Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

July 31 - CEC15 Special Education Workshop - info below
Sept 5 - 1st Day of 2018-2019 School Year! (½ day for Kindergarten)



PS 154 AFTER SCHOOL UPDATES

Important Upcoming Dates for After School:

Thurs 8/9 - Catalog available
Thurs 8/16 @ 9:00 am - Fall 2018 Registration Starts
Thurs 9/6 - First Day of After School
Mon 9/17 - Fall 2018 Clubs start

PS 154 CAMP SUMMER FRIENDSHIP STILL HAS SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Spots still available for week of 7/23 and week of 7/30 for rising k to rising 3rd graders. INFO HERE.

After School has a new phone extension. Please dial 1034 to reach the PTA After School program and PTA Camp Summer Friendship.
 

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PTA FINANCE AUDIT

The PTA needs someone to perform an audit on our finances. If that is something within your skill set and you are able to donate time to help us, we would be incredibly grateful. Please email pta_info@ps154.org if you can make our audit dreams come true!


2018-2019 PTA EVENTS

We’re excited to roll out a year of fun community and fundraising events, and we hope you’ll make this the year you get involved!  Please email events chair Jess Wright (jess@wright.fm) with any questions or ideas you have about next year’s events.

To join our events committee, movie night committee, or event food committee, please email as well!  Volunteering for events is a great way to get to know more families within our school community.

 

SUMMERTIME!

We are in and out all summer. Please be patient with our response time if you are trying to reach us. Find information about School and our PTA & After School here: www.ps154.org


CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS

Classroom assignments will be sent out in August. Rising 1st - 5th Grade families, if you haven’t done so yet, please send your summer email information as soon as possible to dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

Please include: Child’s Full Name; Parent/Guardian Name(s); and Email Address(es).

All Kindergarten students will receive their letters via regular mail.

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Out and about this summer? There are always opportunities to learn. Check out some free activities in our very own Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Public Library.

 

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FREE SUMMER MEALS!

Don’t forget you can have free summer meals all around the city.
CHINESE | SPANISH | ENGLISH - and more INFO HERE

 


CEC15 SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Tues, July 31, 6:30 to 8:30PM
MS 88, Room 256, 544 7th Ave

See the flyers here for more information in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

 

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The deadline for placing orders is AUG 10. THESE ORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS on, or a few days before AUG 31.

Ordering a tool kit is NOT compulsory, but it helps keeps your child's classroom stocked with much needed supplies (chosen by the teachers), supports the PTA, and keeps you from having to rush around shopping in September.

ORDER ONLINE HERE
MORE DETAILS HERE

 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

August 9 - PTA After School Program Fall Catalog Available
August 16 - PTA After School Registration Opens

September 5 - 1st Day of 2018-2019 School Year! (½ day for Kindergarten)


SUMMERTIME!

We are in and out all summer. Please be patient with our response time if you are trying to reach us. Find information about School and our PTA & After School here: www.ps154.org

 

CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT LETTERS

Classroom assignments will be sent out in August. Rising 1st - 5th Grade families, if you haven’t done so yet, please send me your summer email information as soon as possible to dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.

This is what I need:
Child’s Full Name; Parent/Guardian Name(s); and Email Address(es).

All Kindergarten students will receive their letters via regular mail.

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES & FREE MEALS

Out and about this summer? There are always opportunities to learn. Check out some free activities in our very own Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Public Library. And don’t forget you can have free summer meals all around the city. INFO HERE

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SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY THE Community Education Council District 15

Tues, July 31, 6:30-8:30PM
MS 88, Room 256, 544 7th Ave

See the flyers here for more information:

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ORDER SCHOOL TOOL KITS FOR NEXT YEAR!

ORDER ONLINE BY JUNE 30 FOR BEST PRICING

Ordering a tool kit is NOT compulsory, but it helps keeps your child's classroom stocked with much needed supplies (chosen by the teachers), supports the PTA, and keeps you from having to rush around shopping and lugging bags of supplies to the school in September. These supplies will be delivered to the school by the end of August and then hand delivered to your child's classroom (by movers and a few hearty volunteers) before the start of school. Easy peasy!

