NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 28, 2019
Mon, Jan 28 11:05am
PS10

 

 

NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 28th, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES

January 31 - Parents Chess Night - all levels

February 1 – Read-a-thon begins

                       Parents as Learning Partners

                       Disco Dance for All

February 5 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Lunar New Year

February 8 – Reading Under the Sea

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

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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

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

 

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

We want everyone involved!! Everyone is welcome!

 

Parents as Learning Partners, February 1, 8:40am

On the First Friday of every month, from 8:40-9:30am, parents are invited into their children’s classrooms to participate in a special project. Immediately following each First Friday, at 9:30am in the Cafeteria, join PS10’s Parent Coffee, an informal discussion on various topics by school officials.  This month’s Parents as Learning Partners will officially kick-off Read-a-thon so come visit the classroom and hear about how Read-a-thon works and the process for 2019.

 

Disco Dance, February 1, 6:30 to 8:30pm

We are looking forward to seeing all grades and families in the PS10 Cafeteria next Friday, February 1st, from 6:30-8:30 for Disco Fever, brought to you by PS10's 5th Graders!

 

Join us on the dance floor to show off your best disco moves as our DJ spins hits from the 70s and today...have you ever seen the disco floss? No? Well now is your chance!!

 

$5 to enter; concessions sold in the cafeteria. All sales to benefit PS10 5th Grade. No one will be turned away for lack of funds! 

 

Read-a-thon Begins February 1

It’s almost time for the PS10 Read-a-thon, so get ready to read your hearts out!  The kick-off of this year’s Read-a-thon will be at Parents as Learning Partners.  This is one of the PTA’s largest fundraisers and it runs from February 1 to March 1.  It’s not only a great time to get your kids to focus on reading, but also involve family and friends as well.  Prizes for individual readers and prizes for top classes too!  And a prize for everyone who participates.  A packet on information for read-a-thon will be sent home in your folder soon

 

Please also Save the date for Reading Under the Sea, with special guest The Pop-Ups on Friday February 8.  This event is free and open to all!  

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Lunch & Recess Volunteers – IMPORTANT - PLEASE 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 28- Feb 1

1-301

3-412

4-408

 

Assigned Classes Week of Feb 4 – Feb 8

1-3-3

3-414

4-409

 

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

NY International Children's Film Festival, February 22nd-March 17th

Celebrate the best new international films through the NY International Children's Film Festival.  You can buy tickets to the wildly-popular short film programs in addition to feature films including Opening Spotlight Pachamama, ladybug adventure Minuscule: Mandibles From Far Away and the breathtaking Aïlo - a Lapland Odyssey - alongside many other terrific feature film selections.  Our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

 

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

  1. Go to http://nyicff.org/tickets/  
  2. Select our school from the “Select My School” Menu and pick PS10  (IMPORTANT!!!!)
  3. Purchase tickets

Voila!  The PS10 PTA will earn $3 of each ticket you purchase!

 

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.

 

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/.

 

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. 

 

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