Our First PTA Blog Post!
Welcome to the new and improved P.S. 185 Website! Extra special thanks to Nathan Bond for making this a reality!
Friday, March 2nd is the PTA’s Annual Spring Gala! Be sure to get your tickets for a fun filled night of dinner, dancing and great prizes. Contact the committee at 185Fundraiser@gmail.com for tickets or additional information. The Gala is the PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year and we need your support to be able to keep funding all of the events, supplies and enrichment that we are so happy to offer. Get a table together with other parents or neighbors!
Our next Family Fun MOVIE night will take place on Friday, March 9th! The movie will be Disney's Coco! Details to follow.
You should have received your annual green Parent Survey envelopes before the break. Please complete and return your survey. Once returned, your child’s name will then be entered into a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card generously donated by your PTA. Classes with 100% return will enjoy classroom parties in the spring! We hope you “strongly agree” that PS 185 is the place to be!
On Tuesday, 2/27 a rep from the UFT will host a parent workshop for K, 1 and 2 parents from 2:30-3:30 PM in the library.
The PTA will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, 2/27 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. Please try to attend.
There will be a School Leadership Team meeting on Thursday, 3/1 at 2:45 PM in the library.
Friday, 3/2 is CHIP FRIDAY. All items are $1.00 each.
Test Prep (3rd to 5th Grade only) will be on Saturdays from 9AM to 11AM. More information will be provided as the dates get closer.
○ ELA (3/10, 3/17, 3/24)
○ Math (4/14, 4/21, 4/28)
We’re sure you’ve been hearing on the news about the high number of influenza cases being reported. If your child is sick, PLEASE KEEP THEM AT HOME to avoid exposing other students and staff to the virus. They should not return to school until they have not vomited for 24 hours and/or they do not have a fever (without the use of Tylenol or Motrin) for at least 24 hours as well. For example: if they vomited or had a fever before going to bed but not the following morning DO NOT send them into school that day. Keep them home until the next day. You should also review this letter from the NYC Department of Health’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases, which contains information to help decrease the risk of spreading illnesses at school; for additional information, see these resources on Noroviruses and Influenza/Flu that may be of assistance in answering questions from students and parents.
The NYC Department of Education is offering FREE Adult English classes (must be over 21) in various schools throughout the area. For further information, visit http://schools.nyc.gov/community/AdultEd/classes/Connect or call 718-240-2770.
Elementary and Middle Schools: Students Can Apply Now for Exciting Science and STEM Enrichment Programs During Spring Break
Application Deadline: February 27, 2018 Event: April 2-6, 2018 Contact: Camps@schools.nyc.gov
Students can apply now to attend exciting science and STEM enrichment programs being offered during spring break at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens Zoo, and Staten Island Zoo. Meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real life, hands-on learning experiences. Preference will be given to students who attend Title I schools. Click here for more information. and here to apply.