Monthly Archives: December 2014

Parents as Arts Partners

PUBLIC SCHOOL 41 QUEENS—Sari Latto, Principal – Joe Ferrara, Asst. Principal
214-43 35th Avenue Bayside, NY 11361 Tel: (718)423-8333 Fax: (718)423-8362
December 2014
I am pleased to inform you that P.S. 41 has won a grant which enables us to offer five free
evening art workshops for children & their parents to participate together using artists from
Marquis Studios.
Parents will be invited to select from the menu listed below. We can accommodate 25 children
and their parents at each workshop. If we have the room, you may be able to attend more than
one workshop. Please read the brief description below and select the ones that you would like
to attend. You will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When we receive your responses we will send you a confirmation telling you if you have been
enrolled or not. Refreshments will be provided! We’re sure to have fun together!!
All workshops are offered to Grades K through 5 and will last from 7:00-9:00 PM.
 1/7/15 (Wed.) Workshop 1—CIRCUS ARTS: Balance feathers on your nose & juggle with
one hand! Explore ways that you & your child can use themes of circus & clowning to
make learning fun & exciting! (***FOR THIS PARTICULAR WORKSHOP E-MAIL:***)
 2/11/15 (Wed.) Workshop 2—PAINTING WITH A BRUSH : Learn brush use & become familiar
with different materials including oil pastels, tempera, acrylic & watercolors.
 3/4/15 (Wed.) Workshop 3—ORIGAMI : Fold paper and create 3-dimensional objects
that are truly beautiful! Make a work of art for your home.
 4/1/15 (Wed.) Workshop 4—COLLAGE : Cut paper, ripped paper & cardboard are used
as tiles in a variety of methods for transforming drawings into collage works.
 5/20/15 (Wed.) Workshop 5—PUPPETRY: Use simple materials to create expressive
In the spaces provided on the tear-off, only list each workshop that you would like to attend.
Choose the workshops in your priority order. Certainly if we have room, you can attend more
than one.
I look forward to seeing you at our workshops. Mary Bow, our Parent Coordinator will be
overseeing this program. If you have any questions, please call Mary Bow at (347)563-4368.

Sari Latto
Please enroll my child and I in the following workshop(s), if there is room:


__________________ ________________ __________________

CHOICE 1                               CHOICE 2                         CHOICE 3

Child’s Name/Class __________________________________________________

Parent’s Name (print) ________________________________________________

Telephone # ________________________________________________________

Email Address ______________________________________________________

December Reminders

Dear PS 41 Families,

As we look forward to the holiday season, here are the December events:

Dec 9: Fourth Grade Theater Arts Show: Parents are reminded to come see the fabulous show starring our talented fourth-graders, beginning at 7:00 PM.

Dec 10: Penny Harvest 2014: It’s not too late, bring in your pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars and/or checks by Dec 10th. Our Student Council will ensure every penny goes towards supporting local community groups.

Dec 12: Holiday Sale: Need some last minute gifts? Don’t miss the annual Holiday Sale, where our gym is transformed into our very own little shopping center. Send your child in with a few dollars to pick up some nifty and festive gifts for deserving friends and family.

Dec 15: Band and Chorus Winter Concert: What a way to ring in the holiday season! Come see our talented young musicians and vocalists perform in the Winter Concert, under the musical direction of Mr. Castoro.

Dec 18: Town Hall Meeting: Chancellor Carmen Fariña will speak and answer questions at this District 26 Town Hall meeting. Come share your concerns with the chancellor, mark your calendars for 6:30-7:30 PM, the location is MS 67 at 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck.

Dec 19: Pajama Day: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman? Yes, it’s Pajama Day, the one day of the year where our kids can roll out of bed and go straight to school in their PJ’s. Show your school spirit and join in on the PJ fun.

Dec 19: Night of Giving: Each year during the holiday season, PS41 parents and students get together to give back and help bring a little holiday cheer to others. Look out for forthcoming details and join us on PS41’s annual Night of Giving at 7:00 PM, Dec 19th.

Dec 24-Jan 2: Winter Recess: (no school)

December has special meaning for each of us. With the holidays fast approaching, the PS41 PTA would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday. We hope each of you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the season—made that much more special when we can celebrate and create new holiday memories with our children! Enjoy, see you back in school on January 5th.

Best wishes for a Wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year!
Eliane Salzberg and Susan Chin
PTA Co-Corresponding Secretaries

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