Daily Announcements

               




                 



RAMAPO FOR CHILDREN PRESENTS,
PARENTS AS LEADERS WORKSHOP
                                                     
OCTOBER 29, 2014 @ 8:45 A.M.

Join us on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:45 a.m., for a Wonderful and Inspiring Parent Workshop presented by Ramapo for Children.  Ramapo for Children has over 90 years of experience in direct service and training programs. 
They have developed a unique ability to create inclusive environments that promote positive behavioral change, foster skill development, and help support learning and personal growth.

The Parents as Leader Workshop will provide parents and caregivers with specific skills and strategies for connecting with your child to inspire behavioral change.  During the workshop, parents and caregivers will learn:

*Techniques to positively and proactively increase your child's ability to follow directions
*Tools for communicating with your child such as non-verbal cues, using visuals, and providing step-by-step instructions
*Strategies for preventing and de-escalating conflicts that may arise at home
*How to set limits, expectations, and routines to help households run more smoothly.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Murphy, your parent coordinator if you have any questions or would like more information. 

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.

ARIS Parent Link  https://www.arisnyc.org/parentlink

A new online tool that will help families follow their child's academic progress and collaborate with teachers to address students academic strengths and weaknesses. 

Mrs. Murphy and Ms. Gerstenblatt are the ARIS Parent Link Liasons and they will be doing Aris Parent Link Meetings throughout the year to assist and guide parents as needed.

Families will be able to use Parent Link at home and in conferences with teachers to view detailed information about their children including information about:
                 
       Attendance
     
       Course grades        
       Scores on State Tests      
       Diagnostic Assessment

Families will be able to view Parent Link from any computer with Internet access. It is available in nine languages.

To log in to ARIS Parent Link, you must enter both a valid Student ID and ARIS Parent Link password. 

Please keep your login information in a safe place to protect your child's private information.

INCLEMENT WEATHER~RAINING/FREEZING
When the weather is inclement (raining/freezing) students will be indoors for morning lineup. Please remember that all students should have 2-3 just right books in their backpack to read EVERYDAY!
 
Also, during cold or inclement weather 1st  and 2nd Graders will be dismissed in the cafeteria, 3rd Graders are dismissed from assigned stairwells.  Families picking up 3rd Graders are strongly urged to report to their assigned door via the small yard.  It becomes a safety hazard when adults are waiting in the 3rd grade stairwells. 4th Graders and up are dismissed from their regular dismissal areas.

         We need your cooperation in ensuring SAFETY always!!
 

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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, October 29
Ramapo Parent Workshop
8:45 AM
All families are invited to attend a parent skills training
Thursday, October 30
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Chorus and Hispanic students will perform at 9:30am and again at 1:30pm
Friday, October 31
Happy Halloween

Pre-K, K and 1st Grade Costume Parade
2:00 PM
Students will showcase their costumes to all early childhood families.
Tuesday, November 4
Election Day
School is closed for students
Remember to VOTE

Weather

Today, 10/25/2014
High: 66 Low: 51
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/26/2014
High: 62 Low: 53
Partly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.