Need A Sitter Tonight?

Then come to our PTA meeting this evening at 6PM in the Community Room at Independence Plaza North. Hear brief updates from all our regular committees, and more detailed presentations from the chairs of the Spring Auction, Taste of Tribeca, Arts Festival, and our new Wellness and Sustainability Committee.

Tonight’s meeting is a potluck dinner, so please bring an appetizer, main dish, or dessert, plus a drink. Beer and wine are allowed!

Complimentary child care, courtesy of the PTA, includes dinner and will take place at the school. Please sign up your child with the office by 3PM today so appropriate arrangements may be made.

Hope to see you tonight!

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A Busy February

One might think February a quiet month, but not here at PS 150! There are just a few days until our Midwinter Recess, and there are events going on before, during, and after the break. To update you:

  • We have a Teacher & Staff Appreciation Breakfast this Friday at 8AM in the Art Room. Parents, please come by and enjoy coffee and delicious viennoiserie courtesy of Pain D’Avignon, co-owned by Pre-K parent Bane Stamenkovic. Thank you, Bane! Also, stick around immediately afterwards for Java with Jenny.
  • There is a workshop for 3rd-5th Grade parents on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 8:45AM on preparing for the NYS Assessments in ELA and Math.
  • Our Family Skate at the South Street Seaport was such a hit, we are doing it again! Join us on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 10AM-12PM for one last twirl around the ice before the rink closes for the season at the end of the month. We are not holding a PTA fundraiser this time around, but all members of the PS 150 party again will receive the neighborhood discount of 50% off admission and rentals.
  • Right after the break, we will be holding our second evening PTA meeting and potluck dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 6PM in the Community Room. Childcare, sponsored by the PTA, will be available.
  • Start going through your kids’ books. Collections for Project Cicero will take place from Mar. 2-5. Project Cicero accepts and distributes gently used children’s and young adult books to under-resourced NYC classrooms.
  • Preparations for our Spring Auction on Sunday, Mar. 22 are gathering speed. Visit our new Bidding for Good page to donate items, become a sponsor, buy tickets to the live event, and view the items that will be available for online bidding starting on Mar. 10. We are still accepting fabulous donations until Monday, Mar. 2.
  • Taste of Tribeca 2015 is also well underway. Tickets for the May 16 event, as well as our cocktail party launch, will go on sale next month.
  • The New York International Children’s Film Festival runs from Feb. 27-Mar. 22. Buy tickets online and select PS 150 as your school, and we will receive $3 for every ticket purchased.

 

NYC Museum 2015: Grand Opening Tonight!

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Dear PS 150 Families & Friends,
Tonight 6-7pm and tomorrow 9:30-10:30am, come celebrate the PS 150 NYC Museum. Each class took a different look at the great city we call home. Come see our children’s art, writing, and other work on view throughout the school.
The PTA would like to thank all the volunteers and staff who spent hours getting ready for the big opening. We encourage all visitors to sign the PTA provided Guest Book in the lobby after viewing the Pre-K through 5th Grade Galleries and share a word of thanks for a job well done.
The kids can’t wait to show you what they created!
Best,
Your PTA Community Building Team

Family Skating Fun

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Not the best photos, but odds are 8/10 people here are from PS 150.

I admit taking my kids ice skating was the last thing I wanted to do yesterday morning, but thankfully I decided not to be so lazy! We had a fantastic turnout yesterday for our Family Skate at the South Street Seaport, with families from Pre-K through 5th Grade enjoying practically balmy weather; a lovely, intimate rink; and pure, simple fun. Ice skating is one of those rare activities that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy at the same time and in the same space, and it was so nice seeing all the kids skating along and around one another, and occasionally helping each other out. It was my kids’ first time on ice, and when my Pre-K’er took one of many spills, a 5th Grader stopped to help pull her up.

Thank you to all our families who came out yesterday, and a very special thank you to the Howard Hughes Corporation for extending the neighborhood discount to everyone in our group, and then donating all proceeds back to our PTA. This was an unexpected development, but one for which we are very grateful!

We are hoping to get everyone together for another skate before the rink closes this month, so please stay tuned!