Design Contest

Dear P.S. 198 families,

We are planning a Student Talent Show on the evening of Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the P.S. 198 Auditorium.   The Show will feature singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers from the PS198 student body.  It will be a fun event for our students to show off their talents and to build their confidence. Moreover, the show can help us raise money for our school to support our enrichment programs and to fund for our teacher’s professional development programs.

We are looking for students to help us design the program cover for the talent show.   The PTA general membership will select a design from all submissions in the March PTA meeting. The designer of the selected submission will receive a pizza lunch for their class!

If your child is interested in participating in the design effort, please email the design to the PTA at or drop it off at the PTA office with your child’s name and class by February 29, 2016.  For more details about the show, please see below.   Thank you for your interest!

We are also looking for volunteers to help us with planning the event, making the programs, obtaining financial sponsorship, selling tickets/concessions and organizing backstage.  If you are interested in helping us, please contact the PTA at

Talent Show Details

Event:                                      PS 198 Student Talent Show

Event Description:               The Talent Show features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers from the PS 198 student body.

Date:                                        Wednesday April 20, 2016

Location:                                PS 198 Auditorium

Contestants:                       All PS 198 students from Pre-K to 5th grade. All participants will receive small prizes.  The class with most participants will get a pizza lunch for the entire class.


As you may know, NYC mandates all schools to recycle.

In the midst of recycling, the Green Team discovered a recycling project by Terracycle which actually gives points back for every recycled item and you can turn those points into dollars. This gives the school an opportunity to earn more cash to spend on educational materials.
It will take some time for this to happen so we need and want everyone’s involvement.
Please see the slideshow below to see if you consume any of the items.  If so, please send the wrappers or pouches to school with your child.
We thank you in advance for your participation!
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Lunar New Year Activities

An exciting day long Lunar New Year celebration will take place on the new school holiday on Monday, February 8 at Javits Center North, 9:30am6pm.

This FREE Students Holiday Celebration<> commemorates the inaugural NYC Lunar New Year public school holiday.  Highlights will include an opening ceremony, live performances by National Dance Institute’s student dancers as well as a mass monkey dance-along with audience participation, and a special video presentation by The Nature Conservancy on the endangered golden monkey and the environment.