Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Oct 13 - TODAY! Garden Harvest, 2:45-4 pm (info below)
Oct 16 - Box Tops Deadline (info below)
Oct 17 - School Tour for incoming families, RSVP
Oct 18 - Picture Day
Oct 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5-8 pm We need your help! Sign up here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am 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 (info 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. (info below)

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar.
 

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TODAY: PS 154 GARDEN HARVEST DAY

FRI, OCT 13, 2:45-4 pm

Our fabulously green garden committee will serve food prepared from 154’s very own herbs and vegetables.  Stick around after school to sample delicious and healthy fare that’s as local as it gets!

Also, the Garden Committee needs volunteers for each class. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Garden Committee Chair Rhonda Ebbesen at PTA_Info@ps154.org.

 

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PS 154 CARES

Thank you for the help with our canned food drive and the battery and personal care drive. This is what we are doing next: Starting October 16th, we will collect baby food and diapers. Please bring to the MMR.


SCHOOL LUNCH IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS

New York City now provides free lunch for all school children including those at PS 154. You can see our lunch menu for October here and can always access it via the “What’s for Lunch?” link on our homepage.
 


TEA SCHOOL DAYS
SHOP, SAVE, AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!

OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2017

You still have a few days to participate in this fundraiser. Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (not teacollection.com) through Oct 16 and enter promo code SDF17PTAPS154 at checkout.
 

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BOX TOPS DEADLINE IS OCT 16

We're now collecting box tops for the fall submission deadline: Mon, Oct 16! Each one collected earns a donation for our school. Here's how you can help:

- Look for the Box Tops logo on dozens of products. Here's a complete list.
- Clip the logos before you toss your empty packages, then collect them in a ziplock bag or envelope. (Be sure to take out any expired ones.)  
- Place them in the bin in Ms. Guzzi's office.
 

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BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 5-8 PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!

GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND YOU CAN USE OUR SPECIAL WILL CALL LINE!

Buy tickets and Boo Bucks here.
We need your help! Sign up here.

 

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PTA MEETING

TUES, OCT 24, 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 $1000 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.
     

NOVEMBER FAMILY FRIDAY:
SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY

FRI, NOV 3, 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.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

October 9 - Columbus Day (SCHOOL CLOSED on Monday)
October 9-16 - Tea School Days Fundraiser info below
October 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit (Volunteers Needed: Sign Up)
Oct 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” All seats have already been reserved, but please put yourself on the waitlist.
Oct 13 - School Garden Harvest, 2:45-4 pm
Oct 16 - Box Tops Deadline info below
Oct 17 - School Tour for incoming families, RSVP
Oct 18 - Picture Day info below
Oct 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5-8 pm We need your help! Sign up here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am in the Cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, (Volunteers Needed: Sign Up)
Nov 3  - Family Friday, 8:35-9:15 am

 

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PS 154 Cares: PUERTO RICO DRIVE

Thank you for the help with our canned food drive. This is what we are doing next:
Starting October 9th,  we will collect personal toiletries & batteries (any size).
Starting October 16th, we will collect baby food and diapers.
Please drop off in the MMR.
 

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TEA SCHOOL DAYS:
SHOP, SAVE, AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!

OCTOBER 9 - 16

Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (not teacollection.com) between Oct 9 - 16 and enter promo code SDF17PTAPS154 at checkout.
 

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PS 154 GARDEN HARVEST DAY

FRI, OCT 13, 2:45 - 4 PM

Our fabulously green garden committee will serve food prepared from 154’s very own herbs and vegetables.  Stick around after school to sample delicious and healthy fare that’s as local as it gets!

Also, the Garden Committee needs volunteers for each class. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Garden Committee Chair Rhonda Ebbesen at PTA_Info@ps154.org.
 

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BOX TOPS DEADLINE

DUE DATE: MON, Oct 16

We're now collecting box tops for the fall submission deadline! Each one collected earns a donation for our school! Here's how you can help:
- Look for the Box Tops logo on dozens of products. Here's a complete list
- Clip the logos before you toss your empty packages, then collect them in a ziplock bag or envelope. (Be sure to take out any expired ones.)  
- Place them in the bin in Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR. 
 


PICTURE DAY

WED, OCT 18

Mark your calendars! This year we will use a new company, Stomping Ground

We need two volunteers to help! If you're able, please contact Abby Palanca at abbypalancapta@gmail.com.
 

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BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 5-8 PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean! 

GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND YOU CAN USE OUR SPECIAL WILL CALL LINE! 

Buy tickets and Boo Bucks here.

We need your help! Sign up here.

Weekly Newsletter

Dear PS 154 Community,

This week, we have completed elections for our 2017-2018 parent leaders on the PTA of PS 154’s Executive Board and the School Leadership Team. We’d like to extend a big welcome to our new members. We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who ran for a position. Please reach out if you’d like to be involved in any way, and we will find a niche spot for you that is fun, rewarding, and matters to our school.

Sincerely,
Zoë Kashner and Nicole Brier
PTA_Info@ps154.org
 

WELCOME


NEW PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS:

Chair of Programs: Jackie Delamatre
Chair of Auctions and Sponsorships: Jaymie Hilimire Kelly
Members at Large: Jessica Olshen, Jessica Wright, Karen Sarraga-Russell, Jennifer Banks, and Regina Colacino
The Complete PTA Board can be found here.


NEW SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM PARENTS:

Roberto Herrera (2-year position)
Lisa Tazartes (1-year position)
The Complete School Leadership Team can be found here.


Please read meeting minutes from this week:

SLT Meeting Minutes from September 26, 4:30pm
PTA General Minutes from September 27, 6:30pm


COMING UP

Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Oct 9-16 - Tea School Days Fundraiser info below
Oct 10 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit (sign-up coming soon)
Oct 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race.” All seats have already been reserved, but please put yourself on the waitlist.
Oct 13 - School Garden Harvest, 2:45-4pm
Oct 14 - Self-Defense for Kids & Tweens info below
Oct 17 - School tour for incoming families, RSVP: dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov
Oct 18 - Picture Day
Oct 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5pm We need your help! Sign up here. Tickets here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am in the cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit, (sign-up coming soon)

 

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HELP OUR NEIGHBOR SCHOOL — PS 130!

PS 130 PTA Book Sale
Oct 1, 10-2 pm, PS 130 Lower School

This sale has GREAT deals (all books are under $2, most $1 or less). They will be accepting donations of gently used books from the community on SATURDAY SEPT 30, at the PS 130 Lower School back entrance from 9-1. They especially appreciate chapter books. Clear out your shelves, and tell friends and neighbors!

 

COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

MEETING TUES, OCT 3, 8:30 am

Please join the Committee to Support Students with Special Needs at Elk Cafe on PPSW, Tuesday 10/3 after morning drop off, around 8:30am. We will discuss ideas to ensure the needs of our students with learning differences are being met. Come with an idea or just to listen! Contact Committee Chair Nicole Brier with any questions.

 

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TEA SCHOOL DAYS:
SHOP, SAVE, AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!

OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2017

Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (not teacollection.com) between Oct 9 - 16 and enter promo code SDF17PTAPS154 at checkout.

 

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PS 154 GARDEN HARVEST DAY

Fri, Oct 13, 2:45 - 4 pm

Our fabulously green garden committee will serve food prepared from 154’s very own herbs and vegetables.  Stick around after school to sample delicious and healthy fare that’s as local as it gets!

Also, the Garden Committee needs volunteers for each class. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Garden Committee Chair Rhonda Ebbesen at PTA_Info@ps154.org.
 


SELF-DEFENSE FOR KIDS AND TWEENS

SAT, OCT 14, 1:30-2:30PM

Your child will learn how to:
Remove someone's grip, use their voice more effectively, and get someone off of them safely and effectively

Classes taught by a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Open to children in grades 1 through 5. All proceeds for this event benefit the PTA of PS 154! You do not need to be a PS 154 student to attend.

at Sun Dojo, 1256 Prospect Avenue between Reeve & Greenwood, Brooklyn

$20 per child
ENROLL YOUR CHILD

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BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 2017, 5-8 PM at PS 154

Dress in costume and enjoy a DJ dance party, a visit to the witches den, crafts, games, yummy food, and much more!

GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND YOU CAN USE OUR SPECIAL WILL CALL LINE!

Buy tickets and Boo Bucks here.

We need your help! Sign up here.
 

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PTA THANK YOUS

Last Sunday, October 24, we had our first Schoolyard Potluck and Play event. Local band Moona Luna was rocking, kids were playing, grown ups were chatting. And the food was great! What a pleasure to see new and older families getting to know each other. Thank you to everyone who attended–PS 154 is great because of you.

