCHOOL -  Lunar New Year
Feb 6 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
Feb 8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Feb 9 - PS 154 Art Gallery
Feb 11 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit
Feb 13 - Comedy 154
Feb 16 - Lip Sync Battle
Feb 18 - Feb 22 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break


HELP WANTED: TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Every year our school rallies to cheer on and celebrate all of the teachers and staff at PS 154 who work so hard to make our kids' school an incredible place to learn. This year, we will celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation during the week of May 6-10. We need parent help to get all of our ducks in a row. If you are interested in helping us organize and execute an amazing week for our teachers, please email Lisa Rochlin at rochlin_L@yahoo.com. No amount of time is too little. Even an hour of help will go a long way.  


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Family Friday - Special Friend or Family Day

Fri, Feb 8, 8:35 - 9:15 am

Mark your calendars! PS 154 welcomes your child's special friend, grandparent or yourself in their classroom for a very special Family Friday. (Please note, there's not enough space in the classrooms for more than one or two family members per student.) Students and their guests will work on a project that helps the students identify all the strengths they have to draw upon. This is the project if you want to take a look.





PS 154 MLK Day Diaper Drive for Little Essentials

ThURS, Jan 10 - TUES, JAN 22

Please consider donating to the PS154 MLK Day Diaper Drive! We are collecting new & unused:

  • Diapers (opened packs accepted)

  • Baby Wipes 

  • Baby Wash 

  • Baby Lotion 

  • Body Wash for Moms in need

  • Body Lotions for Moms in need

The collection box is located in the MMR (see above rendering).

Little Essentials partners with 20 different shelters, social service agencies, and community organizations such as the Legal Aid Society to provide urgently needed children's supplies to at-risk families in New York City. The organization was conceived by a mom in Brooklyn. Since it began in 2011, it has served over 33,000 children living in poverty. Your donation will make a difference! 

For more info, please go to little essentials.org

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

Jan 7 - 25

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon is on! You can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.


RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM PARENT INFO SESSION

WED, JAN 23, 6:30PM - 7:45PM (6:30-7:15 PRESENTATION, 7:15 - 7:45 Q&A) IN THE MMR

FREE!

BABYSITTING available for school-age children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

This is an info session for PS 154 parents to learn more about Responsive Classroom, the PTA-funded school-wide SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) program. Parents will learn about how the Responsive Classroom approach empowers our teachers to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities to give our kids a sense of belonging and feel significant. Carolyn Rottman, M.Ed., the Responsive Classroom consultant who will lead the session, will demonstrate the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL) and offer parents Responsive Classroom-inspired tools and language to use at home.




MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, FEB  1, 6PM

Come in pjs, bring a blanket, and get ready to get cozy for the best kind of movie night at your school! Please review the Code of Conduct introduced at January’s movie night, so we can all continue to have a great time together. 

Please consider bringing something for the bake sale, too! (Store-bought is more than welcome!!)



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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE



SPRING GALA

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE PICNIC HOUSE IN PROSPECT PARK


WHO: your school community, friends and neighbors

WHAT: a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00-10:00pm

WHERE: The Picnic House in Prospect Park  map

WHY: to show our commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154!  Without PTA funding, our kids wouldn’t have access to Tiny Scientist, the Maker Space featuring Koko, chess, music, sign language and more! Help us ensure that these enrichments continue to be part of our students’ days!

HOW: Tickets are available here!
Earlybird tickets: $80 per ticket (available until Jan 31, 2019)
Regular admission: $95 per ticket
Super Supporter: $250 per ticket (proceeds go toward sponsoring PS 154 teacher tickets)
A lottery for limited quantity of $20 gala tickets will be available as well.

Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.





PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   

BUY TICKETS


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Brooklyn Borough President’s Summer Program Resource Fair

Tues, Feb 12, 6-8pm
at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Free and open to the public.

