PTA Spring Membership Drive

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Welcome to the second half of the school year! Your PTA supports the school not just through meetings and discussions, but more meaningfully through its yearly donation of $12,000 to the school. This year’s donation is in jeopardy! The PTA’s most lucrative fundraiser, Ice Cream Sales, has been dramatically reduced due to regulations. Since sales are reduced to once a month from twice a week as you can imagine a great SHORTFALL.

In order to make up this budget shortfall we ask that you support your PTA through a donation of $75 per family that will go toward supporting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) programs, all afterschool activities, clubs, sports, and student newspaper.

BONUS!! Anyone contributing to the membership drive by March 31st will be placed in a drawing for:

  • One of Two Certificates for group lessons valued at $250 at Top Prep, Great Neck
  • One of Three Certificates for two hours of one on one lessons at Top Prep, Great Neck for any subject!

Please return your donation addressed to the PTA. Checks should be made out to MS67 PTA. All contributions in any amount received in the PTA inbox by March 31st will be placed in the drawing.

Thank you to TOP Prep for supporting the PTA’s membership drive with their generous donation. https://www.topprepacademy.com/

PTA Campaña De Primavera Para Recaudar Fondos 2018-2019

Estimadas familias de MS 67,

¡Bienvenidos a la segunda mitad del año escolar!  El PTA apoya el colegio no solo con reuniones y discusiones, pero más significativamente con las donaciones anuales de $12,000 al colegio. ¡Las donaciones de este año están en peligro! La venta de helado lo cual es el evento que más fondos recauda ha sido reducido de manera dramática debido a regulaciones. Las ventas han sido reducidas a 1 vez al mes de 2 veces al mes, como se pueden imaginar esto a resultado en un DEFICIT.

Para poder compensar este perdido estamos pidiendo que apoyen el PTA con una donación de $75 por familia que será usado para apoyar el programa de STEAM (Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Arte, Matemáticas) todas las actividades de cuidados después de colegio, clubes, deportes y el periódico estudiantil.

¡¡¡Bono!!! Cualquier persona que contribuya a la membresía antes del 31 de Marzo serán colocados en una rifa para:

Uno de Dos certificados para clases en grupo valorado en $250
O
Uno de tres Certificados para 2 horas de clase individual en Top Prep, Great Neck para cualquier materia.

 Por favor devuelva su donación dirigido al PTA. Cheques deben estar dirigidos a “MS67 PTA”. Todas las contribuciones recibidas en el buzón antes del 31 de Marzo serán incluidas en la rifa.

¡Mandemos nuestras contribuciones para llegar a la meta de $12,000 para el colegio!

 

 

 

Ice Skating; Key Events Coming Up; March Dates; Follow @MS67QPTA on Twitter!

We hope everyone had a relaxing and peaceful winter break! Please take a minute to catch up on the on-goings and upcoming events. See you on Monday at the PTA Meeting!

1) Ice Skating for students, their friends and families THIS FRIDAY at the Great Neck Ice Skating Rink on March 1, 2019 at 8:00PM.  Please hand in your slip RIGHT AWAY!  FLYER and SLIP HERE!

2)  Follow MS67Q PTA on Twitter!  Simply look for MS67Q PTA or use our username @MS67QPTA.  We’ll be tweeting announcements and such going forward in addition to the email blasts and web postings.

3)  15% Off Modells Savings Coupon HERE.   Saving period starts March 8!

4)  We had a fantastic  day time PTA meeting in February!  Mr. Aniello spoke to us about Mindfulness and facilitated a Mindfulness activity with the parents.

We also voted to record and/or live stream PTA meetings in the future so that will take place hopefully starting with the March meeting.

5)  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.

6)  Key dates coming up:

Ice Skating at Great Neck – Friday March 1, 2019 at 8:00PM
SLT Meeting — Monday, March 4, 2019 at 4PM
PTA Meeting – Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7PM: TOPIC:  “Key things to prepare for during the second half of the middle school for 6th, 7th, 8th graders”
Career Day — Tuesday March 12, 2019
Seussical Drama Production — March 14-16, 2019 (Parent Volunteers Needed)
Quarterly Exams— Week of March 18, 2019
Half Day and Parent/Teacher Conference – March 26, 2019
Family Wellness Night – March 27, 2019 at 6:30PM
ELA Mock Exam – March 28, 2019
PTA Election coming up in May 2019

“Refueling and Empowering” – Spring Membership Drive in March 

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to fund the after school activities, clubs, teams, school news paper, Elevate Education.

If we could have at least 50% of our families (450 families) to donate $25 each then we could make this happen!  Please encourage 5 people in you circle to give as part of our Spring Membership Drive.  “It takes a village!”

Practice ELA Test Session

The school will be conducting an ELA Practice Test for the New York State Standardized English Language Arts Exam for students in all grades on Thursday, March 28 @ 2:30-4:30PM.

Permission slips are due March 11, 2019 to your child’s ELA teacher and can be found HERE.

State Exam Information

The New York State English Language Arts Exam will be administered on the following days to all grades:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The New York State Mathematics Exam will be administered on the following days to all grades (except the following Regents classes – 722, 723, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 826):  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and Thursday, May 2, 2019

The State Education Department revised their electronics policy on New York State Exams. It is as follows: All students are prohibited from bringing cell phones and certain other electronic devices into a classroom or other location where a State test is being administered. Test proctors and school officials shall retain the right to collect and hold any prohibited electronic devices prior to the start of the test administration.

Such devices include, but are not limited to:
• Cell phones
• Blackberry devices and other PDAs
• iPods and MP3 players
• iPads, tablets, and other eReaders
• Laptops, notebooks, or any other personal computing devices
• Cameras or other photographic equipment
• Headphones, headsets, or in-ear headphones, such as earbuds
• Any other device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content.

Any student observed with any prohibited device while taking a State test will be directed to turn it over to the proctor or monitor immediately. The incident will be reported promptly to the school principal. If the principal determines that the student had a prohibited device in his or her possession during the test administration, the student’s test must be invalidated. No score may be calculated for that student. Please make sure that your child understands this electronic policy on New York State Exams.

Additionally, NYS ELA and Math exams will still be untimed this year once again. The state still recommends that students will need approximately 90 minutes to finish the exam. Scheduling will be done with that taken into account. If a child needs more than the recommended time, he/she will be given the time needed. Due to the scheduling and logistics, the grade 6 lunch period will be moved to period 7. Since this is later than usual, 6th graders will be allowed to eat a snack the beginning of period 5 in their assigned classroom.

Learning Environment Survey (the Green Envelope)

Your child will be bringing 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.  We urge you to complete this survey.  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.   

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

Online survey is available HERE.  (Note: You will need the access code printed on the form your child brings home.)