NEWSFLASH, MARCH 1, 2020 - PS10 NEWS FOR THE WEEK
Mon, Mar 2 10:10am

PS10 NEWSFLASH, MARCH 2, 2020

 

IMPORTANT DATES

March 3 - Progressive Dinner Info Session - RSVP

March 4 - SLT Meeting

March 5 - Parent-Teacher Conferences & Teacher Appreciation Feast

March 6 - Reading Under the Stars/LAST DAY OF READ-A-THON 2020!

March 10 - PTA Executive Board Meeting

March 19 - PTA General Meeting

March 21 - Progressive Dinner - HOSTS needed!

March 24 & 25 - ELA Testing

April 1 - SLT Meeting

April 3 - Parents as Learning Partners

April 4 - STEAM Fair

April 7 - PTA Executive Board Meeting

April 9 - April 17 - SPRING BREAK/NO SCHOOL

April 20 - School Resumes

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

March 6: Read-a-thon 2020: The Magic of Reading ENDS ON FRIDAY!

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF THE READ-A-THON!!! It’s never too late to begin reading (well, it WILL be too late on Friday, so start TODAY!) 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! The last day to read is FRIDAY, MARCH 6 (the Read-a-thon ends at midnight). 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. Read-a-thon packets with reading logs, donation logs, and donations (checks should be made out to “PS10 PTA” please) are due on MONDAY, MARCH 9. Every child who turns in a reading log wins a PRIZE!!! Questions? Want to help? Email ps10reads@gmail.com or join our committee on Konstella. 

  

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 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The upcoming Parent-Teacher Conference Day means the 2nd TEACHER APPRECIATION FEAST of the year and we need your helping hands!  Information regarding the feast and specific class assignments came home via yellow folders and through 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 treat go a long way and really show how much we value our amazing team of teachers, administrators, and staff! We also need volunteers the day of to help organize and run the Feast.  Please volunteer at this link.

 

Fri., March 6, 6 - 8 pm, FREE Family Event: READING UNDER THE STARS

Celebrate the last night of the 2020 Read-a-thon at this FREE family event! Doors open promptly at 6 PM. Fun comedic performance by The Magician’s Assistant at 6:15. Head to the cafeteria at 7 for a FREE book swap and fun activities. Get in your last few minutes of reading for the month while you enjoy FREE snacks and drinks and $2 cupcakes and pizza slices while they last! Wear pajamas if you like. It's going to be a MAGICAL night, so don't miss it!  Volunteer at the event if you are planning to attend as well, sign-up at this link.

 

Sat., March 21, Progressive Dinner!!

Travel through our neighborhood to different homes for appetizers and dinner at homes of PS10 families during our second Progressive 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

 

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 

 

 

 

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