An Update from Your PTA

Dear Families of MS67Q PTA:

There was a lot of action at the school last week – Back to School Night and our first PTA meeting were among some of the exciting happenings. There were more than 50 parents in attendance at the meeting, and we were joined by Principal Annello and all the Assistant Principals. Here’s a quick recap of some of the happenings from the meeting.

Our next School Leadership Team and the PTA meeting will be held on MONDAY October 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM (SLT Meeting) and at 7:00 PM (PTA Meeting). All parents are permitted to attend and observe the SLT meetings during which topics related to the school curriculum and other learning-related issues are discussed and decided upon. (Please note that the PTA meeting dates are being revised and will be posted on our website once confirmed).

Please consider donating to the PTA – our goal is to donate at least $10,000 to the school this year so they can continue the wide variety of after-school and in-school programs and club/team activities. Please click HERE for the Membership Appeal letter [Chinese | Korean | Spanish]. The suggested donation is $75.00 but any amount is needed and welcomed. Anyone donating $100 or more will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a school logo sweatshirt.

We understand that some classes have not received the PTA Welcome Packet. All the letters and notices that had been included in the packet are available on our website.

Fund-raising activities are in full swing! In addition to the membership drive, we have the Stop & Shop sign up, the Box Top collection, the BJ membership sign up, and the Modells fund raiser. Here’re the links to the BJ Club LETTER and APPLICATION, the Stop & Shop LETTER, the Box Top LETTER, and the Modell’s COUPON. Shop at Modells between now until 10/12/2017 and mention that you’re shopping with MS67Q and they’ll give you 15% off your entire purchase!

Vendors can apply to be a Friend of the PTA and have their banner posted on our website www.ms67pta.org. The annual fee is only $200. Here’s a LINK to the Vendor form.

Mr. Annello provided a lot of information and responded to questions from parents for a good 30 minutes. Some of the things we learned were:

  • The Free After-School Program by Samuel Fields Y is operating at our school with over 100 students enrolled and participating.
  • The full offerings of clubs and after-school programs and teams will begin soon.
  • Parent-Teacher conference dates are tentatively scheduled for: 11/29; 3/7; 5/9.
  • If you need help with PupilPath, you can contact 866-817-0726.
  • Photo Days will take place on October 11 (6th and 7th graders) and October 13 (8th graders) We will need PARENT VOLUNTEERS so please sign up HERE.
  • Book Fair will take place on October 16-19. A separate email will be sent out so you can sign up to volunteer to help at the Book Fair. This is one of the PTA’s fundraisers and we need many parent volunteers.
  • Our students are being encouraged to be more mindful of their emotional intelligence through the use of Mood Meters in each classroom.

This is “World Smile Week” at MS67Q. Ask your children about it. And let’s smile at them as we ask.

Until the next email blast . .

2016/17 MS 67 PTA General Membership Meetings

Monday, 9/19/2016 at 7pm
Thursday, 10/20/16 at 7pm
Wednesday, 11/16/16  at 7pm
Thursday, 12/15/16 at 7pm
Thursday, 1/19/17  at 7pm
Thursday, 2/9/17 at 7pm
Thursday, 3/2/17 at 7pm
Thursday, 4/6/17 at 7pm
Thursday, 5/18/17 at 7pm
Thursday, 6/22/17 at 7pm (PTA Dinner only – No PTA meeting)

(Dates are subject to change, please see PTA Meetings page for updates.)

No Meeting in December and More PTA Updates

1. There will be NO PTA meeting in December. The next meeting will be held on January 14, 2016 2016. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed to the PTA, then please do not hesitate to contact us through contact@ms67pta.org.

2. 8th Grade parents who wish to attend the Breakfast with the Principal being hosted at MS67 on Tuesday, December 8 at 9 am, please be sure to reply to Jenny Cho, parent coordinator, by Monday, December 7, by telephone. MS67 has been experiencing problems with their internet so, until further notice, please reach out to Jenny Cho via school phone.

3. The SO Dance was held on November 19, 2015, and many parent volunteers helped out purchasing the snacks, carrying them from the stores to their homes then to the school, and selling them to the hungry kids. We were not only able to provide refreshments to the kids, but were also able to raise about $645. Many thanks go to the following parents:

Olga Frdman
Rosemary Rao
Donna Monaco
Randy Lee
Niki Mountantonakis
Donna Friedman
Vincci Chan
Penny Lu
Virginia Tam
MJ

4. The Box Tops are coming in steadily, and we’ve raised about $300 so far! Thanks to Christiana Moy for facilitating the collection. Please continue to cut them out and send them in. Each classroom has a special collections box and your child will know what to do.

5. Some parents have expressed concerns about their children not having a permanent ELA teacher after Mr. Liu left unexpectedly. A letter from the school went out to the parents recently addressing the situation and welcoming the new teacher. Please continue to address your concerns with the school, but feel free to let us know how things are going. The PTA will continue to monitor the situation and do what we can to support the parents and the school in addressing this important situation for the kids.

6. The new drama production is in full swing, and we hope to be able to assist the students be part of another fantastic, high caliber production. Please let us know if you are interested in working on this particular endeavor.

7. We hope to have interesting and helpful speakers at the PTA meetings so please send in your suggestions of topics and speakers.

8. The School Leadership Team meeting is taking place on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM. Please email us with any topics or concerns that you would like addressed at the meeting. Remember, you are welcomed to come to the meeting and observe. The SLT exists to serve the students and the school community.

November 12th PTA Meeting Agenda

The next PTA meeting is this Thursday November 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The anticipated agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Speaker: Mr. Jerard Armstrong, Guidance Counselor, MS67Q on the topic of “Cyberbullying”

Approval of minutes from the last meeting (5 min)
President’s Report and announcements (10 min)
Treasurer’s & Financial Secretary’s Report (5 min)
School Administrator’s Report, Mr Schandel (10 min)
VP, Membership’s Report (5 min)
VP, Fundraising’s Report (5 min)
VP, Box Top Coordinator’s Report (5 min)
VP, Volunteer Coordinator’s Report (SO Dance parent volunteer opportunity) (5 min)
VP, Website’s Report (5 min)

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

ALERT: November PTA meeting date being changed to Thursday November 12, 2015 @7:00 PM

It has been brought to our attention that many of the parents will not be able to attend the upcoming MS67 PTA meeting currently scheduled for November 19, 2015 due to parent teacher conferences being held at the same time in NYC public high schools.

Therefore, our next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

As always, please email us with any suggested agenda items prior to the next meeting.

October 15th PTA Meeting Agenda

The second PTA meeting will be held this Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Speaker: Mr. Anthony Barbetta, Principal of Townsend Harris HS

Administrators in attendance: Principal McGrath, Assistant Principal Choit

Anticipated Items on the Agenda:
– Clubs, teams, enrichment programs
– Service opportunities for the students
– ELA Summer Reading test scores
– Paypal being added to the PTA website for donations
– Parent volunteer opportunities (October Scholastic Book Fair & November SO Dance)
– District 26 Parent Empowerment Conference to be held on 11/7/2015

See you all at the meeting!