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In this Issue: Letter from the Principal, School Closed for Rosh Hashanah, 6th Grade Rep Position Available, Community Affairs Liaison Needed and more!
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LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents,

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on November 17, 2016. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 on that day. More information will follow.  October 27th, the date the city scheduled conferences, will be a regular school day for our students.

In preparation for voter registration, this week’s Election Simulation topic was political parties. Students had an opportunity to learn about what a political party is, the history of political parties in our country and about the two different political parties – Party X and Party Y that are part of our simulation. Please note that for our simulation we are not using names of actual parties. At a later date, each of these parties will be renamed. I encourage you to continue the conversation with your child.   We have many eighth graders interested in running for president, and they are busy collecting signatures. I invited Chancellor Fariña to serve as our Chief Justice at our Inauguration on November 10th, and she has agreed!

Next week our tours begin, and we will begin recruiting students for the 2017-2018 school year.  As always, you – our parent body - continue to be our best recruiters. I appreciate the conversations you have about the school with your friends and neighbors. We will have an Open House on November 22nd. Please encourage them to come see the school.

Last week Ms. Kricorian’s eighth grade art classes went to The New Museum  to see an exhibit entitled “The Keeper.” “The Keeper” is an exhibition dedicated to the act of preserving objects, artworks, and images. Next Friday, the entire sixth grade will go to the Museum of Natural History.

 

Elana Elster

REMINDER:  School is closed on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th for Rosh Hashanah.

6th GRADE REP POSITION AVAILABLE

Nominations are open for the 6th Grade Representative position and we encourage all parents to consider nominating themselves or others for this role.

The 6th Grade Rep serves as the liaison between the 6th grade teachers and class parents and assists the school with communication and outreach for the class. This is a Board position, with attendance at Board and PTA Meetings required.

Election for this position will be held at the October PTA general meeting on October 13, 2016, at 7 PM. Anyone wishing to nominate themselves or others may do so by notifying Michelle Cave, Chair of the Nominating Committee, by 5pm Friday, October 7. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the PTA meeting on October 13.  A description of the job function for the representative is included in the PTA Bylaws.

If you have further questions about this position, please email Michelle Cave or the PTA.

We hope you will consider joining us on the Board this year!
VOLUNTEER NEEDED

The MS54 PTA Executive Board is seeking a parent volunteer to serve as a Community Affairs Liaison. The Community Affairs Liaison will attend meetings on community issues that affect MS54 and report to the Board and PTA with updates on these issues. Please email co-presidents@ms54pta.org if interested in the position.

NY JETS TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!


Thanks for everyone's support. We sold over 45 tickets right off the bat. We still have an allocation of tickets ($100) and parking passes ($25) available.

All of the kids will be entered to win an on-the-field experience on the sidelines or holding the flag!

Don't delay, buy your tickets today!

Support your school while having a fun night.


 Click here for the flyer

Questions? Click here to email Jamie.  

 

NEW DATE FOR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES


Please note the REVISED date.  The Fall Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on November 17th from 12:30-3:00PM and from 5-8PM.

DID YOU MISS THE MS54 HIGH SCHOOL MEETING?


If so, please click here to view the slides used during the presentation.

We continue to update the MS54 High School Page on our website with new information about deadlines, open houses, tours, etc.   If you know of a high school event that is not listed on our page, please let us know by sending an email to webmaster@ms54pta.org.  Thank you!

FREE PARENT CONFERENCE OFFERED BY THE UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS


Join over 500 parents, grandparents and education activists for a free, fun-filled day of workshops, networking, exhibitors and raffle prizes.

Date:   October 15, 2016
Time:   8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:   UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004


Click here for the flyer in English.  Click here for the flyer in Spanish.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL (CEC) - D3 MEETINGS

Please click here to check the CEC website for locations, agendas, updates and additional information. 
 
October 6th, 6:30pm - CEC3 Business Meeting
Joan of Arc Building Auditorium

October 13th, 6:30pm - Multilingual Committee Meeting
Joan of Arc Building, Room 204

October 22nd, 8:30am - 1pm - Special Education Family Conference
MS256 Academic & Athletic Excellence - Joan of Arc Complex 


SCHOOL CALENDAR

Click here or on the image to view the Booker T. Washington school calendar.
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