Reminder: Tomorrow

Meet the TeacherMeet your child’s teacher and learn more about this year’s curriculum by attending one of the class information sessions Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13!

Session 1: 4:30-5:30 pm
OR
Session 2: 6:00-7:00 pm

Note that this is a general information session and teachers will not have the opportunity to meet with you individually about your child during this time. As always, you may send a note to your child’s teacher at any time if you wish to connect on a specific issue.

Little ones may get antsy during the presentation, so we encourage you to leave young children at home to get the most out of this event.

 

April PA Meeting

PA Elections in May

Would you like to be a part of the Parents’ Association Executive Board?  Elections are coming up and we need you!

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Our kids need you!

How to deal with stress and parenting

Meara Beirne, LMSW, Child and Family Therapist, and mom of 3, presents at our April meeting (tomorrow, 4/26/2017 at 6:30pm) on how to help your child deal with anxiety and stay grounded during uncertain times.

 

 

The Book Fair is coming!

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Encourage your child’s love of reading!

The Parents’ Association 2017 Book Fair is coming up in May!

The Annex dates are May 8th, 9th, and 10th, and the Main Building dates are May 15th, 16th, and 17th. The 17th is also parent-teacher conferences, so you can also shop that evening!

You can also shop online!

Annex, May 8-10:

K-2 parents, buy books online and see how close we are to our goal: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ps099kewgardensschool1

To volunteer at the Annex, please click here.

Main Building, May 15-17:

Grades 3-6, buy books online and see how close we are to our goal: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ps099kewgardensschool

To volunteer at the Main Building, please click here.

 

Be sure to give your children extra money for tax, in addition to the price of the book(s).

 

Attention 2nd Grade Parents

This is an exciting year for our 2nd Grade Students! Next year, they will move from the Annex Building to the Main Building. Parents and guardians of the 2nd Grade Students are invited to attend the 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony on June 27, 2017 in the main building auditorium. Following the ceremony, a light breakfast will be served in the main building‘s cafeteria.
We need your help to make the 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony a huge success!

Dues: Consistent with previous years, dues will remain $20. They will help cover the cost of the Moving Up Ceremony Breakfast, T-shirt & Goodie Bag. Additional donations help support all PS99 classes. To ensure secure collection of money, please send in a $20 money order made payable to the PS99 Parents’ Association. No checks please! We will provide receipts. 
T-shirt Order: All 2nd Grade Students will receive a T-shirt. You have two options for completing the form. Please go to http://www.ps99parents.org/2nd-grade and fill out the online form. This is our second time using an online form at PS99. If you use the online form and experience any issues, please email us for assistance.  

More information about the 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be sent out closer to the event. We look forward to working together to make this a memorable time for the 2016-2017 2nd Grade Class! 

 Please contact us with any questions at PS99queens.pa@gmail.com. 

Queens Borough President’s Parent Board

A message from Monica Gutierrez, Education Director, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz:

The Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to her next meeting of the Parent Advisory Board that will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY – Room 200. All parents and educators are invited to attend this informative meeting. We will host a presentation by the School Construction Authority (SCA) on the proposed 2015-2019 Five-year Capital Plan. In addition, the Department of Education (DOE) Division of Family and Community Engagement will explain how parents can become involved with the Community Education Councils (CECs).

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School Construction Authority

Two guest speakers from the School Construction Authority will present the SCA 2015-2019 Five-year Capital Plan. Ben Goodman is the Manager of Community Relations and handles Queens’ community boards within School Districts 27, 28, and 29. Michael Mirisola is the Director of External Affairs and handles Queens’ community boards within School Districts 24, 25, 26, and 30. The SCA presentation will detail plans to create new school facilities and to improve infrastructure of existing buildings. In addition, the planned distribution of funding to meet local and City requirements will be expanded upon. This plan will invest in the future of New York City’s public schools, as we continue to work to address issues of overcrowding and to prepare for enrollment growth.

Principals, Parent Coordinators, PTA/PA Parents, and Educators will be able to ask questions and express their construction needs for their school as well as find out why some projects submitted were funded and why others were not.

School District Community Education Council (CEC)

Ayesha George is the Parent Leadership Liaison in the Division of Family and Community Engagement at the DOE. Ms. George will explain the process of applying for a position on a School District Community Education Council (CEC) and demonstrate the role of CECs in passing education resolutions and providing funding to public schools. Each CEC oversees a community school district that includes public elementary, intermediate, and junior high schools.

RSVP

The meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP via email at education@queensbp.org or via phone at 718-286-2850.

Daily News/City Harvest Food Drive

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City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered for 34 years to host the largest food drive in New York City. Last year, NYC students collected and donated more than 200,000 pounds of non-perishable foods!

Bring in your canned and boxed goods from Thursday, December 1st through Friday, December 16th. The most needed items are:

  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • canned proteins (for example, tuna or beans)
  • peanut butter (plastic jars, please)
  • macaroni and cheese (packaged)
  • hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)

Note: City Harvest cannot accept unlabeled or dented cans, open packaging, products that need to be refrigerated homemade foods, or expired products.

Photo Credits: City Harvest Daily News 2016 Food Drive Kickoff

 

School Trips and Upcoming Events

School Trips

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Ms. Folgio sent home the December newsletter in which she reminded parents of the new NYC Office of School Health’s policy regarding school trips.  The Office of School Health is a joint program of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Department of Education (DOE).

When a student who requires medication attends a trip, a school trip nurse or a parent/guardian must attend to the assist the student, otherwise the trip must be cancelled. School trip nurses are requested but are not guaranteed.  Classroom teachers will reach out to the parents of students who need to be accompanied prior to making payment for the trip.

Events

There are several upcoming events to recognize student achievement and to celebrate the holidays.  Check out our calendar for details!

Knicks tickets!

Are you interested in reduced-price Knicks tickets?  MSG has provided PS99 with a group discount on tickets for the game on Sunday, November 6th vs. Utah. There will be an anti-bullying message during the game so this will be a very family-friendly game.

Tickets for the 200 level and 400 level usually cost between $100 and $125, but as a District 28 family you can get 200 level tickets for $43 and 400 level tickets for $25. 

The deadline has passed. Stayed tuned for more opportunities. 

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