BOOKER T. PICTURE DAYS
Get your best smile on for Booker T. Picture Days on October 7th and 8th! Students will have their picture forms in their backpacks this week. Homeroom teachers will tell the students whether their class will have pictures taken on October 7 or 8; the forms and payment must be returned on the day the students are photographed.
If you wish to pay in advance by credit card, go to PictureDayPay.com, enter your info, and write the payment confirmation number you receive on your child's form.
Re-take day will be November 18.
For full picture day schedule, click here.
HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
There are several items of importance concerning high school that we would like to share with you. Click here to view more
For more information on the high school admissions process and for online copies of the 2014-2015 directories, please visit our high school page
. The high school calendar
also lists important dates.
MAGAZINE DRIVE FUNDRAISER!
Our first big fundraiser for the year is an awesome opportunity to do some advance holiday gift shopping while also benefiting MS54! You can easily renew magazine subscriptions, purchase gift subscriptions, and order wrapping paper, plus other fun accessories, just by going to www.gaschoolstore.com
and using our school code: 2681062.
This drive goes from now through October 8 and the class that raises the most money will be rewarded with a pizza party.
What are you waiting for? Go shopping!
FREE LUNCH FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
This year, all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will receive School Lunch for free! This service is part of the city’s efforts to improve the atmosphere and experience for students in our cafeterias.
Please fill out the family household financial form that will be included in the “Welcome Folders” that your children will receive on the first day of school. This form may also be filled out online this year.
If you would like to receive a refund for the balance in your MyLunchMoney.com account, you can Call DOE Food Services at (718) 349-5783. Refunds will be issued in about six weeks as a check and will be sent directly to the parent/guardian home address. Parents can call the same number to transfer balances to another child's account.
For questions, contact SchoolFood at (718) 707-4400.
INCOMING (2014-2015) MS54 PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
We ask that you fill in the family information form
so that we can maintain our family directory and so we can communicate with you during the school year.
Current parents do not need to re-enter their information unless it has changed from last year.
BE MEDIA SAVVY
As you know, our students have attending grade-specific assemblies on social media, safety and cyberbullying from Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Michelle also spoke to MS54 parents at our November PTA meeting.
We have a new page
on our website dedicated to media literacy, with information and videos that Michelle has provided, so that parents and school staff can also benefit from the information that is being provided to our students. This page is intended to be a resource for our kids as well!
You can find it under Be Media Savvy: Information for Students and Parents
under the Education links
folder or go directly to the page at tinyurl.com/ms54socialmedia
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