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Schools Open April 6
Parent and Staff take note: Due to the 3 Emergency Closing Days already used [January 27, February 2 & 9] schools will be open for instruction on April 6, 2015.

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School Five News

Both Mrs. Morello & Ms. Costello's classes will be working with Jacob Burns Film Center with the "Minds in Motion" program.  They will meet with volunteers on Tuesdays for several weeks making the own movie.  Please watch for more information from the Teachers.  This project will end with a "Red Carpet" evening presentation of their movies.

Dr. Pisacreta will be our Liaison for the school year 2014-15.  Any questions should be directed directly to Dr. Pisacreta.  Thank You for your cooperation. 

Has your child/children lost a coat, sweater, lunch box, hat, etc. - Please have them check the LOST & FOUND in the crates outside the Main Office.  PreK items are kept in their own classroom.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs. Fata, Ms. Grotto & Mrs Martinez's 1st grade classes will be going to the "Big Apple Circus" on Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Please watch for information from the teachers and remember to ask your child what they saw at the circus.

Mrs. Graham's class will be sailing on the Clearwater on Friday, June 5th.  The class will also have lessons here at School 5 provided by the Clearwater staff.  Please ask your child what they expect to see when they sail on the Hudson.  Please watch for information and the permission slip from the teacher.

Mrs. Pomeranz(K) & Mrs. Graham's (5) Buddie Program will be going to the "Big Apple Circus" on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Please watch for information from the teachers.  Please ask your child about their experience at the Circus and how they like being escorted by their Buddies.

Ms. Costello & Mrs. Morrelo's 4th grader classes will be working with Jacob Burns Center on the project "MINDS IN MOTION".  Please watch for information from the teachers.


School 5 PTA web site is ps5pta.my-pta.org.  Please check the site for information of upcoming meetings or events.  Also, you may contact us on eMail site - YPS5PTA@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 10
Board of Education Facilities Committee Meeting
4:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Board of Education Audit, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting/Workshop
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Thursday, March 12
Board of Education Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center

Monday, March 16
Board of Education Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Wednesday, March 18
Board of Education Stated Meeting
Saunders High School Auditorium
7:00PM Communications From the Community
7:30PM Stated Meeting

Weather

Today, 3/4/2015
High: 40 Low: 29
Rain
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/5/2015
High: 27 Low: 22
Snow
82% chance of precipitation.



Have you moved?  Have you changed your telephone number?  Both of these are important contact information that the office should have.  If you have moved, the office must have 3 proofs of your new address to change your address so that you receive mail from the school.  If your telephone has changed - it must be changed in the computer system so that you receive all calls from our ConnectEd system.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs. Fata, Ms. Grotto & Mrs. Martinez's first grade classes will be going to the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan on Thursday, April 30th.  Please watch for information from the teachers and the permission slip.  Please also asked your child what they saw and learned at the Zoo.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 we will have representatives from Master Card, along with Junior Achievement, in our school for a full day of "life" lessons.  As you know, we have been fortuniate to have this program for many years.  The students love the lessons they have from year to year.  Please ask your child what project they made and learned from it.

Our 6, 7 & 8th Grades are planning the year-end trip.  Destination - Boston, Mass.  Letters have gone home requesting a deposit to help plan this trip.  There will be fund raisers to help offset the cost - so please watch for flyers with further information.  At this time the trip is planned for Wednesday, May 27. 

Please inform our School Nurse of any medication that your child/children may be taking.  If your child needs medication during the school day, we must have a signed form from your doctor detailing information.  Also, if your child has been sick, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Reminder - half day for all students, 12 Noon dismissal, on Wednesday March 25th, NO LUNCH served in school.  All buses will leave by 12 Noon, please be at your child's stop to meet them.  Parent/Teacher meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m., please watch for message from your child's teacher.