Children’s Parade and Lighting Ceremony on Bell Blvd

Come celebrate the Holidays with PS 41
and march in the Children’s Parade and Lighting Ceremony on Bell Blvd



When: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Where: Meet at 36th & Corporal Stone Street.
Lining up starts at 3:00 pm

Wear: “Keep Calm & Crocher-on” shirt & holiday apparel

We will walk down Bell Blvd from 36th St to Bayside Train Station. There will be holiday caroling, performances, marching bands, NYPD & FDNY. Free holiday treats and hot chocolate for the kids. Stay to enjoy the Christmas tree and holiday lighting, Menorah lighting, and a visit from Santa on an FDNY fire truck!

We can’t wait to walk in the parade with you and your family!


Contact persons: Pia Samanta (Roman’s mom): (917)-208-3497

Erica Pagano ( Tristian’s mom): (201)-240-7333

Please send a text to Pia or Erica if you plan on attending.


This is a voluntary event. If you choose to participate, parents must bring and supervise their own children. Not sponsored or supervised by P.S. 41.

May 2015 – Events

Download: 2015-05-03_May-Events

Dear PS 41 Families,

Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather, it’s finally here! In April, we had an International Night that was a smashing success. Thank you to all who helped to make it happen, it would not have been possible without your support. Here are the upcoming events for May at PS41:

(Please note the corrected date for the First Grade Theater Arts Show below)

May 8: Mother’s Day Plant Sale: Friday is our annual plant sale, held in the gym during school hours. Kids will have the opportunity to purchase beautiful plants and flowers. What a great gift for mom!

May 9: Project Oasis Garden Clean-Up: Calling all green thumbs! Join us on Saturday at 10 AM to help prepare and beautify the PS41 garden.

May 14: PTA Meeting: Come and join the PTA meeting at 7 PM. April Students of the Month will also be honored. 

May 15: Hollyrock/Brain Challenge: The Hollyrock game show is back! The day session is for students, while the evening session welcomes the entire family to join in for some serious game show fun and laughter. Mark your calendars, you won’t be disappointed.


May 19: First Grade Theater Arts Show: Our 1st graders have been rehearsing diligently and can’t wait to show you their fantastic performance of Peter Pan. Show starts 7 PM. Shows can also be seen at period 6- 12:25pm and period 7 – 1:15pm.

May 20: Puppetry Workshop- 7:00-8:30

May 25: Memorial Day: Schools are closed

May 26: Band & Chorus Spring Concert: Enjoy an evening of song and music with PS41’s talented band and chorus as they perform the Spring Concert, starting at 7 PM.

May 29: Field Day: Join our kids in Crocheron Park for a day of fun-filled outdoor games and activities. (Rain date is June 5)

Best regards,

Eliane Salzberg and Susan Chin
PTA Co-Corresponding Secretaries


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


New Report Card Parent Workshop



Sari Latto, Principal
Joseph Ferrara, Assistant Principal
214-43 35th Avenue
Bayside, New York, 11361

Telephone 718-423-8333
Fax 718-423-8362

Thursday, November 6th at 7PM

Join us to learn about the new report cards your children
will be coming home with on 11/10/14.

October 30, 2014

Dear Parents,

The New York City Department of Education has introduced new elementary school report cards this year. Teachers now enter grades online and report cards are then printed. Teachers also select from a menu of relevant pre-approved comments that the DOE has provided. Ultimately, the new report cards look different than what you may have experienced in the past.

If you are interested in learning more about the new report cards, please join us. Mrs. Latto and Mr. Ferrara will show samples of the new report cards and explain the attributes so that you may have a better understanding before report cards are distributed.


Sari Latto

Picture Day, PTA Meeting, and Much More!

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Columbus Day weekend. Here are upcoming events for the rest of October:

Oct 14: The Miss Chocolate Sale ended Oct 14th, please promptly return any remaining order forms along with cash, checks or money orders payable to P.S. 41Q-PTA. Thank you for helping to make this a successful sale.

Oct 16: Picture Day and PTA Meeting: Smile! Picture Day is Thursday–send your child in with his/her favorite outfit. Student portraits will be taken as well as class pictures. Yearbook pictures will be taken of our Fifth Graders.

At 7:00 PM, all parents are welcomed to attend the October PTA Meeting where September Students of the Month will be honored. In addition, fifth grade parents interested in working on the Graduation Committee should also attend the meeting right before at 6:00 PM.

Oct 18 (Saturday): Fall Festival and Yard Sale: Bring your friends, this Saturday is the Fall Festival and Yard Sale 9:00-4:30 PM in the PS 41 Backyard (indoors if it’s raining). Come out for some family fun and activities while shopping for some little treasures in our Yard Sale. There will also be hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more for sale. We hope to see you there! (Parents donating items to be sold at the PTA table should drop them off by Friday Oct 17th.) See the Fall Festival Yard Sale Flyer.

Oct 21: Parent Math Night: Teachers representing each grade will be on hand from 6:00-7:30 PM to present workshops on how we are teaching math and how it relates to the Common Core Learning Standards. There will be a separate room for each grade so that the information is specific and targeted to that particular grade.

Oct 28: Parent ELA Night: Similar to Parent Math Night, teachers will present workshops on how we are teaching English Language Arts and how it relates to the Common Core.

Oct 31: Happy Halloween! Don’t forget it’s also Crazy Hat/Hair Day, sponsored by the Student Council. Show us your wacky, crazy hat/hair idea during the day. Then at night, come out in your creative costumes and join us for our annual PS 41 Halloween Party from 6:30-9:30 PM. Look out for the flyer regarding tickets in your child’s backpack soon. What a great way to close out this exciting month!

Remember you can always check out the online calendar – if your family already uses Google Calendar you can integrate the school calendar with your own – no more double entries!

