Dear PS 154 Community,
This week, we have completed elections for our 2017-2018 parent leaders on the PTA of PS 154’s Executive Board and the School Leadership Team. We’d like to extend a big welcome to our new members. We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who ran for a position. Please reach out if you’d like to be involved in any way, and we will find a niche spot for you that is fun, rewarding, and matters to our school.
Zoë Kashner and Nicole Brier
NEW PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS:
Chair of Programs: Jackie Delamatre
Chair of Auctions and Sponsorships: Jaymie Hilimire Kelly
Members at Large: Jessica Olshen, Jessica Wright, Karen Sarraga-Russell, Jennifer Banks, and Regina Colacino
The Complete PTA Board can be found here.
NEW SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM PARENTS:
Roberto Herrera (2-year position)
Lisa Tazartes (1-year position)
The Complete School Leadership Team can be found here.
Please read meeting minutes from this week:
Oct 6 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am
Oct 9 - Columbus Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
Oct 9-16 - Tea School Days Fundraiser info below
Oct 10 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit (sign-up coming soon)
Oct 12 - Parenting Seminar: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race.” All seats have already been reserved, but please put yourself on the waitlist.
Oct 13 - School Garden Harvest, 2:45-4pm
Oct 14 - Self-Defense for Kids & Tweens info below
Oct 17 - School tour for incoming families, RSVP: email@example.com
Oct 18 - Picture Day
Oct 18 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 21 - Boo Bash, 5pm We need your help! Sign up here. Tickets here.
Oct 24 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30am in the cafeteria
Oct 24 - 2nd-5th Grade Armory Visit, (sign-up coming soon)
HELP OUR NEIGHBOR SCHOOL — PS 130!
PS 130 PTA Book Sale
Oct 1, 10-2 pm, PS 130 Lower School
This sale has GREAT deals (all books are under $2, most $1 or less). They will be accepting donations of gently used books from the community on SATURDAY SEPT 30, at the PS 130 Lower School back entrance from 9-1. They especially appreciate chapter books. Clear out your shelves, and tell friends and neighbors!
COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
MEETING TUES, OCT 3, 8:30 am
Please join the Committee to Support Students with Special Needs at Elk Cafe on PPSW, Tuesday 10/3 after morning drop off, around 8:30am. We will discuss ideas to ensure the needs of our students with learning differences are being met. Come with an idea or just to listen! Contact Committee Chair Nicole Brier with any questions.
TEA SCHOOL DAYS:
SHOP, SAVE, AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!
OCTOBER 9 - 16, 2017
Tea Collection is a company that sells adorable kids' clothes. With this program, our school gets 15% of all sales — and you get 15% off, too! Shop at TeaSchoolDays.com (not teacollection.com) between Oct 9 - 16 and enter promo code SDF17PTAPS154 at checkout.
PS 154 GARDEN HARVEST DAY
Fri, Oct 13, 2:45 - 4 pm
Our fabulously green garden committee will serve food prepared from 154’s very own herbs and vegetables. Stick around after school to sample delicious and healthy fare that’s as local as it gets!
Also, the Garden Committee needs volunteers for each class. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Garden Committee Chair Rhonda Ebbesen at PTA_Info@ps154.org.
SELF-DEFENSE FOR KIDS AND TWEENS
SAT, OCT 14, 1:30-2:30PM
Your child will learn how to:
Remove someone's grip, use their voice more effectively, and get someone off of them safely and effectively
Classes taught by a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Open to children in grades 1 through 5. All proceeds for this event benefit the PTA of PS 154! You do not need to be a PS 154 student to attend.
at Sun Dojo, 1256 Prospect Avenue between Reeve & Greenwood, Brooklyn
$20 per child
ENROLL YOUR CHILD
PTA THANK YOUS
Last Sunday, October 24, we had our first Schoolyard Potluck and Play event. Local band Moona Luna was rocking, kids were playing, grown ups were chatting. And the food was great! What a pleasure to see new and older families getting to know each other. Thank you to everyone who attended–PS 154 is great because of you.
Thank you to the PTA Diversity Committee for sponsoring this event. And many thanks to event chair Anne Lanier, and to Kandace Greller, Diana Yeo, James Hernandez, and Kent Lanier for the help with set-up and cleanup.
GET TO KNOW YOUR P.T.A.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR?
We will help you find a role that’s right for you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.