ORDER ONLINE HERE
MORE DETAILS HERE

 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Teacher Appreciation week in May. Our committee comprised of Lisa Rochlin, Jess Wright, Gretchen Aguiar, Kira Mait, Anne Lanier, Alison Eisen-Kiener, Nicole Brier, and Debby Wattenbarger worked hard to make our teachers feel special each day of the week.

Schedule:
Monday- Teacher’s Lounge stocked with donations from Windsor Farms
Tuesday- Cards for Teachers, including the Mad Libs for teachers
Wednesday- Care Packages delivered
Thursday- Infinite Massage provided teachers with 10-minute chair massages
Friday- All teachers and staff gifted with a PS 154 water bottle (concept conceived by Michael Buckley)

Total Collected in parent donations: $3,465.00
Total Amount used from leftover 2017 collection: $915.19
Total Amount Spent on Activities: $2,283.62
We have $2,096.57 left from donations that we will save for Teacher Appreciation 2019.
 

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

June is a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

June 3 - Chess Tournament
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, Check calendar for times
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 12 - School Spirit Week, (check backpacks next week for details)
June 12 - 2nd Grade Landmark Museum, 8:45am
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays (during school day-time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 14 - Parenting & the Art of War - Parent Workshop, 6:30pm Buy tix here!
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr
June 18 - 5th Grade Graduation, at the K280 auditorium, 10am
June 18 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 19 - 5th Grade v. Teachers Kickball Game
June 21 - K110 & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - PTA General Meeting, cafeteria, 8:30am
June 22 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - Movie Night 6pm, details below
June 24 - Brooklyn Cyclones Game, 4pm
June 26 - Last Day! 11:30am Dismissal!
 

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FATHER’S DAY COOKIE SALE

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, during school hours

Custom decorated and individually wrapped cookies from Eleni’s Bakery. Four great designs to choose from! Each class will get a chance to visit during the school day. All profits go to benefiting PTA Programs.
$5 PER COOKIE
* Cookies are kosher, peanut and tree nut free, and made in a peanut and tree nut free facility. 
 

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PARENT TALK: PARENTING AND THE ART OF WAR

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 6:30-8pm - Buy tix here!

The Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of the PTA of PS 154 presents this talk by Neil Weintraub, LCSW (and PS 154 parent!)

Apply wisdom from Sun Tzu's 2,500-year-old military manuscript to contemporary parenting issues. Parents will discuss how to choose their battles and timing, how to avoid power struggles, and how to win without fighting.

Neil Weintraub is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with over 25 years experience working with children from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings. He is a School Social Worker at an elementary school in Brooklyn. The father of three boys, he also spends his summer at a Sleepaway Camp in the Hudson Valley. Mr. Weintraub maintains a practice in Park Slope Brooklyn with a focus on Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, depression, and parenting issues. His other workshops include, "Helping Children Deal with Anxiety," "Everything We Always Forget about Memory and Other Executive Functions," "Parenting Boys" and "Independence, a Guide for Helicopter Pilots." He is also a PS 154 parent!

 AT PS 154 / 1625 11th Ave between Sherman & Windsor
TICKETS $10 / Open to the community
Thank you for understanding that this event is for adults only.

 

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MOVIE NIGHT - PETER RABBIT

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30pm

Surprise! We had so much fun at our movie nights, we want to have one last event before the school year is out. Join us at 6pm for open schoolyard play. The movie starts at 6:30pm. $5 suggested entry per person, plus pizza, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, snacks and treats available for additional purchase.
 

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BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 4pm

PS 154 and the Brooklyn Cyclones are inviting families to put the FUN back in fundraising for the annual, end-of-school year minor league baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island!

2pm: Gates open, 3:15pm: Pre-game School Spirit Parade (line up in section 24), 4:00pm: Game starts!

Purchase tickets by MON, JUNE 18

  1. Go to https://groupmatics.events

  2. Enter the code: PS154

  3. Select the desired tickets from the menu

  4. Proceed to checkout

  5. Pay with your credit card

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your event organizer Karen Sarraga Russell at (646) 775-8719 or PTA_Info@ps154.org and she will help you.

