NEWSFLASH, MARCH 11, 2018
Mon, Mar 12 9:00am
PS10

NEWSFLASH, MARCH 11TH, 2018

 

IMPORTANT DATES

March 12 – March for Safe Streets

March 14 – PTA Executive Board Meeting

March 13 – Diversity Workshop #2

March 13-21 PS10 Community Book Fair in PS10 Library

March 15 – Early Dismissal (11:40) Afternoon Parent Teacher Conference

                   Teacher Appreciation Feast

March 16 -  5th Grade Movie Night at PS10 Auditorium

March 19 – State Testing Info Sessions

March 21 – Parent Happy Hour at Skylark

March 22 – PTA General Meeting (Morning)

March 23 – PS10 vs MS88 Teacher’s Basketball Game at K280

March 30 – Spring Recess Begins!

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Read-a-thon Committee Meeting, Friday March 16 at 8:30am in the cafeteria.

Steam Fair Committee Meeting, Wednesday, March 21 at 8:30am in the cafeteria.

 

LAST CALL FOR READ-A-THON PACKETS!

All donation logs, online donations, and reading logs must be submitted NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 in order to be counted. Winners will be announced in late March/early April.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
REMINDER: TEACHER CONFERENCES ON MARCH 15TH – HALF DAY DISMISSAL

On March 15th there will be a half day dismissal at 11:40am.  There will be no afterschool activities that day either.

 

REMINDER: TEACHER APPRECIATION FEAST – MARCH 15TH

The Spring Staff Appreciation Feast is this Thursday, March 15th, the day of parent/teacher conferences. Please remember to sign up to contribute food and volunteer at the feast. Your class parent will organize your class. The staff has a very long day during conferences and they love this PS10 tradition. Our fall Staff Appreciation Feast was amazing. The family contributions were so delicious and generous and thoughtful. Thank you in advance for making this spring feast just as special. Please consider signing up to help out at the feast. You can sign up using the link here. You can help out an hour before or after your conference. If you have any questions, please contact your class parent or the Teacher Appreciation Feast Committee on Konstella. Thank you!

 

REMINDER: THE PS 10 COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST!

(With extended hours on Thursday, March 15th during Parent-Teacher Conferences).

Notes: *We are using Fork & Pencil, a local book company, to provide a quality book selection for our students!

*The book fair will be held in the library.

*Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

Please make sure to come upstairs to support the PS 10 Book Fair!

It takes a lot of work and helping hands to run a book fair – please check Konstella to sign up for a volunteer slot!  Class days and times are attached to this email, but please confirm with your teacher on your child’s date to visit.

 

REMINDER: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH

The 5th grade committee will be hosting movie night for everyone. 

Come out with your family for a screening of the film Coco.

Suggested Donation - $4.00 pp (no one will be turned away)

*****All proceeds go towards the 5th grade senior trip*****

 

NEW: INFO SESSIONS FOR STATE TESTING - MONDAY, MARCH 19th

8:30am - 9:30am, AND 6:30pm - 7:30pm in the auditorium

Please join us at one of two information sessions and discussions on the upcoming NY State Tests.

Parents of all grade levels are welcome to bring their questions or concerns. Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of the tests as well as the stakes.

 

NEW: IT'S THE RETURN OF THE PS10 HAPPY HOUR – WEDNESDAY MARCH 21ST

When: Wednesday, March 21, 5:30–8:30pm 

Where: Skylark Bar, 477 Fifth Ave, at 11th St

What: Combat spring fever with refreshing beverages, community spirit and fun tunes spun by PS10 parents Sean Qualls and Paul Kennedy. Drink tickets $6 each, available at the door; half the proceeds go to PS10 PTA, the other half support a PS10 family business. Adults only; bring friends!

 

SAVE THE DATE:  PARENT WORKSHOP: LET'S TALK ABOUT RACE - TUESDAY MARCH 27th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Please join us for an open discussion on the ways we talk (and don’t talk!) to our children, peers and community about race.

