NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 21, 2019
Tue, Jan 22 10:37am
PS10

NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 21, 2019

 

IMPORTANT DATES

January 21 – SCHOOL CLOSED – MLK Day

January 24 – PTA General Meeting – 8:30am

January 25 – International Potluck Dinner

January 31 - Parents Chess Night - all levels

February 1 – Read-a-thon begins

                       Parents as Learning Partners

                       4th/5th Grade Friendship Dance

February 5 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Lunar New Year

February 8 – Reading Under the Stars

February 12 – Executive Board Meeting

February 14 – 5th Grade Valentine’s Day Bake Sale

February 18-22 – SCHOOL CLOSED - Mid Winter Recess

February 28 – PTA General Meeting – Evening

March 1st –  Read-a-thon Ends

       Parents as Learning Partners

       Movie Night

March 4 – Read-a-thon Donations Due

                                         

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

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

January 22 Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am, Cafeteria | Sustainability Committee meeting

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

January 23 Wednesday, 8:20-9:30am, Cafeteria | STEAM Fair planning meeting

 January 25 Friday, 8:30-9 00am, Cafeteria | Recess Committee meeting

 

 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.

 

Also, if you can please sign-up to volunteer your time that evening.  You can sign up  on Konstella at this link.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Thursday, January 31 Parents Chess night, 6:30pm - 8:30

Parents’ Chess Night is back by popular demand! This night is for parents who know how to play or want to learn how to play!  We found that everyone together (beginners and advance makes for an amazingly fun night of chess!). You will play with other parents and have some delicious food from Dynamite Shop and of course wine.  We need donations to fund this community building event! We are asking for $20 donations for the evening.  Sign-up on Konstella here.

 

If you need a scholarship, please reach out to Heather Volik at President@pta.ps10.org.

 

We want everyone involved!! Everyone is welcome!

 

Read-a-thon Begins February 1

It’s almost time for the PS10 Read-a-thon, so get ready to read your hearts out!  This is one of the PTA’s largest fundraisers and it runs from February 1 to March 1.  Prizes for individual readers and prizes for top classes too!  And a prize for everyone who participates.  Look for a packet to be sent home in your folder soon.  

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

STEAM Fair Meeting - first one of the year!, Wednesday, January 23rd

Please join us WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd at 8:20am in the cafeteria for the first STEAM Fair planning meeting of the year.

For those who don't know - STEAM Fair is an incredible PS10 community event that brings in dozens of vendors and exhibitors for a day of hands-on activities, fun, food, learning and celebrating science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

VOLUNTEERS needed! This is a great opportunity to help plan one of the most beloved and popular PS10 events of the year. Come to a meeting and find out how you can help. There are many opportunities to help from home too - so if you can't come please join our Konstella committee group and stay in touch.

And SAVE THE DATE: PS10 STEAM Fair is Saturday, May 11th.

 

Lunch & Recess Volunteers – REMINDER TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER WEEK

We have rolled out a new school wide parent volunteer program which will run from January 7 to March 30, 2019. We need to add helping hands to support PS10 staff during each lunch and recess period in the winter months.

 

To secure parent volunteers for each lunch and recess period we 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. We have 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.  Please sign up for your recess/lunch period at this link.

 

Assigned Classes Week of Jan 22-25

K-203

2-309

5-404

 

Assigned Classes Week of Jan 28- Feb 1

1-301

3-412

4-408

 

 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

 

New Website Launched

PS10 has launched a new and updated website.  The website will house the same information as before, and more.  We will also update it with upcoming events, the Konstella Newsflash, and information on outside programming.  Check it out at https://www.ps10.org/.

  

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://www.konstella.com/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2F

 

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