"We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." – John F. Kennedy
I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! We are all very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful students and their families.
Just a reminder: Beginning in early December, families of future kindergarten students will begin the process of kindergarten registration. Parents and/or guardians can submit applications online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. More information will follow. ****Please note, students currently enrolled in a PS 172 Pre-k program must submit a kindergarten application. Pre-K students are not automatically registered for kindergarten.
December 2nd is rapidly approaching and to date, only 36% of our fifth graders have submitted their middle school applications. The deadline to submit middle school applications is December 2, 2019. Make sure to hit the SUBMIT button for the application to be successfully entered into the system. To complete your application, go to MySchools.nyc and use the login information mailed to families in your middle school “welcome letter”. If you cannot find your login information, please contact Mrs. Garcia by calling the school at 718-965-4200.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher for the first Parent Teacher Conference of the year, please expect your child’s teacher to contact you to schedule a convenient time to meet. Feel free to call the school if you would like to set up your own appointment.
The 5th grade graduation committee has organized a school-wide raffle to help raise funds for graduation expenses. Raffle winners will take home some great prizes including a Nintendo Switch, a brand new laptop, a flat screen television, a Cricut Explore and a mystery prize. The student that sells the most raffle tickets will take home a $100 Amazon gift card. Each ticket costs $5 and a book of 5 tickets cost $20. If you are interested in purchasing (or selling) tickets contact the PTA at PS172parents@gmail.com or see Mrs. Hendrickson in the main office. Raffle winners will be announced on Saturday December 14th. You do not need to be present to win. All winners will be contacted by phone.
A new recess plan was sent home with your child today. Please review at your convenience. Once the plan is in action we will be able to make changes to the schedule as they become necessary. Any changes will be communicated to you through my weekly newsletter.
As you know, school is closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving break will be a no homework weekend. Teachers will be sending home an optional assignment for students. For those of you looking for additional resources, please go to www.PS172.org and click on the “Academics” tab. Find your child’s grade and click on the “Student Links” tab. There you will find access to Reading A to Z (students can do some online reading)and Math Drillsfrom Xtra Math and Math Lesson Review from Zearn.
Here are some important dates for your calendar:
December 4th School Leadership Meeting at 4pm
December 11th “My Plate” show for 4thgrade parents
December 12th and 13th– PTA sponsored holiday gift shop. Each class will have the opportunity to shop during the school day
December 14th– PTA’s Breakfast with Santa
December 20th– school spirit day – Pajama day.
12/23/19 – 1/1/20 School closed for winter break. Classes resume on January 2nd.