Friday, May 25, 2007


Come Celebrate all things Brooklyn at The BrooklynBest Festival at Grand Army Plaza on June 2nd and 3rd.

June 2 - Evening - Free family movie and fireworks in Prospect Park's Long Meadow
June 3 - All Day - Brooklyn Book Festival Author Readings, Brooklyn Mini Golf, Brooklyn Designer Fashion Shows, Tour de Brooklyn Family Bike Ride, Live Music & Entertainment.

For more information, call the Brooklyn Tourism and Visitor's Center, 718-802-3846

Ago! Amée!!

Now in its 29th year, BAM’s DanceAfrica festival is a Brooklyn tradition that happens every Memorial Day weekend. This year, the DanceAfrica spirit flows with a diverse blend of dance, live music, film, art, dance classes for all ages, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar.

Over 250 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace offering African, Caribbean, and African American food, crafts, and fashion. Rain or shine!

Sat, May 27, 12noon—10pm
Sun, May 28, 12noon—8pm
Mon, May 29, 12noon—7pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Parent School Board Elections

Elections for Officers of the PS 161 Parent School Boards are open - please run, vote and get involved.

Will take place from the floor on election night on Thursday May 31 at 6:00 pm

Will take place on Thursday, May 31 6:00 PM. You must be present to run or to vote.

Will be announced at the May 31 meeting

Term of office
July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008

Please click here to see this flyer in its entirety.

Crown School Talent Showcase

Please come and support the students as they present a Crown School Talent Showcase this Friday, May 18 starting at 6 pm. The children have prepared a very exciting program, so please make this a must for your weekend social calendar!


Please attend the May PTA meeting - Thursday May 17 at 6 pm. The agenda for the evening will include a visit from Assemblyman Karim Camara. Additionally we will have a special performance by Ms. Coleman's Crown Steppers. Mrs. Barrett will also hand out certificates to the Students of the Month as well as the Scholars Program.

Do not miss this important meeting!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

who makes the world go round?

MOMS!!!!! In case you didn't know, this Sunday, May 13 is Mothers Day. Don't just wish the moms in your life a Happy Mother's Day - but extend kindness and love to ALL the moms out there.

walk a mile for your momma!

This Saturday, May 12 (RAIN OR SHINE), Jonah Village Inc., is proud to present the Third Annual Mother's Day Walk to Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence.

Registration and assemly will be at 9:00 am at the Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza -Harriet Tubman Way (formerly Fulton Street) a New York Avenue. The Walk will commence at 10:00 am and will end at Fulton Park. There will also be a rally at Fulton Park-Harriet Tubman Way at Stuyvesant Avenue.

Take the A or C train to Nostrand Avenue; walk one block east. B44 or B25 to Harriet Tubman and New York Avenue.

For more information, contact 347.249.7429

Thank you for being you!

Friday, May 11, is National Teacher Appreciation Day! Please take the time to say thank you and show gratitude to all the teachers who are such positive role models to our children.

There will be a breakfast in the auditorium to honor the teachers and staff on Friday morning. If you have the time, before you head off to work, please stop by and say thank you. And if you don't have the time, don't forget say thank you to your child's teacher with some kinds words or even a card.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

May Calendar

The school calendar for the month of May was distributed yesterday and below are some upcoming events:

May 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th - The Crown School will be having a Bake Sale
May 7, 8 and 9 - Fourth Graders wil be taking the Science Performance Exam
May 9 - Book Making Project Parent Letters are due
May 10 - Parents AIS Workshop; 9:30 am for Grades 3 & 5
May 11 - Teachers and Staff Appreciation Day
May 17 - PTA Meeting at 6 pm
May 18 - Crown School Talent Showcase; 6 pm to 8 pm
May 22 & 23 - E-PAL Grades 2 & 3; May 24 E-PAL Make Up Day
May 25 - Career Day; 9 am to 11 am
May 31 - Parent School Board Elections (PTA/PAC/SLT) - 6 pm