NEWSFLASH, NOVEMBER 5, 2018
November 6 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Election Day
PS10 Election Day Bake Sale
November 8 – Harvest Day/Food Drive Begins
Title 1 – Health Education Workshop
November 12 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Veterans Day
November 13 – PTA Executive Board Meeting
November 15 – Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal
November 17 – Family Portrait Day
November 20 – PTA General Meeting – 8:30am
November 22 & 23 – SCHOOL CLOSED - Thanksgiving Break
November 30 – Photo Retake Day/5th Grade Cap and Gown Day
December 2 – PS10 Chess Tournament
December 7 – Parents as Learning Partners
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability
Thursday, November 8th, 8:30am-9:30am, Cafeteria| Recess Committee Meeting
Tues., November 6th | Election Day Bake Sale – VOLUNTEERS AND FOOD STILL NEEDED
PS10 will be hosting a Red, White and Blue Bake Sale on Election Day. The PTA would love some additional volunteers from the parent community to help work the bake sale that day. Kids are more than welcome to be part of the fun. We would also welcome any and all baked goods or lunch items to sell and remember it does not have to be homemade! All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the PS10 PTA and the programs it supports. Please sign up here to volunteer your time or to donate baked goods or other food items.
Thus, November 8th | Harvest Day Food & Used Toy Drive Kick off
This is the season of giving and PS 10 is teaming up with area charities for our food and used toy drive. From November 8th - 17th, you can bring non-perishable food items (canned goods, baby formula and boxed foods only, please) and your unwanted plastic toys and drop them off in the collection bins in the lobby of PS 10. Our school will donate the collected items to area charities including The Kensington Family Shelter (https://www.camba.org/), an organization providing essential support services to families in need, and Second Chance Toys (http://secondchancetoys.org/), a charity that ensures happy holidays for children who would otherwise not receive any toys. 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.
Both the food and used toy drives will end on Saturday, November 17th when we hold our PS 10 Gives Back event where families will have the opportunity to participate in multiple volunteer activities. Please help PS 10 and give less fortunate families a happier holiday season.
Thurs., November 8th | Health Education Title 1 Workshop – Where did you hear that
Kids have lots of questions, especially when it comes to bodies and sexuality. Jeremy Hawkins (Chair of the Health Department at Brooklyn Friends School, graduate of Teachers College Columbia University, and Co-Director at Beam Camp, NH) teaches Health and Human Sexuality to grades 4-10, and has been answering those very questions for years. Jeremy will discuss the topics that young people bring up, and share his expertise on how to talk to kids about their bodies, sexuality, and growing up in an increasingly complicated world. Q&A to follow. Pizza, and childcare will be available.
Thurs, November 15th |Teacher Appreciation Feast
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 in 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!
Sat., November 17th | PS10 Gives Back & Family Portrait Day
PS10's very own photographers in residence will be offering families the opportunity to book a sitting for family photos! Photo Prints, digital copies, & other printed items will be available to purchase on-line through a link distributed by the Photo Committee. Reserve your time slot here and volunteer to help out that day with Portrait’s here. All proceeds will go to PS10 PTA.
PS10 Gives Back
The PTA will also be hosting PS 10 Gives Back on the same day. The school is proud to be part of and provide support to the community. On the 17th, we will be offering multiple opportunities for families to volunteer together & give back, including gardening at the Butterfly Garden on the corner of 18th Street & 7th Avenue and organizing the items collected during the Harvest Day Food and Toy Drive which kicks off on November 8th. Look out for sign-ups for both of these events soon.
AUCTION FOLLOW UP – Teacher Time Raffle Due TODAY
If you haven’t already handed in your tickets for the teacher time raffle today is your last chance. Get your choices in today! Also check out these great photos of the auction from our resident photographer Issa Club. https://www.flickr.com/photos/issaclubb/sets/72157703191955955
Square One Art – ART COMING HOME SOON
Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork. Won’t you help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family, containing their masterpieces? The school earns a profit from every order, and thank you for participating, we 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). You can order online at www.square1art.com/shop.
PS10 Chess Tournament on December 2nd – SIGN UP NOW
PS10 Gladiators are hosting a Chess Tournament on Dec 2, 2018. If your child can plan a full game, understands the game and wants to a play a tournament you can sign your child up. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up here. We will be asking for volunteers when we get closer! PTA is running concessions and bake sale and monitoring the team rooms! We will need parental help!
Shopping for 10 - Amazon and Others
The Konstella Amazon program helps PS10 earn money shopping on Amazon. Konstella will donate 2% back to PS10. In order for the purchases to be eligible, parents must go to https://www.konstella.com/amazon (or click on any Amazon link on Konstella) to shop. We will also receive the donation if you have PS10 listed on your smile account, just click on the Konstella link every time to purchase. You can also support our school PTA fundraising by shopping with the vendors at the below link. With each purchase the PTA earns a small click percentage. https://www.ps10.org/shopping-for-10/
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!
The lost and found is starting to get large. 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 Mabels 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