Monthly Archives: November 2014

Open School Week & November Reminders

Dear PS 41 Families,

Hope you are staying warm during this arctic blast, here are upcoming PS41 events:

Nov 17-21: Open School Week is here! Parents are welcome to visit their child’s classroom during open school week from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Below are the suggested days for each grade. See the flyer for full details.

Mon, Nov 17 Grade 5 and Kindergarten
Tues, Nov 18 Grade 4
Wed, Nov 19 Grade 3
Thurs, Nov 20 Grade 2
Fri, Nov 21 Grade 1

Nov 20: PTA meeting at 7 PM, join the meeting to see what is going on at PS41’s PTA. October Students of the Month will also be honored. Fifth grade parents interested in getting involved with graduation planning should attend the meeting an hour earlier at 6 PM.

Nov 20: Self Sustaining After-School Program registration and payment is due. Parents interested enrolling in the after school classes need to return the forms and payment by Nov 20th.

Nov 20: PTA Membership Dues: If you haven’t handed in you PTA membership, it’s not too late! Please donate what you can, your support makes PTA funded activities possible and every dollar goes directly towards enriching our children’s experience at PS41!

Nov 21: School Spirit Day: Join in the fun and show off your PS41 spirit by wearing something Inside-Out -or- Backwards on Friday the 21st!

Nov-Dec 12: Penny Harvest 2014: Every penny counts! Help the Student Council raise funds to support local community groups. Bring in your pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars and/or checks, student council reps will collect them every week.

Nov 27-28: Happy Thanksgiving, schools are closed

Dec 4: Picture Retake Day: Forgot to smile? No worries, if you want to retake your portrait, please return your photo packet on this day (keep your class picture as these are not retaken). If you were absent, please pick up a Portrait Order Form from the main office to arrange for a retake.

Dec 5: Baking Extravaganza: Join this hands-on workshop to learn some priceless baking tips. Presenters include PS41’s own Julie Douveas! Participants will walk away with some favorite family recipes and get to decorate their own mini-cake and cookie. Sponsored by NYC Dept of Education, District 26 Parent Support Services, this free event will be held at PS 188, 218-12 Hartland Ave, Bayside, from 9:00-11:30 AM. See the flyer for registration details.Flyer Baking

We wish you a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving!
Eliane Salzberg and Susan Chin
PTA Co-Corresponding Secretaries

Penny Harvest 2014

Penny Harvest Flyer

Please open the attached flyer for information on Penny Harvest 2014.

November 3rd- December 12th

Self Sustaining program 2014

Self-sustaining Program Fall 2014-2
P.S. 41 Q -PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION – Sari Latto, Principal – Joe Ferrara, Asst. Principal
214-43 35th Avenue Bayside, NY 11361 (718)423-8333

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS:
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM STARTING SOON…REGISTER NOW TO BE INCLUDED!!

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Afternoons 2:20 PM – 3:50 PM
(Beginning Monday, November 24, 2014)

COST: $85.00 per class. PAYMENT DUE BY NOVEMBER 20th.
Please attach a check or money order made out to:
“P.S. 41Q”. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED AND THERE WILL BE PENALTY CHARGES FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS OR RETURNED CHECKS.

Class enrollment is limited and will be on a “first-come first-serve” basis. You will be notified if the class is full when your application is received. Absolutely no refunds or rain checks will be given unless class is canceled by the After-School Program due to insufficient enrollment, or if the class is already filled. Additionally, the entire fee is due even if one or more sessions are missed by the student.

Monday
Sports Variety Grades 3, 4, 5 Mr. Lehrer

Wednesday
Storybook Art Grades K, 1, 2 Ms. Brancato
Sports Variety Grades K, 1, 2 Mr. Lehrer

Thursday
Storybook Art Grades K, 1, 2 Ms. Brancato

Dates of Activities (excludes holidays):
Mondays – 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, (NO CLASS 12/29), 1/5, 1/12,
(NO CLASS 1/19), 1/26
Wednesdays – 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, (NO CLASS 12/24, 12/31), 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4
Thursdays – 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, (NO CLASS 12/25, 1/1), 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5

PLEASE NOTE SPECIFIED DATES FOR EACH CLASS WHICH TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION HOLIDAYS & SCHOOL EVENTS!

** STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP AT 3:50 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM**

Please return bottom portion of letter with your check or money order in an envelope marked “P.S. 41Q” and give to your child’s teacher.

For any questions, call Mary Bow – Parent Coordinator (718)423-8333/(347)563-4368.

P.S. 41Q Self Sustaining After-School Program FALL 2014

Name of Program(s)___________________________________Day________________
___________________________________________________ Day________________
Name of Student _______________________________________ Class _____________
Daytime Telephone ______________________________________________________¬¬_
Parent/Guardian Name_____________________________________________________

November Happenings

Dear PS 41 Families,

As we welcome in November, here are upcoming reminders and events:

Nov 4: Election Day is Tuesday, there is no school but remember to get out and vote. The New York Governor’s race and many other legislative offices are on the ballot.

Nov 6: New Report Card Presentation at 7 PM: The NYC Dept of Education has rolled out a new report card format. Join Mrs. Latto and Mr. Ferrara as they walk parents through the attributes of the new report card format. See the flyer for full details. Your child will bring home report cards on Monday Nov 10th.

Nov 11: Veterans Day: Schools are closed in honor of American military veterans.

Nov 13: Thursday is a half-day with dismissal at 11:20 AM, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held 12:20-2:20 and 4:30-7:30. Please be sure to coordinate a specific appointment time with your teacher. The PTA Bake Sale will be held during the parent-teacher conferences. Donations of baked goodies are appreciated; please send them in with your child in the morning.

Attention parents: PS41’s News & Views needs you! The quarterly PTA newsletter that chronicles life and events at PS41 needs volunteers to help produce the publication. Be a part of this fun project! Contact: Schiro Withanachchi (dham.schiro@gmail.com), Margaret Foley (margaretafoley@verizon.net), or Jennifer Toy (cell: 718-309-9038). Look out for the first issue, coming soon in your child’s backpack.

The Blackboard Awards for Schools and Principals are coming up. Nominate your school and/or principal for the 2014 Blackboard Award, but hurry, the deadline for your nomination is Nov 10th. Click here for details.

Don’t forget to return your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collections via personal check, money order or Coinstar receipts. This campaign was to introduce children to the idea that they can make a difference globally. See the flyer that came home with the little orange UNICEF trick-or-treat boxes.

The annual Penny Harvest has begun, please start collecting and bringing in those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. See how we can make a difference by helping local charities.

 

Best regards,

Eliane Salzberg and Susan Chin

PTA Co-Corresponding Secretaries

 

 

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