Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

June 14 - PS 154 at the Cyclones Game, 7pm
June 18 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR
June 18 - SLT, 4pm
June 19 - 5th Grade Graduation
June 20 - K102, K110, & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR
June 21 - 5th Grade Dance, 6:45pm in the MMR
June 24 - New K Parent/Guardian Orientation, 8:45am in the MMR
June 26 - Last Day of School! Dismissal is at 11:30am


2019 - 2020 School Year

  • Summer letters will go out by mid-August (Please see note below regarding emails)

  • September 5, First Day of School (½ Day for Kindergarten)

  • Check out next year’s DOE Calendar here: English, Spanish, Chinese


Summer Emails

Letters from your new teacher(s), Mr. Foreman, and the PTA After School will be sent out by mid-August. Each year you must give us permission and provide us with the email you would like us to use (even if you think we have your email address, you still need to do this every year). If we do not have permission to email the letters, we will send them home via regular USPS mail.

  • Please email Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@ps154.org with the following information:
    Child’s Full Name, Current Grade, Your Name & Preferred Email Address (you can include two if needed)






BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FOR PS 154 FAMILIES & FRIENDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Pre-Game School Spirit Parade 6:15pm, game at 7pm

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!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your PTA at PTA_Info@ps154.org or Karen Sarraga-Russell at 646.775.8719 and we will help you out!

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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 by June 30 for the best pricing and delivery to the school. Extended online ordering is available through EduKit's Last Chance Program from July 1st through August 9th.  Last Chance orders are subject to a $20 additional fee and will be delivered to your home before school begins. (You will need to lug your Last Chance order to school.)

A complete list of items included in each kit can be downloaded from the PS 154 Windsor Terrace School ordering page.

If you have any questions or problems please contact Virginia Jarvis at virginiamjarvis@gmail.com or the EduKit representative Colleen Sullivan at colleen.sullivan@edukitinc.com. If you need to pay by check please write your child's name and grade and leave a check for the appropriate amount in the PTA lockbox by June 27.

ORDER HERE




IN THE COMMUNITY




New York Historical Society USCIS Preparation

The New York Historical Society offers a FREE program to prepare permanent residents for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization exam. Engage parents and strengthen community ties by bringing this grant-funded program into your school.

The 24-hour interactive program covers all 100 civics questions and includes preparation for the naturalization exam. To attend The Citizenship Project, please click here.






CEC15 Special Session Meeting

Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 pm
Location: P.S. 32, 317 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

CEC15 and the Office of District Planning invites you to attend a community meeting on the Rezoning of P.S. 32 and SubDistrict 3.  More details to follow.





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NYC Disability Pride Parade

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

The NYC Department of Education is proud to celebrate the NYC Disability Pride Parade! March with us on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 to increase the knowledge and awareness of disability history, the disability rights movement, and to promote the inclusion and visibility of people with disabilities.

The parade begins at Madison Square Park at 11:00 a.m but we will gather beginning 10:30a.m. The event will include performances, music, and remarks from NYC officials. For more information and to register to march with the DOE, please go towww.tinyurl.com/DOEParade2019.  For questions email disabilityprideparade@schools.nyc.gov.  We will provide additional details in the near future. See attached flyer.

Disability rights are civil rights!! Please save the date and register!

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

June 7 - Schoolyard Picnic, 6pm
June 9 - Chess Tournament, 12pm
June 9 - Parent Band Night, 6:30pm at Union Hall
June 10 - PTA General Mtg and Coffee with Principal - Budget Vote
June 11 - School Closed for Students - Clerical Day
June 13 - 5th Grade Ballroom Dance Performance, Holy Name Shepherd’s Hall, 6pm
June 14 - PS 154 at the Cyclones Game, 7pm
June 18 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR
June 18 - SLT, 4pm
June 19 - 5th Grade Graduation
June 20 - K102, K110, & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR
June 21 - 5th Grade Dance, 6:45pm in the MMR
June 24 - New K Parent/Guardian Orientation, 8:45am in the MMR
June 26 - Last Day of School! Dismissal is at 11:30am








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See-you-in-September Schoolyard Picnic

Fri, June 7, 6:00-8:00pm

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





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PS 154's Sometimes Annual Parent Band Night!

