Monthly Archives: December 2017

Winter Concert 2017

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Once again it’s time for our Winter Concert! The Concert is 12/20/2017.

The concert will be preceded by a bake sale! Contributions accepted Tuesday 12/19 & Wednesday 12/20 in the PTA Office.

Holiday Concert Info:

Date: December 20th

Time: 6:00pm

Attire: Nice, festive clothing! No T-Shirts or jeans. (Black and white is always lovely.)

Classes/Groups Performing:

K01, K02

101, 102

201, 202

Violin Ensemble

Elementary Chorus

Middle School Chorus

Who’s invited: All parents and middle school students.

(Note – there will be a performance on the 20th at 9:30am for the elementary school students.)

*Parents are welcome to attend the evening show.

Final Day to Contribute to Walk-a-thon – DEC 7

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Every year PSMS 278 students and teachers solicit pledges from the community and then walk the track at the Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Columbia University. This year the students walked on Thursday, October 12.

Please support your student with a pledge for their walk.

Our goal is $20K. We need this money in order to fund:

  • 92nd Street Y dance (formerly funded by DOE)
  • Elementary school choir
  • Middle School Choir

Turn in Donations by Thursday, December 7!

All donations are tax deductible and go right back to the kids at PS/MS 278

The highest dollar amount in pledges in grades K-8 will win a Nintendo Switch. The second place student for grades K-5 will win a $50 Target gift card

The second place student for grades 6-8 will win a $50 Target gift card.

The classes with the highest number of contributions in grades K-5 will win a school pizza party

The classes with the highest number of contributions in grades 6-8 will win a school pizza party

And everyone will receive a no-uniform pass for every $75 earned.

Three easy ways to collect pledges:

  1. Send cash or check (payable to PTA of PSMS278) in with your student and their completed fundraising form (sent home in back packs)
  2. Fulfill your pledges through our online payment portal. Simply add your student’s name in the “In Honor of” field and Designate your donation to “Arts Walk” (example below)                                         donate-snipCreate your own personal crowdrise page to share with friends and family members via email and social media.

Pledges of any amount are welcome!columbia-fieldPlease Note: All donations must be collected by December 7 to be eligible for prizes.

Career Day 2018

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img_0043Career Day 2018

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

What is Career Day?

On Career Day we schedule visits from officials, civil servants, local business, theater, arts, science, and medical professionals – just to name a few!) to speak, present, perform, or do an activity with students about their careers. Guest Speakers are scheduled in all grades K-8. We encourage parents to look into your network of friends, family, and colleagues to invite them to present to our students. (Our teachers have also been wonderful reaching into their networks to find us exciting guests.)

Career Day is a full and exciting day for our children as many periods of their day are filled with guest presentations. It is a fun day for parents who are able to present and share their time in their child’s school. It is also a terrific day for parents who choose to help with the hospitality in the Library. We keep a light food service going all day for our guests and chit chat with them when they are between presentations… feels like a party! (although we are working very diligently). It is also a great day for parents even if you cannot come to the school – the kids will have so much to tell you when they get home – you can’t escape Career Day!

Career Day is a wonderful day to choose to give of your time to support the children. There is something for everyone at Career Day!

Thank you for your attention and for helping to make Career Day another super special day!

Fox 5 News Covered Career Day at PSMS 278 last year!