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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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