Monthly Archives: January 2015

January Events 2015

Dear PS 41 Families,


Here’s the upcoming PS 41 events for the rest of January:


Jan 22: Make-a-Wish Foundation Bake sale: During lunch on Thursday, the Community Crusaders will be holding a bake sale. Baked goods will be sold at $1.00-2.00 and Mrs. Nemis’ CIA will be selling rainbow loom bracelets. All money will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.


Jan 23: Family Fun Fest is this Friday, during school hours and afterwards from 6:00-8:30 PM. For one day, our school gym is transformed into a festival, packed with fun games, activities and concession stands, and don’t forget those nifty prizes. Preorder your tickets by returning the flyer sent home this week or purchase them directly at the Family Fun Fest. Download the ticket order form/flyer


Volunteers are still needed to help with the Family Fun Fest, both during school hours (8:15-2:00 PM) and evening hours (6:00-8:30 PM). Any hours are appreciated, please contact Irulan Budabin (310) 490-2548 or Mary Bow (347) 563-4368.


Also on Jan 23: Winter Blood Drive from 3:30-8:00 PM (during Family Fun Fest). Heroes wanted! One pint of blood can help save the lives of up to three people. Please consider donating blood at the PS 41 Blood Drive, our goal is 40 pints—help us achieve that. Walk-ins are welcome!


Jan 30: Change Your Name Day: How’s it feel to be named Elsa? Olaf? Here’s the chance to change your name, just for the day (then let it go)!


Best regards,

Eliane Salzberg and Susan Chin

PTA Co-Corresponding Secretaries

Blood Drive This Friday

PS 41

Winter Blood Drive




 The need for blood locally is constant.  January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.  January is usually a very difficult month to collect blood donations.  Holiday travel schedules and illnesses this year present tremendous challenges in maintaining an adequate supply of blood in our community.


    Friday, January 23, 2015

3:30-8:00pm (during Family Fun Fest)

(Our goal is 40 pints of Blood)


Eligibility Criteria

  •   Must have valid ID
  •   Minimum weight 110 lbs.
  •   Between 16-76 years of age
  •   No tattoos in past 12 months

For more information or to make an appointment call Mary Bow – Parent Coordinator 718-423-8333

For medical questions concerning blood donations call 1-800-688-0900



Yes, I would like to schedule an appointment to donate blood on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.


Name __________________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone # ____________________________________________________________________

Appointment Time Preference _______________________________________________________

Child’s Name & Class _____________________________________________________________

Parent Workshop- Sibling Rivalry


Community School District 26

Parent Support Services

Starting Wednesday, January 14th, a parent workshop series on

Siblings Without



Workshop series includes 4 Wednesdays


Jan.14th, 21st, 28th & Feb.4th  2015

 6:30 – 8:30 PM

PS 186, 252-12 72 Avenue, Bellerose, Queens


Workshop Presenters:  Beth Levy and Harriet Cabelly, Social Workers

Join other parents as we build on practical and useful parenting techniques.

Each week we will focus on topics that reduce conflict and help strengthen the sibling relationship.

Topics will include:

  • Communication Skills, referring to How To Talk So Kids Will Listen Concepts
  • Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings About Each Other and Increase Cooperation
  • How to Treat Children Fairly and Decrease Bickering
  • Freeing Siblings from Roles We Unwittingly Place Them In
  • Strategies and Skills to Use When Kids Fight


Please note:  Bring a copy of the book to the first class.  Books will need to be purchased or reserved from the library.

A Light Dinner will be available

This workshop is in collaboration with the District 26 Superintendent, PS 186 and co-sponsored by the Community District Education Council 26 (CDEC 26).

To register please contact Lori Butera, District 26 Family Advocate, 718.631.6841,

Update to Parent & Child Art Workshops

Due to the overwhelming response to the Parent & Child Art Workshops, we can no longer accept any more participants effective immediately.  Only those replies that were already received on Monday & Tuesday can be honored and confirmations will be sent out shortly.  Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

Parent and Child Art Workshops 2015

Dear PS 41 Families,

Happy New Year’s to all, welcome back!

Run away with the Circus this Wednesday! A quick reminder that the Circus Arts workshop, the first of five free evening art workshops, is this Wednesday, January 7th from 7:00-9:00 PM. We still have a few spaces available, please email Mary Bow: ASAP if you’re interested. You will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Circus Arts workshop is for children and parents to participate together, along with artists from Marquis Studios. This workshop will use themes from the circus to promote a variety of school objectives, helping to make learning both fun and entertaining. Nothing greater than clowning around with a purpose! Once again, space is limited; please contact Mary Bow right away. (See attached flyer for more information about the Circus Arts workshop.)

For the other workshops, please return the tear-off flyer that was sent home recently in backpacks.

The dates are:

-February 11, 2015 Workshop #2: Painting with a Brush

-March 4, 2015 Workshop #3: Origami

-April 1, 2015 Workshop #4: Collage

-May 20, 2015 Workshop #5: Puppetry

Best regards,

Eliane Salzberg and Susan Chin

PTA Co-Corresponding Secretaries


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