NEWSFLASH, MARCH 11, 2019
March 11th – Tea Fundraiser ENDS TODAY
March 13 – Executive Board Meeting
PS10 Administration Testing Conversation
March 14 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 11:40 Dismissal
Teacher Appreciation Feast
Talent Show Auditions
March 18 – “Talking About Testing” Parent Action Committee Discussion
Talent Show Auditions
March 20 – Talent Show Auditions
March 21 – PTA General Meeting – 8:30am
March 22 - STEAM Fair Committee meeting
March 23 - Butterfly Garden Spring Volunteering
March 30 – Talent Show
April 5 – Movie Night
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability
Tuesday, March 12, 8:30am Cafeteria | Read-a-thon Committee meeting. Bring a laptop and help us tally dollars and minutes!
Friday, March 22, 8:30am Cafeteria | STEAM Fair Committee meeting
UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES
Tea Collection School Fundraiser – Ends March 11th
Shop for some cute clothes for your children and give back to PS10 at the same time. This year if you shop online at www.TeaSchoolDays.com from March 4th to 11th you will be able to also raise money for PS10 PTA . Use the code SDS19PS10PTA, we will receive 15% of the sales profit and you will receive 15% off all your purchases and free shipping. So get shopping!
Wednesday, March 13th | Information Meeting for NYS ELA/Math Testing – 8:30am and 6:00pm
PS10 Administration and Teachers are hosting a conversation about the ELA and Math Testing for Grades 3- 5. Principal Laura Scott, Literacy Coach David Simmons, and Teacher Lyabode Robinson will host and lead the discussion. ELA and Math Testing for Grades 3-5 will be discussed, questions are welcome. Topics will include exam content, dates and times, how test results are used, update on the ESSA act, and information about Opt-Out. All parents and caregivers may attend.
Date: Wednesday, March 13th
Time: 8:30am AND 6:00pm
Where: PS10 auditorium
Thursday, March 14th | Teacher Appreciation Feast – Sign Up to Volunteer!
Our SPRING TEACHER APPRECIATION FEAST is on Parent Teacher Conference Day and we need your helping hands! More information regarding the feast and specific class assignments are on the way via yellow folders and Konstella. In the meantime, you can sign up to help the day of the feast here! 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 treats offered go a long way and really show how much we value our amazing team of teachers, administrators, and staff! Please help say thank you by volunteering for even just a small part of your day!
PS10 Talent Show Registration & Auditions - Auditions Begin March 14th
Registration is open for 2nd thru 5th graders. Please go to ps10talent.com to register and sign up for auditions.
Volunteers needed! Specifically we are looking for someone to spearhead the cafe at the March 30 shows. Please email email@example.com or go to ps10talent.com to see all volunteer opportunities.
Last Call for Read-a-thon! – Ends March 15th
If you haven’t already done so, please get your completed reading logs and donations in THIS WEEK! We will be ending online donations on Friday, March 15. Please contact any friends and relatives who pledged to sponsor your child and collect their donation via check or online and get it to school NO LATER THAN March 15 so that your minutes and donations will count! Link for donations: https://www.konstella.com/open/donations/5c364175e4b0a44d5d642350
Tuesday, March 19th |Talking about Testing - 8:30am and 6:00pm
The PTA’s Parent Action Committee welcomes you to join us in discussing the upcoming NY State tests for grades 3-5. We’ll address issues including test refusal (including how to "opt out"), changes in tests and middle school admissions. We’ll have a morning and evening meeting to accommodate more participants.
Date: Tuesday, March 19th
Time: 8:30am AND 6:00pm
Where: PS10 auditorium
Please bring your questions and concerns. We hope to provide a constructive discussion to empower parents to make informed decisions.
Friday, March 22nd | STEAM Fair Committee meeting – 8:30am
STEAM Fair Committee Meeting: Please join us for the first STEAM Fair Committee meeting on Friday, March 22nd at 8:30 am in the cafeteria. Our annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 11th and is one of PS 10’s biggest events. We’re looking for enthusiastic people to help with planning a fun and engaging day full of activities for PS 10 families and the community.
Saturday,March 23rd | Butterfly Garden Spring Volunteering – 10am
Butterfly Garden Spring Volunteering: Celebrate the arrival of Spring by helping the Butterfly Garden clean up after its winter nap. This community garden and outdoor classroom for our students needs volunteers to get the garden ready to welcome visitors of all ages. Join the fun at the corner of 7th Avenue & 18th Street on Saturday, March 23rd starting at 10 am.
Lunch & Recess Volunteers – IMPORTANT - PLEASE SIGN UP FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER WEEK
We have rolled out a new schoolwide 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.
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 March 11 – 15
Assigned Classes Week of March 18-22
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
PS10 Chess Training Camps – Sign Up for Spring Break Camp
Open to all players and schools. This camp is a perfect combination of group analysis, individual coaching opportunities, daily themed lectures, match play, social play and much more.
Register online at https://impactcoachingnetwork.org/team-camps-1/brooklyn or email PS10Chess@gmail.com
Location: PS 10 (511 7th Ave, Brooklyn)
Times: 9 am - 5 pm
April 22 – 25th (Spring Break)
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
Remember to choose PS10 as your donor organization on Amazon. We will receive a donation if you have PS10 listed on your Amazon Smile account. https://www.konstella.com/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2F.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 03/02/19 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:
Twitter: @PS10Brooklyn or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag