Attention ALL Parents and Teachers!
Join us for our first PTA Meeting of 2018
You are a member!
Share your ideas!
PTA General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30pm
PS/MS 278 School Cafeteria
Everyone is Welcome!
Spanish translation provided.
Career day/ movie night/ spring fair
The School Wellness Council meets monthly and is open to all. Below find information on our end of the year events, please drop in at any point after that time, learn what is going on and become part of the team!
School Wellness Council Tuesday January 16, at 2:30 in room 209. Come help us continue to plan and support health and wellness in our school. All are welcome, Parents, teachers, students.
Take a look and happy eating!
What an exciting Fall so far! The PTA would like to take a moment to thank all of you who volunteered during our many events this fall. A hearty thank you to the parents who donated their time and/or resources to the Dues Drive, Movie Night, Book Fair, Picture Day and Community Dinner.
We are also grateful to these local restaurants for supporting our school with their wonderful food! Remember their generosity when you are going out to eat or ordering in!
Ft. Tryon Cafe
John’s Fried Chicken
Park Terrace Deli
This is an admittedly busy time for our school and your families but everyone on the Executive Board is excited to see how our community continues to rise to the challenge.
We could not do it without you.
PS/MS 278 School Wellness Council Upcoming Events:
Thursday, November 2 at 8:15am at Allen Hospital
“FOOD and MOOD” discussion
Walk and Talk: come learn and practice English or Spanish through conversation while walking with fellow parents and caregivers
Every Friday 8:10AM
meet in front of the school on 219th street
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MONTHLY SCHOOL WELLNESS COUNCIL MEETING:
Tuesday November 13, 2017 @ 2:30-3:30 Room 209
Parents, teachers, students all welcome to join
It’s September and your annual PTA membership dues are due! PTA Membership dues help pay for school enrichment and afterschool actives! Our Dues Drive letters were sent home in the backpacks today. Please fill those envelopes with cash or a check (made out to PTA of PSMS278) and send them back to school.
You can also donate online at https://www.nycharities.org/give/donate.aspx?cc=3791!
The PTA of PSMS278
Dear Parents and Guardians of PS/MS 278,
As you are aware I have been the Ambassador Principal at PS 5 for the last two years. It has been my joy to be able to watch as my team headed by Mrs. Lillian Reyes, Acting Principal and Mr. Charles Reilly, A.P. continue the vision, policies and programs that I put in place over the years since the school first opened in 2004. While I have always been there as a support and guide, the day to day running of the school has been left in their very capable hands. It is now time for me relinquish my role as principal and begin a new chapter as a retired administrator.
As of July 1, 2017 I will end my career as your principal and that of PS 5. It has been my honor to serve the children of District 6 and work with a superb group of principals under the leadership of Mr. Manuel Ramirez, D6 Superintendent. We have learned together over the years to be strong advocates for children.
Most certainly, I will miss the students. Most of your children began with me in kindergarten and it has been exciting to watch them grow and learn. The wonderful teachers, many of whom began with me in the early years, have set high expectations and provided rigorous instruction for your children. However, one of the most important aspects of The Paula Hedbavny School has been the culture of partnership we have shared. At 278 the parent culture has always been, “how can we help”? I hope that you will always continue to support Mrs. Reyes and Mr. Reilly with that commitment. It is important for new parents to be as supportive and giving of their time as those parents who have been in the school for several years. Administration, parents, teachers and students all working together is the magic of our school.
PS/MS 278 has been a gift to me. Thank you for allowing me to provide the kind of education that is traditional in academic rigor but creative to include the arts, enrichment clusters, support for healthy lifestyles and embracing other cultures. It has grown into a special place and one that I’m am very confident will continue under the direction of Mrs. Reyes and supported by Mr. Reilly and the entire instructional team. They have great plans for the future with laser focus on your children’s success.
It has been my honor to serve as your principal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity of spirit, time and care of what was affectionately referred to as “the car wash school” so many years ago and now one of the best schools in the city. If you ever need me the school will know how to get in touch with me.
Sat. June 17, 2017 11am to 5pm
@ PS/MS 278 – 421 W. 219 St.
The 8th Annual Spring Fair is coming up this Saturday! Can you believe the school year is almost done? The Spring Fair is free to attend. There are tickets sold for activities and rides. There are concessions for sale and there is an awesome raffle to win tons of great prizes! The proceeds from the fair support the PTA of PSMS278. This annual event is a great time to connect with your community while you support the local school. Come one, come all to PSMS278 Spring Fair 2017!
PS/MS 278 7th Annual Spring Fair
food. music. bouncy house
Pirate half moon ride. games
Slime. face painting. raffles
To access the online fair, follow this link: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair and then scroll down to PS MS 278 PAULA HEDBAVNYSCHOOL. And here is the classes schedule for the book fair – please direct any questions to Ms. Reyes or your child’s teacher. See you at the Book Fair!