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

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Don't Forget Those Raffle Tickets

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Thanksgiving is a great time to sell raffle tickets. Return stubs in an envelope with your child's name, class, and dollar amount before December 6, 2014. The drawing will be on December 13th.

We Are Thankful For Your Generosity!

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Your generous donations allowed us to make twelve baskets for families in need! Thank you to everyone who donated.

The P.S. 172 PTA wishes everyone a safe and relaxing holiday. 

Happy Thanksgiving!



Thanks to Our UNICEF Volunteers!

posted Nov 21, 2014, 11:31 AM by PS 172

Thanks to all the UNICEF trick-or-treaters; the children collected $341.62 for UNICEF.  Wonderful job!  

  • Cale Elementary School participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF ...

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.

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