Shop to Benefit MS54

fairway
MS54 is part of the Fairway Community Partners Program.
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MS54 is part of the Amazon.com School Rewards Program.
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Clip boxtops from hundreds of your favorite products and benefit MS54!
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Magazines & Gifts
magazine and gift drive
Renew a subscription, give a gift, stock up on wrapping paper and more – 40% goes to MS 54!

More information

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Use School Code 2681062

Share the website and code with friends and family!


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Annual Fund

MS54
ANNUAL FUND
2014-2015



AUCTION 2015

MS54
AUCTION
2015

It's never too early
to get started!

We are looking for items
for our MAY 2, 2015
Spring Fling Auction



Local Weather

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 57 Low: 43
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 52 Low: 46
Rain likely
72% chance of precipitation.

MTA Status


EBOLA INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) are working together to ensure that families have the most up-to-date guidance about Ebola.

The facts in the attached letter are important to help you understand how low you and your child’s risk of Ebola exposure is.



FUNDRAISE WITH FAIRWAY!

With the Fairway Community Partners program, for every dollar you spend at Fairway, 3% will be donated back to MS54 to support the school!

This is an amazingly easy way for MS54 to earn money for our school!  All you have to do is remember to use the card distributed to your student when you shop at Fairway!


Cards will be sent home the week of October 13th. If you do not receive yours, or if you need a replacement, contact Anne Pejovich, Parent Coordinator.



HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

The High School Admissions page was updated October 10 with information on applying to audition schools; please visit our high school page to learn more.

For general information on applying to High School, please click here or visit our high school page where you will find more information on the high school admissions process and online copies of the 2014-2015 directories.

The high school calendar also lists important dates.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Please continue to collect box tops for education, which can be found on General Mills products. A new box tops collection container is available in the school lobby. It is very helpful to the box tops team if you could please trim the box tops you submit and be sure that they have not expired.

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.



PARENT INFORMATION

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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If you have any comments or questions about the MS54 website,
or can't find something you're looking for, please send an email to: 
webmaster@ms54pta.org

If you’ve missed any announcements and can’t
find them on our homepage, please visit our
Announcement Archive


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEWS


Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 2
Daylight Savings Time Ends
2:00 AM
Tuesday, November 4
ELECTION DAY
NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 6
Parent Engagement Thursdays
8:00 AM
Room 323

Tuesday, November 11
Veterans' Day
NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 12
First Marking Period Ends

Thursday, November 13
Parent Engagement Thursdays
8:00 AM
Room 323

PTA General Meeting
7:00 PM
Auditorium

(A PTA Executive Board Meeting will be held at 5:30, Room 133, prior to the General Meeting.)
Friday, November 14

CEC District 3 Events

11/3/2014 : West Prep Academy Open House - Read Full Article

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

150 W. 105 St
Btwn Amsterdam & Columbus

RSVP @ www.bit.ly/RSVPwestprep

11/4/2014 : Election Day - Read Full Article

Chancellor's Conference Day

Students not in attendance

11/5/2014 : High School Parent Teacher Conferences - Read Full Article

Evening

11/5/2014 : Business Meeting - Read Full Article

6:30 PM

Joan of Arc Complex
154 W. 93rd St.
Room 204

11/6/2014 : PS/MS 165 Middle School Tour - Read Full Article

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

234 West 109th Street
5th Floor
Flyer