OUR SCHOOL'S EVENTS ARE COMMUNITY BUILDING

Not only are our events an important part of the PTA’s fundraising activities, PTA events are also about bringing our community together in fun ways to allow everyone associated with P.S. 154 to show their support for our children and their teachers. Your participation helps our children and our community grow!

CALENDAR

Follow the school calendar to keep track of events! 

2018-2019 EVENTS

Read-A-Thon

Jan 7-Jan 25

PS 154 is full of super readers! Log those minutes and raise money for our wonderful school at the same time!


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Responsive Classroom Parent Info Session

WED, JAN 23, 6:30pm - 7:45pm (6:30-7:15 presentation, 7:15 - 7:45 Q&A) IN THE MMR
FREE!

BABYSITTING available for school-age children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

This is an info session for PS 154 parents to learn more about Responsive Classroom, the PTA-funded school-wide SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) program. Parents will learn about how the Responsive Classroom approach empowers our teachers to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities to give our kids a sense of belonging and feel significant. Carolyn Rottman, M.Ed., the Responsive Classroom consultant who will lead the session, will demonstrate the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL) and offer parents Responsive Classroom-inspired tools and language to use at home.


Movie Night

Fri, Feb  1, 6pm

Come in pjs, bring a blanket, and get ready to get cozy for the best kind of movie night at your school! Please review the Code of Conduct introduced at January’s movie night, so we can all continue to have a great time together. 

Please consider bringing something for the bake sale, too! (Store-bought is more than welcome!!)


The Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee's PS 154 Parenting Book Club!

THURS, FEB 28 at 6:30 pm in the MMR

*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her site is https://www.ahaparenting.com/ and her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.  

Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham

We will have 90 minutes to share our thoughts and ideas, and then can continue socializing off site at a TBD location once our time is up.

Book discount from Terrace Books
We have partnered again with Terrace Books at 242 Prospect Park West to offer parents a 20% discount on the purchase of the book. To do so, order the book online through the link and instructions below:

Link to buy the book at a discount: https://www.communitybookstore.net/book/9780345442864


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PS 154 Art Gallery

Sat, Feb 9, 12:00-3:00pm
FREE admission with $1 tickets for concessions

Please join us for a gallery opening in our very own school.  In past years, our school has come together as classes to create collaborative class art projects that were then entered into an auction.  This year, we’re trying something new that is focused on developing and sharing our students' individual artistry. Our budding student artists will each create a piece of art to have on display.

Each grade will have its own project, including specific materials and techniques related to the work of a specific artist.  

Kindergarten will explore Kandinsky's flowers.
First grade will collage, with inspiration from Matisse.
Second Grade will go back in time to ancient Namibian charcoal drawings.
Third Grade will make self-portraits influenced by the color work of Paul Klee.
Fourth grade will learn about Hilma af Klimt's work and make a traditional or abstract plant still life. Fifth grade will follow the pencil lines of Picasso by recreating some of his master drawings...upside-down!

Art will be on display and available for you to take home. Refreshments will be served. Come join us and be inspired!


Comedy 154

Wed, Feb 13
at Littlefield NYC in Brooklyn
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35

We now have an amazing confirmed line up...

Janeane Garofalo • David Cross • Jon Glaser • Jo Firestone

Please join us to support, PS154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh! Our PS 154 community have access to advance ticket sales until

Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!

This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***


Lip Sync Battle

Fri, Feb 15, 6:00-8:30pm
FREE with signup
Friday, February 8
Doors open at 6:00pm; performances start at 6:30pm.  

You’re invited to our first-ever Lip Sync Battle!  This is a FREE EVENT, brought to you by the PTA of PS 154!

Bring your best lip syncing performance to our MMR stage!  Please sign up here [link], indicating which song you will lip sync.  Also, please consider signing up as a group -- due to time constraints, we will cap the performances at 30 songs.  

PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPETE! Things to consider: your costume, props...  There will be [meaningful, inexpensive] awards in every category!

Can't wait to see how our community brings it!


Movie Night (Special Programming TBA)    

Friday, Mar 1, 6:00-8:30pm

March Movie Night will feature a different kind of entertainment. Stay tuned!


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PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM

Fri, March 22, 2019, at 6pm to 9:30 am the next morning

PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.   


Spring Gala

Thursday, March 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE Picnic House IN PROSPECT PARK


WHO: your school community, friends and neighbors

WHAT: a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire)

WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00-10:00pm

WHERE: The Picnic House in Prospect Park  map

WHY: to show our commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154!  Without PTA funding, our kids wouldn’t have access to Tiny Scientist, the Maker Space featuring Koko, chess, music, sign language and more! Help us ensure that these enrichments continue to be part of our students’ days!

HOW: Tickets are available below!
Earlybird tickets: $80 per ticket (available until Jan 31, 2019)
Regular admission: $95 per ticket
Super Supporter: $250 per ticket (proceeds go toward sponsoring PS 154 teacher tickets)
A lottery for limited quantity of $20 gala tickets will be available as well.

Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.


Poetry Night Extravaganza

DATE TBA

Students are invited to participate in a school-wide poetry reading. Come celebrate your poetic child with us!


Movie Night

Fri, May 3, 6:00-8:30pm

PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!


Spring Fling Schoolyard Carnival

Wed, May 15

A schoolday carnival. More information coming soon!


See-you-in-September Schoolyard Picnic

Fri, June 7, 3:00-8:00pm

Come celebrate a wonderful school year with a schoolyard picnic. Bring balls, blankets, and a little nosh to slow down with friends and family.  


Chess Tournament

Sun, June 9, 12:00-4:00pm

Come practice your chess skills with your classmates at the annual PS 154 chess tournament.