Monday is the 40th Day of School/School Spirit Day!

This Monday, November 3, is the 40th Day of School/School Spirit Day at P.S. 40! Help you children show their school pride by wearing a P.S. 40 t-shirt, making one themselves, or wearing red on that day. The school store will be open tomorrow during drop-off and pick-up if you’d like to buy a P.S. 40 shirt.

Kids Art Fundraiser order forms due this Monday

A friendly reminder that Kids Art Original Works orders are due on Monday, November 3rd! We will be in the cafeteria on Friday at drop-off (and shortly thereafter) to answer questions and/or provide extra order forms, guidelines and paper in case you’d like to create a replacement or additional piece of art over the weekend.

This is a great opportunity to cross some people off your holiday shopping list and contribute to our school.

Heather (heather.levitt@gmail.com) and Enslow Kable (enslow@elevene.com)
Kids Art Original Works Co-Chairs
Upcoming Dates/Events:

40th Day of School/School Spirit Day: November 3
Election Day: No school – November 4
Executive Board meeting: November 5
Lower Grade Potluck Dinner: November 7
Veterans Day: No school – November 11
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Half day for students – November 13
Upper Grade Potluck Dinner: November 14
Winter care Packages collection: November 17 – 21
PTA meeting: November 19
Thanksgiving break: November 27 – 28

Lost & Found – Come Take a Look for your Items

Please come take a look in the cafeteria this week at all the items that have been collecting in the Lost & Found since the first day of school to see if any belong to your family.

These items will stay in the cafeteria until Friday, October 31st and then they will be donated to a charity so please be sure to stop by.

Fright Night Reminders

We’re almost all set for Fright Night tonight!

We’d like to remind everyone of a few things:

  • Please enter through the 19th Street entrance of the school when coming to Fright Night, starting at 6pm.
  • Please drop off baked goods before 5pm. Come to the 20th Street entrance and ring the bell to the left of the left-hand door.
  • Families with Pre-K – 2nd graders can enter for Fright Night starting from 6 – 7pm, 3rd – 5th grade families can enter starting after 7pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all then!

Volunteering for Fright Night set-up and bringing children

We just wanted to take a second to clarify a potential misunderstanding concerning Fright Night and Haunted House volunteers during set up. During set up, this is one of the rare occasions that we suggest you leave the kiddies at home.

Children are not going to be permitted to work in the Haunted House. The Haunted House team feels that the construction and set up is not safe for them. If you’re signed up to work the Haunted House and expect to include your children, we’re very sorry but we’re going to ask you to leave your children at home. We hope this isn’t too disruptive.

As for general set up, children are permitted but we do not have a great deal of kid-friendly activities and we really need grown-up help and attention to get everything together. We suggest you leave you children at home, especially the little ones who get bored and antsy quickly.

With all of your amazing support, Fright Night will be open and ready to entertain at 6pm on Saturday.

And again, we hope this isn’t too disappointing or inconvenient to you!

If you have any question please feel free to write to Carla (ps40carla@gmail.com) or Florie (ps40florie@gmail.com).

Have questions about Kids Art Fundraiser sent home yesterday?

Have questions about Kids Art? Want to see product samples? Do you have a child not at P.S. 40 who would love to participate? Next week, Kids Art representatives will be in the cafeteria and on 19th St.to help with these and other questions you may have. Please stop by!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – in the cafeteria, 8am – 9am
Tuesday, Thursday – on 19th Street, 8am – 8:30am

Heather (heather.levitt@gmail.com) and Enslow (enslow@elevene.com)
Co-Chairs of Kids Art

Barnes & Noble Fundraising Event ends this Saturday

The last day to shop for the Barnes & Noble Bookfair is Saturday, October 25! Remember, you can use the special P.S. 40 ID code in store or online for any items (not just kids books).

P.S. 40 families have generously purchased many teacher wish list books, but there are still many available for those who have not yet had a chance to stop by the Union Square store. Just ask any employee working in the children’s department to get the cart for you if it is not out when you go. The books are designated by classes so feel free to purchase any items you want from the cart and give them directly to your child’s teacher.

Need a little extra incentive to get to the store on Saturday? Barnes & Noble is hosting a free magic show on the 4th floor at 2 p.m. to promote the latest edition of Kate Egan’s Magic Shop Series.  Fun for the whole family!

Please remember to use Bookfair ID #11395183 when checking out so that P.S. 40 will get a percentage of your purchase!

Thank you!

Sara (sarajanesteinberg@yahoo.com) and Tracey (ps40tracey@gmail.com)

Volunteers needed Saturday for Fright Night!

This coming Saturday Oct 25th Is FRIGHT NIGHT!!!

