May 2015

Hello all! The P.S. 144 family has voted, and the results are in! Thank you to all who ran and showed their dedication and leadership—we are fortunate to have so many involved and caring parents.

Our P.A. executive board for the 2015-16 school year:
Shawn Grant & Jodie Lasoff-Licata, Co-Presidents
Jamie Abbell, Vice President
Vincent Lobaccaro & MariaClaudia Lora Montano, Co-Treasurers
Stella Xu, Corresponding Secretary
Laura Lobaccaro, Recording Secretary

Our SLT Parent Representatives are as follows:
Jennifer Furman, 2015-16
Samantha Pujol, 2015-17
Jennifer Swanson, 2014-16
Sandra Tharas, 2014-16
Stella Xu, 2015-17
Designated P.A. President Seat (TBD)
Final seat to be determined by runoff election

Runoff Election. Please return on Monday June 8 to vote on the final SLT seat (7:45-8:15 AM or 2:00-2:45 PM in the schoolyard, 7:00-7:30 PM in the cafeteria). Our candidates are Tomer Peer and Frederick Yee.

Visit https://gallery.mailchimp.com/8c6ce8c1f50efb0bff21da9ae/files/Elections_2015_01.pdf to review their personal statements.

Green Team Carnival! The PS 144 Green Team is sponsoring a carnival tomorrow and Friday (May 21-22) with games made of reused and recyclable items (and gently used prizes). If any extra parent helpers are available, we'll be in the gym throughout the day. Even an hour or your time can help give the kids a fun day while learning how to lighten their footprint on the planet.

After School Survey. Our After School Program Committee has started to discuss next year's programming with the school. We would love to hear from you on our current portfolio of classes, as well as elicit feedback on changes we are considering. Please take a few minutes and complete our survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h6b7k-gX-O6G0WDk0ot82HBmmOtPaqw_aKa_vCCdU9w/edit

Memorial Day Parade. This year, P.S. 144 will be represented by marchers at the annual Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade, held on May 24 on Metropolitan Avenue. If you are interested in joining the parade, please contact Laura & Vincent Lobaccaro at vlobaccaro@gmail.com to arrange for meet-up location and parade times or sign-up at our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575399802729334

Staff Appreciation. On June 9, our Parents' Association will give back to our wonderful staff with a special luncheon for our teachers. We collect funds to support catering, but would also accept donations of beverages, desserts, and treats. Contact Jeanne Kwok if you would like to participate by helping out at the event, shopping, or cooking, or send donations (cash or check made out to the P.A. of P.S. 144) in an envelope marked "Staff Appreciation."

Many thanks as always for your support!

Rosanne & Sandra


Show your interest and support by attending the general PA meetings beginning at 7:00pm 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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