Mr. G Jack Spatola, Principal * Ms. E. Gunderson, Assistant Principal
The warm weather seems to be here to stay! Here are upcoming events and activities in May. Mark your calendars!
Here are some upcoming items to take note of for April.
Yearbook pages for 5th Graders due end of April! Please email Feryal for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read A Thon starts: March 30th and runs through May 4th
*Free* Zumba for Parents: Saturdays, April 18th and 25th at
*Free* Kids Go Green: Creating Cherry Blossom Flowers with Recycled Egg Cartons.
Please bring paper egg carton. Saturday, April 18th,
Silly , , Cafecito and Parents
as Learning Partners
PTA Executive Board Elections for 2015-2016 Coming Up - please contact
Get your tickets now for the Mother/Son Red Carpet Event on May 1st from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. There will be activity stations, dancing, dinner, photo ops, and a raffle!
Tickets are $15. No tickets will be sold at the door.
If you're interested in helping, contact Yeidy Angelucci at email@example.com.
Check out our "In the News" page (left hand column) for a recent New York Daily News story that featured P.S. 172 and third grade teacher Mrs. Tricomi!
P.S. 172 will be closed for Spring Break between April 3rd and April 10th. School resumes on Monday, April 13th.
On Thursday, April 2nd, all latchkey and after school programs are cancelled. Students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.
Enjoy your time off!
Don't miss these exciting events next month and beyond!
Don't forget--next week is the March PTA meeting, Silly Friday, and Movie Night! See you there.
'Tis the season to start planning for summer camp! Below is a list of summer camps ideas to get you started. Many of the camps below offer financial assistance.
If you're interested in applying for the Fresh Air Fund, please see our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Hendrickson,
YMCA – Ages 4 & up- Ask about a financial scholarship if you need it. With sleep away camps and day camps located in all five boroughs, the Y provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. There are myriad opportunities to focus on sports from soccer to swimming to martial arts, crafts, science and more. Registration for all YMCA camps is currently underway, so get in touch with the outpost nearest you to see what's offered. , 361 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, (212) 912-2580 http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/pages/day-camp-guides
The Boys Club of New York – Ages 6 & up- If you've got a son, listen up: This is a nonprofit that runs day camps from firstname.lastname@example.org its clubhouses in Harlem, Flushing and the East Village. Boys engage in a variety of activities, including sports, visual and performing arts, city outings and weekly trips to BCNY’s campus in Martinsville, NJ. The entire session costs $25 for the first kid, $35 for all siblings living in the same home, though there are nominal fees for certain enrichment classes and outings. For current members, registration takes place . New members can vie for spots beginning on . For more info, email
The Children's Aid Society – Ages 3-14- Details on this summer are still being finalized, but the nonprofit usually runs camps at approximately 17 sites in the tri-state area, including country day camps in Westchester and Staten Island, and NYC day camps housed at centers in Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as local schools. Tuition varies by location. In the past, the East Harlem camp has been FREE, while others charged rates around $300 per week and also offered financial aid to those who qualified. Once info for 2015 becomes available, you'll find it on the website. However, if you are interested in a particular location, it's probably best to reach out to that center directly to find out when registration starts. http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/camps
Oasis – Ages 3-11- Financial aid is also available, and Oasis runs a handful of free camps for students at specific public schools. Oasis runs several camps around the city, including programs near Central Park, in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, around the tri-state area. Participants go swimming, do sports, crafts and performing arts, and go on field trips. Best of all, the kids are outside almost all day, running around, getting dirty, having fun and getting tired. Families can also get discounts for paying early, referring friends and more, and kids can sign up for as little as two weeks. http://www.oasischildren.com/our-camps/oasis-in-brooklyn-bridge-park/
Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program – Ages 7-12- Full and partial scholarships are available to those who qualify. BCAP is the only camp in the world whose campus includes a garden, a historic house, a nature center, a landmarked park, a library, a zoo and two museums! Campers enjoy a carefully crafted curriculum led by instructors at each site, often combined with behind-the-scenes access. The camp runs Only a few spots are remaining in BCAP Summer Camp 2015. Please register ASAP, or sign up for one of our wait lists if your preferred session dates are full. http://www.bklynlibrary.org/bcap.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in March:
There is a new fitness program going on at P.S. 172 that is just for parents-- FREE Zumba classes are now being offered on Saturdays at 10:00 am. This is a great opportunity to get out, get some exercise, and meet other parents in your school community.
P.S. 172 mom and certified Zumba instructor Ms. Olga Robinson is leading the classes. Come join the fun of moving your body to Latin rhythms!
The next classes will be held in the 29th Street Cafeteria on the following Saturdays:
Childcare is not available at this time. As always, if you have questions, contact the PTA at email@example.com.
See you there!