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2018 - 2019 Calendar of Events

September
05 - First Day of School
05 - Kindergarten "Meet the Teachers" @ 12:10pm in the classroom
05 - Pre-K "Meet the Teachers" @ 1:00pm in the classroom
05 - Pre-K 1/2 day from 8-11:10am
06 - First full day for Kindergarten students
07 - First full day for Pre-K
10 & 11 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
13 - Meadow Farms fundraiser kick-off!17 - Family Night - Meet the Teachers from 4:30-7:30pm (more info to follow)
18 - Dads Bring your kid(s) to School Day
18 - Book of the Month Club @2:30pm in the Library
19 - Yom Kippur - No School
19 - OLBS education classes begin
20 - ELL Parent Information Meeting @ 8:30 am in the Library
20 - Student Council nominations go home for Grades 4 & 5
21 - Family Friday: Grandparents Day 8:20-9:05am; School T-Shirt Day
21 - PTA Exec Board mtg @ 9:15am
25 - SLT meeting @ 4:15pm
25 - Class Parent Orientation meeting @ 6pm
25 - PTA General Meeting @ 6:30 pm
27 - Student Council nominations due
October
01 - Meadow Farms fundraiser ends
02 - Chorus begins
02 - Square 1 Art fundraiser begins
03 - In Class Student Council elections
05
- Picture Day
08 - Columbus Day - No School
09 - "Book of the Month" with Ms. Johnson from 2:30-3:15pm
18 - Pumpkin Patch (volunteers needed)
19 - Coffee with the Administration from 7:45 - 8:20 am in the Library
19 - Family Friday 8:20-9:05am
19 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 9:10am
19 - March of Dimes kick-off assembly
23 - SLT Meeting @ 4:15pm
23 - 5th Grade Committee meeting @ 6pm
23
- PTA General meeting @ 6:30pm
24 - Student Council elections
26 - School T-Shirt Day!
26 - Halloween Dance @ 6:30pm (tickets must be purchased in advance)
31
- March of Dimes "Character Walk" @ 9:15am

November

06 - Election Day - No school
07 - PTA Special Event: Zumba Night @ 7pm
09 - Holiday Toy & Food Drive collections begin
12 - Veterans Day - No School
13
- Report Card distribution
13 - Book of the Month Club @2:30pm in the Library
13 to 15 - PTA Book Fair
15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences; 1/2 Day School (dismissal at 11:10 am); Book Fair will be open during Parent-Teacher conferences
12 to 16 - Open School Week; Cannercise
16 - PTA Exec Board mtg @ 9:20am
16 - School Spirit Day: Disney!
20 - Cascon pie order deliveries
20
- SLT Meeting @ 4:15 pm
20
- PTA Meeting (Town Hall Safety Mtg) @ 6:30 pm

21 - No OLBS afternoon religious instruction
22 & 23 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School
28 - Kindergarten Open House 9-10am
29 - PTA Special Event: Paint Nite @ Mud Genius, 6:30-8:30pm (adults only)
30 - School T-Shirt day!!
30 - Family Friday 8:20-9:05am

December

04 - Book of the Month with Ms. Johnson
06 - PTA Dine-In fundraiser @ Five Guys
06 & 07 - Winter Boutique
04 - Book of the Month @2:30pm in the Library
13 - Food Drive ends
13 - Last day for Toy Drive donations
14 - Middle School applications due for 5th graders
14
- PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 8:20am
14 - PTA Special Event: Movie Night @ 6:30pm
18
- SLT Meeting @ 4:15 pm
18 - PTA meeting @ 6:30 pm
18 - Winter Choral Concert (during the PTA meeting)
20 - Festive Holiday Attire Day
21 - Coffee with the Administration from 7:45 - 8:20 am in the auditorium
21
- Family Friday 8:20-9:05am
21 - 3rd Grade International Dance Festival @ 11am
21 - School T-Shirt Friday!
24 to Jan 01 - Winter Recess - No School

January

02 - Back to school
04 - Picture Re-take Day
08 - Book of the Month w/ Ms. Johnson @2:30pm
00 - Last day to accept Kindergarten Admissions
17 - Pre-K Open House from 9-10:30am
18 - Family Friday 8:20-9:05am
18 - PTA Exec Board meeting @ 9:10 am
21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
22 & 23 - SkyDome Science/STEM Star presentation (all grades)
22 - SLT Meeting @ 4:15 pm
22
- PTA meeting @ 6:30 pm
25 - School T-Shirt Friday!
00 - students identified as "promotion in doubt"
 will receive a letter home by mail

February

01 - Student-presented Parent Workshop: "Feelings Matter - Coping with Emotion" @ 8:30am
01 - PTA Event: Lunar Show @ 6:30pm (tickets are $7 per person)
04 - basketball game @ P.S. 188
05 - Lunar New Year - No School
06
- Valentine's For Vets are due
06 - Coffee with the Administration from 7:45 - 8:20 am in the Library
11 - 3rd Grade SEL Workshop (grade-specific assembly)
11
to 15 - "Respect for All" week; HIV/AIDS awareness week
12 - Book of the Month w/ Mrs. Johnson @ 2:30pm
13 - Pre-K non-attendance day
14 - 100th Day of School (wear red or dress as a 100-year-old)
14 - Pre-K & K Parade @1:30pm
15 - School T-Shirt Day
15 - Family Friday 8:20-9:05am
15 - NY Islanders representatives visit (Grades 3-5 school assembly)
18
to 22 - Midwinter Recess - No School
25 - Back to School
25  - PTA Exec Board Meeting @ 8:30 am
25 - 4th Grade SEL Workshop (grade-specific assembly)
26
- SLT Meeting @ 4:15 pm
26 - 5th Grade Committee meeting @ 6pm
26 - PTA General Meeting @ 6:30 pm

March

01 - 5th Grade Fundraiser - Dine @ Pizzeria Uno's all day (dine-in, takeout or delivery)
04 - 5th Grade Senior Trip payment is due
12
- Report Card distribution
12 - Book of the Month w/ Ms. Johnson @2:30pm
12
to 14 - Book Fair
14 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1/2 day, 11:10 am dismissal, PTA Exec Board meeting @ 8:30am
15 - Pre-K Admission applications for 2019-2020 are due
19 - SLT Meeting @ 4:15 pm
19 - PTA General meeting @ 6:30 pm
20 - 5th Grade Talent Show @ 6:30pm

22 - Family Friday 8:20-9:05am
22 - PTA Event: Family Game Show! @ 6:30pm
25 - 5th Grade Senior dues are due
29 - School T-Shirt Day!

April

02 & 03 - Grades 3, 4 & 5 - NYS English Language Arts Test
02 - Book of the Month w/ Ms. Johnson @2:30pm
05
to 09 - Make-up date for ELA exams
09 - Coffee with the Administration from 7:45 - 8:20 am in the Library
10 - Spring Pictures Day
12 - PTA Exec Board Meeting @ 9:10am
16 - SLT Meeting @ 4:15 pm
16 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm  (Nominating Committee will be chosen)
17 - Student Council Family Game Night @ 6:30pm
18 - School T-Shirt Day
18 - Bricks 4 Kidz (2nd grade)
19 to April 26 - Spring Recess - No School
29 - Back to School

08 to May 17 - NYSESLAT testing (Speaking portion)

