Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mrs. Latto Retires; Mr. Ferrara to Become Principal

The last day of the school year was also the end of an era at P.S. 41, as Mrs. Latto retired after 17 years as principal. Assistant Principal Joseph Ferrara will assume the role of principal effective with Mrs. Latto’s retirement.

Students gathered on the front steps of the school at dismissal for one last good-bye to Mrs. Latto:

Last call for boosters!

Dear Families,

We are now officially in the countdown stage to the end of the year! We have two important reminders for you tonight:

- We are closing the final issue of News & Views this week, so this is the last call for boosters! If you would like to send a special message to your graduate, a favorite teacher, or perhaps a certain retiring principal, this is your last chance. See the flyer for specific instructions, and be sure to send this order form in to school with your child tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest. The issue goes to print on Wednesday, so we need all booster orders by first thing Tuesday morning.

- Tomorrow, Monday, is a half day, with an 11:20 am dismissal time. Be sure to pick up your children on time!

- The last day of school is Friday, June 26, which is also a half day with 11:20 dismissal time.

Let the countdown begin!

From your PTA Executive Board

June Events

Dear PS 41 Families,

June is here! As we look forward to the hot summer days, we have a number of exciting events to make the home stretch even more fun!

June 3: Annual Walk for PS41: Support the arts at PS41! Help raise funds to sustain the Theater Arts program under the direction of Alastair King and Mr. Castoro, as well as the 5th Grade Ballroom Dance program. All are invited to walk with your children in the approximately 1-mile walk around Crocheron Park at 12:45 PM.

 June 3: Hollyrock/Brain Challenge: Are you ready for some seriously sidesplitting laughter and fun? Bring the entire family to the Hollyrock Brain Challenge, where everyone gets a chance to join in on some TV quiz show fun. Be there at 7:00-8:30 PM in the Auditorium.

June 4: Chancellor’s Conference Day: Schools are closed

June 5: Barnes & Noble / Five Guys / Pizzeria Uno’s Fundraisers: Join us Friday at the Barnes & Noble in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center from 3:00-5:00 PM for a fun, entertaining event featuring music, dance and book readings. Shop at any time between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM in the store, mention that you are from PS41 and portions of the proceeds will go back to benefiting our school. You can also shop online at, please enter bookfair ID # 11450558 at checkout. Spread the word to friends and family and let’s try to top last year’s total! The fundraiser proceeds go directly to classroom teachers to purchase books for their libraries! Five Guys Fundraiser: Grab a bite at Five Guys between 4-9 PM and mention the PS41 Fundraiser to your server to have a portion of your purchase donated back to our school. Finally, you also can “Eat, Drink and Raise Money” at Pizzeria Uno on Bell Blvd/39th Ave. Present the certificate sent home in knapsacks and Uno’s will donate up to 20% of your check to PS41.

June 9: Half-Day: Dismissal at 11:20 PM

June 11: Parent Appreciation Reception: PS41’s faculty is hosting a reception to thank parents for all that they do for our school. Join us in the lobby at 6:30 PM for an informal reception of treats, snacks and refreshments–right before the PTA Meeting.

June 11: PTA Meeting: Be sure to stay for the PTA meeting at 7 PM, May and June Students of the Month will be honored.

June 12: Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Join fellow parents during the 10:30 and 11:30 lunch periods to show our appreciation to the wonderful staff of PS41!

June 12: Twin Day: Show your school spirit, coordinate with your friend(s) and dress like Twins

June 15: Half-Day: Dismissal at 11:20 PM

June 16: Kindergarten Theater Arts Show: Our Kindergartners have been diligently rehearsing to put on the cutest theater arts performance of “BUGZ” for you, show starts 7 PM.

June 19th: Fifth Grade Graduation: Congrats and Good Luck to all our 5th Graders!

June 26: Last Day of School: Early Dismissal at 11:20 AM. Please come to the playground for just a moment after dismissal — we’re taking one last group farewell photo for Mrs. Latto, and we want all our students in it!

Enjoy your summer!


Best regards,

Susan Chin and Eliane Salzberg

PTA Co-Corresponding Secretaries

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