Weekly Wrap Up

-Congratulations to all of our Pre-K and Kindergarten students who celebrated with year end performances this week!

-Last night two of our tireless parent volunteers were recognized for their efforts by the CEC. Thank you for all that you do, Maria Scoloveno (Christopher and Guiliana) and Ilyse Sisolak (Mackenzie.)

-Our AEA Parents Night Out is tomorrow! We are looking forward to a chance to mingle, relax, and get creative. It’s not too late to sign up. We still have six spots remaining, so grab a friend and join the fun!! Please email 303pta@gmail.com to RSVP and you can pay at the door.

Win Mets Tickets! Parents Night Out

Breaking News! Anyone who has registered and paid for our Parents’ Night Out by Thursday, May 26 will be entered to win 4 tickets to the Mets/Dodgers game THIS Saturday Night in the Citi Pavillion section! A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday.

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Special thanks to Rebecca C.’s mom for the donation!

Parents Night Out!

Our Parents’ Night Out is right around the corner on Saturday, June 4! If you haven’t registered yet, please send in your forms/checks this week. We are looking forward to a great night of painting, cocktails, and some fun raffle items. Please join us!

 

Monday Memo

-This Wednesday is School Nurse Appreciation Day! Let’s celebrate Nurse Yana but surprising her with notes and goodies. Please send in a card, a box of tissues, a bottle of hand sanitizer, or a box of bandages with your child on Wedesday morning!

-We are so looking forward to our Parents’ Night Out with the ArtNest on Saturday, June 4! Attendance will be capped at 30 people, so don’t forget to send in your registration form ASAP. If you have any questions, please email us at 303pta@gmail.com

-The student-led Gallery Walk is this Thursday afternoon/evening. The children are very excited to share their work with you!

 

Have a fabulous week!

 

Weekly Wrap-Up

Thank you all for your generous outpouring of items for the teacher’s goody cart today. The spread was amazing and the teachers were so surprised and grateful!

-Annual elections were held at last night’s PTA meeting. The new SLT member is Ivy Kwong. President is Katy Chiu, Treasurer is Emma Symons, and our new secretary is Henny Maddox. Thank you to everyone for your involvement.

-If you are interested in attending our Parent’s Night Out on Saturday, June 4 (and we hope you are!), please submit your registration as soon as possible! It should be a great evening!

-Warmer weather is just around the corner (please, please, please!) A few things to keep in mind:

  • no open-toed shoes
  • floor length skirts and dresses are a tripping hazard, especially on stairs
  • please wear shorts under skirts and dresses for comfort and playground safety (hot slides, etc.)
  • shoulder straps should be at least three fingers wide

-As the air conditioners kick on for the season, some rooms may be quite cool. Even in the warmest weather, all children are encouraged to bring a sweater or light jacket to leave at school for the week.

We hope you have a pleasant and at least partly-sunny weekend!

Reminders!

-Please remember that our May PTA meeting is tonight at 7pm in the Cafe. Annual board elections will be held. There is currently a vacancy for PTA Secretary and one SLT position. If you would like to be considered, you must be in attendance tonight!

-The meeting will be preceded by a parents’ workshop with our school social worker at 6:30.

-If you signed up to donate items for the Teacher’s Goody Cart tomorrow you are welcome to drop them off with me at pick up today or at the PTA meeting tonight. We are expecting rain tomorrow morning, but you can still bring them then as well.

Thank you!

Monday Memo

We hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break!

-SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, June 4th we will be collaborating with The Art Nest to host an AEA Parent’s Night Out. From 6:30-9 we will enjoy cocktails, snacks, and create our own original art work. The cost will be $40/person. Please look for registration information this week in your child’s communication folder.

-This Thursday there will be a Town Hall Meeting regarding school safety at 2:30pm. All are encouraged to attend.

-Our next PTA meeting is this Thursday in the Cafe. First we will have a parent’s workshop at 6:30, followed by the general meeting and elections for next year’s PTA board/SLT. Babysitting will be provided and we hope to see you all there!

– It’s that time! You can now preorder school supplies for next year. They will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom before the first day of school. This is super convenient for both your family and your teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week- Sign Up!

We hope you have all had an incredible Spring Break!!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. You should have all received information from you Class Parents about some ways your families can participate.

Next Friday we will be stocking a Treat Cart for the teachers to fill their own goody bags. Please sign up to contribute items here. You can bring your items to school on Friday morning (May 6) at drop off.

Please keep in mind that all items should be individually packaged so that teachers may easily fill their goody bags!

Thank you!

 

Reminder! Join the PTA Board/SLT

Dear Fellow Parents,

We are all committed to helping our children to be happy and successful at school – and research shows that children do better academically and gain self-esteem when their parents are involved both at home and at school. One of the greatest ways to be involved at The Academy for Excellence through the Arts/PS303Q is to become an active member of our PTA Board.

