Mr. G Jack Spatola, Principal * Ms. E. Gunderson, Assistant Principal
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent Box Tops contest. The class that collected the most Box Tops was 2-203; they brought in a total of 1,995 Box Tops! They're the lucky winners of a pizza party. The runner-up was class K-103 with 1,386 Box Tops.
There are still two contests running throughout the school year, so keep collecting those Box Tops for a chance at the prizes. Here are the details:
For the top selling students:
Thanks for continuing to help raise money for P.S. 172!
Specific dates for each club are now listed on the grids. If you need to mark your calendar or confirm a date, just check the pages hyperlinked below.
Information about all of P.S. 172's current Afterschool Enrichment Programs are now available on a dedicate page found here, After School Enrichment Programs
There are sub pages listing the programs for each grade. Please check back often for reference and additional content about the programs.
As always, the PTA welcomes your feedback. Please feel free to email us with questions and suggestions at email@example.com.
This Friday, January 30th, students are encouraged to wear jerseys and shirts from their favorite sports team! Students can research about favorite teams or athletes and share the information with their class.
Don't forget 7:45 am is Cafecito in the Auditorium and Parents as Learning Partners starts at 8:40 am.
The next Cafecito and Parents as Learning Partners is happening on Friday, January 30. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with other PS 172 parents and teachers at 8:00 am. Afterward, please attend a guided lesson with your child in their classroom at 8:40 am.
The P.S. 172 Father Daughter Valentine Dance is happening on Friday, February 6th, 2015 from 6:00-8:30 pm. This hugely popular event sells out fast, so buy your tickets now! The last day to buy tickets is Friday, January 30th. Admission is $20 per couple.
All father figures are welcome at this dance--stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and cousins alike! There will be dinner, special dancing performances, door prizes, and more.
For more information, contact the PTA at 718-965-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.