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Important Dates

TONIGHT!! September 20 - Parents v Students Kickball Game, 6pm

September 23 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm in the MMR

September 24 - SLT meeting, 4pm

September 27 - 1st Grade Author Visit

Sept 30 & Oct 1 - School Closed

October 4 - Movie Night, 6pm

October 9 - School Closed

October 10 - Picture Day

October 11 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am (meet us in the MMR)

October 14 - School Closed

October 16 - PTA Exec Meeting, 6:30pm

October 19 - Boo Bash, 4:00 - 8:00pm


General Reminders

  • Do not park around the school in teacher parking. Please make room for your teachers to park so they can come into the school building on time.

  • No Double Parking! It is illegal and dangerous, even for a few seconds. If you are driving, please consider parking a block or so away and walking to drop off and/or pick up your child(ren).

  • Dismissal is the same rain or shine. Please keep the doorways clear and pick up your children only when they get to their line spots.


Morning Volunteers!

The School Yard is Closed to parents starting at 7:40am. We need volunteers! You can sign up to help here: Morning Volunteers


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Diversity Potluck & Parents vs. Kids Kickball Game

TONIGHT!! Friday, Sept 20 6:00 - 8:00PM

Please sign up to bring a dish or help run the potluck. And come watch the game!


First PTA General Meeting of the Year

Monday, Sept 23 6:30 - 8:00PM

Please join us for our first PTA General meeting of the year. We will cover:

  • PTA plans for the year

  • budget review

  • election

The election will round out our Executive Committee that serves our PTA.

  • We need to elect FOUR Member-at-Large positionsfor our Executive Committee. These positions are held open specifically for new parents at our school. They are a great way to learn about everything the PTA does to support our school and students.

  • We will also elect members to our open positions of Technology Chair, Community Events Chair, and Auction Chair. We are happy to have candidates for each of those roles, but we encourage all interested parties to run for any position available. You can nominate yourself or a friend from the floor!

  • There will also be many committees you can sign up for to contribute in that way. We want to have everyone included in any way they feel comfortable, and we can never have enough volunteers! If you have an idea for your involvement that you don't see here, email us!


SPEAKERS

There will be brief updates from Principal Foreman, our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger, Executive Committee members, and we will end the evening with a short talk from our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Committee Chair, Jane Bliss Birk, on the topic of Social Emotional Learning - Emotional Intelligence.

The meeting starts in the MMR at 6:30pm and Jane's talk will begin around 7:15pm.


CHILDCARE DURING THE MEETING

For a suggested donation of $5 per child to cover costs, there will be babysitting for school-aged children. Children will be given pizza and supervised by Ms. Guzzi in the cafeteria, or if weather permits, in the schoolyard. If your child prefers to stay with you, that is absolutely fine also.

Hope to see you there!


Around the Community

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting NYC (PBNYC) Cycle 9 is in its ideas phase! To learn more about Participatory Budgeting and submit ideas, we encourage community members to attend a Neighborhood Assembly (listed below). I hope to see you and the school community at one of our idea collection events.

Let us know you’re attending by clicking Going on the Facebook event page, which also includes information about other D39 sites Council Member Brad Lander and I will pop-up to collect ideas.

Neighborhood Assemblies

Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

PS 230, 1 Albemarle Road

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue

If you are unable to attend, submit your school’s ideas online, in our Participatory Budgeting website: https://pbnyc39.com/idea-collection/

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Important Dates

September 17 - Curriculum Night, 4:30pm. Details HERE.

September 19 - Middle School Info Session for 5th Grade, 8:30am OR 6:30pm

September 20 - Diversity Potluck and Parents vs Students Kickball Game, 6:00pm

September 21 - Brooklyn School Yard Garden Crawl

September 23 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm in the MMR

Sept 30 & Oct 1 - School Closed

October 4 - Movie Night, 6:00pm

October 9 - School Closed

October 10 - Picture Day

October 11 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am (meet us in the MMR)

October 14 - School Closed


Morning Volunteers!

The School Yard is Closed to parents starting at 7:40am. We need volunteers! You can sign up to help here: Morning Volunteers


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Diversity Potluck & Parents vs. Kids Kickball Game

Friday, Sept 20 6:00 - 8:00PM

Please sign up to bring a dish or help run the potluck.

And sign up here to coach and/or play in the kickball game.


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We’re back!

Please put these dates on your calendar!

September 10 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 8:00am

September 12 - Parents’ Happy Hour, 6:00 - 9:00pm at parent-owned Hamilton’s (2826 Fort Hamilton Pkwy)

September 17 - Curriculum Night, 4:30pm

September 20 - Diversity Potluck AND Parents v Students Kickball Game, 6:00 - 8:00pm

September 21 - Brooklyn School Yard Garden Crawl

September 23 - PTA Meeting with elections, 6:00pm in the MMR

Sept 30 & Oct 1 - School Closed

Look ahead at the entire year with the school calendar.

Arrival & Dismissal

In case you missed it, please read the Arrival & Dismissal Procedures for 2019-2020.

Parents’ Happy Hour

Thursday, September 12, 6:00-9:00pm

Meet us at PS 154 parent-owned Hamilton’s at 2826 Fort Hamilton Pkwy!

Parents’ Happy Hour is a great way to meet new people, see old friends, and make new ones! Drink tickets will be sold at the bar, and 50% of all sales will be donated to PS 154. Come have a drink, take a minute for yourself, and help your school at the same time.

Diversity Potluck AND Parents vs. Kids kickball Game

Friday, September 20, 6:00-8:00pm

Meet us in the schoolyard for a celebration of diversity and athleticism.

The Diversity Potluck is PS 154’s welcome back tradition. Sign up to bring a dish, and come enjoy the culinary cultures of your friends and neighbors. While you’re at it, get in the game and play some kickball against your kids! Sign-ups for both coming soon — please stay tuned!

PTA Meeting

Monday, September 23, 6:00pm

Meet in the MMR.

Come and hear from our school administrators and our PTA leaders to find out more about planning for this school year. Please consider throwing your hat in the ring for our open positions on the Exec Board: Members at Large; Chair of Technology, and Chair of Community-Building Events are all needed. We’re also looking for a new Winter Fair chair (or co-chair) to lead one of our wonderful events. We want YOU!

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BACK TO SCHOOL!

Please check out the following back to school dates, events, and meetings for September.

September 3 - SLT Meeting, 4:00pm

September 4 - Kindergarten After School Orientation, 9:00am

September 4 - Kindergarten Meet & Greet, 10:30am

September 5 - 1st Day of School - ½ Day for Kindergarten (dismiss at 11:30am)

September 10 - PTA Exec Meeting, 8:00am

September 12 - Parent Happy Hour, 6:30pm (location TBA)

September 17 - Curriculum Night, 4:30pm

September 20 - Parents v Students Kickball Game, 6:00pm

September 21 - Brooklyn School Yard Garden Crawl

September 21 - PTA Meeting, 6:00pm in the MMR

Sept 30 & Oct 1 - School Closed

Arrival & Dismissal

In case you missed it, please read the Arrival & Dismissal Procedures for 2019-2020.

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Kindergarten Meet & Greet

Wednesday, September 4

After School orientation: 9-10:30am // K Meet & Greet 10:30am-12:00pm.

Please join the PTA of PS 154 for a kindergarten playdate! Get your kindergartener comfortable in our school space, get to know other parents and kids, and say a quick hello to your new teachers! Please enter through the Sherman Street door and find us in the cafeteria!

You’ll hear from Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger and PTA President, Nicole Brier. Then the teachers will stop by briefly, and finally we'll head outside to play in the schoolyard and enjoy some bagels, juice, and coffee provided by the PTA. All kindergarteners, their siblings, and their adults (parents or caregivers) are invited!

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SUMMERTIME!


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)


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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

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COMING UP


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)


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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

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Legal Housing Assistance

Thurs, June 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Grand Army Plaza Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

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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!

www.tinyurl.com/DOEParade2019

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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!

www.tinyurl.com/DOEParade2019




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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.