IMPORTANT DATES
Now – Feb 24 – PreK Enrollment for children born in 2013 : Sign up here
Feb 7 – Conversations on Diversity in the library, 5:45PM
Feb 7 – Info Session for CEC Elections
Feb 8, 9, 15 & 16 – Talent Show Auditions – Sign up here
Feb 14 – 5th Grade Bake Sale
Feb 16 – PTA Meeting in cafeteria 8:30AM
Feb 16 – Reading Under the Stars 6:30PM
Feb 20 – 24 – NO SCHOOL Mid-Winter Recess
Feb 28 – City Council Public Hearing re: Overcrowding in Public Schools, 10AM
March 3 – 4th & 5th Grade Talent Show 6PM – Sign up here
March 4 – 2nd & 3rd Grade Talent Show 1PM – Sign up here
March 14 – 4th & 5th Grade Science Fair 6-8PM
May 12 – Save the Date: Grandparents Day at PS10!

 
LAST CHANCE to Register for PS10’s Got Talent!
4th & 5th Grade Show – Friday March 3, 6pm
2nd & 3rd Grade Show – Saturday March 4, 1pm

Auditions begin this week and run through next week.
If your child plans to participate, please register them and sign up for an audition ASAP.

For more information and to register your student, click here.

 
“(Un) intentionally (Un) ethical”   * “(Un) intencionalmente (No) ético”

Please come to a workshop for parents and guardians on implicit bias:  Tuesday February 7, 5:45-pm -7 pm @ PS10 Library

Por favor venga a un taller para los padres,, madres y guardianes  sobre los  prejuicios implícitos: Martes 7 de febrero, 5: 45-pm-7 pm @ Biblioteca PS10

2, 4, 6

What rule governs the pattern above? Your first instinct might just be wrong! Patterns like this one and other optical illusions can help us see into the hidden, implicit biases that guide behavior without us even knowing.

¿Cuáles son las reglas de este patrón de números? ¡Tu primer instinto puede estar equivocado! Patrones como este e ilusiones ópticas pueden ayudarnos a ver los prejuicios ocultos e implícitos que guían el comportamiento involuntario.

In a workshop entitled (un)intentionally (un)ethical, Chelsey Scheidemann will peer into how implicit biases are formed and manifested in society. We will discuss how we as a school community can move toward creating an intentionally ethical school system.

En el taller titulado “(un) intentionally (un) ethical” (“(un) intencionalmente (no) ético”), Chelsey Scheidemann estudiará de cerca cómo se forman y manifiestan los prejuicios implícitos en nuestra sociedad. Discutiremos cómo podemos, como comunidad escolar, avanzar hacia la creación de un sistema educativo intencionalmente ético.

¡Traducción al español disponible!

 

*Thank Nurse Josephine and Nurse Lucy by telling us your story. Better yet, go to Albany and tell your story in person!

PS10 is lucky enough to receive nurses from Lutheran Family Health Center/School Health Program. We want to hear your experiences so we can pass along how much we appreciate Nurse Josephine and Nurse Lucy to legislators in Albany. Email your letter to the PTA or drop a copy off in the PTA Room (just inside the cafeteria) and we’ll make sure it gets passed along.

Really want to tell legislators how much you appreciate the School Health Program at PS10? Tuesday, February 7, 2017 is School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Advocacy Day in Albany.  Every year NYU Lutheran Family Health Center/School Health Program and many other school health programs in the city have an opportunity to let our legislators know how important SBHCs are to our students and parents. These advocacy efforts have led to the continued support of SBHCs by our State legislators.

In the past, students, parents and teachers from PS 10 have participated.  Students, parents and teachers are the best spokespersons for our programs.  We have room for up to 10 participants and we would love to have representation again from PS 10 this year.

Call our Nurses office if you are interested.  718-965-1190 ext. 2611

 

2017 EDUCATION COUNCIL ELECTIONS INFORMATION SESSION
The New York City Borough Presidents and New York City Department of Education encourage you to learn more about the 2017 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:00 to 8:00PM
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

*We Need YOU!

PS10’s Got Talent Shows
We need someone to take the creative lead on the back drop for this year’s talent shows! We’ll give you helping hands if you have the vision.  We also need help at auditions, selling tickets, at the shows, and more. Check out the sign up sheet on Konstella for the variety of ways you can donate your time or email ps10talent@gmail.com

STEAM Fair Committee
The STEAM Fair is an outdoor festival of all things science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Check out this write up of last year’s event if you haven’t had a chance to attend STEAM Fair. This year’s STEAM Fair is on May 20th. Jump in early and help shape this great event by joining the planning committee and/or keep an eye on the Konstella sign up sheet as more volunteer opportunities will be posted. Contact the STEAM Fair Committee here.

Grandparents Day at PS10
Friday May 12, 2017, is Grandparents Day where we welcome grandparents to PS10 and celebrate their important roles in our children’s lives. Please join us on Konstella! help with the planning and volunteering

Community Building Committee
Help PS10 give back to the community! Join the Community Building Committee which plans fun, free community events and activities sponsored by the PTA.

Read-a-thon is underway! Keep the kids reading and logging their from now until the end of the month.

 
*Congratulations PS10 Gladiators!

In its first official year as a chess team, the PS10 Gladiators are already NYC Chess Champions! The team competed over the weekend in the annual Greater NY Scholastic Chess Championships at the New York Marriott. It’s a competitive tournament; all NYC schools with chess programs turn out and having a winning team is a real honor.

PS10 won 5th place (out of 33 teams) in the U700 category. We defeated schools with long-established chess programs included Chelsea Prep, the United Nations International School, PS 6, and Success Academy. We brought home a large trophy for display in the school. It’s an incredible achievement for a brand-new team.

Big thanks to coaches Arturo Pinder (who was there all day!) and John Mazzella.

Go Gladiators!

 

PS10 has teamed up with the New York International Children’s Film Festival again this year. For every ticket purchased, the PS10 PTA earns $3.

Tickets are selling quickly! NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017 is just around the corner (February 24 – March 19th) and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

1.      Go to www.nyicff.org/tickets/  

2.      Select our school from the “Select My School” Menu (IMPORTANT!!!!)

3.      Purchase tickets

 

* Public Hearing at City Council to address Overcrowding in NYC Public Schools

We need parents and educators to attend an important public hearing at the City Council to hear concerns and address overcrowding in our schools on Tuesday Feb 28 at 10am.

Please save the date and help us by gathering pictures, stories, examples of where you see overcrowding.  We need to bring this to life for people to understand how it affects our schools and kids.

If you can’t attend but have an example to share, please email caseforspacenyc@gmail.com

* Brooklyn’s D15 has an overcrowding problem that has been building for many years
* City planners estimate we need 3,000 more seats in D15; they are funded but there is no where to put them
* Moreover, as you may have seen, developers are building residential space much faster than the DOE is provided more public school seats: they can’t keep up
* Something needs to change to help school space keep up as well as deal with overcrowding that is already acute

Recent article on this issue here with links to other documents and City estimates.

WHAT: City Council Hearing to address overcrowding and examining what needs to be done
WHO: Public, attended by two City Councils and members of the media
WHEN: Tuesday Feb 28 at 10 am
WHERE: 250 Broadway (at Park Place) near City Hall   https://goo.gl/maps/Ji174Vw91uG2
TRAINS: R, 4/5/6, 2/3