Monthly Archives: November 2015

Attention P.S. 41 Families- Electrical Upgrade Letter Campaign


As you may be aware, our school is about to celebrate its Centennial, but our building is in need of an electrical upgrade.  It has been difficult sustaining all the modern technologies (smartboards, computers, printers etc.) because of the lack of an updated electrical system.  The cost of upgrading our school’s electrical system is in excess of $500,000.00.  There is an electrical upgrade grant that is allotted by local politicians.  If we are able to obtain this grant, our school can receive the electrical update.  Just think of all the possibilities for our children if we can have a modern electrical system and placement of further technological equipment in our school. 

Please take a few minutes to write or email our local politicians and request that our school be considered for this grant.  Here are the names and addresses:

Council Member Paul A. Vallone                               Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

42-40 Bell Blvd.                                                         120-55 Queens Boulevard

Bayside, NY 11361                                                     Kew Gardens, NY 11424                                        Phone:  (718) 286-3000                

NYS Senator Tony Avella

District Office                                                             Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein

38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C                                    213-33 39th Avenue

Bayside , NY 11361                                                    Bayside, NY 11361

Phone: (718) 357-3094                                               Phone: (718) 357-3588                                       

In addition, the attached letter has been drafted for your convenience.  You may utilize this letter or write your own.  No matter what, our numbers count.  The more letters received, the more likely of our opportunity to be considered for this grant.   Let’s come together and support our school and our children’s future. vallone.ltr

Thank you for your anticipated support.  If you have any questions, please contact Theoni Kosefas at  

Art Workshops- 2015

Please click on this link for the flyer for the 2015 Art Workshops made possible by a Boost Grant.

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November Events- 2015

As we welcome in November here are upcoming reminders and events:
Nov. 2: Report cards are distributed in school.
Nov. 3: Election Day. Children are off from school that day.
Nov. 5: Parent –Teacher Conference will be held from 12:30-2:30pmand 4:30 to 7:30pm.  Dismissal of children will take place at 11:30am. Bake sale will take place during the conferences.
Nov. 7: Please come to the District 26 Parent Empowerment Conference from 9:30am to 1pm at the Queens High School of Teaching, many workshops will be offered. Our school will be represented by Mrs. Pierides giving a “Science for All” workshop. Also, parent Rolando Franco will give a workshop on “Technology in the 21st Century”.
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day school is closed in honor of our men and women who served in the armed forces. Everyone is welcome to attend “Pancakes in your Pajamas” fundraiser at Outback Steakhouse from8am-10am.
Nov. 13: Piggy Bank Club will take place.
Nov. 16-20: Open School Week will take place from 8:30am-10:30am.  Please check the flyer for corresponding day and grade.
Nov. 18: The SLT meeting will be held
Nov. 17 Parent and Child art Book Making workshop will take place.
Nov. 19: The PTA meeting will be held at 7pm.
Please remember: Penny Harvest donations are being accepted during the month of November.  UNICEF donations are also being accepted.
Please remember: PTA membership Dues: If you haven’t handed in your PTA membership it’s not too late! Please donate what you can, your support makes PTA funded activities possible and every dollar goes directly toward enriching our children’s experience at PS41!  The first class to return 100% by Nov. 13 will have a pizza party.
Nov. 26-27 Happy Thanksgiving! School is closed.

Pancake Breakfast- Wednesday November 11th


P.S. 41 Crocheron School’s 1st Annual

Pancakes in your Pajamas Fundraiser

WEDNESDAY November 11, 2015 (Veteran’s Day)

Where: 23-48 Bell Blvd Bayside, NY 11360


Time: 8am – 10am (last serving is at 9:45)

Cost: $8.00 per person or 4 meals for $30.00! ________________________________________________________________________

Child’s Name: _____________________   Class: ____________

Parent’s Name:_____________________ Phone: ____________

___ Yes, I will attend: #____ persons = $______

___ Yes, I will take advantage of the family 4 pack = $30.00

___ I cannot attend, but my monetary donation is enclosed: $ __________

___ I can Volunteer to Serve Breakfast (8am – 9am)

___ I can Volunteer to Serve Breakfast (9am – 10am)

Kindly Submit payment on or before “Wednesday November 4th”.

For questions, please contact Kathy Ciofoletti (917) 602-8477, Sandra Marvin                                                          

(516) 805-3740 or Mary Bow/Parent Coordinator (347) 563-4368

Parent Conference- Saturday November 7th

Please join us for the 1st District 26 Parent Conference event, I Am A Parent…. Give Me Strength onSaturday, November 7, 2015.  Over 20 workshop offerings will be available with topics ranging from  Early Elementary, Elementary through Middle School ELA, Math, Science, Special Education, English Language Learners, Personal Growth, Technology, to Elder Care, just to name a few.

Translation and Childcare for school age children will be provided for families who register prior to the event.

The D.26 Parent Conference will take place 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Queens High School of Teaching (QHST), 74-20 Commonwealth Blvd. on the Frank Padavan Campus off Union Turnpike and Commonwealth Blvd in Bellerose.

Log on to: for information and registration.  If you are unable to register on line, fill out the attached form and return it to your school’s parent coordinator.  If you need additional information please contact the parent coordinator at your school. D26 Conf Flyer Final abc

Don’t miss this special Community School District opportunity.

Lori Butera
District 26 Family Advocate
61-15 Oceania St.
Bayside, NY  11364

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