Weekly Newsletter

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

COMING UP

May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 29 - 4th Grade Hip Hop Share, 9:30am
May 30 - 4th Grade Trout Trip
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids, 6:30pm
June 3 - Chess Tournament
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, Check calendar for times
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 12 - 2nd Grade Landmark Museum, 8:45am
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays (during school day-time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 14 - Parenting & the Art of War - Parent Workshop, 6:30pm
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr
June 18 - 5th Grade Graduation, at the K280 auditorium, 10am
June 18 - SLT, 4:30pm
June 19 - 5th Grade v. Teachers Kickball Game
June 21 - K110 & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 22 - PTA General Meeting, cafeteria, 8:30am
June 22 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am
June 24 - Brooklyn Cyclones Game, 4pm
June 26 - Last Day! 11:30am Dismissal!
 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.
 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5

Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only - no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION
 

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PARENTING AND THE ART OF WAR

WITH NEIL WEINTRAUB, LCSW
THURS, JUNE 14, 6:30-8 PM

Apply wisdom from Sun Tzu's 2,500-year-old military manuscript to contemporary parenting issues. Parents will discuss how to choose their battles and timing, how to avoid power struggles, and how to win without fighting. 

AT PS 154  1625 11th Ave between Sherman & Windsor
TICKETS $10 / Open to the community

Thank you for understanding that this event is for adults only.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Weekly Newletter

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

COMING UP

May 19 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm in the schoolyard. Help needed!
May 21 - Jump a Thon - Rescheduled!
May 21 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
May 22 - K & 1 Armory Visit
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert,
9am at K280 Auditorium
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) Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 30 - 4th Grade Trout Trip
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids - 
6:30pm
June 3 - Chess Tournament
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, Check calendar for times
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
June 11 - School Closed for Students
June 13-14 - 3rd Grade Plays
(during school day – time tba)
June 13 - PTA Executive Board Mtg
June 14 - 5th Grade Class Trip
June 14 - Father’s Day Cookie Sale
June 15 - School Closed - Eid al-Fitr

 

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SPRING FLING IS TOMORROW!

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 3-7PM
RAIN OR SHINE!

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, an PS 154 Advanced Band performance at 3pm, festive food, games, crafts, and more, there will be a main stage science show with experiments by Tiny Scientist! Join us!

ADVANCED BAND PERFORMANCE at 3pm
SCIENCE SHOW by TINY SCIENTIST at 4:30pm
FEATURING DJ FRANCIS GARCIA
of Shout It Out Loud Music (and 3rd grade parent!)

BRING A JAR! 

Make a star jar and receive a meditation to use with it with event sponsor Jane Weedon from 5-7 pm

WE NEED BAKED GOODS!

Drop off the day of after 12 noon

Collection Bin for Kensington Shelter

Our neighbors down the hill at the Kensington Shelter could use our help. If you are able to bring any of these donations, 5th Grade Teacher (and PS 154 parent) Ms. Rached will bring them down to the shelter after the Spring Fling. The items needed are:

  • Diapers size 3, 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups in all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Unstained or new burp cloths
  • NEW underwear sizes 2T to 6x for boys and girls
  • New or lightly used spring and summer clothing for boys and girls ages 2T-5
  • New and lightly used spring and summer clothing for men and women
  • Net or plastic stroller covers

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.
 

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PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES & FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

TUES, MAY 22
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES - 4:30-6:15pm
POTLUCK DINNER - 6:15-7:30pm

From 4:30pm – 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

 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.

 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5

Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only - no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May and June are a very busy time in school for all grades. Please keep up to date by looking at our calendar.

May 12 - PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park (info below)
May 15 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting 4:30pm
May 16 - SCIENCETASTIC DAY! More information here. Wear your PS 154 shirts!
May 16 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm - PTA and SLT Elections! Read more here.
May 19 - Spring Fling, 3-7pm in the schoolyard
May 21 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
May 22 - K & 1 Armory Visit
May 22 - Upper Grades Music Concert, 9am at K280 Auditorium
May 22 - Optional May Parent-Teacher Conferences, by appointment only, 4:30pm - 6:15pm
May 22 - Family Potluck, 6:15pm - 7:30pm (Bring Food)
May 24 - STEM Professional Day for 4th & 5th grades
May 25 - Field Day - (Sign Up) - Wear your PS 154 Shirts
May 28 - School Closed - Memorial Day
May 29 - K201 (12pm) & K210 (1pm) Music Presentations
May 30 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9am
May 30 - K110 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - K101 Music Presentation, 1pm
May 31 - Parent Workshop - Calming Anxiety & Building Self Esteem in Kids, 6:30pm (info below)
June 3 - Chess Tournament (info below)
June 4 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
June 4-6- 5th Grade Plays, evening times TBA
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 5 - Dulaney Band Assembly
June 7 - School Closed for Students
June 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert

 

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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.

