New 75 Morton Middle School Seeks Parental Input

If you are a parent of a child in 3rd Grade and below, you may be interested in attending the next 75 Morton Community Alliance “envisioning meeting” of parents, school representatives, and community leaders regarding the next phase of planning for the new school (“Parents get their first look at 75 Morton middle school,” The Villager, May 21, 2015), scheduled to open in the Fall of 2017. The most pressing issues to be discussed include timing of principal selection, school size, admissions, and building design.

The meeting will be held on Monday, June 1 at 6:30PM in the auditorium of PS 33, located at 281 Ninth Avenue. If you can attend, please RSVP to 75morton@gmail.com.

75 Morton is the direct result of 10 years of parent and community activism to bring a middle school to the Village. Now, Community Board 2’s Schools and Education Committee is looking for more parents to join the 75 Morton Community Alliance to provide input on critical issues before the Fall 2016 middle school admissions season. There are already a few parents from PS 150 planning to attend the June 1 meeting, but all are welcome and needed.

School Supplies Collection This Week

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Photo courtesy of Lisa Midyette

Two of our Fifth Grade students, Amina Rosa Castronovo and Mary B Midyette (pictured), were at the bottom of the steps this morning announcing a school supplies drive to benefit homeless children aided by the Brooklyn Family Justice Center. The drive is being organized by Girl Scout Troop #3005 and this week at drop-off (between 8:15-8:45 AM) the girls will be collecting the following new and unused school supplies:

  • #2 pencils
  • erasers
  • pencil sharpeners
  • pencil cases
  • composition books

The troop will place the supplies, along with toiletries and a stuffed animal, in backpacks they are assembling to give to children who are going from unsafe home situations into shelters. Please pick up some supplies this week on your way to or from school (King’s Pharmacy has everything they need…) and support their efforts!

Still Searching for Taste Volunteers…

cropped-tot_logo_stacked_2014_215x72Four days left and we are still looking for 54 volunteers from PS 150! Please consider signing up if you haven’t already done so. Our most pressing needs are the Restaurant shifts – and these are probably the most fun jobs! We need one volunteer per restaurant per shift and your main responsibility is to punch patrons’ tickets. At the same time, you get to hang out with a few chefs and watch as they prepare their dishes. Our volunteers always come away having had a great time, and some even try to work with the same restaurant year after year.

Other open jobs include set-up and break down (great if you can only help out early or late in the day), the VIP tent, ticketing, and face painting in the Kids’ Zone. We are thrilled that PS 150 parent Judy Chin will be leading the face painting crew. Judy is a professional make-up artist who works on major motion pictures and has won awards for films including Black Swan and Frida.

Again, the iVolunteer link is here. Please help make Taste a success again this year!

Reminder: Order Your Yearbook by May 18

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For the first time ever, PS 150 is publishing a school-wide yearbook. The book, produced by our partners at TreeRing, will include the individual and class photos taken earlier this year by Stomping Ground, as well as photos of classroom activities and school events taken by teachers and parents. If that is not enough, you also will have the option to create two customized pages for your child that will appear in your child’s yearbook alone. This gives you the chance to create a very personal yearbook that you and your child will cherish forever!

The price of the yearbook, including the two optional custom pages, is $25. Orders placed by Monday, May 18 will receive free shipping to the school and earn our PTA a significant $10 per book, so do not delay! You may still order after this deadline, but you will have to pay for home delivery, and there will be no benefit to our PTA.

To order online, go to TreeRing to create an account. Our passcode is: 101421243837838.

P.S. to our 5th Grade parents: The 5th Grade class is still publishing its own yearbook, but please consider ordering the school book as well, especially for the opportunity to add photos of your child from your own collection.

P.P.S.: Thank you to 1st Grade parent Alison Yi for driving this project and acting as Yearbook Editor!

Wanted: 67 volunteers for Taste of Tribeca

cropped-tot_logo_stacked_2014_215x72As of right now, we need 67 more volunteers from our school for Taste of Tribeca this Saturday, May 16. If you haven’t yet signed up to help, please consider doing so. Shifts are only between 1.5-2.5 hours long, there are a wide range of times and jobs left, and most importantly this is a big fundraiser for PS 150 and PS 234 and always a lot of fun.

To sign up, click here. Thank you!

Taste Tickets Sale at School

Taste_TicketCome to school, buy a ticket to Taste of Tribeca.

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, May 7, and continuing every day next week, tickets to Taste 2015 will be sold on the plaza at the parent price of $40 per ticket (tickets on Eventbrite are currently $45, and will be $50 at ticket booths on the day of). And for the first time ever, we are also offering a special promotion of Buy 9, Get 1 Free, which drops individual ticket prices to $36. Gather a group and take advantage of this deal only available in person at school!

Cash and credit cards accepted.