Great news!!! Eight teachers at PS 172 were nominated for the 2019-2020 Big Apple Teacher’s Award. Congratulations to Mrs. Coppa, Mrs. DeGuida, Ms. DeMartino, Mrs. Fava, Mrs. Jimenez, Ms. Kokur and Mrs. Todras.
I would also like to congratulate our 4th grade students. They put on a wonderful show this week as part of the My Plate nutrition program.
Next week, kindergarten students will be performing their winter holiday show for parents at 8:50 am on Wednesday 12/18. On that same day at 5:30pm, our 4th graders will be performing their production of “Wonder”. First grade students will perform for parents the following day (1:45pm on Thursday 12/19). We remind parents/ guests to please wear the guest sticker in a conspicuous location, so that security can easily identify that you are here for the show.
Just a reminder, there is no Parents as Learning Partners scheduled for the month of December. Remember too, that Friday 12/20 is a school spirit day. Students are invited to come to school wearing a pair of cozy pajamas.
The PTA is sponsoring a “Breakfast with Santa” tomorrow at 10am. The event is sold out and no additional tickets will be available at the door.
Our school will be building a Little Free (lending) Library for the community. Next week, approximately 10 students from PS 172, will partner with some local high school students to construct a library lending box. I will be sure to publish pictures on class dojo of the event and I encourage all our community members to feel free to borrow a book as soon as the library is made available to the community.
The PTA is planning a Dance-A-Thon on January 10, 2020 from 7pm – 9pm. The PTA will use the proceeds from this event to support our school’s next cycle of enrichment after-school. I urge you all to show your support, put your dancing shoes on and join us for a great time!
Kindergarten registration began on December 11th. The deadline to submit an application is January 21, 2020. Parents and/or guardians will be able to submit applications online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. Parents are invited to check out the NYC DOE kindergarten page for more information. Go to https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/kindergarten****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 is a short month but there is a lot going on. Here are some important dates for your calendar:
December 14th– PTA’s Breakfast with Santa
December 18th– Kindergarten winter performance at 8:50 am
December 18th– 5:30pm 4th grade performance of “Wonder” – the musical
December 19th– first grade winter performance at 1:45pm
December 20th– school spirit day – Pajama day. – ALL after school programs are cancelled!
12/23/19 – 1/1/20 School closed for winter break. Classes resume on January 2nd.