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Photo courtesy of Cesar Kastoun

Photo courtesy of Cesar Kastoun

Fifth Grade parent Cesar Kastoun shares these delightful photos of the ballroom dancing team that competed last Friday, Mar. 20 against six other city schools. Our team placed 4th. Congratulations, everyone!

Incidentally, if you haven’t seen it yet, have a look at the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, which follows the students of three NYC public schools as they go through the 5th Grade ballroom dancing program. PS 150 is one of the featured schools and it was thrilling for my kids to see the plaza and building on film. Less thrilling for my 1st Grader: knowing he has to dance with a girl in four years.

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Bake Sale Results

The biggest thank you to everyone who came and supported today’s bake sale for Cyclone Pam relief efforts in Vanuatu. We were thrilled to see so many parents and children donate delicious treats, help set up and clean up, work the tables, and of course buy, buy, buy. A few passers-by on Greenwich even came to support the cause. And in just over an hour, we were able to raise $212, which has already been transmitted to Save the Children. Well done, everyone!

Spring Auction Countdown

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The Spring (in name only) Auction is bearing down on us almost as quickly as the 3-5 inches of snow (?!?) we are supposed to receive tomorrow. If there is something you or your child really wants, act quickly because the following deadlines are approaching:

  • Our teachers and staff are generously offering some very special experiences. You have until tomorrow morning, Friday, Mar 20, to buy tickets ($5 each, 6 for $25, cash only). The draw will take place at Friday pick-up.
  • $40 pre-event admission tickets for the auction will be sold online until 12PM on Friday. After that, tickets will be $60 at the door. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle ($5 each, 6 for $25) are also being sold online until 12PM tomorrow.
  • The online portion of the auction is underway and will run until Sunday evening when the live auction begins. Place a bid and take your chances, or buy an item now if you don’t want to lose it. Either way, there are many wonderful items and experiences available, so please take a look. And be sure to tell your relatives and friends too!
  • The organizers are still looking for volunteers to help on Sunday before, during, and after the auction. If you still haven’t signed up, please consider doing so. It takes a school to put on an event of this magnitude!

That’s it – we’ll see you on Sunday!

Parent-Teacher Conferences; Vanuatu Bake Sale

Parent-teacher conferences begin this evening and will conclude after early dismissal tomorrow. Please remember to arrive early to pick up your child’s progress report and this year’s learning environment survey. The survey is very important to the school and we need maximum participation. Fill out the survey at school and return by mail in the prepaid envelope, or complete it online (instructions on the printed survey), in either case by Thursday, April 2. If we achieve an 85% response rate, Principal Jenny has promised a pizza party for all the children!

Also, please consider sending your child to school tomorrow with a bit of money for the bake sale organized by the PTA to support relief efforts in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu. The bake sale will be held at noon and all proceeds will be given to Save the Children. Donations of baked goods for the sale are also welcome.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!