P.S. 154 News & Information
2 More Weeks!
We hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. We are busy getting ready for our staff, students, and families to return. Here are a few reminders of important dates & information…
- Registration for After School Enrichment Clubs & Extended Day is now open: http://ps154.org/after-school/
- Kindergarten Meet & Greet sponsored by our PTA – Saturday, August 29 from 10am – 12pm at Vanderbilt Playground. Contact Allison Eisen-Kiener for more information here: email@example.com
- 1st Day of School – September 9, 2015 at 8:20am. Stay tuned for more information on arrival and dismissal procedures.
- Don’t forget to complete your blue card here: http://ps154.org/students/blue-card/
Each year you must complete two “Blue Cards” (they are literally blue) with contact and health information about your child(ren). Here at PS 154, we have created an online form that is more efficient at capturing the “Blue Card” data. This on line process is much easier for you to complete than the paper form. We are asking everyone to do this on-line. (Returning families who completed this last school year need to fill it in again for this year, even if there were no changes.)
This year we are asking permission to share some information such as home address & emails with our PTA & Teachers to improve on communications and help create our Class Lists. Please note Yes or No to the first question if you would like to share your information. Emergency contacts and health care information is always kept private.
Go to: http://ps154.org/students/blue-card/ and follow the instructions.
The benefits of filling in the online form (vs. the paper “Blue Card”) are:
- You only have to fill in one form for up to 3 children (instead of 2 cards per child)
- The information will be printed and legible, making it easier for us to contact you
- We can create an electronic roster so we can more easily match parent names to children
Of course, you may still ask the office for physical “Blue Cards”, fill them in and return them to school.
For privacy reasons, all information other than email addresses and child’s class and grade (if you sign up for notices) will be taken offline after we have printed the “Blue Cards”, and all information will always be password protected.
If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718 768 0057.
Letters were sent out yesterday and today. All Kindergarten letters were mailed out via regular USPS mail. Letters were sent out through USPS for any student we did not receive an email for (even if you are getting this email, if you didn’t specifically give us an email for summer letters then the letter went home via regular mail). Email Debby Wattenbarger next week if you do not receive a letter by then.
State Test Scores
State tests in Math and ELA are administered in 3rd – 8th grade. The scores from 2014 are now listed on your child’s NYC Schools Account. If you have questions about NYC Schools Account, please email Debby Wattenbarger directly.
Stay cool…and stay posted for more information here as we get closer to the 1st day of school on September 9, 2015.
We’re about half way through the hot summer. We hope you’re enjoying your time away from school with family and friends. We’re getting ready to send out our summer letters. If you did not give us your email for receiving the letters digitally, there is still time. All Kindergarten letters will be mailed out through USPS. Letters will be sent out through USPS for any student we have not received an email for.
Please email Debby Wattenbarger, email@example.com, the following information:
Child’s Full Name (and siblings)
Soon after we send out the summer letters, we will be requesting your on-line blue card information. So stay tuned for that as well.
And, have you heard? The Fall Catalogue for After School is coming soon. Registration will be open August 26th at 9am.
NYC Schools Account
Parents can now register online for their NYC Schools Account.
NYC Schools Account replaces the old ARIS system. You will be able to view your child’s attendance, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet. Test scores are not on the accounts at this time, but will be viewable through your child’s NYC Schools Account
For more information on the NYC Schools Accounts, go HERE.
Last Day is a 1/2 Day!
And as a reminder, our last day is tomorrow, June 26th. We will be dismissing at noon. Don’t forget to pick up your children!