National Walk to School Day (and More)

Dear P.S. 41 Families,

We hope all of you are settling in nicely to the new school year. Fall is really in the air now, and we have lots of activity on tap for October. The school calendar went home in backpacks last week, and you can always check out important dates online on our PS41 school calendar. (If you already use Google calendar, remember you can add the PS 41 calendar to yours, so you always have dates handy.)

Here’s what’s coming up:

This Wednesday is National Walk to School Day. This year we are partnering with the national organization, which is mobilizing millions of kids to use their feet instead of riding in cars for one day. Students who walk (all or part of the way) to school that day, or who ride the bus, will get a sticker as they arrive, and we’ll tally up which class had the best participation. The class with the most walkers will win a special prize! (Pledge forms will be going home in backpacks tomorrow, but you can also get it here on the site.) Download the Walk to School Day Pledge Form

OCT 10
Friday is the annual Harvest Bake Sale, featuring all kinds of baked goods (as well as alternatives for students who prefer non-edible treats). Please bring in your donations of baked good on Friday morning, and send your children in with a few dollars for a special treat. For more information, contact Julie Douveas (

OCT 13
Columbus Day – no school!

OCT 16
Picture Day – be sure to send your child in with the portrait order form filled out already.
It’s also the October PTA meeting, where we will honor September Students of the Month.
Fifth grade parents – if you’re interested in working on the graduation committee, please attend the first meeting at 6pm, just before the PTA meeting.

OCT 18
It’s the PTA yard sale! Save the date – flyers will go home in backpacks soon.

There’s a lot more coming up later in the month, so keep an eye on the calendar, and we’ll also send reminders.

See you at school!
From the PTA Executive Board

Coming Events in May and June

Now that the state tests are over (whew!) we have a lot to do in May and June. Here are some important upcoming dates and events.

This Friday, May 9, is our annual Plant Sale, just in time for Mother’s Day. EAch class will do a little shopping for plants, which will be priced from $5 to $15. The schedule showing what times the classes will be shopping is herein case you missed it in the backpacks.

The Queens Botanical Garden is sponsoring an art contest celebrating the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fair. It’s called “The Gardens of Tomorrow” and is open to everyone in age categories from 5 to adult. Submissions can be drawings, paintings, videos, photography, and more. The flyer with rules can be found here, along with the entry form.

Mark your calendars for this year’s Hollyrock Brain Challenge Game Show! The daytime edition for the students is on Friday morning, May 16, but the evening Family Challenge has been moved to Tuesday, June 17, from 7-8:30pm. This family night game show is one of our most fun activities, so please save the date and try to make it!

Finally, next Thursday, May 15, is the annual PTA Board election, to be held at the May PTA meeting. Please come and vote for your 2014-15 PTA Executive Board.

See you at school!

Full-Day District 26 Anti-Bullying Conference

“Identifying, Understanding and Addressing Bullying & Cyberbullying” is a special conference being held for District 26 educators, administrators, and parents on Wednesday, February 26, from 8 am to 3 pm. Please see the attached flyer for details.

A Busy Week Before Winter Break!

Dear Families,

This is the last week before our winter break, and there’s a lot going on!

- Don’t forget to send in your child’s selection for the afterschool self-sustaining program. The flyer (2014 Self-sustaining Program Spring) is on the site if you need it.
- Tuesday evening is Parent ELA Night, when all the secrets of the English Language Assessment will be revealed. The session is from 6:30 to 8pm. Details are on the flyer (2014 ELA night).
- Thursday evening is Ms. Cilla’s Valentine Craft Workshop from 7-9 pm. You and your child can create a LOVE BUG craft together! Registration form is here:  2014 Valentine Workshop.
- Also Thursday evening, there is a special meeting for parents who have questions or concerns about changes to the gifted and talented program, and the admissions process. See the  handout with information about the meeting: 2014 GT Meeting Feb13

- Friday is a big day – not only is it the last day before the break, it’s also:
Valentine’s Day
The 100th Day of School
RED Day (wear red!)
The Valentine’s Day Bake Sale
Please bring in your donated baked goods in the morning, and remember to give your child a few dollars to spend on treats. As usual, there will be alternatives to the sweet treats (new Smencils in new scents, like cotton candy and bubble gum!) – it wouldn’t be a bake sale without them.

Please don’t forget to fill out your Volunteer Form for this year’s International Night. This is perhaps our school’s best night, and it takes an army of volunteers to make it work. Remember, due to overcrowding ticket sales will be limited. Volunteers will be able to purchase tickets directly. If there are any tickets remaining after the volunteers have claimed theirs, they will be made available via lottery. Don’t get locked out! The sign-up form is available on the web site.2014 INTERNATIONAL NIGHT Volunteer

Finally, please do join your fellow parents for this year’s special PTA Dinner Dance – send in your reservation form if you haven’t yet done so. This is a terrific evening each year, where parents and teachers get to mingle, dine, and dance like adults – no kids! If you haven’t attended in the past, please consider it this year (singles and couples welcome).

See you at school!
Your PTA Executive Board

Events Update: Week of January 27

Dear Families,

The snow played a bit of havoc with the schedule last week, so here’s what you need to know for this week:

- Family Math Night has been rescheduled to tomorrow night, Monday the 27th, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Come on down to the school auditorium for grade-by-grade workshops that will help you find out more about how your child is learning math.

- Tuesday night is the IEP workshop, starting at 7pm.

- Wednesday night is the Fifth Grade Theater Arts performance – bring your stars to the school at 6:45 pm SHARP (no earlier, no later). The show starts promptly at 7 and will be over by 7:30.

- Friday is “Change Your Name Day” at school – remind your children to think of what alternate identity they’d like to assume for a day.

See you at school!
Your PTA Executive Board

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