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Earn a free P.S. 32 After School class!

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Volunteering to assist in an after school class is a type of community service like no other.  After School classes are a ton of fun and the kids love them.  You would be surprised to see how much you will learn in these classes.  And, if you can make a regular commitment, you will receive a free class for your child in the following session.  Overall, it’s a win-win situation for everyone!

 If you would like to assist in a class please write to afterschool@ps32.org and let us know what days and times are best for you.

Camille Casaretti
PTA of P.S. 32 Vice President 2013 – 2015

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Exciting PS 32 Garden Committee News!

The Garden Committee was awarded a $1500 mini grant from Grow to LearnThe funds will be applied to teacher requested enhancements to the garden program including an observation kit for the tool shed (where teachers can access hand held magnifying glasses, clip boards, pencils, rulers and more), a tactile, sensory bed requested by the physical therapy team, and cooking kits that can be checked out by classroom teachers to make our garden a truly farm-to-table experience. Funds will be available in January so look for all these additions by late winter!

Keep up to date with the PS 32 Garden Committee by subscribing to the Garden Committee monthly newsletter. This month’s newsletter features articles about garden hibernation in the winter, our PS 32 Gardening Naming Contest and tips to grow sprouts in your kitchen this winter! Click here to subscribe to the Garden Committee newsletter.

The Garden Committee seeks to offer every member of the P.S. 32 community multiple opportunities to participate in the process of urban gardening.  Email garden.committee.chair@ps32.org to get involved!

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Severe Weather Announcement

NYC schools will be open on Monday, Jan. 26th,  but field trips and all afterschool activities including PTA Afterschool Classes and Good Shepherd Services are canceled. Schools may be closed Tuesday, Jan. 27. An official announcement will follow.

Stay warm and stay safe!

Keep up to date with the latest NYC severe weather announcements at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/severeweather/index.page

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Save Energy, Save Dollars

15JAN22_EnergySavingEnergy Saving Workshop

January 29, 2015 8:45 am

P.S. 32  Room B137

 

Do you want to:

  • Lower your energy and utility bills?
  • Explore low cost/no cost ways to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your house/apartment?
  • Have fun while learning and receive a certificate of participation?

If your answers are yes, call today to RSVP a spot for this energy saving workshop. Contact Angela Bowie, Parent Coordinator at 718-222-6400 ext. 6371 or email at Abowie@schools.nyc.gov to reserve your spot. There are only 20 slots for this workshop. RSVP today!

Click here to view workshop flyer

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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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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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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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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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