Weekly Review + Look Ahead
Sun, Nov 26 5:31pm

Look Ahead:
(see your Konstella calendar for more details)   

m 27 scholastic book fair opens   
f    1  first friday   
         grandparents + special friends day   
         ny cares coat drive   
s   2  art day  
         ny cares coat drive  

Committee Updates: 

Art Day
Come join us for an afternoon of hands-on art activities, workshops, and student performances on Art Day, this Saturday, December 2. The Art Committee has planned an amazing day but we need more parent volunteers to make this happen! Please check out all the Art Day volunteer slots available on Konstella and get involved!


Beast Relief
The Beast Relief committee held its annual “Reading to Dogs” event last Friday at Powerhouse Books. Two classes of first graders got to practice their reading skills on an attentive audience: six specially-trained therapy dogs, who came to the Powerhouse on 8th bookstore. Special thanks to our partners Powerhouse on 8th bookstore, the Good Dog Foundation, our Beast Relief organizers Mary Huhn and Angie Gatti—and the dogs, who were riveted! Click here to read more about the event in The Brooklyn Paper.


Big Apple Awards
Tomorrow is the last day to submit your nomination for an outstanding educator in this year’s Big Apple Awards, which recognize teachers throughout New York City who inspire students, model great instruction, and enrich their school communities. Everyone can submit a Big Apple Awards nomination—parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members, and any full-time district, charter, or early childhood education center teacher may be nominated. A Big Apple Awards nomination is a great way to show your appreciation to a teacher for all they do.


Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
PS107 is going to see the Brooklyn Nets! We have 50 tickets reserved together as a group in section 213 for the Sunday, February 4 game at 12pm against the Milwaukee Bucks.  (This is Super Bowl Sunday but you will have plenty of time to get home in time for the game.) Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Community Outreach
The Community Outreach Committee is happy to announce that our students collected $176.00 in bills and $1505.97 in coins this year, for a grand total of $1,681.97 collected for UNICEF programs. Thank you all for your efforts. It is KIDS HELPING KIDS!


Community Outreach
Please drop off new or gently used coats (any size) during First Friday (December 1) and Art Day (December 2). To double our impact, Bloomberg is matching each coat donation from the PS107 community! Don’t have a coat to donate, but still want to help? $20 buys one coat + a match = 2 coats  Click here to donate online. To make sure your donation is matched, be sure to enter Bloomberg – PS 107 in the "Department" section of the form. You can use your preferred email (where the form asks for a Bloomberg email). Questions? Email Kim Berney-Brooke.

Foley Trees Fundraiser
The Foley Christmas Tree Stand, on 8th Avenue and 8th Street, is now open for the holiday season and will make a donation to PS107 when any customer mentions our school. Ask your friends and neighbors to help support PS107!


Giving Tuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global initiative for charitable giving to the organizations that make a difference in your community. This Tuesday, please help the PS107 PTA reach our one-day goal of $11215, which will take us that much closer toward funding all the art residencies, enrichments, support staff, professional development, and diversity initiatives that we have planned this school year.

Your PS107 PTA Board will be outside all day on Tuesday to encourage participation and even accept donations on the spot. Need more reasons to give? Watch this short video to see how your PTA donation makes a difference!


Grandparents and Special Friends Day
This Friday the PS107 PTA welcomes grandparents and special family friends with a breakfast in the cafeteria after the First Friday activities in children’s classrooms. Grandparents and family friends are also welcome to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair, and are invited to come back to school on Saturday to participate in Art Day.


Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair needs parent volunteers this week! Please see the Konstella Signup to volunteer, and look for your child's class visiting time on the Konstella signup page. Volunteers are needed in the early morning to help set up book displays, during classroom visiting hours to help students shop, and at the end of the day for afternoon sales and clean-up. Don't forget to bring your photo ID to sign in at the security desk when you arrive.