NEWSFLASH, FEBRUARY 10, 2020 - PS10 NEWS FOR THE WEEK
Mon, Feb 10 12:28pm

 

PS10 NEWSFLASH, FEBRUARY 10, 2020

 

IMPORTANT DATES

February 10 - February 14 - Respect for All Week

February 11 - PTA Executive Board Meeting

February 17 - 21 - WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL -  Chess camp at PS10

February 26 - SLT Meeting

February 27 - PTA General Meeting - AM

                                Family Science Night

March 3 - Progressive Dinner Info Session - RSVP

March 4 - SLT Meeting

March 5 - Parent-Teacher Conferences & Teacher Feast

March 6 - Reading under the Stars/Read-a-thon Ends

March 10 - PTA Executive Board Meeting

March 19 - PTA General Meeting

March 21 - Progressive Dinner - HOSTS needed!

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Thurs., February 13, Science Committee Meeting to plan Family Science Night, 8:30 am, Cafeteria 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Fri., February 7 - March 6: Read-a-thon 2020: THE MAGIC OF READING!

The Read-a-thon is a month-long, schoolwide fundraiser that encourages students and their grownups to read more. Any reading outside of school (even homework!) counts toward the read-a-thon. Everyone can participate--even children who cannot yet read on their own! Look for information soon on Konstella and in your child’s yellow folder. Send this public link directly to grandparents, friends, and neighbors who are NOT on Konstella so they can make a donation online:  https://www.konstella.com/open/donations/5e28827fe4b0fd79e31af6b5

 

Questions? Want to help? Email ps10reads@gmail.com or join our committee on Konstella. 

 

Mon.. Feb 10 to Fri., Feb 14 - RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK

During Respect for All Week, schools are highlighting and building upon ongoing programs to help students, staff, and communities gain a better understanding of diversity.  PS10 is asking students to participate if they would like,  by doing the following:

Monday, February 10 - Crazy Sock Day

Tuesday, February 11 - Favorite Color T-Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 12 - Sports Day

Thursday, Feb 13 - Culture Day

Friday, Feb 14 - School Spirit Day

 

Thurs., February 27, FREE FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT, 6 pm - 8:30 pm.

The theme: ALL ABOUT THE BRAIN!!!

In preparation for National Brain Awareness week coming in March, this time we dive deep into all things brainy. Come play with a giant brain! See and touch brains! Test your own brain with mind-tickling activities!  This event is FREE, little kids are welcome and there will be food.

 

Thurs., February 27, PTA General Meeting, 8:30 am, Cafeteria

Join us for the PTA General Meeting! This is your opportunity to hear from the PTA about upcoming events, get a report from Principal Scott and much more.  If you're unable to attend, watch on Facebook Live by visiting our Facebook page.   

 

Tues., March 3, @ 8:30 PM - Progressive Dinner Info Session

Are you considering hosting for the Progressive Dinner?  Or if you know you are hosting - and have any questions or want to share your experiences? Please join us for a Progressive Dinner info session.  Please email progressivesupper@pta.ps10.org for the location of the meeting.

 

Thurs., March 5, Teacher Appreciation Feast

The upcoming Parent-Teacher Conference Day means the 2nd TEACHER APPRECIATION FEAST of the year and we need your helping hands!  More information regarding the feast and specific class assignments will come home via yellow folders and Konstella. Class parents will be organizing direct donations in the form of homemade and ordered meals from each classroom. Each classroom will be assigned a specific part of the meal. Conferences are such a long and hard day for the school, and the meals and treats offered go a long way and really show how much we value our amazing team of teachers, administrators, and staff! 

 

Sat., March 21, Progressive Dinner!!

Travel through our neighborhood to different homes for appetizers and dinner at homes of PS10 families during our second Progresive Dinner of the year!  Meet new friends, and eat delicious food! Tickets will be on sale soon. We have progressive pricing, so if you can pay more for this delicious dinner with drinks, please do. And if you want to attend and pay less, please do!  And if you need a full scholarship let us know. We all get the same amazing experience because this is community building with fundraising combined! We want everyone to participate! Also … hosts attend for free- just pay for the food and drink. If you are at all curious come to our info session or email progressivesupper@pta.ps10.org or heather.volik@gmail.com. Best night ever!!!!

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

JOIN THE BUDGET COMMITTEE THIS YEAR

Are you interested in helping to determine what next year’s PTA Budget should look like?  Do you want to get involved but aren’t sure how? This could be a great committee for you.  The Budget Committee is starting up soon and we need some volunteers who are not already on the PTA Executive Board. The budget committee will meet bi-weekly starting in February. Meetings will take place once a month at the times that work best for committee members.

 

Get Tickets for the 2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL! Feb 21st - March 15th

The NYICFF 2020 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!  Check out the Festival's wildly-popular and diverse short film programs: Short Films 1 (ages 5-10), ¡Hola NYICFF! Shorts in Spanish (ages 8+), NYICFF Rocks: Musical Shorts (all ages) and more! 

 

Calling all animal lovers! Catch these Special Screenings of Disneynature’s Elephant and Dolphin Reef (all ages) for some big-screen nature thrills. 

 

And if it’s animation that you love, get on board with The Prince’s Voyage (ages 7+) to see what happens when a monkey prince washes ashore in this adventurous and mesmerizing film. 

 

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

Go to nyicff.org/tickets

Select our school from the menu at the top of the page (IMPORTANT!!!!)

Purchase tickets

And just like that, for each ticket you purchase, $3 will be donated to the PS10 PTA

 

 

 

NEW! Barclays Center Discount Ticket Offer!

Now, PS10 families can get discounted tickets to come out & see Barclays Center Family shows, including Harlem Globetrotters (2/16), the All-New Jurassic World (2/20-2/24) & MORE!, For every ticket sold, $5 goes to the PTA! To view the available events and purchase tickets, go to: www.barclayscentergroups.com/ps10offers.

 

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.

 

 

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 after 11/1/19 and put them in the collection box located on the black shelf outside the PTA office.Please do not submit expired Box Tops. 

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