Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 22 - Kindergarten Registration Ends at Noon - Enrollment
Jan 22 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Jan 23 - Responsive Classroom Parent Info Session, 6:30-7:45 pm
Jan 25 - Pajama Day - All students wear pajamas and send in PJ donations
Jan 25 - Read-a-thon Ends!
Jan 29 - School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting, 4 pm
Feb 1 - Movie Night, 6 pm
Feb 5 - NO SCHOOL - Lunar New Year
Feb 6 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
Feb 8 - Family Friday, Special Family & Friend Day, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Feb 9 - PS 154 Art Gallery
Feb 11 - PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am
Feb 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Still Needed - Sign Up
Feb 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Author Visit
Feb 13 - Comedy 154
Feb 16 - Lip Sync Battle
Feb 18 - Feb 22 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
HELP WANTED: TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
Every year our school rallies to cheer on and celebrate all of the teachers and staff at PS 154 who work so hard to make our kids' school an incredible place to learn. This year, we will celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation during the week of May 6-10. We need parent help to get all of our ducks in a row. If you are interested in helping us organize and execute an amazing week for our teachers, please email Lisa Rochlin at rochlin_L@yahoo.com. No amount of time is too little. Even an hour of help will go a long way.
Family Friday - Special Friend or Family Day
Fri, Feb 8, 8:35 - 9:15 am
Mark your calendars! PS 154 welcomes your child's special friend, grandparent or yourself in their classroom for a very special Family Friday. (Please note, there's not enough space in the classrooms for more than one or two family members per student.) Students and their guests will work on a project that helps the students identify all the strengths they have to draw upon. This is the project if you want to take a look.
PS 154 MLK Day Diaper Drive for Little Essentials
ThURS, Jan 10 - TUES, JAN 22
Please consider donating to the PS154 MLK Day Diaper Drive! We are collecting new & unused:
Diapers (opened packs accepted)
Body Wash for Moms in need
Body Lotions for Moms in need
The collection box is located in the MMR (see above rendering).
Little Essentials partners with 20 different shelters, social service agencies, and community organizations such as the Legal Aid Society to provide urgently needed children's supplies to at-risk families in New York City. The organization was conceived by a mom in Brooklyn. Since it began in 2011, it has served over 33,000 children living in poverty. Your donation will make a difference!
For more info, please go to little essentials.org
THE 2019 PS 154 READ-A-THON
Jan 7 - 25
The PS 154 Read-A-Thon is on! You can download the Read-A-Thon information packet here.
To donate online in honor of a young reader, visit our Read-A-Thon Donation Page!
Please contact Read-A-Thon organizers Rachel Warren or Barbara Kevorkian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM PARENT INFO SESSION
WED, JAN 23, 6:30PM - 7:45PM (6:30-7:15 PRESENTATION, 7:15 - 7:45 Q&A) IN THE MMR
BABYSITTING available for school-age children for a suggested donation of $5 per child.
This is an info session for PS 154 parents to learn more about Responsive Classroom, the PTA-funded school-wide SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) program. Parents will learn about how the Responsive Classroom approach empowers our teachers to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities to give our kids a sense of belonging and feel significant. Carolyn Rottman, M.Ed., the Responsive Classroom consultant who will lead the session, will demonstrate the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL) and offer parents Responsive Classroom-inspired tools and language to use at home.
FRI, FEB 1, 6PM
Come in pjs, bring a blanket, and get ready to get cozy for the best kind of movie night at your school! Please review the Code of Conduct introduced at January’s movie night, so we can all continue to have a great time together.
Please consider bringing something for the bake sale, too! (Store-bought is more than welcome!!)
Featuring Janeane Garofalo & Special Guests!
WED, FEB 13 AT LITTLEFIELD NYC IN BROOKLYN
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $20
VIP (reserved seating): $35
Please join us to support, PS 154, The Windsor Terrace School, for an evening of laughs with some of the most revered comics in the business. Why not make it an early Valentine’s night out? Or bring a group of friends who love to laugh!
This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup subject to change ***
Seating only available with VIP ticket
*** General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at the door pending availability ***
THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMMITTEE'S PS 154 PARENTING BOOK CLUB!
THURS, FEB 28 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MMR
*Please* join us for the third book club meeting! For this half of the school year, we are doing a deep dive into the work of Dr. Laura Markham, a psychologist, parenting expert, best-selling author and mom who happens to be local to Brooklyn! Her writing and coaching are beautifully aligned with the PS 154 Parent SEL Committee’s goals of parenting through building connection, positive discipline and deepening our children’s and our own emotional intelligence.
Book: “Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids,” by Dr. Laura Markham
Get a book discount from Terrace Books
MORE INFO HERE
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
7 - 10 PM AT THE PICNIC HOUSE IN PROSPECT PARK
WHO: your school community, friends and neighbors
WHAT: a fundraising event masquerading as a extraordinarily fun party with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a live auction! (for grownups only, festive attire)
WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00-10:00pm
WHERE: The Picnic House in Prospect Park map
WHY: to show our commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at PS 154! Without PTA funding, our kids wouldn’t have access to Tiny Scientist, the Maker Space featuring Koko, chess, music, sign language and more! Help us ensure that these enrichments continue to be part of our students’ days!
HOW: Tickets are available here!
Earlybird tickets: $80 per ticket (available until Jan 31, 2019)
Regular admission: $95 per ticket
Super Supporter: $250 per ticket (proceeds go toward sponsoring PS 154 teacher tickets)
A lottery for limited quantity of $20 gala tickets will be available as well.
Please reach out to Spring Gala Chair, Jenny Dumlao or Events Chair, Jess Wright if you want to join the Spring Gala team, or with any questions about the event.
PS 154 SHARKS IN THE DARK AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM
FRI, MARCH 22, 2019, AT 6PM TO 9:30 AM THE NEXT MORNING
PS 154 students and families can experience an unforgettable sleepover at the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We'll discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind the scenes access, a live animal encounter and fun, educational activities during this sleep "under the sea" event.
Brooklyn Borough President’s Summer Program Resource Fair
Tues, Feb 12, 6-8pm
at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Free and open to the public.
Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Bridge - Parks Upgrades
Wed, Jan 23, 6:30-8 pm
PS 130 Upper School, 713 Caton Avenue
RSVP to Catherine Zinnel email@example.com
From Brad Lander’s Office: “On Wednesday January 23rd, the New York City Parks Department will discuss potential upgrades to the two green spaces on either side of the Ocean Parkway Service Road. Last year Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and I allocated $650,000 to refurbish the sitting area on East 8th Street and the park on Sherman Street, and at this meeting the Parks Department will update us on their plans and listen to your suggestions for how to improve these spaces. We will also share updates on the different development projects in the “Stable Brooklyn” area, including the rezoning of nearby 57 Caton Place, and the preservation of Kensington Stables.”