If your ball game is cancelled due to weather tomorrow, come and join us! We’re a rain or shine event. Race day registration available from 9am. Look for the PS 154 tent! 

MORE INFO INCLUDING SPONSORING A PS 154 RUNNER

 

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PTA MEETING — LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 6:30PM in the MMR

Get updates about PS 154 and our PTA, and vote for next years parent leaders! Learn more about the PTA Executive Board here, and your School Leadership Team here. Read statements by fellow parents who would like to be elected to our School Leadership Team. You can still be nominated from the floor if you wish to be elected.

Babysitting and pizza for school-age children $5 each.
 

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SPRING FLING

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!

integrating body and sensory awareness for kids by Jane Weedon

Bring a small jar with a lid and make a star jar and receive a meditation to use with it with Jane from 5-7pm.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We can't do it without you. Please consider VOLUNTEERING for a shift HERE.

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES & FAMILY POTLUCK DINNER

On May 22nd, we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:30pm – 6:15pm with a Potluck Dinner from 6:15pm – 7:30pm.

From 4:30pm – 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

 

FIELD DAY

May 25

Friday, May 25 is our Annual Field Day in Prospect Park for 1st - 5th grades. Students come to school as usual that day and then, by class, make their way to Prospect Park. (Kindergarten will have their own fun planned. Please touch base with your K teachers for more information.)

Don’t forget - we will be wearing our PS 154 T-shirts! Permission slips and general information went home in backpacks already.

We would love for you to join us. Find out more here: Sign Up
 

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CALMING ANXIETY AND BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN KIDS

THURS, MAY 31, 6:30PM in the MMR
FREE

Join Understood and the Social Emotional Experience (SEE) Committee of PS 154 for a parent gathering. We’ll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in kids with learning and attention issues — and parents too. Questions? nicole.brier@gmail.com. There is no registration necessary for this free event.


 

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10TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 12-4 PM

$20 PER ENTRANT
Open to ALL students GRADES K-5

4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5
Open to PS 154 students and their siblings only, by pre-registration only — no registration at the tournament. Register by Wed, May 30.

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 9 - TONIGHT! Movie Night - Coco!, Doors open at 6pm
Mar 13 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8am
Mar 13 - Fairway Double Day
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30am dismissal
Mar 18 - Zumba! Buy tickets
Mar 20 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4:30pm
Mar 21 - Science Fair Night: Sign Up to help set up and break down.
Mar 22 - RAFFLE MANIA! Details below. Buy Tickets
Mar 23 - SURVEYS ARE DUE
Mar 26 - Test Talk, 8:30am
Mar 26 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30pm (Test talk after the PTA mtg)
Mar 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit: SIGN UP
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30pm
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30pm
May 12 - SAVE THE DATE! PTA Fun Run in Prospect Park


March Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, March 15. (Dismissal at 11:30am). Letters went home in backpacks to schedule times for either afternoon or evening conferences. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions.


SURVEY TIME!

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 on-line and follow the prompts to get a new one.

Preliminary response rates as of Thursday, March 8 at 9 am:

18% parent/guardian response rate (85 parent/guardian surveys received)

They are due March 23, but please do your part and complete it as soon as possible. More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish

 

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RAFFLE MANIA IS LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 PM

Buy your tickets before they sell out! This is PS 154’s biggest Spring fundraiser and we want to have fun and support our school with YOU.

The event is just up the street at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West. Dinner and Open Bar INCLUDED with admission!

Donate an item or experience!
BUY TICKETS

Can you help us set up or tear down? We depend on parent volunteers! Sign up here.

 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT -- COCO!

TONIGHT! FRIDAY, MARCH 9
DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM MOVIE STARTS AT 6:15 PM

Suggested entry donation: $5 per person. Pizza, hot dogs, drinks, snacks, and treats for sale.

