Dear Parents & PS 154 Community,

As you may have heard, the 154 administration and PTA have joined forces on ONE WEEKLY EMAIL THAT EVERY PARENT WILL RECEIVE EVERY FRIDAY to keep you updated on events and other stuff. (Parents, you’ll still hear from your class parents occasionally on things specific to your class or grade.) This is your first installment!

We tried our absolute best to get all emails from your class parents into our master list. If you’re receiving OUR NEW FRIDAY EMAILS  to 2 different email addresses and you don’t want to or if you’re having other issues, please email Meg at instead of unsubscribing! It means your email address listed for each child is different. We can consolidate for you!



Read-A-Thon Ends. See details below.


Sun, Jan 29  Women Empowered Self Defense Class, 10-11:15 am at Sun Dojo. Women and girls 5th grade and older. Learn real life Self-Defense skills in a safe & fun environment. $20 — All money benefits the PTA. Please buy tix in advance here


Jan 31 - Feb 2 - 4th Grade Shakespeare Performances, 10 am & 1 pm
Feb 1 - PTA FUNRaiser at the Adirondack, 5 - 8 pm. Book a sitter and come out for a drink with your fellow parents and raise $ for PTA programs!
Feb 3 - Family Friday, 8:35 am

Feb 3 - Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association Kick-Off Assembly (during the school day)


Feb 7 - Armory Day - to volunteer, please sign up here
Feb 7 - PTA Exec Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Feb 9 - Application period for CEC (Community Education Council) begins. Find out more information here
Feb 15 - PTA Meeting, 8:30 am - free bagels, BYO coffee
Feb 20-24 - Mid-Winter Break - enjoy! 

follow our SCHOOL CALENDAR here!



On Thursday, January 26, teachers, administrators, and parents joined together for our first PTA of PS 154 Diversity Committee meeting. Principal Havlik and the PTA would like to send out several thank yous: to parent Nicole Cartagna who led the (huge!) committee with compassion, respect and clarity; to our dedicated and collaborative teachers who are always willing and able to deal with challenging issues in the classroom and in our community; and to the many parents who openly voiced their experiences and opinions and who want to work together to promote an inclusive community. Stay tuned for updates! If you want to join the committee or just stay informed, please fill out this form.


On Friday, January 27, your young reader will record his or her last day's reading for the 2017 Read-A-Thon. Congrats to all for the effort and achievement!

What's next? Simply add up the minutes read and mark it at the bottom of the reading log. Collect the money from sponsors and return it with the completed reading log and pledge form to your teacher in a sealed envelope clearly marked “READ-A-THON” with the student’s name, teacher and class number by Friday, February 3. Sponsors can also donate online.

Stay tuned for winner announcements on Wednesday, February 8! Each child that reads the most in his or her grade will get a gift card generously donated by Terrace Books, and each grade's class that collectively read the most will enjoy a special reading session with Principal Havlik.

Thank you to all families for supporting your children through this wonderful fundraiser and community event. 


Thursday, March 16, 7pm • Shepherd’s Hall (behind Holy Name Parish) • 245 PPW • Parking available
ALMOST SOLD OUT! Buy your tables today HERE to join friends, teachers, staff, and community for an ADULT-ONLY night of fun! NO tickets sold at the door!

This is not your average PTA fundraiser. It’s a live, multi-tiered, non-stop raffle event. Grab 10 friends and buy a table! $40/per person gets you open bar (ALL NIGHT LONG!), dinner and a chance to win an iPad mini with an additional 300+ chances to win!

Questions? or 917-691-1000