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NEWS

Save the Date for our Annual Spring Gala, May 8th, at Maiella. Click here for details: psis78ptaspringgala.mydagsite.com. We need volunteers, please email Jaclyn: jaclyn@psis78pta.org to inquire about how you can help. Please download the Sponsorship and Auction Form Packet and send to anyone you know that can donate to our spring auction. The form is also fillable online. You can also scroll down for more Spring Gala details.

Tickets to the Yankees vs. Orioles Game, Sunday, April 30 available for the PS/IS 78Q community - $48 each! Sit in Section 308 with PS/IS 78Q baseball fans! Click here to purchase tickets.

ORACLE CLUB ESTATE SALE - 20% of purchases to be donated to school! We are saddened that Oracle Club, library and gathering space for local artists created by PS/IS78 parents Julian Tepper and Jenna Gribbon is closing. An estate sale will be held on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th, featuring many beautiful, antique and artful pieces. Julian and Jenna have generously offered that 20% of any purchase by a PS/IS78 parent will be donated to the PTA. If you've been looking for a unique piece for your home, then you are in luck! You can decorate your home and support our school! Click here for a list of items. The Oracle Club is located 10-41 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. Please email julian.tepper@gmail.com with any questions about the estate sale.

2017 Healthy Kids Day, Saturday April 29, 10AM-3PM LIC YMCA - free. Click here for the flyer and here for the map.

Learning Leaders is closing its doors due to lack of funding. Those of you who are already trained are still eligible to continue working in the school. Anyone who went through training in January will be eligible to work as soon as the background checks have cleared and badges have been sent. The school will notify you to schedule your times to work. This will not affect daily recess. We have had positive feedback on the program so far and appreciate all of your patience as we all establish schedules and routines to help daily recess run smoothly. We will need our current Learning Leaders to work whenever possible to help us out. The school administration will be looking into options for the future in order to grow our parent volunteer program.

New Years Wellness Initiative: We are so excited to announce our partnership with OurHarvest, an amazing farmers market delivery service that is based in Long Island City.

Check out The Morning Bell, the DOE’s new official blog. Featuring news, tips, and profiles of the students, educators, staff, and programs at work in City schools, The Morning Bell keeps readers up-to-date about the exciting things happening inside our classrooms every day.

Shutterfly Fundraiser! The PTA will earn a 13% commission when customers click through the PS/IS 78Q PTA storefront and make a purchase at Shutterfly, TinyPrints, Wedding Paper Divas & BorrowLenses, so please share the link with your friends and family.

We need Volunteers! We kindly ask that every family volunteer at least two hours per month for the school. Please read on and fill out the Volunteer form.

NEWS

Save the Date for our Annual Spring Gala, May 8th, at Maiella. Click here for details: psis78ptaspringgala.mydagsite.com. We need volunteers, please email Jaclyn: jaclyn@psis78pta.org to inquire about how you can help. Please download the Sponsorship and Auction Form Packet and send to anyone you know that can donate to our spring auction. The form is also fillable online. You can also scroll down for more Spring Gala details.

Tickets to the Yankees vs. Orioles Game, Sunday, April 30 available for the PS/IS 78Q community - $48 each! Sit in Section 308 with PS/IS 78Q baseball fans! Click here to purchase tickets.

ORACLE CLUB ESTATE SALE - 20% of purchases to be donated to school! We are saddened that Oracle Club, library and gathering space for local artists created by PS/IS78 parents Julian Tepper and Jenna Gribbon is closing. An estate sale will be held on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th, featuring many beautiful, antique and artful pieces. Julian and Jenna have generously offered that 20% of any purchase by a PS/IS78 parent will be donated to the PTA. If you've been looking for a unique piece for your home, then you are in luck! You can decorate your home and support our school! Click here for a list of items. The Oracle Club is located 10-41 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. Please email julian.tepper@gmail.com with any questions about the estate sale.

2017 Healthy Kids Day, Saturday April 29, 10AM-3PM LIC YMCA - free. Click here for the flyer and here for the map.

Learning Leaders is closing its doors due to lack of funding. Those of you who are already trained are still eligible to continue working in the school. Anyone who went through training in January will be eligible to work as soon as the background checks have cleared and badges have been sent. The school will notify you to schedule your times to work. This will not affect daily recess. We have had positive feedback on the program so far and appreciate all of your patience as we all establish schedules and routines to help daily recess run smoothly. We will need our current Learning Leaders to work whenever possible to help us out. The school administration will be looking into options for the future in order to grow our parent volunteer program.