Sunday June 9th, 6:00 PM (doors)
Union Hall, 702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Raise money for your favorite elementary school, while jamming with some amazing parent bands!   

Buy tickets here (link)!  $20 advance/$25 at the door

Featuring: The Windsor Terrors, NWSPR, The Mercantillers, The Waystrels, Palomar, Charles Bissell from The Wrens, Mark Rozzo and the Three Gentlemen, and Jennifer Silva






BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FOR PS 154 FAMILIES & FRIENDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Pre-Game School Spirit Parade 6:15pm, game at 7pm

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!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your PTA at PTA_Info@ps154.org or Karen Sarraga-Russell at 646.775.8719 and we will help you out!




IN THE COMMUNITY



CEC15 Calendar/Business Meeting

Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm
Tentative Location: P.S. 38, Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Representatives from NYU will talk to us about their Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard. Some of our D15 schools are already using this tool and you can use this Scorecard at your school, too. In addition, we are seeking feedback from the public on the rezoning of SubDistrict 3.


CEC15 Special Session Meeting

Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 pm
Location: P.S. 32, 317 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

CEC15 and the Office of District Planning invites you to attend a community meeting on the Rezoning of P.S. 32 and SubDistrict 3.  More details to follow.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

June 3 - 5th Grade Trip to Wagon Road
June 4 - School Closed, Eid al-Fitr
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 6 - School Closed For Students - Chancellor’s Conference Day
June 7 - 5th Grade v Teachers Kickball Game (morning)
June 7 - Schoolyard Picnic, 6pm
June 9 - Chess Tournament, 12pm
June 9 - Parent Band Night, 6:30pm at Union Hall
June 10 - PTA General Mtg and Coffee with Principal - Budget Vote
June 11 - School Closed for Students - Clerical Day
June 13 - 5th Grade Ballroom Dance Performance, Holy Name Shepherd’s Hall, 6pm
June 14 - PS 154 at the Cyclones Game, 7pm
June 18 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR
June 18 - SLT, 4pm
June 19 - 5th Grade Graduation
June 20 - K102, K110, & K210 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR
June 21 - 5th Grade Dance, 7pm in the MMR
June 24 - New K Parent/Guardian Orientation, 8:45am in the MMR
June 26 - Last Day of School! Dismissal is at 11:30am





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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.  






11TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 12-4 PM
$25 PER ENTRANT

Open to ALL students GRADES K-5; 4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5
REGISTER





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PS 154's Sometimes Annual Parent Band Night!

Sunday June 9th, 6:00 PM (doors)
Union Hall, 702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Raise money for your favorite elementary school, while jamming with some amazing parent bands!   

Buy tickets here (link)!  $20 advance/$25 at the door

Featuring: The Windsor Terrors, NWSPR, The Mercantillers, The Waystrels, Palomar, Charles Bissell from The Wrens, Mark Rozzo and the Three Gentlemen, and Jennifer Silva






BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FOR PS 154 FAMILIES & FRIENDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Pre-Game School Spirit Parade 6:15pm, game at 7pm

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!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your PTA at PTA_Info@ps154.org or Karen Sarraga-Russell at 646.775.8719 and we will help you out!




IN THE COMMUNITY



THE WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL

May 22 - June 2

The World Science Festival returns to New York City, and we want you to join us! Explore New York City’s waterways, gaze at the stars in Brooklyn Bridge Park, let your inner scientist out, and so much more at this year's World Science Festival. View All Youth and Family Programs HERE!


BIG APPLE GAMES!

PSAL would like welcome NYC families to the PSAL Big Apple Games FREE summer program!

The Big Apple Games is an extension of the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). The program targets students from ages 8-18 including students with special needs.

The 2018 summer program will operate from Monday, July 8th to Thursday, August 8th. Big Apple Games programming includes a full day camp including arts & crafts, as well as sport-specific programming. Breakfast/lunch is included! Registration is now open! To register online for a Big Apple Games program near you, sign up here:https://www.psal.org/psalapps/bigapple/#/registration

Parents are also welcome to register children in-person on the first day of camp. For more information regarding Big Apple Games, please visit this link:http://www.psal.org/articles/article-detail.aspx#28325

US CENSUS JOB FAIR

Meet with the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Recruiting Team
Earn between $20.00 and $27.50 per hour

Friday, June 7th 10:30am - 1:30pm
United Senior Citizens Center of Sunset Park
475 53rd St @ 5th Ave.
R/N Train to 53rd St

Wednesday, June 12th 10am - 1pm
Community Board 7 & Center for Family Life
443 39th St, 4th Fl
R/N/D trains to 36th St.

