In This Newsletter: Welcome Back to School, Students Discuss HS Admissions, PTA Executive Board Members Needed
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Welcome Back!

School begins tomorrow, Monday, May 2.

8th Graders Discuss High School Application Process

Please mark your calendars for the next PTA meeting on May 10th at 7:00 PM. We will have a panel of 8th graders who are prepared to talk about the high school process. The 8th graders on the panel are heading for a variety of high schools and will share their insights about planning and strategy regarding the high school touring, application, and selection process. It's a very popular meeting that parents have found to be very insightful. Seventh grade students in particular are also encouraged to come. Please bring your questions! 

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:

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

Last Chance for Online Auction Items!

Looking for an unforgettable gift for a loved one? Click here to see a full list of jewelry and one-of-a-kind experiences available on Charity Buzz. (A few samples are posted below). Don't miss out -- benefit yourself and our school! Bid Now!

Earth Science Regents Review

Earth Science Regents Review starts Tuesday May 3, 2016. 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.

We are happy to offer your school community 20% off our 9th Annual New Taste of the Upper West Side events, on June 3-4.

Use code MS54 from May 2nd through May 16th + find complete info about the event at 
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