Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.
Nov 6 - No School for Students - Election Day!
Nov 8 - Red Hawk Native American All School Assembly
Nov 12 - No School - Veterans Day
Nov 13 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Nov 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8 am
Nov 13 - SLT
Nov 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am Dismissal - See Below
Nov 16 - Movie Night
Nov 19 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Nov 22&23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - RSVP
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: HAPPY HOUR AT HAMILTON’S
WED, NOV 7, 6-9 PM
Calling all parents! Let’s get together for a night out, and support our kids’ school at the same time! Meet at Hamilton’s on Ft. Hamilton Parkway for drinks and snacks — 50% of every drink ticket goes to support our school.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
THURS, NOV 15, DISMISSAL AT 11:30 am
Forms are being sent home via backpack by Monday with more information about making an appointment for this date.
Please note, it is difficult to meet with everyone in the short time teachers are given for this. Teachers are allotted a limited amount of time on this day to discuss your child's progress so we are asking that you arrive on time to your appointments. If you are late, you will most likely have to reschedule for another date. If you have other concerns that aren't able to be discussed, please send a note to your teacher to meet at another time.
In addition, if you cannot meet on November 15 during the times available (12:30–2:30 pm or 4:30-7:30 pm), please make alternate arrangements directly with your teachers. Throughout the year, dedicated time for parents to conference with teachers is on Tuesdays after school. You can contact your child’s teacher for more information about this parent time.
You can contact your teacher directly if you have questions, or contact our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2
FRI, NOV 16, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR
PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!
$5 per person (over age 3)
$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!
PTA GENERAL MEETING + A PARENTING TALK
Mon, Nov 19 at 6:30 pm in the MMR
Pizza + Babysitting available for school-aged children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.
Highlights will include a SEE Committee update:
Renaming the SEE Committee
SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) — what is it, exactly, and does my kid need it?
Upcoming programming: monthly parenting talks, book club
AND a parenting talk, "Raising your child's EQ," by Jane Bliss Birk, Leadership Coach and Facilitator SEE Committee Co-chair & 4th grade parent
Emotional intelligence is a hot topic for adults and children alike. Science is showing us that a person’s ability to manage his/her emotions (Emotional Intelligence Quotient - EQ) determines the quality of his life more fundamentally than IQ. Let’s look at what happens to the brain during meltdowns and tantrums (of both the adult and kid variety) and practice tools to calm the storm and raise EQ for more peaceful, productive exchanges with our kids.
ORDER HOLIDAY CARDS WITH MINTED AND EARN MONEY FOR PS 154!
Thank you to PS 154 families who participated in Tea School Days and Box Tops for Education. We were able to generate $668 in additional income to help fund important programs and initiatives!
PS 154 has teamed up with Minted's holiday fundraising program! During the month of November families can order their holiday cards and gift purchases using our unique promotional code FUNDRAISEPS154WTS and get 15% off. Minted will donate 15% of all proceeds back to our school! Offer is valid 11/01 through 11/30.
PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB
THURS, DEC 6 AT 6:30 PM
*Please* join us for the second club meeting! The book is Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence, by Lawrence J. Cohen. We will have 90 minutes to share our thoughts and ideas, and then can continue socializing off site at a TBD location once our time is up.