PS 32 Celebrates Fall at PTA Garden Party

2014OCT_GARDENPARTYHundreds of P.S. 32 children and their families celebrated fall in style at the third annual PTA Garden Party on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Parents and staff transformed the schoolyard into a bustling fall wonderland, complete with a pumpkin patch, a Halloween costume swap, autumn crafts and more.

“It was fabulous! Everyone had a ball,” said school principal Ms. Florio.

Children decorated their own planters, learned about composting, and created beautiful craft projects from autumn vegetables and seeds. Our little artists picked out pint-sized pumpkins and decorated them with bright paint and stickers. And some of the kids got decorated themselves with– face paint! We spotted many superheroes and sparkly butterflies roaming the yard in search of cookies and other delicious parent-made treats, including prosciutto crostini, cauliflower pesto salad, grilled chicken, and hot dogs served fresh off the grill.

Kids and parents alike got the chance to win one of many donated raffle prizes. Lego sets, dinner for two, a spa package, and more were on the block. We even had our very own cowboy, parent Scott Voloshin, announce the winners. And throughout the event, John Norman strummed his guitar and sang children’s favorites with a small audience gathered around his stage.2014OCT_GardenParty_1

A BIG thanks to PTA mom Kerrie Hillman for her great job organizing the event! Check out 2014 Garden Party pictures here.

There are still some costumes available from the costume swap collection. Our last Costume Swap will be this Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the schoolyard.

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2014 NYC DOE Fall Parent Conferences

DOE

Saturdays
NOVEMBER 1, 15 and DECEMBER 6
8 AM to 1 PM
Tweed Courthouse
52 Chambers Street
NY, NY 10007

 

Free Breakfast • Free Childcare ages 5+ • On-Site Interpretation
Keynote address by Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Click here for complete information, including translated flyers.

Dear Public School Parent,
Chancellor Carmen Fariña opens the doors of Tweed Courthouse and invites you to attend the Fall 2014 Parent Conferences. These free, grade specific and informative events were created to support parents and to help them have an impact on their child’s education, both in school and at home.
There will be free breakfast, free childcare (for kids 5 and older) and plenty of giveaways, including free books. Plus, the Bronx Children’s Museum will have their wonderful interactive mobile exhibit that teaches kids about the Harlem River and The Bronx River.
These conferences will fill up fast, so act quickly while seats are still available!

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October 28th is Picture Day!

Say Cheese! This year we are using the photography company, Irvin Simon. You can see what they have to offer at irvinsimon.com. Last week, all students received a Picture Day order envelope to take home.

Please return that envelope along with payment by Tuesday, October 28th.

Remember to:

  1. Choose a picture package & background
  2. Include payment in the order envelope. You have three options for payment:
    • cash – please send exact payment
    • checks – write out to Irvin Simon Photographers
    • credit card – visit PictureDayPay.com, write confirmation number on order envelope.
      If you would like to be considered for a scholarship speak to Ms. Cuomo, P.S. 32’s Business Manager.
  3. Complete the student’s information portion of the envelope.

If you have not received a Picture Day order envelope or have any questions, please contact the PTA at: PTA@ps32.org

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Breaking News: Announcing The Garden Party Costume Swap!

Kids-Funny-Halloween-Costumes-01Clean out those costume boxes and get ready for the P.S. 32 Halloween Costume Swap!

Join us this Saturday 10/18 from 12-3PM at the P.S. 32 Garden Party where you can come swap out an old costume with a new one OR just grab one for FREE!

P.S. 32 is currently seeking costume donations so round up your best (and cleanest!) items. Looking for costumes (of all sizes), costume jewelry, funny hats, etc.

Feel free to bring your donation to the garden party and drop it off at the costume swap booth.

See you there!

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Night at P.S. 32

P.S. 32’s Hispanic Heritage Night was a great success!  Families came out to celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic Americans to our culture.

Mini salsa dance lesson

Let’s dance!

The evening started out with a little history lesson on the origins of salsa dancing and a demonstration by guest artists, Mr. Daniel Diaz and Ms. Jasmine Jennings, representing Nieves Latin Dance Studio.  Next, Mr. Diaz and Ms. Jennings got everybody off their feet with a mini dance lesson in the Bachata and Salsa styles.

 

 Palmier pastries (Orejas de Elefante)

Palmier pastries (Orejas de Elefante)

After working on our moves, it was community potluck time! Empandas, beans & rice, arroz con pollo, fried plantains, slow roasted pork, dulce de leche and palmier pastries (orejas de elefante) were some of the dishes served up.  If you have a recipe that you would like to submit for an upcoming P.S. 32 Family Cookbook, please email it to pta@ps32.org

A big thank you to Ms. Angela Bowie, our Parent Coordinator,​​ for organizing a great evening for the P.S. 32 community. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

If you missed out on our Hispanic Heritage Night celebration, check out our picture gallery.

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Garden Party, October 18th

.Garden Party!

The parents of P.S. 32 are hosting the Third Annual Garden Party featuring:

Live music *  Raffles * Face painting * Games  * Pumpkin Patch * Arts and crafts
Refreshments *  Cooking * Garden Demos
And much more!!!

Saturday October 18th
12-3pm rain or shine

Come join the fun! All proceeds go towards supporting P.S. 32 enrichment programs. We look forward to seeing you there!

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PTA After School Announcement

October 9, 2014

Dear PTA After School Families,

I hope that your child is enjoying the Fall Session so far.

Just as a reminder, snacks will be provided but if you want to send in your own nut-free snack please refer to the snack flyer here.  There are a few children in the program with severe nut allergies so please be considerate.

All snacks will be served in the cafeteria.  Snacks can include goldfish, crackers, pretzels, craisins, raisins and fresh fruit. Our children will also be offered the “School Foods Hot Supper Menu” complements of Good Shepherd Services.  You can review the menu here

Classes end at either 4:45pm or 5pm.  You may wait for your child’s class in the main lobby behind the safety agents desk.  Please keep the hallway and walkway clear.  The instructor will have a sign out sheet and  there will be multiple classes dismissing at the same time.  Please maintain a sense of order and do not call your child over to you.  The teacher will motion for you to come to them when they are ready to dismiss.

Should you have any questions please contact me at pta@ps32.org and enjoy the class!!

Camille Casaretti
PTA of PS32 Vice President 2013 – 2015

Click here to view the 2014 Session 1 After School class schedule.

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Get ready for Character Day, Oct 31st!

We love to read at P.S. 32.! Students are encouraged to dress up on Oct 31st as their favorite story book characters.

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