Spring 2015 After School Class Registration

ptaofps32Registration opens this Monday, March 23rd at 8AM at ps32.org/afterschool  Register on your computer, tablet or phone – it’s easy!

Classes run from March 30th 2015 – June 19th 2015
This session will begin on Monday, March 30 and run till Friday, June 19 There are no after school classes 4/3 through 4/10, 5/13, 5/15, 5/25, 6/4, 6/5, 6/9 and 6/15

If you have any questions or would like to assist in a class to receive a free class for your child please contact Camille Casaretti at afterschool@ps32.org

Click here to view the TENTATIVE Spring 2015 After School Schedule of Classes

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2nd Grade Author Visit, March 26th, 2015

Second Grade Author Visit
Doreen Cronin
Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in the P.S. 32 library

Dear 2nd Graders & Parents,

We are excited to bring award-winning author Doreen Cronin to our library on Thursday, March 26th to speak to our Second Grade classes. Please note, this talk is during school hours and is for the students only but we want to let parents know so they can help their kids get familiar with Doreen’s books before the visit.

During her presentation, Doreen will speak to the kids about what they need to write a story and will work with them to come up with a few story starters of their own.

Before the visit
We have purchased some copies of the books shown above for the 2nd grade classrooms so students can become familiar with Doreen’s work before the visit. There are also additional copies in the library that students may check out.

To make the most out of Doreen’s visit:

  • Consider checking out Doreen’s books from the school or public library.
  • Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.

For more information, visit Doreen’s website at doreencronin.com, and check out teachingbooks.net. If you have any questions or suggestions for this author visit, please contact our P.S. 32 Librarian, Adam, at adam.marcus@ps32.org

We are looking forward to a great visit!

About the author
During her career as a lawyer in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn-based author, Doreen Cronin wrote Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, a Caldecott Honor-winning picture book. Since then, she has given up her law career and written many other bestselling picture books including Click, Clack, Peep!, Duck for President (New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books (Awards), and Diary of a Worm. She has also written J. J. Tully Mysteries and The Chicken Squad, both series for developing readers.

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TONIGHT March 12th, 1st Grade Family Fun Art Night

We have been awarded a grant funded by Councilmen Brad Lander to participate with Parents as Arts Partners from the Center for Arts Education. The five-week art program will be led by a teaching artist in the evening for two hours. Each grade will have a chance to participate.  See pictures from our March 5th Pre-K and Kindergarten Family Art Night here

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Families discovering art together

The schedule is as follows:

March 12 Grade 1
March 23 Grades 4 and 5
March 24 Grade 2
March 31 Grade 3

Grandparents and caregivers are welcome, too! Pizza will be served from 6– 6:30 p.m. There will also be a door prize at each session.

Contact Ms Bowie to RSVP your spot abowie@schools.nyc.gov or 718-222-6400 ext.6371

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Parents now have till March 16th to apply!

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Order Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Online!

2015MAR03_SideAd-EasterChocBunniesPTA of P.S. 32  Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Online Sale

  • All web orders require credit card payment, so that’s money you don’t have to collect
  • Friends and family will have their orders sent directly to their homes (standard shipping fees apply).
  • Orders can be placed now through March 29th!

For any questions, please call Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Customer Service at 1-800-706-6275 or email us at pta@ps32.org

Thank you for your support!  Click here to view the Gertrude Hawk Flyer

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We’ll take your HP Printer Cartridges!

HELP US DEFER PTA EXPENSES

Did you know that the P.S. 32 PTA recycles old HP toner cartridges of any type? Bring your old HP cartridges to the next PTA Meeting. We’ll take it off your hands! The PTA receives cash or credit and the funds help pay for office supplies. You and your friends can help!

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Email pta@ps32.org with questions on how you can help out the environment and the PTA without spending a dime!  See the PS 32 PTA HP Cartridge Flyer here

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P.S. 32 Celebrates Black History Month

PS 32 Celebrates Black History Month

PS 32 Celebrates Black History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, P.S. 32 celebrated Black History Month with a night of music, dance, and great food.
The night started out with our 5th grade students, organized by the Good Shepard Services After School program, presenting their take on “Black is Beautiful: Past, Present & Future.” Representing the past, the students researched, created, and presented a timeline of American History featuring black innovators and leaders such as Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Representing the present, the 5th grade students created a collage representing images of black beauty for both men and women. Presenting themselves as the future, the students composed and performed a rap about who they are and where they aspire to be in the world.

Next up, our 2nd graders, who, with the help of the Good Shepard Services After School program, researched and presented historical Civil Rights Leaders in Black History. They ended their presentation by taking a symbolic march around the auditorium to the civil rights anthem, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round.” Well done, 5th and 2nd graders, you are our future and you make us proud!

Fully Focused Dance Company, LLP, our guest artists of the night.

Fully Focused Dance Company, LLP, our guest artists of the night.

After our student presentations, guest artists Fully Focused Dance Company took the stage with a hip hop and traditional Ghanese dance performances. These dancers have performed in large venues such as the Barclays Center, Radio City Music Hall and Staples Center, and we were honored to have them show us their stuff!

After the presentations and performances, it was time to eat! The P.S. 32 community sat down for some pasta, fried chicken, grilled chicken, salads, and desserts!  Check out the celebration by visiting our picture gallery here.

Thank you Good Shepard Services counselors Christian, Star, Jahmal, Tyrik, and Barbara, for helping our students celebrate Black History Month! Thank you to Fully Focused Dance Company LLC for bringing it! Thank you, parent volunteers and Ms. Bowie for another Family Fun Night. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the African American contributions to our shared American History. Lastly, thank you to the P.S. 32 community and the PTA of P.S. 32 whose funding made this celebration possible.

Want to learn more?  Visit the NYC Department of Education page with learning resources celebrating Black History.

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Involved Families = Student Success

PrintCHANCELLOR FARIÑA ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO GET INVOLVED BY RUNNING FOR AN EDUCATION COUNCIL SEAT

The 36 Community Education Councils include 32 District Councils and Four Citywide Councils, one each for High Schools, English Language Learners, Special Education and District 75

CCECs Offer Parents an Opportunity to Shape Educational Policies in their Districts and Make a Direct Impact in their School Communities.

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today encouraged parents across the city to make a direct impact on their child’s education by running for an Education Council seat. Parents interested in becoming members of a Community or Citywide Education Council (CCEC) can apply starting today through March 11, and should visit NYCParentLeaders.org for more information.

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