Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Feb 12 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Feb 13 - PTA Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 13 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Feb 14 - We Love PS 154 Day - Show your spirit by wearing pink or red!
Feb 16 - School Closed - Lunar New Year
Feb 19 - 23 - School Closed - MidWinter Recess
Feb 26 - Return to School
Feb 27 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Feb 27 - Mindfulness for Children: A Parenting Seminar, 6:30pm in the MMR, info below
Mar 1 - 2nd Grade City Worker Day
Mar 6 - Red Hawk Native American Assembly
Mar 9 - Movie Night

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.

 

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THANK YOU READ-A-THON PARTICIPANTS!

We had about 240 students participate in the Read-A-Thon this year. We are so impressed with all the children who meticulously recorded their reading and met their ambitious goals. We are also so grateful to the many parents, friends, and extended family who donated to our PTA as part of this fundraiser. We’ve already raised more than $14,000 and we’re still tracking donations! You can still donate here. We will have a final tally in the March PTA budget report. We’ve gotten a few questions about online donations. If you would like to know who donated online in honor of your child, please reach out to us at PTA_Info@ps154.org and we can provide you with that information.

Read-a-Thon Prize Winners were announced by Mr. Buckley Thursday morning.

Class Winners:

K- Mrs. Witkowski’s class - 8563 minutes
1- Ms. Capua’s class - 16,440 minutes
2- Ms. Weitzman’s class - 11,540 minutes
3- Ms. Milledge’s class - 36,225 minutes
4- Mrs. Theodorakis’ class - 18,787 minutes
5- Ms. Fought & Ms. Marucci’s class - 41,655 minutes

Individual Winners

K- Joshua Gillman - 1,265 minutes
1- Lila Sivin - 2,437 minutes
2- Samantha Gavin - 2,666 minutes
3- Andrew Hernandez -  4,086 minutes
4- Calvin Zimmerman - 5,105 minutes
5- Liel Yakobian - 5,823 minutes

 


WE LOVE PS 154 WEAR RED OR PINK DAY!

FEB 14 DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Show your school spirit and love of PS 154 by wearing Red or Pink.

 

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Mindfulness for Children: A Parenting Seminar

Tues, Feb 27, 6:30-8 pm in the MMR

$5 Suggested Donation / DONATE HERE

In this parenting talk, co-presented by the Committee to Support Students with Special Needs and the Social and Emotional Experience Committee, our guest speaker will share her expertise on this topic: What is mindfulness training and how can it help my child?

By learning and practicing mindfulness, our children can calm down, reduce impulsiveness, identify their feelings, improve attention, improve body awareness and generally feel better.

Presenter Jane Weedon, P.T.M.S., BFA, MFA, will explain and demonstrate how her unique approach to mindfulness training can help your child and you be healthier and happier.


 

A Trip Around the World

Sat, March 3, 2-5 pm

Join us as the PS 154 PTA Diversity Committee hosts a fun and informative day in the MMR. We are currently looking for volunteers to host a table at which kids can stop and learn about a different country. Play a game, sing a song, build a craft — please join us and share something special associated with your heritage. Please email abbypalancapta@gmail.com and skellyfranci@hotmail.com to volunteer. 

 

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RAFFLE MANIA!

THURS, MARCH 22, 7 pm
at Shepherd’s Hall behind Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West

Coming up on March 22nd is  our biggest adults only fundraiser of the year: Raffle Mania! Raffle Mania is back for its 3rd consecutive year and bigger than ever. We’ll have more games, more raffles and our biggest fundraising goal yet: $50,000! Bring your friends and family, and help us meet that goal. Dinner and open bar are included.

Buy your ticket today!

Donate an item or experience!
 

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Around the Community

Check out Prospect Park for Lunar New Year

Friday, February 16

Find out more here.
 

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LOST & FOUND WILL BE DONATED WED, FEB 14!

Check for your child's lost water bottles, hats, mittens, jackets, etc!

