Today's Blast Includes
- MSC Special Events 2016
- Message from our PTA Co-Presidents
- Parents wanted to serve on NY State Learning Standards Committee - Albany - week of July 11, 2016
- PTA Executive Board is seeking 3-5 volunteers to serve on the Nomination/ Election Committee to conduct the PTA & SLT 2016-17
- CALLING ALL BAKERS!!! LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL OUR NEXT BAKE SALE!!! FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH!!!
- Survey Results!
- The Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee will be hosting a community screening of the movie American Promise, Wednesday, April 20th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
- Storytelling at Scandinavia House this Saturday: Jean Hale and Ellen Shapiro
- Bonjour NY French Summer Camp Open House Event at PS 84 Saturday April 9 at 10:30am
MSC Special Events 2016
Hey! Spring, what happened? I was so happy watching the daffodils bloom until 40 mph winds and snow showed up. This weather is stressing me out. In fact, I have all this tension in my neck and shoulders because of it. I’m not sleeping. If only there were a way to relieve general stress and promote a good night’s sleep.
Message from our PTA Co-Presidents
Dear MSC Families:
In an effort to teach our children about hunger in our community, in April, MSC classes will be visiting the food pantry at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, located on 86th Street. Also, during the week of April 18-22, MSC will be holding a non-perishable food drive to help those in need. During that week, families can bring food donations to the school lobby and they will be brought directly to the neighborhood food pantry for distribution.
We will be accepting the following items, low sodium/healthy options are preferable:
- Canned beans
- Canned fruit, packed in juice or water
- Applesauce, no sugar added
- Canned vegetables
- Spaghetti sauce
- Canned chicken packed in water
- Canned fish, packed in water (Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines)
- Bottled water and other low-sugar beverages
- Tea and coffee
Please give only foods you would serve to your family. Please don't give anything expired, open, or damaged. Canned and jarred foods only please!
Thank you for your support!
Brad and Lisa
Parents wanted to serve on NY State Learning Standards Committee - Albany - week of July 11, 2016
On behalf of Nan Mead, CEC3 First VP, CPAC Vice Chair and NYS Board of Regents:
Parents can apply to participate in a Common Core Standards Committee run by NYSED. Note: you must be available to travel to Albany the week of July 11. Application deadline: April 14, 2016
Last May, the NYS Education Department asked NYS PTA to reach out to parents and parent organizations to share their voices during the NYSED Learning Summit. Once again, we have been asked to share an opportunity for parents across this diverse state to share their voices, perspectives and experiences; this time on the NYS Learning Standards.
The New York State Education Department is looking for parents to participate on committees that will review and revise NYS ELA and Mathematics Standards. Parents who apply and are selected by the process cited below will sit on grade level teams (pre-K-1, 2-3, etc) with educators and professionals to review and revise either ELA or Mathematics standards through the year. This is not a review of the assessments, but only the NYS Standards at this time.
We are asking you to share this opportunity as quickly and widely as possible. The deadline for completion of all four elements is April 14, and access to those documents is through the NYS PTA website link:http://www.nyspta.org/Advocacy/advocacy_standardrevcomm.cfm. Please note, one item is completed online, while the other three must be mailed to the New York State Education Department.
Thank you in advance for your efforts on behalf of all parents to make a difference for our children.
You, as a parent, can have a say in what your student should know and be able to do at a grade level.
Learning standards are part of the “Ladder of Learning” expectations, where each rung is connected to successful graduation.
The NYS Education Department (NYSED) asks that parents help review and revise the ELA and Mathematics Learning Standards during 2016-17. The Standards revision is first; assessments will be addressed later.
Interested in being considered for one of these committees? Start your application here.
Want to know more about the commitment? Click here.
Application deadline: April 14, 2016
If you choose not to apply at this time, there will be opportunities later this year for you to comment or give feedback.
Bonnie M. Russell
NYS PTA ® President
Communicate to Advocate
The PTA Executive Board is seeking 3-5 volunteers to serve on the Nomination/ Election Committee to conduct the PTA & SLT (School Leadership Team) elections for the 2016-17 school year. The PTA & SLT elections will be held at our June General meeting.
All in attendance at the April 12th PTA meeting will vote up to five members onto the Nomination/ Election Committee.
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to be a part of the Nomination/Election Committee and you cannot be present at the April 12th meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the next General Meeting
Tuesday April 12th
CALLING ALL BAKERS!!! LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL OUR NEXT BAKE SALE!!! FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH!!!
CELEBRATE THE LAST DAY ELA/MATH TESTING (AND TAX SEASON!) BY HELPING OUT WITH A GREAT SCHOOL-WIDE EVENT!!!
Your treats can be delivered during morning drop-off with the kids, from 8:30 to 8:50 am, on the 5th floor, or during the actual bake sale, beginning at 2:30 in the MSC lobby. Gluten-free items welcome!
WHEN: Friday, April 15th, 2:30 pm until we sell out.
WHERE: MSC Lobby
BAKE, BUY, SELL or DO IT ALL!!! If you would like to help set up and sell, please contact Adam (email@example.com) or Jonathan (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
THE SURVEY LINES ARE STILL OPEN!
We need your help!! Please fill out your surveys online!!
Our Parent Response rate is only 58% (392 parent surveys received).
The survey process is absolutely anonymous. Go to www.nycschoolsurvey.org.
Please call the Survey Hotline for your ID# at 1-800-690-8603.
Help us achieve a 100% return rate!!
The Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee will be hosting a community screening of the movie American Promise, Wednesday, April 20th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Don't miss this "extraordinary documentary about race, family, and education." Filmmaker, Joe Brewster will join us for a conversation after the film. Childcare prvoided by RTS and free pizza and refreshments for all those who attend.
All staff, teachers, parents, guardians and 7th/8th grade students are encouraged to attend the screening and discussion.
If you would like to help plan the event, contact David Milch at email@example.com
Storytelling at Scandinavia House this Saturday: Jean Hale and Ellen Shapiro
Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
Saturday, April 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 noon
Ellen Shapiro and Jean Hale
Trickery and Derring–Do: Tales from the Very Far North
This Saturday, Jean Hale and Ellen Shapiro take us to the frozen forests of Norway and Sweden
with tales of brave and clever children, a king, and, of course, trolls. Join us!
58 Park Avenue, New York City
(four blocks south of Grand Central Station) at 38th Street.
suitable for children five and up
Contact: 212–879–9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonjour NY French Summer Camp Open House Event at PS 84Saturday April 9 at 10:30am
Address: 32 W 92 Street between Central Park West and Columbus
There are only 3 months left until summer! Time to plan a fun summer for your little ones...
Bonjour NY Camp is for children ages 3.5 to 11. All levels are welcome, including beginner French learners! Daily Bus Service Available.
Feel free to bring your children, we would love to meet them . Our Bonjour NY staff members will entertain our future campers while you participate in our 2016 Camp presentation. We will also give you a tour of the facility followed by Q&A and refreshments.
Click here to register.