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May 27 - School is Closed, Memorial Day
May 28 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance, daytime shows
May 29 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance daytime shows
May 30 - 3rd - 5th Grade Music Concert, 9:30am at K280 Auditorium, Volunteer
May 31 - Field Day, We Need Help - Volunteer
June 3 - 5th Grade Trip to Wagon Road
June 4 - School Closed, Eid al-Fitr
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 6 - School Closed For Students - Chancellor’s Conference Day
June 7 - 5th Grade v Teachers Kickball Game (morning)
June 7 - Schoolyard Picnic, 6pm
June 9 - Chess Tournament, 12pm
June 9 - Parent Band Night, 6:30pm at Union Hall
June 10 - PTA General Mtg and Coffee with Principal - Budget Vote
June 11 - School Closed for Students - Clerical Day
June 13 - 5th Grade Ballroom Dance Performance, Holy Name Shepherd’s Hall, 6pm
June 14 - PS 154 at the Cyclones Game, 7pm
June 18 - K101 & K201 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR
June 18 - SLT, 4pm
June 19 - 5th Grade Graduation
June 20 - K-102, K-110, & K-210 Stepping Up, 9:30am in the MMR





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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.  






11TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 12-4 PM
$25 PER ENTRANT

Open to ALL students GRADES K-5; 4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5
REGISTER





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PS 154's Sometimes Annual Parent Band Night!

Sunday June 9th, 6:00 PM (doors)
Union Hall, 702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Raise money for your favorite elementary school, while jamming with some amazing parent bands!   

Buy tickets here (link)!  $20 advance/$25 at the door

Featuring: The Windsor Terrors, NWSPR, The Mercantillers, The Waystrels, Palomar, Charles Bissell from The Wrens, Mark Rozzo and the Three Gentlemen, and Jennifer Silva






BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FOR PS 154 FAMILIES & FRIENDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Pre-Game School Spirit Parade 6:15pm, game at 7pm

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!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your PTA at PTA_Info@ps154.org or Karen Sarraga-Russell at 646.775.8719 and we will help you out!




IN THE COMMUNITY



THE WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL

May 22 - June 2

The World Science Festival returns to New York City, and we want you to join us! Explore New York City’s waterways, gaze at the stars in Brooklyn Bridge Park, let your inner scientist out, and so much more at this year's World Science Festival. View All Youth and Family Programs HERE!


BIG APPLE GAMES!

PSAL would like welcome NYC families to the PSAL Big Apple Games FREE summer program!

The Big Apple Games is an extension of the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). The program targets students from ages 8-18 including students with special needs.

The 2018 summer program will operate from Monday, July 8th to Thursday, August 8th. Big Apple Games programming includes a full day camp including arts & crafts, as well as sport-specific programming. Breakfast/lunch is included! Registration is now open! To register online for a Big Apple Games program near you, sign up here:https://www.psal.org/psalapps/bigapple/#/registration

Parents are also welcome to register children in-person on the first day of camp. For more information regarding Big Apple Games, please visit this link:http://www.psal.org/articles/article-detail.aspx#28325

US CENSUS JOB FAIR

Meet with the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Recruiting Team
Earn between $20.00 and $27.50 per hour

Friday, June 7th 10:30am - 1:30pm
United Senior Citizens Center of Sunset Park
475 53rd St @ 5th Ave.
R/N Train to 53rd St

Wednesday, June 12th 10am - 1pm
Community Board 7 & Center for Family Life
443 39th St, 4th Fl
R/N/D trains to 36th St.