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Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Bridge - Parks Upgrades

Wed, Jan 23, 6:30-8 pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

RSVP to Catherine Zinnel atczinnel@council.nyc.gov

From Brad Lander’s Office: “On Wednesday January 23rd, the New York City Parks Department will discuss potential upgrades to the two green spaces on either side of the Ocean Parkway Service Road. Last year Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and I allocated $650,000 to refurbish the sitting area on East 8th Street and the park on Sherman Street, and at this meeting the Parks Department will update us on their plans and listen to your suggestions for how to improve these spaces. We will also share updates on the different development projects in the “Stable Brooklyn” area, including the rezoning of nearby 57 Caton Place, and the preservation of Kensington Stables.”

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


Jan 10 - 22 - Diaper Drive for Little Essentials
Jan 14 - Kindergarten Registration Ends - Enrollment
Jan 15 - PTA Sustainability Committee meeting, 7-8 pm, Room 207 - All are welcome!
Jan 16 - Kindergarten Author Visit
Jan 17 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 22 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 23 - Responsive Classroom Parent Info Session, 6:30 pm
Jan 25 - Pajama Day - Students wear pajamas and send in PJ donations
Jan 25 - Read-a-thon Ends!
Jan 29 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Feb  1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb  8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35-9:15 am




Poetry Journal - Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for the Poetry Journal.  From (approximately) February - April, work with class parents to coordinate and gather poems from teachers, ensuring that we don't miss anyone.  This can be done in the evenings at your own pace, as long as deadlines are met. Or... help in June when the journal needs to go to the printer or is ready for distribution. This is usually more of a sprint to the finish line, a.k.a. the last day of school. Finally, help to publicize and staff the annual Poetry Extravaganza, when the students read their work, likely the week of May 6th. Please email pta_info@ps154.org if you are able to lend a hand!


PS 154 MLK Day Diaper Drive for Little Essentials

ThURS, Jan 10 - TUES, JAN 22

Please consider donating to the PS154 MLK Day Diaper Drive! We are collecting new & unused:

  • Diapers (opened packs accepted)

  • Baby Wipes 

  • Baby Wash 

  • Baby Lotion 

  • Body Wash for Moms in need

  • Body Lotions for Moms in need

The collection box is located in the MMR (see above rendering).

Little Essentials partners with 20 different shelters, social service agencies, and community organizations such as the Legal Aid Society to provide urgently needed children's supplies to at-risk families in New York City. The organization was conceived by a mom in Brooklyn. Since it began in 2011, it has served over 33,000 children living in poverty. Your donation will make a difference! 

For more info, please go to little essentials.org

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

Jan 7 - 25

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon is on! You can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.


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PS 154 WEEK AT TERRACE BOOKS

WEEK OF JAN 7-13

Terrace Books has generously offered to donate 20% of all sales during the week of Jan 7-13. Just say you’re affiliated with PS 154, and your purchase will count toward the 20% donation!  Thank you, Terrace Books! While you’re there, consider refreshing your child’s classroom teacher’s bookshelf — teacher wishlists will be available at the bookstore.


RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM PARENT INFO SESSION

WED, JAN 23, 6:30PM - 7:45PM (6:30-7:15 PRESENTATION, 7:15 - 7:45 Q&A) IN THE MMR

FREE!

BABYSITTING available for school-age children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

This is an info session for PS 154 parents to learn more about Responsive Classroom, the PTA-funded school-wide SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) program. Parents will learn about how the Responsive Classroom approach empowers our teachers to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities to give our kids a sense of belonging and feel significant. Carolyn Rottman, M.Ed., the Responsive Classroom consultant who will lead the session, will demonstrate the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL) and offer parents Responsive Classroom-inspired tools and language to use at home.


THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   

BUY TICKETS


COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

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Windsor Terrace Library - Closure & Repairs

Thurs, Jan 17, 6-7:30 pm
at the Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E 5th St

Please RSVP by emailing Mike Fieni at mfieni@bklynlibrary.org or calling 718-230-2052.

