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Mr. G Jack Spatola, Principal  *  Ms. E. Gunderson, Assistant Principal

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School Activities on October 31

posted by PS 172

Tomorrow, Friday, October 31st is a busy day at P.S. 172! Here's what you need to know for tomorrow.

Silly Friday: Dress as your favorite character from a book! Bring a $1 donation for the PTA.

Cafecito/Coffee time: Parents, join us at 8:15 am for coffee and conversation in the auditorium.

Parents as Learning Partners: At 8:40, join your child in their classroom for some learning and fun! This will be followed by a parent workshop.

Halloween Fun at P.S. 172

posted by PS 172

The 72nd Precinct and HealthPlus are sponsoring a Halloween Fright Fest at the P.S. 172 schoolyard on October 31st from 3-6 pm. There will be K-9 dogs, an Emergency Services Truck, Food, and much more!

Stop by while you're out trick or treating! Children must be escorted by a parent. For more information, call 718-965-6326.

We Need Old T-Shirts for Art Smocks

posted Oct 23, 2014, 8:06 AM by PS 172

If you have old t-shirts lying around, please bring them in for students to use during Art class. We appreciate any donations. 

Movie Night on Friday, October 24th at 6:00 pm!

posted Oct 23, 2014, 8:04 AM by PS 172

Join us on Friday, October 24th at 6:00 pm for Movie Night! The suggested donation is $3 for children only. Admission includes juice and popcorn.

We'll be watching How to Train Your Dragon 2! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes--there will be a contest to see whose costume is the best.

Bring your kids for a fun night.

Picture Day is on Monday, October 27

posted Oct 21, 2014, 9:48 AM by PS 172

Have your kids start practicing their smiles! Picture Day is on Monday, October 27th. Please send in your order forms by this Friday, October 24th. You can also pay online via, http://irvinsimon.com/picturedaypay. Just write your confirmation number on the order form and send it in to school. You can find additional backgrounds at http://irvinsimon.com/our-portraits/backgrounds

Students should avoid wearing green as it affects the background. All children will be taking a class picture. If you didn't receive a form or need more copies, you can find them in the Main Office or the PTA Office. Feel free to contact the PTA with questions at 718-965-4200, ps172parents@gmail.com, or by leaving a note in the PTA mailbox in the Main Office.

Help Earn Money for P.S. 172 on October 28 at 6:00 pm

posted Oct 20, 2014, 11:38 AM by PS 172

How would you spend $25,000 at P.S. 172?

What is it like to live and raise a family in Brooklyn?

How can companies engage with families in a meaningful way?

Help answer these questions and more during a special meeting with the PTA. On Tuesday, October 28th, Red Thread, a small business that specializes in market research through relationship building, is hosting a meeting for P.S. 172 parents. The school will receive $25,000 of goods and services, but we need parents to come and offer suggestions on how we can use the money!

For each parent that participates, the PTA will receive $5 (up to $5,000) to be used for enrichment. We need to have 100 parents participate, so please come out!

From 6:00 - 6:30 pm there will be food, drinks, and socializing. From 6:30 - 8:30 pm there will be discussion and idea sharing. This meeting will be held in the auditorium.

Light snacks, refreshments, and limited childcare will be available. Translation will also be provided.

**Please note, this meeting replaces the regularly scheduled PTA meeting. The next PTA meeting is on November 18 at 6:30 pm.

Enrichment Choices due tomorrow, 10/16

posted Oct 15, 2014, 11:07 AM by PS 172

Don't miss out on the opportunity for your child to attend an enrichment activity after school! Send in your top three choices on the form that was recently sent home by tomorrow, Thursday, October 16th!

We Need Boxtops!

posted Oct 9, 2014, 9:37 AM by PS 172

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. P.S. 172 is running 3 Box Tops contests!

The first contest runs all year long and is for individual students. At the end of the school year, the three students with the most Box Tops will win 1st prize, an iPod Shuffle; 2nd Prize, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card; or 3rd Prize, Scholastic Books. 

The second contest is the class contest. This contest begins now and runs until January 9th, with the class that collects the most Box Tops winning a pizza party! 

The third contest will be for the teachers. The class bringing in the most Box Tops will win their teacher a Staples gift card.

The individual Box Tops will count for all three contests. You can find a collection sheet here or print from the Box Tops website.

As a school, our goal is to raise $2,000, so please ask your family, friends, and co-workers (where appropriate) to help you collect!

Thank you for helping to support our school and good luck!

Box Tops Halloween Collection Sheet


Box Tops Announcement, In Spanish


Green Apple Day of Service, Tomorrow! Rain or Shine!

posted Oct 3, 2014, 12:58 PM by PS 172

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for the Green Apple Day of Service. Parents and students will be cleaning up the school's green spaces, including our rooftop garden, in preparation for winter. 

The Green Apple Day of Service gives communities the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through local service projects and events.

For more information, contact ps172parents@gmail.com This event will take place rain or shine! See you there!

PTA Agenda from September 30 Meeting

posted Oct 3, 2014, 12:53 PM by PS 172

Thanks to everyone who came out for P.S. 172's first PTA meeting for the 2014/2015 school year! We hope to increase parent involvement this year, so please plan to join us at the end of October for the next meeting. More details to come!

The agenda from the 9/30 meeting is here in case you weren't able to make it to the meeting. There are lots of ways to be involved, from becoming a PTA officer to joining the School Leadership Team. The PTA has lots of fun activities planned for this year. Keeps checking this site to get all the details. 

The PTA Executive Board members and their contact information is also included. Please contact Joanna Marks if you're interested in filling one of the open positions.

Thanks for getting involved to help our school!

September 2014 Agenda


Executive Board Contact Info - 2014-2015



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