NEWSFLASH, JANUARY 7, 2019
January 2 – SCHOOL RESUMES
January 11 – Parents as Learning Partners
PS10 Movie Night Sponsored by 5th Grade Committee
January 15 – Executive Board Meeting
January 21 – SCHOOL CLOSED – MLK Day
January 24 – PTA General Meeting – 8:30am
January 25 – International Potluck Dinner
February 1 – Read-a-thon begins
Parents as Learning Partners
February 5 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Lunar New Year
February 8 – Reading Under the Stars
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability
Tuesday, 8:30am, Cafeteria | Read-a-thon Committee Meeting
Wednesday, 8:30am, Cafeteria | Author Committee Meeting
Parents as Learning Partners, Friday, January 11
The first Parents as Learning Partners of 2019, aka First Fridays, will be Friday January 11th. On the First Friday of every month, from 8:40-9:30am, parents are invited into their children’s classrooms to participate in a special project. Immediately following each First Friday, at 9:30am in the Cafeteria, join PS10’s Parent Coffee, an informal discussion on various topics by school officials.
PS10 Movie Night Sponsored by the 5th Grade Committee – Friday, January 11, 6pm
Come out for the 2nd Movie night of the year. The 5th Grade Committee will be hosting, and all proceeds will go towards the 5th Grade Committee. All grades are welcome so please come and enjoy the classic film Jumanji starring Robin Williams, Kristen Dunst and Bonnie Hunt. Tickets will be sold at the door.
PS10 International Potluck Dinner - FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Please join us for a FREE, fun community event where PS10 families can celebrate their backgrounds and countries with delicious food, music, and crafts!
Families are welcome to bring a dish from their country or culture. We will share food, listen to great LIVE music, and enjoy a fun night together. You don't need to bring anything to attend. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Lunch & Recess Volunteers – NEW VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE STARTS THIS WEEK
We are rolling 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. In the past several months, The Recess Committee and PTA have gathered feedback from teachers, staff, the administration, and students to understand how to improve the children’s experiences during lunch and recess. In our discussions with the staff it has become clear that the one thing that will help immensely with achieving that goal is to have more adults involved in supervising and organizing the lunch and recess periods. By volunteering to supervise lunch and recess during winter you will help to:
- 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
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.
Assigned Classes Week of January 7 – 11
Assigned Classes Week of Jan 14-18
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/.
Square 1 Art
Are you missing item/s from your Square 1 Art order? If so, please contact Square 1 Art Customer Care directly at 888.332.3294 extension 750. Did you miss ordering from Square 1 Art or want to order more? It's not too late to order. PS 10 Magnet School will still receive 15% of every purchase. Use the art access code located in your order packet or contact Customer Care at Service@Square1Art.com or 888.332.3294 to receive your access code.
You can still order and the school will benefit!
5th Grade Cap & Gown Photos Available Online
Proofs for the Fifth Grade’s Cap and Gown photos are now available to view online. Place your order by 1/9 to have photos shipped for free to PS 10. Estimated print delivery: 1/23/19.
All proofs can be viewed at:
Online Code to view:
PS10 + First 4 Letters of First Name + First 4 Letters of Last Nam
If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Hardiman - PS 10 PTA.
Gladiators Chess Club & Team Spring Registration Open
The Gladiators chess club and team afterschool program is ready for Spring Registration. If you are already registered in Fall, there will be no break before the next session. Classes are Wednesday after school until 5, with a late pick up until 6 option. The afterschool program is open to all - beginners and experts! Register here! If your child is new to the program, please note the Spring session starts in February, however, you can get an early start in January. Please reach out to PS10Chess@gmail.com.
If you need financial assistance, reach out to PS10chess@gmail.com. We want every child who wants to play to play!
Family Photo Day Pictures Available
The Family Photo Day Pictures are UP! And you all look awesome! Check them out and buy some prints! All proceeds go to the PTA! Visit this link: https://helenapalazziphotography.zenfolio.com/family2018
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.
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 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 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:
Twitter: @PS10Brooklyn or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag