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.

 

Welcome Back!

colored-pencils-crayons-school_4460x4460

As the 2017-2018 school year truly kicks off, we hope your children are getting off to a great start!

A few important things to make sure you’ve checked off your list:

  • School Lunch is now free for everyone! However, to help keep this and other programs funded, our children still need you to complete and return the lunch application form (or fill it in online at nyc.applyforlunch.com).
  • If you haven’t already, please fill out and return your child(ren)’s Blue Cards as soon as possible. It’s critical that the school has the most up to date information on file.
  • Make sure you’ve reviewed and returned the tear-off portions of all applicable permission forms sent home on the first day of school (neighborhood walks, physical education, field trip policy, dismissal policy, religious instruction, etc.)
  • Please complete and return your contact information for inclusion in your child’s class list as soon as possible. This list will help you if you need to contact other students and their families regarding homework or other questions, and provides your Class Parents with a means of reaching you regarding class news, events, or funds collections. The list will ONLY be shared with families in your child’s class and the teacher.

Best wishes to all for a great year ahead! Stay tuned for news on our first Parents’ Association meeting.

The PS99 Parents’ Association

 

Stock up and drop off! School Supply Lists

joe-shillington-240205_Pencils_reduced
Make sure you’re ready for the first day – click here to see school supply lists for 2017-2018 for all grades on the PS99 school site.

Remember to place all items in a bag or box, and label that package with your child’s name and class code! Individual items don’t need to be labeled with names or subjects – your child’s teacher will help with that.

Avoid having little ones carry heavy bags on the first day by dropping your child’s supply package off at PS99 any morning from August 28 – September 1, or September 5 – 6, between 8:30am-11:00am.

Parent Advisory Board

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

We hope you are having a wonderful day. Here is some information from the Borough President:

The Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to the next Parent Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall, Room 200 located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY. We will host several guest speakers during the program focusing on New York City public school students with special needs and their rights, as well as students with individualized education programs (IEPs).

Parent Advisory Board letter

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!

Cute child smiling and pointing at you
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!

Cute boy reading book in library
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).

 

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Some ideas to celebrate poets and poetry could be to memorize a poem, read a poem a day, or learn about a poet. For more ideas please check out poets.org. There are also several events in Manhattan. Let us know if you recommend a kid-friendly event in Queens!

If you open the PDF version of Maira Kalman’s poetry poster you’ll be linked to a different poem for each image.  

Please also mark your calendars for our monthly Parents’ Association meeting on Wednesday, April 26th, and enjoy your Spring Break!

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.