NEWSFLASH, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 - PS10 NEWS OF THE WEEK
Mon, Nov 4 10:14am

 

PS10 NEWSFLASH, NOVEMBER 4, 2019

 

IMPORTANT DATES

November 5 - School Closed - Election Day

                                Election Day Bake Sale Sponsored by PS10 PTA

November 6 - Parent Happy Hour at Skylark Bar (Grades K and 2)

November 8 - PTA Executive Board Meeting

                                Online Auction Begins

November 11 - School Closed - Veterans Day

November 13 - Miss Chocolate Fundraiser ends - orders and payments due

November 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 11:40am dismissal

                                   Teacher Feast

November 15 - PS10 Gala & Auction - Tickets On Sale Now! (See below)

November 18 - 22 - PS10 Gives Back - Food Drive

November 19 - 5th Grade Cap and Gown Photos | Photo Makeup/Retake Day

November 21 - PTA General Meeting AM

                         PS10 Family Science Night

November 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving Recess

December 2 - 6 - PS10 Gives Back - Used Toy and Sneaker Drive

December 6 - Parents as Learning Partners

December 11 - Parent Happy Hour, Grades 4 & 5

December 15 - PS10 South Slope Holiday Craft Fair & Movie Matinee

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Friday, Nov., 8th Auction Committee Meeting, 8:30am, Cafeteria

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Tue., November 5, Election Day Bake Sale - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m - TOMORROW!!

Calling all Bakers and Volunteers.  The PS10 PTA and the Bake Sale Committee will be putting on an Election Day Bake sale to raise money for the PTA and feed all the hungry voters and poll workers.  If you’re available that day to volunteer for an hour or two we would really appreciate your help! Kids are more than welcome to come and help out! Please sign up to volunteer at this link.  You can sign-up to bring baked goods and volunteer!

 

Wed., November 6,  PS10 Parent Happy Hour at Skylark Bar, 6:00p.m. to 9 p.m. for K&1

Attention parents of kindergarteners and second graders! Come out to Skylark Bar (477 Fifth Ave) to meet and socialize with other parents in a casual atmosphere. Drink tickets will be available for purchase at the door, and proceeds benefit the PS10 PTA. There will be two more happy hours this fall: Wednesday Nov. 20 for parents of children in grades 1 and 3, and Wednesday Dec. 11 for parents of children in grades 4 and 5. Hope to see you there!

 

Fri., November 15, PS10 Gala & Auction, 7-11 p.m. - TICKETS ON SALE BUY NOW!

Ready for the party of the year?! Join us at Littlefield in Gowanus for live music and dancing, delicious food and drinks, hundreds of fabulous items and experiences up for auction... all to benefit our students! Online auction will launch a week before the event so bidding can begin. This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras,” but that means wear whatever you want… anything goes! We’ll hand out beads and masks to dress up your work attire! Laissez les bons temps rouler! Click here to buy tickets through Konstella! Also, if you’re planning to come out, we have a discount code available for babysitting through Nanno.  Please reach out to ps10auction@gmail.com if you’re interested.

 

Thurs, November 15 |Teacher Appreciation Feast - VOLUNTEER FOR A SHIFT!

Our FALL TEACHER APPRECIATION FEAST is on Parent Teacher Conference Day and we need your helping hands!  More information regarding the feast and specific class assignments will come home via yellow folders and 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 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 at this link for even just a small part of your day!

 

Tues, November 19, Make-up and Retake and 5th Grade Cap and Gown Photo Day

Tuesday, November 19th will be the last day to have make-up and retake photos taken at the school. Fifth graders will also have their cap and gown photos taken on that day. 

The proofs for all students who had their photos taken in October have been sent home in the yellow folder and are also available to view online. Click here to view your proofs and enter your online code (PS10 + First four letters of the first name + First four letters of the last name). If your child was absent on the previous photo days or would like to schedule a retake, complete this form.

Please note: Friday, November 15th is the last day to sign up for retake and makeup photos.

 

Thurs, November 21, PS10 Family Science Night - 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. - SAVE THE DATE

The first ever PS10 Family Science Night is coming soon. Join our science-enrichment partners Kiddie Science and League of Young Inventors, as well as our friends at Brooklyn Solar Works and Brooklyn Microgrid and others for an exciting evening of HANDS-ON science learning activities for the whole family.  Our theme is The SCIENCE OF ENERGY. Together we will discover the ways plants, animals, humans and other living things make and store energy to power everything from our bodies to toys, houses and cities!  This event is FREE and kids of all ages are welcome. So please plan to join us for fun, food, take-home science projects and a chance to win tickets to spend a day at one of our city's great science centers.

