NEWSFLASH, DECEMBER 2, 2019 - PS10 NEWS FOR THE WEEK
Mon, Dec 2 12:43pm

 

PS10 NEWSFLASH, DECEMBER 2, 2019

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Every Wednesday 8:30am to 9:00am - Mindful Parent Mornings (Library)

 Ongoing until  December 23 - Foley Firs Fundraiser

December 2 - 6 - PS10 Gives Back - Used Toy and Sneaker Drive

December 8 - PS10 Chess Tournament

December 1- PTA Executive Board Meeting

December 11 - Parent Happy Hour, Grades 4 & 5

December 15 - PS10 South Slope Holiday Craft Fair & Movie Matinee

December 16-18 - 4th & 5th Grade Holiday Show - Dancing Through the Decades

December 19 - PTA General Meeting PM

December 23 - January 1 - SCHOOL CLOSED

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Thurs., December 5, Science Committee Meeting, 8:20am, Cafeteria

Weds., December 11, Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Meeting, 8:20am, Cafeteria

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS

  

Wed., December 11  PS10 Parent Happy Hour at Skylark Bar, 6:00p.m. to 9 p.m. for 4&5

Attention parents of fourth and fifth graders, or anyone else who wants to join! Come out to Skylark Bar (477 Fifth Ave) to meet and socialize with other parents in a casual atmosphere. Drink tickets will be available for purchase at the door, and proceeds benefit the PS10 PTA.  Happy hour is open to all PS10 parents who want to join.

 

Sunday, December 15 - PS 10 South Slope Holiday Craft Fair, Movie Matinee & Rafflepalooza

Come one, come all to the inaugural South Slope Holiday Craft Fair! On Sunday, December 15, PS10 is your one-stop-shop for a collection of curated, local designers and vendors coming together to support the PS10 community. We will also have a movie matinee double-feature - drop the kids off, and shop 'til you drop. Plus, delicious concessions!

 

Our Holiday Raffle is happening too - with 12 amazing baskets full of incredibly unique items, have something for everyone! Don’t forget to purchase your tickets when they go on sale next week. Winners will be announced at the Craft Fair!

Questions? Please contact us at craftfair@pta.ps10.org and follow us on Instagram to preview some of the amazing items that will be on offer: @ps10craftfair. Can't wait to see you there!

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The PS10 Food Garden Project

The PS10 Food Garden Project is participating in the #SeedMoneyChallenge, a 30-day fundraising challenge and we could really use your support TODAY! In addition to keeping the funds we raise from individuals like you, we have a chance to win a challenge grant of up to $600 from SeedMoney based on how much we raise over the course of the 30-day period, from Nov 15 to Dec 15. Click here to donate. Thanks very much for helping our campaign to get off to a running start!

  

School Photos Now Available for Purchase - BUY NOW 

PS10’s school photos are now available for viewing online and for purchase.  

You can order by visiting: Shop.stompinggroundphoto.com

Enter Online Code:

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

(e.g. Victoria Jones = PS10VictJone). 

For more information visit https://iloveschoolpictures.com/ps10 

 

Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 6 - PS10 Gives Back - Used Toy and Sneaker Drive - Time to Clean Out Those Closets!

PS10 will be running two special drives this year. Our school has partnered with Second Chance Toys, a non-profit that matches donors and area charities to ensure happy holidays for children who would otherwise not receive any toys. The week of the drive, donate your unwanted plastic toys and drop them off in the collection area in the lobby of PS 10. Before donating, please make sure the toys (plastic only) are clean, still work and are no smaller than the center of a toilet paper roll. They will also accept wooden puzzles in very good condition with all of the pieces. 

We are also partnered with GotSneakers, a non-profit that collects new and used athletic and sports shoes and distributes them to those in need and recycles unwearable pairs. Our school will receive a small stipend for each pair of new and gently used athletic shoes and sports cleats donated. 

Please bring all donations to the collection area in the school lobby by the 17th Street entrance. Please note that we cannot accept items after 9:00 AM on Friday, December 6th.

