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!
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Poems may be handwritten or typed, and again—they’re optional. Thanks!
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.
The next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, January 31. That’s next week! Join us for a casual dinner in the main lobby, starting at 6pm. Business (fun, never usual) starts at 6:30. Kids are welcome—supervision and homework passes will be available.
Did you know that the PS 295 Library is run entirely by parent volunteers?
We would really love to have some more volunteers to help relieve some of the burden from our regulars. We welcome volunteers to work during school hours to help with circulation (this every other week all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.) We also need help with shelving and book processing. This can be done as needed and outside of school hours. We would also like to expand our scope to set up more author visits and run our Summer Reading program.
Please contact Katrina Motch at email@example.com or 347-683-1376 to volunteer.
Although we all look forward to precious time with loved ones over the holidays, it can also be a financially stressful time since the grocery bill is much higher when school meals are not in the picture. Every year before the holidays, Sergio coordinates a grocery gift card collection and distributes cards to families who could use help with their grocery bill over the break. After a call out on the Yahoo Group, we were able to raise $875. Thank you to Sergio and Tina Habib for collecting donations, and to everyone who donated.
And we want to thank you for your coats! Sergio runs our annual coat drive mid-November to December 31. Because of your generosity, families will be warmer, healthier and safer over the remaining months of winter. While the drive has ended, you can still donate a coat this week and next at the New York Cares warehouse: 157 West 31st Street (between 6th and 7th Aves). They will be open from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Simply dial 646- 801-4022 upon arrival and a staff member will be there to greet you. Anyone in need of a coat can pick one up from a Coat Drive Walk-In Center. Find a center here: https://www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive/walk-in.
It’s time to brush up on the Robin Hood story and Little Red Riding Hood and lots of other fairy tales and nursery rhymes! We’ve all seen fractured fairy tales before, but never quite like this one, which takes a hilarious detour through Robin Hood’s Nottingham and Sherwood Forest! Our school play Little Red Robin Hood is coming up right after the winter break! Mark your calendars Wednesday, January 11th and Thursday, January 12th at 7pm in the auditorium.
Volunteer request: Attention parents of any grade- please let us know if you would like to volunteer to help the play. You don’t have to have a theater or design background, but if you do, we want you too! If you have that yearning to work with children in theater, and you think you may want to dive deeper into continuing to work with the drama program in future years, this is a great place to start and give a hand volunteering for the show! Many of our current parent volunteers have 5th grade children and so we need to pass the baton to a new group of theatrical volunteers! If you can help, please email our parent liaison for the show, Juli Southwell: firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know when and what you’d like to do–anything from wardrobe to ticket sales to backstage or usher help. We’ll take all the help we can get! Saturday, January 7th we’ll need especially wardrobe help and the nights of the show January 11th and 12th from 5:30pm on we need lots of help! Thank you!!