Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

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 - School Leadership Team Meeting (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
- FULL
Nov 29 - “The Talk 2.0” Parent Workshop, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Dec 4 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5
Volunteers needed - Sign Up
Dec 6 - Parenting Book Club, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Dec 7 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
(announcements in the MMR at 8:25 am)
Dec 8 - Winter Fair, 12-4 pm



PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

THURS, NOV 15, DISMISSAL AT 11:30 AM

Appointment slips went home on Monday. Please return them as soon as possible.

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 dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.



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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!




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PTA GENERAL MEETING

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.








“THE TALK” SEX ED 2.0 - WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS - NOTE ADJUSTED TIME

THURS, NOV 29, 6:30 - 8 PM

60 min presentation, 30 min Q&A in the PS 154 Multi Media Room - MMR
Open to PS 154 parents and the wider community
Suggested donation $5
Babysitting: available onsite for children K and older

The SEE Committee has organized a workshop for parents to learn about a modern, healthy approach to talking about sex with our children.

In this workshop for parents of elementary­-aged children, sex educator Rachel Lotus will discuss the importance of the “early and often” approach to conversations about sexuality, explore the powerful connection between our own sex ed histories and the messages we send to our kids, and send parents home with actionable steps, practical help with language, and resources for all ages.
MORE INFO


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Red Hawk Native American Arts Council ASSEMBLIES

We hosted Red Hawk Native American Arts Council for two assemblies on Nov 8th - all supported by YOUR PTA contributions! Thank you, the kids loved it!

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2nd & 3rd Grade Author Visit Book

Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society)
by Adam Gidwitz

This is the book that will be presented to your child during their 2nd and 3rd grade author visit. You can order through the school (some proceeds of the order will benefit the PTA). Books will be delivered to your child in their classroom. Purchasing the book is completely optional – not required. You can also order books wherever books are sold.

Books will be distributed to the kids the day of the author visit - place your order by Nov. 12th.
ORDER HERE

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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.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 8, 12:00-4:00PM

A cozy winter festival for the family — filled with delicious food, crafts, student performances, a silent auction, and our famous teacher experience raffle!

STOMPING GROUND PHOTO WILL BE OFFERING PORTRAITS TO FAMILIES AT PS 154 DURING WINTER FAIR

The $40 session fee goes to the school!

*Prints, files, and gifts are additional*

BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE

QUESTIONS?

Email help@stompinggroundphoto.com