Parent Coordinator Updates - 12/4/22
Sun, Dec 4 11:38am



Dear PS 107 Families.


I hope you all had a restful weekend after that first full week back in action!

I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the holiday craft fair on December 10th!


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




Dear PS 107 Families, 


The holiday season is upon us! During this time of giving, District 15 has designated December 15th as a district-wide Day of Action, where the entire community will come together in support of families in need. 


What does this mean? All next week, December 5th-9th, PS 107 (along with all schools in District 15) will be collecting winter gear, non-perishable food items, toiletries, and small toys for families in need. We will have collection boxes at the main entrance and the Big Yard entrance on 8th Avenue all week. Items will then be delivered to a centralized location, sorted, organized and provided to families across the District 15 community, prioritizing those who are asylum-seekers and not eligible for government assistance. 


The culmination of all of this will be the district-wide Day of Action on December 15th from 4 to 5:30 pm at PS 24 in Sunset Park. All District 15 community members are invited to attend this event, where there will be student performances, displays of artwork, and presentations by local elected officials and District 15 Superintendent Rafael Alvarez. If you would like to attend, please see this event announcement and RSVP by clicking the link in the flyer.


Please bring donations of these items to PS 107 the week of December 5th, and please join the community celebration on December 15th if you are able to. During this busy holiday season, we are so grateful for your support of those in the greatest need. 



Ms Joanna


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

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- The NYC DOE Kindergarten Process opens on 12/7/22. For those  PS 107 families who have a rising kindergarten age child, you would have received notification recently regarding the application opening on 12/7/22.  If you have questions regarding the process, please contact Nadia at . As we receive information about the process and deadlines, I will include the information in this weekly update or through Konstella for all families.


- SAVE THE DATE ! PS 107 Reindeer Run on Sunday, December 18th in Prospect Park (open to kids and adults!) to benefit the Prospect Park Armory YMCA Annual Campaign which supports kids, families and adults in our neighborhood to get Y memberships and go to camp for free.  Look for more information soon.



We will bag all lost and found items before the holiday break, so please be sure to check the virtual lost and found for your child's items.
*When you check the virtual lost and found, please be sure to check the water bottle items listed.  There are 2 separate sections, one for bottles that have been in lost and found for 2 months and those that were new from this week.
The older bottles will go out after this week and no longer be available.
Thank you in advance for double checking to be sure you have claimed your child's bottle before then.

LABEL PLEASE (and avoid the lost and found!)

Please continue to label your children’s items with their Full Name (First,Last) and classroom

I have been able to return a few more items recently because there have been more labels, especially the water bottles.  Other items have multiplied recently, in particular, hats and gloves. Please be sure to label them as well :)



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 .



Please be sure to notify teachers via email and cc Nadia ( if your child will be absent.  You can also call the main office at 718-499-2054, ext 1031


LIBRARY UPDATE- Gentle Reminder

Kindergarten Families! 
Library Books Due Back
Tuesday, December 6th - Class K-108
Wednesday, December 7th - Classes K-101, K-106 and K-105
First Grade Families!
Library Books Due Back 
Mondays - Classes 1-201 and 1-202
Tuesdays - Class 1-102
Thursdays - Class 1-207





  • Craft Fair - 12:00-3:00pm Dec 10th

  • Parents' Special Education Support Committee - 12:00 pm Dec.14th

  • Teacher Holiday Potluck - Dec. 21st 

  • Next PTA Meeting - 9am Dec 22nd



We are going to have a great turnout this Saturday at the craft fair! We will have over 20 crafter/vendor tables!!  This event is open to the public so please invite everyone you know!  Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered to help make this event run smoothly. If you are free Saturday or have items to donate please consider signing up for something here.

We still have a few jobs to fill - including Gear Sales, Setup, Breakdown, Etc.  

We could use more donations for the bake sale and hot drink sale!!  

We would also hugely appreciate any Raffle Gift Baskets and $10 Mystery Gifts!!


Lastly, if there are any last minute crafters who would like to join, there is still time!  Don't hesitate to reach out!  (  



We are seeking three to four parent volunteers to design and lead the “Math Magic” club and restore this beloved tradition at PS 107. Prior to Covid, this was a parent-led math club that took place in the mornings before the start of the school day. Volunteers can be creative and make Math Magic what they want it to be! Ultimately, the aim is to encourage every child to have fun with parents and peers as they discover their inner mathmagician! If you're excited about this idea and want to sign up you can click here or if you have further thoughts/questions, please email our Co-Presidents, Davina Benederet and Cynthia Thaler



Please be on the lookout for a Konstella sign-up to bring food items and volunteer for the Teacher Holiday Potluck on Wednesday, December 21st. We will shower our beloved PS 107 teachers and staff with a delicious potluck breakfast and afternoon snack treats. Stay tuned!  



Our holiday class gifts collection is starting up! We are excited to start collecting donations so that we can give our teachers and staff gifts from their class as we enter the holiday break. Be on the lookout for more messaging from your class parents, and reach out to them with specific questions.  



  • December 5 - Middle School Applications Due 
  • December 7 - Kindergarten Applications open on MySchools
  • December 10 -  Holiday Craft  Fair 12-3pm
  • December 14 - Parents' Special Education Support Committee
  • December 15 - Brooklyn Day of Action Celebration @ PS 24  4-5:30 pm
  • December 21 - Superintendent Town Hall (flyer to follow)
  • December 22 - PTA Meeting 9 am



  • December 26 - January 2 - Winter Recess Schools Closed


Thank you