YOUR HELP NEEDED to Get MS67 a STEM LAB!

You don’t even need to get off your couch! Cast your participatory budgeting vote HERE. Anyone over the age of 14 who lives in District 19 is eligible to vote.

Now through Sunday, April 7, residents in Council District 19 will vote among 20 projects throughout the community to receive over $1M in funding. The projects that receive the most votes will receive the funding they need.  One of those projects is a mobile STEM lab for our school.  

To help our school get funding for a new STEM lab, all you have to do is fill out a ballot.  This can be done online HEREIf you would like to vote in person, click HERE to see polling sites.

Volunteers are needed for the polling site at MS67.  Click HERE to sign up.

Ice Cream Sale Volunteers Needed at Dismissal

The PTA will begin selling ice cream outside at dismissal every Tuesday afternoon beginning April 9th!!  In the event of inclement weather it will be rescheduled for the next day or later that week.  We will only be accepting exact change – $2 or $3.  We will need two parents to volunteer every week for about 30 minutes.  Parents can come to school, volunteer then take their child home.  For such a short amount of time, parent volunteers can make the students happy AND help supply our school with much needed funds.  Have you noticed the common PTA thread….it’s a win, win.  We need volunteers for this to be a success.  Sign up HERE, and THANK YOU!

Key Dates Coming Up!

Dear Families of MS67Q:

Happy Tuesday!  See you at the April PTA Meeting!

Letting you know of some events coming up soon:
March 2019:   Modell’s 15% off coupon PTA fundraiser ongoing.  Coupon HERE.
Tue. March 26, 2019:  Parent-Teacher Conference in the afternoon and evening (PTA Bake Sale during evening hours); Half-Day for all students
Wed. March 27, 2019:  District 26 Family Wellness Night @6:30PM – 7:45PM
Thur. March 28, 2019:  ELA Mock Exam @2:30PM – 4:30PM
Sun. March 31, 2019:  Last day of Spring Membership Drive raffle!!
Tue. April 2, 2019:  NYS ELA Exam; Parent Teacher Conference 2:20 – 3:00PM
Fri. April 5, 2019:  6th Grade Coffee Time & Conversation with Principal @9AM
Mon. April 8, 2019:  School Leadership Team Meeting @4:00PM
Mon. April 8, 2019:  PTA Meeting @7:00PM (Special Topic:  Elevate Education Presentation for Parents)
Tue. April 9, 2019:  Parent Teacher Conference @ 2:20PM – 3:00PM
Thur. April 11, 2019:  8th Grade Night of the Arts @ 6:30PM – tickets at Ticketleap
Wed. April 17, 2019:  Service League Assembly @9AM
April 19 – April 28, 2019. SPRING RECESS
May 5, 2019:  Spring Family FUNRaiser @ Yankee Stadium (details HERE)

Bronx High School of Science Transportation Options

Please see below for flyers from two bus service operators for Bronx Science.  Vallo is offering free bus service to the open house on April 3rd (registration required).  Please note that this information is offered as a service to parents and does not constitute an endorsement of any of these services.

Vallo click HERE

Queens Bus Service click HERE

Today’s 8th grade meeting, SLT & PTA Meetings; UPDATES; AWESOME raffle drawing prizes!!

Happy spring-like weekend, everyone!

1)  This past weekend, our school community was busy with the students’ annual musical (Seussical) and the PTA’s very successful refreshment/bake sales during the intermissions.  (Thank you to all the parent volunteers who donated baked goodies and their time to put it all together on THREE separate dates!)  We raised a lot of funds for the kids’ programs.

You can catch a glimpse of the fantastic music on our school’s Twitter account (@ms67qpta). Click HERE.

Here’s a photo of the wonderful cast.

We also recognize and applaud all the students and staff (and parents, of course) who worked hard “behind the scene” to bring about this musical production to our students and the school community.  You made all of us so proud!

2)  See you on Monday for lots of information and inspiration!

