April 19 - April 26 - Spring Break - School is Closed
April 25 - Final Deadline for Online School Survey
May 1 - Field Day TShirt Order Deadline
May 1 & 2 - Math State Tests for 3rd - 5th grades
May 2 - Parenting Workshop - Dr. Laura Markham, 6:30pm
May 3 - Family Friday, Spring Planting, 8:35am - 9:15am
May 3 - Movie Night, 6pm
May 6 - 10 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 - Visiting Scientist Day for 4th & 5th Grades, 9am
May 7 - K & 1 Armory Visit, Sign Up (coming soon)
May 7 - PTA Executive Board Mtg, 8am
May 9 - Poetry Night, 6:30pm
May 10 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 9:30am in the MMR
May 10 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 10:30am in the MMR
May 11 - PTA Fun Run
May 14 - May Parent Teacher Conferences & Family Potluck, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
May 15 - Science Day Out!
May 16 - PTA General Meeting (ELECTIONS), 6:30pm
May 20 - Kids Heart Challenge (rescheduled)
NYC SCHOOL SURVEY
They extended the deadline to complete the survey online to April 25. We’re only at 52% participation rate. We need more of you to complete the survey so we get the best picture of how our school is doing. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For help getting an access code, call 1-877-819-2363.
ORDER FIELD DAY TSHIRTS BY MAY 1
PLEASE RESPOND BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st IF YOU ARE A NEW FAMILY OR IF YOUR CHILD LOST OR OUTGREW THEIR TSHIRT.
On Field Day, May 31, all students and staff will be wearing their school T-shirts. You may already have this shirt for your child. If it still fits, great! If you need a new one, we’re asking you to place an order and select a size.
Order online at PS154.ORG/SHOP/FIELDDAY by Monday, May 1st. Please do NOT place requests / payment in the PTA mailbox. If you are unable to pay for a shirt or need to pay cash / check, please contact Dana Klaboe at email@example.com to get your order in and request the correct size.
“HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD WANT TO COOPERATE WITHOUT YELLING, BRIBES, THREATS OR PUNISHMENT”
PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING BY “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS” AUTHOR, DR. LAURA MARKHAM.
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Are you tired of battling with your child? Do you wish you knew how to get your child cooperating without yelling and threats? Are you trying to find the sweet spot between spoiling and strict? Dr. Laura Markham is coming to PS 154 to share practical, everyday strategies to help you raise a child who WANTS to cooperate, by working with your child rather than trying to manipulate or control. In this talk, there will be a long Q&A at the end to ask individual questions about your own parenting, and you'll learn:
• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.
• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.
• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.
• The most important parenting habit to create a peaceful home.
• Strategies to handle your own strong emotions so you can help your child.
Suggested donation $10 per PERSON (exclusive pricing for PS 154 families until Sunday 4/14. $20 tickets available to the community go on sale 4/15.)
PAJAMA MOVIE NIGHT
FRI, MAY 3
Doors open at 6:00 — movie starts at 6:30!
This will be the last movie night of the year! Join us for a showing of Mary Poppins to close out a great series of movie nights this year.
$5 per person (over age 3), $1 concessions
Reminder: This is not a drop off event, every child needs an adult chaperone.
PTA 5K Fun Run for Public Schools
Saturday, May 11, Prospect Park, Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot
9am, number pickup, pre-race activities
10am, race starts
School participants pay a registration fee ($25/individual, $5 for each additional family member up to 5) and may raise additional money through sponsors.