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Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled) - Wear Red or Pink
May 21 -  K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 21 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
May 24 - Cyclones Baseball Assembly
May 27 - School is Closed, Memorial Day
May 28 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance, daytime shows
May 29 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance daytime shows
May 30 - 3rd - 5th Grade Music Concert, 9:30am at K280 Auditorium, Volunteer
May 31 - Field Day, We Need Help - Volunteer
June 3 - 5th Grade Trip to Wagon Road
June 4 - School Closed, Eid al-Fitr
June 5 - 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia
June 6 - School Closed For Students - Chancellor’s Conference Day
June 7 - 5th Grade v Teachers Kickball Game (morning)
June 7 - Schoolyard Picnic, 6pm
June 9 - Chess Tournament, 12pm
June 9 - Parent Band Night, 6:30pm at Union Hall
June 10 - PTA General Mtg and Coffee with Principal - Budget Vote
June 11 - School Closed for Students - Clerical Day
June 13 - 5th Grade Ballroom Dance Performance, Holy Name Shepherd’s Hall, 6pm
June 14 - PS 154 at the Cyclones Game, 7pm



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.  





11TH ANNUAL PS 154 CHESS TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 12-4 PM
$25 PER ENTRANT

Open to ALL students GRADES K-5; 4 sections: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2+3, and 4+5
REGISTER





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PS 154's Sometimes Annual Parent Band Night!

Sunday June 9th, 6:00 PM (doors)
Union Hall, 702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Raise money for your favorite elementary school, while jamming with some amazing parent bands!   

Buy tickets here (link)!  $20 advance/$25 at the door

Featuring: The Windsor Terrors, NWSPR, The Mercantillers, The Waystrels, Palomar, Charles Bissell from The Wrens, Mark Rozzo and the Three Gentlemen, and Jennifer Silva





BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FOR PS 154 FAMILIES & FRIENDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Pre-Game School Spirit Parade 6:15pm, game at 7pm

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!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

If you are NOT able to buy tickets online, please contact your PTA at PTA_Info@ps154.org or Karen Sarraga-Russell at 646.775.8719 and we will help you out!




IN THE COMMUNITY


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Annual Brooklyn Answer Fair

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 11am - 2pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue

The Brooklyn Answer Fair! is a real-time, in-person opportunity to ask your questions and get answers and information from dozens of local, city, and state agencies, organizations, and service providers.*  

The event will include a shred-a-thon hosted by AARP and free rain barrels distributed by the Department of Environmental Protection.

To reserve a rain barrel and for more information please email CarrollR@nyassembly.gov or call 718-788-7221.

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May 13 - PTA Survey Deadline
May 15 - May Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30pm - Details will go home in backpacks
May 15 - Science Day Out! Volunteer
May 16 - PTA General Meeting (ELECTIONS), 6:30pm
May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled)
May 21 -  K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 21 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
May 24 - Cyclones Baseball Assembly
May 27 - School is Closed, Memorial Day
May 28 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance, daytime shows
May 29 - 3rd Grade Theater Performance daytime shows
May 30 - 3rd - 5th Grade Music Concert, 9:30am at K280 Auditorium, Volunteer
May 31 - Field Day, More information coming soon - Volunteers will be needed




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PTA SURVEY: YOUR VOICES ARE NEEDED BY MONDAY, MAY 13!

Our PTA raises approximately $250,000 yearly to support PS 154. We want to hear from YOU about how we raise and spend this money.

Please fill out ONE survey per family; if you have more than one child at the school, please make sure you provide feedback for EACH grade. And please CLICK THROUGH to the end!

FILL IT OUT HERE





Music Concert VOLUNTEERS NEEDED May 30th!

Please contact CGabel@ps154.org if you are available to help with the following during the concert. She also needs to borrow a powered audio mixer for passive speakers for the concert - if you have one that she can use please contact her.

  • Transport, unload and load audio equipment to and from auditorium (7:30am and 11:30am) Car needed and 1 or 2 people can split the job.

  • Tune ukuleles; tuners provided (8:30am) - 2 people

  • Pass out programs (9:15am) 2 people

  • Move ukuleles on to stage and make sure each child has an instrument on the stage during concert.

Click here to sign up for these assignments.






SCIENCE DAY OUT

Wed, May 15 during the school day

Science Day Out (the child of our former Spring Fling weekend carnival and last year’s Sciencetastic Day) will be held on Wednesday, May 15.  This event will be a local field day, with all grades participating in various ways, reinforcing their science curriculum and having fun throughout the day.

