Double your PTA donation with matching corporate gifts!

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What do General Electric, AT&T, Pfizer, and Bank of America all have in common? Each one matches donations made by their employees’ to nonprofit organizations. This means that if you donate, or have donated to PTA of PS 32 , and work for one of these type of companies, the company will double your donation. Many major employers offer similar matching programs. Ask your HR department to find out if your employer offers something like this, how-to instructions, and relevant forms. Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, and retirees.

Find out if your large company has a matching gift program by searching this handy database:

Most corporate matching donations procedures are simple:
  1. Request a Matching Form from your company.
  2. Complete and submit the form to the PTA of PS 32 along with your gift.
  3. The PTA of PS 32 will verify the completed form and return it to your company.
  4. The company issues a matching gift contribution to The PTA of PS 32.

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Family BINGO night

Our first BINGO of the night!

Our first BINGO of the night!

On Tuesday night, December 9th,  our P.S. 32 community sat down together for dinner and family BINGO night. The competition was friendly but fierce and the prizes were hot.  If you missed out on Family BINGO night, be sure to click here to check out our picture gallery.

Thank you, Ms Bowie, for organizing another family friendly night for our P.S. 32 community!
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The NEW Garden Committee e-Newsletter

P.S. 32 GardenersThe Garden Committee has started an e-newsletter with news about the exciting things happening in the garden at P.S. 32.  The monthly e-newsletter will feature garden photos, gardening links, and if we get fancy, maybe a recipe or two! We hope that you’ll enjoy seeing what’s going on in the Garden, how you can get involved, gardening tips, and lots of fun facts. The first one went out last week and we’ll send out about once a month going forward.

You can view the first e-newsletter here:  http://bit.ly/1A8qDnl

Click here to sign up to the monthly Garden Committee e-newsletter.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

14NOV_woodstock_thanksgivingThe PTA of P.S. 32 wishes you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.

We are grateful for this wonderful community of parents and the beautiful children that bring us all together.

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P.S. 32 celebrates our first Smoothie Day!

Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

P.S. 32 kids love spinach and cucumbers in their smoothies, as evidenced this past Monday during the school’s first official Smoothie Day of the school year!

On Smoothie Day, Novermber 17th, in the school cafeteria, kindergarten through 5th grade students fervently sampled fruit and vegetable-only smoothies of varying rich green hues during their lunch period.

The smoothies were prepared onsite by PTA mom Dr. Sarah Gundle, who agilely began blending the vegetables and fruits, from the first arrival of students through the last. The result was an assortment of healthy and delicious, freshly-made green smoothies for our students. Our dedicated group of parent volunteers also arrived early that morning to help prep the fresh produce for blending. Throughout lunch period, they served the smoothies to the kids and assisted them with their very important taste testings. PS 32 school staff and administrators were supportive of the event and thrilled with the childrens’
reactions.

Spinach, mint leaves and/or cucumbers were combined only with fresh fruits such as strawberries, watermelon, banana and apple, to create sample cups that outrivaled the prepackaged frozen fruit dessert originally in place on the schoolfood lunch menu that day. Students have already put in requests to the school for an upcoming Smoothie Day.

Funding for Smoothie Day was made possible through a vote of approval this fall by our PTA. Additional contributions torwards this event were also made by individual members. Parents, school administration and staff are increasingly willing to bring healthier and greener food options to our students and the school community.

Sarah has kindly shared her recipes below, and we hope that you will try them at home! Continue reading

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Register for P.S. 32 After School Classes – now online!

PTA of PS32 After School Schedule of Classes Winter 2014/2015 Session

Registration opens this Thursday, Nov 20th at 8AM at ps32.org/afterschool

Register on your computer, tablet or phone – it’s easy! The PTA will be providing devices, if needed, to enable registration at the P.S. 32 main lobby beginning Nov 20th and 21st   (Thursday and Friday) at 8AM.

Classes run from December 1st 2014 – March 13th 2015
There are NO Enrichment Classes on half-days or on No-School days.

Scholarships for 30 children are available! 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 Winter 2014/2015 After School Schedule of Classes

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Kindergarten Admissions for the 2015–16 School Year

Families with children who will enter kindergarten during the 2015–16 school year can apply to kindergarten online, over the phone, or in person at any enrollment office beginning in January 2015.

This year’s application period will begin on January 7 and end on February 13.

Kindergarten directories are posted on the NYC DOE Elementary School Resources page.

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School Garden Winter Prep, Saturday Nov 8th

HELP SUPPORT OUR GARDEN!

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Our native plant garden beds in full bloom.

The Garden Committee is looking for *volunteers* to come out on Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to help prepare the garden for winter.
We will be clearing out beds, shredding leaves, doing repairs to the greenhouse and more. The Garden Committee is also looking for leaves for our compost program.
Please contact garden.pta@ps32.org to volunteer on Saturday or for more information on dropping off leaves.

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