Thank you to the PTA Diversity Committee for sponsoring this event. And many thanks to event chair Anne Lanier, and to Kandace Greller, Diana Yeo, James Hernandez, and Kent Lanier for the help with set-up and cleanup.


GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org

ARE YOU WILLING AND ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PTA ANNUAL FUND?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.

CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Weekly Newsletter

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DON’T MISS Schoolyard Potluck and Play – TOMORROW!

Sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee
Sun, Sept 24, 4-7pm

kids play • parents chat
FREE – leave your wallet at home!
Featuring a 5pm performance by Latin kiddie band Moona Luna to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)

Bring a dish to share that reflects your own family's culture, along with a label listing ingredients. Sign up here.

 

COMING UP

September 24 - Schoolyard Potluck and Play, 4-7pm
September 27 - PTA General Meeting, 6pm: Potluck Snacks, 6:30pm: Meeting and Elections (info here)
September 28 - CEC Meeting, 5:30pm - 8:30pm at PS 261
October 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser
October 6 - Family Friday, 8:35-9:15 am
October 9 - Columbus Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Oct 9-16 - Tea School Days Fundraiser (info below)
October 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Amory Visit (sign-up coming soon)
October 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” Register for Wait List.
October 13 - School Garden Harvest 2:45-4 pm (info below)
October 18 - Picture Day (details to come)
October 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
October 21 - Boo Bash, 5-8 pm (info below)

 

A Message from Our District 15 Parent Leaders (Community Education Council)

Read the CEC Welcome letter to learn more about the CEC and get the details for a September 28 meeting that you can attend. Reach out to our own PTA President Elect and CEC member Nicole Brier with any questions about the CEC.

 


TEA SCHOOL DAYS
SHOP, SAVE, AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!

OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2017

Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! We will send out the promo code soon. Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com between Oct 9 and 16.

 

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TALKING ABOUT RACE FOR PARENTS: Raising Children for Racial Justice

Wed, Oct 12, 2017, 6:30-8pm in the MMR

Brought to you by the PTA of PS 154 Diversity Committee

Presentation by Staff from Border Crossers, a national organization that trains educators and parents to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our schools and communities. While all tickets to this event have already been reserved, we encourage you to sign up for the wait list in case of cancellations.
 

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PS 154 Garden Harvest Day

FRI, OCT 13, 2:45-4 pm

Our fabulously green garden committee will serve food prepared from 154’s very own herbs and vegetables.  Stick around after school to sample delicious and healthy fare that’s as local as it gets!

Also, the Garden Committee needs a Volunteer Garden Parent for each class. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Garden Committee Chairperson Rhonda Ebbesen at PTA_Info@ps154.org

 

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BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 2017, 5-8 PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!
 

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GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

Would you like to get involved this year? We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org.


Are you willing and able to contribute to our PTA Annual Fund?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.


CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

DON'T MISS CURRICULUM NIGHT!
TUES, SEPT 19, 5-8 pm

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

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


COMING UP

TODAY - Pajama, Movie and Play, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 5:45 pm Help Needed!
September 18 - Advocacy Skills for Parents, 6:45 pm info
Sept 19 - Fairway Double Day info
September 19 - Curriculum Night, 5-8 pm
September 21 - 22 - SCHOOL IS CLOSED
September 24 - NEW EVENT! Schoolyard Potluck and Play 4-7 pm.
Sign up here.
September 27 - PTA General Meeting, 6 pm (potluck), 6:30 pm (meeting and elections)
October 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser Deadline for tix Weds 9/20
October 6 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
October 9 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Columbus Day
October 10 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit
(sign-up coming soon)
October 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race.” Reserve your free ticket

 


ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS

MON, SEP 18, 2017, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the MMR

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with healthcare. This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs — all parents are invited whether their children are typically developing or have special needs. Learn essential elements of advocacy parents need to resolve disagreements in any system, including entitlements, business, medical or education. Presentation by INCLUDEnyc and is free admission. Please RSVP here.

 


FAIRWAY DOUBLE DAY

Tues Sep 19, 2017, all day

Fairway Community Partners cards went home in backpacks this week. Present your card at checkout to get a 3% donation to our school. Also see this month's Fairway eblast, which includes information on a gift card sweepstakes and this month's Double Day (Tuesday, September 19), when all donations will be doubled.


 


SCHOOLYARD POTLUCK AND PLAY

SUN, SEP 24, 2017, 4 – 7 PM in the Schoolyard and Cafeteria

Sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee
kids play • parents chat • free – leave your wallet at home!
Featuring a 5pm performance by Latin kiddie band Moona Luna to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Bring a dish to share that reflects your own family's culture, along with a label listing ingredients. Sign up here.
 