We are so excited to announce our partnership with OurHarvest, an amazing farmers market delivery service that is based in Long Island City.

Check out The Morning Bell, the DOE’s new official blog. Featuring news, tips, and profiles of the students, educators, staff, and programs at work in City schools, The Morning Bell keeps readers up-to-date about the exciting things happening inside our classrooms every day.

Shutterfly Fundraiser! The PTA will earn a 13% commission when customers click through the PS/IS 78Q PTA storefront and make a purchase at Shutterfly, TinyPrints, Wedding Paper Divas & BorrowLenses, so please share the link with your friends and family.

We need Volunteers! We kindly ask that every family volunteer at least 2 hours per month for the school. Please read on and fill out the Volunteer form.

SPRING GALA

Last year, this event was our most successful fundraiser, with a net profit of $40,000. Family members and friends in the LIC community came together for a fun night out to benefit our school. The evening will again feature delicious cuisine, open bar with wine and well drinks, live music, silent auction and door prizes.

Let's make this year our best year yet and raise enough money to continue our wonderful programs, including our recess pilot program, and add more wonderful enrichment opportunities for all students! We are all members of the PTA, and the more money we raise, the more influence we can have over our children's education experiences!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Volunteer! Help us solicit and organize auction items and help create our gala program. We know your time is valuable so we will work around your schedules! Sponsorship and Auction Form Packet

Ideas for Auction items:

We need people to canvas Long Island City Businesses to help secure valuable donations! Donate! Every donation, no matter the size, is the key to the auction’s success. Your donation is tax deductible.

Attend! Tickets will be sold for $95 in advance, $65 for Teachers and Administration, $115 at the door-invite friends and family! We need to sell at least 150 tickets to help cover our costs!

Linked here is our Sponsorship and Auction Form Packet which can be emailed or printed for anyone to solicit monetary donations and/or silent auction items. It is also fillable online.

Please contact Genevieve Bernier genevieve@psis78pta.org or Bree Chambers bree@psis78pta.org if you are interested in helping!

We look forward to a very exciting event this spring. We cannot do it without your passion and generosity! THANK YOU!

NEW YEARS WELLNESS INITIATIVE

We are so excited to announce our partnership with OurHarvest an amazing farmers market delivery service that is based in Long Island City.

OurHarvest has set PS/IS 78 up with an ambassador coupon code and tracking page. They will be donating 3% of sales to the PTA of PS/IS78 (up to a total spend per person of $5,000). The coupon code PSIS78 will give every member of our community 25% off your first order and free delivery. Anyone who uses that code will be automatically counted in the 3% donation program going forward (you will only be able to use the coupon once, but you will be able to automatically track all future orders). Click here to start now.

OurHarvest is launching delivery in LIC on Monday evenings with two delivery windows 5-7pm and 7-9pm, and our first delivery date is this coming Monday, January 9th.

The is a wonderful way to get our children fresh fruits and vegetables, support our local community and raise money for our school.

Please feel free to share on your personal FB pages as the discount is for all LIC families!

PS/IS 78Q

48-09 Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11109

Co-President:Bree Chambers
Co-President:Genevieve Bernier
Co-Vice President:Anastasia Athanasiou
Co-Vice President:Jaclyn Bowdren
Treasurer:Jennifer Malinowski
Secretary:Lilly Rojas
Principal:Louis Pavone
Assistant Principal:Deana Rombone
Parent Coordinator: Claudia Lieto-Mckenna, email address: clietomckenna@school.nyc.gov

About PS/IS 78Q PTA

The PS/IS 78Q Parent Teachers Association, founded in June of 2008, is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization established to help support the PS/IS 78 Robert F. Wagner Jr. public school located in Long Island City, Queens. Every parent or primary caregiver of a child who attends PS/IS 78Q is a member of the PTA.

We remain committed to enriching the learning experiences of our children. This year, not only do we want to continue funding the efforts we have supported in the past, our goal is to also seek out and provide new opportunities for our children.

Mission Statement: The PS/IS 78Q PTA is committed to academic excellence, creativity, and wellness. We aim to create an environment that sparks intellectual curiosity by fostering the social, moral, physical, and emotional development of each child. We strive to build a strong and engaged parent community to support the efforts and vision of our school.

Currently Funded Programs:

Goals:

PS78 PTA Membership

What is the PTA? The main purpose of the Parent Teacher Association is to support the school and, therefore, benefit your child. As a parent, guardian or person in parental relation to a child in the school, you are a member of the PTA.

But there are many more PTA advantages:

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