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 25 - Jan 1 - Winter Break - School is Closed
Jan 2 - Back to School
Jan 5 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Jan 8 - Read-A-Thon starts!
Jan 9 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Jan 9 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Jan 10 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Jan 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School is Closed
Jan 23 - Intro to Special Education, 6:30 pm (info below)
Jan 26 - Movie Night! The Lego Ninjago Movie - doors open 6 pm, movie begins 6:15 pm

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here!


THE SLT IS INTERVIEWING PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES

Your School Leaderships Team (SLT) will be interviewing Superintendent Skop’s top three candidates for our PS 154 Principal position in early January. Do you have thoughts you’d like to share? Please reach out to the SLT Parents with your point of view. We read all messages! We’d love to hear your point of view about PS 154 and our future. SLT_Info@ps154.org

Learn more about your School Leadership Team, and read recent meeting minutes, at ps154.org/school-leadership-team-slt.


ATTENTION: FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS (IEPs)

Your teacher has given you a letter from Principal Buckley with a link to a very important survey. It is very important that every student with an IEP has a parent fill out this survey. This anonymous, internal survey, for which only Mr. Buckley will have the complete results, is designed to help PS 154 become better aware of parent and family experiences for those families with children with IEPs. If you need the link to the survey, it is below. Please fill out one survey for every child in your family who has an IEP.

2017 Survey For Families of PS 154 Students With IEPs
 

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DONATE NOW FOR 2017 TAX DEDUCTIONS

With your help, our PTA has  raised more than $54,700 – 22% of our $250,000 overall fundraising goal. Thank you! Donate by the end of the year via our website for your charitable contribution to be tax deductible during 2017. Your donations make a huge difference to the children at PS 154!

DONATE HERE

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply now to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways (PS 154 does not handle initial registration.):

 

INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

TUES, JAN 23, 6:30-8 PM IN THE MMR
FREE! PLEASE RSVP BELOW

This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs. Learn the New York City special education process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role.

Presentation by IncludeNYC.

NEED TRANSLATION SERVICES AT THIS EVENT? Please email pta_info@ps154.org, and we will arrange.

RSVP HERE

HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY BREAK, EVERYONE! SEE YOU IN 2018!

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 19 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up
Dec 20 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 25 - Jan 1 - Winter Break - School is Closed
Jan 2 - Back to School
Jan 5 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Jan 8 - Read a Thon starts!
Jan 9 - PTA Executive Board Meeting,
8am
Jan 9 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Sign Up
Jan 10 - Tour for Prospective Parents,
9:30am, RSVP
Jan 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School is Closed

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.


ATTENTION: FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLANS (IEPs)

Your teacher will be emailing you a letter from Principal Buckley with a link to a very important survey. It is very important that every student with an IEP has a parent or guardian fill out this survey. This anonymous, internal survey, for which only Mr. Buckley will have the complete results, is designed to help PS 154 become better aware of parent and family experiences for those families with children with IEPs. If you need the link to the survey, it is below. Please fill out one survey for every child in your family who has an IEP.
2017 Survey For Families of PS 154 Students With IEPs
 

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PTA GENERAL MEETING

MON, DEC 18, 8:30-9:20 am in the MMR

  • Learn about Responsive Classroom social and emotional learning taking place in classes, with examples of "energizers" that help children refocus their energy during class.
  • Hear about exciting new changes to Raffle Mania — our only adults-only PS 154 fundraising event.
  • VOTE on adding the Sustainability Committee mission statement to our PS 154 PTA Bylaws.
     
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END OF YEAR GIVING

With your help, our PTA has  raised more than $54,700 – 22% of our $250,000 overall fundraising goal. Thank you! Donate before December 21 via the PTA lockbox in the main office or by the end of the year via our website for your charitable contribution to be tax deductible during 2017. Your donations make a huge difference to the children at PS 154!

DONATE HERE 
 

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SOCK DRIVE — THANK YOU!

