Produce a piece of Art for the Carnival. Each piece is 16” x 16” painted (or printed, or drawn, or whatever you would like to do) on 1/4” plywood. The show will hang in Colson Patisserie on the corner of 9th Street and 6th Avenue starting on May 15th. The plywood will be provided and can be picked up in Karen Herskowitz’s office, or by contacting me directly (Matt Polacheck: 917-499-2425 / firstname.lastname@example.org). The art will be sold via silent auction at Colson, concluding at the end of the day of the event, Saturday June 13th, 2014.
16" x 16" on 1/4" plywood board (provided)
Anything you want to do around the theme of Carnival/ Circus
Pieces due Friday, May 8th
All money raised from the auction will be used to support our arts programming. Your donation is tax deductible. We are excited about this project and look forward to collaborating, cross-pollinating our communities, and bringing creative possibilities to our children.
BE A PART OF SOMETHING GREAT.
Please feel free to email or call Matt Polacheck with any questions. email@example.com / 917.499.2425
There are so many ways for families to take an active role in their child's education- one of the best ways is to get involved in parent leadership opportunities! Taking a leadership role in our Parent Association and School Leadership Team allows you to…
• Volunteer in support of your child’s education
• Build and support school programs and family events
• Connect with other parents
• Make your voice heard
• Stay informed!
Why not try out one of these roles:
Want to Learn More? Attend one of our upcoming info get-togethers:
Thursday, April 2 (8pm) or Friday, April 17 (8:30 am)
For more info, contact our nominating committee:
(Janna Turoff- firstname.lastname@example.org/ Susie Kravets email@example.com)
or PS 39 Parent Coordinator, Karen Herskowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org/ (718)330-9310 ext. 1003)
The Pre-K application period for the 2015-16 school year is from now until April 24. Children born in 2011 are eligible to apply. Families can apply:
Brooklyn Educators Speak Out!
Our Parent Association would like to share this video with our community made by Brooklyn teachers in our area about the proposed educational policy changes that are a part of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal set for a vote by our NY State legislators on April 1, 2015. We encourage parents to educate themselves on these policy changes- the potential consequences are too great to ignore. View the video HERE
It's time for the annual NYC Department of Education School Survey. Every family will receive their survey at Parent Teacher Conferences. Parents may choose to complete the paper survey or complete the survey online HERE. Please note: you will need the code found on the paper survey in order to complete the online survey! The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.
The 2014-2015 version of the NYC School Survey is aligned to the DOE’s Framework for Great Schools. The survey will collect vital information about a school’s capacity to improve student achievement by measuring the extent to which each school incorporates the six essential elements— rigorous instruction, supportive environment, collaborative teachers, effective school leadership, strong family and community ties, and trust—that drive school improvement and develop students to compete in the 21st century. The survey will be one of multiple measures used to help the DOE assess the six essential elements.
For a quick reference about the survey- see our FAQ sheet here
Our March PTA meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 17 at 8:30 am in the cafeteria. Representatives from the School Construction Authority will be attending to provide an update to the timeline for the completion of the current construction project. The SCA has provided this letter regarding the estimated milestones for project completion. Parents are encouraged to attend this meeting to here more information from the SCA and to ask question about the project.
Our Book Fair will be open to parents during conference times: Wednesday, March 18 from 5-8 PM and Thursday March 19 from 1-3 PM. Shop for your own home libraries and for the classrooms… PS 39 teachers will have wish lists available so families can purchase books for their kids’ classrooms. Kids also get a chance to shop during the day with their classes. We need volunteers to help the event run smoothly—you can sign up to set up, sell books to kids and parents, or to pack up. Please sign up on our Jooners page here. Any questions? Please email Kristen Robb at email@example.com or Liz Levinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea Collection Fundraiser
From Monday, March 9 until Sunday, March 15, 20% of all purchases made at teaschooldays.com (NOT teacollection.com) using special code SDS15PS39 will be donated back to PS 39. So stock up on cool shorts, cute sundresses dresses, and adorable tees and more for girls, boys, and babies! Along with the 20% donation, everyone who uses code SDS15PS39 gets FREE SHIPPING ON ANY PURCHASE. Tell everyone you know! If you have any questions, email email@example.com.