PS10 NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 27, 2020
January 28 - PTA General Meeting on Safety Protocols
January 31 - Rescheduled International Potluck Dinner
February 7 - Parents as Learning Partners/Read-a-thon 2020 Begins
February 8 - Community Event: A Wrinkle in Time Movie Matinee & Book Talk
February 11 - PTA Executive Board Meeting
February 17 - 21 - WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
February 26 - SLT Meeting
February 27 - PTA General Meeting - AM
Family Science Night
March 4 - SLT Meeting
March 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences & Teacher Feast
March 6 - Reading under the Stars/Read-a-thon Ends
Tues., January 28, Visiting Author Committee Meeting, 8:30am, Cafeteria
Tues., February 4, Garden Committee Meeting, 8:20am, Cafeteria
Tues., January 28th, PTA General Meeting on School Safety Plan at 8:30am in Auditorium
In an effort to reaffirm the safety and security protocols at PS10, the PTA and administration invites all parents to join us on Tuesday after drop off to discuss our school safety plan. Principal Scott and others will be in attendance.
RESCHEDULED Fri., January 31, International Potluck Dinner, 6:15pm to 8:15pm
This PS10 Community event has been rescheduled to this Friday, January 31st. We want to apologize to all the families who cooked amazing meals to share with this community last Friday. As the administration said the event was cancelled over an abundance of caution but we hope all the families who planned to come last week will please come this Friday instead.
As a reminder the event is FREE to all families! Please bring a dish that is meaningful to you - something that celebrates your culture, country, heritage or family. We'll supply the forks, napkins, plates and cutlery. Come enjoy LIVE music, salsa dancing, crafts, performances and of course - delicious food!
Every family that brings a dish will be entered into our raffle for a special prize! This year, we encourage families to dress in clothing that celebrates your heritage. Any child or adult who comes dressed in clothing that celebrates their culture or country will receive two extra raffle tickets!
You do not need to contribute a dish to attend. FREE to everyone. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Fri., February 7: Read-a-thon 2020: THE MAGIC OF READING begins!
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. Questions? Want to help? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or join our committee on Konstella.
Sat., February 8, Community Event: A Wrinkle in Time Movie Matinee & Book Talk, 2 pm to 5 pm - TICKETS ON SALE
The Visiting Author Committee will be screening Disney’s 2018 A Wrinkle in Time, followed by an appearance by Charlotte Jones Voiklis, Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter and the author of the biography BECOMING MADELEINE. There will be snacks and treats in the café, books for sale, and a book signing. Tickets are now available and on-sale. Visit this link if you’re part of the PS10 Community or visit https://www.ps10.org/a-wrinkle-in-time-event if you’re not on Konstella.
Get Tickets for the 2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL! Feb 21st - March 15th
It's time for 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!!!!)
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.
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