Parent Coordinator Updates - 10/23/22
Sun, Oct 23 3:35pm



Dear PS 107 Families.


Please see below for Ms. Joanna’s weekly message and updates from myself and the PTA. 




Dear PS 107 Families, 


Last week, Mayor Adams announced the exciting news that Diwali will now be an NYC public schools holiday, starting in the 2023-24 school year. In order to maintain the 180-day school year, the DOE will swap Brooklyn-Queens Day (or “Anniversary” Day) for Diwali, as a day off from school for students. 


Diwali was originally a festival celebrated by Hindus and is now also celebrated by Sikhs, Jains, and Newar Buddhists. It is one of the most important holidays of the year. Diwali is a 5-day festival that honors the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. This is a particularly apt message for our times. 


I am grateful for the New York City Department of Education’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their recognition of the importance of Diwali to a large number of public school teachers, students, and families. Tomorrow, October 24th, is the first day of Diwali, and we will be marking it by sharing about the holiday during Morning Announcements, as well as providing teachers with resources to discuss the holiday further in their classrooms. 


Happy Diwali to all of our families who celebrate!



Ms Joanna 


To see all of Ms Joanna’s weekly updates, click here.


PS Don’t forget to follow our official PS 107 Twitter account!




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. Deadline is coming up!



Please click here to access the DOE link for middle school enrollment information. The virtual information sessions offered by the DOE are listed both at the link and in the attached flyer. Please click here to view any changes to our middle school information document.  We will host our own informative middle school enrollment workshop for 5th grade families on October 24th from 7 to 8pm. Click here to join.


LOST AND FOUND - Literal and Virtual 

We will have the lost and found outside at early dismissal on November 3rd on 8th Ave in front of the school. Please stop by and claim any of your child's lost items. Until then,  please take a quick look at our virtual lost and found here . If you see something that belongs to you, please email Nadia and we will be sure to get the item to your child to go home.  Parents usually send the picture with the email to make it clearer.

** We will donate the items in lost and found the week of November 7-10  . Please try to claim any lost items before that time. 



Please label your children’s items with their Full Name (First,Last) and classroom.  We make every effort to return items back to students if we can identify who they belong to.  



Please be sure to bring your photo id and proof of your first vaccine dose with you when you enter the building. School Safety Agent Sharon must ask for both of these items when visitors enter the building.

Pro Tip: Take a picture of both and save them to your home screen or in your camera on your phone. This way if you have your phone with you, you will have both items easily accessible.



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 and copy Principal Joanna Cohen on your email at .





  • Spring Auction Committee Meeting - 8:45 am Tue, Oct. 25 Zoom Link Here

  • Craft Fair Meeting - 9 am Thu, Oct 27 Zoom Link Here

  • Stoop Crawl - 6 pm Fri, Oct 28

  • Parents' Special Education Support Committee - 12:00 pm Nov. 9

  • Powerhouse Book Fair - Nov 15-18



The Spring Auction will be here before we know it and the next committee meeting is coming up on Oct 25, at 8:45AM on Zoom.  We'll need help in any and all forms, so whether you can pitch in a little or a lot, please join the committee. 


Do you enjoy knitting, needlepoint or bedazzling?  Do people rave about your baked goods or homemade soaps?  If so, the craft fair needs your help!!  Please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday October 27th at 9am on Zoom.  Or email Jill Davitt at to get involved!



Thank you everyone who has registered to participate in this year's Stoop Crawl which is taking place on Friday October 28th.  This year's Stoop Crawl is going to be so well attended that the registration has been closed.  If you want to get on the waitlist OR if you can HOST please email



The next meeting of the Parents' Special Education Support Committee will be on Wednesday, November 9 at noon. All are welcome to join us in supporting PS107 children with special needs. We will send a link closer to the event



Our Powerhouse Book Fair is coming up next month!  Each class will visit the Powerhouse bookstore and our PTA will receive 20% back on all sales.  More details and a request for volunteers to chaperone coming soon.  For now, save the date because in addition to classes visiting the bookstore, this 20% donation to the PTA will also be included if you simply go anytime that week (Nov. 15-18) and mention that you are participating in the PS 107 PTA book fair. 



  • October 24 - PS 107 5th Grade Middle School Information Session - 7-8pm                              Click here to join
  • October 25 -  CEC Calendar Meeting 6:30 in person PS 24 live stream registration click  here
  • October 26 -  Chancellor’s Town Hall hosted by CEC 15 - 6:30 -7:30 pm                                           In person at MS 88
  • November 3 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - Virtual Platform 
  • November 15 -18 - Powerhouse Book Fair



  • November 8 - Election Day - Students do not attend school
  • November 11 - Veterans Day - School is closed


Thank you