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Family Fun Night April 7th

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Free Family Fitness Night of FUN

Friday, April 7th, 2017

5:45pm – 8:00pm at PSMS 278

All are welcome to the 5th Annual PSMS 278 Family Fitness Night of FUN

Join your friends and their families for an evening of Family Fitness, Fun

Activities include: Zumba, Martial Arts and Yoga!

Food provided by Chop’t!

Free Family Movie Night! February 10 @ 6:00pm

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life was screened at the PSMS 278 auditorium at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Join your school community for this midwinter tradition at the school auditorium. All proceeds from our cash only concessions go to benefit the PTA.

Please note this is a free event but all students are expected to attend with a designated adult chaperone. This is not a drop off event.

Career Day 2017

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img_0043Career Day 2017

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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!

Winter Concert 2016

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Once again it’s time for our Winter Concert! This will occur on Thursday, December 22nd. There will be two shows as follows: 

9:00am – 10:00am (1st Show)

• K-001, K-002, 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402, 501, and 502

• Violin Class

• Chorus

At this first performance, the Middle School will be in the audience. The classes performing will perform their songs and then be escorted back to their classrooms.

 

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12:30 pm – 1:45pm (2nd Show)

• K-001, K-002, 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402, 501 and 502

• Violin Class

• Chorus 

At this 2nd show, the classes will perform, then sit in the audience and enjoy the rest of the show.Students should come dressed appropriately in their festive party clothes.

(Black and white is always lovely.)

*Parents are welcome to attend both shows.
 

Congratulations Chess Team!

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Our PSMS 278 Chess Team on their first Chess Tournament! Our students participating in the Growing Minds Chess Academy, an after school program held at the school, were invited to participate on AVENUES Thanksgiving Chess Tournament 2016 held Saturday, Nov 27th at The World School. The kids had a blast! They all got to play four matches in their division. Representatives for Team PSMS 278 proudly held their trophies and they came in second place in the Novice 2 Division!

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Mulch-O-Mania 2016

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The outside of the school looked a little more beautiful on Monday morning, November 21. Several PTA dads worked with Tony and Miguel of the New York Restoration Project to lay a healthy bed of compost and wood chips for our trees out front and out back of the school. Here is a quick snap shot of the team as they finished their work Sunday morning.

 

Walk-a-thon 2016

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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 November 14. We had fantastic weather but we are not finished raising money to support arts programs in our school! Please share your accomplishment to inspire contributions from friends and family. All contributions submitted by December 1 qualify students for these exciting rewards:

K-5th
1st Prize- New Bike
2nd Prize- $50 Target Gift Certificate
3rd Prize- $20 iTunes Gift Card
Class Party for the top earning Class
6th-8th
1st Prize- Samsung 7-inch Tablet
2nd Prize- $50 Target Gift Certificate
3rd Prize- $20 iTunes Gift Card
Class Party for the top earning Class

No Uniform Pass for every $50 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-snip
  3. Create your own personal crowdrise page to share with friends and family members via email and social media.

Pledges of any amount are welcome but we have created the following bench marks to help you motivate potential donors:

Diamond Level: $25 and above

Gold Level: $20

Silver Level: $15

Bronze Level: $10

Helping Hand: $5

 

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Please Note: All donations must be collected by December 1st to be eligible for prizes.

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