PS10 NEWSFLASH – FEBRUARY 6, 2018

 

IMPORTANT DATES

February 6 –CEC Capital Planning Meeting
February 9 – Deadline to Register for PS10’s Got Talent
February 10 – Screening of Wonder + Meet Author RJ Palacio
February 14 – PTA Executive Board Meeting &️ ❤5th Grade Valentine’s Day Bake Sale ️❤
February 16 – Lunar New Year – NO SCHOOL
February 19-23 – MID WINTER BREAK
February 28 – PTA General Meeting
March 1 – Reading Under the Stars
March 3 – Progressive Dinner
March 10 – PS10’s Got Talent

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

February 9, 8:30 am. – Extended Day February committee meeting (cafeteria)

UPCOMING EVENTS

4TH AND 5TH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR February 6th 6-8pm
Come see the Rube Goldberg projects created by the 4th and 5th grade!!!
5th grade: please drop off your projects on  Feb 5th between 8-11am in the gym.
4th grade: please drop off your projects on Feb 6th between 8-11am in the gym.
ALL participating students and parents showing projects must be in the gym no later than 5:45PM on Feb 6th.

TICKETS LIVE – 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 available online at store.ps10.org.  Advance: $10/30 (family of 4), At the Door: $15/45 (family of 4). ***No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE SCREENING OF WONDER
The Wonder event needs your help!
Please sign-up to volunteer for cafe, tickets, ushers and clean-up.
This awesome event can’t happen without the help from our wonderful community.

Sign-up here!

FREE ADMISSION FOR VOLUNTEERS!!!

 

TICKETS LIVE – THE 5th ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER, SATURDAY, MARCH 3
This is an adults-only traveling party. 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! TICKETS ON-SALE NOW http://store.ps10.org/.  ***Thinking about hosting a course for the PS10 Progressive Dinner? Please email progressivesupper@pta.ps10.org.

 

SAVE THE DATE for “Reading Under the Stars,” A FREE family celebration of the P.S. 10 Read-a-thon.  Thursday, March 1, 6-7:30 pm, P.S. 10 auditorium.  For more check out the calendar entry on Konstella.

 

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

It’s time! NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2018 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. A brochure was sent home in the yellow folders last week.  This year the Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

The Festival is back in Brooklyn this year this year! On Feb 25 and March 4th, it will at Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn.

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

  1. Go tohttp://nyicff.org/tickets/
  2. Select our schoolfrom the “Select My School” Menu (IMPORTANT!!!!)
  3. Purchase tickets

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

REMINDER – S.T.E.A.M. FAIR – HELP NEEDED – CHAIRS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – URGENT.
STEAM Fair 2018 – Call for Volunteers! Our 4th Annual STEAM Fair is scheduled for May 19th and we need your help! Join the STEAM Fair Committee on Konstella.   For questions, please contact steamfair@pta.ps10.org.

 

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 accordingly. 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 – 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.

Email talentshow@pta.ps10.org for more information.

COMMUNITY NEWS

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

COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL: Opt Out Panel Discussion in NYC Wed, Feb 7
A Standardized Test is a Poor Substitute for Justice: The Intersection of High-Stakes Standardized Testing and Race in NYC Schools
Location: Institute for Collaborative Education
345 E. 15th Street, Manhattan (between 1st & 2nd Aves)
Wed 2/7, 6:15pm-8:30pm
Panelists: Zipporiah Mills, Former Principal, PS 261, Kristin Taylor, Teacher, PS 261, Jose Vilson, Teacher and Author of This is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, Jehan Worthy, Teacher, ICE
Moderator: Takiema Bunche Smith
RSVP to http://www.iceschoolnyc.org/rsvp-testing-forum

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

READ-A-THON – FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 2
The annual PS10 Read-a-thon, a huge fundraiser for the school and a fun-filled month for all, has launched! Don’t forget 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. Remember to get family and friends involved in this amazing event, they can sponsor your child in any way they can!

*NEW* this year: your family has the option to log reading minutes digitally on the MoxieReader app if you choose!!! Download it and check it out.  There will be a code per class and your Class Parents should help distribute that to each classroom. Codes are also available outside the PTA office.

 

PARENT RESOURCE AREA
The PTA has a parent resource station consisting of a computer and printer for parent use outside of the PTA office in the cafeteria. This area is also where you can find hardcopy forms, signup sheets, and community information from the PTA.

 

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.

 

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