Newsflash, February 11, 2019
Mon, Feb 11 9:57am
PS10

 

NEWSFLASH, FEBRUARY 11th, 2019

 

IMPORTANT DATES

February 11-12 – 4th & 5th Grade Science Fair

February 11 — Progressive Dinner Info session - 8pm

February 12 – Executive Board Meeting

February 14 – 5th Grade Valentine’s Day Bake Sale

February 18-22 – SCHOOL CLOSED - Mid Winter Recess - 3 day chess camp at PS10

February 28 – PTA General Meeting – 6:30 PM

March 1st –  Read-a-thon Ends

                            Parents as Learning Partners

                            Movie Night

March 4 – Read-a-thon Donations Due

March 9 – Spring Progressive Dinner

                                         

Visit Konstella for the full calendar here or add the schedule to your google calendar here.

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

PS10 Read-a-thon Reminder, February 1 to March 1

Now that Read-a-thon is in full swing, don’t forget to log those minutes while raising some money for the PS10 PTA. This is one of the PTA’s largest fundraisers and it runs from February 1 to March 1.  It’s not only a great time to get your kids to focus on reading, but also involve family and friends as well.  Prizes for individual readers and prizes for top classes too!  And a prize for everyone who participates.   Visit www.ps10.org/readathon for more information and the link to donate!

 

PS10 Terrace Books Fundraiser, February 10-16, 242 Prospect Park West

If you want to pick up some new books for read-a-thon head to Terrace Books and stock up on reading for winter break, treat your sweetie to a book this Valentines’ Day, or buy a title from a teacher’s wish list!

Mention PS10 and the PTA earns 20% of your purchase.  Terrace Books can order most titles in 24 hours.

 

Progressive Dinner Host Info session, Monday February 11 - 8pm

Come talk to the chairs of Progressive dinner and a number of parents who have hosted. Have all your questions answered!  If you have ever wondered if you can host or now wonder what does “hosting mean!?!” Email: Progressivesupper@pta.ps10.org or heather.volik@gmail.com or call Heather Volik at 917-361-5529. We will provide address with RSVP!

 

4th & 5th Grade Science Fair, February 11-12, 6-8pm

The 4th and 5th Grade will be showing off their science projects from 6-8p in the gym. 

Friends and Family are welcome.

 

Valentine’s Day Bake Sale, February 14th, PS10 Lobby

On Valentine’s day stop by to purchase sweet treats and roses for your sweetest valentine.

Available from: 8am to 3pm

All proceeds benefit the PS10 5th Grade.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Lunch & Recess Volunteers – IMPORTANT - PLEASE SIGN UP FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER WEEK

We have rolled out a new school wide 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.

 

To secure parent volunteers for each lunch and recess period we have set up a school wide schedule for volunteering. Each P.S. 10 class will be assigned a specific week for which they should try to provide volunteers. 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 Feb 11-15

K-218

2-213

2-310

5-406

 

Assigned Classes Week of Feb 25-March 1

K-216

2-312

4-405

 

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 Winter Break Camp

Open to all players and schools.  This camp is a 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 emails PS10Chess@gmail.com

Location: PS 10 (511 7th Ave, Brooklyn)

Times: 9 am - 5 pm

February 19th -21st (Winter break)

April 22 – 25th (Spring Break)

 

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Family Giving

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

Amazon Smile

Remember to choose PS10 as your donor organization on amazon. We will receive a donation if you have PS10 listed on your smile account. https://www.konstella.com/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2F

 

Primary!

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 pta@ps10.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 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!

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:

Instagram: @ps10bk

Facebook: WeAre10BK

Twitter: @PS10Brooklyn or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag

Visit the PS10 website: https://www.ps10.org/