In this Issue: School Closed Monday, Set Builders Needed, More
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Reminder: NYC public schools will be closed tomorrow, January 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Open Orchestra Rehearsals

Bloomingdale School of Music has free opportunities for students to learn how their orchestra programs work. The dates and times for our open rehearsals are:
  • Preparatory Orchestra (ages 7-12): Tuesdays 1/12 and 1/19 4-5pm
  • Intermediate Orchestra (ages 8-14): Wednesdays 1/13 and 1/20 4:15-5:30pm
  • Bloomingdale Chamber Orchestra (ages 12-adult): Thursdays 1/14 and 1/21 4:45-6:15
If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to to secure spots. This event is free and open to the public! You can find more information about BSM ensembles here.

Expanded NYPL Hours

The New York Public Library has expanded its hours to better serve New Yorkers! Thanks to the City's recent reinvestment in libraries, 91 locations are now open six days a week—or more. Learn more NYPL news here.

Parent Engagement Thursdays

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

Set Builders Needed

Do you have set building skills? We’re looking for a few parents to help build some set pieces for “Singing in the Rain”. Please email Anne McIntosh Pejovich if you are interested!

Auction News

Did you know that an online auction will launch in just a few weeks?

Please submit auction items ASAP for both the online auction and the auction event on April 16th. Items can be dropped with Anne Pejovich, Parent Coordinator.

Click here for the printable online form.

Exciting items just in:
  • A Tour for 2 at The New York Times
  • Tickets to see The Chew
  • A Wine Tasting in Napa
  • A vacation home in The Hudson Valley
Please let us know if you can help write emails and/or work on soliciting more great items! We need many more items to make this auction a success!

Donate to the Annual Appeal

Please make your contribution today. Every contribution, no matter how big or small will have a positive impact on our children’s education. We are suggesting a contribution of $1,000, but would like to see everyone give what they can. It is important that we receive your Annual Appeal contribution as soon as possible so that we can ensure that all of the PTA projects will be fully funded.
Act now in one of two ways:
1.  Write a check to “MS 54 PTA” and mail it to the school.
2.  Click on the “Donate to the Annual Fund” banner on the top of this email or CLICK HERE NOW.
ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN GIVE MAKES A DIFFERENCE.  Please remember that contributions to the PTA will be kept confidential, are completely voluntary, are tax deductible and meet matching gift programs for most companies.

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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