From Brad Lander’s Office: “This is a community meeting regarding the closure of the Windsor Terrace Library (which even though is in Windsor Terrace I know is used by many Kensington residents as well). The library has to undergo necessary extensive repairs to replace its HVAC (heating/ventilation/air conditioning) system and unfortunately will be closed as of February 2, 2019 and re-open in 2020. I know this is a very long time to be without the local library branch, which is why I encourage you to attend the library’s community meeting to learn more about the repairs as well as the interim library service that will be offered during the closure period.”

 

Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Bridge - Parks Upgrades

Wed, Jan 23, 6:30-8 pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

RSVP to Catherine Zinnel atczinnel@council.nyc.gov

From Brad Lander’s Office: “On Wednesday January 23rd, the New York City Parks Department will discuss potential upgrades to the two green spaces on either side of the Ocean Parkway Service Road. Last year Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and I allocated $650,000 to refurbish the sitting area on East 8th Street and the park on Sherman Street, and at this meeting the Parks Department will update us on their plans and listen to your suggestions for how to improve these spaces. We will also share updates on the different development projects in the “Stable Brooklyn” area, including the rezoning of nearby 57 Caton Place, and the preservation of Kensington Stables.”




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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


Jan 4 - Movie Night
, 6:30 pm
Jan 7 - Read-a-Thon starts!
Jan 7 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
, 8 am
Jan 8 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 14 - Kindergarten Registration Ends - Enrollment
Jan 16 - Kindergarten Author Visit
Jan 17 - PTA General Meeting
, 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 13 - Comedy 154
at Littlefield

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MOVIE NIGHT: EARLY MAN

FRI, JAN 4, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON STARTS NEXT WEEK!

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon begins on Monday, January 7. Packets came home in backpacks this week. Or if you prefer, you can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

BOOKMARK CONTEST:

Bookmark Contest entry forms can be downloaded here. All entries are due on Monday, January 7.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 24 - Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Return to School
Jan 4 - Movie Night
, 6:30 pm
Jan 7 - Read-a-Thon starts!
Jan 7 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
, 8 am
Jan 8 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 14 - Kindergarten Registration Ends - Enrollment
Jan 16 - Kindergarten Author Visit
Jan 17 - PTA General Meeting
, 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day




A NOTE FROM OUR ADMINISTRATION:
GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLIES HAVE BEGUN!

This week, we had our first monthly assemblies.  Kindergarten and first grade had theirs on Thursday and the second and third graders had theirs today. Fourth and fifth grade are scheduled for next Friday. These assemblies provide us with a great opportunity for community building. At each event, we discuss the 3Cs (Courage, Curiosity and Caring) and have students perform or showcase their school work. This week, our performances included singing, dancing, musical instruments, jokes and magic. We even had an incredible science experiment.

Ms. Graham’s class performed a skit, that they developed, based on our November diversity book, One by Kathryn Otoshi. Check out the video!





A NOTE FROM THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE: TIPS FOR WINTER BREAK

We all look forward to holidays and vacations, but for children they can also be challenging. Unstructured time, departure from routine, and the demands of travel are unsettling for many kids and families.

This tip sheet, Tips for Winter Break, may be helpful for parents and caregivers looking for information about how to make the upcoming winter break both fun and relaxing for the whole family. Please share this document with parents and caregivers.  More information on this topic may be found here.






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SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE & SUPPORT PS 154!

If you buy a Christmas tree, buy it from FOLEY FIRS on 8th St. and 8th Ave. Mention PS 154, and they will donate minimum $10 to our school for every tree sold. Or order from www.foleyfirs.com — you can have the tree delivered for free and never leave your house!

  • open 7 days a week from 11/24 to 12/23

  • super-fresh trees, cut in southern Quebec just 1 week before Thanksgiving

  • 3 varieties of trees + wreaths and stands

  • FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP if your tree stand is set up (check with Foley Firs for delivery radius)

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! They just have to mention the school — and don't have to have a child at the school for us to benefit!


