Daily Announcements


Looking ahead....Parent Workshops / Events -

Please join us on...

April 29, 2015 -  District 4 Science Fair - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                        Manhattan Center - 116 street and Pleasant Avenue

May 4, 2015 -   "Summer Learning Fun" - Parent Workshop @ PS/MS 108 @ 8:40 a.m.

May 11, 2015 - BOX OUT BULLYING - Parent Presentation at PS/MS 108 @ 8:40 a.m.
                       Don't Miss this great presentation  :-)

May 13, 2015 - Ramapo for Children Parent Workshop at PS/MS 108 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                       "Help Me Get Through My Day!"

May 13, 2015 - Parent / Teacher Conferences - EVENING SESSIONS ONLY -
                       4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  **Regular School Day for ALL Students!

May 19, 2015 - Ramapo for Children Parent Workshop at PS/MS 108 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                       "Parents as Leaders"

May 28, 2015 - Ramapo for Children Parent Workshop at PS/MS 108 @ 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                       "Help Me Make Friends!"




BIG SWIM AT ASPHALT GREEN

THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015
DOORS OPEN AT 11:00 A.M.

Celebrate the joy of swimming at THE BIG SWIM! The Big Swim event this Saturday at Asphalt Green!
All children aged 6 -12 are welcome to attend **you must register!

The Big swim is a free swim meet and fundraising benefit that supports Asphalt Green's Fit Kids Fit City campaign.  The Big Swim takes place every year in the spring.  This year, Asphalt Green's Fit Kids Fit City campaign will transform the lives of 31,000 New York City kids through sports and fitness with programs like Waterproofing.  Our Waterproofing program provides free swim instruction and water safety training t NYC public school children.

Date:    This Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:    Doors open at 11:00 a.m.; 11:30 is the Olympic exhibition; 12 pm swim meet starts
Location:    Asphalt Green's AquaCenter, 1750 York Avenue, New York, NY

**HERE IS THE ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK:  YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND!
https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1719&smid=6289
or contact 646-981-2334

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THE DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

DUKE ELLINGTON'S 116TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT
Saturday, April 25 from 1 to 3 pm
 Duke Ellington Statue, 110th St. @Fifth Ave., Rain or Shine


Please join MERCEDES ELLINGTON as we celebrate The Maestro,
plus the 100th birthdays of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Billy Strayhorn – plus the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton and Tito Puente!

Statue NYC

The celebratory entertainment is provided by vocalists Antoinette Montague and 
Marion Cowings, tap dancers Tony Waag and students from The American Tap Dance Foundation/Tap City, dancer Alec Cowings, and the Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Bobby Sanabria.

Come one, come all for a great day of music and celebration!

The mission of THE DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS is 
to preserve, promote and further the music and philosophy 
of this American genius through performance and education. 
Please see us at www.thedukeellingtoncenter.org and Like us on Face Book: www.facebook.com/TheDukeEllingtonCenter

Duke-Ellington



BOX OUT BULLYING

PARENT WORKSHOP / SHOW  AT PS/MS 108

JOIN US ON MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 AT PS/MS 108
STARTING AT 8:40 A.M.
FOR A SPECIAL PARENT PRESENTATION ON THE PROGRAM...

BOX OUT BULLYING


 District 4 Parent Wide Events

April 30, 2015    Time:   9:30     Location:    El MUSEO DEL BARRIO - 1230 5TH Ave
Topic:              District Wide Parent Information Session:
                        "Storytelling at El Museo Del Barrio"
                         Parents will enjoy stories from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the 
                         Latino communities and will explore the richness of their cultures by 
                        learning about life-changing experiences, customs & traditions.
                




Dear Parents and Guardians of our students in grades 6, 7, and 8,

How would you and your child like the opportunity to learn professionally
lead Ballet dance, Jazz dance and or Modern dance....
ALL FOR FREE!!!!   Along with free, new dance shoes???

Well here is a chance of a life time for your child.
The YMCA Afterschool is offering professionally lead
Ballet dance on Mondays, Jazz dance on Wednesday, and
Modern dance on Friday to all 6-8th grades students in their afterschool

These dance classes are taught by a professional dance instructor with 12 years of experience and has worked
and performed in locations such as Lincoln Center, Cath's Dance studio, AGBU Antrania Armenian Dance ensemble and has toured many states.

How can you pass this opportunity by.

If you are interested in having your child attend the YMCA afterschool program which is located at the Tito puente Educational complex (TAG) located on
109 street, between 2nd and 3rd ave,
Please stop by the TAG school to get an application or you can email
JGROSSO@ymcanyc.org for an
electronic copy of the application.
They also pick up the students straight from PS.MS 108 and walk them to the afterschool program.  Just take a moment to go and check it out.


PS/MS 108 CELL PHONE POLICY 2014-15

STUDENT CELL PHONES ARE NOT
TO BE ACTIVATED DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.


STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING CELL PHONES CAPABLE OF RECORDING AND /OR SENDING AN IMAGE WHILE ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, OR WHILE INVOLVED IN ANY SCHOOL RELATED ACTIVITY.

ATTENDANCE AND LATENESS 2014-15

SCHOOL BEGINS PROMTLY AT 8:10 AM
 MONDAY TO FRIDAY

STUDENTS MUST BRING A NOTE TO SCHOOL FOLLOWING AN ABSENCE.

INCLEMENT WEATHER~RAINING/FREEZING
Please remember that all students should have 2-3 just right books in their backpack to read EVERYDAY!
Raining/Freezing~Dismissal Reminder:
Pre-K, K, 1st  and 2nd Graders will be dismissed in the cafeteria~
Ms. Patino/Ms. Murphy or designee.

3rd -5th Graders will be dismissed from the 109th St. small yard ~
Ms. Medina/Ms. Kearns or designee.

6th-8th Graders are dismissed from the 108th St. small yard~
Ms. Tegano/Mr. Lamarre or designee.

         We need your cooperation in ensuring SAFETY always!!
 

P.S./M.S. 108 is participating in the BOX TOPS EDUCATION program.

    Box Tops helps schools earn money to buy supplies.  These box tops can be found in many products such as cereal boxes, bags of snacks, soup labels, cake boxes etc.  
    Please send your clipped Box Tops in with your child, or drop them off in the drop box located in the main lobby. Thank you for your support.

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**** Important Notice****
All new and returning faculty: Please log in to your E-Chalk accounts and update your profile to reflect your current position and contact information. Thank You.

Gentle Reminder: Please check your E-chalk email daily.
Please check your E-chalk email daily for changes and upcoming events!!!

Need Help:
If you need any assistance please contact Ms. Gerstenblatt in the library or email her at:
RGerstenblatt@108m.org

From the Librarian

Welcome to the new website for PS 108. I look forward to moving our school onto the superinformation highway of the 21st Century.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 29
District 4 Science Fair 4:30 pm @ Tito Puente Educational complex
Thursday, April 30
Poem in a Pocket Day
Monday, May 11
BOX OUT BULLYING PARENT WORKSHOP/ SHOW @ PS/MS 108
8:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Wednesday, May 13
Ramapo For Children Parent Workshop @PS/MS 108 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Help Me Get Through My Day! Calming Strategies to Help Families Relax
PARENT / TEACHER EVENING CONFERENCES
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Weather

Today, 4/25/2015
High: 59 Low: 42
Mostly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/26/2015
High: 60 Low: 44
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.