Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Crown Gems Book Club

This Saturday, March 15th, the Crown Gems book club will gather to discuss Bill Cosby's, Come on People. Several copies of this book were raffled at the December PTA meeting - that is plenty of time to have read the book.

The Crown Gems book club was started two years as an outlet for adults, teachers and parents to get together over some great literature and social commentary. Come out this Saturday for refreshments and lively chat, at 12 pm.

Uh Oh!

It's report card time, folks!!! This Thursday, March 13 there will be Parent/Teacher Conferences at PS 161. There will be a Half Day for students - NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS. The sessions will be from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Please make every effort to attend. Refreshments will be served and parking will be available in the backyard.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

March Calendar

The March calendar was sent home yesterday and the following are some highlights:

Monday, March 3 - M.E.C. "Read Across America" for grades K to 3

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, March 4, 5 & 6 - New York State Math Exam for grades 3, 4 and 5

Friday, March 7 - 100 Days Perfect Attendance Celebration

Saturday March 8 - Family Movie Day

Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11 - New York State Math Exam for grades 6, 7 and 8

Wednesday, March 12 - School Leadership Team Meeting

Thursday, March 13 - 1/2 Day for students - Parent/Teacher Conference 1:00 to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 15 - Family Movie Day

Monday, March 17 - PTA Meeting; 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 19 - Grandparents Workshop

Friday, March 21 - Good Friday, school closed


Across the city, hundreds of thousands of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are taking the New York State Math Exam today and tomorrow. We wish them all good luck!

The specific schedule is as follows:

Grades 3 & 5: Tuesday, March 4 - Part I
Wednesday, March 5 - Part II

Grades 4: Tuesday, March 4 - Part I
Wednesday, March 5 - Part II
Thursday, March 6 - Part III

As always, please make sure that your child gets a good night's rest before each test day. Give them a nutritious breakfast and get them to school on time with two #2 sharpened pencils.