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35

PRE-SALE FOR PS154 COMMUNITY THROUGH DEC 15TH WITH PROMO CODE: PS154
GET PRE-SALE TIX

Please join us to support, PS154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



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MOVIE NIGHT: EARLY MAN

FRI, JAN 4, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 14 - Movie Night Rescheduled! 6:30 pm showtime
Dec 17 - Tiny Scientist Assembly
Dec 18 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting/Coffee with the Principal, 8:30 am
Dec 18 - Dec 21 - New-to-You Book Fair
Dec 24 - Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Return to School
Jan 4 - Movie Night


A Note from our Leadership Team on Social Emotional Learning at PS 154:

http://www.ps154.org/from-the-leadership-team/




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SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE & SUPPORT PS 154!

If you buy a Christmas tree, buy it from FOLEY FIRS on 8th St. and 8th Ave. Mention PS 154, and they will donate minimum $10 to our school for every tree sold. Or order from www.foleyfirs.com — you can have the tree delivered for free and never leave your house!

  • open 7 days a week from 11/24 to 12/23

  • super-fresh trees, cut in southern Quebec just 1 week before Thanksgiving

  • 3 varieties of trees + wreaths and stands

  • FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP if your tree stand is set up (check with Foley Firs for delivery radius)

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! They just have to mention the school — and don't have to have a child at the school for us to benefit!

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TONIGHT! RESCHEDULED MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

FRI, DEC 14, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!


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NEW-TO-YOU BOOK FAIR

DEC 17-DEC 21

As you know, we’ve been planning for our wonderful New-To-You Book Fair all year, collecting and organizing great condition books ready to be loved a second time.

WE NEED MORE 4th & 5th GRADE READING LEVEL BOOKS!

We have a fantastic selection for all of our students, but we could still use more for our 4th and 5th grade reading levels. If you have any to contribute, please drop them off in the PTA office in the MMR anytime before December 17. Some great times to bring books: at drop-off and pickup, or when you come to Movie Night on Friday, December 14!

The Book Fair will welcome all students to select at least two books for FREE during the week of December 17. (Scheduling to depend on classroom teachers’ schedules.) Every student will get to participate at the same level, without the complication of handling money during the school day.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS!

If you can help us by carrying, organizing, displaying, and helping children to choose their books, please sign up to volunteer at the Book Fair:
VOLUNTEER!


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35

PRE-SALE FOR PS154 COMMUNITY THROUGH DEC 15TH WITH PROMO CODE: PS154
GET PRE-SALE TIX

Please join us to support, PS154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***

Volunteer for Morning School Yard Duty

You know our kids want to run and jump and play even in the cold. Sign up here:

Morning Volunteer






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CEC15 Holiday Toy & Book Drive


Please help CEC15 spread some Holiday Cheer by donating toys and books for students ages 9-12 to the P.S. 676 Holiday Toy Drive.  Donations will be gratefully accepted from now until December 18.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 8 - Winter Fair, 12-4 pm
Dec 11 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Dec 12 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 6:30 pm
Dec 12 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - FULL
Dec 14 - Movie Night Rescheduled! 6:30 pm showtime
Dec 17 - Tiny Scientist Assembly
Dec 18 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting/Coffee with the Principal, 8:30 am
Dec 18 - Dec 21 - New-to-You Book Fair
Dec 24 - Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Return to School
Jan 4 - Movie Night



WINTER FAIR IS TOMORROW!

SAT, DEC 8, 12-4 PM

A cozy winter festival for the family!

FREE Admission and $1 tickets for Games, Crafts, Food, and Treats

Come enjoy our Student Performances and Brooklyn Game Lab’s BATTLE LAB DUEL

Get your holiday shopping done with our Silent Auction and Teacher experience raffle plus a NEW local holiday market, featuring a Terrace Books pop-up shop.



