Mar 26 - Test Talk, 8:30 am in the MMR
Mar 26 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm (Test talk after the PTA mtg)
Mar 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: SIGN UP
Mar 29 - EXTENDED DEADLINE - SURVEYS ARE DUE
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30 pm
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30 pm
Apr 11&12 - ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th Grades
April 16 - School Leadership Team (SLT), 4:30 pm
April 16 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
April 20 - PS 154 Springs into Action for Earth Day - Wear Blue or Green
Apr 16-20 - Save the date! Earth Day Clothing, Shoe & Textile Drive
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at RaffleMania last night! What a great time we had raising money for PS 154. In a few days we will send out an update with our final fundraising amount for this event — stay tuned!
MON, MARCH 26, 6-7:30 PM IN THE MMR
Hear about our Raffle Mania success, our plans for the rest of the year, and the roles on the PTA Executive Board and SLT that we want YOU to get involved in. We need your ideas and energy — and your participation benefits every child in this school! Please join us.
Babysitting and Pizza $5 per child (school age only please).
Stay after the meeting to hear a talk about testing hosted by Principal Buckley and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger.
We know how much you care about your child’s education. This is your chance to tell us YOUR point of view. Your answers will help us improve our school together! Only 43% of you have done if so far. Let’s get it done for PS 154!
The NYC School Survey went home in backpacks. Each school is required to participate. The survey is completely confidential and gives us a picture of our learning environment from both parent and teacher perspectives. If you lost your survey code, please go online and follow the prompts to get a new one. They are now due March 29, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible. More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish
HELPING KIDS MANAGE THEIR FEELINGS WITH KIMOCHIS®
THURS, MARCH 29, 7 - 8:30 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$10 PER PERSON
A workshop for parents and caregivers presented by the Social Emotional Experience Committee (SEE) of the PTA of PS 154.
Teach your kids the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. In this workshop you will learn seven simple tools that help your child manage upset feelings positively and help you and your child feel more connected.
RAISING RESILIENT GIRLS
MON, APR 9, 6:30 - 8 PM IN THE PS 154 MMR
$25 PER PERSON
Raising Resilient Girls is a 1 hour talk by Girls Leadership Co-Founder Simone Marean. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session for parents, teachers, and community members.
Girls Leadership speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In this acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), we share how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. This engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school.
As written up in Parents Magazine, this talk concentrates on practical advice that can be executed in a real-life setting, such as:
Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings;
Sharing your mistakes;
Helping your daughter to solve her own problems;
The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change
This presentation is for adults only.
While this workshop is for adults only, you can visit the Girls’ Leadership website to register for their multi-week mother-daughter classes at PS 154 this spring. Please follow these links to find out more:
Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships
A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 2nd and 3rd grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
4 Steps for Getting What You Need
A 4-part series of 90 minute workshops for 4th-5th grade girls
Saturdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm
EARTH DAY: CLOTHING, SHOE, & TEXTILE DRIVE
APRIL 16-20 IN THE MMR
Textile waste adds significantly to the city’s waste stream -- and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. During the week leading up to Earth Day, the PTA’s Sustainability Committee will be collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Get your spring clean on! And help us raise money for our kids at the same time: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected.
Please bring in clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. Note that we can’t accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.
DROP OFF: Collection bins in PTA Office