Come help out at STEM night!

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Skeletons and robots and mad scientists, oh my! They will all be at our upcoming STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Family night on Thursday, February 28. 

This free event, sponsored by the PTA, will transform our school into a STEM Wonderland. We will have 20+ hands-on stations, including robotics, coding, math puzzles, paint with magnets, anatomy, yoga and mind, music and more.

We need volunteers to assist in setting up, running the stations, and  cleaning up. You do not have to be a scientist or even good at math to help out! So sign up by clicking this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4ba8ac28a1f85-stem

At least one teacher will be facilitating the activities at each station. Some stations will be managed by our external partners, such as PWC, Bent on Learning, Mad Science, and Robofun. It will be a fun night for all! See you there!

 

The PS 198 Spring Auction site is up!

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The PS 198 Spring Auction is on Friday, May 10, 6PM-9PM! But our site is already up and running. The theme this year is Mardi Gras Ball! 

You can now check out:

  • Deals on camps and just-for-kids items. (Winners will be announced March 31st, 2019.)
  • Raffles for: Knicks tickets, front-row seats to the PS 198 Musical, and Double Dare Live! (Look under “browse items/fixed price items”; raffles chosen March 24th.)

To participate in our online auction and our live auction (May 10th):

1.     Go to https://one.bidpal.net/ps198springfling2019

2.     Click on “sign in” and create an account

3.     Browse items to bid

We still need your help soliciting donations. It’s super easy – just ask! Most organizations that you frequent are happy to donate and receive free publicity.  Donations may be emailed to ps198springfling2019@gmail.com, via onlineform or drop off in the PTA office safe. 

Our hope is to receive at least one donation from every family to help make this event a huge success!! If you can’t donate items, consider donating your time or money for food and drink at the event. 

EMAIL:ps198springfling2019@gmail.com

AUCTION SITE: one.bidpal.net/ps198springfling2019Auction poster 2019

Make a pledge for the Fun Run!

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Pledging is NOW OPEN for the PS 198M Fun Run! We’re aiming to get:

100% of families to participate

3 pledges per student

$15,000 School Profit for School Enrichment.

Click here for a printable donation form. Check out our video here .

The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through our easy SHARE feature on the Fun Run site. Once you’re on the site, click “Sign Up,” then search PS 198M to register your child. It takes just a couple of minutes!

You can then make a Student Star video to share with Facebook Friends. Or simply copy and paste the email template to send to family, friends, and local businesses.

See you at the Fun Run on February 8!

 

Coming soon: International Night!

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….IMG_5318International Night is on January 24. This FRIDAY is the last day to buy Early Bird tickets! ($12 instead of $15) Also, buying your tickets online gets you a fast pass at check-in! You can buy tickets, sign up to volunteer, donate food, sponsor a teacher, or all of the above! Just click here.

If you can make or donate a main course (good for 25 people), please sign up. It needs to be delivered by 5:30. Our LAST MEETING is next Tuesday, Jan 22nd at 8:15 AM in the cafeteria.

Our Read-a-Thon Results Are In–and They’re Amazing

  
We surpassed our goals this year!
– Our students read an impressive amount. They clocked over 230,000 minutes = 3,800 hours = 158 days of reading in just 2 weeks time
– Our community raised nearly $24,000 for our school
– Authors and editors visited our classrooms and inspired our students about writing books
– Theme days, theater performance and read-alouds brought in extra fun and reminded students of characters and books they love
– Our book recommendation wall is bustling with excellent suggestions from our readers – check it out!