NEW YEAR'S NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 1, 2019
Tue, Jan 1 5:07pm
PS10

NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 1, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES

January 2 – SCHOOL RESUMES

January 11 – Parents as Learning Partners

                               PS10 Movie Night

January 15 – Executive Board Meeting

January 21 – SCHOOL CLOSED – MLK Day

January 24 – PTA General Meeting – 8:30am

January 25 – International Potluck Dinner

February 1 – Read-a-thon begins

                         Parents as Learning Partners

February 5 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Lunar New Year

February 8 – Reading Under the Stars

 

Visit Konstella for the full calendar here or add the schedule to your google calendar here.

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PS10 International Potluck Dinner - FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Please join us for a FREE, fun community event where PS10 families can celebrate their backgrounds and countries with delicious food, music, and crafts!

Families are welcome to bring a dish from their country or culture. We will share food, listen to great LIVE music, and enjoy a fun night together. You don't need to bring anything to attend. ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Lunch & Recess Volunteers – NEW VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE STARTS JANUARY 7

We are rolling out a new school wide parent volunteer program which will run from January 7 to March 30, 2019. We are looking to add helping hands to support P.S. 10 staff during each lunch and recess period in the winter months. In the past several months, The Recess Committee and PTA have gathered feedback from teachers, staff, the administration, and students to understand how to improve the children’s experiences during lunch and recess. In our discussions with the staff it has become clear that the one thing that will help immensely with achieving that goal is to have more adults involved in supervising and organizing the lunch and recess periods. By volunteering to supervise lunch and recess during winter you will help to:

 

  • Provide safer and more sanitary environment during lunch period
  • Ensure a more orderly and better organized recess time for all our students
  • Contribute in the work towards offering students choices for indoor recess Increasing the time students spend outdoors
  • Improve the school experience of all P.S.10 students by strengthening the ties between families and the school

 

In order to secure parent volunteers for each lunch and recess period we are have set up a school wide schedule for volunteering. Each P.S. 10 class will be assigned a specific week for which they should try to provide volunteers. A total of three classes per week will share in the work of supervising lunch and recess. P.S. 10 has three lunch periods every day between 11am -2 pm. We will need at least 2-3 parents for each lunch/recess period.  Please check with your class parent for more information or reach out to the class parent co-chairs on Konstella.

 

Assigned Classes Week of January 7 – 11

K-207

2-311

5-403

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

5th Grade Cap & Gown Photos Available Online

Proofs for the Fifth Grade’s Cap and Gown photos are now available to view online.  Place your order by 1/9 to have photos shipped for free to PS 10. Estimated print delivery: 1/23/19.

 

All proofs can be viewed at:

https://stompinggroundphoto.com

 

Online Code to view:

PS10 + First 4 Letters of First Name + First 4 Letters of Last Nam

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Hardiman - PS 10 PTA. 

 

Gladiators Chess Club & Team Spring Registration Open

The Gladiators chess club and team afterschool program is ready for Spring Registration. If you are already registered in Fall, there will be no break before the next session. Classes are Wednesday after school until 5, with a late pick up until 6 option. The afterschool program is open to all - beginners and experts! Register here!  If your child is new to the program, please note the Spring session starts in February, however, you can get an early start in January. Please reach out to PS10Chess@gmail.com.

 If you need financial assistance, reach out to PS10chess@gmail.com. We want every child who wants to play to play!

 

Parent Volunteers Needed for FaceLab Robotics Workshops 

FaceLab is a STEAM-based family engagement initiative sponsored by the DOE that trains parent volunteers in K-8 schools to support teachers in leading hands-on robotics and programming activities with students.  The workshops are co-taught with our lead parent and technology teacher and supported by trained parent volunteers. But these workshops are only successful with the help of additional parent volunteers who can assist the student teams to troubleshoot as needed.

Register here for classes on Mondays & Thursdays, Dec 13 – Jan 28

Register here for classes on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Dec 11 – Jan 23

We need YOU! No experience necessary and your student does not have to be in the workshop.

If you are interested in volunteering long-term, we are interested in providing you in-depth EV3 training. Just let us know.   If you have questions or would like more information please join the FaceLab Committee on Konstella or email ps10facelab@gmail.com

 

Family Photo Day Pictures Available

The Family Photo Day Pictures are UP!  And you all look awesome!  Check them out and buy some prints!  All proceeds go to the PTA!  Visit this link: https://helenapalazziphotography.zenfolio.com/family2018

 

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Family Giving

Family Giving is ongoing, and we welcome any additional donations.

Here's the direct donation link on Konstella.  All donation amounts are greatly appreciated.

The PTA aims to raise $300 per child, and you can do one time or monthly donations as well.

 

Shopping for 10 - Amazon and Others

Amazon Smile

Remember to choose PS10 as your donor organization on amazon. We will receive a donation if you have PS10 listed on your smile account. https://smile.amazon.com/

 

Primary!

PS10 PTA is excited to announce our fundraising partnership with Primary! Shop Primary’s premium colorful basics for kids without logos, slogans or sequins while earning money for our school! Use our school’s unique link every time you shop: www.primary.com/school/ps10

10% of that sale goes directly back to our school.  Cha-ching! Plus, new customers get 20% off their first order with code: PS10. If you have any questions, please email pta@ps10.org.

 

PS 10 is collecting Box Tops!

Looking for an easy way to raise money for PS 10? PS 10 is collecting Box Tops throughout the school year and all the proceeds go to the PTA’s general fund to support enrichment activities for the students. Box Tops coupons can be found on many groceries including Lara Bar, Annie’s, Ziploc, Papermate, various cereals, and many more. Please clip any Box Tops dated after 11/1/18 and put them in the collection box located outside the PTA office. If your child wants to make a fun project out of collecting, go to this link to print out a collection sheet or grab one outside the PTA office.

 

Lost & Found!

Please remember to come and check for your child’s lost items in the back of the auditorium.  We will eventually sort and give away clothes that are not picked up.  Additionally, a reminder if you’re tired of losing your child's lunchbox, gloves, coats, water bottles, sweatshirts, hats, backpacks, school supplies, etc you can purchase some labels through the Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser for PS10.  Avoid rifling through the lost and found this year and support PS10 at the same time by fundraising with Mabel's Labels! To purchase your labels, visit this link. Before purchasing, make sure you see "You're Supporting PS10 (Brooklyn)" in the top left corner of the website.

 

FOLLOW PS10 ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Find PS10 on social media for the latest school updates and highlights:

Instagram: @ps10bk

Facebook: WeAre10BK

Twitter: @PS10Brooklyn or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag