PS10 NEWSFLASH – NOVEMBER 12, 2018

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 13 – PTA Executive Board Meeting
  • November 15 – Parent Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal at 11:40am
    • Teacher Appreciation Feast
  • November 17 – PS10 Gives Back & Family Portrait Day
  • November 20 – PTA General Meeting – 8:30am
  • November 22 & 23 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 29 – Gladiators Parents Chess Night – Social Hour
  • November 30 – Photo Retake Day/5th Grade Cap and Gown Day
  • December 2 – PS10 Chess Tournament
  • December 5 – Parent Happy Hour
  • December 7 – Parents as Learning Partners
  • December 13 – Gladiators Parents Chess Night – Social Hour

Visit Konstella for the full calendar here or add the schedule to your google calendar here.

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am, Cafeteria |Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee Meetings & Availability

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Thurs, November 15 |Teacher Appreciation Feast

Our FALL TEACHER APPRECIATION FEAST is on Parent Teacher Conference Day and we need your helping hands!  More information regarding the feast and specific class assignments in on the way via yellow folders and Konstella. In the meantime, you can sign up to help the day of the feast here! Class parents will be organizing direct donations in the form of homemade and ordered meals from each classroom. Each classroom will be assigned a specific part of the meal. Conferences are such a long and hard day for the school, and the meals and treats offered go a long way and really show how much we value our amazing team of teachers, administrators, and staff! Please help say thank you by volunteering for even just a small part of your day!

 

Sat., November 17 | PS10 Gives Back & Family Portrait Day

PS10 Gives Back

On Saturday, November 17th from 10 am – 2 pm, the PTA will be hosting PS 10 Gives Back Day.  The school is proud to provide support to the community and we will be offering multiple opportunities for families to volunteer together & give back, including gardening at the Butterfly Garden on the corner of 18th Street & 7th Avenue and organizing the items collected during the Harvest Day Food and Toy Drive. Please sign up to help out with any of the above volunteer opportunities at. Please sign up to help out with any of the above volunteer opportunities.

 

Family Portrait Day

On the same day, PS10’s very own photographers in residence will be offering families the opportunity to book a sitting for family photos!  Photo Prints, digital copies, & other printed items will be available to purchase on-line through a link distributed by the Photo Committee.  Reserve your time slot here and volunteer to help out that day with Portrait’s here.  All proceeds will go to PS10 PTA.  Sign up for your family portrait as soon as possible.  We will also need some volunteers for this part of the day here, so please sign up to help here.

 

Thurs., November 29 & December 13 | Gladiators Parents Chess night! 

The PTA with the PS10 Gladiators will be hosting beginning chess and refresher chess classes for parents at Dynamite coffee shop!  We will have chess class and a chess social hour (where parents can keep playing chess – with an adult beverage or two and small snacks!). The first classes will be:

 

Nov 29 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm beginning chess

Dec 13 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm refresher to chess/pointers for players

 

The PTA will be asking for a donation, but everyone is welcome to join!  We will post the sign-ups soon. Space is limited (but we promise to do more if these are enjoyed!)

 

Fri., November 30 | Photo Retake Day/5th Grade Cap ‘n Gown Day

On November 30th, Stomping Ground will be returning to PS 10 to do retakes for any student who was absent on the original photo days. Photo proofs from the original sessions will be distributed to all students between November 16th and 19th with instructions on how to request a retake if you would like a new photo taken. On the same day, 5th Grade students will also take their Cap ‘n Gown photo. PLEASE NOTE: This will be the last opportunity for all student and staff photos.

 

Weds., December 5 | Parent Happy Hour, SAVE THE DATE

PS10 PTA would like to invite you to a Parent Happy Hour.

Come and meet some really cool adults at a PS10-family’s bar.

No kids, no worries, no pressure, DJ, and drink deals.
Skylark, 477 5th Avenue, December 5th, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Thurs, November 8 to November 17 | Harvest Day Food & Used Toy Drive

This is the season of giving and PS 10 is teaming up with area charities for our food and used toy drive. From November 8th – 17th, you can bring non-perishable food items (canned goods, baby formula and boxed foods only, please) and your unwanted plastic toys and drop them off in the collection bins in the lobby of PS 10. Our school will donate the collected items to area charities including The Kensington Family Shelter (https://www.camba.org/), an organization providing essential support services to families in need, and Second Chance Toys (http://secondchancetoys.org/), a charity that ensures happy holidays for children who would otherwise not receive any toys. Before donating, please make sure the toys (plastic only) are clean, still work and are no smaller than the center of a toilet paper roll.

 

Both the food and used toy drives will end on Saturday, November 17th when we hold our PS 10 Gives Back event where families will have the opportunity to participate in multiple volunteer activities. Please help PS 10 and give less fortunate families a happier holiday season.  Volunteer sign up available here.

 

Fork & Pencil Book Fair

PS 10’s library staff and teachers need your help to make this year’s Fork and Pencil Book Fair a success. The book fair will be held in the school library from Friday, November 9 – Monday, November 19th between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. Every class will have a chance to attend.  Sign-up to volunteer here.

 

Square One Art – ART COMING HOME SOON

Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork.  Won’t you help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family, containing their masterpieces? The school earns a profit from every order, and thank you for participating, we provide each child with a sheet of stickers imprinted with their artwork – absolutely free.  Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines.  All online and paper order forms must be turned in by the due date on your child’s custom catalog (no late orders can be accepted).  You can order online at www.square1art.com/shop.

 

PS10 Chess Tournament on December 2nd – SIGN UP NOW

PS10 Gladiators are hosting a Chess Tournament on Dec 2, 2018.  If your child can plan a full game, understands the game and wants to a play a tournament you can sign your child up. If you have questions email ps10chess@gmail.com.  Sign up here, and use discount code ps10.  We will be asking for volunteers when we get closer!  PTA is running concessions and bake sale and monitoring the team rooms!  We will need parental help!

 

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Shopping for 10 – Amazon and Others

The Konstella Amazon program helps PS10 earn money shopping on Amazon. Konstella will donate 2% back to PS10. In order for the purchases to be eligible, parents must go to https://www.konstella.com/amazon (or click on any Amazon link on Konstella) to shop. We will also receive the donation if you have PS10 listed on your smile account, just click on the Konstella link every time to purchase. You can also support our school PTA fundraising by shopping with the vendors at the below link. With each purchase the PTA earns a small click percentage. https://www.ps10.org/shopping-for-10/

 

PS 10 is collecting Box Tops!

Looking for an easy way to raise money for PS 10? PS 10 is collecting Box Tops throughout the school year and all the proceeds go to the PTA’s general fund to support enrichment activities for the students. Box Tops coupons can be found on many groceries including Lara Bar, Annie’s, Ziploc, Papermate, various cereals, and many more. Please clip any Box Tops dated after 11/1/18 and put them in the collection box located outside the PTA office. If your child wants to make a fun project out of collecting, go to this link to print out a collection sheet or grab one outside the PTA office.

 

Lost & Found!

The lost and found is starting to get large.  Please remember to come and check for your child’s lost items in the back of the auditorium.  We will eventually sort and give away clothes that are not picked up.  Additionally, a reminder if you’re tired of losing your child’s lunchbox, gloves, coats, water bottles, sweatshirts, hats, backpacks, school supplies, etc you can purchase some labels through the Mabels Labels Fundraiser for PS10.  Avoid rifling through the lost and found this year and support PS10 at the same time by fundraising with Mabel’s Labels! To purchase your labels, visit this link. Before purchasing, make sure you see “You’re Supporting PS10 (Brooklyn)” in the top left corner of the website.

 

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