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Why We Give!

General Information

  
 
DreamBox Learning 
 
Keep your child's math skills sharp this summer! 
Check out six easy ways to think in numbers - HERE
 
Please note that all students have access to DreamBox already through our school account all summer long.

      
 
Thank you to all who participated in the Math-A-Thon!
 
Our school has raised over $68,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over the last four years. We are one of the top 100 schools for money raised in the nation!

   
Book Fair Time! 
 
May 23-May 31
See class schedule  HERE
 
Basia needs help! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read.
 
Sign up HERE and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

  
 
BAND & CHORAL CONCERTS

Thursday, May 18th (3rd-5th grade) at 6:00 - 7:30 PM
 Thursday, May 25th  (6th-8th grade) at 6:30 - 7:30 PM*
K,1st and 2nd - dates will be announced shortly... stay tuned

* Additionally Art Show will be going on for 6th - 8th grades Thursday May 25th 6:30-7:30

   
   
New York State Exams

Science Written Exam on June 5
(for 4th and 8th grades ONLY)


*New York State (NYS) grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) has been COMPLETED

*New York State (NYS) grades 3–8 Math has been COMPLETED 

Here are some tips to help with test anxiety from our Guidance Counselors - Test Anxiety.pptx  

 

Attention: 8th GRADERS and PARENTS


On May 21, Kaplan is holding our annual 5 Borough 
FREE SHSAT Practice
5 Borough SHSAT Practice Test Sat 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
131 West 56th Street New York, NY (Location in Manhattan)
Looking to apply to a Specialized High School? Take a new SHSAT practice test to see how you would do. Visit kaptest.com/shsat5 to sign up.
It’s free to attend, but space is limited. 


      
Book Club with Terri

Next meeting date: TBD 
276 Auditorium

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd (full text at the link).
First meeting 5/5: Chapters 1-3 

  
School Cell Phone Policy
 
PLEASE! Do not call or text your child during the school day. If your child needs to be in touch with you, they need to use the school phones. 
It is school policy that students do not use cell phones during the day. 

 
  
School Newspaper 
 
  It features columns such as Comics, Current Events, Hobby Corner, Spotlight, Poetry, and so much more.
Be sure to check it out! TheBatteryNews.com 

 
Math Tutoring at LUNCH
 
Rooms #804 and #809
(by National Junior Honor Society)
Contact Carmen Robles for details.  

  
 
 Social Justice Reading for Middle School

Social justice reading list for middle-graders: Is your child taking an interest in social justice and political activism? Check out this
 list of eight novels with social justice themes for middle-graders »
You can also find some great book recommendations on this
 reading list of children's books about refugees »

Newspaper for Kids

A newspaper for kids: If you want to help your child follow the news, but he or she has trouble reading adult newspapers, check out Time for kids » 
 
Talking to Kids about Racism

Talking to kids about racism: Racial tensions are running high in the United States. Racial tensions are running high in the United States. To learn more about the forms that racial bias can take in children,

 check out this blog post about talking to children about racism » 

  
 
New York City School Water
 
A note from Deputy Chancellor Rose followed by a detailed notice and Q&A regarding the specific number of lead elevations and the locations of the associated fixtures within our school building. 01 31 2017_M276 Backpack Letter.pdf 
 
Update as of March 14, 2017: Thorough lead testing of all water taps was completed in December. The results of those tests indicated that there were three sources of contamination -- one in a custodial closet and 2 of 3 spigots in one of the hand washing sinks in the cafeteria.  Those faucets have all been turned off. All other pipes in the building tested negative for lead and other contaminants. Our water is safe for drinking and hand washing!

PTA News

  
 
Digital Literacy and Citizenship at 276 
 
Digital citizenship aims to redefine the way kids engage with technology by empowering teachers, parents and students to be safer online. To read more from Terri about why explicitly teaching our community about digital literacy is important - click HERE
 
Check out Common Sense Media's Family Tip Sheets 

     

Latest PTA Update: 

The good news:  the generosity of our parents helps fund critical programming and enrichment for the direct benefit of our children.

The bad news: we have a deficit of $189,000 for the 2017/2018 school year.

What this means: If we can't close the gap by June 30, we will need to eliminate some of these programs for your children in the fall. 