May

01 & 02 - Grades 3, 4, & 5 - NYS Math Tests
03 - 5th Grade Fundraiser @ Five Guys from 5-9pm
04 - Star Wars Day
03 to 07 - Make-up dates for Math exam
07 - Book of the Month w/ Ms. Johnson @2:30pm
09 & 10 - Mother's Day Plant Sale
10 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 8:30am
15 & 16 - Celebration of Learning
15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences @4:30-5:30pm, by appointment only
15 - 5th Grade Guitar Concert & 4th/5th Grade Band Concert @ 5:30 pm
15 - Celebration of Learning open from 6-7:30pm
16
- Kindergarten Orientation @ 8:30 am
17 - 5th Grade Senior Trip to Medieval Times
20 - Bricks 4 Kidz (4th grade)
21
- SLT Meeting @ 4:15 pm
21 - PTA General Meeting @ 6:30pm
22 to 31 - NYS Science exam - 4th grade only
22 - Bricks 4 Kidz (3rd Grade)
22 & 23 - Vision screening for Kindergarten & 1st grade
23 - KPA-GNYC Korean Teacher Appreciations Day Celebration @ Dae Dong Manor ($150 per ticket)
24
- School T-Shirt Friday! P.S. 159 Carnival!  Family Friday (see Carnival Schedule and join your child's class at the carnival) Rain Date is 5/29
27 - Memorial Day - No School
29 - Bricks 4 Kidz (5th grade)
30 - Spring Choral Concert for Parents @ 6:30pm
June
03 - Grade 4 - NYS Science Test - written
04 - Eid al-Fitr - No School
05 - 5th Grade Picnic (rain date: 6/07); yearbook distribution
06 - Chancellor's Conference Day - No School
07 - Exec Board meeting @ 8:30am
10 - PTA Elections @ 6:30 pm
10 to 14 - Flag Day week-long event
11 - Clerical day - No School
11 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon (please donate so we can thank the PS 159 staff for another great year)
12 - Field Day (Grades 2-5) with Ms. Marcus & Mr. DeSanto
13 - Field Day (Pre-K, K & 1) with Ms. Marcus & Mr. DeSanto
14 - Awards Assembly @ 9:15am (students only), and parents of 4th Grade Color Guard)
14 - 5th Grade Party from 12 -2:20pmm
18 - Pre-K Stepping Up Ceremony @ 9am
18 - SLT meeting for new & existing members @ 4:15pm
19 - Kindergarten Stepping-Up Ceremony @ 9am
20 - 5th Grade Graduation @ 9am SHARP @ Location TBD
21 - Family Friday! 1:00-2:00pm; Class Celebrations for Grades 1-4; School T-Shirt Day!
26 - Last Day of School; Report Card distribution; 1/2 day dismissal @ 11:10am

July & August - Good luck to all our graduates!

Enjoy the Summer Off!

First day of school begins on September ??th, 2019.

 

Breakfast & Hot Lunch Program

"Breakfast in the Classroom" is now in progress.Breakfast is FREE for all students and is served daily for all children in Grades PK through 5th in the classroom from 8 until 8:15am.

 

Lunchtimes are as follows:

10:55: Kindergarten

11:10: Pre-K  - Lunch in the classroom

11:20: Grades 1 & 2

11:50: Grades 3 & 4

12:15: Grade 5

 

Hot Lunch is available to all students, some free or at a reduced rate. If you would like your child to receive a hot lunch, please send in the required amount on the appropriate day (notices will be sent home monthly). Lunch money is collected on Tuesdays, once a month. You may also pay online at myschoolbucks.com.

 

Hot lunch is $1.75 per day.

Breakfast is no charge and Milk (without lunch) .25 cents per day.

Please send in the exact amount in an envelope labeled with child's name, class and amount. Cash (no pennies), or checks made payable to P.S. 159Q.

 

In order to provide our students with a choice of snacks, the following items are being sold:

Mini Chocolate Chip cookies - $1.00

Doritos (assorted flavors) - $1.00

Baked potato chips (assorted flavors) - $1.00

 

*If your child does buy a snack, we shall assume that he/she has your approval to do so.

 

Arrival & Dismissal Schedule

All Students are expected at school by 8:00 am

Doors will open at 7:30 am. Do not bring children earlier because there will be no adult supervision.

All students will be dismissed at 2:20 pm

 

Class dismissal exits for this school year are as follows:

Pre-K: Schoolyard at 205th Street

K-207 & K-209:  Inner yard (ramp)

K-217 & K-221:  Inner yard closest to 205th Street

 K/1/2-253:  Inner yard

Grade 1: Inner yard closest to 205th Street (back of building)

Grade 2:  Inner yard (ramp)

Grade 3 & 3/4/5-255:  Main Entrance (33rd Ave near Clearview Expy)

Grades 4 & 5:  33rd Avenue near 205th Street