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In This Newsletter: Teacher Appreciation Gift, Wellness Council Meeting, HS Directories, More.
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Welcome back! School is back in session Tuesday, May 31. We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.

A Thank You for Our Teachers


We are starting to collect for the end of the year teacher gifts! The suggested amount is $40. Cash only, please! The last day we will collect is Monday, June 6 by 9:00 AM. The money will be collected during morning homeroom in the Main Office.
 

High School Admissions Process

 
It's not too early for seventh graders and their families to begin the high school admissions process. To stay in the loop, visit our high school page here.

2 Things to Do If Your Student Is Starting at MS54 in the Fall

  1. RSVP for the New Parents Breakfast and fill out the “MS 54 New Families Form” here. You must  include the student’s OSIS – School I. D. number! (If you don’t know this number, please ask your school secretary.)  
  2. Click here to volunteer your skills and time to our wonderful school community! It's a great way to meet other parents and to give back to MS54.
Questions may be sent to: Anne McIntosh Pejovich, Parent Coordinator - amcintosh6@schools.nyc.gov

Wellness Council Meeting


The next meeting of the Wellness Council is Wednesday, April 8 at 12:40 PM in Room 133.

The Wellness Council will discuss its accomplishments and its goals for the next school year 2016-1017. All are welcome to attend. Please email wellness@ms54pta.org for further information.

Class Breakfasts

8th Grade Homerooms: 8:00 to 8:40 AM Monday, June 13

6th & 7th Grade Homerooms: 8:00 to 8:40 AM Friday, June 24

New Parent Breakfast

The New Parent Breakfast will be held on Friday, June 10. Parent volunteers are wanted! Email Anne McIntosh Pejovich. We need the following:
  • Set-up crew
  • Meeters and Greeters
  • School Store crew
  • Minglers and Well-Wishers
  • Clean-up crew
It's a great opportunity to meet new parents and to brag about your school. Please join me!

Serve on the PTA Executive Board

Volunteers are needed to serve on the 2015­-2016 PTA Executive Board. It's a great way to get involved at the school and you will have the opportunity to work closely with the school's administration. We are now accepting nominations for the following open positions:

  • President/Co­Presidents
  • Treasurer, Asst Treasurer
  • VP of Fundraising 
  • Recording/Co­Recording Secretary 
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Grade Representatives for 7th & 8th Grades (6th grade rep will be elected in October)
The Board meets formally once per month, often on the same evening as the general PTA meetings, which Board members are expected to attend as well. Terms are for one year. Elections will be held in June. If you would like to submit your name for the ballot or if you have any questions, please contact the Nominating Committee via Joanna Omi: omijo@mac.com.

New Laptops at MS54


Exciting news! MS54 has won a $35,000 grant for a new laptop cart. This includes new laptops for more than 30 students to use in the classroom.

Thanks so much to all who voted for this important technology upgrade.

See the full article here in the West Side Rag

Earth Science Regents Review


Earth Science Regents Review continues through the end of the school year. All sessions start at 8 AM promptly, end at 8:40 AM. Students may go to any session, not just their teacher's. Seating and handouts are limited. BE PROMPT.

Full schedule here.

Parent Engagement Thursdays


Please see the MS54 Calendar for details on all upcoming speakers. 

Fairway Community Partners



Use your Community Partners card every time you shop at Fairway and 3% (or more) of your purchase will be donated to MS54. Click here for more information! Replacement cards are available. Contact Anne McIntosh Pejovich.

MS54 School Calendar


 
For more information on these events, or to see additional events, please click here to visit our website.
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