PS10 NEWSFLASH – JANUARY 12, 2017

 

IMPORTANT DATES

January 20 – Summer Camp Fair PS321
January 26 – International Potluck Dinner
February 2 – Read-a-thon Begins
February 6 –CEC Capital Planning Meeting
February 10 – Screening of Wonder + Meet Author RJ Palacio
February 12 – PS10 Talent Auditions Begin (Sign Up Below)
March 1 – Reading Under the Stars
March 3 – Progressive Dinner
March 10 – PS10’s Got Talent

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

REMINDER – INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK DINNER – ONE MORE WEEK!!!

FRIDAY JANUARY 26th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Please join us for this FREE community event. There will be international music, salsa dancing, crafts, activities, entertainment and of course delicious food! Have a dish that represents your culture or country? Please share! Bring your favorite “international” dish to share with the PS 10 community while enjoying fun activities and entertainment for the whole family. We’ll supply the plates, bowls, napkins, forks and spoons.

Families contributing to our potluck dinner will be automatically entered into a raffle to WIN free passes to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. We encourage families to show their cultural pride by dressing in the traditional costumes of their ancestry.  You do not need to contribute a dish to attend and the event is free to all families.

Any SALSA DANCERS out there? We are looking to recruit some parents and caregivers to salsa dance with our live band. If you’re interested, email: ps10diversity@gmail.com

We also need volunteers to help set up, run and clean up after the event. Please sign up to help out at this link.

 

SAVE THE DATE – SCREENING OF WONDER + MEET AUTHOR RJ PALACIO SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10th, 2pm – 6pm

Author RJ Palacio presents the new movie based on her bestselling book, Wonder. The movie screening will be followed by a Q&A and book signing with RJ Palacio. Food and drink available; books for sale on site. All proceeds benefit the PS 10 Visiting Authors Committee.  Tickets are live, purchase tickets here.

 

SAVE THE DATE – THE 5th ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER, SATURDAY, MARCH 3

The progressive dinner is a fun, adults-only traveling party, from 6:30pm to late. Each course will be held in a different neighboring PS10 family home with everyone convening for dessert at one final location. Each guest will receive a personalized itinerary for the evening—all you have to do is show up!

***Interested in hosting? Email: progressivesupper@pta.ps10.org. You don’t have to be an amazing cook or have a huge space to host! We will adjust guests accordingly! We have lots of ideas to be creative and our team is ready to guide you. All homes in the neighborhood are appreciated, big or small. We still need hosts for appetizers and main courses. And your ticket is free if you host a course!  We will have a kick off event for hosts soon! For more information visit this link.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE – READ-A-THON – FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 2

The annual PS10 Read-a-thon, a huge fundraiser for the school and fun-filled month for all, is coming! Get ready to help students track their books and their minutes while gathering pledges for PS10. If you’re interested in helping with prizes, tallying, and communications, please join the Read-a-thon committee on Konstella or email ps10reads@gmail.com. Everyone, please follow @ps10reads on instagram and twitter, and join us on Facebook.

 

REMINDER – S.T.E.A.M. FAIR – HELP NEEDED – CHAIRS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – URGENT.
We need Chairs and volunteers for the 2018 S.T.E.A.M Fair. This is a community event for exhibitors, makers and inventors in the realm of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Please reach out to the PTA to help or to let us know about any fun science ideas we can share with our children at this family event!

 

BUDGET COMMITTEE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need new parents to be seated on our Budget Committee. This committee reviews the yearly PTA budget and makes recommendations to the PTA Executive Board for setting the fiscal budget expectations for the year. This is a critical committee that allows the PTA itself to function and plan according. The committee reviews prior year budgets, spending, and income, and it gives recommendations for the following year. This committee may also review and revise the budget mid-year.

 

TREASURER FINANCIAL ASSISTANT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We’ve updated our accounting systems and our current treasures need additional help. The Financial Assistant will do bookkeeping across several of the PTA payment, processing, and accounting systems, and help with the monthly reconciliation of items for accurate reporting. This is a work from home/spare time position that will require 3-4 hours per week. Prior bookkeeping experience is not needed. This is a great opportunity to see how the PTA works or a chance to train for the PTA Treasurer role.

 

MERCHANDISE CHAIR AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for a chair and volunteers for the PS10 store and merchandise committee.

For more information on any of the above opportunities please contact the PTA at pta@ps10.org.

 

REMINDER – CAP AND GOWN RETAKES AVAILABLE

THERE IS STILL TIME FOR FREE SHIPPING TO SCHOOL!

Extended order deadline for free shipping to school is Wednesday JANUARY 24TH!

The extended deadline is valid for ALL families!

Order now and you still have a chance to get free shipping to school!

Visit: shop.stompinggroundphoto.com

Enter: PS10 + First 4 Letters of First Name + First 4 Letters of Last Name

For any issues please contact either Stomping Ground:

help@stompinggroundphoto.com or 212-995-9379 ext 1

PTA: hpalazzi@gmail.com 

 

REMINDER – REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 PS10 TALENT SHOW IS NOW OPEN!
We’re excited to invite PS10 students in grades 2, 3, 4 & 5 to participate in the 5th Annual PS10 Talent Show on Saturday March 10, 2018!
* 2nd & 3rd Grade Show – 3:00 – 5:00 pm * 4th & 5th Grade Show – 5:30 – 7:30 pm *
To participate, each student needs to fill out a registration form and each act (solo or group) needs to sign up for one audition slot.
To register and sign up to audition online, please go to: https://sites.google.com/view/2017ps10talent/ or pick up paper forms in the PTA Office.

COMMUNITY NEWS

NEW – SUMMER CAMP FAIR, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 12-3PM

LOCATION: PS321, 180 7TH AVENUE

PS321 is hosting a Summer Camp and After School Expo weekend. The fair includes more than 60 local and regional exhibitors, from favorite sleepaway camps to creative, sporty and STEM programs for your kids. It’s free and open to the public, so tell your friends! There are lots of new programs this year, including the Brooklyn Museum, Farm & Wilderness, City Kid Explorers, and the League of Young Inventors, to name just a few.

 

NEW – COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL CEC15 MEETING: DISTRICT 15 CAPITAL PLAN PRESENTATION

The School Construction Authority (SCA) will tell us about new schools coming to District 15 and how capital funding works. There will also be a Q&A Session with the CEC after the presentation.

When:   Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Time:     6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  PS 516, 4222 4th Avenue (between 42nd and 43rd Streets)

Subway: R train to 45th Street

 

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

PS 10 GRAND READERS PROGRAM
Join us in the PS 10 Library on Thursday mornings to read with our students! All you need to do is show up! We welcome the gift of your time and attention. This event will be every Thursday from 8:30-10:30 AM. Don’t forget to bring your ID to enter the building.

USED LAPTOP DONATIONS NEEDED BY PS10 FACELAB COMMITTEE
FaceLab is a family engagement initiative that trains parent volunteers in K-8 schools to support teachers in leading hands-on robotics and technology activities with students. PS10’s FaceLab Committee is offering an EV3 Lego Robotics workshop to all 4th grade classes this year. Class 4-411 currently has 15 teams building robots that are ready to move into the programming stage but they do not have enough laptops available for all teams. For more information on how you can help or donate please check out the full Konstella blast here.

FOLLOW PS10 ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Find PS10 on social media for the latest school updates and highlights:
Instagram Account: PS10BK
Facebook Account: WeAre10

Twitter Account: @PS10Brooklyn

Or look for the #ps10brooklyn hashtag