Please keep up to date by looking at our online calendar.
Sept 16 - Welcome Back Diversity Potluck, 4-7 pm
Sept 17 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30 pm Pre-read materials
Sept 19 - School Closed for Yom Kippur
Sept 22 - Sun Dojo’s Focus for Fall register
Sept 25 - Curriculum Night, 4:30pm - 7:30 pm
Sept 26 - Parents’ Night Out Happy Hour, 6-9 pm
Sept 28 - Schoolyard Sports Night, 6-8 pm
Update from your Leadership Team
Check out the “From the Leadership Team” tab on the ps154.org website. Mr. Foreman will be sharing school updates via his very own blog.
WELCOME BACK DIVERSITY POTLUCK
SUN, SEPT 16, 4 - 7 PM IN THE SCHOOLYARD, FREE!
Come check out a performance and mini-class by Buckley’s School of Dance! They’ll show us their best steps, and how to follow along, starting at 4:30pm.
Our welcome back celebration this year will also feature an eclectic set by DJ JENNY DOOM (aka Jennifer Dumlao) — an awesome parent volunteer with 15+ years of DJ experience spinning NYC clubs, galas, corporate events, weddings, turntablist competitions, tours and more. Jenny will mix a “melting pot” of songs, blending World Music with a sprinkling of Classics and Top 40! Get your global groove on, and come say “hi” at the DJ booth while you're at it — Jenny and her girls Aurora May (3-303) and Leilani (2-207) are enjoying their first few weeks at PS 154!
And don’t forget to sign up to share your culture with our amazing community:
PTA GENERAL MEETING
MON, SEPT 17 IN THE MMR
DOORS OPEN AT 6:15 PM TO CHAT WITH FACELAB ABOUT PARENT VOLUNTEERS, MEETING STARTS AT 6:30 PM
Babysitting & Pizza - $5 per child suggested donation
Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year!
In case you missed the email with PTA meeting pre-read documents, you can find them all here.
• Updates from Mr. Foreman and Mr. Buckley + Parent Coordinator Debby Wattenbarger
• Election of 5 PTA Member at Large positions — and Chair of Fundraising! Nominations will be taken from the floor, and you can nominate yourself!
• 2018-19 PTA Events Forecast and how you can help
• School Leadership Team (SLT) update
• Vote on utilization of funds from our unrestricted PTA reserves for Responsive Classroom support, diversity books for classrooms, Occupational Therapy/flexible seating equipment and a new Reading/Writing Intervention Program.
Bring USED BOOKS to the PTA MEETING!
Please bring Used Book Donations to our PTA meeting, Monday 9/17 at 6:30pm. If possible, bag or box them grouped by the grade they are appropriate for. They will be used for our Used Book Fair later in the year.
SUN DOJO’S FOCUS FOR FALL!
SAT, SEPT 22, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
AT SUN DOJO, 1256 PROSPECT AVENUE
A new Martial Arts seminar designed for 1st-5th graders that will set your student off to a great start this September! Sun Dojo will equip them with the tools they need to have their best school year ever!
More details at ps154.org/shop. $20 per child. All money goes to the PTA!
CURRICULUM NIGHT! (aka “Back to School Night”)
TUES, SEPT 25, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Join us to find out what your child will be learning this year in all subjects. The schedule depends on the grade your child is in. The schedule will be going home soon.
We will be using all available space, so unfortunately, we will not be able to provide child care. If needed, your children are welcome to join you, but please make sure they stay under your supervision.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT:
HAPPY HOUR AT DOUBLE WINDSOR
WED, SEPT 26, 6:00-9:00PM
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 all about your summer!
SCHOOLYARD SPORTS NIGHT
FRI, SEPT 28, 6:00-8:00PM
A free event for our community to enjoy the schoolyard together after-hours. Bring a ball, come ready to run around, and pack a picnic dinner to party with friends in our schoolyard!
Morning School Yard Volunteers Needed
We are looking to add volunteers to our school yard from 7:40am - 8:20am. This is to assist school staff with line-up, but also to help generally make sure our kids are safe while they play before school. Please email Debby Wattenbarger if you are interested.