Nov 26-30 - Sustainability Committee Textile Drive
Nov 28 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - FULL
Nov 29 - “The Talk” Sex Ed 2.0, Parent Workshop, 6 pm in the MMR
Dec 4 - Armory Visit, Grades 2-5 VOLUNTEER
Dec 4 - Picture Retake Day + 5th Grade Cap & Gown Photos (retakes only for those who missed the first day)Dec 6 - Parent Book Club, 6:30 pm in the MMR
Dec 7 - Family Friday, 8:35 - 9:15 am (announcements in the MMR at 8:25 am)
Dec 8 - Winter Fair, 12-4 pm
Dec 11 - SLT Meeting, 4 pm
Dec 12 - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Dec 12 - School Tour for Incoming K Families - FULL
Dec 14 - Movie Night Rescheduled! 6:30 pm
Dec 17 - Tiny Scientist Assembly
Dec 18 - Armory Visit, Grades 2-5 VOLUNTEER
Dec 18 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Dec 18 - 21 - New to You Book Sale
Dec 24 - Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE & SUPPORT PS 154!
If you buy a Christmas tree, buy it from FOLEY FIRS on 8th St. and 8th Ave.Mention PS 154, and they will donate minimum $10 to our school for every tree sold. Or order from www.foleyfirs.com — you can have the tree delivered for free and never leave your house!
open 7 days a week from 11/24 to 12/23
super-fresh trees, cut in southern Quebec just 1 week before Thanksgiving
3 varieties of trees + wreaths and stands
FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP if your tree stand is set up (check with Foley Firs for delivery radius)
TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! They just have to mention the school — and don't have to have a child at the school for us to benefit!
PS 154 GEAR MAKES GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!
ORDER BY MON, NOV 26 FOR DELIVERY BEFORE WINTER BREAK
Our PS 154 gear — including new t-shirts, mugs, and stainless tumblers — makes great holiday gifts for grandparents! Or order some for your own family!
We won't be stocking these, so order online, and we'll make gear especially for you! Orders will be delivered to your child in class by Dec 21.
ORDER HOLIDAY CARDS WITH MINTED — GET 15% OFF & EARN MONEY FOR PS 154!
ORDER BY NOVEMBER 30th
PS 154 has teamed up with Minted's holiday fundraising program! During the month of November families can order their holiday cards and gift purchases using our unique promotional code FUNDRAISEPS154WTS and get 15% off. Minted will donate 15% of all proceeds back to our school! Offer is valid 11/01 through 11/30.
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE TEXTILE DRIVE
NOV 26-30 IN THE MMR
Textile waste adds significantly to the waste stream — and yet so much of it can be reused or recycled. Join the PTA’s Sustainability Committee in collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. Take the opportunity to recycle unneeded stuff AND help raise money for our kids: The PTA will earn a dime on every pound collected!
What we can accept: clean clothing, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts. We cannot accept scraps, rugs, comforters or pillows.
Collection bins are located in MMR.
GIVING TUESDAY AT PS 154
NOVEMBER 27th - or today!
This day is a national movement that encourages holiday giving, rather than just spending. This year, the PS 154 PTA invites you to take this opportunity to help raise funds for the most important non-profit in your life: your child’s education.
Historically, only about one third of our community has contributed to our Annual Fund - and this year, we are striving for 100% participation. The strength of our community is one of the most wonderful aspects of our school.
READ MORE HERE.
“THE TALK” SEX ED 2.0 - WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS - NOTE ADJUSTED TIME
THURS, NOV 29, 6:30 - 8 PM
60 min presentation, 30 min Q&A in the PS 154 Multi Media Room - MMR
Open to PS 154 parents and the wider community
Suggested donation $5
Babysitting: available onsite for children K and older
The SEE Committee has organized a workshop for parents to learn about a modern, healthy approach to talking about sex with our children.
In this workshop for parents of elementary-aged children, sex educator Rachel Lotus will discuss the importance of the “early and often” approach to conversations about sexuality, explore the powerful connection between our own sex ed histories and the messages we send to our kids, and send parents home with actionable steps, practical help with language, and resources for all ages.
SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES AND CAP & GOWN PHOTOS
TUES, DEC 4
If you would like your child's Stomping Ground Photo's to be retaken on December 4, please fill out this form by Tuesday, 11/27 - RETAKE FORM
5th graders will have their cap and gown pictures taken on retake day also.
PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB
THURS, DEC 6 AT 6:30 PM
*Please* join us for the second club meeting! The book is Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence, by Lawrence J. Cohen. We will have 90 minutes to share our thoughts and ideas, and then can continue socializing off site at a TBD location once our time is up.
SAT, DEC 8, 12-4 PM
A cozy winter festival for the family!
FREE Admission and $1 tickets for Games, Crafts, Food, and Treats
Come enjoy our Student Performances and Brooklyn Game Lab’s BATTLE LAB DUEL
Get your holiday shopping done with our Silent Auction and Teacher experience raffle plus a NEW local holiday market, featuring a Terrace Books pop-up shop.
STOMPING GROUND PHOTO WILL BE OFFERING PORTRAITS TO FAMILIES AT PS 154 DURING WINTER FAIR
The $40 session fee goes to the school! *Prints, files, and gifts are additional*
QUESTIONS? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help us make Winter Fair happen! We need you to help turn our school into candy land, help our kids with craft projects, and serve our community food. All volunteers will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card!
CONSIDER AN AUCTION DONATION
Remember, this auction is one of the biggest ways we raise funds for our school. If you have something to donate, please email Auction Chair Karen Sarraga at email@example.com!
RESCHEDULED MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2
FRI, DEC 14, SCHOOLYARD OPEN AT 6 PM, MOVIE AT 6:30 PM, IN THE MMR
PS 154’s beloved movie series offers a cozy place for children and their adults to watch a movie together, with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks!
$5 per person (over age 3)
$1 concessions Now featuring healthy goodies for all, and treats for adults, too!