Spotlight on Learning

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Parents Connect

      PS 347 - The American Sign Language & English Lower School

        Parents’ Association General Membership Meeting Notice

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Date: Tuesday,December 16, 2014
 Time: 10am
 Location: Room116-A 1st Floor

  •  Our guest speaker: Librarian Sara Paulson  Topic: Library Advisory Council 

  •  Discuss holiday decorations.

  •  Discuss the distribution of the gift campaign money.

  • There will be a presentation of the revised PA bylaws by Jennifer Greenblatt

  •  Discuss what workshops would be beneficial to the parents.


         Your attendance is crucial to making this school year successful!


Dear Families,

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 


I wish health, happiness and prosperity to all of the parents of the PS347 “family.”  And, of course, I wish you the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones over the holiday season.  As I reflect on the season – the diversity we celebrate such as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas, I am so much reminded of the message we all wish to live:  “Peace on earth and good will to all of us!”  Celebration is in the air and as the holiday draws near many celebrate different traditions with some similarities. No matter what holiday is celebrated it is the sights, sounds and smells of the special rituals which bring families together and emphasize family traditions.  It is through traditions, rituals and ceremonies that we create a culture. Our culture at PS347 is one based on community and communication.  We share ideas and information with one another through this newsletter, workshops, PA and SLT meetings and various other ways. 

We value the time you spend with your children discussing the school day, going over homework or just asking, “How was school today?” We understand the value you place on your time and appreciate the time you spend volunteering at PS347. As this hectic time of year approaches, remember the essentials of life – our young.  Remember the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Peace, like charity, begins at home.”  We need all of us to be united in our home/home and our school/home.


Have a most wonderful and peaceful Holiday and vacation.


Very truly yours,



Terry Acevedo

Parent Coordinator

917.326.6614

TAcevedo@PS347.org




 PTA Meetings for 2014-5

All Meetings are held in the PS347 School Building.

ALL Dates are subject to change.

PTA meetings are held once a month on a Tuesday.

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Room: 116-A

December 16th, 2014

January 20th, 2015

February 24th, 2015

March 17th, 2015

April 21st, 2015

May 19th, 2015

June 16th, 2015



2014-2015 SLT Meetings:

All Meetings are held in the PS347 School Building.

ALL Dates are subject to change.

SLT meetings are held once a month on a Tuesday.

Time: 4:05pm-7:05pm


December 16th, 2014

January 20th, 2015

February 24th, 2015

March 17th, 2015

April 21st, 2015

May 19th, 2015

June 16th, 2015




PS 347 Annual ASL Holiday Show

December 17, 2014
1:45pm


Dancing, graphic art, and holiday songs in ASL. Come celebrate with us!

Chicken Cake Challenge
December 11, 2014

All parents, teachers, and students are invited to create a chicken-themed cake, cookie, or sweet. Please drop off your wonderful creation before 10am on 12/11/14. Cakes will go on display in the lobby from 10-11am. Final votes will be counted at 11am.

The LUCKY winner will eat the winning cake with their class. All other cakes will be sold. All profits will be used to bring Martha, Jackie, Eleanor, Mamie, and Betty (our school chickens) back to PS 347!

If you would rather donate, please earmark any donations to Chicken fund on Paypal or by check. All donations are tax-deductible. Make the check out to PS 347 PTA.

Movie Night @ PS347

On December 12, 2014 the PS 347 Student Council is holding a special event to raise money to get our chickens back home. You and your child can enjoy the funny and loving movie "Home Alone" in the PS 347 Auditorium.

Where: PS 347 Auditorium
When: 12/12/14
Time: 2:45pm seating begins (movie starts at 3pm)
Price: One adult/one child $7
Each add'l child: $5
MS students and friends: $5

Tickets go on sale November 28th! Get your tickets early!

Cake from the Chicken Challenge will be available for purchase in individual slices so bring money for snacks. If you want to donate snacks, please bring them promptly at 2:45pm or send them in with your children the morning of the event.


Shop Fairway and Give Back

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the Fairway Market Community Partners program. For every dollar you spend at Fairway, 3% or more in cash will be donated back to your school's PTA fund.

Please contact Terry, our Parent Coordinator at tacevedo@ps347.org for a card if you haven't already received one. Just present it every time you shop at Fairway. Thanks!

Enjoy Fairway and Support PS 347!


Tuesday, January 20
PTA Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location 116B
School Leadership Team
4:05 PM - 7:05 PM
Location TBA

Giving back