 
For programs descriptions, click HERE

   

PTA Nominations on Friday, June 9th!

PTA Nominations for Executive Board & SLT positions were due by May 12th.
Any PS/IS 276 parent is eligible to run for a PTA position.  This is a one year commitment.  
You can run for any position, even if someone is already running for it.
There are several positions that no parent has signed up for yet:
 
Vice President of Data Management manages annual collection of parent information for PTA database.
 
Recording Secretary records and distributes minutes of the monthly EB meetings and PTA GM meetings, prepares notices, agendas, and sign-in sheets for the meetings.
 
 Assistant Treasurer assists the Treasurer in monitoring, overseeing, and auditing revenues for PTA fundraising activities, as well as banking, record keeping and other duties the Treasurer may need.
 
Three (3) SLT (School Leadership Team) Positions are available.
For more information about officer positions see the PTA Bylaws, click HERE.

Please email nominations@bpcschool.org to nominate yourself or a friend or find out more information about the positions. 


276 Cares 
 
Last Wearable Collections: Monday, June 5th from 8-9am only in front of the school.  
 
Click here for donation details - Clothing, Textile, & Shoe Drive.
Please check the Lost and Found - all unclaimed items will be donated.  

      
 
Run for Knowledge 2017
 
 Friday, October 13, 2017 will be our 8th annual Run for Knowledge!

The planning  committee is currently seeking corporate sponsors - do you work for a corporation with an interest in supporting education and the Lower Manhattan community? If so, please contact our Sponsorship Directors, Christina Craig christina@cristeva.com and/or Lisa Johannessen LT1705@att.com with any information (such as company sponsorship contact name, etc.) you can share with them. Thank you!

If you would like to help out, please contact Brooke at R4K@bpcschool.org for info.    

 
  
Do you have a middle schooler and would like to be more involved?
 
Planning is underway for 3 Friday Night Middle School Social events for next year. 

Email middleschoolsocials@bpcschool.org to get involved and help plan our first open/gym board game night on 9/15 for the middle schoolers! 

     

The PTA needs volunteer help for some new committees!


Hospitality Committee- Do you love food? Help organize food at our events, including the PTA meetings, K & 1 welcome reception in the fall, coordinating baked goods for the teachers at Teacher Conference day. Email hospitality@bpcschool.org to join.

Halloween Dance Committee- Join this new committee to plan the 1st Halloween event for our school. Email pta@bpcschool.org to join.

Principal Terri's Blog

Click for my blog about schooling, kids, and 276.

  • Latest post (5/13): Nurse Elissa

To subscribe, click on the '+Follow' icon on the bottom right corner.  

This Month's Lunch Menu

May: K-8 Alternative Lunch Menu

Preview of June Menu HERE

Sliced pizza has been discontinued on Fridays for the remainder of this school year.

Manhattan Youth

  

A note from Cynthia

Our Athletic Awards Potluck is approaching. For those who don't know, this event is a celebration of all of our student-athletes this school year. After the awards ceremony, we turn to a slideshow of our teams at practices and games from the last year. If you have any pictures from IS 276 sporting events this year, please send those to me at your earliest convenience (as an attachment). Thank you!

PS/IS 276 Shopping Page

Shop & Earn $ for our school! 

Something New -> 15% Off All Recreational Classes at ICE

Valid: through 5/31/17

Support the Chargers!

Click here for game schedule!

Community

Yorkville East Middle School (YEMS) is offering soccer and wrestling clinics on Saturdays!

Open clinics on 5/20, and 5/27

10AM-2PM at 1458 York Avenue

The clinics are non-competitive, focused on skill development and building interest in the off season. If there is enough interest, they will continue into June. This is a drop-in program so there is no need to sign up.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out the Program Director at YEMS, Christine Pappas. She can be reached at Christine@ManhattanYouth.org or by phone at 646-306-2126.

Our Library

  

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Twitter @bpcschool_lib: General Library News 

Instagram @bpcschool.lib: Private account for school community only

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Our school earns up to 10% on every purchase. Every purchase made through this link supports our kids! 

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How To Help

    

To learn how you can get involved in other ways, click HERE or if you have any questions, please email volunteer@bpcschool.org