Happy April! We know you are looking forward to spring break, but there’s still a lot going on at PS 144. Here’s what’s happening.
This is why we fundraise. This month, our kids are getting the following classes, funded by the PA.
K: Together in Dance and Music With Betina continue, special class with Bricks for Kids coming in May!
1: Music with Betina
2: Architecture of the Neighborhood with Marquis Studios
3: Music with Betina--culminating event 4/29
4: The Broadway Class: Beatles and Beyond, culminating event May 24
5: Music with Betina, DNA Learning STEM residency begins May 3
•Club 144, May 3, 6:30-8:30. Email email@example.com to help decorate, sell concessions, or clean up. On line SignUp is coming soon!
•Super Saturday, May 18. We need lots of help this day! To help decorate for the talent show, sell tickets, help wrangle acts, or to help sell concessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To help sell raffle tickets or to help put class baskets together, email email@example.com. To help the Teacher Experiences Silent Auction team with the behind the scenes work setting up and following through with winners, email firstname.lastname@example.org. On line SignUps are coming soon!
•Science Fest, June 1. If you are interested in selling concessions, running a booth, or helping set up or clean up, email email@example.com. On line SignUp is coming after spring break.
•Bi-Annual Auction/Raffle Committee: We need a team to put together our Bi-Annual Raffle or Auction Fundraiser. We have lots of information to get you started, but we can’t hold this important $20,000 fundraiser without your help. If you would like more information about what is involved and what resources we have to get you started, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As of April 1, 18% of our families have donated, and annual giving is at $27,518. Our goal is to have at least 50% of our families contribute to our Annual Giving campaign. This campaign, together with our other fundraising efforts, provides much of the arts education our children receive, as well as enrichment in social studies, STEM, and mindfulness and stress management. To give online, visit our brand new website! https://www.pa144.com/apps/pages/annualgiving
It’s time to select our Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year. Our nominations committee is accepting nominations for President, Vice President of Annual Giving, Vice President of After School, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Communications Secretary, and for Parent Representatives to the School Leadership Team. Watch for a flyer this week with job descriptions. We encourage you to submit your nominations before spring break, but nominations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on May 10. Elections will be held at PS 144 on May 20.
April 9: Raising a Beautiful Child, PS 144, 7 PM
April 19-26: Spring Break
May 1-2: NY State Math Test
May 3: Club 144 Dance party, grades 3-5, 6:30-8:30
May 14: Meet the Teacher night
May 14: Career Day May 18: Super Saturday! 12:30-5:00 PM Talent Show, Teacher Experiences Silent Auction, Class Basket Raffle
May 20: Elections for 2019-2020 Executive Board, 2019-2021 SLT terms
Our mission is to provide maximum educational opportunities for all children at P.S. 144 through an environment which nurtures children and families, maximizes opportunities for individual growth and encourages mutual involvement, responsibility and accountability of the school, home and community. As a school focusing on integrating arts and technology throughout our curriculum, we are dedicated to preparing youngsters for life in the 21st century through literacy, telecommunications, scientific investigations and social interactions enhanced by collaborations with museums and other cultural institutions. We will work with our partners to open doors to the world of the arts for our school community.