June is busy! Check the school calendar so you don’t miss anything!
No school for students on Monday, June 12. Enjoy the long weekend!
June 12 - Clerical Day - No School for Students
June 13 - PTA Exec Board Meeting (Home of Jodi Harris)
June 14 - 5th Grade v. Teacher Kickball Game
June 15 - 5th Grade Ballroom Performance, 6pm at K-280
June 16 - 2nd Grade NYC Performance, 9am
June 16 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale details
June 19 - 4th Grade Hip-Hop Share, 9am
June 19 - Community Board 7 Meeting at PS154, 6:30pm details
June 20 - 5th Grade Graduation (Bishop Ford)
June 22 - Diversity Committee, 6:30pm
June 22 - K-101 & K-201 Stepping Up
June 23 - K-110 & K-210 Stepping Up
June 23 - 5th Grade Class Picnic
June 26 - Eid al Fitr - No School
June 26 - PS 154 at the Cyclones, 6pm details
June 28 - Last Day of School, 11:30am Dismissal
ORDER MASCOT DESIGN TEES & SWEATSHIRTS FOR KIDS & ADULTS BY SUNDAY, JUNE 11!
By popular demand, we’ve made our PS 154 mascot shirt design available for special order. Order adult tees, kids’ tees and sweatshirts by THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 11, and we’ll deliver to your child by the end of the school year! Order here.
PS 154’S 2ND ANNUAL FATHER'S DAY COOKIE SALE
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 8:20 AM – 4 PM
The sale is a great way to show appreciation for fathers — or anyone who deserves a treat — and raise some money for PTA programming! Each class will have the chance to shop the sale during the school day. Please consider sending your child in with some spending money. Cookies are $5 each and are kosher, peanut and tree nut free, and made in a peanut and tree nut free facility.
BROOKLYN CYCLONES - MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!
MONDAY, JUNE 26
The deadline for paper form sales has passed, but you can order ONLINE until JUNE 14! We’ve sold so many tickets that Principal Havlik is invited to throw the first pitch!
5:30 pm Gate opens; 6:15 Pre-game “School Spirit Parade” around the field, 7:00 pm GAME TIME!
AFTER SCHOOL TALENT SHOW
We were so proud to see so many of the kids involved in our After School program participate in the talent show last weekend. From singing and dancing, storytelling, and rollerskating, the kids displayed such courage, poise, and skill. Thank you to Barbara McGouran, Heather Swain, Coach Sean, Miss Hannah and all of the After School program instructors for organizing! Some great pics from PS 154 dad Jason Roth are here.
CHESS TOURNAMENT WRAP UP
Thank you to parent Tina March and PS 154’s chess instructor, Jairo Moreira, for organizing another great chess tournament for the kids last weekend! Big congratulations to our winners — your skills, focus, and determination paid off!
Kindergarten: Brian Lam and Benjamin Colt
1st Graders: Jonah Barazani, Carter Shapiro and Hayden OConnor
2nd-3rd: Jeremy Oppenzato
4th-5th: Kento Carrera
COMMUNITY BOARD 7 - BIKE LANE VOTE (Transportation Committee)
JUNE 19 @ 6:30pm in the PS 154 MMR
Our Community Board 7 will meet at PS 154 THIS COMING MONDAY for a presentation by the DOT on the proposed bike lanes for 10th & 11th Aves. Are you a PS154 family that lives on 11th or 10th Ave? Please contact Anne Lanier ASAP at email@example.com.
Following the presentation and comments from the public, the committee will vote to approve the bike lanes – which will then go to a vote by the full committee 2 days later on Wednesday, June 21st.
Last fall, more than 500 of you signed a petition to encourage the DOT to enact traffic calming measures. This bike lane proposal is a direct result of activism by our school community for the safety of our children. However, the bike lane still requires a vote from our local community board. If you happen to live on 10th Ave or 11th Ave, your voice will be particularly important to the committee.
As bike lanes remain unpopular with some people in our district, we expect to hear strong opposition. But there is good news for all! Here's what the bike lanes will bring to Windsor Terrace:
1. We will not lose a single parking space on either avenue. In fact we will gain up to 19 spaces as the DOT will add parking on the bridge.
2. Bike lanes will narrow the avenues, which will reduce speeding and accidents.
3. Bike lanes will improve safety and accessibility for all bikers, big and small.
4. The project implementation is quick and painless to the community.
5. This project has the full support of both Council Member Brad Lander and Assembly Member Robert Carroll.
We hope to see you on the 19th! Questions or ideas? Please contact Anne Lanier firstname.lastname@example.org
AROUND THE CITY FUN & FREE
OUTDOORS FOR AUTISM
You bring a blanket, we'll bring the fun! INCLUDEnyc invites you to our very first Outdoors for Autism. Join us June 10th at Morningside Park from 11 AM - 3 PM for an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and connection. There will be sporting events, music, arts activities, informational resources, and more. Click here to register. Hope to see you there! Details
CENTRAL BROOKLYN ARTS & CULTURE WEEKEND
The Central Brooklyn Arts & Culture Weekend begins with “Movie Night Under the Stars” on Saturday June 10th and ends on Sunday, June 11th with the main festival, which will start at the famed Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch at Grand Army Plaza and continue along the Eastern Parkway corridor from Flatbush Avenue to Washington Avenue. This route is home to the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, the spectacular Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the world-famed Brooklyn Museum, and Ronald E. McNair Park. Additionally, art, crafts, and featured performances will be provided by the Prospect Park Zoo, the Jewish Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the New York Aquarium. Details
Viewpoints: Latin America in Photographs
Visit the New York Public Library, Astor Hall to view over 100 images from the 1860s through the present. The exhibition, drawn exclusively from the Library’s immense Photography Collection, is the first devoted solely to the subject of Latin America. The exhibit is open until June 28th. Find out more here.