The Fresh Air Fund- Summer Camp Programs

THE FRESH AIR FUND SUMMER CAMP 2014
The FRESH AIR FUND summer camp program is currently holding registration events in New York City.  If you would like to register your child(ren) at one of these events, please be sure to bring the following information:
  • Medical Insurance or Medicaid Card
  • Public Assistance Information (if applicable)
  • Copy of your child's physical examination signed by a physician
  • Three emergency contact names and phone numbers
  • Please bring your child or children with you to register!

The Fresh Air Fund -Open House Events Location and Dates are as follow:
633 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Contact number: 1-800-367-0003

  • SATURDAYS- APRIL 19 & 26 from 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
  • Spring Break Registration Event- Monday - Friday, April 14-18 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Fresh Air Fund Summer camp has programs for sleep away camp and day camp for young children and teens.  Please visit their web site to find out more about their program and the wonderful opportunity that they offer.  Pleas don't wait till its to late to register.  Stops do fill up quickly.
Go online and print out the Fresh Air Fund application - fill it out - one for each child, bring it along with you along with the above mentioned when you go to register your child(ren)
Visit the Fresh Air Fund web site : www.freshair.org/

Daily Announcements


Family Activities- Save the Dates

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, FROM 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
STREET GAMES- Bringing Classic Back
Thomas Jefferson Park, 114th Street and 1st Avenue *rain or shine event
Activities include- Stickball,Double Dutch, Pogo sticks, New York Red Bulls Skills Challenge, Soap Box Derby, Kickball, Street Hockey, Handball, Ultimate Disc, Wheelchair Basketball, Learn to Skateboard and Ride your Bike.  Live Performances by Dance Theater of Harlem and much more.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, AT 2:00 P.M.
LIBRARY FOR ALL- PRESENTS TORI CORN, CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR
children's author Tori Corn will share how her books inspire children to become empowered, independent thinkers with a story reading and illustration activity to follow.
Location:  KINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORE, AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, BETWEEN 40TH AND 41ST STREETS.

FREE Tennis Clinics- Every Friday!! -
Till May 23rd, 2014

Union Settlement Association is offering FREE Tennis lesson to students 11-14 years of age.
Professional-level tennis training at the beautiful SPORTIME RANDALL'S ISLAND TENNIS CENTER
Open to all skill levels.
Food, Equipment and transportation to and from Randall's Island will be provided.
UNION SETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION
237 East 104th Street, between 2nd & 3rd Avenue
Pick up is at 7:00 p.m. at Union Settlement and Drop off at Union Settlement will be at 9:30 p.m.
Please contact Nadine Evans at 646-245-5365 or Joselinne Minaya at 347-203-7605 for more information about registration.  **Please don't wait till Friday to get more information.


PRE-KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS
WEDNESDAY APRIL 23, 2014

If you live in New York City and your child is turning 4 years old in 2014, it's time to think about applying to pre-kindergarten!, but don't' think to long...Last Day to Register your child is Wednesday, APRIL 23, 2014.
You can apply online or in person at an ENROLLMENT OFFICE. Do not submit an application by mail or directly to a school.
Admission is NOT first-come, first-served.  All applications received by the deadline are treated the same, according to standard pre-k admissions priorities.

Please visit one of the enrollment offices in - Manhattan. Offices locations are as follow:
333 Seventh Avenue (12th floor), NYC.  Telephone: 718-935-2383
388 West 125th street, (7th floor), NYC Telephone: 718-935-2385

Or visit www.schools.nyc.gov  to apply online for Pre-K programs,or to find an enrollment offices within the five boroughs and get more information regarding the process.


WISHING ALL OUR FAMILIES A HAPPY AND HEALTHY
SPRING BRING!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE
ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014.


SAVE THE DATE
Ramapo For Children Presents...... PARENTS AS LEADERS WORKSHOP
FREE TO ATTEND
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
PS/MS 108
1615 MADISON AVENUE
NEW YORK CITY

The "Parent as Leaders" 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.

With over 90 years of experience in direct service and training programs, Ramapo for Children has developed a unique ability to create inclusive environments that promote positive behavioral change, foster skill development, and help support learning and personal growth.

Please make every effort to attend this special and important workshop.  If you have any questions, Please feel free to contact Mrs. Adelina Murphy, Parent Coordinator at 347-563-5289 or via email at Amurphy18@108m.org
We look forward to having you and your family spend the morning with us on May 8th, 2014.

 


SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM 2014
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers work experience, teaches valuable employment skills, and provides youth with a summer income.  SYEP educational activities will enhance youth's summer experience, allowing them to develop career awareness, understanding of personal money management and work-related social skills.

SYEP is open to all New York City residents between ages 14-24, as of July 1st, 2014.
To apply for Summer Youth Employment Program 2014 visit:  www.nyc.gov/dycd and complete the application online.

The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, April 25, 2014
**Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
**If you are selected for SYEP you will be notified by the SYEP provider and will be asked to submit additional documentation - **visit web site for list and additional information


PS/MS 108'S FAMILY MUSEUM MISSION 2013-14

ALL FAMILIES ARE URGED TO VISIT THE WEBSITE


WWW.NYCGO.COM

CLICK FREE  
FREE EVENTS, MUSEUM VISITS OR FAMILY OUTINGS


FOR THE BEST OF EVERYTHING FREE FOR YOU TO ENJOY WITH YOUR FAMILIES!!!!

SUBMIT PICTURES OF ACTIVITIES THAT YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN TO BE DISPLAYED ON
THE PS/MS 108 FAMILY COMMUNITY HALL OF EVENTS
THAT WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE FIRST FLOOR.


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!!
 

Dear PS/MS 108 Families,
 
PS/MS 108 has purchased Ticket to Read for all students in grades Pre K – 8.
 
Your child is participating in the fun and easy-to-use Ticket to Read® online reading program. This program is designed to help improve your child’s reading skills in phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. It will motivate your child to spend additional time practicing these important reading skills.
 
You can access Ticket to Read from any computer with an Internet connection. Go to http://www.tickettoread.com.
 
Encourage your child to spend at least 15–30 minutes three times a week in Ticket to Read. As your child successfully completes the sessions, he or she will be able to play in an online clubhouse or with some virtual toys. You will receive information about your child’s progress in the program from their teacher, and you can also check progress by logging in and reviewing the amount of time spent and activities completed.
 
 
Join your child online in Ticket to Read and see them achieve success in reading!
 
To log in, use your child’s User ID and Password provided by their teacher.
 
Your Child’s Username:______________________________________________
 
Password:_________________________________________________
 
If you lose your child’s username or password, please contact our librarian
Ms Gerstenblatt at RGerstenblatt@108m.org
 
This program is designed to enhance our reading program. I look forward to continued reading achievement for all of our children.
 
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Machicote

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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 23
Students Report back to School
STUDENTS & STAFF
REPORT BACK-
NORMAL SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 24
Parent Association 2013-14 Meeting
9:00 AM
Friday, April 25
PA Spring Jam For Middle School Students
Parent Association will host a Spring Jam with music, games and fun activities for our currently registered Middle School Students.  Tickets sold during Middle School lunch periods on 4-23, 24, 25.
School Leadership Team Meetings 2013-14
Monday, April 28
School Implementation Team Meetings 2013-14
3:00 PM

Weather

Today, 4/23/2014
High: 58 Low: 41
Breezy
12% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 62 Low: 43
Sunny
0% chance of precipitation.