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2018 Winter Afterschool Program
The 2018 Winter After School Brochure is now available here
(Copies are also available in the Main Office)
To register online with credit card - click here
To register by check - complete the registration form (inside the brochure) and send to school with your check, Attention Anne Pejovich,
Financial assistance can be discussed with Anne Pejovich prior to registration, 212-678-2861 ext. 1441. We are happy to accept monthly payments!
Partial payments will not be accepted online.
You do not have to sign up for Homework Help or the Library if you have already done so.
Registration ends December 18th.
Any questions, please contact Anne McIntosh Pejovich @ email@example.com
Senior Sweatshirt Sale
The Eighth Grade Student Council is now accepting senior sweatshirt orders. Order online by debit/credit card at https://www.customink.com/g/bfe0-00b8-q4rh
Students may alternatively pay by cash or check (payable to MS54) to Ms. McNulty in Room 207 during morning homeroom.
Orders must be placed by December 15th.
Construction on 108th Street
The PTA is continuing to monitor two projects affecting MS 54:
1.) W. 108th St. multi-year construction project: West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH) has proposed a redevelopment project on W. 108th St. across the street from MS54 (rendering included). This multi-year demolition and construction project, certified on Oct. 16, has the potential for wide-ranging impacts on students, teachers and staff including ones related to noise, air quality, and pedestrian and vehicular traffic. WSFSSH recently met with Principal Elster, Parent Coordinator Anne Pejovich and PTA co-presidents Jerome Kramer and Katie Miller to provide a project update and to provide assurances that the school’s welfare is a high priority. A follow-up information and Q&A session for the entire school community will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. at MS54. Please plan to attend if you have any questions or concerns about the project.
Click HERE for link to WSFSSH power point presentation to MCB7
We are soliciting questions in advance of this meeting. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Handball court construction: The NYC Parks Dept.-driven reconstruction of the basketball and handball courts on the south side of 108th St. is underway after several years of construction delays. We have received assurances that the work is being done properly; loose netting was re-secured after a meeting between school leadership and Parks.
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Red Cross Babysitting & Child Care Training Class - 2nd Date Sun. Feb. 4th
Due to increased demand, the Red Cross, with support from The PTA of MS54, will offer a second course in babysitting and child care training for 30 students on Sunday, Feb. 4th. The training is a full day, from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, with an hour break for lunch. The cost of the training is $85 per student (plus a small booking and handling fee), and at the end of the training, each student will be "certified by the Red Cross."
Click HERE to sign up. (For current MS54 students only.)
The Red Cross Babysitting course on Saturday, February 3rd is SOLD OUT.
6th Grade Admission Information for 2018-19
Click here for link to 6th Grade Admission Page
Student MetroCard Information
Click here or on the image for information on student MetroCards.
MS54 Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones must be turned off before entering the school. They should be put away at the start of your day so they are neither seen nor heard. In the event that such devices are seen or heard, they will be confiscated. Confiscated devices must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Parents must contact the Dean to make arrangements to pick them up.
Please note that the use of these items is not permitted in the school yard during lunch, in the cafeteria during breakfast, and during Early Academy.
BoxTops coupons are collected at Booker T! Send them to school with your children to Ms. Pejovich's attention!
Do your grocery shopping and make money for the PTA! Show your yellow Fairway Community Partners card before you check out at any Fairway, anywhere, anytime, and the MS54 will earn between 3-5% of your bill - it's as simple as that! NO COST to you!
If you're in need of a card, please contact Jamie Markovitz Hoffman @ email@example.com
Connect with the School Community
Click here or on the image to join our Facebook group, a closed group for the parents, teachers, and staff of MS54 Booker T Washington, to discuss issues of interest to the community.
NYS Test Scores
NYS test scores have been released. Click HERE to log in to your New York City Schools Account to see your student's scores.
NYC SCHOOLS ACCOUNT
If you do not yet have a NYC Schools Account, please email Anne McIntosh Pejovich who will assist you in the creation of your account! This system is the tool you need to follow your child's educational journey.
How to help those in need
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On their behalf, thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is most appreciated.
Save The Date - March 3, 2018
Click HERE for link to Auction Page
Purchase your tickets now to get the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ticket price of $75!
What to Know & Who to Call
Printable MS54 Calendar
2017-18 NYC DOE School Calendar
Back to school basics from the NYC DOE can be found here.
School Day Schedule
The school day will begin at 8:40AM and end at 3:00PM every day. Early Academy will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Early Academy, however, will be structured differently. Teachers of humanities, languages and the arts will be seeing students one day and teachers of math and science the other day. Individual teachers will talk about how they plan to use Early Academy during Back-To-School Night in the fall.
The teachers also voted to lengthen the November and March Parent Conferences instead of having a third set in May.
Free Microsoft Software
Parents and guardians of a student enrolled in a NYC public school are now able to download Microsoft software from https://studentoffice.net/, at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices.
Free products include:
1. Student’s date of birth AND a parent phone number, or
2. Parent email
The information that you enter to claim the download must match the information on your Blue Card on file with the school. Therefore, it is necessary that ATS have the most up-to-date parent contact information in order for the verification and download process to be successful. If you have trouble claiming the download, you can visit a school’s main office to make any necessary changes to your contact information.
There is no deadline to claim the free software. Families may download the software as long as they have a child enrolled in a NYC public school.
As Office 365 is a Microsoft Cloud product, parents must create a Microsoft Cloud account in order to download the software. The studentoffice.net website contains not only information on how to create an account, download the software, but also answers to “Frequently Asked Questions.” For technical assistance families may contact Microsoft Customer Service at: 1 (800) 642-7676.
DOE District 3 website
DOE's District 3 has a new website!
Creating a resource for effective communication is crucial for all schools and this site will allow all 32 schools within District 3 to share common goals. With a comprehensive communications plan, the website will showcase the highly effective work within District 3. They look forward to connecting with current families as well as educating and attracting future families via the website.