We need parent volunteers to help us run the all-day program.  Science-minded volunteers are welcome but not at all necessary.  Please come help us out! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eafad22a2fb6-science




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PTA 5K Fun Run for Public Schools

Saturday, May 11, Prospect Park, Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot
9am, number pickup, pre-race activities
10am, race starts

Sign up now

Questions, please email: Amy May or Lisa Zullig

School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and may raise additional money through sponsors.




IN THE COMMUNITY



Screening of "En El Séptimo Día" at MS 447

May 14, 6pm at MS447

Q&A afterwards with filmmaker Jim McKay Check out more on these flyers:

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Special Education Information Workshop

May 14, 9:30am - 11:00am at PS 24

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HTTPS://PS24-INTRO.EVENTBRITE.COM

Please see the flyers for more information






How to Teach Social Emotional Skills and Help Kids Succeed: An Evening with Ross Greene

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8 pm
P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn

Dr. Ross Greene is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Raising Human Beings, and Lost & Found and a pioneer in the field of child psychology. The innovative, evidence-based treatment approach described in his books provides a compassionate, accurate understanding of behavioral challenges and a non-punitive, non-adversarial approach for reducing challenging episodes, solving problems, teaching skills, improving communication and repairing relationships. Dr. Greene lectures widely throughout the world. This event is open to the public. Free child care available for school-age children. $5 suggested donation. Sponsored by the PS 321 PTA.

RESERVE HERE

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm
May 6 - 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 - Visiting Scientist Day for 4th & 5th Grades, 9am
May 7 - K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 7 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8am
May 9 - Poetry Night, 6:30pm
May 10 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9:30am in the MMR
May 10 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 10:30am in the MMR
May 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30pm; Details will go home in backpacks
May 15 - Science Day Out!
May 16 - PTA General Meeting (ELECTIONS), 6:30pm
May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled)
May 21 -  K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up
May 21 - SLT Meeting, 4pm
May 24 - Cyclones Baseball Assembly
May 27 - School is Closed, Memorial Day


May Parent Teacher Conferences

Wed, May 15, 4:30–7:30 pm

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 here (also going 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 also reach out to you directly if he/she feels that a conference is necessary. Conferences will be approximately ten minutes, and if a teacher cannot meet with all of his/her parents in need on May 15, that teacher will schedule an alternative time with you.

Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions.


We Need you in the School Yard!

Morning Volunteers



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Lost & Found!

Spring has Sprung and so has our Lost & Found! Please check it out in the MMR before Wednesday morning to find your child’s lost items. Your children can also take the time to check the Lost & Found during the school day, or after dismissal.




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TONIGHT! PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, MAY 3
Doors open at 6:00 — movie starts at 6:30!

This will be the last movie night of the year! Join us for a showing of Mary Poppins to close out a great series of movie nights this year.

$5 per person (over age 3), $1 concessions
Reminder: This is not a drop off event, every child needs an adult chaperone.





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POETRY NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA

THURSDAY, MAY 9 6:30-7:30PM

Join us for a celebration of your poetic children.  All students will have the opportunity to read their poetry at this very special open mic night.

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PTA 5K Fun Run for Public Schools

Saturday, May 11, Prospect Park, Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot
9am, number pickup, pre-race activities
10am, race starts

Sign up now

Questions, please email: Amy May or Lisa Zullig

School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and may raise additional money through sponsors.




IN THE COMMUNITY




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BORDERS & BELONGING

Sat, May 4, 2-4 pm
At PS 10, 511 7th Ave

An author event for all ages! The PS10 PTA welcomes Newbery award-winning author Matt de la Peña and DREAMer and NY Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz NY, in conversation with New York Times nonfiction critic Jennifer Szalai, to share perspectives on immigration, social justice, and the power of stories—from picture books to superhero novels—to connect us all.