PTA MEETING AND ELECTIONS

WED, SEP 27, 2017, 6 PM Potluck Snacks, 6:30PM Meeting

Hear from Acting Principal Buckley, Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger, and your PTA Executive Board members.

We will vote on the 2017-2018 PTA budget—more than $200K in school programs—WOW!  Your donations and volunteer efforts make it happen. Hear about our goals for the year, see what events are being planned, and get involved. We will elect new PTA Executive Board members and new School Leadership Team (SLT) members.

PTA decisions are made by you, the parent body; we hope you will come and vote. More info here.

 


PS 154 JETS DAY

SUN, OCT 1, 2017, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Join your friends from school to cheer on the Jets!

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS WED, SEPT 20.

More info here.


 


TALKING ABOUT RACE FOR PARENTS: Raising Children for Racial Justice

THURS, Oct 12, 6:30-8 pm in the MMR

Brought to You by the PTA of PS 154 Diversity Committee

Presentation by Staff from Border Crossers, a national organization that trains educators and parents to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our schools and communities.

RSVP at PS154.org/diversity-committee


 


BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 5 PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!


GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org.


ARE YOU WILLING AND ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PTA ANNUAL FUND?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.


CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

ARRIVALS & DISMISSALS

REMINDER: Arrival and Dismissal Procedure: Check out the plan for Monday, School Day #3!

We’re back to our regular schedule. Please note, the schoolyard doors close promptly at 8:20am so if you arrive later, you will need to bring your child to the main entrance to sign in and pick up a late pass.


COMING UP

Sept 12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8am
Sept 15 - Pajama, Movie and Play, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 5:45pm info
Sept 18 - Advocacy Skills for Parents, 6:45pm info
Sept 19 - Curriculum Night, 5-8pm
Sept 21 - 22 - School is CLOSED
September 24 - NEW EVENT! Schoolyard Potluck and Play 4-7pm
Sept 27 - PTA General Meeting, 6pm (potluck) 6:30pm (meeting and elections) 
Oct 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser info
Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (school CLOSED)

 


BACK-TO-SCHOOL PAJAMA PARTY MOVIE NIGHT: SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

FRI, SEP 15, 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 5:45 pm FOR PLAY IN THE SCHOOLYARD, MOVIE STARTS AT 6:15pm

Pre-party in the schoolyard in pajamas and nightgowns, then enjoy an awesome movie in the MMR. Suggested donation $5 per person. Pizza, snacks, and treats for sale.
 


ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS
MON, SEP 18, 2017, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the MMR

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with healthcare. This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs — all parents are invited whether their children are typically developing or have special needs. Learn essential elements of advocacy parents need to resolve disagreements in any system, including entitlements, business, medical or education. Presentation by INCLUDEnyc and is free admission, please RSVP here.

 


SCHOOLYARD POTLUCK AND PLAY

SUN, SEP 24, 2017, 4 – 7 PM in the Schoolyard and Cafeteria

Sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee
kids play • parents chat • free – leave your wallet at home!
Featuring a 5pm performance by Latin kiddie band Moona Luna to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15). Bring a dish to share that reflects your own family's culture, along with a label listing ingredients.
 

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PTA MEETING AND ELECTIONS

WED, SEP 27, 2017, 6:00 PM Potluck Snacks 6:30PM Meeting

Hear from Acting Principal Buckley, Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger, and your PTA Executive Board members.

We will vote on the 2017-2018 PTA budget—more than $200K in school programs—WOW!  Your donations and volunteer efforts make it happen. Hear about our goals for the year, see what events are being planned, and get involved. We will elect new PTA Executive Board members and new School Leadership Team (SLT) members.

PTA decisions are made by YOU, the parent body; we hope you will come and vote. More info here.

 


PS 154 JETS DAY

SUN, OCT 1, 2017, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Join your friends from school to cheer on the Jets! DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS WED, SEPT 20. More info here.
 


BOO BASH!

SAT, OCT 21, 2017, 5PM at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?

We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD OR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM?

Elections will take place at our first PTA meeting on September 27, 6:30pm. More information here.

ARE YOU WILLING AND ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PTA ANNUAL FUND?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.

