Wednesday, February 27, 2008


PTA Vice President, Traci Tucker, has resigned her post on the board due to personal conflicts. We thank her for her service to our school, its students, parents and adminstration.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Upcoming activities

March 3 - Read Across America

March 3 - PTA Executive Board meeting, 6:30 pm

Math Exam:
March 4 & 5 - Grade 3 and 5
March 4 & 6 - Grade 4
March 10 & 11 - Grade 6, 7, and 8

March 5 - Parent Nutrition Workshop, 9 am

March 7 - 100 Day Celebration

March 8 and 15 - Family Movie Festival

March 17 - General PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Time for sleep...

The importance of a good night's sleep cannot be overstated. Research upon research has proven that children and adolescents who have a good night's sleep, are healthier physically and emotionally. Sleep helps the body repair itself and for little ones who are growing this is a major factor in their development. But don't take my word for it, there is a great article in today's New York Daily News - click here to read.

It's been a while!

We're back after a week-long break. Hope everyone is well rested and rejuvenated and ready to get back to work!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sweet Valentine

"Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 in which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished."

We say, Valentine's is for everyone that you love, so Moms and Dads, shower your precious babies with some cards and sweets. Call your family and remind them again how much you love them! Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February PTA Meeting

Please join us Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 pm as we celebrate Black History Month at our PTA meeting. The evening will feature a choral group, a one-woman spoken word performance, an African dance troupe and more. In the spirit of honoring our best, there will also be a presentation of the Student of the Month awards.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your family while enjoying wonderful entertainment - come out and support your school!

Events Around Town

The following is a list of activities and events sponsored by the UFT:


The Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo introduces children to over 25 sports activities, nutrition classes and health screenings which encourage children and parents to choose healthier lifestyles. Through this free event, families can gain exposure to activities, programs and services that will help them to become more physically fit, thereby reducing the risk of obesity in their lives.

When: April 5, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Francis College
Contact:Vincent Ferguson at (718) 346-5852;

What: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation Riverbank State Park Presents The 11th Annual COLLEGE Fair

When: Saturday March 8, 2008; 12 Noon - 4 PM
Where: Riverbank State Park; 145th Street & Riverside Drive Manhattan

Free Admission; Open to Junior High School and High School students seeking to pursue a degree from a Junior or Senior College, including Masters’ programs and trade schools. 70-plus national colleges and universities represented. Free workshops in Admissions Prep, SAT, essay writing, scholarship resources, and more.

Contact: Pat Vitucci, College Fair Coordinator, 212-694-3656

Liar Liar

Has this ever happened to you Dearest Mom and Dad? You’re preoccupied with something, cooking dinner, cleaning or just plopped in front of the TV, you look up only to see your darling daughter smack her brother in the face. Then she says “I didn’t hit him”!!! Or you go to your son’s room and discover that he’s created a masterpiece on your walls. Now, he’s an only child and you’re a single parent so there is no one else in the house but the two of you, and he still says “It wasn’t me”!!?!?!!

Have you ever wondered why children lie, most times about the silliest stuff. Well writer Po Bronson shares his investigation in an article in this week’s New York Magazine. Click here to read the story.

Oh, one more thing Mom and Dad, these perfect little liars learn it by watching…. you guessed it. Mom, every time you say to Jr., ‘answer the phone and if it’s so and so, tell them I’m not here.’ Or when Dad says, ‘Don’t tattle’ you are teaching the kiddies that lying is okay. I guess next time, I will pick up the phone myself!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Did you VOTE today?????

Voting: a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion — often following discussions, debates or election campaigns.

In many other countries, people die for the right to vote, the right to be heard. As a matter of fact, while we are celebrating Black History month, just one or two generations ago, many black people in this country did not have the right to vote - and paid dearly for trying to exercise this basic right of all Americans.

While the owner of this blog supports Barack Obama, we urge you to go out there and VOTE, no matter who your candidate is.

February School Calendar

The following is a list of activities and events included in the February calendar sent home last week:

February 1 – After School Boy Scouts meeting

February 2 –PTA Movie Festival, 12 pm

February 5 – Parents Math Workshop Part II Grade 4

February 8 – After School Boy Scouts meeting

February 9 - PTA Movie Festival, 12 pm; CSLJ Step Team Show, 10 am

February 12 - Parents Math Workshop Part II Grades 3 & 5

February 13 - School Leadership Team meeting

February 14 – PTA Meeting – Black History Celebration

February 15 – Grandparents Read Aloud Day; After School Boy Scouts meeting

February 18 - 22 – Mid-Winter Recess - school closed

February 19 – AIS Mid-Winter Recess Classes: Grades 3 to 8

February 20 - AIS Mid-Winter Recess Classes: Grades 3 to 8

February 21 - AIS Mid-Winter Recess Classes: Grades 3 to 8

February 25 – School re-opens

February 26 – Parent Lobby Day in Albany
February 27 – Grandparents Workshop; Black Inventors contest

February 28 – Parent Workshop; School Quality Review

February 29 – After School Boy Scouts meeting
Please be sure to check your child's bookbag for the following calendar.