Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP


Jan 10 - 22 - Diaper Drive for Little Essentials
Jan 14 - Kindergarten Registration Ends - Enrollment
Jan 15 - PTA Sustainability Committee meeting, 7-8 pm, Room 207 - All are welcome!
Jan 16 - Kindergarten Author Visit
Jan 17 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 22 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 23 - Responsive Classroom Parent Info Session, 6:30 pm
Jan 25 - Pajama Day - Students wear pajamas and send in PJ donations
Jan 25 - Read-a-thon Ends!
Jan 29 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Feb  1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb  8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35-9:15 am




Poetry Journal - Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for the Poetry Journal.  From (approximately) February - April, work with class parents to coordinate and gather poems from teachers, ensuring that we don't miss anyone.  This can be done in the evenings at your own pace, as long as deadlines are met. Or... help in June when the journal needs to go to the printer or is ready for distribution. This is usually more of a sprint to the finish line, a.k.a. the last day of school. Finally, help to publicize and staff the annual Poetry Extravaganza, when the students read their work, likely the week of May 6th. Please email pta_info@ps154.org if you are able to lend a hand!


PS 154 MLK Day Diaper Drive for Little Essentials

ThURS, Jan 10 - TUES, JAN 22

Please consider donating to the PS154 MLK Day Diaper Drive! We are collecting new & unused:

  • Diapers (opened packs accepted)

  • Baby Wipes 

  • Baby Wash 

  • Baby Lotion 

  • Body Wash for Moms in need

  • Body Lotions for Moms in need

The collection box is located in the MMR (see above rendering).

Little Essentials partners with 20 different shelters, social service agencies, and community organizations such as the Legal Aid Society to provide urgently needed children's supplies to at-risk families in New York City. The organization was conceived by a mom in Brooklyn. Since it began in 2011, it has served over 33,000 children living in poverty. Your donation will make a difference! 

For more info, please go to little essentials.org

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THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON

Jan 7 - 25

INFO PACKETS:

The PS 154 Read-A-Thon is on! You can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.

DONATE ONLINE:

To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at pta_info@ps154.org.


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PS 154 WEEK AT TERRACE BOOKS

WEEK OF JAN 7-13

Terrace Books has generously offered to donate 20% of all sales during the week of Jan 7-13. Just say you’re affiliated with PS 154, and your purchase will count toward the 20% donation!  Thank you, Terrace Books! While you’re there, consider refreshing your child’s classroom teacher’s bookshelf — teacher wishlists will be available at the bookstore.


RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM PARENT INFO SESSION

WED, JAN 23, 6:30PM - 7:45PM (6:30-7:15 PRESENTATION, 7:15 - 7:45 Q&A) IN THE MMR

FREE!

BABYSITTING available for school-age children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

This is an info session for PS 154 parents to learn more about Responsive Classroom, the PTA-funded school-wide SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) program. Parents will learn about how the Responsive Classroom approach empowers our teachers to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities to give our kids a sense of belonging and feel significant. Carolyn Rottman, M.Ed., the Responsive Classroom consultant who will lead the session, will demonstrate the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL) and offer parents Responsive Classroom-inspired tools and language to use at home.


THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!

THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE


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COMEDY 154
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
GET TICKETS

Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***



PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

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Windsor Terrace Library - Closure & Repairs

Thurs, Jan 17, 6-7:30 pm
at the Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E 5th St

Please RSVP by emailing Mike Fieni at mfieni@bklynlibrary.org or calling 718-230-2052.

From Brad Lander’s Office: “This is a community meeting regarding the closure of the Windsor Terrace Library (which even though is in Windsor Terrace I know is used by many Kensington residents as well). The library has to undergo necessary extensive repairs to replace its HVAC (heating/ventilation/air conditioning) system and unfortunately will be closed as of February 2, 2019 and re-open in 2020. I know this is a very long time to be without the local library branch, which is why I encourage you to attend the library’s community meeting to learn more about the repairs as well as the interim library service that will be offered during the closure period.”

 

Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Bridge - Parks Upgrades

Wed, Jan 23, 6:30-8 pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

RSVP to Catherine Zinnel atczinnel@council.nyc.gov

From Brad Lander’s Office: “On Wednesday January 23rd, the New York City Parks Department will discuss potential upgrades to the two green spaces on either side of the Ocean Parkway Service Road. Last year Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and I allocated $650,000 to refurbish the sitting area on East 8th Street and the park on Sherman Street, and at this meeting the Parks Department will update us on their plans and listen to your suggestions for how to improve these spaces. We will also share updates on the different development projects in the “Stable Brooklyn” area, including the rezoning of nearby 57 Caton Place, and the preservation of Kensington Stables.”




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