We had a fantastic turnout for the first of our School Spirit days! Not only did the kids have fun wearing their Silly Socks to school, they learned about helping those less fortunate by donating socks for families in need. Thank you for your generosity!

Today, we are collecting donations of winter hats for adults and children that are brand-new with tags and original packaging. We will send these to a local shelter. Your children can drop off their hats to the MMR.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

All New York City residents with children born in 2013 can apply now to kindergarten until January 12, 2018 one of three ways (PS 154 does not handle initial registration.):

 

FREE MONEY FOR PS154

ALL YEAR LONG

Need a Christmas Tree? Planning to buy presents for your family and friends? Please do your regular holiday shopping and give PS 154 a bonus by using our links and our name when you buy your stuff. Check out the MANY ways you can help PS 154 during this holiday shopping season.

 

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

This campaign aims to share all the incredible PTA funded programs that our children benefit from with your family. We do this by collecting names of grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and special friends to whom we make a one-time annual fund appeal. Please give us contact information!

 

AROUND THE CITY
 

School Crossing Guard Recruitment

The district is hiring crossing guards. We love our school crossing guards, Susan & Veronica, but sometimes they need to be out and the city doesn’t have enough staff to send backup. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, you can find out more info here.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Nov 28 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign Up
Nov 29 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30am, RSVP
Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4pm Sign up to help!
Dec 5 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up Coming Soon
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair, Sign Up to Help!
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30am dismissal (see info below)
Dec 11 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30pm
Dec 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting at Founders Workspace, 6:30pm
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am
Dec 19 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign up Coming Soon
Dec 20 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30am, RSVP

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

THURSDAY, DEC 7, DISMISSAL AT 11:30 AM

Forms are being sent home via backpack by Monday with more information about making an appointment for this date.

Please note, it is difficult to meet with everyone in the short time teachers are given for this. Teachers are allotted a limited amount of time on this day to discuss your child's progress so we are asking that you arrive on time to your appointments. If you are late, you will most likely have to reschedule for another date. The teachers have to keep to their schedule so they will need to limit your questions. If you have other concerns that aren't able to be discussed, please send a note to your teacher to meet at another time.

In addition, if you cannot meet on December 7 during the times available (12:30–2:30 pm or 4:30-7:30 pm), please make alternate arrangements directly with your teachers. (Throughout the year, dedicated time for parents to conference with teachers is on Tuesdays after school. You can contact your child’s teacher for more information about this parent time.)

You can contact your teacher directly if you have questions, or contact our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger, at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov.
 

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PS 154 MODELL’S “TEAM WEEK” FUNDRAISER

FROM NOV 17-DEC 31

Thanks PS 154 parent Nick Chang for setting us up with this fundraiser where YOU get 15% off at Modell’s and PS 154 gets 5% back on every purchase you make! Please check your child’s backpack’s for the paper coupon. Or show this digital coupon on your phone at checkout. Extra coupons for friends and family can be picked up in the main office.

Check out the MANY ways you can help PS 154 during this holiday shopping season.

 


PS 154 WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 2, NOON-4 PM at PS 154

PS 154's annual Winter Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope to see you there. For right now… we need your help!

Volunteer! We still have 36 slots to fill—please pitch in at this community event.

Donate food! Casseroles are great, sweet treats are terrific.

Plus, the Teacher Experience Raffle is now open with online pre sales for your convenience.
 


BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8 at PS 154

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair. All classes will have an opportunity to shop during school. We will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Dec 7 with an additional adult selection. Books start at $5 and go up from there. We will also have used books for $1. 35% of the proceeds will go to the PTA! Thank you Fork + Pencil!

We need volunteers!

Parents and family, please sign up to help.

WE'RE COLLECTING USED BOOKS FOR THE FAIR THIS COMING WEEK!

We'd love to sell any gently used elementary age appropriate books at the fair and will be accepting them Mon, Nov 27 through Fri, Dec 1 in the MMR.
 


GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

This campaign aims to share all the incredible PTA funded programs that our children benefit from with your family. We do this by collecting names of grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and special friends to whom we make a one-time annual fund appeal. Please give us contact information!

 

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FREE AROUND TOWN

CITY OF SCIENCE
Sun, Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

CITY OF SCIENCE is Back! Once again, please join the World Science Festival and Con Edison to explore this FREE buzzing metropolis of larger-than-life interactive installations and hands-on activities. CITY OF SCIENCE is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the power of STEM through exposure to hands-on science that sticks with kids. Check out the FLYER.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Nov 17 - TONIGHT! Pajama Movie Night: The Nut Job 2, 6:15 pm in the MMR
Nov 20 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 23 & 24 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Nov 28 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit - Sign Up
Nov 29 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4pm
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.

 

PS 154 MODELL’S “TEAM WEEK” FUNDRAISER

FROM NOV 17-DEC 31

Thanks PS 154 parent Nick Chang for setting us up with this fundraiser where YOU get 15% off at Modell’s and PS 154 gets 5% back on every purchase you make! Please check your child’s backpack for the paper coupon. Or show this digital coupon on your phone at checkout. Extra coupons for friends and family can be picked up in the main office.

Check out the MANY ways you can help PS 154 during this holiday shopping season.

 

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NOVEMBER PTA MEETING

MON, NOV 20, 6:30 pm at PS 154

Get an update from Principal Buckley about Responsive Classroom Training and other school news, and get an update from Community Board 7 chairperson Jeremy Laufer about what’s going on in our community. Bring your concerns or ideas about our neighborhood! Also, VOTE on adding the Diversity Committee mission statement to our PS 154 PTA Bylaws.

 

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PS 154 WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 2, NOON-4 PM at PS 154

PS 154's annual Winter Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope to see you there. For right now… we need YOUR HELP!
Volunteer! We still have 52 slots to fill—please pitch in at this community event.

Donate food! Casseroles are great, sweet treats are terrific.

Plus, the Teacher & Staff Experiences Raffle — where kids can enter to win an experience with their favorite teacher or staff member — is now open with online pre sales for your convenience.

 

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BOOK FAIR

DEC 5-8 at PS 154

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair. All classes will have an opportunity to shop during school. We will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Dec 7 with an additional adult selection. Books start at $5 and go up from there. 35% of the proceeds will go to the PTA! Thank you Fork + Pencil! We will also have used books for $1. Parents and family, please sign up to help.

Also, save your USED BOOKS! We'd love to sell any gently used elementary age appropriate books at the fair and will be accepting them Mon, Nov 27 through Fri, Dec 1 in the MMR.
 

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GENERATIONS CAMPAIGN

This campaign aims to share all the incredible PTA funded programs that our children benefit from with your family. We do this by collecting names of grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and special friends to whom we make a one-time annual fund appeal. Please give us contact information!

 

FREE AROUND TOWN

Sunday, December 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

CITY OF SCIENCE is Back! Once again, please join the World Science Festival and Con Edison to explore this FREE buzzing metropolis of larger-than-life interactive installations and hands-on activities. CITY OF SCIENCE is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the power of STEM through exposure to hands-on science that sticks with kids. Check out the FLYER.

 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Nov 7 - Election Day, NO SCHOOL for students. Teacher in-service day
Nov 7 - New Families Happy Hour, 6-9 pm at Double Windsor (Details below)
Nov 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Nov 14 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Nov 15 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Nov 17 - Movie Night — movie to be announced soon!
Nov 20 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 23 & 24 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Nov 28 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit,
 Sign Up
Nov 29 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Dec 2 - Winter Fair, noon-4 pm
Dec 5-8 - Book Fair
Dec 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 am dismissal

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 

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NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

TUES, NOV 7, 6-9 PM AT THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

Are you a new family? Do you want to welcome new families? Do you just need a drink? Come to a happy hour to get to know PS 154 parents and support the PTA. Buy drink tickets for $6 each, at The Double Windsor on Prospect Park West, and half the proceeds go to the PTA of PS 154. Contact PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth with questions.

