Join us for a Holiday Performance & Potluck

Join us for a holiday performance and potluck on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. We'll be regaled by our glee club, guitar players, and drama club, as well as dancers from our after-school program. Then we'll feast on a potluck dinner. The PTA will be helping with plans for the party at a meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. If you'd like to help plan this event, please come to the meeting or send and email to the PTA.

The PSC Cookbook and Story Project Needs YOU

Send us your favorite recipes (whether original or not) or contribute a family story about sharing food. Poetry, art work and photography are all welcome as well. Please let us know if you plan to submit something, even if it isn't ready yet. Our goal is to produce a book that captures the many culinary traditions of our community -- and gives you a lot of great dishes to try out yourself.

New York City ID Cards available at John Jay through December 3rd.

If you or someone you know wants to apply for a New York City ID card, a new form of legal identification that was introduced this year, come to a "pop-up" enrollment center right here at John Jay. The IDNYC pop-up center will be open Nov. 16 through Dec. 3, in the library on the second floor. You have to make an appointment first: click here to reserve a time.

Donor's Choose: One Down, One to Go. Help Ms. Vega today!

The computer lab is getting a new printer! A Lexmark MS510dn mono laser printer, to be exact. Seventh-grade math teacher John Wilson has completed a successful DonorsChoose campaign that raised $734 for the purchase. "Already this year, I have had to turn away students who have come into the lab asking to print their school work," Mr. Wilson said. "Now I will be able to tell them, 'Yes!' " Thanks to all who supported him. The PTA provided $100 in seed funding to Mr. Wilson's campaign. Clearly, it was an investment that paid off well. Now we need to help Veronica Vega's campaign for new sports equipment cross the finish line. Please circulate this link widely. Campaigns that show m

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please attend these sessions to discuss your child's progress with his or her teachers. Teachers will be meeting with parents during the following times; no appointments needed: Thursday, Nov. 19th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. School will be dismissed at 11:51 on Nov. 20.

Run, PSC, Run! Congratulations Marathoners!

Congratulations to Chantay Thompson, seventh-grade ELA teacher, and Elyse Meyerson, eighth-grade parent, for running the New York City marathon on Nov. 1! We trust their muscles have recovered. If any other PSC folks took part in the marathon, please let us know so we can recognize all our long-distance runners.

Support Our Teachers' DonorsChoose Campaigns is a crowdsourcing website for public school projects, and right now two of our teachers have campaigns up. John Wilson, seventh-grade math teacher, is seeking a printer for the computer lab, and Veronica Vega, physical education teacher, is hoping to buy equipment to teach non-traditional sports such as badminton, broomball and handball. The projects get funded only if the campaigns raise their target amounts. For this reason, the PTA provides $100 in seed funding to our teachers' DonorsChoose campaigns. Please keep the momentum going by donating and/or circulating the links widely. These are small projects that will make a huge difference in the daily school life

Campus Safety Meeting

Want to share your opinions about metal detectors or any other aspect of the health and well-being of the kids in our building? Please attend the annual campus safety meeting this Thursday, Nov. 5, at 5:30 p.m. We will gather either in the auditorium or cafeteria. This meeting is open to all schools in the building.

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Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Principal Jill Sandusky