Hello & Welcome

August 22, 2016

Dear PS 198 Community,

It is with great pleasure that I accept the position as the Interim Acting Principal at PS 198. When I arrived at the school last September as the Assistant Principal, I was greeted by so many warm and welcoming families and staff members. So many of you have long histories with our school; many families have had generations of children pass through this building, and many staff members have worked at PS 198 for upwards of ten or more years. It is a privilege to be part of this community.

I come to this role having worked in various capacities with young children, each influential in developing my teaching and leadership practice. I graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University, where I earned my dual degree in Early Childhood Special and General Education. I worked as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) and Paraprofessional, and then taught for several years in Integrated Co-Teaching Classrooms in another District 2 school, PS 59. It was there that I began my leadership training, and ultimately completed the Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program (LEAP), which was specifically aligned with the instructional initiatives most current in our city’s school system. Then last year I had the opportunity to come to PS 198 and work closely with Principal Nancy Cabrero and members of our school leadership team.

Nancy and I have spent the summer rigorously preparing and planning for the new school year to ensure the school undergoes a smooth transition. I look forward to sharing these plans with our staff upon their return in September and with the larger community at our first family night on September 22nd. Also this summer, I participated in many professional learning series alongside District 2 and other citywide Principals. Perhaps most importantly, I had the opportunity to sit with several of our classroom teachers at summer workshops as they planned units of study. Staying close to the work of our teachers is one of my priorities for the coming year.

I look forward to the return of our teachers and staff, many of whom will come back in late August to set up classrooms and prepare for the arrival of students. On September 8th we will welcome our children back to school. The first day energy is always exciting as conversation jumps between updates on summer activities and plans for the new school year. For those of you who are new to our school or who I do not know as well, please do not hesitate to introduce yourself in the halls, or out in the schoolyard where you will likely find me playing 6-square or basketball with our third, fourth and fifth graders.

I believe that everyone needs time for personal wellness and as many of you know, I am an avid runner. I’ve spent many hot, summer mornings running in Central Park. This year I will proudly represent the PS 198 Bulldogs at the NYC Marathon in November, as I attempt to run my fastest marathon to date. I hope that you too have had time this summer to relax with family and friends.

Change brings both challenges and opportunities to take a fresh perspective on our school. With that in mind, I feel both fortunate and excited to have been appointed to serve you as the Interim Acting Principal at PS 198 and look forward to a successful year for every staff member, family, and most importantly, our students.

Warm Regards,

Katharine Macmanus

SUPPLY LISTS

Dear Families with children in Kindergarten and 3rd Grade,

Due to official enrollment, the class assignments written on your child’s June report card have changed.

For families with children in Kindergarten, letters will be sent to your home this week with the new Official Class Code.

For families with children in 3rd grade who were told their child would be in Official Class Code 304, your child will now be in 301.


To locate your child’s Official Class Number for September, please look on the bottom right hand side of their report card.

CLASSES BY GRADE:


Grade
Official Class Number
(On Report Card)
Classroom
Supply List
Link
Pre-K
001
109
Supply List
Pre-K
002
111
Supply List
Pre-K
003
107
Supply List
K
011
105
Supply List
K
012
133
Supply List
K
013
131
Supply List
1
101
118
Supply List
1
102
127
Supply List
1
103
120
Supply List
2
201
215
Supply List
2
202
217
Supply List
203 225 Supply List
3
301
231
Supply List
3
302
227
Supply List
4
401
209
Supply List
4
402
211
Supply List
4
403
207
Supply List
5
502
M1
Supply List
5
503
233
Supply List
5
504
M39
Supply List
Technology, Art, Science & Gym
Teachers will provide a supply list in September

 

GENERAL SUPPLIES REQUESTED BY TEACHERS THROUGHOUT BUILDING:
While your individual class teachers may have an Amazon wish list, classrooms, other specialists, and activities (lunch, recess, etc) also need specific items. If you would like to help PS198 by sending in extra supplies,
 click here. 
 All items will be distributed by the administration.
Click here!  

Thank you for supporting the PS 198 Carnival!

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We had another great year at the PS 198M Spring Carnival!

We hope everyone that attended had a fun day and we absolutely must thank all our wonderful volunteers who gave their precious time to support this event, as well as all the generous teachers, staff and families who donated supplies for this worthy event!

Special thanks to the Carnival 2016 Sponsors and Donors whose generosity allows us to keep this event affordable!  PS 198 strives to give back to the community by including many free activities at the Carnival, something that is very unique to our school, and is made possible by the businesses and organizations that support us each year.

We thank the following organizations and encourage you to check them out!

92Y / Noar Afterschool
Alyssia Hair & Skin Salon
Bonjour Crepes & Wines
Chenille Cleaners
Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures
Craft Studio
Insomnia Cookies
Magical Kids, 1421 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Nestlé Waters
New York City Guitar School
NYC Council Member Ben Kallos
NYChessKids
Playworks
The UPS Store
Walt Disney World

Spring Fling 2016 is almost here!

Aloha

Buy Tickets Today – https://ps198m2016springfling.eventbrite.com

Check out the AUCTION GUIDE

 

You are cordially invited to
The Sixth Annual PS 198M Spring Fling & Auction
Aloha

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm at PS 198

Please join us for a fabulous evening attended by parents, friends, teachers and administration.

Delicious food and beverages will be served, along with a silent and live auction!  An event not to be missed.  Come dressed in your Luau best and a grand prize will be awarded.

EVENT IS FOR ADULTS ONLY
Friends & Family Welcome

Standard Ticket – $60
Send a Teacher or Staff – $25
Teachers Guest – $25
5 Raffle Tickets – $20
Luau Party Pack – 2 Standard tickets, Send a Teacher & 10 Raffle Tickets – $175
* Purchase a Ticket at the Door -$75

~ All proceeds go to the P.S.198M PTA – The Straus School ~

We look forward to seeing you there!
PS198M PTA Executive Board

 

PLEASE HELP THE PS 198 GREEN TEAM TO RECYCLE!

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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