Bill Gordh. Photo: John K. Kraus.
PS 150 favorite Bill Gordh will be performing at Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival at Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday, June 21. The music and environmental festival is produced by the non-profit organization, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River and its surrounding tributaries and communities. It was founded by Pete Seeger, whose songs you have heard often this year at school – and likely at your homes too.
Bill’s performance schedule at the festival is as follows:
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – “Speak Out” – Birch, Gordh, McCarthy, Reiser (13-15 minutes each)
- 2:30-3:30 PM – “Water & Earth” Bruchacs, Gillman, Gordh, McClintock (13-15 minutes each)
- 4:15-4:45 PM – “Banjo-Driven Tales” Bill Gordh
• Victory for the neighborhood! The city has dropped its proposal to move a Criminal Summons Court to 71 Thomas Street, minutes away from PS 150 and other neighborhood schools. (Broadsheet Daily, Tribeca Trib)
• Children who are 5 as of April 30, 2014 and who meet residency requirements still have time to register for the Downtown Little League, but spaces are filling up quickly.
• Take your children to the movies and raise money for PS 150. Buy tickets online for the New York International Children’s Film Festival, select PS 150 as your school, and our PTA will receive $2 for every advance ticket purchased. Also consider registering for Production Workshops beginning in February and enter code SCH2014 to receive a $50 discount.
• A remInder to members of the Downtown Community Center to use your Team Weeks coupon from Modells on Chambers and Broadway, by Jan. 2, 2014. You will get 15% off your purchase and Manhattan Youth, which runs PS 150’s after school programs, will receive 5% of the sale.
• More on the DOE’s reversal of its commitment to add 1,000 elementary school seats in Lower Manhattan: from the Broadsheet (“How Far Uptown Is Still Downtown? Education Advocates Assail DOE Position That Soho Is In Lower Manhattan“) and the Tribeca Trib (“DOE: No Relief Next September from School Crowding Pressures“).
• Also from the Broadsheet: Parents of children entering Kindergarten in 2014 should take note of a new application process, which begins in January (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the article).
• Thank you to everyone who supported our bake sale to support victims of Taiphoon Haiyan in the Philippines! We raised a total of $315, and sent $165 to Doctors Without Borders and $150 to the Red Cross.
• A PS 150 alumnus who is now at the Professional Performing Arts High School in Midtown West tells us that a 3rd grade student at PS 212, the elementary school that shares their building, is one of three finalists in a nationwide cooking competition. If she wins, the building will receive $30,000 for a makeover of their cafeteria. Vote for Arden’s Roof Top Rice by Dec. 8 and support these local schools.