The May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.
May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week! More information here.
May 8 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8am
May 8 - K & 1 Armory Visit - Sign Up
May 8 - Parent Happy Hour - The Double Windsor, 6pm
May 11 - Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park (info below)
May 15 - SLT Meeting, 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENCETASTIC DAY! More information here. Wear your PS 154 shirts! Stay tuned for news about the Egg Drop!
May 16 - PTA Meeting - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 18 - 5th Grade Dance, 6-9pm
May 19 - Spring Fling 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert 9am
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30 - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15 - 7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign up coming soon) - Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K-201 (12pm) & K-210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K-110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K-101 Music Presentation, 1pm
June 3 - Chess Tournament
FROM YOUR SLT: A NEW LUNCH MENU
This year, the School Leadership Team (SLT) has been discussing our school lunch menu (Alternative menu) based on longtime complaints from families and staff. Complaints include a decline in quality of the alternative menu food as well as concerns that very few children are eating the hot lunch options even now that there is no cost. Most children either bring lunch or opt for the cold sandwiches and the low numbers have put our hot lunch program in jeopardy. If too few children opt for hot lunch, we will end up having only cold food (i.e. sandwiches). We are obliged to make a change in order to continue to provide a hot lunch for our children, including the 14% in poverty who may depend on school lunch and not have the option of packing something from home. In March the SLT came to consensus on this matter and on May 1st we officially switched to the regular lunch menu. We have been told that other schools are making this choice for the same reason. The SLT is interested in your feedback. Please email us at: SLT_Info@ps154.org.
PARENT HAPPY HOUR
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 6-9PM AT THE DOUBLE WINDSOR
Come alone or with a friend to tie one on with your fellow PS 154 parents. We’d love to see you there and hear how you’ve been doing! Thanks to PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth for arranging, and our generous friends at The Double Windsor for sponsoring this fundraiser.
TEACHER / STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
MAY 7 - MAY 11
The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee and Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger are planning to shower our staff and teachers with love, appreciation and celebration for the whole week! Go here to find out what we are planning and how you can help! Thank you in advance for making this a special week for some very special people!
11TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K FUN RUN
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 10AM IN PROSPECT PARK
Run, Walk, Stroll, Toddle. All are welcome! Number pickup and pre-race activities begin at 8:45 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot.
MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER
Saturday, May 19, 3-7pm
Science show by Tiny Scientist at 4:30pm
It will be a thrilling afternoon in the schoolyard for the annual spring PTA fundraiser. We have a science theme this year which means, along with inflatable rides, live music, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!
WE NEED A PA SYSTEM!
We are in desperate need of a PA system to borrow so that the bands can play. The PTA does not have the budget to purchase a PA system and we have always relied upon our parent body to loan us the equipment which we will care for and return to you same-day. If you or any of your musically-oriented friends / colleagues / contacts are able to help us out, we'd greatly appreciate it! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.
& FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER
TUES, May 22
Parent Teacher Conferences: 4:30–6:15pm
Potluck Dinner: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
(This went home in backpacks last week)
From 4:30 – 6:15pm, parents are invited to meet with classroom and cluster teachers. This is not a traditional Parent Teacher Conference. Please note that because of the number of students we serve, conferences are by appointment only. There will be no report cards given prior to this conference. These meetings are intended for parents who have follow-up questions after the March conferences or have questions related to how to best support their child over the next month and through the summer.
Please indicate on the form that went home in backpacks if you plan to attend. The teacher will assign the time of your conference. Time for each conference will be determined by demand. Your teacher may reach out to you if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be a minimum of ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents on the 22nd, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.
We also hope you can join us for our first ever Family Potluck after our evening conferences from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. This will be a time when parents, students and teachers are out socializing in the school yard (weather permitting) and enjoying each other with some delicious food. Sign up Here to Volunteer: Family Potluck