Principal Weekly Letter

PS 126\MAT Newsletter

October 10, 2017

Teach your child that studying is more than just doing homework assignments 

One of the most misunderstood aspects of schoolwork is the difference between studying and doing homework assignments. Encourage your child to do things like:

  • take notes as he’s reading a chapter
  • learn to skim material
  • learn to study tables and charts
  • learn to summarize what he has read in his own words
  • learn to make his own flashcards for quick review of dates, formulas, spelling words, etc.

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From the Medical Office

It is critical that the School Nurse be aware of any chronic illness that your child may have. Among the most important are Allergies and Asthma. We should have a Medication Administration Form, as well as the medicine needed to treat any emergencies, in the Medical Room. Blank MAFs were sent home with students that need one. Please have them completed by your child’s physician and return them to the school nurse as soon as possible.


Family Workshop Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

Topic: Internet Safety – Tips and strategies from NYPD Community Affairs Officer


5th Grade Parents

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Ms. Truong, Guidance Counselor will host a workshop for 5th grade parents to introduce the Middle School Application process. 

 1st Grade Visit to Horizon Media – October 26, 2017

Horizon Media once again has invited our 1st grade classes to celebrate Halloween with them in their offices.  In addition to a bucket full of treats, each student is provided a costume that they can wear for their annual parade around the building.   

 ARTS Residencies for Grades K-4:

We were awarded a $15,000 arts grant to work with Marquis Studios to continue to support our work with self-portraits. Students in grades K, 1 and 2 will have a 10 week residency to work on collage and grades 4 and 5 will have a 10 week painting residency.  These residencies will culminate in a gallery presentation for families sometime in December.  More information will follow!


Upcoming Events for our PS 126\MAT Students:

 - Friday, October 13th - Middle School Picture Day – Grades 6th, 7th and 8th

- Friday, October 13th - Senior Day Breakfast, Pictures and Trip– All Day

- Monday, October 16th - Elementary School  Picture Day -  All Grades Pre-K through  5th grade

- Tuesday, October 17th - General PA Meeting (8:30am).  Title One meeting. Vote on status and budget

- Thursdays, October 19th – Title 1 Workshop (8:30am). Topic TBA. All parents invited.

- Thursday, October 26th – Halloween Activities for 4th & 5th Grade party. 3:00-4:00pm

- Friday, October 27th – Halloween Bake Sale/ Haunted House / MAT Party 6-8pm

- Monday, October 30th – Halloween Activities for 2nd & 3rd - Movie & Costume Contest 3-4pm

- Tuesday, October 31st – Halloween Activities - Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parade (during school hours)





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