March 8 - American Heart Association Assembly-Kids Heart Challenge Kick Off
March 12 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Needed - Sign Up
March 13 - Testing Info Session with Mr. Buckley for 3-5th grade parents, 8:30am in the MMR
March 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30am dismissal
March 15 - Lip Sync Battle, 6:30pm
March 19 - Armory Visit for Grades 2-5 - Volunteers Needed - Sign Up
March 20 - PTA General Meeting, 6:30pm
March 21 - 4th Grade Shakespeare Performances, 10am & 1pm
March 22 - 4th Grade Shakespeare Performances, 10am & 1pm
March 26 - School Leadership Team Meeting, 4pm
March 27 - 2nd Grade City Worker Day
March 28 - Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety, 6:30pm
April 2 & 3- ELA State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
PTA 5K FUN RUN
Sat, May 11 in Prospect Park
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 at MCU Stadium in Coney Island
SPRING TEXTILE DRIVE
Start saving clothes, shoes, sneakers, hats, linens, towels, handbags, and belts!
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
THURS, March 14, DISMISSAL AT 11:30 AM
Appointment slips went home last week. Please return them as soon as possible.
Please note, it is difficult to meet with everyone in the short time teachers are given for this. Teachers are allotted a limited amount of time on this day to discuss your child's progress so we are asking that you arrive on time to your appointments. If you are late, you will most likely have to reschedule for another date. If you have other concerns that aren't able to be discussed, please send a note to your teacher to meet at another time.
In addition, if you cannot meet on March 14 during the times available (12:30–2:30 pm or 4:30-7:30 pm), please make alternate arrangements directly with your teachers. Throughout the year, dedicated time for parents to conference with teachers is on Tuesdays after school. You can contact your child’s teacher for more information about this parent time.
You can contact your teacher directly if you have questions, or contact our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY
CALLING ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS
DEADLINE IS APRIL 3
Give us your honest opinion. Your feedback helps improve our school.
Complete the Survey online in five easy steps!
Go to nycschoolsurvey.org
Click on the link to the parent & guardian survey
Enter your access code (found on the paper survey given out at Parent Teacher Conferences OR through the code lookup tool on the survey login page)
Complete the survey
Contact Debby Wattenbarger at email@example.com with questions.
For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363.
City Worker Day for 2nd Grade!
NEW DATE: March 27, 8:40am
Are you a city worker? Have you ever worked for the city? Come join the second grade at our assembly on March 5th! We are looking for volunteers to talk with the students about what you do and how you help the city. We will sing and have a celebration to thank you for your hard work! Contact Ms. Varriale to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
TEA SCHOOL DAYS FUNDRAISER
Get a jump on spring clothing at a discount and help earn money back to our school with Tea’s School Days next week!
LIP SYNC BATTLE
FRI, MARCH 15, 6:30-8:30PM
DOORS OPEN 6pm, PERFORMANCES START AT 6:30
FREE WITH SIGNUP
You’re invited to our first-ever Lip Sync Battle! This is a FREE EVENT, brought to you by the PTA of PS 154!
Bring your best lip syncing performance to our MMR stage! Please sign up below, indicating which song you will lip sync. Also, please consider signing up as a group -- due to time constraints, we will cap the performances at 30 songs.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPETE! Things to consider: your costume, props... There will be [meaningful, inexpensive] awards in every category!
SIGN UP TO PERFORM
PTA MEETING FEATURING A PRESENTATION ON RESPONSIVE PARENTING
WED, MARCH 20 AT 6:30-8:30 PM IN THE MMR
Babysitting and pizza will be available for school aged children for a suggested donation of $5 per child
THE PRESENTATION: RESPONSIVE PARENTING: INTENTIONAL LANGUAGE AND EMOTIONALLY RESPONSIVE TECHNIQUES TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD
Carolyn Lyons, a gifted and experienced expert in child development and communications, will lead an interactive discussion that will provide participants with specific verbal prompts, questions, and responses to use to strategically support children.
Carolyn Lyons is a Certified School Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with children in educational and therapeutic settings. She worked as a Child and Family Therapist at Joseph J. Peters Institute in Philadelphia. She has worked in the counseling offices of P.S. 120 and P.S. 506 in Brooklyn. She is currently Director and Lead Teacher at Chickpeas Cooperative Preschool in Park Slope.
HELPING YOUR CHILD COPE WITH ANXIETY
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 6:30-8:00PM IN THE MMR
This talk is open to the community
Babysitting available for school aged children for a suggested donation of $5 per child
Rates of anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 70 years. Does your child have anxiety? In this workshop, former 154 parent Neil Weintraub, LCSW, will help parents identify signs of anxiety in children and discuss short-term relief and long-term solutions. He will help parents distinguish between common stress/worry and clinical anxiety. He will also help parents to identify ways in which they unknowingly put pressure on their children and discuss strategies for changing the dynamic.
Neil Weintraub works with children to help them develop an age-appropriate understanding of their challenges and utilize their strengths to make a plan. He specializes in children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and general social difficulties. Neil sees clients individually and in social skills groups designed to help children with real-world social interactions. He is also the social worker for the ASD Nest Program at PS 32 in Brooklyn.
CCELL (Citywide Council on English Language Learners)
Chancellor Town Hall Meeting
March 12, at 6:30pm
Location: Tweed, 52 Chambers Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Please see flyers for more information: English, Spanish & Chinese