Welcome – Merideth FInn-Beers— PTA Co-President

A Few Words from Ms. Rosa – Principal

  • Collection for Puerto Rico was delivered to FDNY – very generous – Thanks!
  • Occasionally will be other requests – donate when and whatever you can to help a family in need –
  • Cassandra introduced as Instructional Coach for both sites
    • Analyzing student work – help decide where students need help
    • Check curriculum matching well with NYS standards
    • Teacher support

A Few Words from Yvette – Parent Coordinator

  • Morning Dropoff – going well – walkers, please stay with child(ren) until Teachers arrive
  • Handing out Calendar of Events for School
  • October 27th is Dress as Favorite Character from a Book Day – costumes and discussion of why you chose your character – & share book?
  • Wellness Meeting soon – [check date] – invited to join and expand activities of group

MyFace – Introduction

  • Organization addresses people with differences – focused on facial disfigurement
  • Will be making presentations to entire student body – discussions with students
  • Curriculum Guides for Teachers for Wonder and We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio

Roots & Community – Michelle Greenberg

  • Event coming up soon – help still needed for tables and potluck – signup on Konstella
  • Cultural Tables from many communities within The Children’s School – China, African Heritage, the Midwest USA, Brooklyn, LGBTQ, British Isles, etc.
  • Celebrating and sharing cultural heritages – usually some food, games, activity, pictures at the tables
  • Great family event – It’s FREE! – Kids love it – food, music, and fun

Jeté Dance Center – Tina Santana – President & 3rd Ave

  • After-school Dance Programs – pickup kids from PS 372 for classes
  • Educational Placement assistance for Middle School applications – good placement success rate for Jeté students in programs at various middle schools

Upcoming Events – Merideth FInn-beers— PTA Co-President

  • Pizza Friday starts this week – one of PTA’s biggest fundraisers – can still sign up
  • Next PTA meeting – November 8th at 6pm – evening meeting + childcare!
  • Book Fair – Nov. 15th-16th – overlaps with Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Shop yourselves or pickup your child(rens) books
  • Annual Appeal letter going out soon – a major fundraiser – please give what you can
  • Please complete form for school lunch – school code is 15K418 – impacts funds the school receives, so we need every family to submit the form

Voting for New Parent Representative

  • Peter Strong has been nominated
  • Elected unanimously

Helping to Rebuild Mexico – Emily Mann  

  • Trip to area effected by earthquake – no Spanish necessary – some jobs manual labor
  • Anyone with Social Services skills needed – i.e. Nutritionist – Spanish helpful

Volunteer at PTA events – Rafael Gomez Luna

  • Everyone can help out, making a contribution and doing their share
  • A lot of people each doing something and big things can get done!

Thanks for coming!

October PTA Agenda

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