NEWSFLASH, APRIL 8, 2019
April 9 – Eboard Meeting
April 18 – PTA General Meeting – AM Meeting
April 19 – School Break Begins
April 29 – School Resumes
May 1-3 Math Testing
May 4 – Borders & Belongings Author's Event
May 5 – Chess Tournament @ PS10
May 10 – Grandparents Day & Flower Sale
May 11 – STEAM Fair & PTA Fun Run
May 15 – Family Engagement Night & PTA Fair
May 16th – Parents Chess Night
May 22 – PTA General Meeting – PM Meeting 2019 PTA Executive Board Elections
DON’T FORGET IT’S 10 FOR 10!!!
We’re giving you 10 reasons to donate to the PS10 PTA. Your donation is needed to reach our goal of $280,000 for the year to help pay for enrichment programs, decrease class size and more! Donations of any amount are critical to our success. Please donate at this link today!
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability
Tuesday, April 16th, 8:30am Cafeteria | Recess Committee Meeting
UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES
Tuesday, April 18th | PTA General Meeting - REMINDER
Join us for the PTA General Meeting April 18th at 8:30am in the cafeteria. This is your opportunity to hear from the PTA about upcoming events, get a report from Principal Scott and voice your thoughts on issues important to you. We will be discussing the upcoming PTA Executive Board Elections as well. If you're unable to attend, watch on Facebook Live by visiting our Facebook page.
May Flowers Bring Fun Events to PS10! – SAVE THE DATE
We have a ton of great events coming up in May, so please SAVE THE DATE for the below!
May 4th – BORDERS & BELONGING - PS10 welcomes Newbery-award-winning author Matt de la Peña and former DREAMer and NY Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, in conversation with New York Times nonfiction critic Jennifer Szalai, to share perspectives on immigration, social justice, and the power of stories to connect us all.
Event runs from 2-4 pm at PS10 (doors open at 1:30)
New name same great event.
May 5th – PS10 Gladiators Chess Tournament. For more information visit the link here. PS10 students get a special discount - discount code: ps10, to get $15 off!
May 10th – Grandparents & Special Friends Day – We invite our grandparents and special friends to visit their child’s classroom and the school. We will serve hot breakfast, have a performance, an art auction, raffle basket and family photos!
May 11th – PTA Fun Run & STEAM Fair. First in the morning is the annual PTA Fun Run at 10am; visit this link for more info. Directly following is one of PS10’s favorite events, the STEAM FAIR! "STEAM Power: Powering Our Planet, Ourselves, Our Community" is the theme for this year's PS10 STEAM Fair. STEAM Fair doors will open at 11am and event will be held rain or shine! Ticket are available in advance online here.
May 15th – Family Engagement Night and PTA Fair. Family Engagement night is done during the last Parent Teacher Conference and parents will have the opportunity to hear from next year’s teachers on the curriculum for their child’s upcoming grade. The PTA Fair will be an opportunity to hear from the PTA on the upcoming Executive Board Elections and Committee’s that will be in need of help next year!
PTA Executive Board Nomination & Elections Are Coming Up Soon – Look Out for Info! - NEW
The 2019-2020 PS10 PTA Executive Board will be elected at the May 22nd PTA General Meeting. Please look out for information on how you can become part of next year’s Executive Board. We will be sending information home in the yellow folder, via Konstella and there will be an information session announced soon.
Being a member of the executive board is a rewarding experience that enables you to influence how the PTA financially, academically and culturally supports PS 10. Each executive board member is required to attend monthly meetings, typically scheduled for mornings, and 1-2 summer planning meetings. Each position is elected for a one-year term (July 1 – June 30) with two consecutive terms being the limit.
Talent Show Photos Available Online - NEW
Our wonderful parent photographer, Helena Palazzi, took amazing pictures of the children at PS10 Talent show! Downloads are Free! If you purchase any prints the profit goes to the PTA.
Lunch & Recess Volunteers – IMPORTANT – VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TO BE NEEDED
While we have fulfilled the original call for lunch volunteers through the winter, we have found there is a lot of value in continuing to ask for parent help during those crucial hours of the day. We will be posting a weekly sign-up to volunteer but parents should always feel free to come to school during the hours of 11am to 2pm to help for any amount they can.
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)
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.
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 Amazon Smile account.
Don’t forget about the PS10 PTA 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.
VISIT PS10 WEBSITE
Check out the PS10 website for more information visit: https://www.ps10.org/.
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