October, 2014

Hello P.S. 144 Families, and happy October! We have a lot going on this month, and we hope you'll join us!

WE WANT YOU! As we work on our fundraising for the school year, we have identified the most important part of every effort—YOU! You have talents, ideas, and industry connections that can help us create successful experiences for the kids, acquire hot auction items, and link us to grant opportunities.

Please take a moment to fill out our survey and let us know more about you: PA144 Talent Survey Or, come to any meeting to talk to us directly.

October Events:

Picture Day is October 14. Children will pose for group and individual pictures. If you'd like to buy a package, send in your payment on the 14th. More info at http://www.pa144.com/pictureday.html.

Our Yard Sale is October 18 from 10 AM-3 PM. You can shop for free or rent a 10x10 space for $30 ($35 after October 15) to sell your gently used items. Goodwill Industries is sending a truck to accept donations of some unsold items (please read the list of what they do and do not accept: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/8c6ce8c1f50efb0bff21da9ae/files/Goodwill_List.pdf). If you'd like to come sell, the registration form is available here: http://www.pa144.com/yardsale.html

Our annual Halloween Spooktacular is coming up on October 25! Let us know if you can help out—we need decorators, game runners, and all kinds of people to make this party fun: http://www.pa144.com/halloween.html

Our next P.A. Meeting is also our Middle School Fair (October 20th at 6:30 PM). We'll have a short business meeting followed by a presentation from local schools: if you've got an upper grader, it's worth staying until the end!

Thanks for your support of our school, as always!

Sandra Tharas

Rosanne Gangi-Gaertner

WANTED: Our staff room can always use your older (but working) air conditioners, microwave ovens, toaster ovens, and coffee makers. Let us know if we can give your old appliances a new home!


Show your interest and support by attending the general PA meetings beginning at 6:30 during the school year in the school cafeteria. (learn more...)


The P.A. is YOUR school association and a forum to address parents concerns within the school. We are only as strong as our membership and a strong P.A. leads to a better education for our children.



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