NEWSFLASH, APRIL 15, 2019
April 18 – PTA General Meeting – AM Meeting
April 19 – School Break Begins
April 29 – School Resumes
May 1-3 Math Testing
May 4 – Borders & Belonging
May 5 – Chess Tournament @ PS10
May 7 – PTA Executive Board Nomination Information Session
May 10 – Grandparents Day & Flower Sale
May 11 – STEAM Fair & PTA Fun Run
May 15 – Family Engagement Night & PTA Fair
PTA Executive Board Nomination Due
May 16th – Parents Chess Night
May 22 – PTA General Meeting – PM Meeting 2019 PTA Executive Board Elections
DON’T FORGET IT’S 10 FOR 10!!!
We’re giving you 10 reasons to donate to the PS10 PTA. Your donation is needed to reach our goal of $280,000 for the year to help pay for enrichment programs, decrease class size and more! Donations of any amount are critical to our success. Please donate at this link today!
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability
Tuesday, April 16th, 8:30am Cafeteria | Recess Committee Meeting
UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES
Thursday, April 18th | PTA General Meeting - REMINDER
Join us for the PTA General Meeting April 18th at 8:30am in the cafeteria. This is your opportunity to hear from the PTA about upcoming events, get a report from Principal Scott and voice your thoughts on issues important to you. We will be discussing the upcoming PTA Executive Board Elections as well. If you're unable to attend, watch on Facebook Live by visiting our Facebook page.
May Flowers Bring Fun Events to PS10! – SAVE ALL THE DATES!
We have a ton of great events coming up in May, so please SAVE THE DATE for the below!
May 4th – BORDERS & BELONGING - An author event for all ages! The PS10 PTA welcomes Newbery award-winning author Matt de la Peña and former DREAMer and NY Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, in conversation with New York Times nonfiction critic Jennifer Szalai, to share perspectives on immigration, social justice, and the power of stories—from picture books to superhero novels—to connect us all.
Matt de la Peña is the author of the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of seven young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and Superman: Dawnbreaker) and five picture books (including Carmela Full of Wishes and Last Stop on Market Street).
Tickets are available in advance at this link.
Event runs from 2-4 pm at PS10 (doors open at 1:30)
May 5th – PS10 Gladiators Chess Tournament. For more information visit the link here. PS10 students get a special discount - discount code: ps10, to get $15 off!
May 10th – Grandparents & Special Friends Day –
We invite our grandparents and special friends to visit their child’s classroom and the school. All attendees will be able to visit their child’s classroom, complete a special project together, enjoy a hot breakfast with a coffee reception and participate in an art auction
We are also offering a still photography session during the day, a sign-up with available times will be posted on Konstella. Following the event, pictures will be available online for purchase with proceeds going to the PS10 PTA.
The Art Auction will be held during the hot breakfast and coffee reception. We look forward to having grandparents bid on their grandchildren’s art work! Please let your class parent know who will be attending for your child!
May 11th – BIG AND FUN SATURDAY! PTA Fun Run & STEAM Fair
PTA Fun Run kicks off at 10am, number pickup and pre-race activities will begin at 9:00 AM in the Bartel-Pritchard Parking Lot. The PTA 5K Fun Run has brought together hundreds of parents, teachers, and students from scores of Brooklyn schools and beyond to run/walk/stroll/toddle 5-kilometers through Prospect Park for over a decade.
If PS10 recruits has at least 20 participants from our school community (and supporters) to register and fund-raise for the race we will receive the maximum benefit from the PTA Fun Run. So sign up today at this link .
Our annual STEAM Fair will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 11th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm....RAIN OR SHINE.
PS10 is very excited to be hosting the annual STEAM Fair, a day full of activities, fun and food for the entire family. Organized by the PS 10 PTA, the STEAM Fair mixes elements of a maker's fair with the joy of a community event.
"STEAM Power: Powering Our Planet, Ourselves, Our Community" is the theme for this year's PS10 STEAM Fair. We're thinking of all of the innovative and exciting ways that the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math contribute to emPOWERing young minds to create new forms of energy, build sustainability and use their super-powered brains to learn and grow!
Tickets are $10/each or $35/family four-pack. The proceeds from this PTA-sponsored fundraiser go directly to funding important school activities like arts, enrichment and learning support. Advance tickets are available through Konstella by clicking here.
As with any school event of this size, we need your help to make this a memorable day. To volunteer, please sign up on Konstella by clicking here.
May 15th – Family Engagement Night and PTA Fair. Family Engagement night is done during the last Parent Teacher Conference and parents will have the opportunity to hear from next year’s teachers on the curriculum for their child’s upcoming grade. The PTA Fair will be an opportunity to hear from the PTA on the upcoming Executive Board Elections and Committees that will need help next year!
PTA Executive Board Nomination & Elections Are Coming Up Soon – Look Out for Info! - NEW
The 2019-2020 PS10 PTA Executive Board will be elected at the May 22nd PTA General Meeting. Please click this link to find information on how you can become part of next year’s Executive Board. We will be sending information home in the yellow folder, via Konstella and there will be an information session announced soon.
Being a member of the executive board is a rewarding experience that enables you to influence how the PTA financially, academically and culturally supports PS 10. Each executive board member is required to attend monthly meetings, typically scheduled for mornings, and 1-2 summer planning meetings. Each position is elected for a one-year term (July 1 – June 30) with two consecutive terms being the limit.
Talent Show Photos Available Online
Our wonderful parent photographer, Helena Palazzi, took amazing pictures of the children at PS10 Talent show! Downloads are Free! If you purchase any prints the profit goes to the PTA.
Lunch & Recess Volunteers – IMPORTANT – VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TO BE NEEDED
While we have fulfilled the original call for lunch volunteers through the winter, we have found there is a lot of value in continuing to ask for parent help during those crucial hours of the day. We will be posting a weekly sign-up to volunteer but parents should always feel free to come to school during the hours of 11am to 2pm to help for any amount they can.
Goals for the Volunteers
- 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 PS10 students by strengthening the ties between families and the school
PS10 Chess Training Camps – Sign Up for Spring Break Camp
Open to all players and schools. This camp is a perfect combination of group analysis, individual coaching opportunities, daily themed lectures, match play, social play and much more.
Register online at https://impactcoachingnetwork.org/team-camps-1/brooklyn or email PS10Chess@gmail.com
Location: PS 10 (511 7th Ave, Brooklyn)
Times: 9 am - 5 pm
April 22 – 25th (Spring Break)
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.
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
Remember to choose PS10 as your donor organization on Amazon. We will receive a donation if you have PS10 listed on your Amazon Smile account.
Don’t forget about the PS10 PTA 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 03/02/19 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.
VISIT PS10 WEBSITE
Check out the PS10 website for more information visit: https://www.ps10.org/.
FOLLOW PS10 ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Find PS10 on social media for the latest school updates and highlights:
Twitter: @PS10Brooklyn or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag