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

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Thurs, Nov 15 - dismissal at 11:30am


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MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

Fri, Nov 16, schoolyard open at 6 pm, movie at 6:30 pm, in the MMR

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!

$5 per person (over age 3)
$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!


PTA GENERAL MEETING

Mon, Nov 19 at 6:30 pm in the MMR

Pizza + Babysitting available for school-aged children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.

Highlights will include a SEE Committee update: 

  • Renaming the SEE Committee

  • SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) — what is it, exactly, and does my kid need it? 

  • Upcoming programming: monthly parenting talks, book club

AND a parenting talk, "Raising your child's EQ," by Jane Bliss Birk, Leadership Coach and Facilitator SEE Committee Co-chair & 4th grade parent

Emotional intelligence is a hot topic for adults and children alike. Science is showing us that a person’s ability to manage his/her emotions (Emotional Intelligence Quotient - EQ) determines the quality of his life more fundamentally than IQ. Let’s look at what happens to the brain during meltdowns and tantrums (of both the adult and kid variety) and practice tools to calm the storm and raise EQ for more peaceful, productive exchanges with our kids. 


SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE TEXTILE DRIVE

NOV 26-30 in the MMR

Textile waste adds significantly to the waste stream — and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. Join the PTA’s Sustainability Committee in collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Take the opportunity to recycle unneeded stuff AND help raise money for our kids: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected!

What we can accept: clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. We cannot accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.

Collection bins are located in MMR.


“THE TALK” SEX ED 2.0 - WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS

Thurs, Nov 29, 6:30 - 8 pm - PLEASE NOTE ADJUSTED TIME FROM ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

60 min presentation, 30 min Q&A in the PS 154 Multi Media Room - MMR
Open to PS 154 parents and the wider community
Suggested donation $5
Babysitting: available onsite for children K and older

The SEE Committee has organized a workshop for parents to learn about a modern, healthy approach to talking about sex with our children.

Workshop Description

The notion that a single sex talk at home or a few health classes in school are enough to guide kids toward healthy choices and sexual empowerment is, thankfully, fading. But that leaves many parents floundering. Many of us want to encourage conversations with our children about bodies, gender, boundaries, consent, sex and sexuality, but we aren’t sure what to say, how to say it, or when to begin. When is the “right time” to start talking? How young is too young? What, exactly, should we be talking about at various ages?

In this workshop for parents of elementary­-aged children, sex educator Rachel Lotus will discuss the importance of the “early and often” approach to conversations about sexuality, explore the powerful connection between our own sex ed histories and the messages we send to our kids, and send parents home with actionable steps, practical help with language, and resources for all ages.

Topics include:

  • Early and often: start talking, keep talking.

  • Social and emotional side of sex education: beyond biology.

  • How and when to talk about difficult, oft ­avoided topics.

  • Reflections on our own sex ed histories. What are the belief systems we hope to leave behind or pass on to our children?

  • Points of entry: how to start conversations proactively instead of waiting for questions to arise.

  • Additional support for kids: sex ed classes with peers.

  • Resources for kids of all ages and stages.

    To learn more about the organization and the presenter: www.thetalknyc.com


PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB

Thurs, Dec 6 at 6:30 pm

*Please* join us for the second club meeting! The book is Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence, by Lawrence J. Cohen. 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.


Winter Fair

Sat, Dec 8, 12:00-4:00pm

A cozy winter festival for the family!

FREE Admission and $1 tickets for Games, Crafts, Food, and Treats

Come enjoy our Student Performances and Brooklyn Game Lab’s BATTLE LAB DUEL

Get your holiday shopping done with our Silent Auction and Teacher experience raffle plus a NEW local holiday market, featuring a Terrace Books pop-up shop.

Stomping Ground Photo will be offering portraits to families at PS 154 during WINTER FAIR

The $40 session fee goes to the school!
*Prints, files, and gifts are additional*
Below is the link to book a time slot. We can't wait to see you there! 

QUESTIONS? Email help@stompinggroundphoto.com

VOLUNTEER!

Please help us make Winter Fair happen! We need you to help turn our school into candy land, help our kids with craft projects, and serve our community food. All volunteers will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card!

CONSIDER AN AUCTION DONATION

Remember, this auction is one of the biggest ways we raise funds for our school. If you have something to donate, please email Auction Chair Karen Sarraga at ksarraga@gmail.com!

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Used Book Fair

Dec 17-Dec 21

Pre-loved books will be collected and distributed by grade so that all of our children will have access to new (to them) books.  We’re looking for more help organizing this essential event — please email Used Book Fair Chair, Inna Kalin if you’re interested in learning more!

We’re organizing a wonderful (and free) New-To-You Book Fair in December, and will start collecting books at our first PTA meeting.  Please group your donations by your best guess of grade level, and bring them to school on Monday, September 17 at 6:30pm.

With a used book fair, we get all the benefits of the Scholastic one, without the complication of handling money during the school day -- every student gets to participate at the same level.  We decided to test this concept this year after the superintendent implored PTAs to stop running Scholastic-type book fairs at a diversity town hall last spring. For those interested in buying new books while supporting our school, we’re looking into partnering with Terrace Books for a special week or two.  Stay tuned for more information!


Movie Night

Friday, Jan 4, 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!


Read-A-Thon

Jan 7-Jan 25

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


Movie Night

Fri, Feb 1, 6:00-8:30

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!


PS 154 Art Gallery

Sat, Feb 9, 12:00-3:00pm

Please join us for an exclusive gallery opening in our very own school.  All students will be invited to produce art for the gallery, which will be on display and available for sale.  Refreshments will be served.


Lip Sync Battle

Fri, Feb 15, 6:00-8:30pm

A free event open to our community, the lip sync battle will be a night of fun for kids and adults alike. Watch for our sign-up and come ready to perform!


Movie Night (Special Programming TBA)    

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

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


Spring Gala

DATE TBA

Please come support your school at our new spring fundraiser — an adults-only party, we’re going to have a fantastic time raising money for the essential school programs that make your child’s day. More information coming soon!  


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!


Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Friday, May 10


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.


Father’s Day Cookie Sale

Fri, June 14