Welcome to the PTA Page!
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What a great Fall we've had, thanks to our parent volunteers and school staff! The Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Patch were adorable, the Food Drive donated almost 100 lbs of food items to the local food pantry, the School Store will continue to sell new items, and the Used Book Sale emptied your shelves and brought cheap books to our students! Family Fridays, Desserts Around the World, and Movie Night were big hits as well. Thank you for your support!
And now: Winter fun is here! Be on the lookout in your child's HW folder for information about our two-day Holiday Fair from December 12-13. This is a student favorite! Each class will be able to shop from a wide selection of holiday gift items ranging from $1-$10 each. Kids love to buy gifts for their family members and friends, and parent volunteers are being requested to price items, organize tables of merchandise, and help students shop. Please consider offering one hour of your time or the entire day, if possible!
Other upcoming PTA events:
Dec 14 - PTA General Meeting, 6 pm - our first evening meeting of the year! Elections for Corresponding and Recording Secretary positions will be held.
Dec 15 - School Store (New item: silly pencils, pencil sharpeners, wrist slap sticks, and more!)
Dec 19 - Holiday Photos
In addition, the PTA funds you raise go to various enrichment opportunities for our students. The Nature Company will bring live animals to our 2nd graders this month, and the 3rd/4th grades have enjoyed their first of a three-part jazz concert series. Have new ideas for enrichment or fundraising? Please let us know! Email Ps127PTA@gmail.com and join our (online) Fundraising Committee.
Title 1 Parent Committee Upcoming Events:
Thank you for your presence and delicious contributions to Desserts Around the World!
The Anti-Bullying Workshop for Parents will be held Tuesday December 12, from 3-3:45 pm (during Parent-Teacher Engagement Time). This FREE after-school workshop was chosen for your convenience: pick up your child(ren) at dismissal, then enter the front doors of the school to sign in. FREE childcare activities will be provided for your students by our teachers. FREE snacks/beverages will be provided for all. Have younger siblings? Bring them too, and we'll keep them occupied with quiet toys nearby. Come learn about understanding bullying behavior and its causes, resiliency strategies to protect your child from bullying, and how to create a safe learning environment for our children. Students of parents/guardians who attend will receive McKinley Money for use in our monthly School Stores! We hope you'll make every effort to attend.
The Safe Streets Workshop on Friday January 5th will be held immediately after Family Friday. This FREE workshop will detail strategies for teaching your children street smarts and safety - important topics for our urban living! FREE refreshments/snacks will again be provided. Small children are always welcome.
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PTA Meeting Dates
Please Join us for Upcoming PTA General Meetings!
December 14, 6:00pm (please note that this is an evening meeting!
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PS 127 PTA General Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2017
Meeting began at 6:15 p.m.
Welcome to parents/guardians and other family members! Apologies for Autumn/Halloween Photos delay and quality. We will use new cameras for the Holiday Photos. Stay connected through our Facebook page (PS 127 Parents), PTA email: PS127PTA@gmail.com, and school website (www.mckinleypark127.org).
Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:
-Holiday Bake Sale: Friday 12/15/17
-Holiday Photos: Tuesday 12/19/17
-Pampered Chef Fundraiser Evening: Friday 1/19/18
-Movie Night: Friday 1/26/18
The November meeting Minutes were approved unanimously.
New Business -
Special Elections - The following names ran unopposed for these PTA Executive Board positions: Bonnie Lee as Corresponding Secretary, Michelle Costin as Recording Secretary, and Arin Cacciolo as Fundraising Committee Chairperson. Welcome and thank you for serving!
Treasurer’s Report - please refer to the summary of November income and expenses found in today’s agenda packet. We will be voting on some large purchase items at the January General Meeting.
Title 1 Report- Thank you for your participation in Desserts Around the World and the Anti-Bullying Workshop. In January, please attend the Safe Streets Pedestrian Safety Parents Workshop on Friday, January 5th after Family Friday. This workshop will be led by the Department of Transportation on how to teach street smarts to our children. All monthly Title 1 events are FREE.
Guest Speaker - We welcomed Debra Mirabella of The Max Challenge, who described her 10-week workout and nutrition program that focuses on giving back to local schools. For every member that completes a Challenge, $50 will be donated to our school. A Teacher Appreciation Discount of $50 is also offered to teachers. The next Challenge begins Jan 8. Please contact Debra directly at: 718-619-2818 or www.THEMAXChallenge.com for more details.
Principal’s Report - Ms. Alicandro shared the following reminders and upcoming events:
-Remember to update your phone numbers in the front office in order to receive our Robocalls. If you miss the Robocall, there is no need to call back the school after a Robocall - just wait a few moments for the message to go to voicemail.
-ThinkCentral (math and reading program) Workshop will take place in January for parents.
-State exam workshops for parents will also be held over the winter to help parents know what to expect and will include tips for how to support your child.
-State exam prep programs will soon be assigned after school and on Saturdays according to differentiated student needs/levels.
-Saturday ENL Academy will provide extra language support to students in grades 1-5, from 9-11 a.m.
-Every penny of our fundraising is well-spent on Smart Boards, enrichment, and air conditioners for every classroom. Please continue to support your PTA. Remember that Teacher-Parent Engagement Time is held every Tuesday afternoon, and our open-door policy invites you to speak to the administrators if needs arise. Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year!
December Raffle Basket - worth $150 was awarded to the winner. Thank you for your support!
Student of the Month Award Ceremony - Congratulations to this month’s student honorees!
Next PTA General Meeting: Thursday, January 18, 8:45 a.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm.
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