Halloween Activities: October 30

Student government will hauntify classroom 440 and show scary movies starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 (permission slips will go home for middle school students). Snacks will be available for purchase. And if the gym is available, there will be a middle school Halloween dance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stay tuned for details.

Canned Goods Drive for Dominica

The high school student government has organized a canned goods collection for the victims of Tropical Storm Erika, which on Aug. 27 devastated the Caribbean island of Dominica. Please bring donations to Room 440. Parent Mary Iorio, who is from Dominica, is helping to coordinate PSC's efforts.

Welcome New PTA & SLC Members

At last week's packed PTA meeting (great turnout!), the following new board members were elected: Donna Walrond, Ivan Zavala, Anne Sherman and Maribeth Batcha – co-vice presidents Kali Leben – co-treasurer Helodia Aragon – co-secretary And these parents stepped forward to serve on the School Leadership Team: Mary Iorio, Wendy Marshall, Lorraine Jones, Guy MomPremier, Melissa Moskowitz, Corinthia Carter, Lucia Burns, and Lynn Husum. Thanks and welcome to all!

Help Reform the Middle School Process

If you loathed the middle school placement process, you're not alone. Parents for Middle School Equity, a group of District 15 parents--led by PSC parent Miriam Nunberg--is working to change the way children are assigned to middle school. As this slideshow makes clear, a survey the group conducted last year found enormous dissatisfaction with the current process. The slideshow also demonstrates how the process results in segregation by income, race and national origin. If you want to add your voice to the growing chorus demanding reform of this stressful and inequitable process, please sign and share this petition. This will show the Department of Education that there is widespread commu

PSC in D.C.: Our Diversity Efforts Take National Stage!

Last month, a PSC contingent traveled to Howard University in Washington, D.C., for the National Coalition on School Diversity conference. Jill Bloomberg, ninth-grade ELA teacher Rahsan Williams, and high school students Theola Carbon, Feyisola Oduyebo, and Amanda Lee spoke on a panel about PSC's work on integration. For the students, it was an exciting, if nerve-wracking, moment in the spotlight. They talked about the ways PSC facilitates conversations through weekly circles, rallies, Black History Month assemblies, and other means. When someone in the audience asked what strategies exist to integrate schools, "I was like, our school has strategies!" said Theola. Audience members, t

PSC Cookbook Needs your Recipes

Food; who doesn't love it? Anyone who's been to a PSC event, such as the welcome-back picnic or holiday party, knows there's a lot of deliciousness happening. Please share your favorite family recipes and any stories that go with them for the PSC cookbook. Contact eighth-grade parent Nancy Workman to submit your recipe and story.

Help Seniors Hone Their College Essays

Hey all you writer/editor types, put your literary chops to work while lending a hand to our high school seniors. Ms. Sandusky is looking for volunteers to help seniors improve their college essays. Last year this took place in a workshop, and it was a great experience all around. If you're interested, contact Ms. Sandusky at JSandusky@schools.nyc.gov or leave a message at the school.

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