Fright Night is a rocking Halloween Party but we need everyone’s participation to make it THE BEST!

The Haunted House needs LOADS of grownup help! Please come on Friday to build the haunted house and Saturday to dress up and work during the event! P.S. 40 dads, Chris Bierlein and Terry Brennan, need your help to make it the most awesome ever. Sign up through the link below and if you have questions email Chris- ps40chrisbierlein@gmail.com

We need people to set up, run booths, work the food sales, help with the school store and clean up. Please click on this sign-up genius to take a shift! As with any community event – it takes everyone’s help to make it the best!!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094EADA822A0FE3-fright/21936490

We need baked goods to sell- as always, no nuts! Please bring your contribution to the cafeteria before 5pm on Saturday, which will be greatly appreciated.

If you have finished, cardboard paper towel rolls, we would LOVE them – we’re planning some surprise decorations!

Here are some other important things to know about Fright Night:

Fright Night 6pm-9pm is P.S. 40’s annual Halloween party complete with games, rides, food, a kicking haunted house, DJ, dancing and MORE! Don’t miss a second of the fun!! Pre-K through 2nd grade families can enter starting from 6 – 7pm, 3rd – 5th grade families can enter from 7 – 9 pm.

Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria and the 19th Street side starting TODAY! Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

All entries for the pumpkin carving competition are due in the cafeteria by 5pm – the winners will be announced at 8pm.

Last but not least,

Please reach out to us if you have any questions, ps40Carla@gmail.com and ps40Florie@gmail.com

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser through October 25!

Help us reach our Barnes & Noble fundraising goal this week!

Thank you to all who came out to our Barnes & Noble kickoff event this past Saturday.  We made over $9000 in purchases by using the special P.S. 40 Bookfair ID number!  P.S. 40 will earn 15% of any in-store purchases made this week.  BUT, if we reach our in-store goal of $10,000 by Saturday, October 25, we will increase our earnings to 20% of all in-store purchases!

There is still time to reach our in-store sales goal.  Please encourage your friends and family to use the # 11395183 Bookfair ID number at any B&N location.

Many of the teachers’ wish lists still have not been fulfilled.  The wishlist cart is stocked with items at the Union Square Barnes and Noble (on the 2nd floor).  Just ask any employee working in the children’s department to get you the P.S. 40 Teacher Wishlist cart if it is not out when you go.  The books on the cart are designated by classes so feel free to purchase any items you want from the cart and give them directly to your child’s teacher.

When you make your purchases, please make sure that your receipt reflects the bookfair identification # 11395183  at the top.

All online purchases using the special P.S. 40 Bookfair ID number also provide us with 10% of sales.  When purchasing online, once you reach the “Payment” page, scroll to the very bottom and click “check this box if this is a bookfair order”.  Input Bookfair ID # 11395183 as directed.  For a complete list of wish list items, go to ps40.org and click on the Barnes & Noble Teacher Wishlist button on the left side of the page.

Many thanks for your support!

If you have any questions, please contact S

Fright Night is next Saturday – Find out more & volunteers greatly needed!

Dear P.S. 40!

I hope you have your costumes picked out and you’re ready for the biggest, best Fright Night EVER!!

Saturday Oct 25th from 6pm-9pm is P.S. 40’s annual Halloween party complete with games, rides, food, a kicking haunted house, DJ, dancing and MORE! Don’t miss a second of the fun!! Pre-K through 2nd grade families can enter starting from 6 – 7pm, 3rd – 5th grade families can enter from 7 – 9 pm.

Here are some important things to know about Fright Night:

Tickets are on sale at the school store and the 19th Street side starting Monday the 20th! Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

The Haunted House is toned down and open to Pre-K – 2nd grade exclusively from 6pm-7pm and it kicks up after 7pm for 3rd – 5th graders. We need LOADS of help with the haunted house, please sign up to help! It is SO much fun!

All entries for the pumpkin carving competition are due in the cafeteria by 5pm – the winners will be announced at 8pm.

We need your help! We need people to set up, help in the haunted house, run booths, work the food sales, help with the school store and clean up. We also need a few extra parents to work as chaperones and keep an eye on the crowd. Please click on this sign-up genius to take a job! As with any community event – it takes everyone’s help to make it the best!!

Sign Up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094EADA822A0FE3-fright/21936490

If you have finished, cardboard paper towel rolls, we would LOVE them – we’re planning some surprise decorations!

Last but not least, we need baked goods to sell- as always, no nuts! Please bring your contribution to the cafeteria before 5pm on Saturday, which will be greatly appreciated.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions, ps40carla@gmail.com and ps40Florie@gmail.com

THANK YOU!

Florie and Carla