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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, 3/27/2015
High: 48 Low: 40
Rain showers likely
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/28/2015
High: 41 Low: 30
Chance rain/snow
54% chance of precipitation.

MTA Status



SPRING AUCTION TICKETS AVAILABLE!





CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

Saturday May 2, 6-10pm
Landmark on the Park (76th St & CPW)


SPRING AUCTION -- WE NEED YOUR HELP!

There are many opportunities to help out with the Spring Auction! We need volunteers on both Friday, May 1st for set up and Saturday, May 2nd before, during and after the auction. Volunteers will also be needed the week after to distribute the online auction merchandise. You can sign up here or email questions to auction@ms54pta.org.

DON'T MISS MS54'S EXCLUSIVE 3-DAY ONLY PRODUCTION OF "KISS ME KATE"!

Tickets go on sale April 13th.
Dress Rehearsal, 4:00 p.m. on April 29 (donation at the door)
Performances, 6:30 p.m. on April 30 and May 1
Read more...

HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

High school notification letters for 8th grade students graduating from Booker T in 2015 were mailed March 5th. Anyone who did not receive them can email Dr. Elster for results. Students who have been accepted to any of the specialized high schools including LaGuardia are invited to attend open houses before making their decisions. Information regarding the open houses is included in the notification letter, so be sure to read both sides.  

Round 1 responses and Round 2 applications are due to the guidance counselor March 20. Round 2 program list guide.

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 2015-2016 directories will be added as soon as they are available.

The high school calendar also lists important dates.


SPRING & ONLINE AUCTIONS

The Spring Auction will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 6-10 at Landmark on the Park. We are still looking for donations and volunteers. We are also running 2 online auctions – a Winter Online Auction beginning March 4th and a larger Spring Online Auction. Please email any questions to auction@ms54pta.org.


SPRING BREAK CAMPS

Marine Career Exploration Camp at the New York Aquarium
Open to students in Grades 6, 7 & 8
Program meets during Spring Break, April 6,7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015
Click http://www.cvent.com/d/zrql4y to apply.
 
Art and Science Explorers at The New York Botanical Garden 
Open to students in Grades 6, 7 & 8
Program meets during Spring Break, April 6,7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015
Click http://www.cvent.com/d/7rqlcs to apply.

THE ANNUAL FUND

It’s not too late. You can still support the Annual Fund. Just click here.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL ELECTIONS

District 3 will be holding elections for the Community Education Council soon! You can view bios for the candidates here. If you have any questions, please contact Anne McIntosh Pejovich at: amcintosh6@schools.nyc.gov.

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!


If you did not receive a Fairway Community Partners card, or if you need a replacement, contact Anne Pejovich, Parent Coordinator.

LOST AND FOUND

Booker T.'s lost and found is in the copy room on the first floor, and parents are welcome to check the bin or on the shelves at any time. Anything not claimed will be gotten rid of on the last Friday of every month. Please remember to have I.D. with you when you come to school!

BE MEDIA SAVVY

We have a page on our website dedicated to media literacy, with information and videos that Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, has provided. This page is intended to be a resource for both parents and kids!

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

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(718) 707-4400.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEWS


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 2
Third Marking Period Ends

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Fri, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 10
Spring Recess
NO SCHOOL
Thursday, April 16
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday, April 17
Monday, April 20
Executive Board Meeting
5:30 PM
Room 133
Tuesday, April 21
PTA General Meeting
8:00 AM
Auditorium

CEC District 3 Events

3/27/2015 : High School Parent Teacher Conferences - Read Full Article

Afternoon

3/27/2015 : District 3 Presidents' Council Meeting - Read Full Article

9:30 AM

PS/IS 76
220 W. 121st Street
Agenda 

3/28/2015 : Citywide Rally to Save Our Public Schools - Read Full Article

12:00 PM

3rd Avenue and 41st Street
outside of Governor Cuomo's
midtown Manhattan office
Flyer 

4/1/2015 : Common Core Standards Implementation & Testing Committee Meeting - Read Full Article

5:00 PM

Joan of Arc Bldg.
1
54 W. 93rd St.
Room 204
Agenda

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4/1/2015 : Business Meeting - Read Full Article

6:30 PM

Joan of Arc
Room 204
154 W. 93 St.