PARENT COORDINATOR UPDATES
Dear PS 107 Families.
Wishing all of our PS 107 community a wonderful holiday season full of love, good cheer, and much happiness and joy!
See you all in the New Year!
Please see below for Ms. Joanna’s weekly message and updates from myself and the PTA.
MESSAGE FROM MS JOANNA
Dear PS 107 Families,
Winter Break is fast approaching, and we have a week filled with celebratory gatherings at PS 107! I know that we are all looking forward to the coming week of festivities, along with the following holiday week of time with family and friends. We want to be sure that everyone is able to enjoy this upcoming time, and to that end, I am sharing the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s indoor masking recommendation. With high levels of respiratory viruses currently circulating in NYC, including flu, RSV, and COVID, DOHMH is currently urging all New Yorkers to wear high-quality masks when indoors, including in schools. While not a requirement, we at 107 do believe that mask-wearing this week will help all of our community members stay healthy so that we can enjoy the togetherness of the holiday season.
I also wanted to bring your attention to a very important District 15 Superintendent’s Town Hall that is happening on Zoom this Wednesday, December 21st, 6:30-8 pm. At this meeting, there will be a presentation called What is Bullying? Supporting Students and Understanding the Difference Between Bullying and Conflict. You can register to attend this Wednesday’s Town Hall (and the Superintendent’s monthly Town Halls) here.
As we head into the winter holidays, which all bring light to us during the darkest time of the year, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for the 107 community. Your generosity of spirit and your care for the whole of our community is what makes PS 107 such a special place. I wish you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays and hope that the coming break gives you time to reflect, restore, and renew.
To see all of Ms Joanna’s weekly updates, click here.
First grade families, please have your students line up by the gate until the doors are open and Ms. Sharon and Nurse Kara say it's clear to come in. Students should not be on the stairs at all and should not be near the door. The stairs are not a safe place for standing and the doors swing open toward the stairs, so sometimes the students have been in a position of being right where the doors open and could be hurt.
There will be signs to guide the students and show where they should line up, but it is similar to where they would meet their teachers in the beginning of the year.
Please be sure to notify teachers via email and cc Nadia (email@example.com) if your child will be absent. You can also call the main office at 718-499-2054, ext 1031
We ask that you email both your teacher and cc Nadia (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child will be late or picked up early. If the office knows ahead of time, we can avoid a child being marked absent unnecessarily or we can be sure that the timing for picking up your child will be optimal to make the process as smooth as possible.
Teacher Holiday Potluck - Dec. 21st
Next PTA Meeting - 9am Dec 22nd Zoom Link Here
TEACHER HOLIDAY POTLUCK SIGN-UP
Our Teacher Holiday Potluck is this Wednesday, Dec 21st. Potlucks are a wonderful PS107 tradition and we are very excited to bring back our holiday version! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to contribute! There are still a few more slots that could be filled, including clean-up! If you are able, please consider signing up for something here.
GREEN COMMITTEE UPDATE
Do you have a passion for the planet? Do you want to share it with the PS107 community? The Green Committee is getting started again and needs your help! Together with Ms. Rinah, we are focusing on low-waste and green practices. We are seeking volunteers to help us achieve this -- specifically, people who can help at PTA events with recycling and education, organize green volunteer activities (e.g. clean-ups, gardens), partner with teachers on green initiatives, or carry forward your own green ideas!. We need you! Please contact Kajal Patel (email@example.com) or sign up here.
SUPPORT THE PS 107 PTA
- go to Smile.Amazon.com and select PS 107 Parent Teacher Association before you shop. 5% of your purchase will be donated to the PTA!- scan your groceries receipt with the Box Tops for Education app on your phone. It only takes a minute and any purchases with the Box Tops label on them will automatically make money for our school!
- December 21 - Superintendent Town Hall 6:30 - Register here
- December 22 - PTA Meeting 9 am - Click Here to join
- December 26 - January 2 - Winter Recess Schools Closed