CURIOUS WHAT THE PTA SUPPORTS WITH THE MONEY WE RAISE?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

Dear PS 154 Families,

Welcome to another school year at the Windsor Terrace School! 

We know that it’s hard to keep track of everything happening at school, and we aim to help. We will be sending you key dates and information via our Weekly News e-blasts throughout the year.

For the latest information on what’s happening when, check out our constantly-updated PS 154 Calendar. Follow the directions on that page to add the school calendar to your own digital calendar.

We look forward to seeing you at school next week. Please review our Arrival & Dismissal procedures here.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about our school or our P.T.A.

Sincerely,

Debby Wattenbarger, PS 154 Parent Coordinator dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov
Zoë Kashner, President, and Nicole Brier, President-Elect, P.T.A. of PS 154  pta_info@ps154.org


COMING UP

Sept 6 - Kindergarten Orientation & Playdate info
Sept 7 - School Begins (½ day for Kindergarten)
Sept 12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8am
Sept 15 - Pajama, Movie and Play, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 5:45pm info
Sept 18 - Advocacy Skills for Parents, 6:45pm info
Sept 19 - Curriculum Night, 5-8pm
Sept 21 - 22 - School is CLOSED
Sept 27 - PTA General Meeting,
6pm (potluck) 6:30pm (meeting and elections) 
Oct 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser info
Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (school CLOSED)


SCHOOL & PTA EVENTS

 

KINDERGARTEN AFTER SCHOOL ORIENTATION AND ALL-KINDERGARTEN PLAYDATE
TUES, SEPT 6 IN THE SCHOOLYARD

At 9 am, our PTA After School Kindergarten Orientation will begin. Are you considering using our After School program for your kindergartener now or in the future? Join us.

At 10:30 am, we welcome all kindergarteners and their families to briefly meet the kindergarten teachers and then adjourn to the schoolyard for snacks and play until noon. Children are welcome with parents or babysitters, and siblings are also invited to attend.
 


BACK-TO-SCHOOL PAJAMA PARTY MOVIE NIGHT
FRI, SEPT 15

Doors open at 5:45pm for play in the schoolyard, Movie starts at 6:15pm

Pre-party in the schoolyard in pajamas and nightgowns, then enjoy an awesome movie in the MMR. Suggested donation $5 per person. Pizza, snacks, and treats for sale.
 


ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS
MON, SEPT 18, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the MMR

Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with healthcare. This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs — all parents are invited whether their children are typically developing or have special needs. Learn essential elements of advocacy parents need to resolve disagreements in any system, including entitlements, business, medical or education. Presentation by INCLUDEnyc and is free admission, please RSVP here.

This is especially relevant because of new legislation just signed by Governor Cuomo, which will instruct the State Department of Education to develop a guidance memorandum for schools, consistent with federal requirements, and inform schools that they may include the names of specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia in IEPs.
 


PS 154 JETS DAY
SUN, OCT 1, 1 PM

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Join your friends from school to cheer on the Jets! DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS WED, SEPT 20. More info here.
 


BOO BASH!
SAT, OCT 21, EVENING at PS 154

Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!


GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.


Would you like to get involved this year?

We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at pta_info@ps154.org

Would you like to join our PTA Executive Board or School Leadership Team?

Elections will take place at our first PTA meeting on September 27, 6:30pm. More information here.

Are you willing and able to contribute to our PTA Annual Fund?

You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.

Curious what the PTA supports with the money we raise?

Check our our PTA Programs.

Friday Newsletter

School’s out for Summer!

As you make your way to enjoy some fun in the sun, please take note that there is always time to learn. A few of my Parent Coordinator colleagues and I have put together a list of mostly free things for you to check out in NYC. This is by no means the only things in town, but a good start. See the guide

Health Watch

As you are out and about for the summer, please be safe in our parks and beyond the city and watch out for ticks. The CDC has an informational brochure you can read here: Lyme Disease

Class Assignments

If you haven't already, please email Debby your info so that she can send your child(ren)'s class assignments in August. If you don't email her, she’ll contact you via snail mail. All incoming K students will receive their class assignment letters via regular USPS mail.

Please email dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with:
Child’s Name
Current Class
Your Name 

Start of School

Mark your calendars for important dates at the start of the school year!

September 6 - Kindergarten Orientation & Playdate
September 7 - School Begins
(½ day for Kindergarten)
September 18 - Parent Workshop - Advocacy Skills
September 19 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30pm
September 21 - 22 - School Closed
September 26 - Curriculum Night, 5-8pm