 

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D15 Diversity Plan – Public Workshop #2

TUES, MARCH 13, 6:30-8:30 PM
(DOORS OPEN AT 6:00PM)

Sunset Park High School
153 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Please join District 15 leadership for Public Workshop #2 of the D15 Diversity Plan. Public Workshop #2 will cover historic and demographic changes, introduce precedents & data related to school diversity, and provide another opportunity for community members to share their ideas to create diverse, meaningfully integrated middle schools in D15. Food, childcare, and interpretation services will be provided!

RSVP at www.d15plan.eventbrite.com
For more information visit www.d15diversityplan.com
 

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ZUMBA!

SUN, MARCH 18, 10-11AM, IN THE MMR

Enjoy this outrageously fun, calorie-burning class with PS 154 parent, Lisa Rochlin. Dance along to a combination of your favorite radio hits, Latin pop & African beats!
BUY TICKETS

 

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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.

BUY TICKETS

 

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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.

BUY TICKETS

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
more info

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
more info

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Mar 3 - A Trip Around The World, details below
Mar 5- 2nd Grade City Worker Day
Mar 6 - Red Hawk Native American Assembly
Mar 9 - Movie Night - Coco!, details below
Mar 13 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Mar 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal
Mar 18 - Zumba! Buy tickets
Mar 21 - Science Fair Night
Mar 22 - RAFFLE MANIA! Details below. Buy Tickets
Mar 29 - Helping Kids Manage Their Feelings With Kimochis, 6:30pm, register
Mar 30-Apr 8 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Apr 9 - Raising Resilient Girls, 6:30 pm, register


SURVEY TIME!

The NYC School Survey is going 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. Please do your part and complete it as soon as possible. More info here: English; Chinese; Spanish


March Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, March 15. Dismissal will be at 11:30am. Letters will go home in backpacks soon to schedule times for either afternoon or evening conferences.
 

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A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

TOMORROW! SAT, MARCH 3, 2-5 PM

Join your PS 154 community for a FREE community event sponsored by the PTA Diversity Committee. You’ll enjoy:

  • Six country exhibits where your children will be able to play games and learn facts about cultures from around the world
  • Each child will receive a passport to get stamped at the tables (while supplies last)
  • Buckley’s School of Irish Dance will perform at 2:15 pm. They have been in Windsor Terrace since 1976, and advanced students perform throughout Brooklyn.
  • Ajna Dance Company (Indian Dancing) will perform at 3:30 pm with a workshop to follow. Ajna Dance Company has been featured on NBC, Good Morning America & they have performed for the UN General Assembly.
  • Art on display created by each class at PS 154 being offered at our online auction. See your child’s class project! 

This event will be fun for all ages and is not limited to Windsor Terrace School attendees. Please bring your neighbors, friends, and relatives! 

 

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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT — COCO!

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM MOVIE STARTS AT 6:15 PM

Suggested entry donation: $5 per person. Pizza, hot dogs, drinks, snacks, and treats for sale.

 

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D15 Diversity Plan
Public Workshop #2

Tues, March 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
(Doors open at 6:00pm)

Sunset Park High School
153 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Please join District 15 leadership for Public Workshop #2 of the D15 Diversity Plan. Public Workshop #2 will cover historic and demographic changes, introduce precedents & data related to school diversity, and provide another opportunity for community members to share their ideas to create diverse, meaningfully integrated middle schools in D15. Food, childcare, and interpretation services will be provided!

RSVP at www.d15plan.eventbrite.com
For more information visit www.d15diversityplan.com
 

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ZUMBA!

SUN, MARCH 18, 10-11AM, IN THE MMR

Enjoy this outrageously fun, calorie-burning class with PS 154 parent, Lisa Rochlin. Dance along to a combination of your favorite radio hits, Latin pop & African beats!
BUY TICKETS

 

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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 PM

Buy your tickets before they sell out! This is PS 154’s biggest Spring fundraiser and we want to have fun and support our school with YOU.

The event is just up the street at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West. Dinner and Open Bar INCLUDED with admission!

Donate an item or experience!

BUY TICKETS

 

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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.

BUY TICKETS

 

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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.

BUY TICKETS

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
more info

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
more info