This workshop will involve small group discussions, role-playing and other interactive formats, providing practical strategies for these important and often

challenging conversations.

Childcare (with pizza for the kids) will be available. Translation services will be available.

Presented by PS10 Diversity Committee. Facilitated by Lori Riddick & Sachi Ferris, "Raising Race Conscious Children."  Any questions: please contact: ps10diversity@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

NY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

The 2018 NY International Children's Film Festival is still going on through March 18th. PS10 earns $3 of each ticket purchased. To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply go http://nyicff.org/tickets/, and select PS10 from the “Select My School” menu option for purchase.

 

READ-A-THON COMMITTEE MEETING FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH - We will be finishing up counting money and tallying minutes and working on prize distribution as well. All are welcome, especially new members who are thinking of joining next year and want to learn more.  This meeting will be at 8:30am in the cafeteria.

 

REMINDER - S.T.E.A.M. FAIR MEETING –VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

STEAM Fair 2018 - Call for Volunteers! Our 4th annual STEAM Fair is scheduled for May 19th and we need your help! Join the STEAM Fair Committee on Konstella. For questions, please contact steamfair@pta.ps10.org.  There will also be a meeting Wednesday, March 21st, 8:30am.  Please join us in the cafeteria after drop-off for a STEAM Fair planning meeting. The event is May 19th, and there's a lot of organizing to do now. We welcome all volunteers.   If you can't make it to the meeting, you can still help from home! Email: steamfair@pta.ps10.org or join our Konstella group to help out.

 

REMINDER - MERCHANDISE CHAIR AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for a chair and volunteers for the PS10 store and merchandise committee.

For more information on any of the above opportunities please contact the PTA at pta@ps10.org.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

NYC KIDS MARCH FOR SAFE STREETS MONDAY, MARCH 12 AT 6 PM

Gather at Prospect Park West and 9th Street. After a driver ran a red light and killed two children in Brooklyn, parents and kids from across New York City are planning a protest march for safe streets. Please join us. Bring flowers, and your family. We will take a kid-paced march down 9th Street to the site of the crash. More info on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/922683841246472/

 

D15 DIVERSITY PLAN: PUBLIC WORKSHOP #2 – MARCH 13TH

Please join us for the 2nd Public Workshop of the D15 Diversity Plan – A DOE-led community planning process, as part of the Equity and Excellence for All initiative, aimed at increasing diversity in District 15’s middle schools. The Workshop will continue the effort to create diverse, meaningfully integrated middle schools in D15 - from Sunset Park to Park Slope to Red Hook and the neighborhoods in between.

Public Workshop #2 March 13, 2018 at 6:30-8:30pm (Doors at 6:00pm) Sunset Park High School 153 35th St Brooklyn, NY 11232 (35th St Entrance between 3rd & 4th Ave)
RSVP Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/d15-diversity-plan-public-workshop-2-tickets-43611316622

 

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOST & FOUND

The lost and found area has been completely cleared. Going forward items left over on the bi-weekly collection dates will be donated or discarded.  We will make every effort to return articles of clothing to students, and adults, but we are unable to hold items out of concern for cleanliness and sanitation. Please help us to keep our school clean and label all your children’s clothing.

 

PARENT RESOURCE AREA

The PTA has a parent resource station consisting of a computer and printer for parent use outside of the PTA office in the cafeteria. This area is also where you can find hardcopy forms, signup sheets, and community information from the PTA.

 

PS 10 GRAND READERS PROGRAM

Join us in the PS 10 Library on Thursday mornings to read with our students! All you need to do is show up! We welcome the gift of your time and attention. This event will be every Thursday from 8:30-10:30 AM. Don’t forget to bring your ID to enter the building.

 

 FOLLOW PS10 ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Find PS10 on social media for the latest school updates and highlights:

Instagram Account: PS10BK

Facebook Account: WeAre10BK

Twitter Account: @PS10Brooklyn

Or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag