PS10 NEWSFLASH – NOVEMBER 6TH, 2017
November 15 –PTA GENERAL MEETING (AFTER DROP OFF IN CAFETERIA) NEW DATE!
November 16 – EARLY DISMISSAL/AFTERNOON PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES & TEACHER FEAST
November 18 – FAMILY PORTRAIT DAY
November 23 and 24 – THANKSGIVING RECESS
December 8 – FAMILY YOGA FRIDAY
December 17 - PS10 BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR
UPCOMING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
All parents are welcome to join a committee on Konstella.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
PTA GENERAL MEETING – November 15th – After drop-off in the cafeteria.
Please join us for the November PTA meeting. We will have guest speaker Nurse Josephine Allen on hand to talk about the School-Based Lutheran Family Health Center/School Health Program. Principal Laura Scott will also be talking about the upcoming 4th and 5th grade holiday show. If you can’t make it to the November meeting in person, visit the We Are 10 Facebook page to catch it on Facebook Live. Please note that this Facebook Live video will be saved for future viewing at your convenience as well.
REUNIÓN GENERAL DE LA PTA - 15 de noviembre - En la cafetería a las 8,30 am
Venga y únase a nosotros para la reunión de la PTA de noviembre. Tendremos a la oradora invitada, la enfermera Josephine Allen, para hablar sobre el Centro de Salud Familiar Luterano Basado en la Escuela / Programa de Salud Escolar. La Directora Laura Scott también hablará sobre el próximo show de vacaciones de 4to y 5to grado.
Si no puede asistir a la reunión de noviembre en persona, visite la página de Facebook de We Are 10 para verla en Facebook Live. Tenga en cuenta que este video en vivo de Facebook también se guardará para su futura visualización a su conveniencia.
TEACHER FEAST – November 16th
The Teacher Appreciation Feast is next Thursday, November 16th. Parents, our teachers are looking forward to all the delicious food we prepare each year for this amazing feast. Please look for the sign-up note from your class parent, and prepare something delicious for our wonderful teachers and staff – it is a very long, exhausting day. All contributions can be brought to Room 116, the teacher lounge, at the time assigned to your class. We have over 150 teachers and staff to feed both lunch and dinner so please contribute if you can. Also, if you can lend any time before or after your teacher conference, please volunteer to help serve food at the feast. Sign up at this link.
PS10 FAMILY YOGA NIGHT –December 1st
Come out and enjoy a relaxing and fun night of yoga courtesy of the Wellness Committee. This will be a great opportunity to bring your family out, get some exercise, and relax with your community. Please sign-up on at this link.
PS10 BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR – December 17th
We're busy trying to line up authors and events for our annual book fair fund-raiser on December 17 (roughly 11am–4pm) at the Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 Seventh Ave. Have ideas to suggest? Time to pass out flyers or
wrap gifts? Please join the committee on Konstella or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS
PICTURE DAY - UPDATE
A note went home in the yellow folder this week with information on how to view your child’s proofs. Also attached was a sign-up for photo retake day, which is on November 30th.
To view the proofs, visit: shop.stompinggroundphoto.com
Online code: PS10 + First 4 Letters of First Name + First 4 Letters of Last name (e.g. Victoria Jones = PS10VictJone)
There is one class photo available, but there no preview.
Please order by December 1st to get free shipping to the school.
Last call for the diversity project and wellness committee fundraiser for teacher massages. Diversity is due November 15th and the Massages will be given to teachers on the 15th.
THE DIVERSITY PROJECT
This is a year–long cultural exhibit highlighting ancestors within our PS10 families who helped define your family’s path. Maybe you have an ancestor who was the first to vote in US elections, graduate from college, or start a family business? Email a brief story of 200 words or less telling us their name, date of birth/death, and their story of trial, triumph and/or tribulation along with (1) hi-resolution, scanned photo of your ancestor and (1) hi resolution, scanned photo of your student to email@example.com. No smartphone photos please. Please submit a letter granting permission for use along with your photograph. Entries will be reviewed for inclusion in a year–long exhibit showcasing family stories, and as coffee table book to be sold as a fundraiser. Third round of submissions are due November 15, 2017. Photo scanning support available. Please participate! What a powerful affirmation of inclusion this will be for our children!
WELLNESS COMMITTEE is hoping to offer 60 teachers 10-minute massages on November 15th! We are asking all parents to donate $1-2 per child to help make this happen… simply place $1-2 in an envelope, label it “Teacher Wellness” and place in your child’s yellow folder. Please ask teachers to submit “Teacher Wellness” donations to the PTA office.
AUCTION WRAP UP
And if you won an item at the auction please remember to pay for your auction items! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and look for an invoice from Square for payment. Items are available in the PTA office now.
Please, also keep your eyes peeled for sales of a few remaining items, coming soon!
THE PARENT ACTION COMMITTEE works to connect and organize the larger PS10 community with educational policy and political happenings that impact PS10 and public education more generally. Some of our past actions include the letter-writing campaign last year opposing the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education and working with the SLT and Diversity Committee to craft a letter to the NYC DOE stating our concerns about the lack of equitable representation in the ongoing process in D15 to change middle school admissions (which seems to have had its desired effect). If our work and these topics interest you, please join our committee on Konstella. All are welcome.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP PS10!
CHECK OUT THE WEEKLY VOLUNTEER SHEET!
Each week the PTA will ask for volunteers to help us with tasks needed to help support the school, from paper sorting and greeting, to sign-ups and raffle basket building. Please look for the signup sheet on Konstella — every little bit helps our community.