P.S. 39, the Henry Bristow School, is participating in the ‘Kids helping Kids’ UNICEF* campaign this year as part of our goal to help our students know they have power to make a difference in the world and be a power for good.
We ask those students who would like to participate to collect coins in the special UNICEF boxes and return them to school after Halloween. They may collect the donations while trick-or-treating, by asking friends and family, or by doing special tasks to earn money. We know you’ll make sure they do this in a wise and safe way.
UNICEFusa.org/stories has many wonderful videos to help kids see where children need help and how UNICEF is helping. It’s very important that they understand the good they’ll do. The money collected this year will mainly go to help those suffering from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and from the earthquake in Mexico. Many children need temporary shelter, clean water, food, and schools.
Boxes should be returned to the classroom by November 8th.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is excited to launch its monthly newsletter to keep you informed about our work throughout the year. Click here to read our first issue! For more information about this committee or to get involved, please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page.
It's not too late to participate in the Diversity & Inclusion survey! Click here to get started.
hosted by our Parent Association 5:30- 8:00 pm at John Jay High School cafeteria (enter on 5th St between 7th & 8th Aves)
Come in your costume and enjoy music, games, crafts, food, a haunted house and enter in the spooktacular raffle for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! The money raised from the Spooktacular goes to support the Parent Association and helps to fund enrichment programs and additional teacher/staff support in our classrooms.
In order for the event to be a success, we need parent volunteers to help on the day - whether its helping to set up the haunted house or clean, sell food, work at the craft tables, etc. We cannot do this without your support!
Please click on the link below and sign up to support on the day:
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP - SPOOKTACULAR 2017
October Parent Association Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in room 103
Join us for our October PA meeting! Our treasurers will present the PA budget for a general membership vote. Ms. de Paz will provide an overview of our new grading policy and answer questions.
Parent's Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 7:00 - 10:00 P.M., HALYARDS at 406 3rd Avenue
The Parent Association's Appreciation Committee led by Hillary Bennett and Amanda Sidran invite you to a PS 39 PARENTS' NIGHT OUT. Get to know your fellow PS 39 Parents at a kid-free event! Halyards will generously donate $1 for every draft beer or glass of wine or $2 for designated specialty cocktails back to the PS 39 Parent Association! Have fun while supporting your PA!
Reminders from your School Leadership Team
Learn more about the SLTPlease visit the SLT page on our website: www.ps39.org/school-leadership-team-slt. On this page you will find:
Mr. Deutsch is very excited that so many parents have volunteered to share their musical expertise with our general music classes. If you play any instruments and would be interested in joining us (for demonstrations, musical story time, and/or concert performances), please complete this Music Helper Form. Additionally, if you have experience in theatre tech, lighting or sound and would be available to assist in concert performances we can use your help!
TOMORROW- Thursday, October 12 at 8:30 am- all welcome! Our special education parent group will be meeting after drop off in the cafeteria tomorrow. This meeting is open to all families interested in learning more about and sharing experiences with special education services in NYC public schools and at PS 39.
Irvin Simon will be at PS 39 on Monday, October 16. All students will have an individual portrait and a class picture taken on this day. Photos will be taken at Camp Friendship. Families will receive a proof sheet and instructions for ordering school photos about 4- 6 weeks after photo day. All proceeds benefit our Parent Association. Make up photo day is November 29 for any student that is absent on photo day.