 

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22 - PS10 Gives Back - Food Drive

PS10 will once again be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items to donate to a local food pantry. Please bring all donations to the collection area in the school lobby by the 17th Street entrance. Please note that items will not be accepted after 3:00 PM on November 22nd.

 

Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 6 - PS10 Gives Back - Used Toy and Sneaker Drive - Time to Clean Out Those Closets!

PS10 will be running two special drives this year. Our school has partnered with Second Chance Toys, a non-profit that matches donors and area charities to ensure happy holidays for children who would otherwise not receive any toys. The week of the drive, donate your unwanted plastic toys and drop them off in the collection area in the lobby of PS 10. Before donating, please make sure the toys (plastic only) are clean, still work and are no smaller than the center of a toilet paper roll. They will also accept wooden puzzles in very good condition with all of the pieces. 

We are also partnered with GotSneakers, a non-profit that collects new and used athletic and sports shoes and distributes them to those in need and recycles unwearable pairs. Our school will receive a small stipend for each pair of new and gently used athletic shoes and sports cleats donated. 

Please bring all donations to the collection area in the school lobby by the 17th Street entrance. Please note that we cannot accept items after 9:00 AM on Friday, December 6th.

 

PS 10 South Slope Holiday Craft Fair, Sunday, December 15

Share your talents!  Apply to have a table at the PS10 South Slope Holiday Craft Fair.

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Open Hours: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: PS 10 511 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Table Pricing: 4' table: $65.00, 6' table: $100.00m   8' table: $125.00

To apply, please fill out this google form

Vendor Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019

All Vendors will be notified by: Monday, November 18, 2019

Questions? Please contact us at craftfair@pta.ps10.org

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

School Photos Now Available for Purchase - NEW

PS10’s school photos are now available for viewing online and for purchase.  

Order by November 20th to receive free shipping to the school.  

You can order by visiting: Shop.stompinggroundphoto.com

Enter Online Code:

PS10+First 4 Letters of First Name+First 4 Letters of Last Name 

(e.g. Victoria Jones = PS10VictJone).

If you missed picture day or want to retake your photos retake take is on November 19th!

For more information visit https://iloveschoolpictures.com/ps10 

 

Square 1 Art Coming Home Soon 

Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork,look for it next week sometime. The PS10 PTAl earns profit from every order and that money will go back into their arts education. Square 1 Art will provide each child with a sheet of stickers imprinted with their artwork — absolutely FREE!   Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines. All online and paper order forms must be turned in by the due date on your child’s custom catalog. (No late orders can be accepted.) 

 

Mon., October 14th - Wed., November 13th | Miss Chocolate Fundraising Sale - ALL GRADES

Our annual school fundraiser has begun! Students will be selling food and gifts from Ms. Chocolate from Monday, October 14th through Wednesday, November 13th. You should already have received your order packet in your yellow folder. If you didn't, extra copies are available in the black cubby organizer outside the PTA office.

 

Here are some important things to remember about the sale:

    • All order forms and full payments need to be submitted to the PTA office by Wednesday, November 13th.
    • Orders can be paid for with cash or personal check.

 

  • All personal checks should be made out to: PS10 PTA

 

For extra incentive, the more students sell, the more money the school receives to continue to fund enrichment programs and pay for academic support services. Thank you for your 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.

Assigned Classes:

Week of Nov 4-Nov 8 - 2-310, 3-414, 4-409, K-216

Week of Nov 11-15 0 1-305, 2-312, 3-415, 4-411 (No School on Nov. 12 & Half Day Nov 14)

 

Bringing Bowling to PE - Donors Choose

Ms. Kramer would like to bring bowling to PE.  Here it in her words. On the first and second week of Physical Education, she asked our students what they want to learn and practice in class this year. The curriculum is based around what the students share during this discussion. This year, the students asked to learn to bowl. However, they do not have bowling equipment to make that happen.  If you’d like to donate, she has setup a fundraiser at this link.

 

Family Fun Pass – Pre-Pay and Access All Family Events for the year!

We are very excited to offer families a way to pre-pay for entry to our family friendly events in advance!  The Family Fun Pass will be $65* for a family of 2 and $130* for a family of 4! It will cover admission to Tenstock, Three Movie Nights, PS10’s Got Talent, STEAM Fair and the Authors’ Visit event.  You will save approximately 20%! Purchase the pass here or in the PTA office.  *Prices lower because we have had one event!  

  

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 09/30/19 and put them in the collection box located outside the PTA office.

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