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WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

We need a lot of volunteers to make this event come to life. Please consider signing up to volunteer for a portion of the time you’ll be at Winter Fair!
COUNT ME IN TO VOLUNTEER!



LOVE TO COOK? WE NEED FOOD DONATIONS!

Please consider donating a casserole, baked pasta, or other warm entree. Sign up below to let us know what you’ll be bringing! Or, share your love of holiday baking by dropping off a treat — cookies, cupcakes, anything delicious — no need to sign up, just drop off in the cafeteria after 10 am on Sat, Dec 8.
SURE! I’LL COOK SOMETHING!



GET BIDDING ON THE WINTER FAIR AUCTION!

Our legendary Silent Auction will take place during the PS 154 Winter Fair on Sat, Dec 8 and is now live for online bidding!

Please sign up for a FREE Bidpal account today and check out some of our exciting auction items!
START BIDDING HERE!



CHECK OUR OUR HOLIDAY MARKET VENDORS!

While you’re at Winter Fair, don’t forget to check out our inaugural Holiday Market. Thanks to all our wonderful vendors for supporting the school!  Please support our favorite local businesses...
VIEW OUR LIST OF VENDORS HERE



DON'T FORGET TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE TEACHER & STAFF EXPERIENCES RAFFLE!

Teacher Experience Raffle tickets are available online until Dec 6, and on-site Dec 8.

Raffle items include:
A Pizza Eating Challenge vs. Principal Foreman
A Guitar or Bass Lesson with Mr. Buckley
After School Mario Kart with Mr. Gioia
BUY TICKETS HERE


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SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE & SUPPORT PS 154!

If you buy a Christmas tree, buy it from FOLEY FIRS on 8th St. and 8th Ave. Mention PS 154, and they will donate minimum $10 to our school for every tree sold. Or order from www.foleyfirs.com — you can have the tree delivered for free and never leave your house!

  • open 7 days a week from 11/24 to 12/23

  • super-fresh trees, cut in southern Quebec just 1 week before Thanksgiving

  • 3 varieties of trees + wreaths and stands

  • FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP if your tree stand is set up (check with Foley Firs for delivery radius)

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! They just have to mention the school — and don't have to have a child at the school for us to benefit!



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MINTED

We're thrilled to share that Minted has extended our fundraising efforts through 12/09! Remember to use our promo code FUNDRAISEPS154WTS for 15% off your Minted Holiday cards and gift orders and 15% will be donated back to us! Shop at minted.com






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RESCHEDULED MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

FRI, DEC 14, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!






Volunteer for Morning School Yard Duty

You know our kids want to run and jump and play even in the cold. Sign up here:

Morning Volunteer






Kindergarten Registration

The application process for Kindergarten is completely on-line starting December 5, 2018 and ending January 14, 2019. Our school does not handle the initial registration. All children born in 2014 who live in New York City are eligible to apply for kindergarten placement in the 2019–20 school year. Families can submit the application via MySchools.nyc, over the phone at 718-935-2009, or in-person at a Family Welcome Center.

Find out more here: Kindergarten Enrollment


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CEC15 Holiday Toy & Book Drive


Please help CEC15 spread some Holiday Cheer by donating toys and books for students ages 9-12 to the P.S. 676 Holiday Toy Drive.  Donations will be gratefully accepted from now until December 18.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 4 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed (especially starting at 11:30 am) - Sign Up
Dec 4 - Picture Retake Day + 5th Grade Cap & Gown Photos (retakes only for those who missed the first day
Dec 4 - CEC meeting: Choosing ELL Programs at PS 230 425 McDonald Ave, 6:30 pm
Dec 5 AT PS 321: Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children at 6:30pm RSVP info below
Dec 6 - Parenting Book Club, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Dec 7 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am (announcements in the MMR at 8:25 am)
Dec 8 - Winter Fair, 12-4 pm
Dec 11 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Dec 12 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 6:30 pm
Dec 12 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - FULL
Dec 14 - Movie Night Rescheduled! 6:30 pm showtime
Dec 17 - Tiny Scientist Assembly
Dec 18 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am
Dec 18 - Dec 21 - New-to-You Book Fair
Dec 24 - Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


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SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE & SUPPORT PS 154!

If you buy a Christmas tree, buy it from FOLEY FIRS on 8th St. and 8th Ave. Mention PS 154, and they will donate minimum $10 to our school for every tree sold. Or order from www.foleyfirs.com — you can have the tree delivered for free and never leave your house!

  • open 7 days a week from 11/24 to 12/23

  • super-fresh trees, cut in southern Quebec just 1 week before Thanksgiving

  • 3 varieties of trees + wreaths and stands

  • FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP if your tree stand is set up (check with Foley Firs for delivery radius)

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! They just have to mention the school — and don't have to have a child at the school for us to benefit!


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MINTED

We're thrilled to share that Minted has extended our fundraising efforts through 12/09! Remember to use our promo code, FUNDRAISEPS154WTS for 15% off your Minted Holiday cards and gift orders and 15% will be donated back to us! Shop at minted.com




PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, DEC 6 AT 6:30 PM

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


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WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 8, 12-4 PM

A cozy winter festival for the family!

FREE Admission and $1 tickets for Games, Crafts, Food, and Treats

Come enjoy our Student Performances and Brooklyn Game Lab’s BATTLE LAB DUEL

Get your holiday shopping done with our Silent Auction and Teacher experience raffle plus a NEW local holiday market, featuring a Terrace Books pop-up shop.

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

The $40 session fee goes to the school! *Prints, files, and gifts are additional*

QUESTIONS? Email help@stompinggroundphoto.com

BOOK A SESSION

VOLUNTEER!

Please help us make Winter Fair happen!  We need you to help turn our school into candy land, help our kids with craft projects, and serve our community food.  All volunteers will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card!

SIGN UP

CONSIDER AN AUCTION DONATION

Remember, this auction is one of the biggest ways we raise funds for our school.  If you have something to donate, please email Auction Chair Karen Sarraga at ksarraga@gmail.com!

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RESCHEDULED MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

FRI, DEC 14, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!



COMMUNITY EVENTS

PS 10 Chess Tournament!

Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
at PS 10, 511 7th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215

Do you have children who love to play chess?  Do they want to play in a tournament?

If your child knows how to play and wants to compete, there is a group for them. Kindergarten to 12th grade! The players’ schedule is organized by rating, and if this is the child’s first time, the rating system groups the kids in the beginner group. There is a lot more information on the registration form!

Register here:  https://impactcoachingnetwork.wufoo.com/forms/r1jawfcm01j5vfp/


RAISING RESILIENCE: THE WISDOM AND SCIENCE OF HAPPY FAMILIES AND THRIVING CHILDREN

Wednesday, Dec 5, 6:30 pm
at PS 321,
180 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

A growing body of research supports the idea that practicing generosity, kindness, honesty, determination, and patience leads to resilience and happiness. With his expertise in mindfulness and psychology, Dr. Christopher Willard, PSYD, offers a profound exploration of how to cultivate a mindful family amidst the chaos of our modern world, planting compassionate and wise seeds for our children and our future.

RSVP here ($5 suggested donation)

Open to the public; free childcare for grade-school-age children

Weekly Newsletter

Nov 26-30 - Sustainability Committee Textile Drive
Nov 28 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - FULL
Nov 29 - “The Talk” Sex Ed 2.0, Parent Workshop, 6 pm in the MMR
Dec 4 - Armory Visit, Grades 2-5 VOLUNTEER
Dec 4 - Picture Retake Day + 5th Grade Cap & Gown Photos (retakes only for those who missed the first day)Dec 6 - Parent Book Club, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Dec 7 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am (announcements in the MMR at 8:25 am)
Dec 8 - Winter Fair, 12-4 pm
Dec 11 - SLT Meeting, 4 pm
Dec 12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Dec 12 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - FULL
Dec 14 - Movie Night Rescheduled! 6:30 pm
Dec 17 - Tiny Scientist Assembly
Dec 18 - Armory Visit,
Grades 2-5 VOLUNTEER
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 18 - 21 - New to You Book Sale
Dec 24 - Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break



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SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE & SUPPORT PS 154!

If you buy a Christmas tree, buy it from FOLEY FIRS on 8th St. and 8th Ave.Mention PS 154, and they will donate minimum $10 to our school for every tree sold. Or order from www.foleyfirs.com — you can have the tree delivered for free and never leave your house!

  • open 7 days a week from 11/24 to 12/23

  • super-fresh trees, cut in southern Quebec just 1 week before Thanksgiving

  • 3 varieties of trees + wreaths and stands

  • FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP if your tree stand is set up (check with Foley Firs for delivery radius)

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! They just have to mention the school — and don't have to have a child at the school for us to benefit!



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PS 154 GEAR MAKES GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!

ORDER BY MON, NOV 26 FOR DELIVERY BEFORE WINTER BREAK

Our PS 154 gear — including new t-shirts, mugs, and stainless tumblers — makes great holiday gifts for grandparents! Or order some for your own family!

We won't be stocking these, so order online, and we'll make gear especially for you! Orders will be delivered to your child in class by Dec 21.


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ORDER HOLIDAY CARDS WITH MINTED — GET 15% OFF & EARN MONEY FOR PS 154!

ORDER BY NOVEMBER 30th

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


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SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE TEXTILE DRIVE

NOV 26-30 IN THE MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the waste stream — and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. Join the PTA’s Sustainability Committee in collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Take the opportunity to recycle unneeded stuff AND help raise money for our kids: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected!

What we can accept: clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. We cannot accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

Collection bins are located in MMR.


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GIVING TUESDAY AT PS 154

NOVEMBER 27th - or today!

This day is a national movement that encourages holiday giving, rather than just spending. This year, the PS 154 PTA invites you to take this opportunity to help raise funds for the most important non-profit in your life: your child’s education.

Historically, only about one third of our community has contributed to our Annual Fund - and this year, we are striving for 100% participation. The strength of our community is one of the most wonderful aspects of our school.

READ MORE HERE.




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

THURS, NOV 29, 6:30 - 8 PM

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

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

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

MORE INFO




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SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES AND CAP & GOWN PHOTOS

TUES, DEC 4

If you would like your child's Stomping Ground Photo's to be retaken on December 4, please fill out this form by Tuesday, 11/27 - RETAKE FORM

5th graders will have their cap and gown pictures taken on retake day also.



PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

THURS, DEC 6 AT 6:30 PM

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



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WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 8, 12-4 PM

A cozy winter festival for the family!

FREE Admission and $1 tickets for Games, Crafts, Food, and Treats

Come enjoy our Student Performances and Brooklyn Game Lab’s BATTLE LAB DUEL

Get your holiday shopping done with our Silent Auction and Teacher experience raffle plus a NEW local holiday market, featuring a Terrace Books pop-up shop.

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

The $40 session fee goes to the school! *Prints, files, and gifts are additional*

QUESTIONS? Email help@stompinggroundphoto.com

BOOK A SESSION

VOLUNTEER!

Please help us make Winter Fair happen!  We need you to help turn our school into candy land, help our kids with craft projects, and serve our community food.  All volunteers will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card!

SIGN UP

CONSIDER AN AUCTION DONATION

Remember, this auction is one of the biggest ways we raise funds for our school.  If you have something to donate, please email Auction Chair Karen Sarraga at ksarraga@gmail.com!





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RESCHEDULED MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

FRI, DEC 14, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!

$5 per person (over age 3)

$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!