FRIDAY NEWSLETTER

COMING UP

Mar 20 - Set up for Science Fair (Volunteer
Mar 20 - Lost & Found Donated - Check it out by Monday morning
Mar 21 - Fairway Double Day
(rescheduled from snow)
Mar 23 - Science Fair Open House, 6 - 7:30pm
Mar 23 - Free Parent Education Event at PS 10: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race” RSVP
Mar 24 - Jump-a-thon for Jump Rope for Heart

Mar 24 - Movie Night! - The Lorax! 
Mar 30 - Diversity Committee, 6:30 pm
Mar 31 - Green envelope surveys due!
Apr 4 - Parenting Skills Presentation (details below), 6:30 pm
Apr 20 - PTA General Meeting - Nominate someone for the Exec Board!, 8:30 am
Apr 25 - Armory Day - volunteer link coming soon
Apr 26 - Poetry Extravaganza!
Apr 27 - Diversity Committee, 6:30 pm
Apr 28 - STEM Day (4th & 5th)

Follow our SCHOOL CALENDAR here!

RAFFLEMANIA THANK YOUS!

RaffleMania was a blast and we raised almost $22,000, nearly 7K more than our budgeted $15,000! Thanks to all the teachers, staff, parents, and friends for joining us, and to all volunteers for pulling it off! This was a gargantuan effort by a rockstar group.

  • Monica Hampton and Crystal Orraca, our RaffleMania event chairs, worked harder than you can possibly imagine for many months.

  • Anna Patscha, our PTA Chair of Auctions, worked tirelessly to procure that HUGE list of prizes.

  • Nicole Brier, our PTA Chair of Events, powered through as she always does, but this time with a twisted ankle!

  • Erin Mears, Jorge Mouro, and Sarah Kagan prepared a delicious dinner for all. And thank you Jodi Harris and Abby Moskowitz for the emergency use of your ovens!

  • Anthony Crep kept his booming voice and sense of humor hour after hour.

  • Greg Bloxham lit up the room (literally!).

  • Emily O’Connor’s creativity transformed the space into a fiesta.

  • Jane Tulbovich of JT chocolates made lovely and delicious confections.

  • Alex Costas procured the liquor sponsorship.

  • Jeremiah Fox contributed the sound system.

  • Jenny Robinson Hartley & Amy Tanaka, our treasurers, counted a LOT of $!

A huge team of many parent volunteers worked tirelessly for hours to prepare, run, and tear down the event:
Jennifer Lipari, Lisa Rochlin, Gretchen Aguiar, Elizabeth Evangelista, Zoë Kashner, Darla Dickey, Erica Smilevski, Meghan Williams, Laurel Edmonson, Allison Eisen-Kiener, Jodi Harris, Maggie Ross, Priya Patel, Anne Lanier, Samantha Liskow, Missy Muellich, Diana Yeo, Nicola Salvage, Beth Shapiro, Jenny Robinson-Hartley, Amy May, Ula Bochinska, Deirdre Read, Ruth Lanne, Teri Ferguson Roth, Jenni Cook, Christine Ponder, Rachel Garrahan, Deirdre Read, Valeria Bloom, Nicole Brier, Alex Costas, Sarah Plutzer, Susannah Voigt, Amy Tanaka, Adam Schaper, Josh Newville, Virginia Jarvis, Jody Mosley, Meg Moorhouse, Brooke Hunt, Joanne Derwin, and Christopher Kelly. We know there were more of you, but we don’t have your names on the sign-up forms, so if you helped and don’t see your name—thank you too!

Science Night in the MMR
Thursday March 23, 6pm

Check out the science projects created by our 3rd-5th graders!

Jump Rope for Heart
Friday, March 24, during the school day

Get your donations in for this terrific fundraising event organized by Ms. Moore. Last year, we raised thousands to support the fight against heart disease. Donate online to sponsor your child or send in checks made out to the American Heart Association.

 

Movie Night: The Lorax
Friday, March 24

Doors open at 6:15, movie starts at 6:30pm

Enjoy our LAST movie night of the school year. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Plus, pizza, hot dogs, cookies, drinks and more for sale. Join us!

 

A Parenting Skills Presentation by Parent Educator Shelly Macdonald
April 4, 7-8:30pm

This interactive parenting solutions presentation—organized by the Social and Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of the PTA of 154, will be taught by an NYC parent educator/coach, Shelly Macdonald, who bases her teachings on the popular and effective parenting book, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.” More information here.

 

PTA Exec Board Nominations
April 20 8:30am

Nominee yourself or someone else for the PTA exec board. Join a group of committed parents who work to plan community events and fundraisers, and support programming. We especially need a new Treasurer and a new Events Chair Elect. No experience necessary, just a willingness to help our school thrive. More info here.

 

Call Governor Cuomo to Support Public Education

Our school is owed $900,000! Please take 1 minute to call - here’s how!

 

STEM DAY
April 28th 8:45-11am

Are you or do you know a science, technology, engineering and/or math professional?  Our 4th & 5th Graders would love to interview you and find out more about what you do. Please contact Theodore Muth (5th grade parent) if you or someone you know can help either as a STEM professional and/or with setup of the day.