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MS54 is part of the Fairway Community Partners Program.
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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!

www.gaschoolstore.com
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, 10/1/2014
High: 69 Low: 56
Rain showers
32% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/2/2014
High: 69 Low: 57
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.

MTA Status


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.



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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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEWS


Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 4
Yom Kippur
Tue, Oct 7 - Wed, Oct 8
School Pictures

Tuesday, October 7
PTA Meeting with Guest Speaker Clara Hemphill
7:00 PM
Choosing a High School
Guest speaker Clara Hemphill of InsideSchools will discuss the high school admissions process.
Auditorium


Monday, October 13
Columbus Day (Observed)
NO SCHOOL
Sunday, November 2
Daylight Savings Time Ends
2:00 AM
Tuesday, November 4
ELECTION DAY
NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 11
Veterans' Day
NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 12
First Marking Period Ends

CEC District 3 Events

10/1/2014 : Business Meeting - Read Full Article

6:30 PM

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

10/2/2014 : District 3 Middle School Fair - Read Full Article

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Young Diplomats Academy (PS 242)
134 West 122 Street
 (btw Lenox Ave. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd)
 Trains 2,3 to 125th Street Stop

10/8/2014 : M.S. 258- Community Action School Open House for 5th Grade Families - Read Full Article

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Joan of Arc Building
154 W. 93 St.

10/13/2014 : Columbus Day - Read Full Article

Schools Closed

10/15/2014 : Jt CSD3 Presidents' Council/CEC3 Mtg. - Read Full Article

6:30 PM

William O'Shea Educational Complex
100 W. 77th St.
(btwn. Col. & Amstr. Aves.)