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CEC District 15 Science Fair

May 4, 2pm - 4pm, PS 32- 317 Hoyt Street





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Special Education Information Workshop

May 14, 9:30am - 11:00am at PS 24

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HTTPS://PS24-INTRO.EVENTBRITE.COM

Please see the flyers for more information






How to Teach Social Emotional Skills and Help Kids Succeed: An Evening with Ross Greene

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8 pm
P.S. 321, 180 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn

Dr. Ross Greene is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Raising Human Beings, and Lost & Found and a pioneer in the field of child psychology. The innovative, evidence-based treatment approach described in his books provides a compassionate, accurate understanding of behavioral challenges and a non-punitive, non-adversarial approach for reducing challenging episodes, solving problems, teaching skills, improving communication and repairing relationships. Dr. Greene lectures widely throughout the world. This event is open to the public. Free child care available for school-age children. $5 suggested donation. Sponsored by the PS 321 PTA.

RESERVE HERE

Weekly Newsletter

COMING UP

April 19 - April 26 - Spring Break - School is Closed
April 25 - Final Deadline for Online School Survey
May 1 - Field Day TShirt Order Deadline
May 1 & 2 - Math State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
May 2 - Parenting Workshop - Dr. Laura Markham, 6:30pm
May 3 - Family Friday, Spring Planting, 8:35am - 9:15am
May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm
May 6 - 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 - Visiting Scientist Day for 4th & 5th Grades, 9am
May 7 - K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up (coming soon)
May 7 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8am
May 9 - Poetry Night, 6:30pm
May 10 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9:30am in the MMR
May 10 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 10:30am in the MMR
May 11 - PTA Fun Run
May 14 - May Parent Teacher Conferences & Family Potluck, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
May 15 - Science Day Out!
May 16 - PTA General Meeting (ELECTIONS), 6:30pm
May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled)



NYC SCHOOL SURVEY

They extended the deadline to complete the survey online to April 25. We’re only at 52% participation rate. We need more of you to complete the survey so we get the best picture of how our school is doing. Give us your honest opinion. Your feedback helps improve our school.

Complete the Survey online in five easy steps!

  1. Go to nycschoolsurvey.org

  2. Click on the link to the parent & guardian survey

  3. Enter your access code (found on the paper survey given out at Parent Teacher Conferences OR through the code lookup tool on the survey login page)

  4. Complete the survey

  5. Click “Submit”

Contact Debby Wattenbarger at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov with questions. For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363.



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ORDER FIELD DAY TSHIRTS BY MAY 1

PLEASE RESPOND BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st IF YOU ARE A NEW FAMILY OR IF YOUR CHILD LOST OR OUTGREW THEIR TSHIRT.

On Field Day, May 31, all students and staff will be wearing their school T-shirts. You may already have this shirt for your child. If it still fits, great! If you need a new one, we’re asking you to place an order and select a size.

Order online at PS154.ORG/SHOP/FIELDDAY by Monday, May 1st. Please do NOT place requests / payment in the PTA mailbox. If you are unable to pay for a shirt or need to pay cash / check, please contact Dana Klaboe at dklaboe@yahoo.com to get your order in and request the correct size.


“HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WANT TO COOPERATE WITHOUT YELLING, BRIBES, THREATS OR PUNISHMENT”

PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS” AUTHOR, DR. LAURA MARKHAM.

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham is coming to PS 154 to share practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, there will be a long Q&A at the end to ask individual questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:


• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.
• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.
• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.
• The most important parenting habit to create a peaceful home.
• Strategies to handle your own strong emotions so you can help your child.

Suggested donation $10 per PERSON (exclusive pricing for PS 154 families until Sunday 4/14. $20 tickets available to the community go on sale 4/15.)

REGISTER HERE



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PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT

FRI, MAY 3
Doors open at 6:00 — movie starts at 6:30!

This will be the last movie night of the year! Join us for a showing of Mary Poppins to close out a great series of movie nights this year.

$5 per person (over age 3), $1 concessions
Reminder: This is not a drop off event, every child needs an adult chaperone.




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PTA 5K Fun Run for Public Schools

Saturday, May 11, Prospect Park, Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot
9am, number pickup, pre-race activities
10am, race starts

Sign up now

Questions, please email: Amy May or Lisa Zullig

School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and may raise additional money through sponsors.


IN THE COMMUNITY




CEC District 15 Science Fair

May 4, 2pm - 4pm, PS 32- 317 Hoyt Street

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