Welcome New Executive Committee Members

At this past Tuesday’s PTA meeting we voted in our new Executive Committee members for the coming 2017-2018 school year. Next year’s EC is a dynamic mix of parents new to 295 and parents who have had children in the school for as long as 15 years. We look forward to working with you on the PTA for the 2017-2018 school year!

Co-Presidents: Tamara Damon (incumbent) and Vibha Ciecko
VP Programs and Development: Katrina Motch
VP Parent Engagement: Rebecca Stein (incumbent)
VP Events: Emilio Fontan Jr.
Treasurers: Sara Kunin and Jasmin Castro
Secretaries: Jannelle Gellizeau and Katharine James

And many, many thanks to outgoing members for their leadership, time and commitment: Ellen Cerniglia, Megan Saynisch, Carolyn Stirling, Marielle Anzelone, Lyle Kenny, Tina Habib, Esther Sikorsky and Josh Goldstein. Congratulations on another great year!

 

Spring Arts Festival Needs Volunteers

A beautiful showcase of student art, curated by our very own Ms. Shen, will be presented Friday, June 9 from 5-8pm. Come see your child’s art! This free event will also have music, food, open mic, henna, art projects, sewing, games and our annual Toy Raffle with Super Soakers!

  • We need volunteers. We need people for all shifts in the food area, toy raffle, art projects and games in the courtyard. The shifts are one hour each: 5-6 pm; 6-7 pm; 7-8 pm; set up at 4pm; clean up at 8pm.

    • 3pm - finishing touches for art gallery. Ms. Shen and anyone else who would like to help

    • 4-5pm - set up for food, games, art projects, dj, face painting, henna, sewing

    • 5-8pm - event

    • 8-9 – cleanup

  • Carolyn Stirling has graciously offered to handle all things food related, but she will need parents to work the food area during the event.  As of now we are thinking of doing a bbq — hotdogs and veggie dogs.  I’m asking for any family that is able to bring a side dish to share.

  • We need someone to DJ or manage an iPod playlist, and/or supervise the open mic area (including set up
    • with a speaker system we have in-house.)

    Thank you for helping out! — Jess (Annabelle, 4th & Juliette, 1st) jessica.mabli@gmail.com

Library Open After School on Tuesdays

The library is open after school Tuesday afternoons from 2:40-4:00 pm. Fourth- and fifth-graders are welcome without an adult if they have a signed permission slip on file. They can sign up on Fridays to reserve a spot (limited to up to 25 students). Students from earlier grades are welcome to visit the library at this time with an adult.

 

Earth Day at PS 295- Friday April 21

Earth Day will be celebrated worldwide on April 22, but at PS 295 we will celebrate one day early on Friday April 21. The PTA will be running an in-school project for our celebration on April 21. We will need parent volunteers, so if you would like to join your child and help out, please email Tamara @ tkdamon@gmail.com.

Burning Bright Poetry Submissions Due April 1st.

The annual PS 295 journal of student creativity is now in production! As always, every student at the school will be represented in the book, and every student will receive a free copy. Like last year, this year’s edition will include a piece of artwork for every child, as well as optional poetry for those who choose to submit it. If you’d like to include a poem written by your child in Burning Bright, send it in to your teacher by April 1, 2016, or email it directly to Ms. Shen at pshenribeiro@yahoo.com. Poems may be handwritten or typed, and again—they’re optional.

Fairway Double Points Tuesday March 14th

Every time we shop at Fairway with our Community Partners key card we earn free money for our school. But next Tuesday, March 14th, is Double Points Day at Fairway: a whopping 6% of your total bill gets donated back to PS 295, at no additional cost to the shopper. This time around, Fairway is also holding a fun recipe contest– details in the flyer below!CP_EBLAST_March_2017

Valentine’s Cupcake Friday Was a Huge Success!

A word from the Cupcake Friday Queens: “We are proud to announce that February’s LOVE themed sale was a rocking success! We earned $436 for our amazing PTA and school. Now that’s showing some serious PS295 LOVE!! The Queens want to send our LOVE to all of you! Huge LOVE to the bakers (and buyers) of our sweets! Endless LOVE to our awesome volunteers! And to our customers, all our LOVE! We wouldn’t be Queens without you! We’ll see you all at next month’s Cupcake Friday sale on Friday, March 31st.”

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Burning Bright Poetry Journal Submissions

The annual PS 295 journal of student creativity is now in production! As always, every student at the school will be represented in the book, and every student will receive a free copy. Like last year, this year’s edition will include a piece of artwork for every child, as well as optional poetry for those who choose to submit it. If you’d like to include a poem written by your child in Burning Bright, send it in to your teacher by April 1, 2017, or email it directly to Ms. Shen at pshenribeiro@yahoo.com. Poems may be handwritten or typed, and again—they’re optional. Thanks!

Bagel Bits: Wednesday 2/15

Meet in the gym from 8-8:30 am, and visit your child’sclassroom from  8:30-9:00am. Children will be supervised in the courtyard while you come to the gym to meet with other parents before your class visit.