Parent Coordinator Updates
Please see below for Ms. Joanna’s weekly message and updates from myself and the PTA.
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MESSAGE FROM MS. JOANNA
Dear PS 107 Families,
Since September 15th, we have been honoring Latin/Latinx Heritage Month at our school. Every day, during Morning Announcements, our 5th graders have been sharing information about an influential Hispanic-American figure who has contributed to our nation — from Edwin Diaz, a pitcher for the NY Mets, to Sonia Sotomayor, a justice on the US Supreme Court. In addition to these morning announcements, we’ll be talking more schoolwide about all of the nations that make up Latin America, as well as the migration of people from these nations to the United States, which has resulted in the rich social and cultural diversity that we see in our country today.
We will also touch on the current wave of migration that’s underway from a number of Latin American countries to New York City. As a school, we are committed to supporting the many asylum-seeking families that have recently arrived in our city, especially those families who are now our neighbors, attending nearby PS 124. I am incredibly proud of the generosity exhibited by our community over the last week. We collected over $4000 in cash, gift cards, and Metrocards — exact totals coming from the Community Outreach team soon! Over the next few weeks, our students will be making cards to welcome the families, and we will also be conducting a winter coat, boots, and gear drive, as most families arrived without warm clothing (and it’s getting chilly already).
I stopped in at Movie Night on Friday, and it was wonderful to see so many of our students and families enjoying Encanto together on a cool fall evening. All of this is what makes PS 107 such a special place: the true sense of community and spirit of kindness and care for our neighbors. I am so grateful to be a part of it.
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FAMILY INCOME FORMS
Did you know that completing these forms helps our school receive money for programs, regardless of whether your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch? If you haven’t done so already, please complete the Family Income Inquiry Form as soon as possible and help PS107 receive the funding we deserve.
5TH GRADE FAMILIES
Last week, we sent a middle school update via Konstella for our 5th grade families. Please be sure to check your child’s NYCSA account to confirm the address as they will send your MySchools account creation codes by mail to your home address. In addition to the new information we received from the Chancellor about MySchools being a central location for middle school tours and scheduling, we are still compiling our list and will update as we receive new information. Please click here to view any changes.
LOST AND FOUND - Literal and Virtual
The Lost and Found multiplied exponentially this last week. Please label your children’s items with their name and classroom. We make every effort to return items back to students if we can identify who they belong to. The largest volume of items right now are sweaters/sweatshirts, jackets, and water bottles. Please take a quick look at our virtual lost and found here and if you see something that belongs to you, please email Nadia at email@example.com and we will be sure to get the item to your child to go home.
MAKING SCHOOL DAY DISMISSAL PICK-UP CHANGES
If there is a change to your child’s dismissal, please be sure to note the change on the Daily Dismissal form in Operoo. If it is a same day change, please email your child’s teacher and cc Nadia at firstname.lastname@example.org in addition to any changes on the Daily Dismissal form.
MAKING AFTERSCHOOL DISMISSAL PICK-UP CHANGES
If your child attends our in house Afterschool program, please be aware that they will only release your child to people on your Pickup Contacts list in 6crickets
Click HERE for directions on how to add someone to your Pickup Contact list.
Positive cases of COVID in students must still be reported to the DOE’s Situation Room; therefore, if your child tests positive, please alert our Parent Coordinator, Nadia Benlarbi, at email@example.com and copy Principal Joanna Cohen on your email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Craft Fair Info Session - October 4th at 12:30pm
Zoom Link here
- Fall Festival - Sat, Oct 15
- Picture Day - Mon, Oct 17
- Tea Collection’s School Days - Oct 17 - 23
- Tea Collection’s - PS107 community members can use a unique promo code to get 20% off their orders placed between Oct 17 - 23. Promo code coming soon!
- Stoop Crawl - Fri, Oct 28
MOVIE NIGHT SUCCESS!
The Movie Night this Friday was a huge success. The yard was packed with families socializing, enjoying snacks, and of course watching Encanto. A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped put this amazing event on. If you missed the movie night this year, we look forward to seeing you at the next one!
FALL FESTIVAL - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
As you may have seen, we are looking for volunteers for our Annual Fall Festival! The Fall Festival relies solely on parent volunteers, and there are A TON of ways for you to get involved in order to make this happen. If you plan on stopping by the Festival, please consider signing up for at least one volunteer slot during your stay. This is an especially great opportunity for new PS107 families to jump into running an event. Or for returning PS107 families to reconnect to the school. (Or if you have a particularly responsible teen who wants some community service hours, go ahead and sign them up too.)
Take a look at the volunteer signups here and please dive in. We're THRILLED to bring this PS107 favorite back to its full pre-Covid glory. We look forward to seeing you there!
- October 6 - Meet the Principal for Second Grade 9-10am. Click HERE for the zoom link
- October 7 - PS 107 Day! Show your school spirit on PS 107 day by wearing your favorite PS 107 gear!
- October 15 - Fall Festival - Stay tuned for information from our PTA
- October 17 - Picture Day - Details coming home soon
- October 5th - Yom Kippur, schools closed
- October 10 - Italian Heritage / Indigenous Peoples' Day, schools closed