Dear PS 154 Families,
Welcome to another school year at the Windsor Terrace School!
We know that it’s hard to keep track of everything happening at school, and we aim to help. We will be sending you key dates and information via our Weekly News e-blasts throughout the year.
For the latest information on what’s happening when, check out our constantly-updated PS 154 Calendar. Follow the directions on that page to add the school calendar to your own digital calendar.
We look forward to seeing you at school next week. Please review our Arrival & Dismissal procedures here.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about our school or our P.T.A.
Sept 6 - Kindergarten Orientation & Playdate info
Sept 7 - School Begins (½ day for Kindergarten)
Sept 12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8am
Sept 15 - Pajama, Movie and Play, Smurfs: The Lost Village, 5:45pm info
Sept 18 - Advocacy Skills for Parents, 6:45pm info
Sept 19 - Curriculum Night, 5-8pm
Sept 21 - 22 - School is CLOSED
Sept 27 - PTA General Meeting, 6pm (potluck) 6:30pm (meeting and elections)
Oct 1 - PS 154 at the Jets Fundraiser info
Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (school CLOSED)
SCHOOL & PTA EVENTS
KINDERGARTEN AFTER SCHOOL ORIENTATION AND ALL-KINDERGARTEN PLAYDATE
TUES, SEPT 6 IN THE SCHOOLYARD
At 9 am, our PTA After School Kindergarten Orientation will begin. Are you considering using our After School program for your kindergartener now or in the future? Join us.
At 10:30 am, we welcome all kindergarteners and their families to briefly meet the kindergarten teachers and then adjourn to the schoolyard for snacks and play until noon. Children are welcome with parents or babysitters, and siblings are also invited to attend.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL PAJAMA PARTY MOVIE NIGHT
FRI, SEPT 15
Doors open at 5:45pm for play in the schoolyard, Movie starts at 6:15pm
Pre-party in the schoolyard in pajamas and nightgowns, then enjoy an awesome movie in the MMR. Suggested donation $5 per person. Pizza, snacks, and treats for sale.
ADVOCACY SKILLS FOR PARENTS
MON, SEPT 18, 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the MMR
Learn how to speak up for your child with a disability. Become your child’s best advocate and get them the support and services they need in any situation, including in school, in the community, and with healthcare. This event has been organized by the Committee for Students With Special Needs — all parents are invited whether their children are typically developing or have special needs. Learn essential elements of advocacy parents need to resolve disagreements in any system, including entitlements, business, medical or education. Presentation by INCLUDEnyc and is free admission, please RSVP here.
This is especially relevant because of new legislation just signed by Governor Cuomo, which will instruct the State Department of Education to develop a guidance memorandum for schools, consistent with federal requirements, and inform schools that they may include the names of specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia in IEPs.
PS 154 JETS DAY
SUN, OCT 1, 1 PM
at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Join your friends from school to cheer on the Jets! DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS WED, SEPT 20. More info here.
SAT, OCT 21, EVENING at PS 154
Boo Bash is a Saturday evening, Halloween-themed event that is highly attended and super fun for the kids. Enjoy the glow stick dance party, crafts, treats, a witches’ den, face painting, cotton candy, and dance party brought to you by our very own DJ (Coach) Sean!
GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.
Would you like to get involved this year?
We need event leaders, project managers and more! Here are some positions we really need volunteers for. But there are other things to do too. We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to join our PTA Executive Board or School Leadership Team?
Elections will take place at our first PTA meeting on September 27, 6:30pm. More information here.
Are you willing and able to contribute to our PTA Annual Fund?
You can write a check to “PTA of PS 154 and leave it in the lockbox in the main office, or donate online here.