 


SAVE THE DATE - PS 154 WINTER FAIR

SAT, DEC 2, 2017, NOON - 4 PM at PS 154

PS 154's annual Winter Fair, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is fun for all ages. Enjoy inspired craft making, student performances, teacher experience and toy raffles, as well as a tasty lunch and delicious baked goods. There will also be a wonderful silent auction to enhance your holiday shopping. From event tickets and vacation stays to unique experiences and gift cards, everyone on your list will be covered. Plus, the wonderful Brooklyn Game Lab is sponsoring this event for the second year in the row, hosting amazing game experiences for the kids!

Volunteers are needed! Also, please sign up to donate food.
 

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WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS - FROM YOU!

Our auction committee members are already hard at work soliciting donations, however, the best and most interesting donations come from you, and those close to you, who adore your children. Can you help? Please reach out to Auction and Sponsorship Chair Jaymie Kelly at PTA_Info@ps154.org.
 


BUY A KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154

We have some Casio Keyboards that used to be part of our music program and are no longer being used. They are in excellent condition. We are selling them for $20 each. All proceeds benefit the PTA of PS154. Buy one here.
 

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Nov 3  - Special Friend and Family - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15am (Details below)
Nov 7 - Election Day, NO SCHOOL for students. Teacher in-service day
Nov 7 - New Families Happy Hour, 6-9 pm at Double Windsor (Details below)
Nov 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Nov 14 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Nov 15 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP
Nov 17 - Movie Night — movie to be announced soon!
Nov 20 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Nov 23 & 24 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 


WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS – FROM YOU!

Our auction committee members are already hard at work soliciting donations, however, the best and most interesting donations come from you, and those close to you, who adore your children. Several PS 154 parents have already made fantastic donations or have connected us with someone who can (thank you very much!), but every year we must get NEW donations, as older parents leave.

Do you or does someone close to you:

  • teach a class, give lessons, or tutor and can donate their time and expertise?
  • have connections for tickets to performances or special events?
  • have a skill that would provide a service or unique experience for a child, adult or family?
  • own or work at a business which can donate a gift certificate, merchandise or service?
  • own a vacation home and can donate a week long or weekend stay?

Please let us know what you’d like to donate by emailing Auction and Sponsorship Chair Jaymie Kelly at PTA_Info@ps154.org.
 


BUY A CASIO KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154!

We have some Casio Keyboards that used to be part of our music program and are no longer being used. They are in excellent condition. We are selling them for $20 each. All proceeds benefit the PTA of PS 154. Buy one here.
 


SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY

FRI, NOV 3, 8:35 - 9:15am

We encourage you to invite a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or special family friend to share in the joy of participating in your child's classroom from 8:35-9:15 am (our usual time for Family Friday). We hope this day will be a great opportunity for your child to share a small piece of their school experience with someone close to them. We ask that only one (maximum 2) visitors per child attend, so that there's enough room for everyone's special friends and family. We are looking forward to welcoming your child's special family and friends to PS 154!

For special friends and family, please let us know if they would like to join us for a PTA-sponsored breakfast in the MMR after Family Friday. RSVP here.

Please note that if your child doesn’t have a “special” someone to attend, a parent or guardian is still welcome!

 

NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

TUES, NOV 7, 6-9 PM at THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

Are you a new family? Do you want to welcome new families? Do you just need a drink? Come to a happy hour to get to know PS 154 parents and support the PTA. Buy drink tickets for $6 each, at The Double Windsor on Prospect Park West, and half the proceeds go to the PTA of PS154. Contact PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth with questions.