The PTA Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations for PTA Board positions as well as for members of the School Leadership Team (SLT) for the 2016-2017 school year. The PTA positions have one year terms and will be held from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The 1 SLT positions have a two year term and will be held from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

The positions are described on the back of this flyer. Please take a look and consider nominating yourself or someone else to the PTA Board.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, or if you are interested in one of the positions described below, please send an e-mail to RPCabonargi@gmail.com, Judyerna@msn.com, or N.Jacob80@gmail.com by April 20th. Elections will be conducted during the May 5th PTA meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to speak before the election if they choose.

We hope you will consider becoming an active Board member of the PTA. Thank you for helping all of our children have the best early education experience possible.

Sincerely,

Rebekah Cabonargi, Judy Bruemmer, and Naresh Jacob

Nominating Committee

PTA of AEA/PS303Q

Description of PTA Positions Currently Open for Nomination

President (or Co-Presidents) Estimated time commitment: 2 hours per week

Meets regularly with other members of the PTA Board; plans agendas and conducts all PTA meetings; provides leadership and guidance to various PTA committees; is one of the signatories on PTA checks; attends all meetings of the district presidents’ council; and attends School Leadership Team meetings. If Co-Presidents are elected, the Board members in consultation with the membership determine which Co-President will serve on the SLT and which will serve as the school representative to the District Presidents’ Council.

Treasurer Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per week

Responsible for all financial affairs and PTA funds; maintains neat and orderly records of income and expenditures; prepares and delivers monthly updates to membership on PTA financial status; and completes financial reports in January and June to be filed with the Principal.

Secretary Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per week

Maintains the official record (minutes) of all PTA proceedings; keeps track of all motions and votes; prepares agendas, sign-in sheets, and meeting notices; prepares and distributes the minutes of previous PTA meetings; and maintains all correspondence received on behalf of the PTA.

School Leadership Team Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per month

In December 1996, amendments to the New York State Education Law required the Chancellor to take steps to ensure that SLTs were in place in every New York City Public School. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. SLTs are a vehicle for developing school-based educational policies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effect on student achievement.

Meetings are conducted monthly at 7:15 am at AEA/PS303. SLT representatives (consisting of six parents and six teachers) attend all meetings and communicate the proceedings to the PTA.

If you have any questions about any of the positions, please feel free to contact Rebekah: RPCabonargi@gmail.com, Judy: Judyerna@msn.com, or Naresh: N.Jacob80@gmail.com.

Join The PTA Board!

 

Dear Fellow Parents,

We are all committed to helping our children to be happy and successful at school – and research shows that children do better academically and gain self-esteem when their parents are involved both at home and at school. One of the greatest ways to be involved at The Academy for Excellence through the Arts/PS303Q is to become an active member of our PTA Board.

The PTA Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations for PTA Board positions as well as for members of the School Leadership Team (SLT) for the 2016-2017 school year.  The PTA positions have one year terms and will be held from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The 1 SLT positions have a two year term and will be held from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

The positions are described on the back of this flyer. Please take a look and consider nominating yourself or someone else to the PTA Board.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, or if you are interested in one of the positions described below, please send an e-mail to RPCabonargi@gmail.com, Judyerna@msn.com, or N.Jacob80@gmail.com by April 20th.  Elections will be conducted during the May 5th PTA meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to speak before the election if they choose.

We hope you will consider becoming an active Board member of the PTA. Thank you for helping all of our children have the best early education experience possible.

Sincerely,

Rebekah Cabonargi, Judy Bruemmer, and Naresh Jacob

Nominating Committee

PTA of AEA/PS303Q

 

Description of PTA Positions Currently Open for Nomination

President (or Co-Presidents) Estimated time commitment: 2 hours per week

Meets regularly with other members of the PTA Board; plans agendas and conducts all PTA meetings; provides leadership and guidance to various PTA committees; is one of the signatories on PTA checks; attends all meetings of the district presidents’ council; and attends School Leadership Team meetings.  If Co-Presidents are elected, the Board members in consultation with the membership determine which Co-President will serve on the SLT and which will serve as the school representative to the District Presidents’ Council.

Treasurer   Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per week

Responsible for all financial affairs and PTA funds; maintains neat and orderly records of income and expenditures; prepares and delivers monthly updates to membership on PTA financial status; and completes financial reports in January and June to be filed with the Principal.

Secretary   Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per week

Maintains the official record (minutes) of all PTA proceedings; keeps track of all motions and votes; prepares agendas, sign-in sheets, and meeting notices; prepares and distributes the minutes of previous PTA meetings; and maintains all correspondence received on behalf of the PTA.

School Leadership Team Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per month

In December 1996, amendments to the New York State Education Law required the Chancellor to take steps to ensure that SLTs were in place in every New York City Public School. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. SLTs are a vehicle for developing school-based educational policies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effect on student achievement.

Meetings are conducted monthly at 7:15 am at AEA/PS303. SLT representatives (consisting of six parents and six teachers) attend all meetings and communicate the proceedings to the PTA.

If you have any questions about any of the positions, please feel free to contact Rebekah: RPCabonargi@gmail.com, Judy: Judyerna@msn.com, or Naresh: N.Jacob80@gmail.com.