Friday, November 06, 2009

Looking ahead to our November meeting, we will be hosting a Thanksgiving Pot Luck during our PTA meeting scheduled for Monday, November 23. We are asking EVERYONE to bring a dish, dessert or beverage to share with the general PTA body. We need everyone to participate in this in order to succeed, so if you don’t cook, then bring some cups or napkins! We will be sending out a tear-off form for you to complete as we get closer to the date.

Additionally we will have a uniform exchange that evening. If you have gently worn and clean uniforms that you would like to donate (as well as coats, baby items etc.), please bring them to the meeting on November 23rd to share with your fellow parents.

Help needed!

We need many volunteers in order for our activities and fundraisers to be successful. With that said, we are looking for a few volunteers to iron some donated uniforms. We are hoping to have this project done in order to make the uniforms to parents at the next workshops. If you are interested in volunteering with this project or with any other project, please contact me at

Picture Day Info

We want to thank you for participating in School Picture Day - it was chaotic but overwhelmingly successful. I would like to thank SLT Member Carol Wilson and our other staff and parent volunteers who were on hand on October 19th to make sure this day was a success - from coordinating the photographers, to straightening ties and patting down braids - THANK YOU!!

Please note that it will take up to four weeks for the pictures to arrive at school – do not call the main office to ask them for this information. Once the pictures have arrived and are distributed, save the information on the envelope – there will be an account number for which you can call the customer service rep assigned to our school. You will be able to contact that rep, for issues about quality, increasing your order etc. If your child was absent on October 19th or if the quality of your picture is extremely unsatisfactory, our Picture Retake Day will on Monday, November 23rd. Please mark your calendars, as this will be your final opportunity to take pictures for this school year.

November 2009 Calendar

The November calendar came out this week and below are some highlights:

Monday, November 2 - SLT Meeting; 5:30 pm

Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day; No Classes for Students

Wednesday, November 4 - Candy Delivery Day

Saturday/Sunday, November 7 and 8 - Grade 8 Specialized High School Admission Test

Tuesday, November 10 - Parent-Teacher Conferences; 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day; NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 16 - NY State Grade 5 Social Studies Test, Part I

Tuesday, November 17 - NY State Grade 5 Social Studies Test, Part II

Wednesday/Thursday, November 18/19 - Open School, Visit your child's class; 9:00 - 11:00 am

Friday, November 20 - Grade 2 & 3 Parent ELA Workshop; 9:00 am

Monday, November 23 - PTA Meeting (Thanksgiving Pot Luck); 6:30 pm

Thursday/Friday, November 26/27 - Thanksgiving Recess; NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 30 - Math Parent Workshop; 9:00 am