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Literacy specialist, Cynthia Guilarte, will demonstrate an interactive read aloud to explain ways to support growth and development of reading skills, and progression across grades.

Wednesday January 17, 5:30-6:30  School library. Childcare, dinner and translation is provided.  Stay around for our monthly PTA meeting.


This Saturday, January 13 a series of workshops for parents entitled Positive Adult Role Models from 9:00AM to 11:00AM in the library.  This is a series of workshops to help guide parents on positive ways to model discussions with your children about their changing bodies, building healthy relationships, and healthy mind-body care.

Workshops will be held every Saturday through January, and in February and March we will have yoga, and zumba.  All are welcome, bring a friend, join the discussion.   A flyer was sent home with your student.

Winter Concert 2017


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


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.

Kindergarten Picnic 2017

kindergarten welcome picnic

Welcome to Our
PS/MS 278 Family!

Families were invited to our
2017 – 2018 Kindergarten
“Meet Your Classmates”
Potluck Picnic!


Fun and games were also on the menu! Thanks so much to ally who contributed to the organization and to the parents and teachers who participated!

Where: Isham Park (at end of Park Terrace East near pte and 215th street)
When: Sunday, August 27th
Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm





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!


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PS/MS 278 7th Annual Spring Fair

food. music. bouncy house

Pirate half moon ride. games

Slime. face painting. raffles

FREE Admission!


Thank You Maureen Guido

For those who have not heard, our long time Principal, Maureen Guido is retiring this year. On June 8th from 5pm until 10pm we will celebrate her countless contributions to our community at Brown Sugar, 5060 Broadway. This is a ticketed, adult only event.

Mrs. Maureen Guido, Principal

Teacher Appreciation Lunch 2017!


On Tuesday May 23rd, the PTA will celebrate 278 teachers and staff with a delicious lunch of homemade delights!  Our teachers and staff do so much for our kids, if you want contribute goodies, please drop them off in the library from 8am- 10am.

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