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!

Thankful This Thanksgiving

Here is the latest Smilebox made by Wendy Chapman, my co-VP of Community Building. These Smileboxes always highlight the best of PS 150, and this one encompasses it all. (If you want to see the archives, click here.)

And the school spirit displayed at our recent Blue Ribbon celebration did not go unnoticed by the local media. Here we are in the Tribeca Trib (“Tribeca’s PS 150 Celebrates National Blue Ribbon School Recognition,” Nov. 24, 2014) and Downtown Express (“P.S. 150 forms human blue ribbon to celebrate its real award,” Nov. 24, 2014). Amazing!

Happy Thanksgiving and we will see you on Monday.

An honor to be nominated — but a greater honor to win!

By George Hunka

789Recognize your child’s teacher at PS 150 by nominating them for this year’s “Blackboard Award for Teachers,” administered by Manhattan Media and which will be presented on Monday, June 2nd, at Scholastic.

Since 2002, The Blackboard Awards have been honoring excellence in education in New York City, celebrating schools, principals and teachers from all education communities — public, private, parochial and charter — and from all grade levels from nursery school through high school. The organization welcomes nominations for any specialization: be it math, science, the arts, special needs, languages, history, the environment, etc., as well as general grade level instruction.

You can make your nominations at http://www.blackboardawards.com. The recipients are selected through a combination of factors, but volume of nominations is a big part, as are the details that are put into each nomination – you’ll find at the form a box that asks you to explain why you’re nominating that particular teacher.

Now’s the time: the deadline for nominations is May 1, 2014, so vote today!