Daily Announcements

Please join the sponsors of our Welcome and Thrive murals for a special celebration on Friday June 17th from 6-9 pm at UFT Headquarters in Manhattan. Follow the link on the attached invitation for a ticket. Donations are welcome, or you can enter 102COMP for a free ticket.
We_Are_Thrive_Invitation.pdf
follow this link for more info http://schools.nyc.gov/Students/default.htm.  FREE part and full day STEM programs for age 3 - teens at NYC's science institutions. Selection by lottery - so apply on time and you have as good a chance as any! 




NYC Schools Account is a new way for you to view your child's information It replaces the ARIS system used in past years and now all of your children can be entered into one account.  A letter with instructions from the DOE was sent home in October.  If you lost it or have any trouble setting up the account, please contact Margaret Sheri msheri@ps102.org. You can check the last report card, ask your child's teacher or call the main office for your child's student ID# which you need to open the account.


Visit http://journalismstars.edublogs.org - our 2015/2016 Fifth Grade journalism club is wrapping up for the year - please visit and support their excellent work with comments -  this group of young writers is awesome!  Archives of previous clubs too.



The DaybyDay NY is an online virtual calendar designed for families with young children to encourage a love of books and learning that will last a lifetime.

The New York State Library is pleased to announced that DaybyDayNY.org has been updated for 2016. Please visit the site and view the "One More Story" ebook, links to entertaining arts and crafts, directions and locations of museums and helpful information on living a healthy lifestyle.

CookShop for Families - Join us for these fun nutrition workshops that include making a recipe and taking one home to try with your children.  Please contact Ms. Sheri msheri@ps102.org to register.  Parents and caretakers in all grades are welcome (unless you have participated in past years) . Last workshop: Friday May 18th.  Pot luck for participants and their families from all 3 years - Thursday June 16th! Save the Date!


SHOP amazon.com and RAISE MONEY for the PS 102 PTA.  As of June 8,  WE ALREADY EARNED $2436! Use this special link as your portal to Amazon shopping and the PTA will receive up to 10% on each item ordered.  If you are not able to click on this special link or do not see it - try adjusting your security settings in your browser.

What's happening in the garden -- Nature's Classroom @ PS 102

Join us for our last Garden Group meetings - Thursday June 16th and Friday June 24th.  Thanks to all who came to our end of year pot-luck on June 3rd.   Check back here for posts on Summer Family Gardening Dates.   Please also stop by for Photos in the Garden on all Moving Up Ceremony days where the weather is good. This is a fundraiser for the garden and also a chance for some beautiful family photos.

Volunteers maintain the garden throughout the year and host activities for classes and families.  We meet most Fridays at 9:00 a.m. to plan and work together.  We accept donations of plants, pots and gardening supplies at all times.  Our main sources of funding are selling plants, seeds and collecting ink cartridges. Stop by any time the door is open -- to help out or just to visit!  Email MSheri@ps102.org to be added to the garden email list.

Garden volunteers may be interested in working on art projects, healthy eating and cooking initiatives and science projects with classes.  All  parents interested in our outdoor classroom are welcome to attend our meetings, whether or not you have a green thumb or are ready to do gardening work. Weekend volunteers are welcome too during spring and fall - just email msheri@ps102.org.

For more information, please see our pages under Events & Special Programs. 

The Affordable Care Act requires that everybody has health insurance. Visit this site to explore coverage options and apply for health insurance online. https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

What is your child eating today?   This month's Breakfast and K-8 Lunch Menus are two clicks away at:
http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/MenusAndRecipes/menus.htm

Families can pay for hot lunch on-line at http://www.myschoolbucks.com or by sending in money in an envelope each Friday with your child. School Meal Notification Letters (indicating your child's lunch status - free, reduced or paid) are being issued and families of children who must pay for lunch are also receiving a payment schedule.  Thank you in advance for completing your lunch form and for keeping your account in balance.

Please email PS 102's Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri at msheri@ps102.org with your questions and concerns.

Join the PS 102 PTA Email List - get frequent email updates on school and PTA news: ps102.pta.info@gmail.com

Parents: Please note that visitors must always present their ID when entering the building, keep the sticker/visitors pass visible at all times and return it to the security desk upon leaving. 


Thank you to the over 140 people who participated in the first Bay View 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday May 30, 2015.  This event raised OVER $3,000.00 for Water Aid www,wateraid.org. Special thanks to our Mighty Milers Club, Ms. Stornaiuolo and Ms. Lurie for organizing the event and to all the parents and teachers who helped out. Follow link below for the great article in the Home Reporter this week! Also to our local business sponsors who are featured in the video - check it out!
http://www.uft.org/around-uft/brooklyn-students-run-cause




You are your child's first teacher.  To help your child be prepared for Kindergarten:  READ to your child EVERY DAY. Take a walk and talk with your child as often as possible.  Play educational board games and computer games.  Monitor your child's screen time and take part in the many free activities available at the Brooklyn Public Library, local museums and parks.

For more information on enrolling your child for the DOE's FREE Universal Pre-K program see: http://schools.nyc.gov/choicesenrollment/prek/default.htmThere are still seats available in area CBO's (Community Based Organizations) and enrollment is still open!  ACT NOW if your child is 4 in 2014.


HeartShare One World After School Program All seats have been filled for this school year. For questions on the HeartShare After School Program at PS102 call Nada or Maya at (718) 567-2365.  


GET AN ID
Visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/id/html/home/home.shtml for info on getting a birth certificate, social security card and a Non-Driver State Identification Card.

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Visit for recommendations on healthier eating for the whole family.  

Check out the story of the mural, photos of the work and the June 4, 2011 celebration party and respond to the mural at http://ps102mural.wordpress.com.  OUR MURAL IS FEATURED ON THE UFT WEB SITE JANUARY 2013 CHECK IT OUT! : http://schools.nyc.gov
http://www.uft.org/feature-stories/great-walls-nyc

"A Parent's Guide to Special Education Services for School-Age Children," is now online in English and nine other languages. The guide provides helpful information regarding special education processes, producedures and policies to assist parents in making informed educational decisions for their children.
 

Parents Can Sign up for School Alerts
Sign up for a free service by visiting schools.nyc.gov or call 311.  If school opens late or dismisses early, or other unexpected events occur, you can receive an update via phone, text message, or e-mail, through Notify NYC, NYC's public notification system.


Support Your School



PS 102 uses these excellent non-treated seeds (many are heirloom and/or organic) in our school garden. Nature's Classroom @ PS 102 receives 20% of each order purchased by clicking on the above graphic (and the link found under the garden pages.) Seeds come in attractive packets full of helpful information and a seed starting guide. Many gift boxes/items are also available on their web site. Thank you for your support.

SHOP FOR 102

The PTA has set up accounts on the following web sites - an easy way to get shopping done and support the school:
 
www.boxtops4education.com  (Public School 102 BayView  PTA/PTO)
Use this web site as a portal for on-line shopping at many major retailers. You can also join a Barnes and Noble book club and more.  The PTA will receive 2-10% on all orders.  Keep clipping your box-tops and sending them in - they add up quickly - you can also check out the money we've earned so far on this site.
 
 
www.greenraising.com (PS 102 PTA)
We get 25% of all sales throughout the year and 40% during our spring web-drive. Great eco-friendly & fair trade items are available. 

Make sure you specifiy that PS 102 is your school by using the code following each web site listed above. Please refer your friends and family to these sites. Thank You!

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