 

MEETING MINUTES AND MORE

Visit www.ps154.org/your-pta to check out meeting minutes and budgets from our first two PTA meetings.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5pm We STILL need your help! Sign up here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am in the Cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd - 5th Grade Armory Visit, Volunteers Needed: Sign Up
Nov 3  - Special Friend and Family - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am (Details below)
Nov 7 - Election Day, NO SCHOOL for students. Teacher in-service day
Nov 7 - New Families Happy Hour, 6-9 pm at Double Windsor (Details below)
Nov 14 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8 am
Nov 14 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4:30 pm
Nov 15 - Tour for Prospective Parents, 9:30 am, RSVP

Look ahead to all events on our school calendar here.
 


BOO BASH IS TOMORROW!

We can’t wait! Buy your tickets online today and save time at the door! We still need a few VOLUNTEERS! Sign up here. And please consider dropping off some baked good for us to sell. Drop off tomorrow between 11-5.
 

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TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF

UNICEF is a humanitarian organization that helps children around the world, including those affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Please consider asking your child to “trick or treat for UNICEF!”

Children carry their little orange boxes and collect donations while trick-or-treating. The boxes will be available at Boo Bash on Saturday 10/21 and then in the main office up until Halloween. You can donate money collected online. Or, you can bring it to the collection stations along the Park Slope parade route from 3 to 7pm on Halloween.


THANK YOU SUN DOJO!

Thank you to Sun Dojo and PS 154 parent Laurel Carroll for the fantastic Self-Defense for Kids & Tweens class last weekend. Because the event sold out, you may not have been able to access this class for your child. Sun Dojo is planning a pre-teen and teen class on November 4. Stay updated by visiting Sun Dojo’s website to be aware of future self-defense classes for kids.
 


BUY A CASIO KEYBOARD AND SUPPORT PS 154!

We have some Casio Keyboards that used to be part of our music program and are no longer being used. They are in excellent condition. We are selling them for $20 each. All proceeds benefit the PTA of PS 154. Buy one here.

 

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SCHOOL PHOTOS

Thank you to parent Abby Palanca for organizing Picture Day this week! Proofs from Stomping Ground, our photo vendor, are expected to arrive around November 8. If you’re child was absent, make up day is November 13. Fifth grade cap & gown photos will also be taken that day. Questions? Email Abby Palanca at abbypalancapta@gmail.com.
 

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PTA MEETING

TUES, OCT 24 at 8:30AM at PS 154

Agenda items will include:

  • State Assemblymember Bobby Carroll will talk about state budgeting and how it affects our school.

  • We are proposing a PTA expense of $1,000 to support our teachers in their work with the Diversity Book Club. You will have a chance to speak if you wish, and we will all vote.


DISTRICT 15 ELEMENTARY ADMISSIONS EVENT

TUES, OCT 24, 5-7:30 PM

At PS 24, 427 38th St

Learn how to apply to PreK, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented programs.


CEC 15 MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS FORUM

WED, OCT 25, 6:30-8:30 PM

At MS 136, 4th Ave btwn 40-41st St

Find out about all District 15 Middle Schools, also hear Superintendent Anita Skop's Contract for Excellence (C4E) Presentation.
 

SPECIAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY at NOV FAMILY FRIDAY

FRI, NOV 3, 2017, 8:35-9:15 am

We encourage you to invite a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or special family friend to share in the joy of participating in your child's classroom from 8:35-9:15 am (our usual time for Family Friday). We hope this day will be a great opportunity for your child to share a small piece of their school experience with someone close to them. We ask that only one (maximum 2) visitors per child attend, so that there's enough room for everyone's special friends and family. We are looking forward to welcoming your child's special family and friends to PS 154!


NEW FAMILY HAPPY HOUR!

TUES, NOV 7, 6-9 PM at THE DOUBLE WINDSOR

Are you a new family? Do you want to welcome new families? Do you just need a drink? Come to a happy hour to get to know PS 154 parents and support the PTA. Buy drink tickets for $6 each, at The Double Windsor on Prospect Park West, and half the proceeds go to the PTA of PS 154. Contact PTA Membership Manager Teri Roth with questions.