 

NEW! Foley Firs Fundraiser - November 30th - December 23rd

If you are planning to purchase a Christmas tree this holiday season, Foley Firs is
donating $10 for every tree sold to our PTA! Just mention PS10 when you
purchase your tree and sign the school’s fundraiser list and the PTA will receive
the donation. Their tree stand is located on the corner of 8th Street and 8th Avenue in Park
Slope. They offer free delivery and will gladly set the tree up for you. You can buy in person or online at FoleyFirs.com

Pass this message along to family and friends (even if they do not have children in the school) and they too can purchase a tree towards our school. 

Foley Firs will contribute a personal donation if there are more than 75 participants that mention our school. This donation is 50% of our total amount raised and it will double to the full amount of funds raised if we reach over 150 participants.

They partner with a collective of three small farms in the Southeastern region of Quebec, so they trees are cut only 1 week before Thanksgiving. Firs from Canada get their blue-silver tone from the cold winters that also preserve their freshness after they get them, unlike trees from North Carolina.

 

Join PS10's Crayola ColorCycle Collection and Recycle Old Markers!

This school year, PS10 will be joining Crayola's ColorCycle program. All around PS10, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded and recycling them instead. Please help support our efforts by putting any used markers you may have around the house - even non-Crayola brands, highlighters and dry erase markers - in a bag and sending them into school with your child. Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Amy in K209 will be spearheading the collection with all PS10 teachers. All donated markers will be shipped to Crayola as part of their amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills! Thank you for your participation and support!

 

Lunch and Recess Volunteers - Reminder we need Volunteers

Our volunteer program offers valuable hands-on assistance throughout lunch recess period. Our mission is to foster inclusivity, kindness, empathy, wellness, and fun in a safe and enabling environment. We work to empower our community with an organized infrastructure that allows the kids to have a great experience during lunch and recess period. A total of three classes per week will share in the work of supervising lunch and recess. We have three lunch periods every day between 11am -2 pm. We will need at least 2-3 parents for each lunch/recess period. 

Thank you for volunteering to assist all of the students during Lunch & Recess period!  We are fortunate to have an interested, committed and involved parent community.  

Please sign-up for a time slot here!  We welcome volunteers even when it’s not your classes week.

Assigned Classes:  

Week of Dec 2-6 - 2-315, K-213, 5-401, 5-403

Week Dec 9-13 - 5-404, 5-405, 5-406, K-207

 

Bringing Bowling to PE - Donors Choose

Ms. Kramer would like to bring bowling to PE.  Here it in her words. On the first and second week of Physical Education, she asked our students what they want to learn and practice in class this year. The curriculum is based around what the students share during this discussion. This year, the students asked to learn to bowl. However, they do not have bowling equipment to make that happen.  If you’d like to donate, she has setup a fundraiser at this link.

 

Mabels Labels

Tired of losing your child's lunchbox, gloves, coats, water bottles, sweatshirts, hats, backpacks, school supplies etc. etc. 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 and search for PS10 PTA (Brooklyn).  Before purchasing, make sure you see "You are now supporting PS10 PTA (Brooklyn)".

 

PS10 is collecting Box Tops!

Looking for an easy way to raise money for PS 10? PS 10 is participating in the Box Tops program throughout the school year and all the proceeds go to the PTA’s general fund to support enrichment activities for the students. Box Tops labels can be found on many products including LARABAR, Annie’s, Ziploc, Papermate, various cereals, and many more. There are two ways to submit Box Tops to PS10:

1) Clip any Box Tops dated after11/1/19 and put them in the collection box located on the black shelf outside the PTA office.

2) Download the Box Tops App! Click here to download the Box Tops App for easy submission without the clipping. Once you’ve downloaded the app and selected Public School 10 Brooklyn as your school, just scan your receipt right away whenever you buy products with the Box Tops label and our school will receive the proceeds. Please note that we do not get credit for clipped copies of the new scannable Box Tops. You must scan the receipt.

 

FOLLOW PS10 ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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

Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/ps10bk/?hl=en

Facebook Account: WeAre10BK

Twitter Account: @PS10Brooklyn Or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag