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

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PTA Meeting, Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30 pm

posted Nov 14, 2014, 10:52 AM by PS 172

The next PTA Meeting will be held in the auditorium on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30 pm. Ryan Chavez from the UPROSE Climate Justice Community Resiliency Center in Sunset Park will present about his organization and how they help with Climate Change awareness and what we can do to help!

Art from the Third Grade Mexican Celebration will also be on display. We will discuss upcoming activities including Kids Go Green, Movie Nights, and the upcoming Holiday Extravaganza! 

We hope to see you there!

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Call for Donations -- Annual Thanksgiving Day Baskets

posted Nov 13, 2014, 12:27 PM by PS 172

Gobble, Gobble! Calling all parents, teachers, and staff to donate for our Annual Thanksgiving Day Basket Drive.


In the spirit of compassion and generosity at Thanksgiving time we like to provide four of our school families in need with a special food basket with all the trimmings:  Fresh fruit, vegetables, gravy, stuffing, juice, applesauce, turkeys, gift cards, and anything else festive and appropriate will be accepted as we reflect on all the things for which we are grateful. 


For local businesses, please note your contribution will be tax exempt as we are a non-profit entity. We would be happy to furnish a contribution acknowledgement letter.


Nonperishable items such as canned goods may be dropped off anytime with the office or in front of the PTA room.  Perishable items may be brought in to the office the week of November 24th.


Kids Go Green Hour, Saturday, November 8!

posted Nov 5, 2014, 12:10 PM by PS 172

This Saturday the Garden Committee is hosting a fun Kids Go Green Hour from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 8th. Kids will be doing leaf rubbings and will make beautiful thank you cards. This is a great fall activity that celebrates the season's changing leaves. 

Please meet in the 29th Street Cafeteria. 

The Garden Committee will meet from 11:00 - 11:30 am right before the event, so come early to join that discussion if you can! All are welcome!


School Activities on October 31

posted Oct 30, 2014, 12:13 PM 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 Oct 30, 2014, 12:08 PM 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!

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