P.S. 154 News & Information

Posted on August 29, 2014 : News




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 will need to go on line as well and complete it again this year even if there were no changes to your information.

This year we are asking permission to share information such as home address & emails with our PTA & Teachers to help create our Class Lists and improve on school communications.  Please note Yes or No to the first question to share your information.  Emergency contacts and health care information are never shared.

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 dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov or 718 768 0057.


Posted on August 28, 2014 : News

It’s been a long summer of construction crews, but we’re finally seeing the light… and the very shiny floors!  Our first day of school is September 4, 2014.  We are getting ready to see our students’ bright faces.

Are you wondering where to go on your first day?  Please read the linked document all the way through to find out about our NEW arrival and dismissal procedures for the first two days and throughout the school year.

~Remember, when you are visiting our school you must sign in with Agent White and then go directly to the main office to check in before proceeding to any classroom.~

Click Here: 2014-2015 Arrival -Dismissal Schedule-with construction

Posted on August 19, 2014 : News

The first day of school is just around the corner and we can’t wait to see you!  Please continue to have patience with us as we are under construction. We hope to be back in the main office next week. If you need us, please call the main number at 718-768-0057 starting Monday, August 25th to see when we will be available.

While you have a few weeks left, take some time to consider how you can help our PTA this year.   Our first PTA meeting is September 23rd at 6pm where our PTA and Mr. Havlik will give presentations on what to expect this year. At that time we will vote in some volunteers to fill these two very important Executive Board positions:

Recording Secretary:
The secretary mainly takes notes at our PTA meetings (general and executive board) and will type the minutes for our files. If you find that you are always at the meetings (check out the meeting dates on our school calendar on the web site) and want to get involved this is a great position for you!
We are unable to have a PTA without the Recording Secretary so we truly are in desperate need.

Treasurer Elect:
The Treasurer Elect will assist the Treasurer in all matters of financial managment of the PTA. These duties will include, but aren’t limited to banking, expense report processing, and counting money from our events. If you’re happy counting, this is the volunteer position for you!

Please email our PTA president Abbly Planaca at abbypalancapta@gmail.com if you are interested or would just like to know more about these PTA volunteer positions.

And finally, we are still waiting for the individual state test scores to be made available on ARIS.  The DOE now hopes to have them up by the end of this month.


Posted on August 13, 2014 : News

For our 4th - 5th grade families: Individual student results on the NY State exams should be available on ARIS starting the afternoon of Thursday, August 14th.

Click here for more information: https://arisparentlink.org/parentlink

~ We’re still under construction, so please continue to be patient if you are trying to reach anyone at the school. You can call the school at 718-768-0057, then press 1 to reach our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger. You can also email at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov. ~



Posted on July 29, 2014 : News

~We’re still under construction, so please continue to be patient if you are trying to reach anyone at the school.  You can call the school at 718-768-0057, then press 1 to reach our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger.  You can also email at dwattenbarger@schools.nyc.gov

School Supply Lists for 2014-2015

If you didn’t get the chance to order supplies through the PTA, please take a look at the lists below to make sure you are ready for the Fall.   You can also visit www.buildakit.net to order supplies.  The kit(s) will then ship directly to your home address within 7-10 business days.  You may receive the printed list from your teachers in the mail, but it should be the same as what is listed here.

Kindergarten 2014-2015; 1st Grade 2014-2015; 2nd Grade 2014-2015; 3rd Grade 2014-2015; 4th Grade 2014-2015; 5th Grade 2014-2015

A few things to note if you are ordering supplies or going out to Staples and/or Target to purchase them individually:
  • Please label all items with your child’s name.
  • You don’t need to find the exact brand name that is listed, just make sure it’s a similar product.
  • Not everything needs to come in on the first day.

PS 154 · 1625 11th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 · phone: 718.768.0057 · fax: 718.832.2573