Wrap it up! Genevieve's Fundraiser
It's that time of year again for our holiday wrapping paper/gift fundraiser! Shop-and ask your friends and family to shop, too-for fun and festive gift wrap, delicious Boston Coffee Cake desserts, chocolates, Crabtree and Evelyn bath and spa products, culinary gifts, magazines, and much more!
ORDER SOON at shop.genevieves.com (use Account Number A9949) or send back the order forms that came home in your child's folder. Deadline is next Wednesday, November 4. Orders will be delivered the week of December 1 (in time for Hanukkah and Christmas). If you order with paper form, checks only. PLEASE, NO CASH. If you have any questions, email Jennkantor@yahoo.com.
Join PS 39 at The Colonial Nutcracker - our annual holiday event! PS 39 has secured a block of prime front-center orchestra tickets to this kid-friendly holiday classic. A significant portion of all ticket sales go directly to the PTA! Last year tickets sold out so order now!
Date: Sunday, December 13th
Time: Ticket pick up by 1:45 for 2pm show
Where: Brooklyn Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Brooklyn College 's Walt Whitman Theater
Cost: $22 per ticket.
Order tix today!
ORDER BY NOV 13 FOR PS 39 PRIORITY TICKET BLOCK
PS 39 Spooktacular
Our annual Halloween Spooktacular will be on Saturday, October 24 from 5-8pm at John Jay High School. Don't miss this amazing event that includes: music by DJ Jason, costume parade and contest, tempting raffle baskets and ghoulish treats.
We need your help! Sign up for an hour slot HERE and help make this event frightfully good!
Parent Teacher Engagement Teams
PS 39 strives to be an inclusive school and to provide opportunities for our families to be engaged with their child’s education and our school community. This year we will be introducing Teacher-Parent Engagement Teams to help involve more parents in a shared decision making process beyond the PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team (SLT). Using the feedback we received from our annual SLT Parent Survey and information from our staff, we have developed four teams to help support the areas that were most important to our school community.
C.A.R.E (Creating A Respectful Environment) Team
The work of this team centers on providing emotional support to our students. Team responsibilities will include creating healthy classroom communities, maintaining a harmonious lunchroom and schoolyard environment, supporting PBIS procedures throughout the school, and supporting and monitoring our new Mission Be partnership
The work of this team centers on our students’ overall physical wellness. Team responsibilities will include creating and implementing physical activity ice breakers, planning auxiliary physical activity events, improving students’ understanding of nutrition, to select, train, and monitor the student Wellness Committee.
The work of this team is to plan, plant, maintain, and harvest the school gardens and to work collaboratively with the science teacher to incorporate the garden into science instruction where appropriate. The team may also collaborate with the Wellness Team to support their work around nutrition.
Celebration & Special Events Team
The work of this team is to increase school spirit among staff and students through the creation of monthly school day celebrations/special events, planning school assemblies, and to select, train, and monitor the Student Ambassadors. Special events may include but are not limited to School Spirit Week, Read‐a‐thon, Character Day, Dr. Suess Day, Big Apple Crunch, School Gear Day, and Sports Team Day.
Teacher-Parent Engagement teams will meet regularly once a month on Tuesdays from 2:45- 3:30pm on the following dates:October 13, November 24, December 8, January 12, March 22, April 19, May 10 and June 7
If you are interested in being a part of this team, please sign up online HERE.
If you are unable to attend the scheduled meetings, you can still sign up to be a volunteer as needed for one of the teams. If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Karen Herskowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 330-9310 ext. 1003.
Irvin Simon will be returning to PS 39 this year to take individual student and class photos on Monday, November 9. All students will have their photo taken on this day. About 3 weeks after picture day you will receive your proofs with instructions to order online.
Shop TEA, Guilt-Free.
Raise funds for our school by simply shopping. It’s that easy. From October 13-20, go to TEAschooldays.com, choose PS 39 from the drop-down menu at checkout, and get:
*15% discount on your order plus free shipping
*15% of the proceeds benefit your school
Class breakfasts are back, and the perfect opportunity to get to know other parents from your kid’s class. The PTA will provide the coffee, parents can bring in a food item to share, like bagels, muffins, or fruit. Come to the cafeteria after drop-off on your scheduled day:
Kindergarten - Tues 10/13
1st grade - Wed 10/14
2nd grade - Thurs 10/15
3rd grade - Fri 10/16
4th grade - Mon 10/19
Pre-K - Wed 10/21
5th grade - Thurs 10/22