Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.
Oct 5 - Movie Night
Oct 5-13 Halloween Costume Donations - Drop off in PTA Office
Oct 8 - School is Closed
Oct 8-15 Tea School Days
Oct 9 - Armory Visit for for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 11 - SEE Committee Parenting Book Club
Oct 12 - Kids vs. Parents Schoolyard Kickball Game, 6 pm
Oct 15 - PTA Diversity Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Oct 17 - School Picture Day
Oct 18 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - RSVP
Oct 19 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am, Please read Mr. Foreman’s message below
Oct 20 - Boo Bash
Oct 23 - PS 154 Safety Town Hall and PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Oct 23 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Oct 24 - Box Tops Due
Oct 25 - Committee to Support Students with Special Needs Hosts Principal Foreman, 6:30pm
A Message from Mr. Foreman…
In preparation of our first Family Friday event on 10/19 our teachers will be reading the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. This is a wonderful story of self-acceptance and incorporates many valuable opportunities for discussion focused on our 3 Cs (Courage, Curiosity and Caring). When you visit on the 19th we will be engaging in an art activity, aligned with the story, that involves coloring a rock that we will then place in our outside garden. Next week, please send your child in with a clean, adult palm sized rock.
Here is a link for a video reading of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989O0O_xc3o
On 10/10 we will be conducting a "Soft Lockdown" drill. Since this is the first of the year I wanted you to know in advance. Our teachers have begun to review procedures with their classrooms and are careful to not use any provocative language. When we discuss soft lockdowns we don't include specific "what if" scenarios. We simply tell the children that this drill is practiced in case there is a problem in the building and that it's important to stay in a secure place so that Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley can make sure that everyone is safe.
MOVIE NIGHT: WALL-E
FRI, OCT 5, 6:00-8:30PM IN THE MMR
Our beloved movie night series is back with a vengeance this year — get your pjs on and get ready for a night of cinematic sillies! Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, treats and drinks are served. And the kids can run around the schoolyard from 6-6:30 to get their wiggles out before the flick starts! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved and help out!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND HELP PS 154 EARN FREE MONEY!
TEA'S SCHOOL DAYS ARE BACK OCT 8-15!
When you shop teaschooldays.com, enter our special promotional code SDF18PS154 to receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping! Plus, Tea Collection donates back 15% of sales to our school!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Attention Parents! It's time to turn in your Box Tops! This program earns our school money for Box Top logos on all participating products.
Please submit to Ms. Guzzi's office in the MMR by Wed, Oct 24th. Kids can help by pasting on a box top clippings sheet that you can download here, or they can be put in a plastic baggie.
Thanks for your continued support!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE (SEE) COMMITTEE PRESENTS PARENTING BOOK CLUB
THURS, OCT 11, 6:30 PM IN THE MMR
This book club will serve as a safe, supportive discussion space for parents to learn new parenting philosophies and tools, and to share their parenting challenges and successes within the context of a chosen book. The books chosen will be aligned with the mission of the PS 154 SEE Committee: to support the social and emotional learning of our children and of those who teach and care for them. Our first book is Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene.
PARENTS VS. KIDS KICKBALL GAME
FRI, OCT 12, 6:00-8:00PM
A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours.
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Sat, Oct 20, 4:00-8:00 pm
PS 154’s magical halloween celebration is back! Come and experience the madness of a glow dance party, a schoolyard filled with spooky entertainment, a costume contest, crafts, games, and delicious treats! Help us plan for a fun event and…,
DONATE YOUR GENTLY LOVED HALLOWEEN COSTUMES NOW UNTIL 10/13
We’re accepting donations of costumes in good condition through Oct 13 for donation to the Kensington shelter. There is a DONATION BOX in the PTA office in the MMR.
PS 154 Safety Town Hall/PTA meeting
TUES, OCT 23, 8:30 AM
Please join us to review how PS 154 keeps our students safe, and to get updated on PTA events and fundraising. A pre-read will be sent a week prior to the meeting.
COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HOSTS PRINCIPAL FOREMAN
THURS, OCT 25, 6:30PM IN THE MMR
Principal Foreman will discuss:
P S 154 Support Services
Evaluations - how to get them and what happens
At-risk intervention services
IEPs vs 504s
How to read and interpret an IEP