Welcome back! We hope you had a great holiday season and are surviving this week’s frigid weather (it is especially windy on the plaza!). As we ease through the first week back at school, let’s catch up on what’s happening around our school and community:
- The Kindergarten application process for the 2015-16 school year has begun. Apply online, by phone at 718-935-2400, or in person by Feb. 13. Please remember that even if your child is already in the Pre-Kindergarten class at PS 150, or has an older sibling already at the school, you still need to go through the application process.
- Wait lists for 1st through 5th Grades are also open. To get on the list, come to the office in person (you do not have to bring your child) with your child(ren)’s original birth certificate or passport and two proofs of residency.
- Planning for our two major fundraisers, the Spring Auction and Taste of Tribeca, are underway. Attend a TOT committee meeting today, Thurs. Jan. 8, at 9AM in the gym as PS 234, and an auction committee planning meeting on Thurs, Jan. 22 at 8:45AM at school. These are two great events that need a lot of parent support!
- If you had your child’s school photo re-taken, or simply wish to order more prints, go to Stomping Ground’s website and place your order by Jan. 12 to take advantage of free shipping to the school.
- Our annual classroom workshops with storyteller Bill Gordh will be starting soon. Get in the spirit by attending Bill’s telling of Hildur, Queen of the Elves and other Icelandic tales at 11AM this Sat. Jan 10 at Scandinavia House. This is a free event.
- The controversy over stewardship of North Cove Marina continues. Despite receiving support from Community Board 1 and five elected officials representing Lower Manhattan, Michael Fortenbaugh was removed as operator on Jan. 1 and has since been prevented from entering the facility. There will be a town hall meeting this evening at 6PM at the Battery Park City Library to discuss the ongoing situation. All are invited to speak.