@4:00 PM  School Leadership Meeting (all can observe)

@6:30 PM  Mr. Annello’s extra Q & A session with 8th grade parents

@7:00 PM March PTA meeting (Special topic:  How to prepare our kids for the second half of the school year)

This email has a lot of information  but we have EVEN MORE to share with YOU!!!

3) PTA Raffle Prizes!

You can purchase raffles to win either (1)  4 tickets to the PS98’s performance of Peter Pan & a $25 Gift Certifcate to Il Sapore Pizzaria OR (2) a credit of $1850 to Camp Cody, a sleep away camp (established in 1926 and the camp session is from August 4th – August 17th)

$3 for one raffle; $5 for 2; $10 for 5

4)  Modells 15% OFF Coupons HERE

5)  Five Guys in Little Neck PTA Fundraiser! Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5-9PM.   Please print and show this FLYER HERE so the PTA can receive a portion of the sales price.

6)  Please return your completed Learning Environment Survey (the Green Envelope).  Online or mail in the envelopes! We need 50% more of our parents to return the surveys!!!

7)  “Empowering & Refueling” PTA Membership Drive going on RIGHT NOW! 

Let’s show that we care.

We need to raise $10,000 for the kids’ programs.  Anyone who donates by March 31, 2019 will be eligible to win FREE TUTORING from Top Prep Academy in Great Neck!  Please GIVE TODAY.

8)  Proposed Changes to the Admission Process to Specialized High Schools:  

The DOE presented their proposal at the District 26 Educational Council meeting recently, and many parents attended the meeting.

We were provided the following information from the Douglaston Civic Association in case you want to learn more about this topic:

“On Tuesday March 19, the Douglaston Civic Association will be holding a community meeting on Mayor de Blasio’s proposals to revamp admissions criteria for the Specialized High Schools, and related efforts to purportedly increase racial integration in the middle schools and Gifted and Talented programs.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at:

The Community Church of Douglaston
39-50 Douglaston Parkway;
Fellowship Hall
(lower floor; enter from parking lot in the rear)

Tuesday’s meeting will feature a presentation by David Lee of Coalition Edu and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York.  The Department of Education did not respond to our requests to send a representative to defend the Mayor’s proposals.”

9)  Follow the PTA on Twitter for the latest updates and news!  Joining Twitter is very easy and you just have to search for our PTA. Our Twitter name (handle) is @MS67QPTA.

10) Other Events Coming Up:

March 12, 2019                    Career Day for 8th Graders

March 18 – 25, 2019             Quarterly Exams

March 20, 2019                    Parent-Teacher Conference

March 26, 2019                    Half Day- Parent Teacher Conference

March 27, 2019                    Family Wellness Night

March 28, 2019                    ELA Mock Exam 230-430PM

March 29, 2019                    End of 3rd Quarter

May 2019                             PTA Election

June 17, 2019                      PTA End-of-Year Dinner at Il Bacco, Little Neck, NY

Annual PTA Dinner is set for June 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM on the beautiful rook top of Il Bacco in Little Neck, NY.  We hope that many of you will be able to come to the dinner and have a relaxing, low-key fun time as we get to know each other a little better and show appreciation to the school and to the PTA volunteers for another successful school year.

Message from the School Regarding the Learning Environment Survey

Good Afternoon Parents,

Your child brought home the annual Learning Environment survey.  The feedback from this survey will help us to make improvements to our school.  The results will also contribute to our school’s annual Progress Report Grade.  It takes only a few minutes to complete this survey.  It can be completed online or in the paper form.   The paper survey can be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.  If you choose to complete the survey online, please print out a confirmation and have your child give it to his/her homeroom teacher.  The first class from each grade that brings in 100% of the surveys will receive a donut party.   

Last year, 73% of our parents completed the survey.  As of March 14, 2019, we have only 23% parent completion.  Our goal this year is to have at least 75% completion.  We urge you to complete this survey. 

The survey needs to be completed no later than April 3, 2019.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The MS 67 Administration Team